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Osmanhan Hotel
Ranked #5 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I stayed 6 days in Osmanhan hotel.
The location is 5 minite walk from blue mosque.

The room is comfortable and furniture is lovely.

Breakfast in patio is excellent, fresh fruit,vegitables..
overview beautiful sea of Marmara!
Mehmet talked with us very friendly.

Fatih on front desk help us to where I want to go and recommend excellent restaurant.
He always smile and say 'Okaeri'( welcome home in Japanese)

The orner,Hamit-san is also nice.
He helped us toreserve Hamam.

Hotel staffs are very nice and frendly.
It's home from home.
Everything is perfect!

I want to stay Osmanhan hotel again!

Thank you.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Yoko5566
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Osmanhan Hotel again in September 2012. It has the feel of home. Fatih at the desk and all the other staff are friendly, helpful and eager to make us comfortable. Breakfast on the roof overlooking the Sea of Marmara was superb--one morning we had three different kinds of traditional Turkish borek! We love the Osmanhan and will stay there whenever we get the chance.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank hanusa2
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

My wife and I booked this hotel for a one-week visit to Istanbul based on all the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. Other reviewers have already done an excellent job of describing their stays at the hotel, so I won't bore you with yet another litany of its many merits. Instead, I will cut to the chase and concentrate on its few deficiencies.

The rooms are clean and cosy, but relatively small, especially the bathrooms. Great for lone travelers and friendly couples with minimal luggage, but problematic for a larger family.

There is no elevator, so older or disabled individuals will have problems getting around the hotel. Even if you get a room on one of the lower floors, you'll still have to climb all the way to the top floor for breakfast every morning or whenever you want to enjoy the terrace view. Just getting to the reception area from the street entrance requires going down several steps.

Access to the hotel is a little challenging as well. It is hidden away in some back streets, many of which are a steep in places and with missing or unusable sidewalks. You'll end up having to walk in the cobbled street much of the time while keeping a sharp eye out to avoid getting run over by cars and tour buses.

The streets around the hotel are lined with restaurants of a hundred different varieties (including a pretty good Korean restaurant right next to the Oshmanhan itself). Though this is great if you are looking for a meal, it can be a problem at other times. The problem is that every one of those restaurants has a man standing out front in the evenings whose job it is to entice you in for a meal. Some of these guys can be pretty pushy, and after a while, we started to dread the running of this gantlet on our return to the hotel after dinner.

Breakfast is included in the price of the room, but don't expect to see a big buffet spread with hot plates full of steaming western-style breakfast food. What you will find is a small side-table holding a few plates of cheese slices, cold cuts, yogurt, fruit, cereal, slices of cake, some bread and simit (wonderful Turkish bagels), jams, fruit juices, milk, etc. There is usually a friendly face around willing to cook you a small omelet or make you a coffee, but don't expect much more. If you don't eat a lot for breakfast (like us), then not a problem, but if you are used to a large hot meal to start your day, you'll need to look for it elsewhere.

Don't get me wrong. We loved our stay at the Oshmanhan, and would be happy to book there again the next time we travel to Istanbul. The hotel was perfect for a relatively healthy couple like us, and for the price, you can't really beat the location and quality of the accommodations.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank palandri
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Stayed here only 1 night on what was big trip for us across Turkey and Greece. Friendly from the moment we walked in. We were given maps and recommendations for where to eat, and what to see and do.

Our room was very comfortable and a good size. Breakfast on the rooftop was great. We also took advantage of the roof top for evening drinks that we bought from a nearby corner store. The view from the top is spectacular.

The hotel is in a great spot for exploring the main attractions of Istanbul.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Timothy B
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We very much enjoyed a four night stay here in late August. As many others have commented, the service is excellent, terrific location, nice breakfast, etc. We appreciated the minifridge in the room, where we kept leftovers from dinner to enjoy the next day. At the suggestion of other TA reviewers, we took a bottle of wine up to sitting up in the eating area on the roof, where we savored the view out over the Sea of Marmara. One night we watched the moonrise over the water, and then turned the other way to see the lights on the minarets of the Blue Mosque. The staff encouraged us to use the plates, glassware, and flatware from the breakfast room, which made for easy and pleasant dining.

The one drawback was occasional loud conversations trickling in from the street, where there are several hostels. We were in a first floor room, so maybe the higher rooms wouldn't have that problem.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank njpr0f
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We booked OsmanHan after reading Tripadviser reviews and are very glad we did so. This tiny boutique hotel was a lovely place to stay. From the first contact they were efficient in answering questions and booking tours as well as the hotel booking. Mr Fatih on the front desk is a mine of information and could not have been more pleasant. The rooms are exactly as shown on the website. Although the bathrooms are tiny, they have everything you need including a wonderfully powerful hot shower. The place is immaculately clean. The breakfast on the rooftop, overlooking the Bospherous was a lovely way to start the day and considering the size of the hotel the breakfast was amazingly comprehensive, fresh fruits, fresh squeezed orange juice, cereals, breads, cheeses etc, and they will also make omlettes fresh for you. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque, Arasta Bazaar and the square to catch tours and trams on Divan Yoli street. Literally one street away is a main street with lots the most popular restaurants in Sultanahmet, so convenient. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone unless they cannot cope with the winding staircase. They also manage a guest house just 2 buildings away that a friend stayed at, Argos, which is apparently also excellent and possibly more suited for families.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
6  Thank LHSDoha_Qatar
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

The hotel is not big - there are only 8 rooms as I understood (4 floors, two rooms on each floor). The room we had was adequate size - not huge, but not too small either. Clean, with all necessary stuff. Hotel doesn't have an elevator, there is quite steep spiral staircase, so one should be careful walking up and down.

Breakfast was served on the roof which had nice view. Breakfast was good. The dining area on the roof was open all the time, so even though they didn't have any service there in the evening, we brought our own wine to sit and relax after a busy day, enjoying fresh breeze from Bosphorus.

Location is probably best. There is street with lots of restaurants just around the corner from the hotel. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia both are just a shot walk away. As is tram line which took us to the Spice Bazaar.

The staff at the hotel was very helpful - they arranged for pick up from the airport, and taxi back to airport, suggested places to eat, and were helpful with any questions we had.

So, it is a good hotel with clean rooms, good breakfast, very good location, and friendly and attentive staff. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. Cetinkaya Sok. No:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £39 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Osmanhan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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