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“Excellent in every way”
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Neorion Hotel
Ranked #5 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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Oxford, UK
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Our plane was delayed, so arrived at Istanbul airport at 2am, but our complimentary transport was there waiting for us despite the hour. That set the tone for our trip. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly, nothing too much trouble to make our stay enjoyable.

We had a standard double room on the first floor overlooking the street. We were not disturbed by street noise and everything about the room was great. A good size (albeit long and thin to fit in with the structure of an old building) with everything spotlessy clean and in good condition. Very comfortable. Bathroom was immaculate with nice towels, robes and a good selection of toiletries; a modest size but absolutely fine.

Excellent breakfast, and the complimentary mezes in the afternoon were a nice touch; you could miss lunch, then come back to the hotel for a snack to keep you going until dinner.

Location could hardly be more convenient for all the usual tourist sites, so we walked just about everywhere.

Room prices were not cheap, but in my view were competitively priced for the standard of hotel and service.

In summary, an excellent hotel which we would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who prefers a smaller, more personal experience, to the large multinational deluxe chains; you were a personal guest at the Neorion not simply a client. When we return to Istanbul we will definitely stay at the Neorion again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
My dearest guest,
I am Faruk Boyacı,the owner of the hotel, I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Accepting you also as a member of Neorion Hotel Family, we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in Neorion Hotel when you come back to Istanbul.
Warm regards from Istanbul,

Faruk Boyacı
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Visiting Istanbul for the first time was a thrill experience. Having booked for a couple of nights, we got a free pickup at the airport. Within a couple of hours we noted what good a location the hotel turned out to be. Very convenient to visit the various areas - walking distance. Near public transport, and near the boats to travel the Bosphorus.

There was a warm welcome with the staff accompanied by a drink and some afternoon mezze. We were truly touched by the friendliness and hospitality of all people working in the hotel. We got some good tips how to get to some of the attractions that we wanted to see and suggestions for visiting parts that we had not yet considered. When leaving after a couple of days, it almost felt like we became friends and part of the staff actually waved us goodbye when we drove of in a taxi.

Oh, and the rooftop terrace is fabulous!

We recommed to stay in Neorion Hotel. And I can't imagine, having read the other recommendations as well, that anyone would even consider NOT staying there!

Room Tip: As near to the top as possible, as this will allow you to easily enoy the rooftop terrace. :-)
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
Dear my guest;
It was our great pleasure to host you in Istanbul, in our hotel.

Thank you for sharing your experinces with other people on this very important platform.

Hope to be together again.

Kind regards,

Faruk Boyaci - The Owner of Hotel
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Our review confirms the opinions of many others:
They pick you up at the airport if you stay more than 3 days. You get an 11% discount if you pay cash (in any currency). An amazing location in the Old City (this is where you want to be if you are a tourist), an amazing staff (welcome drink, and a concierge who advises you on every aspect of your visit), a great breakfast, a great free buffet (a complete lunch!) between 1 pm and 6 pm. At 7:30 pm (dusk) they serve you a glass of wine on the terrace with an amazing view of the City and of the Bosphorus.

The rooms are great but just right for 2 people, free Internet but no chair with a back to sit at the desk (they will bring you one if you ask), and limited space to hang clothing (for two, sufficient for one). Even with these very small inconveniences, this is the hotel to stay at.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same and none has a view of the Bosphorus.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family

Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the Hotel
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

The Neorion Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from all major attractions in old Istanbul. No need for taxi's or tramway to visit Aya Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cisterns, the Spice Bazaar, the Grand Bazaar or to board the hop on hop of bus or a Bosphorus boat tour. All at maximum 15 minutes walk. The area around the hotel is being nicely refurbished and lots of cozy cafes and restaurants (albeit rather touristic) are welcoming the visitors. The Neorion hotel has a very friendly and helpful staff! The rooms are clean and the hotel has a marvelous rooftop terrace with excellent views over the Bosphorus (Golden Horn) and the major attractions.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family;

Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
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Benalla, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Great location, excellent & friendly service, many extras.Older hotel buildings usually have a variety of room shapes & sizes and the Neorion is no different. All rooms are well fitted, clean & modern, The little extras really make this hotel - welcome drinks, free 'mezze' snacks during the day, free drinks on the rooftop every evening, Turkish Delight in the rooms & we even got a farewell gift! Excellent breakfast, helpful staff to assist with travel plans & free wi fi. We stayed 6 days and loved it!

Room Tip: Rooms looking over the front are larger and have full length windows opening over the street. For qu...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2012
My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family;

Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the Hotel
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Good location, within walking distance to whatever we wanted to see. spotless and comfortable rooms. Free pickup from Airport since we were staying 3 nights. Drinks and a quick session with friendly staff on arrival on what to see and where to go during our stay was very welcoming. Afternoon Mezze and morning breakfast really good variety.
Very helpful staff.Sunset watch on the roof terrace every evening was a lovely experience, free drinks were offered. Spa & Turkish Hemam in basement was really good and open until late every night. Would love to come back & stay at Neorion, highly recommended!

Room Tip: Connected rooms (with separate bathrooms) for family with kids is a great option.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank Farzad B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
My dearest guest,
I am Faruk Boyacı,the owner of the hotel, I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Accepting you also as a member of Neorion Hotel Family, we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in Neorion Hotel when you come back to Istanbul.
Warm regards from Istanbul,

Faruk Boyacı
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Excellent service - the friendly staff welcomed us and helped us work out problems with lost luggage, early morning arrivals and a quite late check outs. The buffet breakfast is delicious and the coffee is strong. Every afternoon they put on a buffet wiyh hot dishes, salads and desserts - a classic Turkish "mezze." After a morning of touristic walking to the nearby attractions (the main mosques and the Grand Bazaar are all within easy walking distance) why not return to Neorion for their free lunch that lasts all afternoon? A great value. Finally, the rooms are spotless and well organized - the bathroom is large and the luxury shower is wonderful. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Cmon_Blue
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, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family

Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the Hotel
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Property: Neorion Hotel
Address: Orhaniye Street No 14 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Neorion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Neorion Hotel is at the very center of Istanbul's history and culture, ancient and modern. Named for Byzantium's grand port (see the map) on the Golden Horn, it welcomes visitors from around the world just as the port did in the great days of Constantinople. Neorion is more than a comfortable travelers' refuge in the heart of the city. It was conceived and designed to honor and reflect all of the cultures who have enriched the city and its empires. To stay here is to learn and enjoy the cultures, cuisines, arts and traditions of all the travelers who have come before you.The hotel's 53 guest rooms and suites bring the past to life, with all modern comforts. The swimming pool, Turkish bath, massage spa, cultural library, and museum-quality decorative arts are supplemented with complimentary fine arts musical performances, cuisine demonstrations and cultural events exclusively for hotel guests. Stay with us! Experience all of Istanbul, ancient and modern, right where you live, and just outside our door. ... more   less 
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