Ratings based on 157 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Charming

Posted 30-Jul-2014
Very pleasant stay. The rooms are kept in a traditional style. The staff is helpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Malden, MA

First impressions are not the best impressions

Posted 20-Jul-2014
Pros: Roominess of the apartment and closeness to all the main areas of interest, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi palace and Grand Bazaar.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: The apartment was located at the center of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi palace and Grand Bazaar. All within a 10 minute walk.
When our cab driver drove us to the rental office we were not too impressed. The office was located on a narrow cobbled stone alley our hearts sank, only later we realized that the whole Fatih region, of which Sultanahmet was a part was like that. The apartments are strewn all over the place, so no two apartments might not be the same. What we got was a roomy single bedroom apartment complete with a kitchen, living area and a balcony too. The staff were extremely nice and helpful. When I asked them where to buy a plug adapter for my iPhone, they gave me one! The staff cleaned the apartment everyday and replaced the linen and towels. They even did the dishes. The apartment was located within walking distance to the Blue mosque and close to the sea shore. Just walking up the street gave a splendid view of the sea. Over all it was worth every penny.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice room with nice terrace

Posted 02-Jul-2014
Good staying.good location.good staff.I recommend this accomodation.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by christian from RO

Well priced and clean hotel close to main POIs

Posted 16-Jun-2014
Very clean (recently refurbished) room close to the main points of interest, good price, helpful staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Excellent location in the old city

Posted 09-Jun-2014
Walking distance to all the landmarks and good restaurants. It's a great place to stay if you're travelling alone however if you're a couple, you might experience cabin fever as the space is pretty small but really good location and clean facilities
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Leeds, UK

Great location but more 2* than 4*

Posted 27-May-2014
Pros: Friendly staff, great location, comfy bed.
The location of the hotel is fantastic, right in amongst the tiny streets of the old town and a very short uphill walk to the blue mosque. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner who walked the 5 minute walk to the apartment block with us. We were in a basement room (the standard double) underneath a traditional building. The room was clean and relatively spacious but the only light we had was a couple of inches coming through from street level. This also made for quite a noisy night with a busy hostel with outdoor seating being located directly oposite our 'window'. The bathroom also smelled very strongly of sewage which wasn't so pleasant in a room with little ventilation. Luckily we didn't spend much time in the room but both agreed that we wished we'd spent a bit more to get something better. Definitely more a 2* than 4*
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Tucked in behind the Roman hippodrome.

Posted 20-May-2014
A short climb to the Blue Mosque. Quarters are tight but adequate for a short stay. Friendly and helpful staff. # 34 has a balcony with a view of the hippodrome and a children's park.
2 out of 5
by Rob from Perth, Australia

Well located apartment but disappointing standard

Posted 20-May-2014
Pros: The location and the greater space provided by an apartment rather than a hotel room.
Cons: General standard of finish and decoration.
Location: Close enough to walk to the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
Great location in the historic district - apartment was a refurbished Ottoman house that had architectural appeal. The apartment had everything it was advertised as having (appliances etc) and bed was very comfortable. It was also cleaned every day and the bed made, which was a pleasant surprise. However - the apartment smelt noticeably musty when we arrived (this went after a day or two) and the quality of presentation was well below what I would expect from a 4 star (self rated?) standard. The apartment manager, Deniz, and other staff were friendly, polite and generally helpful - and to be fair Deniz was concerned when we did tell him that we were somewhat disappointed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Victoria from melbourne

Amazing staff

Posted 19-May-2014
I had a most enjoyable stay in this accommodation. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful!! The accommodation is approximately a 10 min walk to the main strip. I would highly recommend this accommodation and would definitely return.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by BZ from DC, USA

Do not recommend

Posted 13-May-2014 on Hotels.com
I took a 2 week trip to Istanbul and other EU destinations. All other hotel i would return except this one. It was the worst for the amount that we were charged (>110 USD per night. if the price was half of that, i would be able to overlook the condition). I am really not a picky person. I gave all other hotel rooms great reviews. Maybe it was our room only. The 2 room apartment seemed to be newly remodeled but the workmanship was horrendous. The entire compound had the moldy smell but later on my husband told me it was the cheap air freshener they used. The white caulking was everywhere. The light switches were hidden at odd places. The windows open at the most inconvenient locations. The bathroom had the toilet in the middle of the room w. the ugly back facing the door. If you are over 6 feet, you would have a really tough time using the toilet. The toilet bowl lid was broken. the sink was about as wide as an opened adult hand. A small trap door opened out to the outside in the bathtub and there was no way to lock the door. They claimed it was an apartment so we had a small fridge and a sink looking hole (never used either one) in an opening right next to our bed. The breakfast was as horrific as the apartment itself. I couldn't wait to leave. The only decent thing about the apartment were it was quiet and somewhat close to the main attractions in Istanbul. I stayed in 2 other hotels in Istanbul and those two were way better.