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Esans Hotel
Ranked #26 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We found this hotel by chance, having arrived to Istambul without reservations, we just took to metro to Sultanahmet and looked for hotels, another hotel refered it to us. The standard rooms we chose was nicely decorated and very clean, the bed was very good, bathroom was new, and we had a view to the sea. The hotel offers free of charge to put an aroma of your preference in the room, which we declined. The terrace has an spectacular sea view and to Aya Sophia. It is within walking distance of all major attractions. Staff was very helpful and tried to their fullest to accomodate our needs. Breakfast buffet is really good, however if you want to have it in the terrace you have to take it up yourself. They have transportation to the aiport by bus at set times, or private service. We preferred to take took a cab for 35 TLY, which is more convenient. We highly reccomend it, and definitely would stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We loved this hotel and everyone there! We had a family vacation in Turkey - 7 adults and one 3 yr-old. We had 3 rooms at Esans, all of them spacious and very clean. The bathrooms were wonderful with nice showers.

Breakfast was fantastic everyday, with a variety of proteins and delicious fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. Excellent coffee, teas and fresh-squeezed orange juice were also available. The hotel provides a chilled, filtered water dispenser where you can fill your own bottles -- a wonderful bonus, (especially after our hotel in Dalyan, which charged resort prices for bottled water, despite its being a "value" hotel.)

Esans Hotel is located very close to all the major sights in the Sultanahmet area, but on a quieter side street. The hotel is comfortable and lovely.

The people are what make this property truly special, however. Everyone we encountered was welcoming, friendly and couldn't do or offer enough to make our stay very comfortable. We celebrated our baby niece's birthday while we were there, and had the party in the lobby. The staff were more than accommodating -- beyond letting us keep the cake in their refrigerator, they provided plates and forks, helped light the candles, and joined in the fun, singing happy birthday, having cake with us, and later dancing!

They were full of information on getting to different places we wanted to go, recommendations for restaurants, etc, and arranging airport transportation.

The one thing that might bother some people about the hotel is the parakeet in the lobby that is permitted to fly around that area, including right over the breakfast tables. My sweetie didn't like that too much, but it wasn't a major deal, and the fantastic service and comfort of the hotel far outweighed that.

We would absolutely stay here again and recommend it highly!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

The staff are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and enjoyed my stay. Definitely staying here when I come back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank GerryAtlanta
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

This was our first trip to Turkey and knew very little about Istanbul. We chose to stay in the old part of the city and chose this hotel based on reviews on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed, our room was a bit small but very clean and comfortable. This is a family run business and they made us feel very welcome. From here we were able to walk over the Golden Horn Bridge all the way up to Taksum Square, so the location was ideal. Many thanks for a great stay, hope to come back and stay again sometime in the near future, we loved the city and the Turkish people were so friendly, even the pushy carpet sellers!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We stay at Esans in the Lavender Room in June and the Odours (maybe perfume would be a better translation) Room in July. The first room is a little bit small but very quiet while the latter is large and very pleasant but a little bit noisier. The staff were really helpful on both stays. The hotel is within a couple of hundred metres of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Yerebatan Cistern.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

Great location within easy walking distance important attractions. Friendly, family run hotel. Comfortable, clean rooms, quiet, excellent breakfast and roof terrace with view of the Bosphorous. Highly recomment Esans to the discerning customer.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

It's hard to say what was best about the Esans: the facility itself, the location, or the staff. The room and public areas were remarkably clean and well maintained, making the entire stay very comfortable. The staff was incredibly helpful, pleasant and generous with its time, providing extraordinary help in a special situation. Finally, the quiet location in the center of the Historic Peninsula was simply ideal. My time there could not have been better.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank Chuck38
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Address: Ishakpasa Cad Yenisarachane Sok. No:4 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #26 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £24 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esans Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a 19th-century, wooden mansion, offers Ottoman-style spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi in the Sultanahmet Old City Istanbul District.The location is on silent street under the foot of Topkapi palace and 4 minutes walking to Saint Sophia and Blue mosque. The terrace offers wonderfull Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea views.Esans Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated, and feature wooden furnishing and rich fabrics. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV, a full-length mirror and a dressing table. Some offer views of the Bosphorus.A Home made open buffet breakfast is served daily in the Esans’s restaurant or on the terrace. Room service is also available. ... more   less 
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