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“A Jewel of a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Albinas Hotel

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Albinas Hotel
Ranked #88 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Florida, U.S.A.
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Jewel of a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Despite having pre-paid for the Mari Time hotel, I just had to get out of there. The nearby Hotel Albinas has no stars although I believe it to be a 5 star at a bargain price. Location in "Old Istanbul" couldn't be better. Attention to detail in this hotel is remarkable and everything is meticulously clean. Rooms are small, although comfortable (in our case for 2 adults and a 14 yo). Everything is white and reminded me of high-end Parisian hotels. There's an elevator and everyone can have refreshments or bring their breakfast (which has Turkey typical, but also Western style - eggs scrambled, omelettes, French toast and plenty of fruits) to view the Blue Mosque on one side and the Marmara Sea on the other...nighttime viewing is breathtaking. For a little extra, there are 3 larger rooms with terraces and views of the Marmara Sea.They're so polite, that they wouldn't even dare to post a sign such as "don't flush paper down the toilet". So many "working" outlets to recharge accessories. The staff is the most friendly I've encountered anywhere, especially Hezmet, Hussein and Murad. Don't miss out before this becomes a pricey place to lodge.

Room Tip: All the rooms are really nice and quiet. For a little extra, there are 3 rooms (total of 28 rooms in...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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6 Thank MichaelMD
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
My Dearest Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experinces with other people on this very important platform.
It was our great pleasure to host you in Istanbul in our hotel.
Hope to be together again
Best wishes from lovely Istanbul
Ilknur G Gurkan
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Great service, excellent and friendly staff, very close to the old city. Can see aya sofi from some of the rooms. There is a shop nearby for daily supplies. Topkapi palace and grand bazar is also in walking distance. And the breakfast is excellent.

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2 Thank Saeed K
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
My Dearest Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experinces with other people on this very important platform.
It was our great pleasure to host you in Istanbul in our hotel.
Hope to be together again
Best wishes from lovely Istanbul
Ilknur G Gurkan
GM
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Franceville, Gabon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

So refreshing to find a hotel where the staff go out of their way to be welcoming and helpful..... and always with a smile. How did they discover it was my birthday during our stay! A surprise birthday cake in the evening at the nearby fish restaurant to/from which they arranged gratis transport for us....along with a band of musicians to play the Happy Birthday refrain. Surprise gratis bottle of the good Kavaklidere wine in our room. Surprise birthday cake again the following morning at breakfast! You get the idea!
And I cannot think of any other hotel (in 50 years of experience) with such a varied daily changing breakfast buffet spread. Every morning, something new, local and delicious to try.
What more can I say.
Heartily recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Francis G
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
My Dearest Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experinces with other people on this very important platform.
It was our great pleasure to host you in Istanbul in our hotel.
Hope to be together again
Best wishes from lovely Istanbul
Ilknur G Gurkan
GM
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We had a group of about 10 people that stayed in this hotel for a weekend in March. The staff are excellent and go out of their way to help you. The rooms are a little small but are clean and comfortable. Wifi worked great. Breakfast was ok but there was plenty of food to be had....

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank MrNoName2012
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your 4 star review of our hotel. We love checking the site daily for new reviews and are happy to see we are getting mostly 4 and 5 star reviews! So glad to read you enjoyed your stay
We sure do hope to see you again soon!
Ilknur Gunes GURKAN
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

The hotel crew provided excellent customer service during our trip and most of them knew how to speak English well. The hotel room was clean and quiet. The location of the hotel was very close to all the tourism location. Morning breakfast was a bonus.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Pavel K
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
Dear My Dearest Guest,
I would like to thank you for your review and it is very nice and important for me to hear that you very much enjoyet your stay.
Such comment motivates us more than anything and shows us we are on the right path.
All the best wishes from Lovely Istanbul
Ilknur G. Gurkan
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New Delhi, India
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Everything worth visiting is in walking distance. Hotel is nice and clean. Just 2 minutes walk from Blue most, haqia sofia. Hosts are nice and helpful. The cost of room is also very reasonable compared to other hotels in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Higher floor room would have a view of Blue mosque
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Ashish_Gaurav
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
My Dearest Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experinces with other people on this very important platform.
It was our great pleasure to host you in Istanbul in our hotel.
Hope to be together again
Best wishes from lovely Istanbul
Ilknur G Gurkan
GM
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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

I stay for 2 nights in early March 2014. The hotel is clean, good price, convenient to sightseeing and staff were very friendly and helpful!! only minor problem is the sound proof between rooms. Overall, highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank cbisn
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2014
Dear My Dearest Guest,
I would like to thank you for your review and it is very nice and important for me to hear that you very much enjoyet your stay.
Such comment motivates us more than anything and shows us we are on the right path.
All the best wishes from Lovely Istanbul
Ilknur G. Gurkan
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Property: Albinas Hotel
Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No:48 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Albinas Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albinas' rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the lounge or on the courtyard. With free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, all rooms at Albinas Hotel Old City are decorated in style with their parquet floors and white tones. Each room includes satellite LCD TV and extra long beds. The white-coloured breakfast lounge offers a bright setting to start the day with an extensive buffet. The adjoining bar serves drinks and has a flat-screen TV to watch sports games and the news. The 24-hour reception staff offers a shuttle service to Ataturk Airport, 15 km away. Sultanahmet Square, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are all located within 100 metres from the property. Habitaciones del hotel: 28. ... more   less 
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