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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,116 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great position, excellent service!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Really great time spent at this hotel in old city. Large room for family of four, reception staff very informative. Free pickup from another hotel. Great location within walking distance all major attractions and transport.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Denis M
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Denis M ,

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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Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

we searched for a small hotel near the 'sights' for our three night stay waiting to join MSC cruise - based on tripadvisor reviews, we went with White House - what a wise choice. Besides being clean and quiet, its service was graciously attentive. From the greeting 'meeting', when over orange juice, the desk clerk described the services provided, we knew we were in for a treat. True it lacks a spa, a pool and a gym, however, it has a partially covered, partially open roof top breakfast area with a commanding view of the Topkapi Palace roof tops, Hagia Sophia, Sulanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque). Well located is an understatement. It is a short stroll to all the sights of "historic" Istanbul - to the right, Basilica Cistern and the other features around and about Sultan Ahmet Park; to the left, Grand Bazaar. Close at hand, the Metro light rail train system which whisks one from the Byzantine Walls one way, and the Golden Horn, the other. One example of the type of service is sufficient to prove the White House is not your normal hotel. We asked the desk clerk to recommend a local restaurant. She recommended Sultanahmet Fish House. Literally, down to the end of the block, turn left, walk a block. When we arrived, we discovered that she had called ahead to reserve us a table. On our return, we asked why. She said that it was a very popular restaurant, and she didn't want us to arrive there to discover we couldn't be served! absolutely fantastic. One note - the rooms are small to North American standards.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank jamesgraeme
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest jamesgraeme ,

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We decided to stay in this hotel based on the reviews and it was an excellent choice. The staff was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend. It doesn't hurt that it's in a great location and hue rooftop breakfast area is an excellent start to your day.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank BeccaAtlanta_Georgia
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest BeccaAtlanta_Georgia ,

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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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

My wife an I were meeting a cruise ship in Istanbul and decided to take an extra day to see the sights. We booked the White House Hotel. It is located in the heart of the old city and convienient to all the major old city attractions. They arranged a driver to meet us at the airport. The hotel staff could not have been better upon our arrival. They offered us orange juice and some turkish delights while we were waiting a few minutes for our room. The room was very well appointed and very clean. There was a small bottle of Turkish wine with two glasses waiting for us in the room. The bed was decorated with some rose petals, a first that we have never seen before. The staff was great at giving us directions for waling to any of the attractions. Upon checkout, my wife was presented with a small bouquet of fresh flowers and our cab was arranged to get us to the ship. When visiting Istanbul again there is no doubt we would be staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank David_S48360
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest David_S48360 ,

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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Newark, DE
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The White House Hotel certainly lives up to its high rating. We enjoyed three nights there -- a quiet, peaceful respite in the midst of Old Istanbul. A helpful staff, a lovely room, a charming rooftop breakfast. Its location is central to all the sights with many restaurants and shops nearby. Perfect!

Room Tip: Our room was on the first floor at the back of the hotel and we didn't even hear the call to pra...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Joyce-Wells
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Joyce-Wells ,

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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Pittsburgh
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I can only repeat what others have written - a true gem of a hotel. Location, facilities, staff were all above expectations at a very reasonable cost. From the moment we walked in the service was impeccable. Without asking the porter brought water and orange juice. Breakfast on the roof top overlooking the Blue Mosque was a real treat. Food quality and service very good with refreshments (complimentary) available there all day. Wi-Fi through out. Room amenities outstanding. Also note some excellent restaurants within walking distance.

TIP. If staying more than a few days it is worth learning the local tram routes. Because of the narrow one-way streets in the area, taking a Taxi might cost more in standing time than in distance travelled! It took us almost 90 minutes at mid-day on a Thursday from Airport to Hotel. However if arriving or leaving from the cruise port it is only a 12 minutes.

We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank FrankFarb
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest FrankFarb ,

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

It was our first visit to Istanbul and my husband and I stayed for 6 nights. We booked a triple room and it was large, quiet and clean. Right from the greeting it was obvious that service was top-notch. We travel a lot and we were genuinely impressed with the level of service offered at The White House. The breakfasts were ample and the setting was beautiful. We got picked up and arrived at the hotel around breakfast time. After receiving our juice and turkish delight we were offered free breakfast up the roof. No request was too difficult and they were so generous in what they provided free of charge. Turkish hospitality rocks...would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel. Excellent location too.

Room Tip: We stayed in a triple room and it was really big and quiet - I think it was 501.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Fergies_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 1 January 2015
My Dearest Guest Fergies_13 ,

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1,116 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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