Ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Canada
Good for solo womanPosted Feb 20, 2014
Ok place for solo woman travellers. I felt safe there. Wall safe for passport. Big buffet breakfast but hot food was cold as at most Turkey hotels. Only 5 minute walk to Blue Mosque. Ok walk at night due to all the tourists. Local restaurants near hotel hassle you to eat at there place. Loud bar across street so ask for room away from it.
for Everyoneby Christopher from London, UK
A very good mid to lower price hotel.Posted May 14, 2013
Pros: It's position in Istanbul, convenient for the tram line, the Topkapi Palace, the pier for boat trips.
Cons: No armchair in the rooms, so one needed to use the lounge to sit in comfortably.
Location: Excellent location, near to the tram line.
It is very well placed in the Seraglio Point district. it is clean, and the reception was efficient and courteous. There is a porter who helped with my case. We had booked two single rooms. One, on the first floor was fine. The other, on a mezzanine floor labelled floor A, was small, adequate but ideally a bigger one would have been better. This room was noisy when people were using the bar on the mezzanine floor. Breakfast was the only meal we had in the hotel and was fine.
Recommendedby Enrica from Oslo
I will not choose it againPosted Apr 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
Although the location was good because the hotel is very close most of the main tourist attractions, I will not choose this hotel again. There are plenty of hotels in the area. Watch out for rooms smelling smoke.... we got one where people had been smoking regularly and I asked to change, they told me that they could not guarantee to have a better one because "guests smoke despite it is forbidden". At last I got a "non-smelling"one, but disliked the way to approach the matter. Kind and helpful personnel at the reception.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good hotel with friendly staff.Posted Apr 3, 2013
Pros: Clean, comfortable.
Cons: We were given twin beds instead of queen double which we had booked
Location: Location was great to see the golden horn of Istanbul.
Hotel is good value for money. Located with lots of eating places around it. Very close to the tram netowrk. The complementary breakfast kept us going for most of the day. The only disappointment was that we had booked a double bed with queen bed and we were given twin beds; but it was OK. The electronic safe was very useful as we could leave our passport and money in it when we went out and not worry about pickpockets!
by Dan from Cairo
Lack of knowledgePosted Oct 8, 2012
Pros: Massage and hamam was good.
Cons: Lack of knowledge and service.
Location: Close to Blue Mosque and other tourist attractions, nice location for any traveller.
Staff were not very helpful or knowledgable about Istanbul, or services available to tourists. Reception desk staff misguided us on the location of airports and other key landmarks. Very disappointing...
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Great LocationPosted Sep 25, 2012
Cons: Every thing was good. Furniture can be improved
Staff was cooperative. location was good. very close to the main historical locations and tram stations. Room size was ok. Elevators were small. Breakfast is ok. It could be improved by adding some fruits. Good places to eat local food and shops to buy Istanbul souvenirs in vicinity. Money changer, mobile sim, store and pharmacy available within 5 minute walking distance
for Getaway With Friendsby Anonymous
Overpriced but clean and convenient locationPosted Sep 13, 2012 on Hotels.com
Let's start with the good: the location of the hotel was great -- walking distance to Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, & Topkapi Palace. Rooms were very clean with excellent maid service. Though basic the room had most of the essentials (proper double bed, a/c, free wifi, minibar, hairdryer, good shower, but no room service). And now the bad: though the rooms were clean the hotel overall seemed quite old and rundown. Breakfast though included in the room rate was so awful I couldn't bring myself to go more than once for my 9 day stay. Rooms were tiny - barely space to walk around the bed. Limited closet space and no shelves or drawers - worse when the room is so tiny you can’t keep your suitcase open. The hotel is near some loud restaurants so there is LOTS of noise, loud music, and light ALL night - curtains are far from light-tight and windows provide little sound insulation. While some staff were friendly some were quite brusque and overall I didn't feel I could trust them for information or recommendations about the city since it seemed like the hotel/staff had deals worked out with specific tour operators/restaurants/etc. to push you to those because they get a kick back, a shame really in a city with so much to offer where having some local advice would have been welcome. All in all not a terrible hotel but ridiculously overpriced for what it is and with so many other great hotels in the same area I certainly won't be staying at Centrum again.
Great LocationPosted Jun 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hotel Centrum is ideally located in the Sultanahmet area & within walking distance of all the major attractions. There are many eating places near by with reasonably priced food.Rooms are like most European hotels & on the smaller side, breakfast is quite adequate and overall a very conveniently placed hotel.
Recommendedby Neri 23
Great LocationPosted May 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hotel Centrum is in a great location within walking distance of the historical sites of Istanbul - Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia,Grand Bazaar,Basilica Cistern and the Archeological Museum. Also close to pleasant restaurants, tramline and water. Rooms, like many European Hotels are on the small size, breakfast adequate and service friendly.
by A verified traveler from Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Centrum Hotel-Touristy Neighbourhood-Rude StaffPosted Jun 10, 2011 on Hotels.com
While this hotel is reasonably well located in Istanbul's Sultanhamet, the neighbourhood is too touristy, full of touts and carnival barker waiters eager to pull you in to dine at their restaurants. We spent our last night here because the hotel we wanted was fully booked. As we had stayed here 4 previous nights, we noted a curious discrepancy in our treatment. When we arrived on 13 May for 2 nights, the desk clerks treated as rudely with short, curt replies. During our six weeks in Turkey we never experienced such obnoxious service even though we stayed in countless hotels night after night. On our third day at the Centrum this cold, frosty behaviour abruptly stopped when staff learned that we were part of a 21-day GAP tour. The hypocrisy was almost amusing. Our conclusion? The Centrum lies heavily on big tour groups like GAP. If you book online off the internet, watch out! During our last night 4 June we were well treated on account of the GAP connection. No, I shall never stay at the Centrum unless I'm part of a tour group. Would I recommend this hotel? Definitely not!