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“Very comfortable hotel”
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Rast Hotel
Ranked #206 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Very comfortable hotel”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Have been there 4 nights,very nice hotel with comfortable room and bath room. Specially liked terrace with view of Blue Mosque and Bogaz during breakfast. Food very tasty during breakfast. Hotel situated in available place of old Istanbul, near to Blue Mosque Hagia Sophie,Topkapi Saray,Gulhane Park, Grand Bazaar. Near hotel many restaurant with tasty food. I was satisfied with food. I want to travel there one more time.

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Enjoyed my stay here at the RAST, the staff are so wonderful and helpful. Location is central to all that you need, especially public transport. The Hotel itself is beautiful! Massage chairs in the lobby are Devine! Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Loved Istanbul and cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Batavia, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Location was perfect. It's in old town, close to monuments, historical attractions and shopping. The staff was wonderful, very attentive and polite. Breakfast was delicious with a huge variety. We would love to come back and stay again. I have to mention the massage chairs in the lobby, perfect for a long day of sight seeing!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Doha, Qatar
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We were booked in the Rast Hotel as a part of our Turkey tour by Medhills Travels.

The location of the hotel is perfect - walking distance from the blue mosque, hagia sophia, grand bazaar and spice bazaar. Also in a walking distance is the tram station (to Kabatas), lots of food joints, bars, etc.

The staff were very friendly and always made us feel at home.

The hotel is a "dry" hotel and does not serve alcohol, we used to go to a bar the hotel next door for drinks.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

A charming hotel near all the best sites in old Istanbul with a great view from the roof top restaurant. We were minutes away from Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazar and the Bascilla Cistern. We had looked at a triple room but it had three single beds, the hotel accommodated moving us to a double room and bringing in a single bed for our 6 year old daughter, a much nicer set up. The area had a lot of restaurant options, we ate breakfast every morning at the hotel and as stated the view was fantastic. We were close to the tram and able to get other parts of Istanbul. The hotel also helped us make reservations to take the Bosphorus boat tour. On the morning we were leaving, we had a 7 am flight, our pre-ordered taxi did not show up, they took the initiative to get us a taxi as quickly as possible and we got to airport on time to make our flight.

Room Tip: Even though we were on the front of the hotel the nosie was not an issue. We liked being able to lo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Grenoble, France
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The hotel was super, location is close to old city attraction, very near to metro station, the view from the restaurant is super looking the blue mosque, topkapi and aya sophia
Staff were friendly, room was clean and comfortable
2 massage chairs in the lobby were a nice touch especially after long walks.

Room Tip: if you are a family, go for the suites which have the super view, if not all rooms are fine
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Rast is 5 minutes walk from the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Bascilla cistern, T1 tram stop and 10 minutes from the Grand Bazaar. It is the perfect tourist location.

The special thing about the Rast is the view. The rooftop breakfast terrace has an incredible panorama ranging from the Bosphorus Bridge to the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. It is spellbinding.

We stayed in one of the 5th floor suites which had a huge private sit out terrace, with chairs and a table and a similar view to the 6th floor rooftop terrace. This meant we could sit out and relax at any time of day. This made a real difference given the bustle of Istanbul and the amount of sight seeing we crammed in.

The double glazing blocked out the low level of city noise and the AC worked well. Room was comfy and quite traditional. Staff were pleasant, wifi worked well and the airport pickup service was great.

I'd recommend it.

Room Tip: 5th floor gets the views. Don't think lower floors do.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rast Hotel

Property: Rast Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number:
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#137 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#188 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Most of the old city's attractions, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, are practically on your doorstep. After exploring these great sites, come back and feel the warm and kind atmosphere at the Rast Hotel. ... more   less 
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