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Chora Guesthouse
Ranked #544 of 1,031 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
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“Definitely recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

I walked into Chora Guesthouse while I was in Istanbul and bought two nights -- ended up staying for six. The owner speaks excellent English and was very friendly, as well as accommodating to changes in my plans. The place is kept very clean, and in fact is reminiscent of a hotel in that regard, but with a more personal flair. The WiFi was excellent and the breakfast far better in both quality and quantity than I expected. I found the price to be quite reasonable, but obviously that is a very subjective view and depends heavily on one's own budget. The only thing keeping me from giving this a full five marks is that there is no kitchen for cooking, though there is a pleasant eating area with facilities for tea/coffee. Oh, and it has an excellent view of the water and the Asian side of Istanbul across the way. I would definitely stay here again.

As a side note, this is a relatively quiet place, which was perfect for me. If you are looking for a party base, this probably is not a good fit for you (but fortunately Istanbul also has tons of party hostels).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

This is a former private home with stunning views of the sea from the breakfast room, good value and the perfect location for visiting the important sites in Istanbul. The owner is very accommodating, speaks good English, keeps very clean rooms and makes a good breakfast. It is very quiet for good sleeps and is a block off the very busy and inviting Akbiyik Cam. We will stay there again. We stayed in two different *deluxe* rooms on two occasions with private baths and were pleased. Each has a heater/airconditioner for the days you need them. Beds are good, we had WiFi available and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the owner. The Guest House is a 5 minute walk from all the important sites yet it is quiet and in a safe neighbourhood for evening walking.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Chora Guesthouse
Address: Akbiyik Cad., Terbiyik Sokak No. 22 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Ranked #544 of 1,031 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Hotel Class:3 star — Chora Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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