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Review of White House Hotel Istanbul

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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved this hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in late March on our first trip to Istanbul. There are so many excellent aspects -the wine & roses upon our arrival, beautiful roof deck, incredible breakfast buffet - especially the Turkish coffee presentation. Our room - very comfortable, decorated with Turkish flair and modern bathroom facilities. The location is excellent for touring old town and the staff could not have been more helpful or friendly!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 104 - with one queen & one single bed!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank jalexander21
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 21 January 2015
My Dearest Guest jalexander21 ,

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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Lucknow, India
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

We stayed here during our first 5 days in Turkey and could not have been more delighted. Beautifully decorated with lovely attention to detail. The beds themselves were so comfortable and sumptuous! Very close to all the major attractions of the old city -- Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and others. The rooftop dining room, looking out over the old city to Aya Sofya, was a delightful way to start the day or to stop for a mid-day cup of tea. The staff were so welcoming and helpful. The experience was like being in a five-star hotel and could not have been better! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank AWG512
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 14 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Travel_Love512 ,

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

This Hotel is Located in the Heart of Istanbul's Tourist District. The Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are about 150m walking from this property. Also Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar are about 500m pleasant walk away. There are some very good restaurants within a 300m radius of this Hotel. The Tram station is 150m away. You can take the metro from the airport and then switchover to the tram and get down 150m from the Hotel avoiding the U$22 taxifare. So you can understand the central location.
The Hotel is in the very ancient part of Istanbul so the buildings in general are very old and lack spaciousness. This property looks and feels recently renovated to a very High standard. The room is smaller than the pictures on their website suggest but is very nice and well done to a high finish. The Bathroom is small but clean and the shower is amazing!
The breakfast served is limited but sufficient. Don't forget to ask for your cooked eggs i.e. Omelet even though it is not visible. They offer an Excellent Turkish Coffee on the house after Breakfast. It was the highlight of my day! The view of the Hagia Sophia rooftop from the Breakfast hall is enchanting.
The Plus = The Location, Room and Staff especially Mariyam & Omar at the front desk (their knowledge of the area restaurants, attractions and transport is commendable). Figen in the Breakfast Hall is very efficient and helpful.
The Minus = The road facing rooms (Iwas in 106) have a problem with street noise at night when people pass by. The TV in my room had only 3 English channels (all news). For such a popular Hotel in an international city, this is unforgivable.

Room Tip: To avoid disturbance, I would pick a room at the back.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank bhaviksoni
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 January 2015
My Dearest Guest bhaviksoni ,

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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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We picked this place because it described itself as being convenient to many of the places we wanted to see. They weren't kidding. It was smack dab in the middle of the Sultanahmet. Since we only had 5 days in Istanbul, we were glad not to waste time commuting from some less "touristy" neighborhood. It was very convenient to get to other neighborhoods when we wanted to. The hotel was clean and well kept although the rooms were a little small. Having breakfasts on the roof was nice. The staff was very helpful and friendly. On our last day, we especially appreciated that the hotel allowed us to stay in another room for free because our flight was later that night. It was a busy time for visitors which made us even more appreciative.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JADSNYC2014
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 January 2015
My Dearest Guest JADSNYC2014 ,

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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

An elegant and beautifully decorated small hotel situated very close to most of the places of interest and tram lines, but in a quiet side street with good friendly restaurants close by. The staff and owner were very friendly and helpful,and went out of their way to assist and advise.Room was a bit small but very clean and comfortable.The choice of this hotel went along way to making our stay in Istanbul memorable.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank robert d
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 January 2015
My Dearest Guest robert d ,

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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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Location, impeccable service, and clean. What more can one ask for. This hotel does not pretend to be a big chain hotel. It was more a bed/breakfast boutiquey facility in a safe area. Room (double) was smallish compared to western standards, but had everything we needed for our 5 night stay. Shower with rain head and body sprays was a bonus. Our room at the front had a view of the street. Be sure to close windows at night for quieter sleep. Rooms at back of building does not have as nice a view. Located a block from restaurants, five minute walk to the major sites (Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar etc), trams. Staff were very professional and helpful from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. On arrival after a long flight, we were welcomed with a refreshing drink. Breakfast was great on the roof top. We enjoyed the mix of what may be typical Turkish breakfast with some sweets, cucumber salad, olives, some warm Turkish items,fruits along with more familiar breakfast cereals, bread, juice, tea, coffee (Turkish and regular) etc. A great way to start the day. Breakfast hours were 7:30am -10:30am. On our departure day from Istanbul we needed to head out to the airport by 2:30 AM to catch our flights.They offered (we accepted) to have a small breakfast in our room.A plate of olives, cheese, cucumber salad bread and coffee was delivered to our room. This may not be everyone's idea of breakfast.... it was ours! We are confident if you prefer toast with jam etc., they would've accomodated it. We would highly recommend this hotel to friends and family, in the older part of Istanbul (Sultanhamet).

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank IYN
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 January 2015
My Dearest Guest IYN ,

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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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the White House, and were treated like royalties - a very personal and friendly staff, from the front desk to the sweet people in the breakfast room. Our room was not big, but clean and nice and with a very comfortable bed and superb bathroom. The location is ideal, just 5-10 minutes away from the main sights. Highly recommended!
Hans & Anna from Sweden

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HansA S
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 January 2015
My Dearest Guest HansA 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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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 1,121 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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