Ratings based on 59 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
great locationPosted Aug 7, 2014
Pros: location, staff and breakfast
Cons: bathroom needs work
Location: everything is in walking distance
my experience at this hotel was good due to the location and staff.
by Bob from Vancouver
Run Down and not worth the moneyPosted Jul 1, 2014
Tried five different rooms since we had two rooms booked and had issues with all rooms. One room was the wrong type and dark and small, the other had a non-working A/C and smelled really bad. Sound insulation between rooms is terrible, you can hear almost everything. Rooms are terribly small and dark except for x02, x03, and x04 Mattresses are all worn and not flat in any way Bathrooms are all extremely small to the point where to sit on the toilet in our room I had to either sit sideways or have one leg inside the shower which is higher than the rest of the bathroom Bathroom toiletries are cheap at best, tiny soaps. Floors are all squeaky inside the rooms, so you could hear the people walking upstairs and we assume downstairs heard us walking. Lights in the bathroom didn’t stay on all the time Most of the staff members were helpful and courteous, although, compared to other hotels in Turkey they definitely need improvement. One staff member was constantly trying to upsell us on the rooms and even though he had initially told us it was ok for a late check out, changed his mind the next day and basically made us scramble to change plans which affected what we could see in Istanbul. Breakfast is similar to what you would get in the rest of Turkey, nothing special. Wifi is spotty
for Everyoneby Ms Practicality from sydney
Don't judge a hotel with jet lag!Posted May 29, 2014
Pros: Location, a lift, quiet surroundings
Cons: Reading lamps and better light globes, Can you enjoy the views from the terrace? Insufficient written info in room. What harm a free bottled water ?
Arrived first after a 21 hour flight. Hotel was in a great location and staff were helpful. My basic Room was very small and soooo dark. I couldn't read and had to request a lamp. Overall I was pretty disappointed as I felt I was in darkest Europe not sunny Istanbul. I returned a couple of weeks later to the same room but the darkness didn't seem quite as gloomy. However reading lamps are essential if you are to read a tourist guide, a book etc. the big plus was the quiet room but the bathroom had the most curious plumbing noises. The building has been painted white so don't look for the timber building in the photos.
Recommendedby M. from U.K.
Great Location -- Uncomfortable StayPosted May 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel is located very well -- exactly the areas that I would be visiting. So, because of that I was happy with where I was. However, my experience at the hotel was poor. The walls are extremely thin, and I could hear everything that was going on in the hotel, to include a very sick person next to me. The bathroom was not clean when I arrived and I felt uncomfortable staying in the hotel. The price of the hotel is good compared to other establishments, but I feel that I should have paid more to stay somewhere else.
for Everyoneby Hussain from Canada
Good Hotel Close to AttractionsPosted May 10, 2014
Pros: service, staff, cleanliness
Location: Sultanahmet, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi, Basillica Cistern all within walking distance.
I booked this hotel because I just needed a place to crash at for one night. I booked a 150sq ft single bed at a discounted rate because it was literally the day before that I booked it. When I arrived they gave me a two-single beds room. Other than this which didn't bother me at all everything else was perfect. For people coming from North America the rooms in Istanbul will be surprisingly small so do lower your expectations!
for Familiesby Leone from Australia
Booking ahead: beware!Posted May 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
We booked into Mevlana Hotel for 2 separate nights; one night before & one night after our tour to Gallipoli. On arrival for the 1st night we were told that it was 'high season' & they were full. This is despite the fact that we booked with hotels.com 8 months previously. We were told that they would accommodate us in their sister hotel next door, but that they would 'upgrade' us. What a joke! The room we were given was less than I would expect from the cheapest backpacker hostel, we slept under blankets with no sheets and some pillows had no pillowcases. The room we were given was small & dingy to the nth degree and bore no resemblance to the rooms displayed on their website. To make matters worse, we told Mevlana that our tour company was expecting to pick us up at Mevlana, so we would return there in the morning. But during the afternoon our tour company emailed us to say that they had contacted Mevlana who told them that we weren't staying there any longer & they wanted to know where to pick us up from. On top of all this, I checked the hotels.com website, and lo & behold, Mevlana was advertising 2 spare economy rooms (which is what we had booked) vacant for that very night. On return from our tour we were given a room in Mevlana Hotel which was what we had expected, not the dog box we were given on our 1st night. We booked under a 'pay now, no refund available' deal through hotels.com, which may have been our mistake. I could not recommend Mevlana Boutique to anyone.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hotel close to every thing in old cityPosted Apr 24, 2014
Good price , good place , clean room , friendly staff , but small room!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
City centre hotelPosted Apr 16, 2014
Pros: The location and general ambience of the hotel
Location: The hotel is very centrally located for all the tourist attractions,everything is within easy walking distance
We had a lovely stay .The staff especially the manager were very helpful.We liked the breakfasts and the breakfast room has a beautiful view.There is a roof terrace with slightly difficult access but well worth the effort. There was some painting of the hotel exterior and reception areas while we were there but disruption was minimal and the hotel overall is very clean.The rooms are on the small side but the showers were very good in all the rooms used by our party.The decor is pleasant and the beds comfortable.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
GREAT HOTEL , GOOD LOCATIONPosted Apr 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great hotel , near to the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofya. Near to the tramline, with loads of shops and restaurants nearby. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Recommendedby UK guest from UK
Excellent servicePosted Mar 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
very helpful staff, they try their best to help. The hotel could do with better mattresses and some non-turkish TV channels. In general it is a good place to stay in but definetly not a 4 start hotel