Ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by Susan

Posted Jul 10, 2017 on Hotels
this is a wonderful, intimate boutique hotel right in the middle of Sultanahmet district, just minutes walk away from Haiga Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the beautiful Topaki Palace. I would highly recommend the hotel, friendly service, homecooked breakfasts, and gorgeous Turkish-inspired interiors. The balconies were delightful, and the windows tight and shaded, making it a true respite away from the busy streets below.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 15, 2017 by Turker, Hotel Management
THANK YOU FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT.WE WILL BE HAPPY AND LOOK FORWARD TO ACCOMODATE YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN. HYPNOS DESIGN HOTEL MUHSIN
3 out of 5
by mary from New Orleans

Unexpected rudeness

Posted Dec 27, 2015 on Hotels
On check in, I received a warm welcome, but the hospitality ended there. They were unhelpful in navigating travel arrangements and became aggressively rude when a friend came to visit, threatening to call the police if he didn't leave. The room was small even by big city standards and the bed linens were nice, though the mattress was the most uncomfortable I've ever slept in. The breakfasts were lavish and lovely and the location convenient to tourist sites, but noisy and full of tourist trap restaurants. I won't stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Canada

Great location

Posted Nov 29, 2015
Pros: Location
Location: Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cisterns, Grand Bazaar all within 10-15 minute walk.
Staff were very helpful re: public transportation, etc. Pickup from airport as planned. Beautiful place, clean rooms, good breakfast. Great location - lots of highlights within walking distance.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Newcastle . UK

Perfect location to visit old Istanbul

Posted Nov 27, 2015
Pros: Good location, clean and comfort rooms and all above best staff...
Cons: A hot water kettle for coffee or teas.
I stayed with my wife for a short city break. Hotel location is perfect and close to all major tourist locations. Just few minutes walking distance from Topkapi, Hagia Sofia, Blue mosque, Sultan Ahmed Square and Old bazar. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are beautiful and clean. A must stay hotel..
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2015 by Turker, Hotel Management
Dear Asim, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so glad to see how much you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We are planning to put a kettle, tea and some coffee in the rooms soon. I hope you will see them on your next stay soon again. Kind Regards.
5 out of 5
by Ahmad M from New Jersey, USA

Hotel Location.

Posted Oct 14, 2015 on Hotels
Hotel is in the area close to many popular sites. Nice and clean hotel, with courteous staff. Bath room was very small, but that was expected as the hotel is located in the older part of the town. The view from the rooftop restaurant is fantastic.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2016 by Turker, Hotel Management
Dear Ahmad M. Thank you very much for your kind feedback and we hope to welcome you in Istanbul soon again. Kind Regards
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Service and hotel style/condition were not great

Posted Oct 7, 2015 on Hotels
We traveled to Turkey for two weeks for our honeymoon and this was the hotel that we enjoyed the least. Most of our hotels were in the 200-400 USD a night range, but this hotel felt VERY inferior to any other hotels we stayed in, both in terms of comfort and style as well as level of service. The rooms were carpeted and seemed a little run down, and the door to the restroom was completely transparent, which was a little awkward in such a small room! When we asked for a recommendation for dinner, the hotel sent us to a VERY touristy spot that pushed food on us and we ended up spending over $200 for a dinner that was not very good. When we told the hotel about this they dismissed us and even though they said that the manager would address this with us he/she never did. There are so many great hotels in Istanbul in more interesting neighborhoods a bit more removed from the touristy sites...I would definitely opt for a better option and pass on this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2016 by Turker, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for choosing the Hypnos Design Hotel and for taking the time to share your review with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon, just to make your next stay even better than the one before.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in.

Posted Sep 6, 2015
Very small room. We wanted two twin beds instead of double, but was told that it was a 25 dollar upgrade. I have never heard you have to upgrade to twin beds and steep price. Bed covering was bit rough. Staff was helpful getting a taxi ride to sabida gokgen airport. Had trouble with wifi working
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 21, 2015 by Türker Turan, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thanks for your kind feedback about our hotel and I apologize for my delayed reply. Now we changed our wi-fi router and it works properly. If you inform us during your reservation, we always care about our guests bed preference. I wish you visit us again. Best Regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey, USA

Nice Boutique Hotel near Topkapi and Agia Sophia

Posted Aug 6, 2015
Very nice hotel, within walking distance to major sites. (Agia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Archaeological Museum etc). Very nice staff, always ready and willing to be of service. The people at the front desk were very knowledgeable and their suggestions were always honest and very helpful. Take their advice when booking activities/tours because they know which companies are more professional. Breakfast was included and there were a number of choices very nicely prepared. We had lunch at the hotel and it was very good and affordable. Even though our room was small, it was nice and clean with crisp white linen and bath towels. The only negative comment about the room is the carpet. We would have preferred a room without a carpet. We would definitely recommend this hotel!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hypnos Hotel

Posted Jun 25, 2015 on Hotels
Quality of the service is excellent. The staff are friendly, giving you advice and tips for your trip. They can book excursions and arrange tours. The hotel location is perfect, just five minutes away from Sultanahmet park where some of the main attractions are located. It is also around 10 mins from the Galata bridge. Also there's grocers, pharmacies, souvenir shops and places to eat just round the corners. The food is the cafe downstairs was delicious. One negative point is that my room was on the first floor with the road in front of my room, so I can hear the traffic all night. I would advise you to book away rooms on higher floors and away from the road. Overall I'm enjoyed my trip in Istanbul and my stay at this hotel. I'll probably come back to this hotel and I recommend it to others.
5 out of 5
by Julian from Abu Dhabi

Cool place

Posted May 1, 2015 on Hotels
Great location, comfortable, cool vibe.