Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

2.8 out of 5
50% of guests recommend
3.0 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
2.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Toronto, On.

Good value for the money

Posted Oct 17, 2011
Our room on the third floor over the ground floor had very steep stairs and no elevator. Except that we were happy with the room, and very happy with the location. Good value for the money.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from UK


Posted Aug 4, 2011
Whoever wrote a positive review on this hotel ''Violet'' and now it's called ''Olive'' must be meaning another hotel! I went there and was mislead to find out NOTHING works in our room. Not the air conditioning, the fridge and it was July!!! The room I was given is shabby and the view from the window is for a blackened high wall that looks dirty and blocks the sea view! The opposit building across the road from Violet had three prostitutes sitting in the street and laughing all night long! which didn't help me sleep in the heat so I cancelled my reservation the next day and changed hotel and had to pay again! Other thing is the stairs, they are very narrow and you could easily fall down plus, if you are an elderly and having back problems, DO NOT stay there! All in all, rubbish hotel and would be more careful next time making a decision just by reading some reviews written probably by homeless people comparing this hotel to living on the streets!!!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent staff and clean rooms- perfect location beside the Blue Mosque!

Posted May 29, 2011
What a pleasent surprise! We can't say enough wonderful things about this hotel. The staff, the room and the location were great! Originally we booked only for two nights, after staying one night, we were so thrilled with this hidden jem that we stayed an extra three days!! The location was PERFECT...5 minute walk from old istanbul, the blue mosque and the tram. The rooms are newly renovated and the bathroom was clean and spacious! The staff were extremly helpful... and generous! If we ever make it back to Istanbul, we will come and stay again for sure!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Bishop from France

Hotel ideal pour les petites bourses.

Posted Nov 9, 2012
Location: Tres bien place dans Sultanahmet.
Un hotel tres correct pour le prix propose. Le personnel a ete tres aimable et souriant. Le petit dejeuner est roboratif, l'emplacement est vraiment proche de la mosquee bleue et la chambre etait propre. Des matelas une place etaient accessibles pour un couple avec un enfant (mais cela doit demander un peu d'organisation au niveau de la place, bien qu'un couple sur place semblait satisfait). J'avais lu quelques commentaires negatifs sur cet hotel avant de partir. Peut-etre est-ce parce que les patrons viennent juste de changer, mais en tout cas, l'experience a ete pleinement satisfaisante pour ma copine comme pour moi (ne pas esperer un grand luxe non plus).
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from France

Violet hotel devenu olive appartment mais on ne nous l avait pas dit et il était fermé!

Posted Nov 10, 2011
Il nous a fallu beaucoup de temps pour trouver l hotel. Sans l aide d un local nous n y serions pas arrivé. Arrivées devant l hotel, on se rend compte que le nom n est pas violet hotel mais olive appartment réception inexistante, un numéro de portable sur la porte.un jeune homme débarque 20 minutes apres notre appel pour nous dire qu il n y avait pas de place. Je ne peux commenter l intérieur puisque je ne l ai pas vu. Emplacement non interressant et trop éloigné. Nous avons trouvé beaucoup mieux par nos propres moyens. Ça ne vaut pas le coût!!!!!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from 日本


Posted May 10, 2011
地下の部屋に泊まったのですが、 部屋も広いし、値段も安かったのですが、 夜中に排水溝から猫の鳴き声が一晩中聞こえて、 不気味でした。 ホテルの人は、親切でした。