Ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Melbourne


Posted Oct 8, 2016
Pros: The best thing about the hotel was leaving it
Cons: The ONLY positive was that the mattress was ok but when your sleep is disturbed that doesn't matter
Location: The location is easy walking distance to Blue Mosque in an area of narrow cobbled streets
Could NOT get a thing right. Booked room in April arrived in September only to be told that they DIDN'T have a room for us. They put us up in another hotel for the night. So next day, we had to check out and check in, wasting our time. The room that we were given had air conditioning that only worked some of the time and when it did work water ran down the wall, the fridge didn't work at all and there was a constant rattle from other room's air conditioning. The staff said that they would do things and then did not follow through. After 2 nights of disturbed sleep we were sent to another hotel.
1 out of 5
by jane from london


Posted Oct 15, 2014 on Hotels
The room smells of sewage coming from the bathroom, the windows do not close properly so there is always cold. I asked the reception guy to switch rooms but he said the hotel is full even though I can see rooms unoccupied which they are leaving with the doors open. The air conditioning is not working to use as heater. But I am happy for that, as the dust I can see inside it would probably kill me if blown. The stench is so horrid that I have to avoid using the toilet. The breakfast is less than average. The whole feeling in the hotel is depressing. The only good thing about this hotel is the wifi, which I am using now to warn you about this horrible Hotel California in Istanbul. Don’t get fooled by the photos (like myself when I booked it), this is a dump! Imagine sleeping in a water treatment plant!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 1, 2013 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by stephenson

Shut down after 2 nights

Posted Jan 1, 2013 on Hotels
The quality and condition of the hotel was ok and it was located in a good area for all the sights. However on the 2 morning we woke up there, there was no electricity or hot water and after 2 nights the hotel was actually closed down and we were moved to a different hotel. The reason is still unknown as to why the hotel had to close.
4 out of 5
by David

Friendly and Convenient Hotel

Posted Nov 14, 2012 on Hotels
Overall an enjoyable experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Nearby to major tourist sites. The first room we had was too small and had no room safe, but the staff graciously gave us a bigger room with a better view. The free breakfast was nice. Internet was sometimes not working. The motion sensor lighting in the stairway could be hazardous when it didn't turn on.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Francine from Melbourne, Australia

Short walk to the Blue Mosque

Posted Oct 3, 2012
Cons: The road it was on.
The proximity to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, etc is excellent. You can walk to all of these. However, the road that this hotel is on is a little disappointing until you realize that it is only a short walk to the busy tourist centre. Our room, while clean, was very small and cramped for two people. If you spend plenty of time sightseeing and not too much in the room that shouldn't be too much of an issue. The TV reception was not too good and we could not find an English language station anyway. With wifi and our own laptops we used the internet for entertainment and keeping up with the news. The other problem we had was the drain odour that we had. To solve that we bought some air freshener. Breakfast was ok but it is best to get down there before 9 because that seems to be when it gets crowded in the small room.
3 out of 5
by Mihai

Good location, average hotel

Posted Sep 14, 2012 on Hotels
It's located in the heart of the old Istanbul, one tram stop away from the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque (you can walk to either of them, it's in most cases under 1km away). Unfortunatelly, the room in which we staid was very small, bed occupied most of the space, and the window was just leading to a kind of shaft, thus we had no light in our room. Oh, and the address we got from the printed resevration was wrong, luckily the phone number was correct so the cab driver could find it after speaking with somebody from the reception.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 7, 2012 on Hotels
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Shabbir from Bradford, UK

Daddy's and kids holiday

Posted Jul 10, 2012
Pros: Staff helpful
Cons: TV problems
Location: Five min from sultan Ahmed
We had a three bed room, very comfortable and value for money, great staff and helpful. Staff responded to small niggles fast. Great will go again. My kids and me found it great.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

great reception staff

Posted Jul 4, 2012
Location: about 10 minute stroll from the blue mosque.
The reception staff were particularly helpful. When we first arrived they gave us a map and directions to the tourist hotspots. We were first put in a room with no window, but when we asked to change to one with a window they did this with no complaints. Definately planning on staying here again when I return to Istanbul.