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Minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very Good
997 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services

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Explore the area

Popular LocationBasilica Cistern3 min walk
Popular LocationSultanahmet Square3 min walk
Popular LocationHippodrome of Constantinople4 min walk
AirportIstanbul (IST)51 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Twin Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Standard Triple Room

    3.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 3 Twin Beds
    More detailsStandard Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Family Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 377 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Room

About this area

Istanbul

Located in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood, Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) is in the city center and by the sea. Basilica Cistern and Sultanahmet Square are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. Check out an event or a game at Vodafone Arena, and consider making time for Isfanbul Theme Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Sultanahmet Station is just steps away and Cemberlitas Station is 6 minutes by foot.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Basilica Cistern - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 3 min walk
  • Hippodrome of Constantinople - 4 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 4 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Sultanahmet Station - 2 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 10 min walk
  • Istanbul (IST) - 51 min drive

Restaurants

  • Grill Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Terrace Bar Pub — 1 min walk

About this property

Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)

3.5-star Istanbul hotel in Sultanahmet, walk to Basilica Cistern
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 22 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find minibars, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.
Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Hand sanitizer provided
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Turkish

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead

Entertainment

  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 48.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

MastercardVisa

Important information

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 60 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 48.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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 onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Ambassador Hotel Istanbul
Ambassador Istanbul
The Ambassador Hotel
Lapis Old City Ex Ambassador
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) Hotel
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) Istanbul
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) and receive a full refund?
Yes, Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–9 AM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 60 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this property located?
Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Sultanahmet Square, and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque and Hippodrome of Constantinople are also within 5 minutes. Sultanahmet Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cemberlitas Station is 6 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)

4.2
Very Good
5 - Excellent
441
4 - Good
414
3 - Okay
85
2 - Mediocre
40
1 - Poor
17
4.1
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
3.7
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Hospitable staff, Shams was very courteous and informative. Absolutely stunning views of the old city from the Terrace...definitely staying here again!

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    The hotel is in a great location and has free tea and cake time everyday from 5-7. The service was great and staff was so full of information. The only reason I give this hotel a good instead of great is because the room service would throw all our clothes around the room when cleaning which is super minor but easy to avoid if you just don’t leave your clothes on the bed or furniture while they clean.

    Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
    Nice Hotel

    Great location and the view from the terrace is amazing. The shower could have been in better condition but it was ok.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Located right in the city center and near great restaurants. Very friendly staff. I was upgraded upon my arrival. Would definitely stay there on my next trip to Istanbul.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020