Ratings based on 124 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Sydney, Australia

Pleasant hotel, in the right place, in Istanbul

Posted 14-Oct-2014
Pros: Helpfulness of the staff and the hotel's proximity to Sultanahmet's tourist attractions.
Cons: The hotel is a good value hotel in a special part of Istanbul.
Location: All tourist activities in the old part of Istanbul are close to the Sarnic - too many to mention. Great view of Blue Mosque when dining on terrace.
The Sarnic is excellent for visiting Istanbul's Sultanahmet attractions.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Australia

Close to everything

Posted 06-Aug-2014
Pros: Location, easy walk to Blue Mosque and close to tram line
Cons: Needs a lift
Good location close to most of the important icons. Staff speak reasonable English. Downside no lift, some rooms very small. Checked in ok but given wrong room, which only came to light when I asked to be moved from this very small room. Staff quick to move us but to a room where we could only stay for two nights then needed to move again for our last night there. I believe this happened due to miscommunication between checking staff and bellboy.
3 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Gary Cfrom Houston

In the Shadow of Istanbul's Iconic Sites

Posted 22-Jul-2014 on Hotels.com
Outstanding location (if you don't mind being with 100 yards of minarets blaring the call to prayer at 4 AM) within a few blocks of the Blue Mosque, ancient Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, and the Topkapi palace. Room was small but serviceable, bathroom was large and all plumbing worked well. The vanity table was missing its chair which required my wife to stand while applying make-up. Bed was hard, almost stiff - which was alright for me. A/C worked very well. Breakfast - dining area was large and buffet was very good; nothing fantastic, but very adequate. Best of all was rooftop bar and restaurant with sweeping views of the Bosphorus and Blue Mosque. This hotel is an excellent value.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fantastic Location- Great Hotel

Posted 14-Jul-2014
Pros: Fantastic Location
Location: Minutes from the Blue Mosque, and all the other attractions a tourist wants to see.
We were thrilled with the hotel especially the location. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Staff was helpful. I highly recommend this hotel
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Houston

Uncomfortable hotel, good location

Posted 13-Jul-2014
The bad: - The air conditioning was not working. It was on, and air was blowing slightly, but it was not cool. We asked the hotel staff and they did nothing. Therefore we had to leave the windows open to keep from dying. (We were there in July). It was loud outside with cars honking, call to prayer, seagulls... Not ideal. - The pictures of the rooms online look big, but in reality it was a very small room! (And they told us all the rooms are the same). - The sheets and towels had holes. - The hotel staff did not speak English very well and were not able to provide good help/advice for seeing the city. The good: - The location was perfect, right in the old district. - Breakfast and the rooftop terrace were nice, but terraces are standard in Istanbul -- if you want an EXCELLENT panoramic view, go to the Adamar Hotel in old town! I'm not someone who likes to give bad reviews, but I was really surprised at the low quality after seeing the great reviews on Expedia!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Qatar

Nice boutique hotel in heart of sultanahmed

Posted 04-Jul-2014
Very nice hotel. Very close to Blue mosque and Aya Sofia. Many options for restaurants and cafes. Tram very close as well as grand bazaar. Everything within walking distance to enjoy the amazing sultanahmed area. Very safe area. The hotel devised j to two buildings, the original one and another renovated one called Sarnic Premier hotel. I recommend strongly to book in the second hotel since it is serviced by an elevator too and connected to an amazing view restaurant to sultanahmed mosque and sea view. Minimarket just next door. We faced a problem of water disconnection as well as absence of hot water in the day of check in by chance. Managers confirm that this is not regular and it caused by water company, do they give me three rooms instead to satisfy our needs instead of the triple room we booked. Staff we're very cooperative and friendly staff and so helpful. Regardless of that problem, everything was perfect and can not wait till my next visit to the capital of the world.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Dee and Stevefrom Warwickshire

Excellent hotel - good value for money

Posted 22-Jun-2014
We stayed for 4 nights and could not fault this hotel. It's close to all the sites and is excellent value. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel close to all major cites, great staff!

Posted 08-Jun-2014
Pros: Staff, location. Garden area for breakfast. Rooftop terrace for dinner.
Cons: Breakfast choice are sufficient, but could be better.
Location: Near all sites. Very easy to navigate as on a main road, but road noise didn't bother us even though our room was 2nd floor right on the street.
The staff really made this hotel a great place to stay!! Everyone was very friendly and responsive, including emails prior to arriving, airport transfers, activity planning, directions and advice on where to go.
2 out of 5
by Pamfrom Australia

hard bed, peeling wallpaper, tiny TV

Posted 28-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Never again they need to update this hotel decor and provide a more interesting breakfast. Not value for money
3 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Wales

Great short break.

Posted 29-Apr-2014
Pros: Great location with friendly staff and very very clean. Turkish style breakfast also good. Did not have dinner there so can't comment on evening meal.
Cons: Heating / air con did not work nor did the only plug point in the bedroom, so hard to recharge phones and camera. Reported this twice to no effect.
Location: Location near Blue Mosque really excellent and lovely view of the mosque from the top floor restaurant where we had a drink one night
Great 6 night trip with lots to see and fabulous shopping in the bazaars. Really enjoyed walking around, seeing the sights - mosques, museums, markets and great meals in restaurants close by. "West Town" was the most lively restaurant area, Arasta Bazaar the most expensive place to shop. Tokapi Park especially lovely in April with thousands of tulips. Trips on ferry up Bosphorus and Golden Horn fabulous too;also easy on local ferries, using Istanbul travel card, as tourist boats were expensive.