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Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel

Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Çeşmesi Sok. No: 21, Istanbul 34122 Türkiye
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Rooftop bar
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Bulgarian and 4 more
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Islam Z wrote a review Dec 2023
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*In general: Good hotel and amazing location with very good breakfast.. Room service was not good. *Breakfast: The breakfast is very good and varied, and the restaurant has a wonderful view of the sea. *Stuff: The staff are friendly and smiling, especially Mr. Jassim. *Room clean service: The room cleaning service was not good, and there is no follow-up on materials such as soap, toilet paper, and clean cups
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dirk W wrote a review Nov 2023
Alexandra Headland, Australia6463 contributions1343 helpful votes
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The Yilsam Sultanahmet is tucked away in a little alley between Sultanahmet and the Avrasya Tunnel by the Sea of Marmara. It is impossible to park anywhere in this area, but your car/taxi can drop you off at the front entry. The location is superb, just a short stroll to Hagia Sophia, hippodrome and restaurants. I found reception always busy, but check-in was smooth and I got 109, just 1 floor up. The room is stylish (in an antique way), but very small ; they have crammed in a double bed, 2 desks, side tables and a chair. Excellent Wifi and TV with lots of channels, including international ones. Because I was traveling solo, it was perfect, but 2 people would find it difficult to find space for suitcases. The room, floor and all furniture were immaculate. Bathroom was floor-to-ceiling white marble, again very small, but nice walk-in rainshower. Breakfast is on the top floor and offers wonderful views over the Marmara Sea, mosques, shipping activity and stunning sunrise. The buffet is extensive, not so Western, but good choice of fresh ingredients. There is a good coffee machine, but no proper fresh juice. No egg station, but warmed up scrambled and boiled eggs. Because of its exquisite location, the Yilsam struggles with space and everything feels a bit crammed. But it is a brilliant little boutique hotel in the best location in Istanbul and it offers great value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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desertrose1955 wrote a review Jul 2023
Salisbury, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
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Stayed here for 7 days with my friend. It was very clean and comfortable. All the staff were excellent, couldn’t do enough to help you. The breakfast has a fantastic choice of hot and cold food, with pastries, pancakes, fruit and cakes. No evening meal however but just up the road us a Restaurant called Ozi Pizza and Pasta. Delicious food and brilliant service and the price is very good too.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Francis y Manuel wrote a review May 2023
Miami, Florida87 contributions24 helpful votes
Very good hotel, just three blocks from the Hippodrome. Very good cleaning, the attention of the staff is excellent and they are all very attentive to the needs of the guests. If you choose a room with sea view you can contemplate beautiful views. I recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: For a quick meal there is an Italian restaurant (Villaggio Italian Pizza) half a block away that...
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Yana B wrote a review Mar 2023
Moscow, Russia147 contributions32 helpful votes
I booked 2 nights (March 7th to 9th) and got a room 103 on -1 floor. It was a bit suspicious how the staff (2 men) were talking in Turkish to find a room for me but I didn’t pay much attention. Wen I was guided by one man to show my room and help with my luggage, we took a lift and stoped on a ground flow where the flow of water falling down intensively from the ceiling to a plastic bucket. The man told me that this flow is going to be repaired and it happened just today. Obviously, he was lying. My room number is 103, just next to this flow that is not fixed. I spent a sleepless night as I had to wake up at 00:25 due to the noise created by some machine in front of my window in the garden reminding a siren’s sound at night and continuing during 5 to 10 min approx. One more distraction is falling water as I can hear every drop when it falls in the corridor. I asked my travel agent to support me with changing a room at night. It’s morning time but I haven’t get any support from the hotel desk yet.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frank wrote a review Dec 2022
La Baie, Canada1 contribution
The place was clean and beautiful, our host did a great job. They are trustorty people. I recommand this place! The breakfast was ok but we had an amazing view ln the sea. We made unforgetable souvenirs.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Faye Ronson wrote a review Aug 2022
Lancaster, United Kingdom29 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely wonderful service. We arrived and were greeted by very friendly and kind staff. We arrived at the hotel early from the airport and it wasn’t a problem at all. The staff gave us a drink to wait and 10 minutes later we had a room. We were taken to our room by a lovely young man and our room was absolutely beautiful. Very clean and modern yet with traditional features. Beautiful view from the breakfast room - photo attached. Can’t recommend this hotel enough! Superior staff, brilliantly comfortable bed, and great location.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It is far from the airport, we flew into SAW airport and it was roughly 1.20 hours
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Safinaz C wrote a review Jun 2022
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The most fantastic hotel I’ve ever stayed in, room, cleanliness, location, friendly staff I couldn’t ask for more, everything was perfect. Only thing I would say is that I found the breakfast was the same everyday but apart from that there’s nothing I could fault about this hotel. I just want to thank the team at Yilsam for making mine and my parents stay a very memorable one and we’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Beth wrote a review Jun 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the best time in this lovely hotel. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and helpful. Great views from the room and breakfast area. Lovely buffet each morning and a great location too. Thank you so much to all the staff especially the lovely lady at breakfast and the kind reception staff. Beth and girls
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Harises G wrote a review Aug 2021
Dayton, Ohio1 contribution
My family and I stayed here for 4 days. We reserved our stay brought the agency at the airport. The hostel staff is very nice, and helpful. Great location, and breakfast! We did not have any problems during our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Kuntay Sönmez, Diğer at Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel
Responded 1 Dec 2021
Hi dear harisesg, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your most recent stay at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you appreciate your experience. I have also shared your very kind comments with my staff in order to make all our colleagues pleased about your feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you at our hotel again in the near future. Best Regards Kuntay J . SÖNMEZ Front Office&sales manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.2 miles), Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop (0.1 miles), and Zeki Ciftci - Istanbul Tour Guide (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Massa Bistro, Las Tapas Restaurant, and Istanbul Kebab Cafe & Restaurant.
Does Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Istanbul.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.5 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.4 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.4 miles).
Does Yilsam Sultanahmet Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.