Ratings based on 183 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Dave from Whidbey Island, WA
Posted Oct 29, 2013
Outstanding small hotel, close to the important tourist attractions in Istanbul.
for Everyoneby T from Manchester
Friendly and helpful staff, great locationPosted Oct 27, 2013
Pros: Staff and rooftop garden
Cons: The bathtub was a bit shabby and in need of new sealant as there was evidence of some mold .
Location: From the hotel it is an easy walk to Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and markets as well as easy access to the tram
We stayed 2 nights at the Hotel Amira and loved it, especially the rooftop garden--what a beautiful view over the sea. From the hotel it is an easy walk to Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and markets as well as easy access to the tram. Our room was large and the beds comfortable. Hotel staff were excellent and very helpful. and even picked up our luggage from our last hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Istanbul.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Amazing Hotel! Beautiful and great staff!Posted Oct 23, 2013
Pros: The location and the staff
Location: Everything was so convenient and walking distances from the hotel.
The perfect Hotel, beautiful, clean, perfect location and the staff was unbelievable nice, well prepared and willing to make your stay the better experience, special thanks to Tina, she did an amazing job giving us her advises about places to go, visit and where to eat.
for Everyoneby forever 50! from london
Good location great staffPosted Oct 20, 2013
Pros: The staff and ambience
Cons: Main issue is some rooms don't have views but difficult to change that
Location: Very close to sultanahmet attractions and grand bazaar walkable. Taxis outside and staff always happy to hail one and give tips on good places to eat.
Hotel well placed for all major historical sites. Facilities good, especially lovely roof terrace with great views. Rooms well appointed but many don't have views and face inwards. Lovely breakfast and free afternoon tea a bonus. What really makes this hotel are the staff. They are all really friendly and really couldn't be more helpful, whether that is bringing food and drink to the terrace or giving tips on where to go and how to get there. Would definitely go back to this hotel.
for Everyoneby F. from New Zealand
Great location,walk to Sultanamet Square.Posted Oct 14, 2013
Pros: The relaxed but efficient atmosphere from front office staff to Vgur on the rooftop bar.
Location: A short walk through the small Bazaar accesses all the major attractions,Blue Mosque,Topkapi Palace,Grand Bazaar and efficient tram transport.
From the first moment the friendly staff treat you like royalty and the personal touches are very impressive.An excellent information and orientation session is provided by knowlegable staff on the lovely rooftop area with views of the Bosphorus on arrival.If you enjoy outstanding hospitality in a relaxed friendly environment Amira is for you. In common with most European boutique accomodation the bathrooms are small and rooms compact,but immaculately presented at Amira.
for Everyoneby Philip from Leeds, UK
An excellent hotel, well situated for sightseeing.Posted Oct 9, 2013
Pros: Well situated and clean and comfortable, with excellent staff.
Cons: Clearly the external traffic noise in some rooms is outwith the control of the hotel, however, this would be the only complaint.
Location: Less than 10 minutes stroll up the hill and you are at The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Cistern, Topkapi Palace and the tram stop.
The Hotel Amira is very well situated for visiting the historical sights - less than 10 minutes stroll up the hill and you are at The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. The bedrooms and public areas are well kept and the rooftop terrace/bar is a delight. The breakfast buffet is excellent, a good choice and kept well stocked throughout. Do not miss the complimentary afternoon tea - the cakes and fancies were gorgeous. The staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful. Always cheerful and welcoming. The only slight complaint is that two of our three rooms (which were at the reception level - floor 2), were a little noisy at times as they were on the corner of the road up the hill. All the traffic up to Sultanhamet uses this road and for some reason Istanbul drivers do like to use their horns. It was also possible to hear conversations taking place at the reception desk. The third room we had which was at the back of the hotel and a further floor up did not suffer from any noise nuisance. The slight noise nuisance did not detract unduly from what was a very enjoyable stay in a excellent and very well run establishment,
for Everyoneby StorytellerBill from Vancouver, Canada
Incredible Hospitality from an Incredible StaffPosted Oct 5, 2013
I would highly recommend this hotel, though I do so fearing that it will become too popular and loose some of its charm as a result. Regardless, it has wonderfully friendly and welcoming staff who went out of their way to make sure your stay was everything it should be. They have one of the best breakfast buffets I've ever seen, filed with lots of fresh foods. And the location is great—a short five minute walk to the Blue Mosque.
for Couplesby B
Delightful basePosted Oct 3, 2013
Pros: Situation, staff, comfort, breakfast.
Location: 5 minute stroll to Hippodrome, 15 minutes to Topkapi. 5 minutes to excellent fish restaurant, 15 minutes to street full of a variety of restaurants.
The hotel is conveniently placed near all major sites though in a quiet area. We chose it because of the superb reviews, and found them totally accurate. The most outstanding feature was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. We were promised that if we were in difficulty anywhere In the city we could phone and they would come to help! We didn't need to, but I am sure the promise would have been kept. Light sleepers might decline the huge and comfortable family room 501 because in the small hours the hum from the A/C unit serving the public rooms was disturbing, but it was readily turned off when the problem was mentioned. Excellent breakfast, welcome tea and cake every pm, reliable recommendations of tours and restaurants. Very good value. Look no further!
for Everyoneby Emma from San Diego
Nice hotel clise to Bazaar, Blue muskPosted Sep 29, 2013
Pros: Good service
Location: Location is prime, many restaurants, stores, Bazaar, mosks
Very good breakfast, easy to get to public transport
for Everyoneby Jodie from Melbourne Australia
Fabulous boutique hotel in great locationPosted Sep 29, 2013
Pros: Comfortable rooms, locations, rooftop, afternoon tea
Location: Easy walk to all key tourist sites
Gorgeous boutique hotel. All the old hotel details are included...bathrobes, sewing kit, body lotion etc. rooftop area is a lovely place for an evening drink. The afternoon tea is generous and delicious. Highly recommend