Get an overview of this hotelIstanbul hotel in Fatih, walk to Hippodrome

Location

Located in Fatih, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cemberlitas Bath, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar. Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.

Room Amenities

All 37 rooms provide free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and satellite TV. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, hair dryers, and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

This Istanbul hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 5 km and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2013.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 37 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Year Built 1997 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Minibar 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Sunlight Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 7 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • 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.

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: TRY 60 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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 7 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.



Sunlight Hotel ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews

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3.2 out of 5
69% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
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Our experience about Sunlight Hotel, Istanbul.

3 out of 5
by from E
Posted May 24, 2015
This hotel offers decent accommodations at a stone through of many major tourist attractions. The staff ranges from very friendly to OK, depending. Located in the European Section and with a panoramic terrace over the area. Caveat: be sure to mention "Sunlight" to avoid concussions with similar hotels.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2017 by Mehmet IRMAK
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us, and for taking your time to share your experiences with us on EXPEDİA We are truly honored to learn you have enjoyed the experiences at Sunlight Hotel. Your feedback will definitely be shared with our team, as it will encourage, and motivate all of our staff to maintain and improve our services and facilities we offer. As İstanbul has four beautiful seasons, we hope you to have an opportunity to enjoy other great views of the city during other seasons on your next visit. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sunlight HOTEL, hopefully soon in the near future. Kind regards, Mehmet IRMAK General Manager SUNLİGHT HOTEL/İSTANBUL
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Not a quite room, need more sound proof!

1 out of 5
by from london
Posted Mar 30, 2015
I am staying in a room 101, for 3nights, you can hear noise from receptionist: phone ringing, conversation, moving chair, glass. Or plates, etc! That is only one of the downsize, noise! But not from traffic, is from the hotel reception and restaurant! To be frank, others is super: location, cleanliness, staff, value of money and facilities!
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Comfortable hotel near historical sites

5 out of 5
by from London, UK
Posted Jun 5, 2014
Pros: Cleanliness & its position.
Location: Shopping in Grand Bazaar & historical buildings are abundant in this area.
Clean, comfortable hotel situated very close to the important historical sites of Sultanahmet area. It is also walking distance from the Grand Bazaar. There is a lift to all floors. Bathroom had clean towels & the room had a TV & fridge. Buffet breakfast was quite good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2017 by mehmet ırmak
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us, and for taking your time to share your experiences with us on TripAdvisor. We are truly honored to learn you have enjoyed the experiences at Sunlight Hotel. Your feedback will definitely be shared with our team, as it will encourage, and motivate all of our staff to maintain and improve our services and facilities we offer. As İstanbul has four beautiful seasons, we hope you to have an opportunity to enjoy other great views of the city during other seasons on your next visit. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sunlight HOTEL, hopefully soon in the near future. Kind regards, Mehmet IRMAK General Manager SUNLİGHT HOTEL/İSTANBUL
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This hotel is in the wrong location, it is to far from all seenaries, encluding high streets. steep

2 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jun 20, 2011
The hotel is far from all senaries and any want to go there are steep hills, not one but 2 or three almost 75 degree climb. the hotel is quite depressing, especially its entrance and loby and its dining room at the basement. the breakfast was very very basic and boaring, thank God we had hard boild egges, otherwise it would be better to eat outside. Rooms are old furnitures and very old carpet (moket), however the staff understand and speek little English, but you have to speak slowly for them, but they were friendly. I do not want to go there again. a restaurant next door told me 'our business is down beause of this Sunny hotel no gests' the hotel had occupancy when I was there no more than say 5 rooms occupied.
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OK for the price

3 out of 5
by from Ankara
Posted Apr 17, 2011
It is OK for the price I paid
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Ideal for Istanbul

4 out of 5
by from Royton, UK
Posted Nov 1, 2010
A great budget hotel in the heart of the city. I found it was ideally located for sightseeing, being only a 5-10min walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and many more of the attractions. The hotel room was serviced daily complete with a towel change (better service than I've received in other cities!) and the staff were friendly and courteous. Breakfast was exactly as expected from the various city guide books I'd read, including juice, tea, coffee, bread, cheese, tomato, cucumber, preserves and yoghurt. Nearby restaurants served good food, were friendly and popular. There are many places to eat within a 10 min walk, but the more 'touristy' the location, the higher the price - remember, this is the largest city in Turkey and some of the prices reflected this at times. Would I go back to Istanbul? Definitely, 5 days just wasn't enough to see everything. Would I stay at this hotel again? Absolutely, it was perfectly placed, and nothing more or less than needed for a city break.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2017 by Mehmet IRMAK
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us, and for taking your time to share your experiences with us on TripAdvisor. We are truly honored to learn you have enjoyed the experiences at Sunlight Hotel. Your feedback will definitely be shared with our team, as it will encourage, and motivate all of our staff to maintain and improve our services and facilities we offer. As İstanbul has four beautiful seasons, we hope you to have an opportunity to enjoy other great views of the city during other seasons on your next visit. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sunlight HOTEL, hopefully soon in the near future. Kind regards, Mehmet IRMAK General Manager SUNLİGHT HOTEL/İSTANBUL
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Good location, but old

4 out of 5
by from Moscow
Posted Jul 28, 2010
Good location. The hotel has become outdated physically - the sanitary technician old, bulbs in number burn not all. But it is located near to all basic tourist places of Istanbul. It is necessary to make renovation or to reduce the price.
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Quality poor but great location

2 out of 5
by from London UK
Posted Nov 24, 2009
The hotel itself is not well kept at all. Rooms are old and shabby and the bathroom was a nightmare. Breakfast was poor...simply bread and tea/coffee with some boiled eggs. Service was below average. When I asked for an iron the porter came to my room with an iron dripping wet and didnt bother to bring an ironing board. The location and price is the selling point here. Located in the heart of the Old Town all the major tourist sights and dining out is within minutes walking distance which makes it easy after a long day out. Fantastic cafes and restos are very close by also.
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Not impressed

2 out of 5
by from London
Posted Aug 12, 2008
I was not impressed with the fact that the air conditioning was leaking water and was not seen to even after we complained. The lack of air conditioning at the height of summer was a drawback to the appeal of the hotel.
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It was ok

3 out of 5
by from London
Posted Apr 10, 2008
The room was a bit drab but it wasn't very expensive and I think this is reflected in the decor. It was clean and comfortable though and the staff were helpful. The buffet breakfast was ok. Overall, I wasn't horrified by anything but I didn't feel particularly impressed by anything either. The location was pretty good though, so if you want a cheap, secure, clean hotel I think it's a pretty good choice.
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