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“A wonderful place to stay in Istanbul”

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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the White House Hotel in Istanbul during a recent vacation, celebrating her college graduation. We couldn't have asked for better service or a better location. The hotel is located in Sultanahmet, in the heart of the historic old town and within easy walking distance to all the "major" notable sites (Blue Mosque, Aya Sofiya, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, etc.), as well as to the tram line. The hotel is very clean and comfortable, the breakfast (included in the room rate) is top notch, and the staff is very accommodating, prompt, polite, and helpful. I contacted the front desk staff on a few occasions to ask for assistance in directions and recommendations, and they were always very happy to lend a hand. Necati, in particular, proved to be invaluable when we were unsure of how to get to the Asian side of Istanbul for a dinner appointment. I highly recommend this hotel to travelers visiting Istanbul - it's the best!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank nuknon
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 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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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Location is fantastic. It's closed to all the famous places have to go. When I ate breakfast on the roof, I could see the beautiful Catholic church and the other places as well.
Thank you for your kind hospitality. Hope to go there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank moonyang
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 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 26 February 2014

All aspects of our stay at the White House Hotel was excellent. Location, in particular, was very good and the hotel is a short walk to all major attractions. The room was large for three people and well appointed. Staff were very professional and well informed, spoke excellent English, and were very helpful. We highly recommend this outstanding hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank xJ0hnx
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 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 26 February 2014

We can highly recommend this wonderful hotel!!! Very well located in the old city, not far from the Blue Mosque and other famous places. So beautiful rooms and the staff were the best we ever met! We will tell all we know that if they will go to Istanbul, the White House Hotel Istanbul is the place to stay at! Thank you for taking care of us in such a nice way! Lars and Lilian Sweden

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Lilian T
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 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 25 February 2014

3 nights stay for cultural getaway. location was perfect, 5 minutes walk to sites but quiet.

public areas and room were clean, new, and attractive in a fun gold on white way. rooftop breakfast excellent with attentive staff to keep looking appetizing.

best part was the hospitality and professionalism of the desk staff. two examples: professionalism: Our incoming flight was last minute cancelled - they fixed the hotel transfer with a simple email from me sent while stuck at the origin airport. Hospitality example: I did some late night jet-lagged reading in the lobby alone, I was spontaneously served my choice of complimentary wine, beer, tea.

We were welcomed from start to finish.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank john s
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

My Dearest Guest john s ,

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 24 February 2014

My wife and I decided to visit Istanbul in order to complete American Airlines' Platinum Challenge. A quick search here on Trip Advisor revealed this hotel as being highly rated (#3 at the time of this writing) and centrally located in the Sultanahmet district.

Hotel Location: Beautiful boutique hotel between the Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. All of the major sites are within a 5-15 min walk from the White House hotel (including Topkapi Palace). This means that if you plan to stay within the Sultanahment district during your visit, you do not need to hire a tour guide.

Hotel Staff: Very welcoming, friendly and helpful. At check-in, the staff presented us with glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice and Turkish delights. Like many of the user-posted photos of this hotel, the staff decorated our room with rose petals and votive candles. Definitely a nice touch; really scored some romance points with the wife. On the bed was a hand written note from owner of the hotel along with a small bottle of Turkish wine. Upon check out, we were presented with a box of Turkish Delights to take home with us.

Hotel Ambiance: The decor is great. There is quite a bit of character in the room with the gold colored crown molding, antique-looking telephone and chest of drawers. Our stay came with free breakfast which is provided on the roof / terrace level of the hotel. The breakfast included Turkish fare, Turkish coffee, and a wide variety of pastries.

Overall: This hotel has it all. Great staff, great location with respect to all of the tourist sites, can be romantic if you're staying here with your significant other. You should definitely consider staying here during your visit to Istanbul.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor facing the street, not the alley.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank BennieBlanco
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 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 23 February 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and the service was just excellent. They picked us up from the airport so we did not have to go through the normal hassle with taxis. Up on our arrival our room was covered with rose petals. We had a nice welcome drink, they stacked up the minibar whenever we requested. When we left, a small gift was given. The location was superb, close to everything. The only minus was that there war car on the street and its burglery alarm went off two-three times every night so we woke up quite many times unnecessary. Of course it was not the fault of the hotel but it mattered to the overall experience.
We would definitely pick this hotel again in Istanbul!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Riitta S
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2015

My Dearest Guest ,

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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Additional Information about 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 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £76 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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