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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Wonderful staff”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed at the White House Hotel at the recommendation of friends. We couldn't have been happier. The location is wonderful and all of the staff was very helpful. We arrived early and they encouraged us to have breakfast and suggested what sites we should see that day based on museum schedules. They suggested restaurants for dinner and made reservations. They made arrangements for a taxi to the airport and provided us with a 'to-go bag' since we had a 6am flight. This personal treatment is why we enjoy 'boutique' hotels. Although the hotel is sandwiched between older looking buildings, the hotel is very pretty with beautiful floors, large rooms, nice baths and a pretty rooftop setting where breakfast is served.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 14 January 2015
My Dearest Guest sailjsw ,

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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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

I stayed here at the end of a business trip to Istanbul. It's walking distance to all the Sultanahmet tourist locations and it's very nicely finished. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rooftop terrace is great for breakfast and sundowners. Bring your complimentary mini-bottle of wine up and enjoy!

The rooms are very nicely appointed but it's the details that are special. The hand-written letter from the manager, the towels arranged prettily on the bed, and the beautifully packaged amenities in the bathroom...

When you book into a Hilton or Shangri-La hotel you always know what to expect. Booking into an independent hotel is always a bit of pot luck. But the great ratings for this hotel are justified.

I'd highly recommend the White House to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 16 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Keith R ,

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 26 June 2014

The White House certainly deserves it's name as the staff treats and care for you as if you are a dignitary. They even handled flight check-ins and obtaining boarding passes for their guest and literally, spent hours on the phone with Turkish Airlines trying to locate our missing luggage.
As for the hotel overall experience; it was nothing short of AMAZING. Right after confirming the booking I received a greeting email from the hotel manager and offer to help with all of our needs, including arranging transportation service from and to the airport.
Our delayed flight (over 2 hours) did not phase them and the transportation was still within 5 minutes of our exiting the terminal.
The room, though on the small side, was well appointed and perfectly maintained and as others mentioned, the shower was amazing.
The Highlight of our stay at this hotel was definitely the STAFF! In my opinion it was the nicest hotel staff I have ever experienced. Attentive, Caring, Friendly and smiling at all times. O" one more thing, breakfast was great and the staff was there to help you all the time.
We will be back again :-)

Room Tip: we were on the street side and did not hear a sound... not a problem
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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 Elie B ,

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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Wigan, England
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Ideally situated, this hotel is an oasis of calm and comfort. The rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, the beds are very comfortable. the power shower is so invigorating, it almost knocks you over! Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace with views over the rooftops towards the Blue Mosque (which is about 5 minutes walk).
All the staff, from receptionists to waitresses, were very helpful and friendly.
We stayed for two nights.

Room Tip: The superior rooms are worth the extra.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 16 January 2015
My Dearest Guest dcw07 ,

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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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Cannot say enough nice things about this gem of a hotel in the heart of the old city in Istanbul. Clean and modern rooms; free breakfast every morning on the rooftop, where home made goodies await. Extremely helpful staff. One free transfer to or from the hotel included. We stayed here for three nights after a cruise. It is a small hotel that offers personalized service. It is close to all the sites including the Grand Bazaar. It is clearly a family run hotel-one of the daughters makes a dessert for breakfast every morning (sweets in the morning are traditional in Turkey). You will not be disappointed if you stay here.

Room Tip: There are only four floors, so I would recommend anything on floors 204. There only seemed to be on...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 14 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Steven B ,

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
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

An excellent hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean. Breakfast was very good with a great view from the roof. Al in all it was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 16 January 2015
My Dearest Guest ross K ,

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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SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night at the end of our cruise , and we very impressed the staff were very polite and courteous , the rooms adequate and the breakfast on the roof top , outstanding , a gem in the heart of the old city .

Stayed June 2014, 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 Eaglemania ,

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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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 1,148 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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