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“An Istanbul Treat”

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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“An Istanbul Treat”
Reviewed 1 August 2011

We used the White House Hotel as a base for our first but hopefully not last visit to Istanbul, and could not have been happier with this choice of accommodation. It is exceptionally well located, permitting a pleasant walk to key attractions in the old quarter of the city or a mere 3 minute walk to a very efficient tram service for more distant places. Without doubt, however, the service levels at this hotel are its signature strength. Helpful advice, prompt attention to matters, and a constant effort to go above and beyond made our Istanbul experience so much better. Our room was a little small but nonetheless was very tidy, modern and comfortable. It was appointed with mini bar, in-room coffee/tea, cable TV, free wi-fi, and arguably the best room air conditioner I have experienced in any hotel (very quiet but effective). There was no price gouging on top-up services such as laundry, mini-bar prices, and airport transfers, which simply added to a pleasurable stay. Across the road is a neat little convenience store where simple provisions such as water, snacks, bread, ice cream and so forth can be bought in preparation for the next tour or outing. Then in any direction taken there are a multitude of restaurants to chose from, all within 3 minutes walk. Although breakfast was included in the tariff, it was probably not the Hotel's strongest point in respect of presentation and variety. Nonetheless, it was a minor detraction from an otherwise wonderful hotel that represented excellent value in a prime location. To sum it up, it is a great boutique hotel offering 4 star features with 5 star service. We will again stay at the White House Hotel should we be fortunate enough to return to Istanbul.

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  • 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,
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Harun CADIRCI
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Sydney
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

This beautiful boutique hotel, was a dream hotel. Met at the airport with a free shuttle, given juice and the most addictive Turkish delight ever on arrival; prompt check-in; complimentary breakfast (since we'd arrived early) on the rooftop overlooking old Istanbul ... given maps and ideas for the day ahead. Elif at reception, so competent and always smiling seemed to be able to solve any problem from broken glasses, fail proof directions and more. We actually asked if she'd stand for PM in our country ! On reluctantly leaving we were given a box of that addictive Turkish delight as a gift. There will definitely be a 'next time' for us at the White House Hotel !

  • 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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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Sweet wide smiles met our first steps into hotel reception. Staff are so friendly as if we knew each others years ago.So helpful and ready to answer questions all day long. White house is the best value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 16 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Meedo12 ,

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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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

The staff is amazing very helpful.Each day we would take their advice on where to visit and the trip turned out to be amazing. I would like to give a special thanks to Elif,Omar and Samet amazing service and very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 January 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay a the White house Hotel Istanbul and for your great comments. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and had a memorable experience in Istanbul. It made me extremely happy to read your kind comments on our staff being helpful and charming. As we always say, our people are our biggest asset at the White house Hotel Istanbul.

We hope you come back soon and visit us again...

Best regards,

Harun CADIRCI
Hotel Owner & Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel, the staff was extremely friendly and were very accomodating in answering all of our questions on sightseeing and restaurants in the area. The hotel is in a very good location, being a 10 - 15 min. walk to most of the major sites including the Grand Bazaar. The room was very spacious, appeared to be very clean and was perfect for our 2 night stay.

  • 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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London
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We had an amazing stay at the White House Hotel on our honeymoon to Turkey, and we couldn't have wished for a better place from which to explore Istanbul.

Yes, the location is in the heart of the sights, and yes the room was beautiful, comfortable and quiet, and yes the breakfast was lovely, but the most memorable part for us will always be the amazing staff. Not only did they welcome us with flowers, wine and fruit at the start of our honeymoon, but they were genuinely interested in what we were doing each day, and helped with every aspect of the trip.

Cafer in particular went out of his way to assist us with everything from restaurant reservations (which got us the best table, since we were guests from the White House!) down to train tickets, and made sure everything was in order during our whole stay. We can't thank him enough for making us feel truly welcome both at the hotel, and in Istanbul.

When we left - a sad day - when they had finished helping us take our bags down, many of the staff appeared to come to say goodbye to us and sent us on our way with another gift as a reminder of our fantastic stay in istanbul. We certainly hope to visit again one day. We've never experienced such a personal service - these guys have got it right.

  • Stayed May 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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Dubai
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

My friends and I had a lovely 3 night stay here. I cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1,148 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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