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Basileus Hotel
Ranked #23 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We recently stayed at the Basileus arriving very tired after a long flight. What a great team.
Every attention given to every detail to make our stay a memorable one. The room was perfect but it was definitely the friendly help given by Youssef, Ekko and Omah which made our visit a memorable one. No question went unanswered and every help given

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

After looking at reviews on Tripadvisor, I chose this hotel and I am so glad I did! Ekrem and Yusuf responded quickly to my emails arranging for transportation from the airport and answering all my questions. The attention to detail and their hospitality was outstanding. When my plane was delayed, then a later plane had an unexpected stop because a fellow passenger had a heart attack, Ekrem and Yusuf contacted my wife for more information and made alternate arrangements for me. They made sure I wasn't stranded.

The Basileus is small, but very clean and comfortable. It is in a good location with many shops and restaurants close by. It is an excellent value, but again, the service is what will keep me coming back. I will go through Istanbul again in a couple of weeks and the Basileus is my hotel of choice.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

After 4 nights at a business conference in the "new" city, my husband and I moved to this hotel for 3 nights on our own as tourists. What a difference, and what a delight! Room was spotless and well appointed, breakfast very good, and the staff enormously helpful. They told us about a nearby mosque and haman that we never would have found otherwise, and were always available to answer questions and assist. I would definitely stay there again and heartily recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Our first room was dark and the bed was against the wall but we asked to be changed and we ended up with a very nice, quiet room. It was nothing fancy but was clean and comfortable and everything worked well. In that area there are many other hotels that are probably nice but I cannot imagine that they would be as welcoming. The staff absolutely bent over backwards to help us and make us feel comfortable. They gave us fruit 2 days and the breakfast was very good. With our tour we moved to another, much more expensive hotel that certainly didn't make us omelets on request as this hotel did.

Room Tip: The street isn't noisy but you might ask to be at the back.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

We booked a 14-day tour of Turkey, but felt they slighted Istanbul, so we came 2 days early and stayed at the Basileus to make sure we saw the old city at our leisure. It was an excellent decision and the Basileus was perfect for our needs. A short uphill walk from the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi, close to several small bazaars and shops, walking distance from good restaurants and the Grand Bazaar. The staff were extremely kind, tolerant and helpful. The rooms were clean and cheerful with room safes and a refer and the included breakfast was quite good. We liked the Basileus much better than the tour hotel which was in the industrial new city on a noisy street with car repair and spare parts stores. At several points on the tour, we pined for the charm and intimacy of the Basileus. Special kudos to Yusef who went above and beyond good service to show us the warmth and hospitality of his city.

Room Tip: Several ground floor rooms overlook a local restaurant, but the noise was minimal and having a small...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

We loved this welll-located hotel in Istanbul. It is within walking distance of the main attractions of the old town and the staff at reception are very firendly and helpfull. Book directly with them for free airport transfers. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Just 5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofia, this reasonably priced hotel was great value. The staff remembered us each time we returned to the hotel and went out of their way to offer suggestions to see various places in Istanbul and to get the most from our time there.

The room was very clean and comfortable (although the lighting was quite dim throughout the hotel) and the breakfasts amazing.

Room Tip: No elevator.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Kadirga Liman Cad. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sok. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £25 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Basileus Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Basileus Hotel will be the good choice as it is located footsteps from to Byzatine and Ottoman monuments such as St.Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Turkish & Islamic Museum, Archaelogic Museum , Old Traditional Baths and it is also very closed to Taksim , modern part of the city . ... more   less 
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