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“Good location but rooms are a bit shabby”
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Erbil Hotel
Ranked #683 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good location but rooms are a bit shabby”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is in a great location with the tram stop less than 5 minutes away. The rooms are incredibly small (even for istanbul standards) and dark. The wifi doesn't work in the room and so you need to sit in the lobby. There is an air conditioner in the room however there was no remote (when we asked for one a man came up with a whole bag of them- why they aren't left in the room I'm not quite sure!) the bathroom is also tiny (and I mean TINY) and the shower took ages to drain away the water so you often showered in about an inch of water! The breakfast however is quite nice. I enjoyed the mix of cereals, bread, dried fruit and borek.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed there end of October, 2013 for four days. Room booked by our travel agency. The hotel is nicely located in the historic and touristy part of the Old City, nearby all things of interest to the tourist. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast OK but we have seen worse. Rooms clean and comfy-standard issue. Just what we wanted and very happy to recommend the place to any one. Got what we expected and were surprised by all things Istanbul-it is a mad place especially to people visiting from Australia.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alberta
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Great location and great access to lots of attractions in Istanbul. However, our room was pathetically small, dowdy, no air and a view of what looked like an elevator shaft. We had to sleep with the door open to the hallway as the room was too stuffy. Complementary breakfast was good.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Travel agent booked a room at this hotel for us. We were travalling with the little kid and when we arrived the kids bed was already in the room. The room was large and light (509). The room was cleaned every day, towels changed as well. The furniture is in good condition, There was a new and comfortable mattress on the bed. View from the window is fine: other buildings and streets.
Breakfast is common but ok. Cheese, olives, vegetables, fruits, flakes, eggs, tea, coffee, milk - for me it was absolutely enough.
But there was some minuses, which are worth mentioning. Smell of WC in the room and facilities in the bathroom aren't new, but work fine.
Well, we really enjoyed staying at this hotel and the minuses it has didn't affect our holidays.

Room Tip: The higher floor the better view. Room 509 is very large and comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Craiova, Romania
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

the hotel is very good situated , in the old part of the city, close to the gulhane tram station( 2,3 minutes by foot,) and 7, 8 minutes to agia sofia, 1 min to different restaurants.
my opinion is that it worths the money you pay because is very central. although it s a relative one because first we were given a small room, with the window facing a very small tunnel( like an elevator one), so without any natural light. after talking with the guy in the reception, he changed us the room. this one was a big one, one of the best he said( the biggest one in the pictures), on the 6 th floor. this was much better, had natural light, though it was in front of the breakfast room, so we woke every day quite early. but was big and comfortable.the cleaning was made every day, also some ordering in the room, towels changed, shampoo completed, etc
the staff very kind. i would choose it for the position and the money paid. the breakfast was a little poor, same thing every day( we had 4 days). it was hard for me, as i love meat and there weren t any. only one kind of ham which was terrible. so you can eat bread, butter, cheese, jam, honey, olives, boiled eggs, cereals with milk. also coffee and a very strong black tea.

Room Tip: avoid rooms beside the stairs. they don t have natural light.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Erbil is well situated for easy access to the attractions of Istanbul. The staff are very helpful and friendly especially for first-timers in Turkey. We stayed here twice - large room the first time, very compact room the second time, but both were warm and comfortable.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Hotel is situated in a great location to major sites in Istanbul. Easy to walk to tourist locations without having to catch a taxi.

Rooms are very small and bathroom average. Room had decent air conditioning.

Breakfast was poor, with limited options.

Friendly staff. Would only stay one or two nights.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Erbil Hotel
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 #683 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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