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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I really enjoyed our stay here! The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and the room had a view of the ocean. The location was fantastic--right by the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the Hagia Sophia.

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McCook, Nebraska
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

First, to the hotel itself. Location was fantastic. Views were great. The rooms were minimal, small, noisy, bathrooms were tiny, beds bad. I would say below what is typical of Eastern European hotels. Breakfast was OK, at best. The only other Turkish hotel experience I have had was in Ephesus and it was far, far superior to this. No comparison... More 

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Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2015

the room is too small for 3 people - facilities aren't in excellent condition - staff are very kind and helpful + the breakfast is good + the view from the breakfast room is awesome + the price is acceptable + wifi works good +

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Chester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The good bits first, this is a cheap hotel in a good location, sights of Sultanahmet all within walking distance and close to Ceberlitas tram station. Good Wi-Fi coverage. The view from the terrace is very good over the Sea of Marmara and (just about) the Blue Mosque. If you want to eat with other tourists or get reasonably priced... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Istanbul city and staying at this hotel for a 4 night city break. GOOD POINTS: None - glad to be out of there. BAD POINTS: 1) very dingy 2) appalling poor customer service 3) limited breakfast option I will never return to this place or recommend anyone. Firstly I emailed the owner from... More 

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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Booked to stay at the Old City Hotel for 5 nights but upon arrival was told that there was a booking issue so we were moved to the 'My Home Sta' hotel 2 doors away. First room had the worst smell coming from the leaking toilet. The curtains didn't shut either. Complained and got moved without an apology. Second room... More 

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2 Thank Jo D
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This hotel is a bit run down but nevertheless our stay was a very pleasant one The staff are very friendly and helpful-our room was a bit tired but was clean. We only used it for sleeping and showering the remainder of our time was spent out and about. It is in a good location near most of the main... More 

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spain
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

As somebody said in another review, "old" is the word to describe this place. I would also add that if at least it was cleaner it would make a difference. I think they are not bothered. It is cheap, but for the same price you can find better places, where they show they care. Breakfast is dreadful for a city... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Istanbul is fantastic but do not stay here. Where to start.... 1. Advertising and booking apartments that are not available or do not exist. 2. Overbooking in general. Whilst we were there at least four guests apart from ourselves were billeted in nearby hotels. I moved twice. 3. Bathrooms are tiny and falling apart. Plenty of hot water. Complimentary toiletries??... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

we were only few hours per day in hotel, but room was OK for sleeping these few hours, very kind stuff, no problems with paying or anything else... breakfast is nothing special so we were eating local food near hotel because it was cheap and better..

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old City Sultanahmet Hotel welcomes you with modern, clean and comfortable 18 rooms, Located at the heart of Istanbul's historical peninsula once was named as; Byzantium, Nova Rome, Constantinople, "Konstantinopolis, Dersaadet and Istanbul and with views of two of the most magnificent masterpieces of world architecture, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, Old City Sultanahmet Hotel offers a unique experience to the guests. It is in the center of the Old City, within walking distance of most of the major sites such as Topkapi Palace, Archaeology Museum, St. Irene Church, Sultanahmet Square, Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Bazaar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old City Sultanahmet

Address: Emin Sinan Mahallesi Piyerloti Caddesi #41 | Cemberlitas/Old City/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34490, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range: £15 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old City Sultanahmet 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“A different hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles jeffd422, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms at front so noise from road and mosque at prayer times. Bring earplugs! Rooms on fourth floor seem a good bet.”
 of 5 bubbles shezma, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“on higher floors there is better view on bospor and blue mosque”
 of 5 bubbles irac_hulja, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are same and new, perhaps west side rooms are more quiet coz of the near by building activities ...no elevator so choose lower floor if you can't climb....”
 of 5 bubbles D_Dicho, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Higher up is probably a good idea to escape from the car noise and as well the view over the rooftops and the city is magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles 616ralphl, 19 Jul 2014 | Read review
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