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Hotel Novano
Ranked #50 of 1,092 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 September 2011

I've been at Novano Hotel from Sep 15th to Sep 18th. The place is absolutely perfect: clean, wonderful staff, landlord alway very happy, kind and helpful, "divine" breakfast and Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque e Topkapi just 5 minutes away, no noise coming from the outside... just remember there's no elevator.
Good prices. Loved it!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We were pleased with this choice of hotels. The local is very good to walk to all the main sites. There is a seating on the street that is a good place to people watch. One evening we got "carry-out" Turkish pizza from the place up the street, got beers from the hotel and ate dinner right there. The room was very clean with a very nice bathroom. As it seems all hotels in turkey, the breakfast was excellent. We asked the hotel to arrange airport pick-up when we arrived. That worked well and got us off to a good start.
The staff was helpful is suggesting specifics...like the best Turkish bath.
We had daily room cleaning with fresh towels and bed linen.
A couple of things...as someone mentioned, there is a construction right next door...they start at 10am and are suppose to stop at 5 but it was more like 7pm. This was not a problem as we were out most of the day. However, if you like a mid-afternoon break at your hotel, perhaps best to look elsewhere.
As an aside, there is a cooking school right next door. We had made other arrangements but in hind sight would have gone there. You can set up once there.
Also, I'd suggest avoiding the fish house resturant up the street on the corner...not good and WAY too expensive.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor front. We had no street noice...but you do have the steps. There is no...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Impeccably clean room, reasonbly sized, comfortable bed, tv and WiFi. Good location- easy walking distance to Blue Mosque,etc., and the Arasta Bazaar (for a smaller, more refined experience than the Grand Bazaar), near many restaurants and night spots. General Manager is extremely professional and friendly.

Room did in fact have a balcony as promised, however there is a huge old city wall just 8 feet in front of it, so there is no view. (It is very private, though.)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nikki55
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Staff were wonderful, very friendly, hotel very clean would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank holiday5_11
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

i'm not shure what about this hotel is the best, it is difficul to decite, stuff was so friendly,location is great, and hotel is realy clean, love to stay there one more time

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank antonijaglibo
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

The single room (79euros/night) had small bedroom even for a small person like me, but the bathroom was nice and spacious. The hotel and the room were very clean and the towels were changed daily though my bed sheets were not changed for all 4-night/day stay (however it did not bother me).

The hotel manager Enver was great and helpful, and the cleaning and breakfast staff were super nice and friendly as well, but one of the younger reception staff was not so kind: he told me that taxi to IST airport was way more expensive than the private transfer hotel could arrange (he charged me 45TL, but the taxi fare was 40 TL based on Enver. 5TL was nothing but I did not like the fact that he lied); and he also said that I needed to pay a day ahead and that was the rule of all hotels. I did not appreciate those things he said and I especially did not appreciate when I confronted him in front of Enver, he completely denied them.

All in all, the hotel itself was nice, but that staff member made the hotel not so appealing.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank kellysf_2010
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

A nice small 18 room B&B hotel at a reasonable price, perfectly located, very clean, super friendly staff and nice buffet breakfast .

What they could inprove is:
Add a "do not distrurb" sign in teh room
Improve the sound isolation of the bedroom doors
A tea and coffee facility would be nice of course

What they should fix:
The crack in the shower hose
The crack in the shower support base

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Benchmarker
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:74 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 1,092 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: £27 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Novano 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Novano is situated in the Old Walled City and it is only a walking distance to the important Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of Istanbul, such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and not more than 15 minutes to Grand Bazaar. Moreover, there are many bars&restaurants serving traditional foods, shops of authentic goods and places of entertainment in the hotels district. ... more   less 
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