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Preferred Hotel Old City
Ranked #617 of 1,115 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I reserved a family room through booking.com at this hotel. When I arrived they said they gave my room to another family. Forced me to go to another hotel and charged my credit card for nothing. Cheaters.

Room Tip: Dont go to this hotel, they steal your money. They are cheaters and fraud.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Air conditioner didn't work, internet extremely slow and bad connection. Hard to sleep because of bad beds and noise under the window. Refused to give discount despite all of the above. Overall a really negative experience for 100$ a night

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

it It's close to every thing Gulhana station, Sultan Ahmed station, u can go to Aya sophia , Sultan Ahmed or gulhana park walking max for 5mints . Excellent for shopping. has good location for sightseeing (walking distance). It is also based in the neighbourhood calm

Room Tip: Quiet at night
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Good access to the center.Friendly staff but irresponsible.
Room was enough spacious though quite shabby and filthy.Too many parts were broken.Several holes are on wall and ceiling,Black mold was in a bathroom.Dirty toilet even with label of done disinfecting.Honestly I was so surprised at such a bad quality.Unfortunately I could not sleep as quite noisy from other rooms for not soundproofing rooms.Good connection of WiFi.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Noanoah
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay.
Very clean and safe. The rooms are very nice .
The staff are very friendly and honest. You can trust !!! very close to main and better part of te city.. Free wifi and breakfast.
Güle Güle !!!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank Cleverson V
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed in the basement family room. The room itself was poor and dirty, the duvet was also untidy. The bathroom was renovated , looked modern but not clean.
It is located near the center, the price is not bad and it contains the breakfast which is also satisfying. The staff speak english and they are very helpful and friendly. They can provide you a private door to door transfer to the airport for good price and with good quality.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Vacation with friend for Christmas from 21 to 26 December 2013.
Preferred Hotel Old City - small hotel, perfect location, very close to the main attractions of Istanbul (Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque).
Very responsive, friendly and professional persoonal.
The only possible drawback - required small renovation in the rooms.
But in any case your stay depends on your mood, we had a great time in Istanbul.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Tayahatun Sokak No 15 Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #617 of 1,115 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: £15 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Centrally located in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet area, Historical Preferred Hotel Old City is situated only walking distance away from Istanbul’s popular historical attractions, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Spice and Grand Bazaars. Our hotel restoration took 3 years. İt is decorated with handy-crafts, engravings,forged iron, paintings, glassware, etc, which are reflecting Ottoman naval force history and different periods of Turkey's history. Historical Preferred Hotel Old City offers comfortable accommodations with traditional and modern features at it's best. Each room has LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, air condition and private bathrooms; some rooms provide sea view. Guests can enjoy breakfast with traditional Turkish specialties and some international classics at the restaurant of the hotel" ... more   less 
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