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White House Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #1 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Whyalla, Australia
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“Great Stay, Great Location”
Reviewed 27 June 2010

The Hotel was great in a great location, close to all the tourist sites of Istanbul. The Staff were very freindly and always willing to help. The hotel itself was clean and the rooms comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2010
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 February 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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Reviewed 27 June 2010

We booked this hotel for our first trip to Istanbul based on the reviews on tripadvisor and we were not let down. The staff were brilliant, very welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel was perfect with regards to its location with just a short walk to all the major sites and very good restaurants. The temperature was in the 30's and the room air conditioning was great - efficient and not too noisy. The rooms were small but you don't spend much time in them and they had everything you need for a short break, comfortable beds and pillows, a very good powerful shower with nice toiletries, and a kettle for that all important cup of tea or coffee!
Istanbul is a traffic nightmare so we booked transfers with the hotel and we were not disappointed. We were picked up from Sabiha airport on the Asian side on arrival and taken back on departure which made the trip less hassle and stressless. (it's hard to even work out what the buses say on them - let alone find out a route).
We walked everywhere, even to Taksim, but the tram is only a 5min walk from the hotel and the hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great way to see all this massive city in comfort.
The staff at the hotel can organise sightseeing for you and recommend lots of good local restaurants.
Enjoy this hotel - it deserves its position - we'll be going back one day!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2010

From the moment to you arrive (with fresh drinks and turkish delight, after an airport pickup) to the moment you leave (with parting kindness), the hotel is a true gem. Nice Turkish breakfast included, very good rates, just around the corner from tremendous restaurants and the finest sites in Istanbul. We took advice to try some of the local and not the fancy tourist restaurants and were rewarded. The cafeteria just up the hill (around 200 yards up the hill) that serves food to locals was perhaps our best meal of all, for under $6/person. And we were in Istanbul for 2 weeks! The staff is tremendously helpful. The hotel is well positioned for the Sultanahmet tram as well as for all the big sights (Topkapi, etc.). Sleeping in the hotel was easy at night, although there were some problems with neighboring construction during the day. We found out, though, from fellow travelers that construction is going on all over Istanbul and that others were encountering the same problems. So, afternoon naps were difficult but everything was great. Did I mention free and consistent wireless Internet access and cheap laundry service? Plus smiles and helpful advice from everyone on staff. They are all young and enthusiastic and supremely helpful, and they speak English well also. Beautiful, well-appointed rooms. We chose a small room that was not spacious but was quite beautiful, and we were comfortable there. Excellent maid service, and the hotel staff helped us with a bunch of little odds and ends. Just a wonderful experience.

Just a gem of a place. We stayed nearly a week and would have loved to stay a month.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank naranja23
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 February 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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la vale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2010

Stayed for several nights with my wife and 16 y/o son. Rooms beautiful,breakfast good,
location perfect. Tons of restaurants,recommend the Adonin, 2mins walk.
The staff are eager and helpfull,and the value is unbeatable. All the major sites are
within walking distance[easily] and the prices of restaurants and fast food are
very good.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank viperpilot1
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 February 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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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2010

We stayed at this hotel because of the Number 1 rating on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed - it was exceptional. The location, rooms, staff were all wonderful. The hotel is near all the major sights, close to wonderful eating spots and markets and bazaars. The rooms are exceptional which to us is a must. Large and comfortable - wonderful furnishings. It is only 6 months old - and still perfect. The staff are friendly; knowledgeable and very helpful - laundry service fast and not expensive - mini bar prices were reasoable - unlike most of the other hotels we stayed at in Turkey.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank margueriteOttawa
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 February 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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Woodford Green, England
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

We stayed at the White House Hotel for four nights in May during our "city beak" holiday. The hotel is excellent. It is well located near all the major tourist sites. The staff are both friendly and helpful and our room was clean and comfortable. When we next visit Istanbul we will definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Nat99L
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 February 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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San Diego
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

We recently stayed three nights. Even though we arrived very early in the morning having disembarked a cruise ship, we were invited to leave our luggage since check-in was not available. We were given a welcome juice and turkish delight. While we sat in the lobby to figure out our plans, we were told our room would be ready in one half hour which it was (someone had checked out). We were invited to have breakfast. We found the staff very friendly, responsive, helpful at all times and were given a token gift of turkish delight upon our departure, which was a nice touch. . When I had a slight problem with the TV, the staff came up to the room, rather than try to explain it over the phone. There are about five steps to negotiate when entering or leaving the hotel. The elevator for the rest of the hotel was excellent, however. The hotel is very clean and modern. Yes, there is some construction, but really the noise is only during the daytime when one is out sightseeing. When we were exhausted from the heat, we found we were so tired and glad to be in our room for a cool rest, we did not find it offensive. We cannot say enough about the location, which we found to be excellent. Our cab driver did not know where it was exactly but they ask each other and it was no problem getting there. There is a small friendly neighborhood grocery on the corner with very reasonable prices. He invited us to sit and have apple tea at his place complimentary, which we did not. Walking just one half block in either direction, one finds numerous restaurants including our favorite Kharasoni which we also recommend. The best features of the hotel are its working air conditioning, which we have heard can be a problem in Istanbul, its cleanliness, its very nice breakfast with good service, friendliness of the staff and, definitely, the LOCATION. Only a block and a half from the Cisterns and about two blocks to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. We never actually had to take the tram. We could walk to the hop on, hop off bus, also only a couple of blocks away, which we took to get a terrific overview of the city. Also we found a convenient shortcut way to walk from the Grand Bazaar by asking parked tour bus drivers who knew exactly how to direct us. We were very pleased with our stay and would definitely stay there again. We recommended it to a tourist couple walking by who asked us as their air conditioning in their hotel was not working and it was very hot and humid. We also enjoyed meeting Berkun the owner of the restaurant Anatolia around the corner where we also ate. We also very much appreciated the complimentary ride in a large van to the airport. Other hotels I had contacted offered only rides FROM the hotel. Since we arrived on the cruise ship we needed a ride TO the airport. The White House Hotel was the only place to cordially agree to take us to the airport. It was exactly as they described it to us in their email, a boutique hotel and we were very satisfied.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Hildy1
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 23 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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Property: White House Hotel Istanbul
Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sok No:21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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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 1,141 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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