"A nice hotel close to centre of Sultanahmet area."
A nice hotel, located just 5 mins walking distance to the Blue Mosque. Located in a quiet side street means that there is no traffic noise at all.
A friendly bunch of staff who were attentive and very helpful throughout our stay.
We found this a small, friendly hotel with a comfortable, family feeling. The rooms were not large but clean with good beds and daily serviced. Great breakfast on terrace overlooking the Bosphorous. Narrow staircase -- take care.
Marmara Guesthouse is a small and charming guest house in Istanbul, Turkey , run by a Turkish family. The property is …More
Staff were very friendly and helpful. The surroundings were very relaxing. Went to the Bazaar every day for shopping. Breakfast in the hotel was very good and service was excellent. Rooms were clean and made up every day.
It was a little difficult to find, but otherwise a very nice place for the price. We stayed for one night on a layover between the U.S. and Rome. We wanted a centrally-located hotel for the one night but at a good price; it met our requirements perfectly except for the kind of difficult location to find (It was on the street just south of the blue mosque.). The breakfast was Turkish continental. The mattress was hard, but for the price it was expected. The staff is at the desk 24/7. The terrace view is very nice. Overall, I would recommend it highly for the price.
Austin from Houston, TX
Supremely located across the street from the famous Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet Square, the Ararat Hotel in Istanbul offers …More
tomsquare has found a neighborhood that allowed me to sleep throughout the night WITHOUT earplugs on, very reliable Wi-Fi, clean, pleasant size rooms, a useful kitchen, a market around the corner, filtered water, but most importantly a very helpful staff. the stairs are wooden and although you can hear people to and from their room it wasn't loud enough to disturb a person, in my opinion, as the guest were all considerate when entering late at night. some voices will travel through the rooms but only in cases where people were talking loud in the first place which was seldom. I think guest were aware of the quiet atmosphere and respected it. I heard some neighbors at night but tapers off quickly.
Ali and Yusuf are very informed about their city with all modes of transportation, very accurate on how to get to your location and Yusuf even lent me his metro card (forgot what they're called) making it so easy to add money to help ease and to save a lot on commuting with mass transit. you may also enjoy some interesting conversation about their country and customs as they make time for you.
I stayed four nights and would definitely recommend this place to people who want to visit Istanbul from outside their room not from their window view. I think tomsquare is a quant, nicely kept hotel that's efficient for guest. I was by myself and never felt intimidated by the location. the main street close by (2 short streets north) is mainly local without tourist shops.
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