Ratings based on 143 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Sam from Kirkland, WA
Unbelievable location and viewPosted Nov 21, 2013
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: Better mattresses, but that won't happen.
Location: In the old section of Istanbul close to every major mosque and attraction. Walking distance to everything. Lots of good shops and restaurants close.
Well located boutique hotel with very friendly staff. The two 5th floor suite rooms have fantastic views of mosques and the Asian side of Istanbul. Beds are the typical European board hard mattresses. Great place to stay in the old section of Istanbul.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Rast Stay 1 nightPosted Nov 18, 2013
Pros: Staff was helpful
Cons: Cleaning of the bathroom you could see grease / dirt on the skirting of the shower.
Happy with our stay, good for a 24 hour lay over in Istanbul. We booked queen bed as advertised on the web page only to find out when we checked in that it was twin bed , however they joined both the beds together and found a solution for us. Close to everything is it's plus point.
for Everyoneby YYCtraveller from Alberta
Great LocationPosted Nov 8, 2013
Hotel is close to all the sites in Sultanahmet. Walking distance to the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque etc. Hotel staff was friendly and the breakfast buffet was great.
for Everyoneby Mirjana from Brisbane
Mirjana - 26 August 2013Posted Sep 3, 2013
Pros: The staff and the roof top restorant. The vuew was fantastic.
The hotel is in excellent position, the staff was very friendly and helpful, but the room was a bit small. We only stayed for 1 night, but this would be a problem if we stayed for longer.
for Couplesby Peter from Melbourne Australia
SatisfiedPosted Aug 25, 2013
Pros: Location was great
Cons: Needs to supply alcohol on premises
Location: Close walking distance to main attractions Ex blue mosque etc plus great Turkish bath Close by
Great location , breakfast and view from Roof terrace lovely bonus, down fall No alcohol on premises to sit and relax After a day sightseeing and take on roof Terrace view before going out at night
for Everyoneby Bosnjak from St Louis, MO
Great hotel! Great location! Great experience!Posted Aug 22, 2013
Pros: Location, value, hospitality
Cons: TV in the room was bit small. Breakfast bar :)
Location: Very close to main attractions as explained before.To find it on Google maps search: Rast Boutique Hotel Istanbul, Klodfarer Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
I have stayed at this hotel with family (two kids) and we were pleasantly surprised with experience as it was our first time in Istanbul. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. There were no issues communicating in English. Every time we walked in, receptionist stood up, greeted us, and asked if we needed something. According to people that I talked with, that visited Istanbul many times, this hotel has one of top 5 views from the rooftop terrace. You can see everything from Nurosmaniye mosque, Bosphorus bridge (well lit at night), Aya Sophia, to Blue Mosque. We stayed on second floor, and when balcony door was closed there was almost no noise coming from the street. Air conditioning worked well. and their housekeeping did great job. We have asked for iron as it was not "standard" in the room. Hotel provides WI-FI with good speed.Breakfast bar has been same for few days but with enough variety, and you can ask for omelet, etc. The hotel is situated very close to main attractions 6-7 min walk to Blue mosque (I timed this with and without kids), same for Aya Sophia, 10-15 min to Grand Bazaaar, etc. We even walked back from Eminonu and it took us around 40 minutes thru small streets. This gave us chance to see things that locals see. :) ATM is 10-15 meters from hotel, and for those that love it Starbucks is across the street from ATM. As it is right in the Sultanahmet area, there are number of restaurants close by. We have found few local places that served good food.
for Everyoneby Emmanuel from Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK
24h in IstanbulPosted Aug 15, 2013
Pros: the view from the dining room
Cons: the air conditioning could do with an upgrade.
Location: Great for a fast immersion in Istanbul
The view from the dining room is a must for an unforgettable breakfast in Istanbul. The hotel is in the very heart of Sultanahmet and a short walk away from Topkapi, Haggia Sophia, Basilica citern and the Blue Mosque, also within walking distance of the grand bazar and the egyptian bazar.
for Everyoneby Linda from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Great location. Cheap quality hotel.Posted Aug 6, 2013
Pros: No need to pay more
Cons: No negative feedback
Excellent location within walking distance of the main tourist attractions. Room rate with breakfast included excellent value.
for Everyoneby DM from Ottawa
Great location and an amazing roof top viewPosted Aug 4, 2013
Pros: Location, staff and a great a view while having breakfast
Cons: I can't think of anything.
Location: It was so close to everythng that we were able go back to the hotel to use the bathroom and that was great.
It was a great experience. I stayed there from July 31 to August 3rd and I enjoyed every second of it. The staff were amazing. I would go back there in a heart beat.
for Everyoneby Melanie
Wonderful locationPosted Aug 3, 2013
Location: Close proximity to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Hippodrome
The hotel was centrally located. The staff was very helpful.