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“Unique, Boutique, Real Turkish, Great Location, Home-Style Service”
Review of Mangana Konak

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Mangana Konak
Ranked #545 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 17 June 2013

My fiancée and I stayed here for three nights. It was quiet, clean, comfortable, boutique-ish, nice staff, and in a great location! The location has great views of the bosphorus and is in a very short walking distance to all of the Sultanamhet sites. The price is very reasonable and the staff are very helpful. There aren't staff really available late at night, but that's not really a problem because you have a key to get in and out of the hotel. Make sure to get to breakfast at least 20 minutes before it closes because they start cleaning up about that time and there's not much left after that time. The breakfast is a traditional Turkish style breakfast, but the options are somewhat generic. We were satisfied but you can find better at other hotels. The house keeping staff and the kitchen staff are three really sweet ladies. We brought them flowers and they treated us like royalty! It was fun chatting with them too, even though their English was fairly basic. By the way, you will find that the majority of hotel staff are men and that the house keepers and some of the kitchen staff are women. Some reviews say this hotel is in a dangerous and hidden location. We would agree that it's somewhat hidden, but that makes it awesome!!! It is in a very old and historic area of the city lining the bosphorous. You are surrounded by traditional neighbors. All of Turkish friends said it is a very safe neighborhood, even though it might not seem like it at night. We were out walking alone at all hours of the night and always felt safe. About access to the bosphourous...you can only see the bosphorous from the hotel and the historic city wall blocks you from walking to the sea from the hotel. Also, the room we had advertised bosphorous views, but it was a very limited view. The kitchen has a spectacular view! Also, it is easy to find this location, but the taxi has to go through several small streets. It's in such a charming location! Oh, and about noise, the train runs along the hotel but you can't hear it. What you do hear....five times a day starting at sunrise...is the call to prayer (live!) from various nearby mosques. It is really cool to visit the local neighborhood mosque which you have to pass by to get to anywhere you are going. Also, the noise from the stairwell and rooms next to us (with kids) sometimes woke us up. The rooms were really nice and charming and even had kitchenettes! I definitely recommend this unique stay for flexible travelers who want to stay at a jewel and want some real Turkish (not touristy) charm!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This hotel is tucked away on a dead end street in a local neighborhood. Our driver had a hard time finding it. But is was perfect walking distance to many Istanbul attractions. Big spacious room with a very patient and friendly staff made this hotel perfect for us!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TanyaMoore
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

There are positive aswell as negative points:

Positive:
the staff is very helpfull.
Breakfast is fresh with enough choice.
The room is very spacious.
The view off the terrace is great.
Situated very near to the Blue Mosque, and Sultanahmet.(5 min)
Good bedding.

Negative
This hotel needs a bit of t.l.c., waterspots on the ceiling, wallpaper that came loose, cracks in the tiles...leaking bathtub...by far no **** deluxe room.
Local taxidrivers cannot find this hotel, as it is situated in a dead end street, just on the other side of the traintrack. You can take the little bridge over this traintrack....Be sure to make photos to find your way back as in Istanbul...no network..is very common, so google maps does not work, maybe download sygnific :-)
For the same amount of money, or even less, you can find a hotel IN Sultanahmet, maybe even with a better view.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank SanMau
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Thank you for everything guys. We have a great time at this hotel. It was very close to everything. Like you can walk to Blue Mosque just for 5 min. I mean walking distance to the heart of the Istanbul. If you like to walk, instance if you're tourist and if you want to discover everything, you have to walk! Right?

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Very nice and quiet rooms. Beds are comfortable. I liked the breakfast it was average quality. View of Bosphorus at the terrace is magnificent, you should see it for yourself. And btw staffs are extremely helpful. Thanks Burak ;)

I would recommend this hotel to you, come and see the view of Bosphorus from here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank James B
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

First all it was such a shock for us. First of all a place to live tanemen disappointment. The rooms were clean, but side those in there so thin and the noise will know easily rest, a iab place. Do not look at the web page will not recommend a hotel do not be fooled again. Because the Web site is showes only 2 room is good rest is far to small. Shower are so small you can not move your arm while you have a shower not comfortable at all. Most important think is breakfast time you can not have good sleep because noice of tables and chairs in breakfast time. I will never recommend to anyone never ever again.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

My friend and i had a really good time here!! Stuffs are friendly and you can truly have a great chat with them. You totally feel like u are at 'home' rather than general hotel. We think Sabur and Burak are star : ) they made our days in Istanbul had so much fun!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank PokuChan
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

It has an execellent location near the historical part of Istanbul! You can easily go to Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace. It's rooms are very clean and big. The staff was so helpfull and kind! We will definitely go again! :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Oyun Cikmazi Sok. No:18-20 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #545 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £86 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mangana Konak 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely restored and decorated house in Ahirkapi Sultanahmet in the heart of the old city. This small house was an old traditional Turkish house and has been restored by the family Polat in respect to the cultural facts combined with contemporary solutions for comfort. ... more   less 
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