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“Brilliant Small Friendly Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Neorion Hotel
Ranked #7 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Brilliant Small Friendly Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We booked the Neorion after reading extensive trip advisor reviews on the hotel and felt confident that we were not to be disappointed.

From start to finish the stay at the Neorion Hotel was fantastic. The pick up from the airport was seamless and the check in by the reception staff was the best I have ever experienced. It felt really relaxed and the welcome drink was much appreciated after a hot flight into Istanbul.

The room was immaculate and as hard as I tried I could not find a speck of dust or dirt. The cleaning service was very good and our bed was changed everyday. We decided to go for the standard room and it was pleasantly surprised. The internet connection is very quick, around 15 Mb/perSecond.

The spa and swimming pool at -2 level is really worth a visit, it had a lovely albeit small swimming pool, that was kept immaculate. Most days we were the only ones that were down there and its one of the best pools/sauna & hamam set ups i've seen - although small the quality of the facilities rivalled some of the best hotels we have stayed in (in Dubai, Bahrain, London, Maldives etc). We had Hamam treatments as well and they were good value.

The hotel was extremely gay friendly and we never felt that we were treated any differently to any other guests, ( which does happen in some majority muslim countries we have visited). Being gay in Turkey is legal and therefore we booked a double room, which was respected which was a really nice touch, and a big relief! I would recommend this hotel to same sex couples. The whole of Istanbul felt very cosmopolitan and gay friendly.

As other reviewers have mentioned there is a complimentary Breakfast & Meze in the afternoon, both are ideal if you want a have a short pit stop before you go out for the day or in the afternoon. The location of the hotel is within a 10 minute walk of the Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bazaar's, Topaki palace.

Room Tip: Room 405 is quiet as it is quite high up and looks over a central area where a few buildings back on...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for the precious time to share your impressions about your stay at the Neorion Hotel.

Your heartfelt comments make us proud and motivate us to keep working with the same passion.

We feel happy to be able to provide you a nice stay.

We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to İstanbul.

Best wishes from Neorion family.
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Aberfeldy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Ideally situated for most top sites, being just round the corner from the Sirkeci tram stop so you can reach both Sultanahmet and Galata Bridge very quickly.
We found the Neorion particularly welcoming - their all-afternoon meze buffet as well as their ability to find you a last minute table booking for the restaurant of your fancy allows optimum use of your time in Istanbul.
While low season February is a good time to avoid top attraction queues, it can be pretty cold and/or wet and you need to know you will be returning to a warm lodging like the Neorion.
We opted for a Superior room on the 6th floor and were not disappointed. A comfy big bed, plenty of room to sit and a balcony with rooftop views of the Suleymaniye Mosque backed up by a reliable and conscientious daily room service.
We have spent several years touring most of the countries fringing the Med (north & south) and the Near East, staying in hotels of all size and type. We thought that there was something special about the friendly and motivated team at the Neorion.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear guest;

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We really appreciate your comments.
We want to make sure all of our guests are taken care of, so we are happy to read that you have a nice stay.

Thank you for choosing us , we look forward to welcoming you back next time!
Best Wishes from Neorion Family.
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Mokosica, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

This was our second visit to Istanbul and Neorion Hotel which is like the first time justified all our expectations.
The service you always expect but rarely get!
Extraordinary staff, always friendly, helpful, patient, for all inquiries ... in short, thanks to the best customer service you provide and guest knows to recognize.
The hotel is situated in the old part of Istanbul to all the well-known sights, only what could perhaps consider a smaller gym.
Comfortable and spacious rooms, delicious food, wellness cute ... what else to wish for.
Boys / girls you were excellent, truly feels welcome you wish to every guest as well as the courage and positivity around Istanbul!
See ya again;-)

Room Tip: higher floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Martina S
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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your time to share your experiences with us.We are so honorable of your compliments about Neorion family.All the family members send you regards.

We are so happy to be able to provide you a nice stay one more time.

Your heartfelt comments make us proud and motivate us to keep working with the same passion.

We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to İstanbul.

Best wishes from Neorion family.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Great help from loreta to organise transport to and from hotel, dinner on our first night, and showing where the main attractions were and how to get there. The room was spacious with both a comfortable chair and lounge bed as well as the bed. The bathroom was good with a drenching shower in the bath. The breakfast was plentiful with lots of different options. In the afternoon from 1300 to 1900 was a free buffet of some very tasty Turkish dishes. Nice touch was leaving a present on the bed as a reminder of our stay. Unfortunately we were there too short to make use of the spa and massage facilities.
The only improvement I could suggest would be a magnifying mirror in the bathroom.

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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your precious time to share your experiences and recommendations with us.Every recommendation is so valuable for us to highten our service standarts.

We are very proud of being able to provide you a memorable stay.

We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to İstanbul.

Best wishes from Neorion family.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I stayed at the Nerion with My wife an three children. The staff bent over backwards to ensure that my younger daughters, my wife and I had connecting rooms and my teenager son had the room next door. The hotel staff made our Istanbul visit extra special from arrival (including airport pick-up), to booking local restaurants, suggestions of places to visit, museum passes and excellent food choice at breakfast and mezze. Furthermore, our bedrooms were modern and kept spotless. I would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to stay near the Top Kapi / Hagya Sophia.

Room Tip: Call the hotel in advance to book the room you want. They will be very accommodating.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carel v
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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dearest guest;

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really appreciate your comments.

We are very happy to know that you had nice days in Istanbul
and that we provided you a nice stay.

It would be a great honor to host you again in the future.
Best Wishes From Neorion Family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a Four Seasons experience, this is not the hotel for you. But in our opinion it's better: personalized service from excellent staff (whoever does the hiring is doing a great job)---from the receptionists, the guest relations lady Loreta, to the housekeeping, restaurant help---everybody was extremely pleasant and helpful; spotlessly clean; great location; healthy and tasty breakfasts followed by all-afternoon mezes. We were picked up at the airport, given a standard room, 203---which had big windows facing the tiny street, not noisy thanks to excellent soundproofing (though we slept with the windows open, grateful for the warm weather, coming as we were from cold Michigan), no bathtub but good pressure in the shower and enough space for our stuff (again, don't expect Four Seasons sized rooms).
Loreta and the receptionists answered every request with "I understand, we can do that". From lending her cell phone in order to reach some friends in Istanbul, through tracking a professor who could give a shadows puppet performance, making restaurant suggestions and reservations, to providing a temporary transport card. We didn't get a "parting present" as some other travelers seem to have received, but had a nice surprise of flowers and a present on March 8, International Women's Day, nice touch!
We've already been recommending this hotel left and right. There is a good reason it's rated number 1 on Tripadvisor, even if it isn't a super luxury chain hotel.

Stayed March 2014
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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for the precious time to share your impressions about your stay at the Neorion Hotel.

Your heartfelt comments make us proud and motivate us to keep working with the same passion.

We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to İstanbul.

Best wishes from Neorion family.
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Have been stay on this hotel twice and always amaze with the staff and the services. Nice and simple hotel design, warm staff and good breakfast,,, many complimentary things- upgrade, room service after check out, and even bus to airport, Close to main venue in Istanbul. Definitely will come back here again

Room Tip: Always ask for upgrade and they will help for you if any, specially if you have kids
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 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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Thank Haekal1009
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Neorion H, Manager at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dearest guest;

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really appreciate your comments.
We want to make sure all of our guests are taken care of, so we are happy to read that you have a nice stay.

Thank you for choosing us , we look forward to welcoming you back next time!
Best Wishes from Neorion Family.
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 1,121 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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