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“Amazing place and staff”
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Minel Hotel
Ranked #227 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2011

My days at Minel were amazing. Metin and Muhamed are extremely friendly and helpful. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wish to know Istanbul that is, by the way, an awesome city. Going back to Istanbul I pretend to be again at Minel and hope to meet Metin and Muhamed again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Clean, comfortable, cozy but not cramped. Friendly and helpful staff, amazing breakfast, well-equipped and attractive rooms. Historic sites extremely accessible, very near tram stop, reasonably quiet location. Would certainly come back.

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Reviewed 27 July 2011

I would really recommend this hotel, nicely situated, close to the main points of interest. The staff is really friendly and helpful when you need advice or suggestions about spots to visit. The location is really calm and you can have your breakfast outside. Clean and new rooms. I really appreciated my stay in Istambul.

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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Minel Hotel has a welcoming and cozy ambiance. Right upon stepping in, you can feel that this place was done up with thoughtfulness and care. Although it is a budget hotel, the owners made an effort to make it boutique-like using a white and turquoise theme in their décor. The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Metin. The rooms are impeccable and comfortable. Room rates are of good value and they include hi-speed wifi, over-head rain shower, clean sheets and a wonderful breakfast spread. The hotel is also in a great location. It’s close to the tram line and all major sites in the Old City. It’s also on a quiet street, so you don’t get much noise from the traffic and crowds from the city. Highly recommend this oasis in the city for travelers.

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Reviewed 21 July 2011

We loved it. The stuff was kindly, the rooms are new built and very clean. if you want a good accomodation in istanbul, don't mess, this is the one best choice!:)

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

I highly recommend staying at Minel hotel. Not only because of the location (which is very close to a metro station and to the most important historical spots you'll visit while traveling to Istanbul), but specially because of its friendly environment. When I stayed there, I was traveling alone and Minel's staff did the best they could to make me feel comfortable, offering great tips on the city, or even serving a delicious tea, accompanied by good conversation about politics, economy and history of Turkey (conversations that I really miss now).
Also, the rooms are very well furnished (ok, they are not big, but it's not easy to find a big room in a hotel in Istanbul, even more for a reasonable price), very clean and equiped with lcd tv and air conditioning.
If you don't want to give up the conveniences of a hotel, but also don't want to have this kind of impersonal treatment given by the big hotel chains, Minel is exactly what you're looking for.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

I stayed at the Minel on two ocassions within a fortnight, ideally located property with brand new rooms.
Location- very close to all the tourist sites, Topkapi Sarayi, Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya.
Rooms- Well fitted out and brand new, generous bathrooms and comfortable beds
Staff- Great bunch and probably the highlight of my stay here, each one of them makes sure you have a great time
Price- Great value for money, given the product quality and location

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #227 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £22 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Minel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more   less 
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