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“The best place to stay in the Old City!”
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Kumru Hotel
Ranked #53 of 1,038 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best place to stay in the Old City!”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

This B&B is just fantastic. The location is ideal - it's walking distance to the major sites and the Sultanahmet metro stop when you want to hit other areas of Istanbul. The rooms and facilities are clean and beautifully decorated with a modern and bright style. Our room was spacious and there was an amazing rain showerhead in the bathroom. Breakfast is included, of course, and is to die for. The spread includes fresh-squeezed juice, omelets, eggs, Simit and Menemen (became a quick favorite), cheese, olives, fruit, etc.

The owner, Melissa, is from the U.S. and she and her staff were amazing and helpful. They gave great restaurant recommendations and helped us book transportation. Before we left, we mentioned to her that there was a Turkish pop song that kept playing at cafes during our stay but we couldn't find it when we tried to google. We had no idea what it was called, but just could hum the chorus (which to us sounded like "all you monkeys stay in your room"). By the time our flight landed in the U.S., they had found the song and emailed it to us.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

I was recently referred to Kumru hotel by an American expat in Istanbul and I couldn't be more glad to find this gem. It is five minutes from all of the picturesque tourist sites in Sultanahmet and the beautiful Bosphorus river.

The decor is impeccably chic, modern, and most of all comforting. The staff is pleasant and helpful beyond belief. They're always dressed in a smile.

The breakfast selection is vast and fresh. The rooms are very spacious and clean. There are converters/adapters in the outlets, which was a tremendous relief. I would stay at this hotel from here on out while in Istanbul.

Room Tip: The suite on the 4th floor is impeccable.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thanks to all staff at Kumru, very helpful and accommodating - especially the small details and assistance, which is the difference between good and excellent. The hotel is clean and comfortable, the location is perfect for quick access to the city, but also for the main airport. I would stay again, it is excellent value. I especially recommend the breakfast, a full spread of Mediterranean cuisine and condiments, good coffee and friendly and homely service.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

I would strongly recommend staying at the Kumru Hotel. The service from the front desk to the maid service is personable and accomodating. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The location is short walking distance to all the major sights.

Room Tip: I would recommend a room on the back side of the hotel because the street side can be a little noisy...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed here for four nights in February/March 2013. It's a very, very nice hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. We came on the subway/tram (about 45 minutes) from Atatürk. When I was there, the tram wasn't stopping at Çemberlitaş, but you can just get off at the next one (Sultanahmet) and it's not much further.

The hotel is located near all of the key tourist sites. There are a lot of restaurants and convienence shops nearby. The breakfast is really good, with Turkish specialties to try, not just a run-of-the-mill continential breakfast.

Really, really recommendable and I would return!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We've stayed for 5 days in February and i can say it's a very nice hotel, with friendly staff always ready to help you.Everything was very good, clean and the room was big enough.The breakfast is good and the bed is very comfortable.Very stylish hotel.Thank you !

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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warsaw, poland
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We spent lovely 8 days in hotel Kumru in October 2012. The hotel is easily accesible by public transport right from the airport (ca. 45 min. trip) and located right in the heart of the Sultanahment historic district. That makes all the key city landmarks in this part of town right within a short walk. So this hotel can serve as great headquarters for seeing Istanbul and taking advantage of all its treasures. The hotel is run by an Amarican lady form Boston and her Turkish friend. They make w very welcoming and friendly duo of managers. They offer a lot of advice on the sights to see, restaurants to visit and a handful of guide books. Breakfasts are served at the rooftop terrace - what a wonderful way to start the day overlooking th city in a gentle breeze. The food is plentiful and very tasty - just somethong you need to accumulate energy necessary for a busy day. The room and bathroom were very clean. All the interiors are freshly redecorated. The hotel is not cheap, which for some could be a significant dwonside, but well worth checking it out due to all the above mentioned "upsides" :)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kumru Hotel
Address: Kardirga Liman CAD Yusufaskin SOK No 6, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #53 of 1,038 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Kumru Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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