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Meddusa Hotel
Ranked #491 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Awesome people fantastic service couldn't ask for more!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The hotel itself is not very modern .. But the staff were ace .. I really enjoyed my stay because staff were great .. They go out there way to keep customers happy .. Hussain was fab .. All staff wer very friendly .. Felt right at home :)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Hussein was extremely helpful with our requests. We also needed to make some phone calls to the US and Esir offered to make the calls for us free of charge so we could we could reactivate our credit card for Turkey. The breakfast was excellent! Since it was located in such a central location, it was so easy to visit all of the beautiful historical sites. Be sure to take the Bosphorous tour and take care on buying the pass for all of the sites. It is good for 3 days, but not for multiple entrances to the sites.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank William H
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

If you are staying for a couple of days in Istanbul as a tourist and your plan is mostly visit a city around, then Meddusa hotel can be one of the place to stay overnight. Prices are reasonable. Room is not big but also not smallest one, bathroom is also fine. As a PLUS - everyday clean towels. Staff is very friendly, ready to help you with suitcase, open a door everytime and will even try to answer your question. Our receptionist even went out of hotel to walk with us to closed shop as we were having some troubles with travel card.
Location is just perfect, walking distance to almost everything.
Selection of breakfast is not big but you dont have to worry, sufficient enought, you will not be hungry and your next meal can be your lunch.
In general, thanks to welcoming hospitality, ranking higher !

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank LubiZ
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

The hotel is situated in the center, near all the important sites and good restaurants. The staff was very hospitable and went out of their way to help us.
The view from the terrace where breakfast is served is wonderful and the rooms were clean an a/c was good and perfect for the summer nights.
Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Shirush3
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Belgrade
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a second time we've been in Istanbul and also second time in Meddusa Hotel.
This hotel is located in a few minutes walking distance from Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. To start with a booking, it is smooth with a fixed prices over the hotel official website. Prices are very reasonable and depend on the time of the year. The responsible person from hotel, in this case Mr. Eser - who speaks perfect English is there to completely help you in any situation. I had a request to be in the same room as last year, Mr Eser fulfilled my wish. Concerning the rooms - they are not very big, but the beds are very confortable, and also very clean. New towels are changed every morning. Hotel has a roof terrace with an incredible view over Bosphorus. The breakfast is included in the room price and is a classical buffet type with fresh fruits.
If you are looking for a reasonable price hotel with a great location in Istanbul, look no further. I hope I will get back to Istanbul and to this hotel soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank Ivan M
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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

My family wanted to stay in old town, very close to all tourist attractions. We also had our budget restrictions so Meddusa was perfect place for us. Rooms were neat and clean although little compact. Entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks to Mr Eser and hos colleague who made our istanbul stay memorable.

  • Stayed June 2013
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2 Thank dilipbhandari
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I along with my mother travelled to Istanbul from 3 - 9 June 2013 and stayed at Meddusa Hotel. Right from booking the rooms to my stay Mr. Eser and his staff especially Mr Ulubek & Mr. Hussein extended their generous hospitality and support. The hotel is exactly the same as explained on its website, its location to Sultanhmet, Grand Bazaar and Tramp Station adds to its great accessibility. The entire staff in the hotel are very warm, cordial and extremely helpful. The entire staff is sensitive to women and old guests. The highlight of the hotel is its Teras Cafe, a roof top cafe with a spectacular view of the Sea and Istanbul. The buffet served is very refreshing and fulfilling , the rooms were well cleaned. I was spell bounded by the honesty, attentiveness and the spectacular view offered at Meddusa. True to its name! Truly Worth it!! Makes one visit Istanbul again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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1 Thank RADHIKARALHAN
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Property: Meddusa Hotel
Address: Alemdar Mh. Nuru Osmaniye Cad. No: 5 | Cagaloglu, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#57 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Meddusa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Istanbul's historic district of Sultanahmet, a 5-minute walk from the Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar, this budget hotel features a terrace restaurant with panoramic views of Istanbul.Meddusa Hotel offers a range of warmly decorated rooms, all with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and satellite TV. Each room has a private bathroom with hairdryer.Guests of Meddusa Hotel can enjoy their breakfast, lunch and dinner at the rooftop terrace and admire the skyline views of old Istanbul and the Bosphorus. There is a small bar for drinks and reception is open 24 hours. ... more   less 
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