Ratings based on 454 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom USA
Calling for tsxiPosted Apr 30, 2015
Please note that the staff gets a kick back from taxi drivers when they call one for you. They are always eager to call one for you just for that reason. Taxis are always available outside the hotel day and night.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom new york
Typical Turkish hospitalityPosted Apr 13, 2015
We stayed at this hotel for seven days (Sunday to Sunday) and it was simply amazing. Room- the room was some what small size if you compared to typical American hotels but the beds were amazing. After walking near four to five miles it was amazing to come back to a good night sleep on those beds.the Terrance up top gives amazing view of the hippodrome area and the sea. Staff- staff were very friendly. Onur checked us in and gave us help information about turkey and accommodated to some needs we requested later. Cleaning personnel were nice and made the bed at our request. Location- ideal location. Maybe 200 meters from sultan Ahmet mosque. But not on the busy side so at night it was really quiet. You are close to the cisterns, aya sofia, topkapi palace and a lot of dining options near by. Also, the tram is less than five minutes away to go to grand bazaar and taksim square. Only downside- the breakfast was not what many Americans would be used to. It was a lot of cheese and dried fruits. But a lot of variety. Added bonus- the restaurant that is downstairs which u have to walk through to get to the hotel is simply amazing! We had to force ourselves not to eat there because everything tasted great. Penne chicken and homemade lemonade are recommended. Also great teas!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Dejligt hotel tæt på den blå MoskePosted Mar 22, 2015
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
とても満足できるホテルでしたPosted Jan 31, 2015 on Hotels.com
for Getaway With Friendsby manki choifrom korea
최곱니다Posted Jan 14, 2015 on Hotels.com
시설이 조금 좁은것을 제외하면 가격대비 최고입니다. 위치도 좋고 직원도 친절하고 여행하다가 문제가 생겼는데 직원이 해결해주고 많은 도움받았습니다.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Philadelphia, PA
Excellent place.Posted Jan 12, 2015
Pros: Location, staff, rooms.
Cons: Everything was great.
Location: Hagya Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, Basilica Cisterns, Topkape Palace, Grand Bazaar - all right there!
Wonderful rooms and wonderful staff. And you can't beat the location - the hotel is right in front of the beautiful Blue Mosque.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Philadelphia
Outstanding hotel in the center of everythingPosted Jan 2, 2015
Cons: Nothing really.
Location: Blue Mosque, Hagya Sofia, Topkape Palace and the Basilica Cisterns are within a 10 minute walk. The Grand Bazaar is about 15 minutes away. Perfect loc
We liked everything about the hotel: the room, the cleanliness, the staff, the breakfast, and most importantly, the location. The hotel is right outside the Blue Mosque. The view from the breakfast room on the 5th floor is outstanding. And the breakfast itself - extraordinary. You expect a really crappy American hotel breakfast with toast and jam, but there was so much stuff! Amazing! The staff were wonderful - the woman making the breakfast and the guys at the front desk were really helpful and friendly. I already booked my next stay.
by A verified travelerfrom London
December 2014Posted Dec 27, 2014
Pros: Location was spot on as everything is within walking distance.
Cons: Customer service
Location: St Sophia, Marmara sea, Bazaar, Blue Mosque
Great location, but one of the staff member was extremely rude who spoiled our trip. At the reception my family of 7 (including 4 children) were told to wait as check in time was 12 noon. When I asked to speak to the manager he said he is the owner and manager (which was a lie) and he has no room available for us, was very rude to my sister and asked me if I have ever stayed in a hotel. There was no electricity at the hotel, Luckily another member of the staff got us a room so we were able to rest in the room rather than sitting in the lobby. Complained to Expedia and true owners on the last day. Hotel Spectra needs to teach their staff customer service skills. Also breakfast needs to improve as it is cold and had no variety. They turn off hot water and heating at 9 pm.
for Couplesby tatyanafrom New York City
Great stay!Posted Nov 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great stay, great location, very convenient and close to all attractions and transportation. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfast buffet in a top floor room with a stunning view!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Good location for Blue Mosque area.Posted Nov 14, 2014
Convenient base for tourists. Lovely breakfast room on top floor with views while eating. Noise from party using breakfast room during evenings until midnight. Maybe we were just unlucky. Breakfast fine - help yourself...