Ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Close to hippodrome and the Blue mosque

Posted Oct 19, 2017
Pros: Location Location Location
Cons: Breakfast could have more options
Location: Lots of things, the museums, the hippodrome, the tram, the boat trips to uskadar, everything
The hotel is convenient and cheap at my time of booking (Oct 2017) this is during the off-peak season and the tourist area of Istanbul are less busy. The hotel was adequate, the breakfast is basic but enough food there, nothing to write home about but its sustenance. The staff are very good and can speak English well also which is a plus. The economical rooms are not huge it would be difficult to swing a cat around but this is an old Ottoman palace converted into a hotel. In a nutshell if you like cosy, quirky hotels then stay here if you like your hotels on a larger scale then look elsewhere. This does not discredit the staff in anyway, they do their job when asked, they are helpful in pointing you to the main areas in Istanbul and provide directions, the cleaners always cleaned the room no issues and towels changed daily. If the breakfast had more diversity to it the hotel would be on my list to go back to but I think I will stay elsewhere next time.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from london

Reasonably priced for the location

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Our room was overlooking the street which was incredibly noisy throughout the night with traffic, dogs barking, people shouting. This is an old building so there are no balconies. One real bug bear for us was the fact that the shower did not have a window. Breakfast was dissappointing. The location is superb though. You get what you pay for.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Great location

Posted Sep 28, 2017
No complaints, the staff were friendly and the hotel is in a prime location close to major tourist attractions.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

excellent location close to the blue mosque

Posted Sep 6, 2017
Pros: friendly staff
had a very pleasant stay . Rooms were cleaned daily . staff were very helpful..
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from libya

nice hotel

Posted Aug 24, 2017
Pros: Location, treatment and cleanliness
Cons: Breakfast diversity and building elevators
Location: Shopping and eating with restaurants
Hotel is good but the room is small and the breakfast is not varied
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel. Would recommend to anyone

Posted Jul 27, 2017
An amazing experience with this hotel. Whatever queries we had, they would strive to do their best to help us, that also includes booking taxis at very good prices. Hotel staff were extremely friendly and made our stay so much better. Would book again with this hotel
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 1, 2017 by Tarik, Hotel Management
Thanks for your message, we are very happy with you good comments. We hope to see you in our hotel again. Best Regards, Tarık Özkalkan
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Canada

Intimitely close to Sultanahmet mosque

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Loved the proximity to the Blue Mosque: fabulous roof top views and sounds of muzzein call to prayer. Staff friendly and helpful during my 6 day stay Breakfast very middle eastern style: lots of vegetable dishes, cheeses and yoghurts. Very healthy and filling to start the day!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 1, 2017 by Tarik, Hotel Management
Thanks for your message, we are very happy with you comments. I hope next time we will do our best and we will have perfect point from you. And we hope to see you again in our hotel. Best Regards, Tarık Özkalkan
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to most visiting areas

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Enjoyed the holiday hotel was excellent but could have provided continental breakfast visited a lot of historical places easy walking facilities
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 1, 2017 by Tarik, Hotel Management
Thanks for your message, we are very happy with you good comments. We hope to see you in our hotel for your next visit to istanbul. Best Regards, Tarık Özkalkan
5 out of 5
by Collette

The Best of the Boutique hotels in the old town

Posted Jul 6, 2017 on Hotels
The location was within walking distant to everything for us. The hotel manager took special care of all guests each as if we were the only ones. I would stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 16, 2017 by Tarik, Hotel Management
Dear Collette, Thanks for your comment about us. I hope enjoy our hotel and you will come back to Istanbul againg. Please feel free to contact with us for your questions. Best Regards, Tarik Ozkalkan Hotel Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Small pleasant hotel

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Pros: The location. Rooftop terrace. Very clean and tidy. Interesting breakfast.
Cons: We stayed 5 nights and our coffee, tea and bottled water were not renewed, even after asking.
Location: Excellent location. walking distance to lots of different mosques, museums, palaces.
We enjoyed our stay and found the staff very helpful and welcoming. We upgraded to a larger room, which we found more comfortable for our needs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 29, 2017 by tö, Hotel Management
Dear Julie, Thanks for your e-mail and I am so sorry about missing point that you have. however, this complimentary drinks only for the first day. That's why we did not replace that, I think we did not understand each other very well. Anyway, we are sorry again for that point, otherwise I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please feel free to contact with us if you have any more questions or comment in our hotel or Istanbul. Best Regards, Tarık Özkalkan Hotel Manager