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Osmanhan Hotel
Ranked #6 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2014

While we stayed at Osmanhan Hotel, the owner and staff always cared of us. They were always kind and smiling. Every morning they started with ‘Good morning. How are you?’, sent us to sight-seeing with ‘Have a good day. Enjoy your sight-seeing,’ and welcomed us with ‘Welcome back’ in the evening. We felt their kindness well. When we wanted to buy somethings in a supermarket, a boy working at the hotel took us to one in Sultanahmet. If he hadn't taken us there, we would be lost. We really appreciate him.It made us happy. And, of course, the clean rooms and the breakfast at the roof top viewing the sea are also noteworthy. We had a wonderful time at Osmanhan Hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Josh G
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

As we had read on Tripadvisor’s web site, Osmanhan Hotel was very close to main sight-seeing places and we can get to each place in 3-5 minutes. Whenever we wanted, we could go back to our room from Topkapi Palace, Hagiasofia, Blue Mosque and other places. So we spent our time very relaxed at this hotel as if we were at home during our 4-day staying in Istanbul.

Every corner of this hotel was clean. The staff was all well-trained and polite. We were also satisfied with the room, which was not so large, but well- furnished and convenient.

And, especially, we loved the terrace at which they were giving breakfast in buffet-style. The terrace is overlooking the sea and you can see Asian side adn Princes’ islands (and even the opposite side of Marmara Sea in a fine day.

We give Osmanhan Hotel full marks!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Lorence G
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

From the welcome on our arrival to the solicitous help on our pre-dawn departure, we enjoyed everything about this intimate hotel. The room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable; the service was friendly and professional; the excellent breakfast on the roof-top terrace was a stand-out. It's a short easy walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofiya, Hippodrome, and all the other major sites in this amazing city. The manager was most helpful, with maps and restaurant recommendations. He even printed our boarding passes for us! Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank myrnaflorence
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Great hotel in Sultanahmet near the Ayasofia & Blue Mosque. It's in a quiet part of the old town with little city traffic, but right in the centre of town - perfect location. It is a small hotel, which makes it more intimate. And the view from the rooftop where you have breakfast is sensational as it looks over the Bosphorus. What I loved most about the hotel was the staff. They really tried to help to make our stay perfect. If they can do something for you, they will try their hardest to do so. For example, we were arriving before checkin at 9am, and instead of asking us to leave our bags and sit in a cafe they got the cleaner to do our room first so we could enter the room almost straight away - brilliant! We also needed to do some laundry so one of the staff personally took us to the laundry, which was a quick 3 blocks away - brilliant! We needed a taxi to the airport and the manager gave such personal attention to get a taxi for us despite the city being closed for a cycling race that morning - brilliant! I cannot emphasize enough how helpful the staff were. The breakfast was more then ample (with brilliant views). The rooms were always immaculately cleaned. Being a gay couple we were worried about whether the hotel would be OK with us sharing a double bed, but there was not a problem at all. I highly recommend this hotel and it is now our hotel of choice in Istanbul.

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4  Thank moto69
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed in a deluxe double room for 4 nights. Booked by email and paid at checkout. Be aware that even though the quote is in euro the currency for Turkey is Turkish lira and you also require a visa (available on line) as Turkey is not part of the European union. However, you can pay for the accommodation in euro.
Location: Hard for the taxi driver to find. It is on the corner opposite the Bauhaus hostel and next door to the upmarket Big Apple hostel. One small street away from a street full of restaurants, a short walk away from St Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the tram which goes over the bridge, and many many shops. The Turkish delight shops on the main street with the tram stop provided the best - and freshest products.
The hotel is quite small with two rooms on each floor and the breakfast room and rooftop all reached via a circular staircase. There is no elevator but suitcases are taken up and down by staff. Every area of the hotel is exceptionally clean.
The room: smallish with a single cupboard. Not much storage area. The safe is in the cupboard but at floor level so hard to access. Lots of windows that provide good light and interesting to look out at surrounding area and activity. Bed and bedlinen/cover/pillows were excellent quality - much better than five star resorts where we have stayed. At night the outside noise, especially from the hostel Bauhaus across the street, can be noisy. We found it better to shut the windows and turn on the airconditioning and this blocked out any noise.
Breakfast: A small selection with staff hovering to ensure that dishes were replenished as guests took items. Turkish coffee is available - all you have to do it ask. There are tables inside and outside. The view is good and the area faces the sea.
Rooftop: next level up from the breakfast area. No cover. It looks out to the sea. Guests can take drinks (including wine bought from local stores) and snacks/food up here. It's a great view and we went here every afternoon after our long walks.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mayaPerth
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Osmanhan Hotel is at three-minute walk distance from Sultanahmet Area. We could walk to most of famous places in the old town like Topkapi Palace, Ayasofia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar.

The rooms were veryclean and light.
We also liked the breakfast. We were especially moved by the view from the roof-top in which we had breakfast. Ships going up and down on Bosphorus Strait, Asian side and Prices’ Islands could be seen at a glance.

It was very hard for us to leave Osmanhan Hotel after four night stay. We will
never forget this charming hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Clair O
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hotel is in a fabulous location in Sultanahmet right near the Blue Mosque and other key Istanbul attractions. The fresh breakfasts every morning on the balcony, overlooking the Blue Mosque, were a real pleasure. The staff were super helpful and friendly and generous beyond expectations. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation and will come back there next visit. Lyn

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. Cetinkaya Sok. No:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £37 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Osmanhan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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