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The House Hotel Bosphorus
Ranked #154 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Read about the sister hotel being the Boutique Hotel #1 in Europe. Chose the Bosphorus House Hotel for it's great location by the water. The hotel and our room were beautiful and the view of the bridge spectacular. Management and motivated happy staff thinks of everything and the very comfortable bed was a big plus after a long trip.
We had a fabulous breakfast in a sun filled room with an amazing view every morning.
I spent all morning there one day of our stay, that's how good it felt.
The GM Bahar Karaca surprised us the first morning by greeting us by name, just like she seems to remember everyone else's names too. We felt like visiting friends in another city. Definitely looking forward to go back when it's a little warmer.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sven A
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The House H, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Sven,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus as well as your input .

It was a great pleasure meeting you both. At The House Hotel Bosphorus, one of our priorities is to make our guests feel at home and comfortable so I am very happy this is how you had felt during your time with us.

Very much looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Just came back from house hotel bosphoros and i have to say that it was an excellent experience, bahar the general manager is excellent and such a lovely person, not only helpful and makes sure that you have all your needs met, she is a very sweet lady to chat with. the hotel is lovely, overlooking the bosphors in ortakoy. the room we stayed in was very nice, it had a balcony but a bit small in space i must say. But then again i am fussy when it comes to room size, as i do like my space. the breakfast room was perfect with the waiters being so attentive and nice and didnt mind if you wanted to take something to your room. So, in short i have to say that this hotel was home away from home and its due to its staff, as you know you can be staying at the most luxurious hotel but if the staff are not as expected, the whole experience becomes a bad experience. whereas when you are in a hotel with such lovely staff and management, the small things (like a smallish room) wont matter whatsoever.

Keep up the excellent work bahar and team

Mrs. Bustani, Bahrain

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank monak5
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The House H, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Mrs. Bustani,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus, your candid feedback and recognition are much appreciated.

It was a great pleasure meeting you and having you as our guests. My team and I are very happy to hear your experience with us was enjoyable.

Very much looking forward to seeing you again this Summer.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

The Hotel's people were serius professionals and their experience helped us to enjoy a very pleasant stay. The rooms were with exellent view to Bosphorus channel and Bridge , day and night, also very clean and with all the comforts you may need. The spot is very good (you are not far from the center, but far enough in order not to disturb you with noise,crowd etc.) also the local "sea Bus" stop is in front of the Hotel, witch is very useful for Instabul's traffic "stuck" at the rush hours. At the Hotel the brekfast is exellent and is served with sea view...
We defenetly come again and we think is highly recommended !!!
Alp - Bahar thank you again you are absolutely fabulus...

Alexandros - Katerina

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Alex K
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The House H, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Alexandros & Katerina,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay.

Traffic in Istanbul could be heavy like all other big metropolitans. During rush hour, we suggest water transportation to our guests as much as possible and I am glad you had a chance to experience this for yourself.

We hope to see you again when you travel back to Istanbul soon.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

one of the most memorable stays in a long time. Excellent location: next to the Bosphorus. Old town is very easy to get to by bus and tram.
Hotel: newly opened (june 2011). Interior design with a lot of attention to detail and taste. But what made this stay so memorable is the staff: Bahar Karaca, the hotel's manager, makes you very welcome and makes sure your stay is memorable. The staff is very friendly and always able to answer all your questions. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Room Tip: Get a room with view over Bosphorus.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Silvia H
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The House H, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Silvia,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus.

It was so lovely meeting you and having you stay with us. Making our guests feel the way you described is exactly what we aim to do here, therefore your feedback and recognition are greatly appreciated by my team and I.

Very much looking forward to seeing you again in Istanbul soon and welcoming you back to Bosphorus.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 10 February 2012

the best hotel ever , the best view , the best service, the best interior design, excellent staff we where treated in a very personalized way , the veiw from the breakfast is so beautifull.....
everything was just perfect...

Room Tip: with a bosphorus view
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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The House H, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Jad00007,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus and your wonderful input.

We hope to see you again when your travels take you back to Istanbul soon.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Everything is perfect at this lovely boutique hotel. I always try to choose for small boutique hotels because the staff in small hotels will give you more attention than staff in big hotels. The service is absolutely great, nothing to complain at all! It was snowing during my stay but the staff was so helpful to get a taxi off the street everytime I left the hotel so I didn't had to search for a taxi in the snow. I recommend to eat at the house cafe located on the ground floor off the hotel, good food and again, great service.

The room was lovely. We were staying in a suite. An eye for every detail, automatic curtains, rainhead shower, 2 flatscreen tv's, and a lovely cozy living. Everything to make your stay comfortable. I loved the furniture in the hotel. Breakfast is really good too. If there is one thing I hate about big hotels it is breakfast. You always get a crappy breakfast. Not at this hotel! Breakfast was good, with a small menu for hot dishes which where served fresh at your table. Loved the pancakes :-). There is complementary wifi, water, coffee and tea in the room, especially the wifi is an important thing for me.

The thing I said about getting extra personal attention in boutique hotels was really good. The hotel manager wrote a small note and left it in the suite, the staff used your name when talking to you, and the hotel manager came to us to talk about what we thought of the hotel and the service while we were drinking cappuccino.

This was a great experience, next time when I'm visiting Istanbul I will definitely go to this hotel again!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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The House H, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Dear Rogier2109,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus in detail. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

It was a great pleasure meeting you and having you as our guests. At The House Hotel Bosphorus, we aim to make our guests feel at home being aware that details make all the difference in creating a memorable experience.

Very much looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Where do I begin to tell the story of my stay in this hotel?? .. from the beautifully decorated hotel, to the amazing Bosphorus view from the breakfast room , to the delicious selection of Brerakast food from non traditional to traditional turkish, to the beautiful suite we had with the breathtaking view of the Ortakoy Mosque and the Bosphorus...and the highlight of all this was the extremely professional and amazingly kind staff who did everything to make our stay a great one. Being treated that way made us feel unique and as if we were the only guests .
I wish I remember all the names but Alp and Matin were the stars in making our stay one of the best ! As for Bahar, the manager of the Hotel , she is by far the best hotel manager I have ever come across in my very frequent travels around the world.
Mona from Beirut

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Mona D
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The House H, Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2012

Dear Mona D,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus.

It was so wonderful to meet you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Making our guests feel the way you described so well in your review is exactly what we aim to do. That is why your note is such wonderful feedback for my team and I.

Very much looking forward to seeing you again in Istanbul soon and welcoming you back to Bosphorus.

Warm regards,

The House Hotel Bosphorus Hotel Manager

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Address: Salhane Sokak No 1 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #154 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £90 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House Hotel Bosphorus 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The House Hotel Bosphorus is a landmark building built in late 19th century with magnificent views of the Bosphorus. Renovated by the internationally acclaimed design firm Autoban, the historical building has been transformed into a design boutique hotel. With its original features that have been restored, the Hotel combines historical glamour with contemporary design. The Ortakoy area where the Hotel is located is a lively area with restaurants, cafes and a wide range of stores. A few strokes away from The House Hotel Bosphorus is the landmark Ortakoy Mosque which is constructed on its own platform in the Bosphorus and offers almost 360 degree view. ... more   less 
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