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Faros Old City

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel was cozy and the team was helpful. The location of the hotel is great it's near sultan ahmet mosque and Haya Sofia and you don't need to walk for the tram. The hotel is clean and the restaurant serve delicious food.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

+++ location +++ cleanliness +++ very close to tram stations( Sultanahmet & cemberlitas ) +++ close to most important historic attractions +++ many restaurants nearby --- very old small hotel and lobby --- it's not 4 star hotel at all

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel very clean and our room was spacious. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful Fantastic location for visiting places such as hajj Sophia, blue mosque, basilica cistern and the grand bazaar. A short taxi ride will also get you to shop in Taskim Square Breakfast was a good variety and very clean. Only downside for us was we made...

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 11 September 2016

That seems family hotel. Pretty small rooms especially single room. My suggestion is book suite room. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast for this category hotel is good. Places like Sultanakhmet, Grand bazaar are in walking distance. Next to the hotel - Starbucks ) but don't forget to try Turkish coffee as well. Even the hotel on the busy...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Look i always stay around either attaturk or Sabiha in hotel and decided to take the plunge- buy myself a Istabullkart and Venture out . there is no doubt this hotel is not one of the chains.....but the staff and extremely friendly- adjacent to FAROS restaurant - now i first came across FAROS restaurant at Taksim close to the Havatas...

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Tonight is our last night and we do not want to leave! Impeccable service in the hotel and restaurant. The staff are welcoming, friendly and thoughtful, and the location is perfect. The rooms are comfortable but fairly basic, however, this is a perfect base for covering the whole of Istanbul. I urge you to come and wish you as wonderful...

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 18 June 2016

great location in sultanahmet area. easy access by 2 metro station. its a small & simple hotel but with all the neccessary needs. So if you are looking for a convient place to freshen up after a long day touring before you go out again for dinner & drinks, then Faros is the place. prices very reasnable.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The hotel is in a great location. It is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazar. There are also many restaurants nearby. The main tram line is just in front of the hotel. The staff is very warm and friendly. The room was large, comfortable, and had a small mini-bar. Music does play from the restaurant/bar...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Visited 3 times with family. Nice choice of food and quality dishes. Staff courteous. Overall excellent. Went to trial their food but hooked afterward. We have tried so many different dished all were superb.

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We spent 4 nights in the hotel with a friend in May, 2016. Though our room was a bit tiny and not in an excellent condition, it was really clean and tidy. The beds were new, we could have great sleeps. The staff of the hotel was extremely friendly and informative. I think Hotel Faros Old City is a good...

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Faros Old City

Address: Divanyolu 76, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: £27 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Faros Old City 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Istanbul Faros Hotel
Hotel Style:
#76 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#140 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#152 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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“The higher the better as it at a busy street where tram passes right next to it.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveller294003, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Economy rooms have no street windows, but they are much quieter than the ones with a view on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles agiballa, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor are not at street level and are better as no elevator is needed, just a couple of stairs.”
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 of 5 bubbles silarem, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The cheaper standard rooms are small -ish and at the back, but fine. Pay more for larger room at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles Fulhamish, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The rear of the building is quieter, however, the view is of other buildings. If you use a face cloth, these are not provided.”
 of 5 bubbles exobserver, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
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