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Basileus Hotel
Ranked #22 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Salvador, BA
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8 reviews
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“Cant wait to go back”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed in the Basileus twice last September, for four nights each time. The second time round we had not intended to stay there at all but were so charmed by the hotel and its staff that we cancelled our reservation elsewhere and begged the Basileus to find space for us. With a lot of juggling, they managed! As indeed they managed to do everything else we requested. This is not a luxury hotel by any means - but very, very nice, and very well located.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

Ekrem & Omar, the guys who run this hotel make it a truly outstanding experience. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they really go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience of Istanbul. They provide the sort of service you used to get from the concierge at a 5* hotel! Oh, and the location is great, just a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, the rooms are smallish but perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean. We were recommended by someone and will definitely recommend it to others.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

i loved this hotel. we stayed there for 5 days. absolutely perfect great breakfeast, very kind staff especially Mr. Omar he was always trying his best. Basileus hotel located wery well becouse all old monuments 5 min. walk, waterfront 2 min. walk restaurants 5 min. walk, by the way there is one restaurant just opposite and they have package service to your room. deffinetly recommendable hotel.

Room Tip: room 303 its also has small balcony for smokers loved it
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2013

The hotel was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. The staff are so helpful and the hotel is clean and comfortable.We were within walking distance of everything we wanted to do and see. Will certainly be back :)
Highly recommend this little gem in Istanbul.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

This small hotel is 5 mins walk from all the must see places in the old town in Istanbul . It is very well run, clean and comfortable. The staff go out of their way to help.
A real treasure! Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

We have stayed at the Basileus Hotel twice and given availability this would be our first choice for the old city in Istanbul always. The rooms are clean, basic and nicely done, the location is great, but what really makes it such a find is the personnel. They are warm, welcoming and so very helpful. We got great tips on restaurants, sightseeing, etc. It was like staying with family in the best sense.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

A little treasure. Well located. Clean. Nice beds - great pillows. A terrific breakfast with an omelet. And you could not find nicer folk running the front desk. Cheery and willing to help in every way with luggage, sightseeing arrangements, airport transfers, taxis, spot-on recommendations for restaurants and nearby sites that you would probably miss if they didn't suggest them. Genuinely interested in helping in every way to make your visit to Istanbul a pleasure. Free airport transfers if you stay at least 3 nights. I could not be more impressed. Only thing that might be a problem for some is that there is no elevator.

Room Tip: No elevator so if stairs are an issue for you, ask for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Basileus Hotel
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 #22 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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