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“Very nice, classic Ottoman hotel. Good choice!”

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Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Ranked #41 of 1,134 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Very nice, classic Ottoman hotel. Good choice!”
Reviewed 7 May 2011

This hotel earns my recommendation easily. I think this is what the Americans would call a 'boutique hotel': small, privately owned, classic architecture, tastefully decorated.

What I liked (in random order)
- classic, wooden building, tastefully decorated
- strategic location (100m from Blue Mosque)
- very friendly staff
- WiFi Internet access included (nice to send emails and photos from your smartphone)
- Breakfast. Special compliments for the hotel's restaurant staff for the choice of (often home made Turkish) food and for the service

The room we had was not spacious, but that did not bother my son and me, at all. Note that this renovated classic mansion does not have an elevator.

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Haugesund, Norway
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Darussaade is a small hotel located at the heart of Istanbul tourist district. It has fifteen cosy bedrooms (with en-suite bathrooms) in three floors. The breakfast room and massage room are located on the basement. As it a small hotel, it doesn't have a lift / elevator. But with such small size, who needs an elevator?
Our room was located on the second floor, with a view of the cobbled stone street. It was a cozy and exceptionally clean room. It was charmingly decorated with traditional Turkish painting, curtain and wallpaper. The bathroomwas very clean and was up to modern standard.
This hotel is so strategic that you will not get hungry while you are there. Just a stone's throw away you'll find a convenience store which sells bottled water, fruits, bread, milk etc. The area is scattered with great restaurants (all of them provide al fresco and indoor dining).
Another reason why we chose Darussaade was that it was so close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and traditional bazaars. In short, with all its facility and strategic location, Darussaade is a great bargain!
We liked everything about the hotel and its surrounding; including the calling to morning prayer which could be heard clearly from our hotel room.
The staff were so friendly, professional and helpful too.
We cannot think of anything we didn't like while we were staying there. It has simply been a great holiday experience for our family. Ane whenever we come back ti visit Istanbul again, we will definitely stay in Darussaade again :-).

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Norway
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

We spent 5 nights at this lovely little hotel in Sultanahmet. Close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Our room was lovely, breakfast great and the hotelstaff very friendly. If it matters, there is no lift and windows are not soundproof, but it did not matter! Great stay and we hope to be back ;-)

  • Stayed April 2011
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Nairobi
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

Booked the hotel after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor. Great room, very clean and comfortable, excellent location and very warm and helpful staff.

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

This is a warm and cozy hotel. What we like most about the hotel is the location, within walking distance to the Blue Mosque and other attractions. The room is small but cozy and equipped. We got a room on the third floor, so the view was nice (sea view). The only comment is for the lack of elevator (esp. for the luggages). Nevertheless, you can ask the hotel staff to help you. The staff are very friendly and helpful esp. a staff called Omer. There's a reasonable priced convenient store right opposite of the hotel too. It's definitely a nice place to stay if you want to be closer to main attractions...a nice place to rest after a long day exploring the magnificent Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Norway
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

This is a hotel you'll wish to come back to! The staff is extremely serviceminded and friendly. The rooms are delicate, and they serve a healty and good breakfast. The hotel is located near by the blue mosque and the topcapi palace as well as plenty of good restaurants.

We had a great time in Istanbul!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

This was the 3rd time we had booked to go to Istanbul and for various reasons had to cancel. I rang the hotel to book a private transfer, which I would recommend as the queue for taxis at the airport was very long and it was great to be shown to a very nice car and not having to explain where we wanted to go.The hotel were very helpful and emailed me to confirm the transfer straight away. We were really happy with the location and the hotel was charming, tastefully decorated to a very high standard. The staff were so pleasant and helpful with recommendations, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was a huge feast and set us up for the day. I would love to go back to Istanbul and would definitely stay at the Darussaade again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:90 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#30 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#139 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Darussaade Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darussaade Istanbul is one of the protected examples of Ottoman civil architecture dating from 19. century. The wooden mansion, which is restored by sticking to its original, is decorated with elaborately so as to reflect the spirit of the period it belongs to. Darussaade Istanbul, which is in the middle of many unique structures belonging to Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman Empires, provides opportunity to explore this magical city with its perfect position within walking distance! ... more   less 
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