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“walking distance to all the must-see sights in Istanbul, spotless rooms and a friendly, knowledageable staff”
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Hotellino Istanbul
Ranked #48 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Hotellino is a modern boutique hotel featuring an amazing breakfast with Turkish coffee and tea, juices, eggs both hard-boiled and scrambled, halvah, fruit, cheese, fantastically fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and olives, toast and traditional pastries, muesli, delicious yogurt with all the trimmings -- dried fruit, nuts, honey on the comb. Breakfast is served 7:30-10:30 am so never crowded. The lobby is very comfortable with deep sofas and free internet. This is a small hotel so the staff can really focus on your needs and served us very well as travel agents and day-trip advisors. The concierge Mina is clearly a highly educated woman with a deep love and knowledge of Istanbul, both modern and historical. The rooms are a tad small but real estate in this prime location is surely at a premium. The housekeeping is flawless -- clean towels and fresh sheets daily if desired; free bottled water, plenty of hot water for bathing, lovely Turkish bathrobes for each occupant. Despite the enormous hustle-bustle of Istanbul, the city is impressively clean. The streets are washed every night and the Turks are very polite and friendly. There's more sales aggression than we might be used to in the US, but I felt quite safe as a single woman. The restaurant next to the hotel has simple but delicious fare at good prices. Any eggplant dish is to-die-for in Turkey, as well as the halvah, and rice puddings. Easy walking distance from Hotellino is the Blue Mosque, the Islamic art museum, the Grand Bazaar, several hammams, Hagia Sophia, the waterfront with many starting points for Bosphorus boat tours. There is also the Gulhane tram stop right around the corner although if you're reading this beyond 2012 a new tram stop is in the works right imeediately next to the hotel.

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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We have recently arrived back to Sydney after a wonderful stay in Turkey and Iran. We stayed at Hotellino/ Istanbul at the beginning and end of our stay in Turkey and were more than pleased with the choice we made. The rooms were modern and clean, not huge but bright and airy. All that we needed for a city visit.
The owner Mine was fantastic, coming every morning at breakfast to help with any queries, we had quite a few as we had to arrange flights etc to Iran in the beginning and then later wonderful tourist tips,down to the best barber in town and different areas to visit in Istanbul that were not in the tourist section. Mind you it was great to be able to walk to all the major attractions and we very much enjoyed the area around the hotel.
Thankyou to all the staff, we will certainly recommend this hotel to friends and we will visit again, Jude

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Great staff and service, central location, could not fault anything.
Hotel owner joined us at breakfast and gave us some top recommendations for destination bars and quality restaurants. Lovely stay to end 5 week Europe holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Great hotel in a great location! Walking distance to most of the major attractions in the old city, yet in a quiet little corner. All of the hotel staff - especially Mehmet and Suzan - were extremely helpful, had lots of suggestions on restaurants in the area, and were overall just great!

Room Tip: We had a room on the top floor, which was great!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We stayed two nights at Hotellino on our first visit to Istanbul. We found the hotel to be clean, the staff to be very informal, friendly, and helpful. Hotellino is as well located as the management claims. The breakfast was generous and good. It is an easy walk to the obligatory sights: Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Sullieman Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Spice Market. (We didn't make the Grand Bazaar.) It is also a short walk across the Galata bridge. A small restaurant just down the street recommended by the staff provided us with the best meal we had in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Although some earlier reviews complained of noise, we heard none.
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

This small hotel has a great location, super service, clean rooms, nice breakfast, and comes at a reasonable cost. I'd stay here again!

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

I stayed only one night in this beautiful hotel that is a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Kapali carsi... Hotellino has small, beautifully decorated, clean rooms with free wifi; great lobby with a small library and the internet access; and great breakfast. Very friendly English speaking staff was helpful in organizing the airport transfer amd make great suggestions for sightseeing.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Nobethane Cad. No:3 Sirkeci / Istanbul, Istanbul 34134, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#38 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#77 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#119 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £34 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotellino Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
View of one of our comfortable and modern rooms, completely new. The window pane that can be seen is that of the bathroom and lets the light flow within. Very quiet room. ... more   less 
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