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“Great hotel in the best place in Istanbul”
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A'la House
Ranked #78 of 1,200 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Oradea, Romania
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14 reviews
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“Great hotel in the best place in Istanbul”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

With my friends, we stayed in this lovely hotel placed in an excellent point in Istanbul. Near to the most attractions in the city, we walked to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazar etc and is also very near to the tram or shops and restaurants. The hotel is clean, staff friendly, and a very nice terase on the top. The only minus, in our room was not function the heater properly, but in my friends room everything was ok. I will go there again :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We spent a great week in this hotel! Istanbul is a very huge city extended to Asian and European part, thus this central located Hotel is a perfect place for tourist. It is very easy to reach all famous sightseeings: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Erebatan Sarnichi and Topkapi Palace are in the pedestrian accessibility!)))
Another nice complement to this hotel is its terrace, where we had a breakfasts))
Each appartment is equiped with kitchenette, cuttlery and all what you might need for breakfast is there. Small shops can be found right on the corner!

It only can disturb you sleep, because of muezzin, calling to pray early in the morning. But in Istanbul it is hard to find place where you will not hear.
As for us, we had no problems with it: it is not that long, and some days were not load at all.

Hotel is a Great Value for this money!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Our family of 6 [2 adults and 4 Kids] stayed at the A'la House apartments in Oct 2013. The place is suitable for young children and the apartment was more spacious than we expected. The people who run the apartments are very friendly and made us very welcome indeed. They also offered us valuable travel advice within Istanbul.
This hotel is close to the main attractions [Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia], it has a number of Kiosks close by, a supermarket, laundry, hardware store and plenty of eating places. I would stay here again and again!

Room Tip: We booked an economy room for 6 people. It turned out to be a 3 bedroom apartment which was even bet...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Not trivial to find a quiet place ti sleep in Sultanahmet. If a good night sleep downtown in a 3 star level hotel is what you are looking for, look no further. Rooms are (very) sunny, spacious and well equipped (Kitchen, Air conditioning, TV, Wifi, comfy Mattresses, electrical sockets, breakfast table, etc). Excellent Price/quality ratio too. very close to everything. Staff (in fact, these are the owners, the Berk family) are very very helpful and welcoming - you feel instantly at home.
Located close to the less touristy Sultanahmet neighborhood, so you get to touch the casual life of real Turks.
Highly recommended for families as this is an Aparthotel.
One draw back: the way to the nearest public transportation (tram T1) is 300m up a hill - a bit of a hindrance for old people. Otherwise, I would have given 5 stars.

Room Tip: No elevator (almost the norm in Istanbul). Choose first or second floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

We booked the triple apartment in a separate building for our two week stay, and let the owners arrange transportation from the airport - location may be difficult to find by car. Simple apartment on two levels (above street level, so expect stairs). Convenient to Cemberlitaş tram stop (up a steep hill), and to most of the Old City sites. A couple of small grocers very close, and other amenities (like liquor stores, restaurants, barbers, etc.) less than a block away. Expect nearby hills, some quite steep, but there are less hilly alternate routes. Neighborhood is full of kids and feels very safe - we had a great time just exploring in all directions. Daily towels, trash and linen service. The private terrace overlooking the Sea of Marmara was a great place to chill!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights and happy. The owner is helpful and the place is very central. Clean and safe place. Wifi works well, kitchen in the apartment have all the facilities you need. Very handy for family.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

The location was very convenient and clean, the staff (the owner and his father) were very friendly. They were always keen to help or give us advise, note that getting there by car is a real challenge, but this is probably the case for all locations in the heart of Istanbul.
I do recommend this place!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: A'la House
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Katip Sinan Sok. No: 13 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 1,200 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — A'la House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A'la house has 8 newly and tastefully renovated studio rooms. One room is a suit room.One room with a large balcony and a full sea view.On top a breathtaking terrace for the guests.Each room has own kitchen and its utensils and bathroom.A'lâ house is located by the marvels of Istanbul,such as; Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Topkapı palace,Underground Cistern,Turkish and Islamic Art Museum,Archeological Museum and Grand Bazaar. A'la house is only 5 minutes walking away from Çemberlitaş Tram Station.A'lâ house run by a Turkish family;so we accept you as a part of the family anymore. ... more   less 
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