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“Well located, minimalist style boutique hotel”
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Adahan Istanbul
Ranked #36 of 1,048 Istanbul B&B and Inns
London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Well located, minimalist style boutique hotel”
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We took the havatas bus from the airport and got off at Tepebasi and walked 5 mins to find our hotel.

Check in was quick and we were shown to our room. The room was small and chic as portrayed by the website (albeit missing the fresh flowers). The towels and dressing gown were impressively soft and the soaps provided were lovely too.
Our room was well lit and faced a small inner courtyard. We were amazed how quiet our room was at night given the proximity to the bars close by.
The A/C worked very well as did the free wi-fi.

A classic Turkish breakfast was served on the rooftop terrace and was very tasty and filling. It included fresh juices and fruit, great tea, a wide variety of turkish cheese and bread plus the usual accompaniments and you could also order eggs. (Although we didn't know this until we heard someone ordering eggs).

The location is close to the Tunel funicular which is very useful to catch the tram/walk to Galata bridge and see the sights and also close to Istikal Cadessi. You are also surrounded by great eating and drinking options with rooftop bars not far away. (For food,we highly recommend the Istanbul eats book - we found it on the coffee table near the breakfast buffet).
Be aware, the area is hilly around Beyoglu and there are a few stairs to climb to the reception which may hinder some. (There is a lift to all floors once you're at the reception).

Staff were friendly especially at breakfast. They always remembered our drink orders. The reception staff were also happy to help when asked. Everyone we met spoke English adequately.

We enjoyed our stay at this property and would recommend it.
The reason we didn't rate it 5 stars is considering the room price, our experience was lacking little things such as the reception offering a map when you arrive and not promoting the social areas in the hotel.
We noticed a nice salon to sit in on our last day which had a bar area but wasn't used. We would have liked to be able to go to the terrace in the evening just for drinks but we there was no information to make you aware that it was possible. The restaurant for the evening had no menu and was not advertised. At breakfast, it would have been nice if the menu options were listed (ie which type of eggs/different choice of teas etc could be ordered).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ADAHANHOTEL, Ön Büro Müdürü at Adahan Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2016
Dear our guest,

It is been a long time you are in our Adahan, but we are still here and we will be very happy if we can host you in our Adahan on your next trips. Thank you for your lovely comment. We are verry happy to meet you,
Best wishes, Adahan Hotel
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights. The staff were very helpful. On arrival they helped us paying the taxi fare.
The room was quite small, and it was bizarre to have the wash basin 20 cm away from the bed, and having the toilet and shower bathroom separate from each other. There was no natural light what so ever. They had extremely soft towels and bathrobes.
Breakfast was OK but the main issue was that they couldn't handle more than 5 people at the same time, having only 1 inexperienced person serving tea and coffee. Limited selection of cheese and usually there was none left.
The location is superb literally 2 minutes away the tube station and 1 minute away from Istiklal Street. Many good restaurants around the place.
The rate I payed for the hotel was on a discounted rate and I will stay at the hotel again at this rate but I will definitely NOT pay 140 euros per night for this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

You can feel that the owners of this hotel put their minds and soul into building up this building from its ashes to a natural wonder right after you put your first step into its doorway. The whole building is designed and furnished with natural and organic concept; the beds are first of its kind and made off 100% natural materials; couldnt get a much healtier sleep. The roof has a gourgeous view where you grab views o galata tower, sultanahmet mosque, ayasofya and halic river all at one glance. The service is very friendly where you feel at home. And the location is one of the best spots in town being very close to the nightlife of istanbul as well as very close to all of the historical sightseeing places. Metro is a 5 min walk from the hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012
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ADAHANHOTEL, Ön Büro Müdürü at Adahan Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2016
Dear our guest,

It is been a long time you are in our Adahan, but we are still here and we will be very happy if we can host you in our Adahan on your next trips. Thank you for your lovely comment. We are verry happy to meet you,
Best wishes, Adahan Hotel
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Just had a spectacular stay in July 2012, 3 months after opening of this lovely hotel. Not only are the rooms spacious and cool, as others have commented, but the staff and owners are lovely. They are wonderful people and highly responsive in every way. One day Lail wanted us to go to one particular museum so much that she drove us there! The view from the roof terrace is breath-taking. I can't imagine feeling more welcomed or comfortable - an oasis and home in the midst of a bustling, fantastic city!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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ADAHANHOTEL, Ön Büro Müdürü at Adahan Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2016
Dear our guest,

It is been a long time you are in our Adahan, but we are still here and we will be very happy if we can host you in our Adahan on your next trips. Thank you for your lovely comment. We are verry happy to meet you,
Best wishes, Adahan Hotel
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

I stayed at Adahan Istanbul in June 2012 with my wife. We chose this hotel because of its ideal location in the heart of Beyoglu. You can find a wide variety of restaurants withing walking distance from the hotel.

Hotel Adahan is truly beautiful. The detail that was put into the restoration is very striking; it has a modern and contemporary feel within a historic building. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The restaurant has amazing views of the city and from its location on the top floor.

The staff wants you to have a good time during your stay. We we upgraded to a nicer room when we arrived. The morning we left, the restaurant was accomodating and opened 30 minutes early for breakfast so we could make our flight. Lale even gave us a small parting gift!

The Hotel Adahan staff seemed inexperienced to me. Some of the staff don't speak English, so if problems arise beware that you may have some frustration finding a solution. One of the staff actually opened the door to my room while we were inside. We had ordered two bottles of water to the room. I didn't expect the bellman to actually open the door and come inside, as I was walking to the door. One other thing that may bother some travellers is the noise. On certain sides of the hotel the noise from party goers on the street is very audible within the rooms. The rooms are not equipped with blackout curtains either, so be careful selecting a room if you are a light sleeper.

I think the hotel can be good hotel and with a few changes it will be a lot better. I sincerely wish them the best as they were very nice folks. I felt like the staff sincerely cared about us and wanted us to enjoy ourselves while we were in Istanbul.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Adahan Istanbul
Address: Asmali Mescit Mah. General Yazgan Sok. | No:14, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 1,048 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Adahan Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ADAHAN ISTANBUL simply graceful, purely timelessHoused in a charmingly restored, 1874 - grand apartment building in the very heart of the historic and chic Galata district, ADAHAN ISTANBUL truly redefines the Istanbul experience for our spirited guests. The building itself, the recent restoration, and the interior decor are neat, graceful, and respectful - so are the staff and the hotel's management philosophy. Guests stay in 40 individually refurbished living quarters, enjoying the timeless purity of custom designed wooden furniture and floors; cotton curtains, linen, and pillows; olive-oil soaps, and many other amenities.ADAHAN ISTANBUL's unique interior design reflecting its "respect for the natural and the pure" continues in the building's public areas such as the parlor floor, meeting rooms, and the lounges.ADAHAN ISTANBUL is a neat, sophisticated, warmly comfortable and joyful place in a great location . Enjoy the new definition of experiencing Istanbul. ... more   less 
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