Get an overview of this hotelArt Deco Istanbul hotel in Fatih, near Hippodrome

Location

Located in Fatih, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mosaic Museum, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, 24-hour room service, a business center, and conference rooms are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 31 rooms feature modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, plus free WiFi and free wired Internet. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars, and coffee makers.

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4.3 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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Too noisy as close to main road though facing the

3 out of 5
by from Malaysia
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: Nothing not even the breakfast as it is the same day in day out. Not advisable for those intending to stay more than one day.
Cons: Rooms too small to the extent that no space to pray in the room
Location: nothing closeby
Quite a distant from important places in the area of Istanbul. Need working passing certain upleasant and not well kept housing to reach blue mosque.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by General Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for visiting “The President Hotel.”. Please accept our sincere apologies for all inconveniences you may have experienced during the stay. Because of the historical building of our hotel, unfortunately we can not upgrade our property according to the modern standards. We deeply value your loyalty and understanding in that case. Thanking you for your precious time to read this letter and looking forward to your next visit soon. Sincerely, Burak AYDIN General Manager Bw Plus The President Hotel.
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5 out of 5
by from Ukraine
Posted Nov 13, 2016
Pros: Breakfast perfect, service room on high level, hotel staff is hospitable.
Cons: The main meat courses have been half thoroughly when they were given at restaurant.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2016 by General Manager
Dear Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday . We will be always honoured to see you again at BW CITADEL HOTEL for your next trip to Istanbul. Kindest Regards, Aytekin Guç General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL
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It was very nice in general.

5 out of 5
by
Posted Aug 12, 2016
I only complained from 2 things : - Room size - There was no lift . Otherwise every thing else was very good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 15, 2016 by General Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back “home” in the near future. Kindest Regards, Aytekin GUC General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL
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Unbeatable location and service

5 out of 5
by from Connecticut, USA
Posted Jul 5, 2016
Pros: Location, location, location and the sea view from our room, the restaurants and the breakfast area. The service is one of the best we had anywhere.
Cons: I thought the room was a bit tight in terms of space.
Location: Shopping at the Grand Bazaar, sea views, ferries to Kadikoy and boat tours, museums, seafood restaurants within minutes of walking.
Our family of 3 stayed at this hotel during a three-day weekend in Ramadan. My wife and daughter have stayed here two years prior and they rebooked it for us without hesitation. Now I know why: the location is unbeatable in terms of tourist attractions, the Grand Bazaar and the Ataturk airport (20 minutes away), the room and facilities are squeaky clean, the service very friendly and accommodating, and one of the things I liked the most was the view of the sea very nearby while having breakfast. The hotel is nested and surrounded by historic ruins and neighborhoods of the old Istanbul. It cannot get better than this in this price range which I thought was reasonable for this quality of facilities. I definitely recommend and will be staying here without hesitation next time we visit Istanbul.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2016 by General Manager
Dear Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday . We will be always honoured to see you again at BW CITADEL HOTEL for your next trip to Istanbul. Kindest Regards, Aytekin Guç General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL
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Nice hotel by the sea

5 out of 5
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Posted Jun 7, 2016
Nice hotel, friendly staff, close to all the main places to visit all within walking distance
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 10, 2016 by General Manager
Dear Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday . We will be always honoured to see you again at BW CITADEL HOTEL for your next trip to Istanbul. Kindest Regards, Aytekin Guç General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL
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Nice location, clean, close to the beach and sites

5 out of 5
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Posted Jan 4, 2016
Pros: Nice location, clean, close to the beach and sites
Cons: Larger rooms
Location: Nice location, clean, close to the beach and sites
Nice location, clean, close to the beach and sites
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2016 by BW Citadel Hotel
Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back “home” in the near future. Kindest Regards, Aytekin GUC General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL
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Perfect place

5 out of 5
by from london
Posted Jan 2, 2016
Amazing hotel experience! Hotel staff very friendly and polite. It's a child friendly place close to home comfort. Fascinating maramara sea view with all eating facilities. When I go to Istanbul in the summer I'll be staying there-inshallah.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2016 by GENERAL MANAGER
Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back “home” in the near future. Kindest Regards, Aytekin GUC General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL
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In good area

5 out of 5
by from london
Posted Oct 30, 2015
Staff were helpful and friendly. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2015 by Aytekin Güç
Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice feedback after your stay in our Hotel, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “on BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and would be very pleased to welcome you again, next time you visit Istanbul Best regards Aytekin Güç General Manager Best Western Citadel Hotel
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Nice hotel in front of the sea

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Oct 11, 2015
Friendly staff, good facilities, good view of the sea ..
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 13, 2015 by Aytekin Güç
Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice feedback after your stay in our Hotel, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “on BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and would be very pleased to welcome you again, next time you visit Istanbul
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Fantastic hotel close to major tourist attraction

5 out of 5
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Posted Oct 8, 2015
Pros: Location, cleanliness, friendliness of staff.
Cons: Not a lot.
Location: Close to the heart of Constantinople, with all its major attractions. Numerous excellent restaurants within walking distance.
Staying in Sultanahmet, which was the original Constantinople, made this city break truly exhilarating and memorable. The location of the hotel could not be better, being close to Sultanahmet Square and with fantastic views over the Sea of Marmaris. Highly recommended
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 13, 2015 by Aytekin Güç
Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice feedback after your stay in our Hotel, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “on BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and would be very pleased to welcome you again, next time you visit Istanbul
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 1076 square feet (100 square meters) include conference space. This Art Deco hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite self parking and valet parking are complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 31 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Year Built 1992 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1076 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 100 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

This hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Somine - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

24-hour check-in

No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25 per room (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Citadel
  • Best Western Citadel Hotel
  • Best Western Citadel Hotel Special Class
  • Best Western Citadel Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Best Western Citadel Special Class Istanbul
  • Best Western Citadel Special Hotel
  • Citadel Best Western
  • Best Western Citadel Hotel Istanbul
  • Best Western Citadel Istanbul

We should mention

Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

National Rating

Turkey Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.