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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Absolutely loved it, great location/environment/hopsitality-we will definitely be back!!"”
Reviewed 16 July 2011

This hotel is prime location, with a fabulous staff and excellent hospitality making your family and you feel at home. Free shuttle service one way, we had this service when we first arrived. Upon arriving we received a warm welcome with drinks and turkish sweets from the staff. The staff assisted our travels to Izmir which was great-we traveled to Ephesus and Pamukkale with a private driver and tour guide that fit our itinerary. Breakfast is included and they make omelletes for you upon request-I cannot stress enough how hospitable and kind the staff here is. They answered any questions we had about the sites and were very knowledgable about the location, points of interest along with any other questions we had.

Many thanks to Manager Harun Cadirci and his wonderful statt: Elef, Jihan, Mohammad, Omar, Yagmur, Cafer and the rest! The staff brought a cake for my sister's birthday the day of our departure, which was very kind of them. The rooms are in great condition; assortment of tea/coffee, modern bathrooms and comfortable beds. The hotel is a bit cozy, so you may hear other conversations down the hall but it wasn't a problem for our family. You may request rooms on floors 2-4, as I believe there are 2 rooms on the first floor if this concerns you. The hotel is very clean too and has fast free WI-FI.

This hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and about 5-10 minutes walk to Grand Bazaar. Spice Bazaar is about 20 min walk, along the Boshphorous. The area is very safe, with local cuisine right around the corner. The famous 300 year old Hamam (Turkish Bath) is literally down the street next to the Sultan Ahmet Fish House (Must go here!! great food and great service!). Turkish bath- It's a bit expensive, but defintely worth the experience. Definitely check out this hotel if you travel to Istanbul!! We will be back at the White House Hotel soon~

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 February 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

I have travelled a lot around Europe and have never got service and friendliness like what i did here. All the staff were so lovely, helpful and welcoming. The hotel itself was lovely and clean and in a great location. Would 100% recommend this place to all family and friends.

  • Stayed July 2011
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 February 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

After reading the reviews from trip advisor, me and my wife decided to book for the White House hotel in Istanbul. Being warned that this is a boutique hotel, we didn't expect a 4star or 5star status hotel, but a cozy place with good service. And our expectations were fulfilled. The White House is indeed a very cozy hotel with very friendly personnel who is willing to answer any questions and give (at most times) good quidance. It's location is excellent, next to most historic monuments as well as a convenient tram station. However to be on the fair site I would like to state the following minor drawbacks:
- The location is situated in a quite neighborhood, but it is still close to a couple of buzzing tourist streets. In fact 2 out of our 5 nights there we were awaken by drunken / fighting tourists. Maybe a good idea is to choose a room not overlooking the street.
- The rooms are in fact a bit small especially if shared by two.
- The breakfast could have been a bit more inspiring.
- Finally although this is not a drawback of this specific hotel I would strongly advice future guests to avoid taking the organized tours offered by the tour operators who co-operate with the hotels. Although we asked for the cheapest possible way of taking the Bosporus cruise, one of the staff still recommended the tour operators who co-operate with their hotel. As a result we ended up paying 70 euro (35 euro each) for a 1 hour boat trip at the Bosporus, and spent the rest hour picking up (and then returnig) the other guest from the surrounding hotels. Exactly the same trip would have cost us 10 Lira each (i.e. about 4.3 euro) if the ticket was bought from the harbor. Tram fare from our hotel to the harbor was less than 1 euro per person for each way..... No need to mention that the next day for our princess islands cruise we bought the tickets from the harbor.... :)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 13 February 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

We booked 2 double rooms for 4 nights . We found the hotel to be an excellent place to re visit when in Istanbul. Especially of Mr. Cafer Tasdemir (Jaffer) personal attention to details while briefing the guest on Arrival. Very useful tips to make your stay enjoyable and cost savings. We found other staff's attitude also very helpful and prompt service. We were provided free Airport pick up as we booked for three nights +.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 February 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

We stayed at the White House Hotel for 3 days and were made to feel welcome the moment we walked in.

It is a lovely small hotel in a very convenient location, with lots of restaurants nearby as well as the major sights.

The room was clean and well appointed. Breakfast was served on the roof terrace with great views and I was assured by Cafer the Front Desk Manager that the quality of it will get better and better.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 February 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

Our family (three couples) stayed at the White House Hotel for four days in mid-May. We all traveled to Istanbul for a wedding which we were a part of. We were extremely pleased by the location, administration, and friendliness of the hotel staff.
Our son became ill the third day of our stay and Harun (owner and GM) took me to the pharmacy to make sure I had the right medicines for him. Harun insisted on paying for the medication and stayed late on the evening of that day at the hotel to make sure my son was recovering. The hotel staff brought clean sheets, cleaned up, and was honestly concerned about our well-being. We were treated like family.
If you want a great location, a friendly staff (who are knowledgeable and kind), clean rooms, and an atmosphere of 'we'll help you in any way possible,' then stay at the White House Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 13 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Coloradomom50 ,

I am Harun CADIRCI the Owner of the White House Hotel Istanbul. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your precious time to write a comment about our hotel. I am very happy to know that you had a nice accommodation experience at our hotel.
And thank you very much with giving such a detailed informations. And thanks again for the nice words about our staff. We are so much looking forward to host you on your next trip to our wonderful city.

Best Regards;
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

We stayed for three nights, so were entitled to a free transfer from the Airport. We were met by the hotel driver and taken by air-conditioned mini-bus to the hotel. A warm welcome with cool orange juice and turkish delight awaited us at the efficient check-in. Our room was very clean and air-conditioned. The only down-side was the noise from the other guests on the landing outside the bedroom as the door provided little soundproofing. The location of the hotel was excellent - very close to the Blue Mosque and all the sights of Istanbul as well as innumerable good value restaurants for dinners and the metro. Breakfast at the hotel was taken on the roof-top terrace, either in the glass-sided air-conditioned restaurant or on the open terrace, both of which had a superb view of the Blue Mosque. There was an excellent breakfast selection with fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, breads and cakes. The staff were all extremely helpful and very focussed on making our stay as enjoyable as possible. All in all, a real gem of a hotel which I would thoroughly recommend!!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 February 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Property: White House Hotel Istanbul
Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sok No:21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — White House Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White House Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the historical peninsula and it is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Millennium Stone and Byzantine Hippodrome, which are the most important landmarks of the city. White House Hotel Istanbul is the ideal starting place for exploring this Ottoman capital city's endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. ... more   less 
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