Ratings based on 459 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dubai

Nice, comfortable, clean hotel in ideal location.

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Pros: Location, restaurents on doorstep, close to major attractions, clean, with friendly staff.
Cons: Housekeeping / mini-bar service (hit or a miss) and install air conditioning in the newly opened bar / smoking area at rear of hotel.
Location: Location is ideal, restaurents, tour operators, cash machines, small supermarket, tram, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar all local.
We stayed at the Sura for 9 nights, it was an enjoyable experience, ideal location close to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, with local tram nearby and quality restaurents on the doorstep. Istanbul is generally quite a hilly area, the hotel is located not too far up the main drag, but may still cause problems with those that are unable to walk far. The hotel staff were very friendly and obliging making our stay a pleasure. Housekeeping / mini-bar service was a little dissapponting, having to ask for cups / spoons on 3 occassions, after a long days trip a nice coffee in the room is always a pleasure, but not having to go back down to reception and ask for cups. The Wi-Fi was not totally reliable, although we did manage to sign in eventually, but you would expect this service to be better and more efficient in this day. Our room was quite small (double deluxe) situated on the 4th floor, and was quite claustraphobic with the protruding roof profile causing clearance problems so you had to be very careful not to bump your head (we did). You can organise trips / tours directly from the hotel, would advise to look around first though as some did not justify the cost for what was provided, although the hotel does not take payment, only organise, their are plenty of tour operators nearby so a quick look around and cost comparison would be recommended. The new bar / smoking area inddor at the back was ideal, however could do with air conditioning. Overall an enjoyable stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Nordhofen

Zentraler geht's nicht!

Posted Jun 28, 2015
Die Lage des Hotels ist wohl kaum zu übertreffen! Das Personal sehr zuvorkommend und freundlich, großes Lob! Sauber ist das Hotel ebenfalls, da gibt's nichts zu meckern. Frühstück ist landestypisch und groß. Gegessen haben wir dort sonst nichts, das Restaurant war aber abends immer sehr gut besucht! Ein Tip an das Hotel: Man sollte sich langsam überlegen die Zimmer (213 in unserem Fall) zu renovieren (Tapete fleckig, Farbe blättert an der Klimaanlage ab) und die Tagesdecken (unsere hatte ein Brandloch) auszutauschen. Bitte als positive Kritik sehen :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Australia - Perth

Excellent location

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Pros: the location
Cons: fix up the patchy walls and furnishings in the room, ie blinds not fitted properly / paint peeling - AND updating the whether forecast daily...
Location: Hotel is across from the blue mosque (and others) ,centrally located. easy to get to, trams just down the road 1min walk, restaurants out the front
Hotel is across from the blue mosque ( and others) ,centrally located. easy to get to, trams just down the road 1min walk, restaurants out the front of the hotel. Grand Bazaar down the road, we walked.. Breakfast is plentiful, staff a little lazy though. Would definitely stay here again - you cant beat the location
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Sydney , AUS

Location, Location ,Location.

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Pros: Location with friendly staff who tried hard.
Cons: Wi-fi , constantly having to log in.
Location: In the heart of Sultanahmet - 5 minutes walk to must see sights. Abundance of good restaurants at doorstep . 2 minutes to tram stop.
This is a very well located hotel , family of 5 where able to catch metro and tram from airport with less than 100 metre walk to hotel, and easy to find in the labyrinth that is Istanbul. Rooms were well seized , clean with windows that can be opened. We were able to use pool of adjoining Sura hotel , though this was a something we initially really wanted in a hotel only used once and very briefly. Housekeeping and breakfast menu a bit haphazard but added to the charm and did not deter from our stay.Very touristy area but is very much alive and has a great buzz , we were there through Ramadan and locals were out in full force in the late afternoon. Would definetely stay in this area above all others explored again and we would choose to stay at Sura Design.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 24, 2015
nice location, 4th floor rooms has odd design, you may end up bumping your head to ceiling. room carpet was dirty and room was not properly cleaned everyday during stay
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Norge

Posted Jun 23, 2015
Pros: Pent og rent. Sentralt
Cons: Bildene stemmer ikke med virkeligheten. Bilder av uteområdene tatt fra vinkel som skjuler omgivelsene. Hotellets hage er velstelt, omgitt av forfall
Location: Sentral beliggenhet, nær Hagia Sofia og Blå moske
Vi hadde flotte dager med mange opplevelser, inntrykk og fint vær
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Im Herzen von Istanbul

Posted Jun 17, 2015
Pros: zentrale Lage, zahlreiche Restaurants vor der Haustür, guter Anschluss an öffentliche Verkehrsmittel
Cons: Sauberkeit im Zimmer, warme Speisen beim Frühstück, besserer Kontakt zum Gast beim Frühstück
Location: Das Hotel liegt zentral in der Altstadt. Die Tramstation ist nur wenige hundert Meter entfernt. Die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten wie die Hagia Sophi
Das Hotel liegt zentral in der Altstadt. Die Tramstation ist nur wenige hundert Meter entfernt. Die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten wie die Hagia Sophia, Topkapi-Palast, Blaue Moschee, Cisterna Basilika, Großer Bazar sind in wenigen Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar. Trotz der zentralen Lage ruhiges Hotel. Zustand des Hotels ist der allgemeinen Situation in Istanbul geschuldet. Beim Frühstück ist man sich selbst überlassen. Warme Speisen sind kalt. Hotelpersonal nutzt dies auch als Frühstücksraum. Bei der Anreise ist zu beachten, dass die Tram stadteinwärts immer(!) übervoll ist und das mit Gepäck nicht angenehm ist.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from aschaffenburg

Tolles hotel in lage wichtiger sehenswuerdigkeiten

Posted Jun 16, 2015
Tolles hotel Super lage Gutes fruehstueck Nah an sehenswuerdigkeiten
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Perfect luxury hotel in Istanbul

Posted Jun 16, 2015
We had an amazing stay at Sura. It is located within 5 minutes walking distance of all of the main sites to see, has beautiful rooms, offers great personal service and the facilities are incredible - the hotel has its own pool, large Turkish bath, steam room, salt room and sauna. It's really a 5 star experience which left me wondering how it all came in so cheap! Unbelievable. My only criticism would be the breakfast spread which was adequate but not mind-blowing. But really this was a small issue when you consider everything else. Highly recommended.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 9, 2015
Hübsches Hotel in guter Altstadtlage. Zimmer sind etwas klein.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 12, 2015 by Sura Hotels Management, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with Expedia community. It's a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay and our central location which we know how important is to make easier visiting the city. It is our goal for all of our guests to experience wonderful hospitality.Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you again at Sura Design Hotel in the future. Warm regards, Sura Hotels Management