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“As basic as basic can get!”
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Hotel Promise
Ranked #678 of 1,038 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Hoboken, New Jersey
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50 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“As basic as basic can get!”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Stayed in this hotel for one night on our way back from Cappadocia as the hotel we had previously stayed in did not have a room and we didn't want to spend too much money. When we got to the hotel around 2:00pm the room was not ready, but they quickly fix that and gave us a room on a high floor which helped with the noise. It is located aroudn the fish street, with a lot of bars/restaurants around. The room was tiny but smaller than that was the bathroom, I could not sit on the toilet properly because of how small it was. It looks like the rooms were recently re-done, the lobby looks very outdated. The staff was very nice. I don't think I could stay here again, unless I was by myself and ready to just party in the bars around the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Pros: Location is good to go around the Taksim area. It's true what the other reviews say about the noise so I came prepared with ear plugs. Nevertheless it was convenient to check out the nightlife as well, which goes on till weeeeee hours of the morning.

Mustafa is a nice guy, Owner is very helpful in his suggestions etc. Only thing questionable - he recommended this Hammam place somewhere nearby which cost 60 lira per person and I was not at all impressed by it. Shockingly it was both women and men combined bathing area. I was angry and rang him up about it but he assured me it's "normal" in turkish hammams for women and men to bathe together!

Cons: Room was ridiculously tiny. VERY basic. Bathroom was not cleaned daily, toilet was dirty.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

The problem with promise hotel and its manager/owner is that it just promise and apparently doesnt offers anything...I would never ever recommend for someone to stay in that particular dodgy hotel...There are hundreds in this area you can choose but not hotel promise if you do not want to ruin ur visit....

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

The worse experience in my life! The owner would try to over charge you and try to sell you a "box" room in the price of a 5 star hotel. When we arrived he was trying to convince us that our reservation was canceled! He show us a room that had ppl in and it then took him 3 min to clean!!! You can Imagine the hygiene of that place

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

small rooms but affordable for taksim . so close to istiklal st and taksim square.friendly staff

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few days in April. The hotel is located very close to Taksim Square and the Istiklal Caddesi, which is a pedestrian area with tons of shops,restaurant,clubs and bars.I chose this hotel based on reviews,location and price.

We booked a standard double room which is extremely small.The bathroom is TINY,TINY,TINY. The standard double room is probably not a good idea for larger people,they might find it extremely uncomfortable.The room was clean enough,although the blanket was kind of dingy and I found it suspicious....so I took it off the bed. Unfortunately,room service kept putting it back on every day. The sheets underneath were clean,though.

The reception staff is very helpful and nice.They will try to sell you an upgrade to the deluxe room which they offered to us for an additional EUR 20 a day.But since we only needed a place at a convenient location to sleep,shower and leave our stuff in we kept the smaller room.We decided we'd rather spend the money on good food.

Also,if you are sensitive to street noise,this hotel won't be a good choice.There's loud music coming from the bars and clubs until around 2:00AM...after that it gets a little more quiet.We didn't mind that so much,but others might find it annoying.

The rooms have safes for an additional charge per day.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

near all the main streets and metro and bus station ,from a very near walking distance .rooms are very nice with nice beds and heating and plasma screens and 500channel on tv ,mini bar and sealed windows from noise .

Room Tip: deluxe rooms are the best ,the other rooms are very small with small bathrooms
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Promise
Address: Topcekenler Sok. No 10, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #678 of 1,038 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Promise 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel located one of most popular tourism centers of Istanbul.Hotel is a boutique hotel with 17 rooms.All rooms couple of tiem before upgraded all rooms has new decoration,our hotelclose the city centers and has easly transportion opportunity,hotel's staff can speak foreigner language(english,german,russian. ... more   less 
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