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Santa Ottoman Hotel
Ranked #259 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Friendly hotel at a very good location”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I stayed for six nights (May 2-8) at Santa Ottoman. It was overall a pleasant experience. The staff of the hotel is friendly and eager to help. The rooms are clean and have all the basic comforts. its location, very close to the Taksim square, was excellent for the purposes of my trip. The only problem was the noise coming up from the street, but it is extremely difficult to find a quiet street in Beyoglu. Taksim is an especially noisy neighborhood. I would consider staying there again in my next visit to Istanbul.

Room Tip: Higher floors are less affected less from the noise coming up from the streets.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Montreal, Quebec
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Most business-travel in Istanbul makes it necessary to be around the Taksim area. There are many-many hotels, but the best are prohibitively expensive, the worst are intolerable, and those in the middle are hit and miss. I've stayed in many of the ones in the middle, but the absolute best is the affordable and epicentrally located Santa Ottoman. The rooms are not huge but very well appointed. The noise is insulated. The service is beyond excellent. The beds are very comfortable. I feel very at home there and I am about a five minute walk of anywhere I need to be. I recommend it very highly as it offers luxury at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the hotel are better laid out with a small living area .
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Guriev, Atyrau, Kazakhstan
1 review
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Hotel has a great location (Taksim square), clean rooms and very friendly and useful staff. We didn't experience any problem with internet/phone connection. We stayed there for 2 nights only, thus we were not offered a free transportation (it works for more than 3 nights), but they can handle taxi arrangement to and from airport as i was told. There was a little problem with our reservation, which we realized at check-in, but it solved very easy...so i wish everyone enjoy their stay at Santa Ottoman!!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Hammamet, Tunisia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

at the heart of Taksim Square rellay enjoyed the stat, friendly personnel; the rooms were very clean nearly cleaned twice a day !! the Breakfast is more than correct and served even after 11 ockolck !!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

Very nice and clean hotel.The breakfast was n't something special but it was good and it was served until 12.00 on Sundays.The stuff was very polite especially Onur ,who also speaks Greek.We have a little problem with the Internet connection but they tried a lot to solve it.The location is great.Very close to taxim square.I will recommend it of course again.Bathroom was cleaned every day.We didn't have any problem with outside noise as we had read before visit the hotel.We found a little problem with our reservation at the first day but it solved very easy.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Santa Ottoman one of the best hotels I've been too, (itwon't be for picky people as it is not very fancy) I've been there twice, 1st was in my Honey moon, and guess what? next year same time i went again with my wife
each time was more than 5 nights so we had a free transportation to the hotel, which was amazing, we didn't have to look for a taxi, the location of the hotel is amazing it is about 3 mins walking to Takseem square which is the main square where you find all transportation nice restaurants and coffee shops.
for the hotel it is value is great, 44 euros including breakfast for two, was great may be it was a little off season i was lucky.
the breakfast is amazing, every day new menu so we were never board, Turkish food in nice any way, rooms were always clean,maids are really funny they don't speak any English, but they were funny. not all stuff speaks good English, which was going to put me in a trouble as i was there and the time was going to change 1 hour, and when i ask the girl in the reception she told me no, and i was going to miss my flight, but any way rather than that they are really nice and funny. the Hotel is not very fancy as i said, but really clean, in a very vital place, and it is 50 m from Istiqlal street, it is about 1.5km of shops and restaurants no care are allowed there it is only for walking. and in turkey no one needs fancy hotels, you have to go out. so Santa Ottoman is the best place to be there

Room Tip: choose the rooms on the corner of the hotel it is bigger i think it was 202 so the 2 room in any flo...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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astana
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We stayed in Santa Ottoman Boutique Hotel for four nights and it was a very comfortable staying.
We found that hotel by chance when checking the Taksim hotels as the hotel where we stayed last time (Gonen Taksim Hotel) was a bit expensive. The reviews were mostly positive and we decided to get our own experience.

We never regretted. The hotel is situated on Istiklal avenue, and this location is perfect if you want to sightseeing in this part of Istanbul and go shopping (which we do not do much).

The lobby is very small, but we did not use it, so why to care. The person at reception was always nice, same was about us and nobody had reason to complain. We tipped them a bit when checked out, but they could not forsee it, so their hospitality was not on that ground.

The room was small enough, but tidy and in a nice red colour. We had a nice view from the window and no noise to disturb us at nights. We also found the bed very comfortable and had so good dreams in our red room))).

I liked the breakfast, though some people complained. To me there was some meal variety and even one hot meal, which is more then ehough when you stay in the hotel in this location and this price.

The cafes around have good selection of meal and friendly staff. I also like that Sturbucks is only some steps away.

I definately will recommend this hotel to my friends and more then that our next trip to Istanbul is scheduled for November. We shall stay in Santa Ottoman again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Santa Ottoman Hotel
Address: Sehitmuhtar Mahallesi, Kurabiye Sokak, No:1, Istanbul 34200, Turkey (Formerly Santa Ottoman Boutique Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #259 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Ottoman Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A dream of a city, a city of dreams; a place of fantasies-come-true; a glorious city, the seat of successive empires for two millennia; the only city on Earth to straddle two continents; an eternal city with sensual perfumes of love and mystery and pleasures beyond the ordinary; an amalgam of Asia and Europe, of the new and the time-honored and of Anatolian breezes redolent of jasmine and honeysu Our commodious boutique-hotel sits inside the heart of modern Istanbul, in Beyoglu/Pera, minutes from Taksim, seconds from youthful and exciting Istiklal Caddesi, within easy reach of cultural institutions, world-heritage mega-sites, exuberant entertainment, unforgettable and delicious dining and affordable quality-shopping. A stay with us is a safe, clean and luxurious way to visit Istanbul from inside its heart. We offer you a home away from home, with friendly, professional service and every amenity you deserve as you discover this timeless city. A hotel to revisit often; a hotel to cherish. Situated just a few steps to Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue, Santa Ottoman is 100 metres to Taksim Metro Station. It offers Ottoman, Baroque and Boutique decorated rooms with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. All rooms at Santa Ottoman Hotel come with free tea/coffee making facilities, minibar and a safety deposit box. The bathrooms include a hairdryer and free amenities. The Hotel’s reception and tour desk is available 24/7. Free WiFi is accessible in all rooms. A rich breakfast is served daily. Restaurant serves traditional dishes and guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar. Room service is also available. Taksim Metro and Bus Station allows easy access to important districts and landmarks such as historical Sultanahmet Grand Bazaar area and Galata Tower. Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre is just a 10-minute walk from Santa Ottoman. ... more   less 
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