Ratings based on 73 Verified Reviews

3.2 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great cheerful Staff

Posted Oct 26, 2016 on Hotels
I recently stayed at Sefa Hotel during my visit to Istanbul. What a great experience I had. It was great value for money. Owner Heekmat has always got smile on his face and always ready to help. Staff member Jalal is absolutely credit to the hotel. He could speak fluent English and was cheerful.Really enjoyed Shisha outside the hotel late night. The location of the hotel is ideal for visiting all the local attractions. The food around the area Sultan Ahmet is worth trying. I would definitely visit Istanbul next and will definitely stay in the same hotel just for great service by the staff there.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 9, 2016 on Hotels
Dont stay here! The rooms and staff are ok. But each night i was there, Arab families in the neighboring rooms made noise the entire night (first night, techno dance music until 2 am; the second, a mother yelling at her 3 kids until 4am). Breakfast is terrible. The place is near the blue mosque but there are no cheap restaurants nearby.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Avoid ordering Taxi by hotel

Posted Jun 13, 2016 on Hotels
Hotel is quite nice, adequate for the price, one of the cheapest and standard is ok. Bathroom could be a bit cleaner. There is no elevator and stairs are very narrow. Big plus is Breakfast, quite simple, vegetables, egg, olives, butter, cheese, jams, honey, coffe but very nice. Our stay was very nice until checkout, we wanted to catch taxi on the street, but stuff insisted they will call taxi for us, we asked if it is normal taxi and whether it will go on taximeter, they confirmed. They told as that it is not easy to catch taxi on the street, even if there is taxi passing hotel one by one. Of course it was LIE. Taxi started riding without taximeter, when we insisted to switch it on or stop, taxi driver said something in Turkish probably some swords, but finally turned taximeter on. So AVOID ordering taxi by hotel, that is scam.
3 out of 5
by STEVEN

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 26, 2015 on Hotels
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Inaccurate information, not as it claimed

Posted Sep 15, 2015 on Hotels
Inaccurate information on the website, hotel and rooms are so small and barely can get rest there.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good for short stays (week)

Posted Aug 29, 2015 on Hotels
I stayed for 5 days with my colleague. First night we were put in a smaller room with ¸1 double bed, then transferred to the room we ordered. One day it rained a lot, and in the corner of a window, a few drops leaked through, wetting the bed. Otherwise, the reception guys are super kind and friendly, the breakfast is also quite good and its plenty of it. Location is very strategic for sight-seeing.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

You get what you pay for

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Pros: Good location
Cons: No teabags!
Location: Sultanamet is the tourist centre of Istanbul and the hotel has good access to the Blue mosque, Aya Sofia, basilica cistern and Tapaki palace
This is a cheap hotel, and the facilities are what you might expect for a cheap hotel. I had a single room on the ground floor with a window onto a corridor. The bed was a double, but the room was small with only a bedside cabinet and fridge, ie no hanging space. The wet room was ensuite; and at about 5ft square just big enough to shower in without getting the towel and toilet roll wet! Breakfast was included and there was access to plenty of bread, instant coffee, sliced tomato & cucumber, olives, boiled eggs as well as packets of jam, honey, butter and cheese spread. However the location, at about 10minutes walk from the blue mosque and the centre of Sultanamet was excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 21, 2015 by SHEMUS , Hotel Management
Thank you MR Thank you for your comment . This kindness of you Waiting for you again . Musa
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from mohamed

Posted Apr 7, 2015
I liked everythings I will use that hotel again and let friends know to use same hotel
Comment from Hotel Management
May 12, 2015 by MUHAMMAD, Hotel Management
Thank you thank you very much dear sir Thank you for your comment wonderful We are waiting for you again Best regards Dear Sir
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 8, 2014
Hotel is very nice. Hotel near to Blue mosque. Hotel price very cheap, Breakfast is good, Staff is friendly
Comment from Hotel Management
May 12, 2015 by Muhammad, Hotel Management
Thank you thank you very much dear sir Thank you for your comment wonderful We are waiting for you again Best regards Dear Sir
1 out of 5
by Hooman from Toronto

Hardly even a hostel...

Posted May 16, 2014 on Hotels
I was given a creepy little room behind the services desk with no windows. The night shift hotel attendant had his friends over and there was loud music play just outside my room. The room was hardly clean, TV was dead and didn't even have a window.