Ratings based on 121 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from CT

Very Comfortable, well-located hotel

Posted Jul 10, 2014
Pros: Staff, ample breakfast, cleanliness.
Location: This is the most interesting part of Istanbul, near to many important sights. It was a good vantage point to observe the citizens observing Ramadan.
Hotel Saba is in a great location in Sultanhamet, Istanbul's Old City. The room was comfortable and we had a good view from the 4th floor. Breakfast on the open 5th floor includes yogurt, tomatoes, cucumbers, bread, cheeses, eggs, cake and watermelon. The coffee is not bad and there are also tea and juice. The AC and TV worked well, but there are just 2 non-Turkish channels.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from canada

The bathroom is extremely small.

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: its location
Location: it is close to everything.
although the location is wonderful, i will not book this hotel again. I am not a big person by any means, however i had problem with using the bathroom.
2 out of 5
by Raj from Santa Barbara

Forget WiFi in your rooms

Posted May 17, 2014
Pros: friendly staff and room service was fine
Cons: WiFi service is REQUIRED in the rooms.
Location: Location is great, centrally located in Sultanamehet right next to the Blue Mosque and other attractions and easy to commute between hotel and airport
The hotel has WiFi facility only in the lobby area which was out of order when I checked in. They fixed the wifi and still no reception in the rooms and apparently its only for the lobby area. This is a terrible. Hotel staff is really friendly and the breakfast food is good too. Its too pricy compared to the quality of service.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Margaret from Manchester

Brilliant location

Posted May 14, 2014
Pros: The location, it was clean and tidy
Cons: The beds were uncomfortable and the rooms without a view were dark and not very welcoming.
Location: Location could not be better with amazing views of the Blue Mosque from the Breakfast terrace.
The hotel was basic. It was clean and tidy and the staff were helpful. Our room was very hot, when we enquired about the air conditioning we were told it was not the season for the air conditioning to be turned on. We discovered however that it was the air conditioning unit in our bedroom that was broken. We asked for a change of rooms and were given a small room with 2 single beds on opposite walls - not very romantic but at least we could cool the room.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by kashaf from rochdale

Excellent location!

Posted May 11, 2014
Assad and all staff were very pleasant and helpful. Some rooms are small so an upgrade is advisable. The hotel is 20 or so feet from the hippodrome and the views of the blue mosque from the hotel roof terrace are unbeatable. Hotel is located within walking distance of pretty much everything.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A small comfy hotel with friendly staff.

Posted May 8, 2014
Pros: quiet, clean hotel with friendly staff.
Cons: aircon.
Location: Is in the heart of sultanahmet with all popular sightseeing locations at a short walking distance. We used the tram/metro to get around further afield
We had a pleasant time at the Saba hotel. The bedroom was of a decent size and they provided a small children's bed for our 3 year old with still plenty of space. We had a small cofee table and room had kettle and selection of tea's available on arrival. breakfast was great and included fresh yogurt, selection of bread, salads, egg, fresh jams, olives, and variety of cheeses and meet. The view from the terrace was beautiful as we could see the blue mosque and bosphorus sea. The weather was overcast for a few days but despite this we had a brilliant time. The one negative comment would be about room aircon. Despite temperatures of around 16 degrees outside it did get too warm overnight. Overall would recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Marc from Tracy, CA

Quaint and Quiet

Posted May 8, 2014
Pros: very friendly staff; quiet rooms; great WiFi in the lobby; great location; clean rooms; secure access
Cons: Towel holders in bathrooms not fastened properly. They could hurt us if they had fallen on our feet. No WiFi in the room. Offer queen bed to marrieds
Location: At the corner of the Hippodrome and very close to the Blue Mosque; close to all of the main sites in Sultanamhet area; including a walk to the ocean.
We stayed at the hotel for two nights, enjoyed our stay, and would go back there again. It is in a very good location and within very close walking distance to all of the major tourist sites; the closest of them being the Blue Mosque. The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. My wife and I were disappointed that we had a room with separate beds but we were too tired from our travels to ask them about it. The following day we noticed that the room across from us had a single queen sized bed. We were disappointed that we were not offered that room. Each morning, we enjoyed breakfast in the rooftop dining area overlooking the hippodrome and a view of the ocean. That was pretty cool. However, the food was not labeled and the kitchen help spoke no English so we did not know what a lot of it was. Maybe that's asking too much in a foreign country, but the food was good.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by na from uk

Great location and the food was good.

Posted Apr 25, 2014
Spent 10 days in istanbul with my 2 children. The location was great. Reception staff were polite and helpful. I was disappointed with the cleaners I felt if I dont leave a tip then the cleaning wasnt done properly. I believe that you get a tip if the service is great. Everyone should be treated equally not if you dont pay you dont get. The money I paid for the hotel should cover the service. Any tips is a bonus not a must. Had a great time in istanbul.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by couple & child from R

Close to sights but very basic

Posted Apr 15, 2014
Basic and great for a few days but not suitable for longer stays. We had a small family room for 3 of us, definitely not the same size rooms that appear on the website. A wardrobe with 4 hangers, 2 tiny drawers and no hooks. Not even a shelf in the bathroom. We had nearly full suitcases balanced on the wardrobe. Bed not great and was kingside with a double duvet. Tea and coffee supplied but not replenished and cups never washed. Surfaces never wiped clean or sheets changed til 8th day. Shower was hot and powerful but cubicle was tiny. Asked for 4 faulty light bulbs to be replaced but they never were and a fridge didn't work. View from breakfast room was great and breakfast had a big choice. Lady on reception was lovely and helpful but the man at nights was so miserable. TV and safe in room and Hairdryer in bathroom. Very quiet in street outside and can hear mosque clearly at 5.30 am.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by brian + teresa from welling england

city break

Posted Mar 10, 2014
Pros: the hotel was very clean and comfortable. the breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice.
Cons: no improvement needed.
Location: the location could not be bettered as it was located within a few minutes from all the main attractions.
had a wonderful stay in istanbul,could not have wished for anything better.