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“Overall a very good experience”
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Aldem Hotel
Ranked #87 of 1,061 Istanbul B&B and Inns
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Overall a very good experience”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Alaaddin in late September. It is situated on a small side street, very quiet location, 3 minutes walk to the Sultanahmet tram stop, a short walk to all the major attractions in Sultanahmet yet the area does not feel touristy at all, with a small mom&pop shop right next to it, girl school in front, it felt real and very pleasant. Muhammad was at the desk, a very nice young gentleman who gave us all the explanation needed to go around + a map and some good advice/suggestion. Our room on the third floor faced the street and had a view into the front yard of a girl high school. It was fascinating to see them come in in the morning, all so quiet and disciplined, then they all came out and sang the anthem while rising the Turkish flag. There was also a small tree in front of our room, which I really loved and so did a pretty little cat who perched in it at night :-) Back to the hotel now: the room, although very pleasant in look, recently refurbished and very clean was also very small and did not have much room for our luggage. Loved the painted ceiling! The bathroom was also clean and renovated recently but also on the smallish side. My only critic was the smell in the room: they spray perfume every time the room is made and I just could not bare it. So we open the window very wide, put the fan on, asked the manager to tell the maid to stop putting perfume in our room. They stopped and eventually it was bearable. Other people might not mind at all but for someone with allergies it's awful. It's the reason why I did not give it 5 stars, that and the small size of the room. The mattress was hard but then in our experience they all are in Turkey! Otherwise, it is a very good little hotel with charm and good staff, great location, good breakfast buffet, great views from terrace and very quiet. Breakfast is on the 6th floor in a very bright, sunny and pleasant room with good views, a good selection and nice staff too. They also have a roof terrace on the open 7th floor with beautiful views of the Blue Mosque, the sea of Marmara beyond, the Galata Bridge, Beyoglu and more. It's especially gorgeous at night when the Mosque is all lite up. I would definitively go back to the Alaaddin but if I did I would ask them in advance to stop spraying the room with perfume! We also had a small problem with our toilet on the first day but Mohammad was very quick to come and fix it. He is a very pleasant and polite young men. A great choice for an affordable hotel in a quiet and very convenient location.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Hotel location is in the heart of the Sultanahmet area of the city and within a few minutes’ walk of the “Sultanahmet” tram stop. Many of the major sites and points of interest are within walking distance notably the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Hotel staff are warm, welcoming and very helpful, with the cleanliness of my room being of a good standard. The breakfast buffet was excellent with great views of the city from the dining area. In summary, the hotel was good value for what I paid and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

The Alaaddin Hotel is located within a 5 minute walk of all the great sites in Sultanahmet. It is on a quiet side street within an easy walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, or the Grand Bazaar. A little further afield leads one to the water and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. The tram is just one street away for longer trips.

The rooms in the hotel are small but clean with up-to-date bathroom facilities. The staff was very helpful in both of my visits, assisting with choosing from one of the many cafes in the area and explaining how easy it is to get around in Istanbul.

I highly recommend this great little treasure of a hotel. The view at sunrise of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia is spectacular from the rooftop terrace.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We had the opportunity to stay in this hotel in May 2013. It was myself, my wife and our two children. The overall experience was very pleasant and all of us had a fantastic time in our stay in Istanbul. Like many other (boutique) hotels, Alaaddin is also located in a very prime location in Old Sultanahmet. It is literally walking distance to all the major and mainstream tourist spots i.e. Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia etc. In addition to that, there are several restaurants at your disposal to choose from when dining and the tram service is at your doorsteps should you choose to travel to further distances i.e. Galata Tower, Eyup Sultan etc. The hotel itself is very cozy. offers a decent view of the Blue Mosque from the open terrace on the top floor. Room service is spot on with no complaints, and breakfast is fairly reasonable offering a more light snack than heavy. The staff was very hospitable and my two year daughter left a lasting impression on all of them.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The hotel arranged by our travel agent is to our delight. Small hotel, with a small room- with a view. Ample, clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is excellent, minute's walk to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, The Grand Bazaar and very close to tram station and rows of food joint. We also went to Cagaloglu Hamami and Hodjapasha dance theatre with the direction given by the staff. The roof top give a picturesque sight of Blue Moque and Hagia Sophia at dawn. The breakfast is great and delicious, but need a day to day variety since we stayed there for 5 nights, and start to get bored of the same selection.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Great Yeldham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Very nice small hotel. Lift, but not to the breakfast terrace and a few steps to the reception. Clean, reasonable sized room. Good for the tram but not as close to other sites as some of the hotels in the heart of Sultanahmet. Friendly and helpful staff. Best breakfast selection we have had in our three trips to Istanbul and a fabulous view from the roof terrace. Some of the towels and pillows were a bit grotty.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

As other travellers have commented, this hotel scores highly on many points. I stayed 8 nights, in a clean comfortable room, with friendly and helpful staff creating a relaxed atmosphere. The location is excellent: 1 minute's walk from a range of good restaurants, 2 minutes from the T1 tram (which takes you quickly and directly to many of the main tourist sights), and 5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, Agia Sofia and Topkapi Palace. Yet the hotel istself is quiet. The generous buffet breakfast is served on the 6th floor with a view over the city. The use of a computer, and free coffee or tea all day, are available in lobby: these "extras" make the hotel even better value.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Aldem Hotel
Address: Alemdar Mah. Catal Cesme Sok. No:20-22 | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 1,061 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aldem Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alaaddin Boutique Hotel - Istanbul We are conveniently located in heart of the Sultanahmet, and either a walking distance or a short tram ride (Tram Station is 3 mins walk from the hotel) to many of the historic attractions. ... more   less 
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