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Minel Hotel
Ranked #200 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wish to go back soon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

You can definitely forgive the Minel size ( small rooms ) as you will enjoy the very kind staff and the love and passione they put in their job, the rich and healthy breakfast, the very central location, the cleanliness, the overall service, the free internet connection, the overall relaxed atmosphere! Great place, thank you for everything!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vita T
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

The Minel arranged a transfer from Ataturk for 30 euros. We were met on arrival and the vehicle was both spacious and comfortable. We made the return journey by standard taxi for about £14, which would have been a problem if the for of us had a lot of luggage. I would probably have used the metro and tram if I had been travelling solo.

On arrival we had a walk of a about 100m to the hotel. First appearances were not great as the street in which the hotel is situated is a bit shabby, but no issue unless you don't like cats.

We had an hour wait to check in, as we arrived at 13.00. It is important to note that if you have been allocated a top floor room as we and our friends had, that it is a real considerable climb up the stairs and not for the unfit. The hotel offered to help with carrying our bags.

The rooms are very small and little room to store clothes. Ok for a night or two, but slightly inconvenient for our five day stay. The shower was good and of a good size. Air conditioning was also most satisfactory. The hotel is right next to a mosques, but my fear about being woken by the Muezzin was not realised. The breakfast served by a very cheerful lady and I thought it was pretty good.

The plus points are:
Fantastic location - Topkapi a couple of minutes walk, Blue Mosque 5 minutes, tram line 3 or 4 minutes.
Helpful staff - Irfan could not have been more helpful with advice and booking on line.
Price - 65euros per night.

Room Tip: Book early for a lower floor room unless you need the exercise
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark G
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Minel hotel is a nice little hotel near by the most attractions. You can go by walk to a lot of main tourist sites but it's also close by the tram and metro-station. Also a lot of restaurants are near by. Rooms are small but have everything what you need, clean and functional. The staff is very friendly and helpfull with a lot of good informations for your stay. Also the breakfast was really great. We would book again Minel hotel - Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ralf R
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Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

The location was great, few meters from topkapi palace and 300m from ayasofia and all main attractions. The breakfast was ok, the staff was cool. Hotel looks new and clean with a nice design (white and blue style). It is also so close to the metro station, you can even go by walk to the galata bridge (25min).
The pros: location+clean+new
The cons: tiny rooms+not reachable by car (but close to a street)

Room Tip: The hotel is not reachable by car, you will have to make sure your taxi knows the location
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank el-karkeni
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sydney
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67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

The minel hotel is a small hotel,but it is good.The location is close to everything in the old city.There is no through traffic where the hotel is,the staff came out and helped us carry our luggage from the taxi to their hotel,which would be no more than 100 metres.The staff made you feel welcome,breakfast was very good.The rooms are neat ,tidy and clean,some what small,but with ensuite.A great little hotel,with value for your money.

Room Tip: Get the rooms with ensuites
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mozzavella
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

If you want a quite clean value for money hotel in a great location for the main tourist sites of Istanbul stay at the Minel, The breakfast was excellent and the service good. The hotel is located up a small alley off the main tram route, our room was on the first floor so only had to negotiate one set of stairs with our bags. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard R
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Minel hotel is a great place to stay if you’re on a budget. It offers fantastic value for money.

Location: It is located down a quiet side street just a 2 minute walk from the tram and only 5 minute’s walk from Topkapi Palace, the blue mosque etc. I stayed here for six nights alone (female) and felt very safe.

Staff: The staff are very kind and helpful, especially the housekeeper and Irfan who speaks brilliant English. Irfan generously let me use their phone for a few minutes to ring my family and he printed my ticket for Topkapi Palace.

Food: Free coffee and tea was on offer any time of the day downstairs and on the tables outdoors. I really looked forward to the breakfast each day as it was delicious with lots of different Turkish specialities.

Bedroom: My bedroom was small, but clean, functional and colourful and had decent air-conditioning. It had a spacious bathroom with a brilliant shower (plenty of hot water, good pressure, and decent size). I slept really well every night as the bed was not too hard and it had good bedding. The walls are quite thin so I did get some noise from next door and from the staircase - but not too bad.

This hotel represents fantastic value for money. I would happily stay there again and highly recommend it for people looking for a low cost, safe, clean and friendly place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sam C
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Additional Information about Minel Hotel

Property: Minel Hotel
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 #200 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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