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Ferman Hotel
Ranked #246 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2014

My wife and I spent our silver wedding anniversary holiday here. Right from the start, at booking stage, the reception team were keen to help. They arranged our transfers, which worked smoothly, and recommended and booked in advance our tours of Istanbul, and our trip on the Bosphorus. The hotel really is ideally suited for visiting the sights of Sultanamet, as they are all within a short walk from the hotel. If we were short of something to do, the really helpful Ugur on reception had a whole host of recommendations.

We were in one of their 'Ocean Rooms', on the first floor (strangely numbered 301!). The ocean was there, but the room was not really high enough for the view to be great. BUT, it was clean, comfortable, and well serviced. One problem with the room was that there seemed to be over loud wallpaper music from the lobby overnight, which did really annoy me one day. But it was a 'one-off'.

The breakfast buffet was extensive, and attended by a really lovely man, who will make you proper Turkish tea if you ask, rather than the black tea in the urn.

If we revisit Istanbul - and we hope to - we would have the confidence to book directly with the hotel, and let them arrange everything for us. We would DEFINITELY stay there again, and would encourage others to enjoy the Ferman experience!

Room Tip: If you really want a good view of the sea, go for a room 40x or above.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The Ferman Hotel is very conveniently located and if you are looking for a place to stay that is close to restaurants you should choose the Ferman Hotel. We enjoyed our dinners very close by because after walking all day we did not feel like walking a lot to get something to eat. Breakfast has also everything that you need, from bread to eggs and also things like grilled peppers etc.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

We spent 4 nights in Ferman Hotel towards the end of March 2014 which entitled us to one free airport transfer to Ataturk. Also got a 10% discount for paying in cash. Front desk staff is very helpful and friendly...even when my husband stops by day and night to take the free Turkish delight in the Lobby :)...they also have free cappuccino/coffee machine.
Breakfast is in the rooftop terrace amidst amazing views of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
Pluses:
- very close to Sultanahmet square. A 5-minute walk to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and about a 7-minute walk to the Sultanahmet tram station
- one free airport transfer if you are staying 4 nights or more.
- public transportation from ataturk is also very easy and inexpensive ( we took the light rail to Zeytinburu then tranferred to the tram. Got off the Sultanahmet station then walk 5 minutes to hotel.
-Turkish Delight and coffee machine in the lobby 24/7!
- excellent front desk staff...and even friendly Ahmet in the Restaurant
-10% discount when paying cash
-buffet breakfast
- free wifi

Negatives (not really)
- Room 301 was a little warm for us. But we opened the windows and it worked fine.
- wifi is sketchy at certain areas in the room. But works well when you stand close to the door and bathroom areas so not really a problem for us.

Overall an excellent stay!!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

My wife and I plus 2 friends have just returned from 5 days in Istanbul and stayed at the best located Ferman hotel right at the heart of Sultanamet, all major sites are within easy walking. At the Ferman you can enjoy eating breakfast whilst over-looking the Bosphurous or the Blue Mosque & Hagias Sophia. All the staff were helpful and very friendly, the hotel itself is clean and tidy. All types of restaurants are close by, so there is no need to walk far for an evening meal.

An excellent holiday, in an amazing city, staying at a great hotel.

Stuart_Middlesbrough

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

This is really charming place, very well situated, close to main tourist places. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We were upgreated for free. Breakfast was also fine, served at picturesque terrace on the roof. So I can suggest this place and you'll like it))

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

We spent six nights at the Ferman. Great location in the Old town (Sultanamet) near major attractions including Blue Mosque, Haggia Sophia and Archeology Museum. Tons of restaurants. Staff bent over backwards to accommodate, especially Sinan at the reception desk. Spacious room, comfy king size bed, updated bathroom. Fantastic view of the Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea from the breakfast terrace. Talking from the small lobby travels up but overall, no trouble sleeping. Would have liked brighter lighting in the room, but that's a minor issue.

Room Tip: Be sure to request a room above the first level. Higher the better.
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

My husband and I spent several nights in the Ferman Hotel in Istanbul. I would highly recommend! Great staff. Wonderful breakfast. Perfect location. Lots of help when needed. Very accommodating. Did I mention wonderful breakfast!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ferman Hotel

Address: Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:37 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#64 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#67 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#71 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#178 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £29 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ferman Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are here to make your holiday get comfortable and meet all your expectations and desires. A 24 hour-room service, friendly staff, good quality and smiling faces are here to welcome you. Throughout your stay you will discover the cultural richness of Istanbul while indulging in the wellknown Turkish hospitality. That is our aim to include the perfect service touches in a wonderful setting that take and ordinary vacation to extraordinary memories. Ferman Hotel is a new S.Class boutique hotel, opened in 2009 at the central of the historical peninsula (Sultanahmet). There are 24 rooms decorated with in a mixture of the Ottoman and the modern style with 2 King's Rooms, 2 Penthouse Rooms, 2 Junior Suits, 6 Sultan's Rooms, 4 Ocean Rooms and 8 Ferman's Rooms. King's Rooms, Junior Suits and Ocean Rooms has a wonderful Marmara Bosphorous view. Penthouse and Sultan's Rooms has a great Sultanahmet view. And the other 8 Ferman Rooms are with a city view. The rooms are at a graceful blend of the past and the present, designed in the Ottoman style yet offering all the modern amenities. Each room is equipped with electronic room key locks, air conditioning, minibar, safe deposit box, smoke dedector, satelite tv channel, 82 inc LCD tv, wireless internet access, direct dial telephone and bathroom with tub or overhead shower. Apart from the superior comforting rooms, it has spacious and very well appointed public areas, where you can relieve yourself from the daily stress. It also puts a strong emphasis on food and beverages. Ferman Hotel is located with in a walking distance to all historical sights such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Covered Bazaar, Cistern, Topkapi Palace and many others. Due to its convenient location, it offers a great advantage for guests those who wish to explore the old city, Sultanahmet. Ferman Hotel is the new face of Sultanahmet, your second house in Istanbul. Our incredibly central location is only a few steps walking distance to the hub of Istanbul's greatest Ottoman and Byzantine historical treasures including Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the world famous Grand Bazaar. ... more   less 
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