Ratings based on 185 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mister X from UK

Good location and quiet

Posted Oct 28, 2013
Pros: Location is good. Overall relatively quiet. Personal is helpful and friendly. Nice to have poems in English on the wall. Good value for money.
Cons: TV screen is too small and there is no English or foreign channel which forces you to a total cultural immersion. WIFI signal is too weak.
Location: Very central and convenient location to visit the key sites of Istanbul by foot. There is a 15th century steam bath not too far where you can relax.
Taxi was unable to find the hotel and dropped us 5 minutes away, so it would be great to make the address more precise on Expedia or add precise directions that can be printed out. Had to pay extra 30 Euro to upgrade to a room with view on the Marmara sea for one night. Room was noisy as we could hear people urinating in the toilet above us and a lady hammering the floor boards with her high heels wake us up early. A pity also the window could not be opened completely to enjoy the view fully and that the bed was too narrow in this first room. Second night on the street site was better and the bathroom & bed larger. Breakfast is not sophisticated but plentiful; nice view on the sea of Marmara from the terrace.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Nancy from Los Angeles

Great location, comfy rooms, free strong wifi

Posted Oct 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great location with helpful staff. Our room "the Copperage" was quiet and comfortable; bathroom recently renovated and nice, large bath sheets. Excellent Turkish breakfast with a freshly baked cake each morning. Splendid view from the rooftop terrace. Only minutes away from major sites, Sultanamet tram stop and many restaurants.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Kirstie from Melbourne, Australia

Great location, lovely service

Posted Sep 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel Poem was recommended to me by a friend as a central comfortable and affordable place to stay in Sultanahmet. It certainly is all those things. I stayed 2 nights on different occasions and had a lovely view out over the Sea of Marmara the second time and my own balcony which was unexpected. The hotel is also just off a street full of restaurants which is very convenient and close to the Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sofya.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Ross from Pennsylvania

Posted Sep 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Reliable pick-up service from Istanbul airport. Beautiful view from room. Great breakfast. Helpful friendly staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Pam from Alabama

Nice hotel close to everything in Istanbul

Posted Jul 12, 2013
Pros: Outstanding staff! Clean rooms.
Cons: No
Location: Hagia Safa, Blue Mosque all within walking distance
Stayed for two nights waiting on additional group members. Excellent hotel in prime location. The staff is OUTSTANDING! I would stay here again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Small but Nice

Posted Jun 24, 2013
Cons: Steep stairs might be tough on older people and less than ideal for small children.
Location: Easy walk to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the park along the sea.
Like a B&B in atmosphere, very small rooms and baths, but beautiful rooftop lounge and breakfast terrace. 20 or more restaurants within 200 meters. Outstanding management.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A good place for anybody

Posted May 28, 2013
Pros: Location,location,location
Very clean, great location, friendly staff. Just a few steps away from a street lined with restaurants.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Milwaukee, USA

Fabulous Service and Staff

Posted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
The geographic location of Poem was ideal for first time visitors to Istanbul. Its position in the Old City was close to all the visitor "must do's." We were able to walk to all of them The staff was very attentive to setting up of transportation when we wanted to venture further. Their suggestions for restaurants were "right on." The room was small; but truthfully, we didn't spend much time in the room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Leighg from Melbourne

Comfortable and Quiet

Posted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent location; peaceful; helpful staff; small room but a small gripe when everything else was fine.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Costa Rica

Very good for a short stay

Posted May 27, 2013
Pros: Personnel always very helpful
Cons: Room facing to the street
Location: Excellent-near to the Blue Mosque and excellent restaurants
Very well located hotel with specially kind personnel. Rooms were small but clean. Breakfast with very good variety such as fruit, fresh coffee, yogurt, toasts, pastry, olives, greek salad in a nice terrace on t he lower level. However, try not to be book on a room facing the street, which even though is a quiet street, a truck load material at 3 am while a was there and another day had a singer at midgnight by my window :-(