Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star Istanbul hotel in Fatih, walk to Basilica Cistern

Location

Located in Fatih, this spa hotel is steps from Whirling Dervishes Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Hagia Sophia and Cagaloglu Hamami are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 22 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Ambassador Hotel features a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. 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 wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Istanbul hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests.

  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Total number of rooms - 22 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Sauna 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Concierge services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Library 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Slippers 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Grill Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Terrace Bar Pub - Onsite pub. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 

Spa Services

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. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Minimum check-in age is 15

Check-in time ends at 9 AM

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 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 48 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not 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 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.

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 vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 48 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Ambassador Hotel Istanbul
  • Ambassador Istanbul

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 hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 5 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.


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4.4 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
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Nice, economic hotel very near to sultanahmet metr

5 out of 5
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Posted Feb 21, 2017
I have great experience there very friendly staff very clean hotel Most important is that it is very close to metro station
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 21, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, our service and our location. All of us look forward to welcome you back again in future. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Great location, fantastic staff.

4 out of 5
by from Ontario, CA
Posted Feb 18, 2017
We were there for a short stay and have nothing but good things to say. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff was more than accomodating, they booked us an airport shuttle at a reasonable rates and the breakfast buffet was good and had a great view. We went in February so we found the room to be a bit chilly, but that's pretty understandable. Will definitely return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 21, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Alex, Thank you very much for your kind words about the Ambassador Hotel. It was our pleasure to serve you and we truly hope to see you soon again. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Best location, close to everything

5 out of 5
by from Montreal, Canada
Posted Feb 12, 2017
I enjoyed my time in turkey and loved the fact that everything was walking distance from the hotel The staff were nice and the food was good I would recommend this place for anyone that wants to save money and have fun
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 21, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Walid, Thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. Yes, we are very lucky with our location and happy that our team rounds it all up with its service. It would be nice to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Nice Hotel in Sultan Ahmet

4 out of 5
by from Amman Jordan
Posted Feb 11, 2017
I really enjoyed staying at the Ambassador hotel in the center of Sultan Ahmet Area. The hotel location is very good. Rooms are very clean, and the staff very friendly starts from the hotel managers throughout the reception man Mr. Abduljubbar. I stayed at the hotel for about 14 days each morning I was very pleased to have my breakfast at the hotel terrace where you can see Sultan Ahmet. Aya Sophia and the blue Mosques.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 21, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Mahmoud, Thank you very much for your time to write your review. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the location very good. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Convenient location; Great Service

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Extremely convenient location within 5 minutes' walk of major sites and 2 minutes' walk to a metro station. Gorgeous sunrise view from the terrace. All the staff were extremely helpful with tour arrangements, breakfast service, laundry and spa service on-site. Overall a splendid stay - would stay again in a heartbeat!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 6, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Scott, Thank you very much for your wonderful words about our service and location. It was our pleasure to have you among our guests and truly look forward to welcome you again in future. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Excellent Hotel in the Heart of the City

5 out of 5
by from New York, NY, USA
Posted Dec 28, 2016
The hotel is excellent for people wanting to be near all of the attractions of Istanbul. The staff, facilities and location was perfect. I usually stay at 5 star hotels as I am very picky about room, bathroom and hotel cleanliness. In order to be close to the attractions, I selected this hotel. I was not disappointed at all. It has all the necessary amenities of a 5 star hotel (without the stars) and in a very reasonable price.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 2, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Maheen, Thank you very much for your kind and wonderful words. That you rate the Ambassador Hotel equal to a 5 star hotel service makes us very proud. Once again, thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. All of us wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to meet you again during another Istanbul visit. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Nice small hotel, very well located.

5 out of 5
by from Portugal
Posted Dec 11, 2016
Pros: Location, staff, restaurant with a great view.
I stayed for two nights and it was a pleasant stay. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast in the restaurant on the 5th floor has a great view over the Blue Mosque (at sunrise is a must).
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2016 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Carlos, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasant stay and that you made it up to the roof to watch the sunrise. You are right it is a MUST. Hopefully we meet again during your next Istanbul visit. Meanwhile take care yourself. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Nice hôtel well located with good leaving conditio

4 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 3, 2016
i enjoyed staying in That hôtel . i Will recommend to friends
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2016 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and for recommending the Ambassador Hotel to your friends. We hope to be able to welcome you back some time. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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Great hotel close to all major attractions by foot

5 out of 5
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Posted Oct 30, 2016
Nice clean and comfortable hotel with great staff and close to all major attractions in Sultanahmet..Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome all within walking distance from the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 7, 2016 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Ambassador Hotel and that you found the location convenient. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again in the future. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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What a pleasant experience!

3 out of 5
by from Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Posted Oct 8, 2016
Pros: Ambassador hotel has one of the best views of Istanbul if you go up to the restaurant level. You can have an amazing view of Santa Sofia.
Cons: The bed must be replaced.
Location: The hotel is just a few steps from Agora Sofia and the Blue Mosque, among other attractions.
My stay at Ambassador Hotel Istanbul was exquisite, though a very fast one as I could only say for one night in the city. I look forward to going back to amazing Turkey.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 11, 2016 by Ambassador Hotel
Dear Sergio, Thank you very much for your time to write this review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and take your suggestion into consideration. The entire team is looking forward to welcome you back some day. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team
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