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Saruhan Hotel
Ranked #15 of 1,071 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 March 2011

We enjoyed this hotel a lot. Very good breakfast: several kinds of cheese and jams. Excellent location and friendly English-speaking staff. Rooms were clean and not too small. We had a balcony in our room and a good view to a football area (my husband is a football fan). The hotel is quite and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

This is a lovely little hotel on a side street. The staff is friendly and helpful and free breakfast overlooking the sea is a wonderful addition (try the rose jam - fantastic!). The hotel is down the hill from the major attractions, but the walk is not difficult and it is a nice chance to see daily life in Istanbul. Plus, when you're tired from a day of sightseeing the downhill walk is a nice break.

We used the airport transfer service that the hotel arranges. It was very worth it since the hotel is a bit hard to find at first and dragging suitcases across cobblestone streets is not fun.

As a tip: there is a great and cheap little restaurant near the hotel called Ziya Baba (I might be misspelling this) that has fantastic kebaps. It's right on the way to the Hippodrome.

Overall we were very happy with the choice of this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EM_RF
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

You are treated very kindly at the Saruhan Hotel in Instanbul - the service is very good and rooms very clean, anything we needed, they were available to help and with a SMILE!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank LaDolceVitaAzille
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

The hotel is located in a very pleasant place, not far from the center (10 minutes of walk to the Hagia Sophia) in a quiet area. The Hotel is small and cosy, the staff was always polite and friendly. Comfortable and clean room with one double bad and one bunk bed was the best variant for our family. However, most of all I like the breakfast on the top floor veranda. A great view and a variety of food make it wonderful. To be honest, it is one of the best hotels I've ever visited.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank taurum
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

This hotel is very comfortable and creates a homely atmosphere.
We are pleased to be a guest there. Staff very helpful, always ready to help answer any questions and advise the city and main attractions. The room is cleaned every day. Breakfasts are delicious and nutritious, and pass on the terrace with lovely views over the sea and the city! Free Wi-Fi catches on throughout the hotel, but better in the lobby next to a laptop that you can use too.
hotel location mysterious. every time we went our separate ways for him and could not remember one way but we're even amused =)
The hotel has very much liked)) next time plan to stay there.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank yulyanka
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

Our family (with three children) spent 4 nights in the hotel. We loved it. The room was clean, and big enough for five people. The only what we missed was a big cupboard.
The breakfast was wonderful with homemade jams, cheese and olives. The breakfast area is so little in wintertime, but it has fantastic wiew to the see. When the weather is getting better the terrace can be used for having breakfast, or just enjoying the morning sun. The location is perfect, the staff is very helpful and kind. I reccomend for everybody who want to stay in a nice, friendly family hotel in Istanbul, Sultanahmet.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

Location is highly desirable for a casual traveller who wants to be near major sites as well. I spent four nights at Saruhan in mid December 2010. The rate for the first three nights was relatively high (within range though) and got a 30% discount spending the fourth night. Highly recommend negotiating during off peak season. The staff was very friendly specially Mr. Haroon and Ms. Melina who very very nice arranging for mevlana sema ceremony, Turkish bath, and transportation to and from airport for me. The rates to airport is 1/10th of when coming from airport, when arranged by Saruhan. Take airport bus (havas) if you arrive at Good time And do not have too much luggage. There is a few Minutes walking from Sultan Ahmet station to the Hotel. Mr. Haroon was specially helpful arranging for phone calls and helping with tacı drivers because of my Limited Turkish. The nightshift staff are different from day shift And they are very nice too. They made completely safe during my stay. There is a safe in the room where I locked my passport and money. My room was very clean. The wood carving on the ceiling are special reminding of some motifs from south eastern Turkey. The garden view was fantastic. The voew is old houses built on top of each other amidst one of Istanbul's hills is a delight to wake up to. The bathroom was okay, it was hard to get the water temp adjusted to desired warmth, but is possible to manage. Breakfast is served on the rooftop. Mrs. Perihan rules. If you get on her good side with some compliments on her cooking, you get generous serving of Turkish coffee and a bit of good socialization. I asked Mr. Muhabbat Abi (assistant to Mrs. Perihan) to get me some Yurkish cream, Eastern cheese, and cheese and water Boreks, as an add-on and gladly paid for the service. I even got treated to some local Turkish honey from the Edirne area. The standard items on the table are twelve different home made jams, eggs, tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, two types of bread, two types of white cheese, green and black olives. Black olives were not fresh, I suggest either bring your own or ask for service politely. The Turkish hospitality is phenomenal it takes some tact, to make a suggestion. There is a all elevator to ride up to roof top breakfast area, I suggest walking the stairs though, there are nice (posters and not paintings) pictures from Istanbul's Ottoman period, specially pictures from the household that make all sorts of travelers (male and female) feel comfortable. There are lots of opportunities to visit smaller sites such as kucuk Hagia Sophia church (smaller of the two, much less crowded, and free) and a great small mosque designed by Sinan the architect. Armenian patriarch with St. Mary's church is nearby and Kumkapi neighborhood is closely to checkout on the fish market and restaurants. The most thrilling experience is the walk on steeped streets with old houses, some wooden, ottoman style, and just get a picture of common Istanbulites reminiscent of a city with a distinctive character that is well preserved in the neighborhood at Saruhan. Enjoy your stay and the view from the rooftop breakfast area, and say hello to Mrs. Perihan!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Cinci Meydani Sok. No: 30 | Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 1,071 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: £24 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saruhan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saruhan Hotel is a yellow stone house run by a Turkish family; this is the only hotel in Istanbul decorated with stone and wood together. It is located in the heart of the open air museum Istanbul, in the historical Sultanahmet area. It is ideal for visiting by foot the oldest and the most important Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of Istanbul. It is constructed of smoothly hewn yellow, pink and beige stone from Cappadocia and unbelievable quality of wood work like an ottoman wooden house. ... more   less 
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