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Hotel Ilkay

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Hotel Ilkay is located right on the Tramline and this makes your life very easy for commuting. There are numerous hotels on the street towards Eminonu. The Orient Express Station is a great place for history buffs. The breakfast has the same menu for all days and good for a filling breakfast. We were given a nice big room with...

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear MKart, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned in your review, Ilkay Hotel is very close to the main historical places such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Looking forward to hosting you again in Ilkay Hotel. Best Regards,...

The Hague
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Fatih, Ugur, Yunus, Ersin and all the other staff...always a great time to stay at Ilkay. The rooms are clean but simple, breakfast good, but what it makes special is the contact with the staff who is working. Nothing is too much, always have a big smile and fun. The hotel is very centrale to all the things you wanne...

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear NanaTheHague, Thank you very much for staying in Ilkay Hotel several times. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned in your review, all our staff is always ready to assist our guests. We look forward to hosting you again in Ilkay Hotel. Warm Regards from Istanbul, Ilkay Hotel Team

Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A nicely located Hotel in this part of colourful Istanbul. Topkapi Palace being one of many attractions, Blue Mosque, Spicey Bazaar etc. Service is very good and worth a stay. Having been twice myself for 10days each time speaks for itself. Some good night life for restaurants, markets etc and reasonably priced. Bargains to be had in the Bazaar's where...

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear jonsplace01, Thank you very much for staying at our hotel twice. As you mentioned in your review, the location of our hotel is very central. Main historical places like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Spice Market are within walking distance. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in Ilkay...

Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Our stay at ilkay hotel was as always very good we had an excellent time a very helpful team they helped us in every thing we asked from simple questions of directions to places in Istanbul to changing rooms that we didn't feel comfortable in i will always stay at this hotel every time i visit Istanbul and i hope...

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear mazen730 Thank you very much for staying in our hotel several times. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned in your review, all our staff is always ready to assist our guests. We look forward to hosting you again in Ilkay Hotel. Warm Regards from Istanbul, Ilkay Hotel Team

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Ilkay hotel is perfect. It is located in the heart of Istanbul. The touristic attractions are within walking distance. The rooms are very good and the breakfast is tasty. The hotel staff is super friendly and very helpful. I recommend everyone to stay / reside in Ilkay Hotel. The hotel has a perfect location and everything was very good.

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear Ibrahim E, Thank you very much for your precious review. As you mentioned in your review, the location of our hotel is very central. Main historical places are within walking distance. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Ilkay Hotel Team

Reviewed 27 May 2016

First of all Hotel Ilkay is not only situated in a beautiful part of Istanbul, but the location in and of itself is very convenient for the tourist, who's interested in experiencing all of the historic sightings. In particular it is very close to the remarkable and popular tourist attractions Sultan Ahmet also known as the blue mosque, Topkapi palace...

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear Unal C, Thank you very much for staying in Ilkay Hotel twice. As you mentioned in your review, the location of our hotel is very central. Main historical places are within walking distance. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Ilkay Hotel Team

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I was very privileged to meet, through Yelp no less, some employees at the chain of Ilkay hotels (I guess Turkey’s versions of Hampton Inns to Embassy Suites with the Ilkay being a well apportioned Hampton Inns in the tourist zone of Sultanhamet) who gave me a great deal on a room for my overstay in Istanbul both coming and...

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Faruk_Boyaci, Sahibi at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear BairesBob, Thank you very much for your precious review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay in Ilkay Hotel. As you mentioned in your review, Ilkay Hotel is very close to the main historical places such as Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazar. We are also thrilled to hear your nice words about our team as well...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of nice things to write for this nice hotel but I'm not gonna write everything on here coz I want you to go there and have your own experiences ... Most wonderful staff ever.. especially mister Seker and Coban :-) thanks guys .

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear adem G, Thank you for your precious review. It's a pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Ilkay Hotel. We will be very happy to see you again in our hotel. Warm Regards, Ilkay Hotel Team

Vrhnika, Slovenia
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was second year in a row when we stayed in this lovely and central hotel. The staff is extremely nice, brekfasts delicious and the location unbeatable. Rooms are nice, beds are super comfortable and bathroom clean. We hope that we'll be back again soon.

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear trebusckar, Thank you very much for staying in Ilkay Hotel twice and for your precious review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Ilkay Hotel Team

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Ilkay Hotel was not the highest category hotel but it was one of my best experiences ever.Rooms were comfortable enough,staff are really friendly and breakfast quality was good.They also have a pub just next to the hotel that you can have your beer and have fun.

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Additional Information about Hotel Ilkay

Address: Hudavendigar Street No: 44-46 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34210, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: £29 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ilkay 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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#58 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#106 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#178 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#194 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Even with road side rooms, the noise levels are very low in the nights.”
 of 5 bubbles MKart, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The higher up the less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles jonsplace01, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms without daylight. Don't pick these.”
 of 5 bubbles TobiasKuemin, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms not facing the main street have a bit of noise at night”
 of 5 bubbles alexandru201, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“one side of hotel is renovated...rooms are similar but with remodeled bathrooms and headboards. Found all rooms to be very small.”
 of 5 bubbles 896zahrah, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
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