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Grand Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #224 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A fantastic find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

A friend and I spent 12 days in total in Istanbul staying at the Grand Peninsula. This is a great place to stay, wonderful value,very clean rooms,great breakfasts and lots of help with travel plans...but the best part of the hotel are the people working in it. Everyone was so fantastic and not only helpful but very engaging and interesting..we were there during the referendum and our knowledge of many things about Turkey increased greatly in our talks with Ramaza,Ruhat and Daniel...all in a very positive way! We would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling thru Istanbul!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank janfromvan
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

Almost all the hotels on offer in Istanbul appear to be located in Sultanahmet. The area is close to the big three attractions - blue mosque, aya sofia and topkapi palace - however it is limited for eateries and bars and we found ourselves travelling to the labrynth of bars and restaurants around the Gelata Tower each night. This is a short tram and fenicular ride from the main square but it's good to be aware that there is some travel involved if you don't want to be left with the limited selection on offer in Sultanahmet. The hotel Grand Peninsula was reasonable value (not cheap, but average for the city) and we were very pleased with our room which was simple but modern and clean. There is an excellent roof terrace which you are free to take your own drinks up to (there is a fridge in your room) and the morning breakfast, served on the roof terrace, is excellent with wonderful home made yoghurt. Overall I would recommend the hotel. One tip would be to ignore the hotel staff's recommendation for an alternative and authentic hamam as we found it to be something of a health hazard - stick to the recommended hamams in the lonely planet.

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2010

Stefano and Laura from Italy. We have been at Peninsula for 3 days ( 2 nights). The hotel is very well positioned, very close to all the major attractions, but in a quite small street not noisy at all. We got a large double room, very nice and clean with all the facilities, bathroom confortable and clean with a big shower box. Breakfast on the roof top is something to try, good food and a beatyfull view. People are very nice and kind, they help you for everything you need,they like to talk to guests expecially the guys at the reception ( Ramazan, Daniel, and Ruath ) that are really friendly.
We can say we had a very pleasant stay in this good little boutique hotel; also the price for the room is OK if you consider the quality of service and the position of the house.
We can surely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank lo_zio_ste
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

We recently stayed in the Grand Penisula for 8 nights. They have very reasonable prices and several rooms with balconies that have good views of the sea. Complimentary breakfast was delicious served on a rooftop terrace with beautiful views. This hotel is close to everything in the historic Sultanamet area. We found the advice and trip planning help invaluable from Daniel the manager. We enjoyed our stay in this lovely city and will return to the Grand Peninsula Hotel!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank fishfun10
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2010

Great little hotel within walking distance of a number of major attractions and just around the corner from a fun (albeit touristy) street filled with restaurants and shops.

My single room was tiny (eg. Two twin beds could not fit side-to-side even if placed against the wall), but sufficient for one person unless you prefer larger quarters. The room and bathroom were bothe new and perfectly clean.

The staff at the front desk were also friendly and always helpful if anyone had questions about the city.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank AllSignsPointNorth
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Tadley
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

I travel regularly to Istanbul and always stay at the Grand Hotel Peninsula. It is a fami;y run, good middle of the road hotel. Situated in Sultanahmet it is central to the main tourist sites all of which can be accessed by foot and for those further afield by tram. The staff at the desk, Daniel, Ramazan and Rohat are very welcoming and helpful. Advice and assisstance given when required. The rooms are spotless and the service at the rooftop terrace where breakfast is served is excellent. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged by the hotel staff prior to one's visit.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Upland, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2010

We found this hotel from the Rick Steves travel guide to Istanbul and I we couldn't have landed at a place more perfect for our desires. They arranged transport to/from Attaturk Airport on three occasions, all without problems. The hotel location is good for walking to museums and mosques and for local dining, the rooms are attractive and clean, large enough, have good natural light, and no problems with plumbing. With the electric tea kettle we enjoyed apple tea every evening. Breakfast was pleasant with a nice view of the water and we had enjoyable conversations with other guests. The staff is wonderful, like a family away from home. Ramazan and Daniel had good ideas about places to visit in Turkey. Daniel knew exactly the best way to get to the Rami Koc Industrial Museum. We stayed three days before a tour and four days after the tour when transportation to Cyprus fell through. Coming back to Grand Peninsula was like coming back to a temporary home. Both the guidebook and the desk staff recommended paying in cash for the best room price. We did and it was worth it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank terrishaw1
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Property: Grand Peninsula Hotel
Address: Akbiyik Cad. Cetinkaya Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#55 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#130 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#134 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#166 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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Peninsula Hotel Istanbul
Peninsula Hotel Grand

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