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“Reasonable but not great”
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Erbil Hotel
Ranked #722 of 1,176 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This was a hotel booked by our tour company and we booked an extra night there pre-tour. Our room was small but adequate and unlike other reviewers we had no problems with cleanliness. They provide a good breakfast (Turkish style) with good views from the top floor breakfast room. Location is excellent being only 150metres from the tram, 200 metres from Topkapi Palace, 300 metres from Eminonu Harbour and there are wall to wall restaurants right outside the door. On our return to Istanbul we booked into another hostel only 50 metres away at half the price that was much better value

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

The rooms stink of cigarettes, overwhelmingly so. They were quite small as well. The food there was not bad, a good free Internet connection but the worst thing was the steep, dangerous spiral stairs.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night. The staff was very friendly and spoke english well, and the lobby was nice. The breakfast was good (but not the eggs). The room was horrible! The floor and the carpet was full of hair and the bathroom was not clean at all. We actually had to stand on a towel in the shower because it was so dirty. Also there was a sewage smell in the room that came at regular intervals. We would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

This is one of many little hotels smack in the middle of the Old City. What an oasis. The rooms are small, there's just one tv station in English but since that's BBC that's all I needed to get world news. The der gentleman in the reception speaks English and is very helpful. Immediately outside there are restaurants and shops and l the historical sites. Salming distance to the Blue Mosque, grand Bazar, spice market etc. The tram is just s block away. Great place! Family stayed at a hotel costing more than double--Erbil was better in location, price, English speaking staff and pretty much any other way

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Small hotel located within walking distance to many popular tourist sites as well as the tram line. Located on a pedestrian street so cabs can't drop you off at the door, and it could be difficult to wheel a lot of luggage over the cobble stones. It's only a building length in from the street where you can be dropped off though, so you don't have far to go. Very traditional and charming. Tiny and basic room with air-conditioning, little TV, small bathroom, and no view. For the amount of time we spent in there though, it wasn’t a big deal to us. The shower doors didn’t seal shut properly, so water got all over the floor. Room was cleaned daily though. Continental breakfast included. Friendly staff allowed us to leave our bags in the foyer upon checking out as our flight didn’t leave until later. There’s a great restaurant directly next door. Good value over all with ideal location.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

When we arrived the reception attendant (about 17yrs old) ignored us, then asked us if we wanted to check in...(eh yes we have arrive and have luggage here etc), he then continued to clean pictures on the wall and ignore us until he decided to say do you have passports, a very poor and slow checkin experience. We were taken to our room which we reserved 3 weeks previously as a double and we were given a room with 3 single beds, after a rather tense conversation we were given a a double room which was very small and had no daylight through the window and a view of several air conditioning extractors and other peoples bedrooms. The bathroom was tiny and uniquely the toilet was positioned in the middle of the floor about 8 inches out from the wall in all directions,my knees squashed against the shower wall due to lack of space.
Not to be repeated.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

The hotel is close to the main attractions, the room was small but cosy and clean. Breakfast was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. You can use Wi-Fi in the lounge for free. Though there is no tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Yeelena
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Address: Hoca Pasa Mah. Ibni Kemal Cd. No: 18 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet , Sirkeci
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #722 of 1,176 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £21 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Erbil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Erbil Hotel distinguished hotel among the historical heritages of Istanbul. It is 500 m. away from the Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye mosque, 300m. away from Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia Museum and other worldwide famous museums. The distance from to airport is 16 km. Erbil Hotel has 56 rooms and 110 beds,Wireless internet Access. ... more   less 
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