Ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

it's ok

Posted Jan 29, 2014
but too small rooms
1 out of 5
Recommended
by Tohid from Detroit

Nothing good but lobby

Posted Dec 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
I didn't like this hotel at all. the photos of standard rooms are completely different from the real ones. There is not even a bottle of water in the fridge. There is no phone available even to inside Istanbul. Stuff were not friendly at all, At the check out they had problem with charging hotels.com and they ask me for cash!! Although I showed them my payment confirmation.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tiffany from Western Australia

Value for money

Posted Nov 23, 2013
My friend and I recently visited istanbul on a 5 day trip. Hotel evsen was in a good location- only a short walk to ayasofia and blue mosque and many restaurants and shops on the street surrounding the hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and even carried our bags to the hotel after our taxi driver had called them to notify them of our arrival (the hotel is on a pedestrian only street). The hotels decor is upto date, the only downside would be the room size, this wasn't much of a problem for my friend and I as we were traveling with hand luggage sized suitcases and were only in the room to sleep. Overall our experience with this hotel and staff was a pleasant one and made for a fabulous time in the amazing istanbul.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by stratos from greece

Good location next to old city

Posted Oct 29, 2013
Good location but noisy street breakfast is average,needs more options of food,it was more Turkish than European.Some things disappear from our room and after complain to reception was back in place! Don't leave things unlock!Rooms are very small.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by lucy from uk

Nice hotel close to main historical areas

Posted Oct 7, 2013
Near the historical areas of istanbul this is a nice simple hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, close to the sea.

Posted Sep 24, 2013
Cons: Brighter windows.
Everything was great except for the fact that the room that we stayed in didn't have a window and the lights could have been a bit more brighter.
2 out of 5
by Peter from Canada

Tiny room with bad sewage smell

Posted Sep 23, 2013
Pros: The location.
Cons: The sewage system and the buffet breakfast
Location: Great location for exploring all the major sights of Istanbul
Our room (101) was tiny with a very bad smell of sewage which, at first you were unaware of because of the heavy dosage of deodorant. As soon as deodorant dissipated the sewage smell emerged which was there till morning. Breakfast was meager selection of stale little buns, a hard boiled egg, and a dubious looking wee sausage. The coffee was good!
3 out of 5
by lubo

Good value for money but very small rooms

Posted Sep 18, 2013
Pros: location- very close to all sightseeing.
Good value for money but very small rooms, lack of fresh air as windows overlooked another building wall, standing only a meter away from our hotel. Because of this it becomes very noisy in the evenings as we heard noises from the surrounding buildings and neighbor rooms. However, if you can ignore this the location is excellent and very close to all sightseeing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

good

Posted Sep 4, 2013
All is good except the wifi connection is so bad, the hotel is near from haja sofia and from blue mosque, the tramway station is near also about 100m.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Ilona C from Brooklyn, NY

Close to major attractions.

Posted Aug 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
The title reflects it. This hotel is in center of the city walking distance to every major Istanbul sight. The tram is 2 minutes away, there are lots of restaurants next door. The staff is very nice and helpful. The breakfast, while remaining a traditional Turkish fare offers more variety than some other hotels (bourekas - traditional savory pastry, were delicious and the juice selection was nice. Kiwi juice was refreshing and very good! Yummy! The breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, and the overall breakfast experience just contributes to the right start of the day! My only problem with this hotel is that the room that I was given had no windows! While being very clean and comfortable, the lack of windows gave off an impression of a spacious janitor's closet transformed into a guest room. But since I stayed there for one night only, retired almost at midnight and checked out around 9 AM, I was ready to put up with this inconvenience.