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Oba Hotel
Ranked #30 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We spent 3 beautiful days in Istanbul with my girl friend. To be honest, it took me a long time to pick this hotel from 300 other hotels located in Sultanahmet region. And I understood that I made the right choise when we arrived there. They renovated hotel recently and put a good soul and atmosphere into that old building. Our room was cosy and the breakfast was tasty enough. The warmth and care of employees and especially of Ismail was remarkable. I would not look for another hotel anymore whenever I would need to visit Istanbul again. I recommend to the people who loves the historic and amazing Istanbul.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Very close to tram station and All major tourist spots. The staff especially the owner Ismail himself is a gem and thanks to him our trip became a lot easier. All necessary items were provided and bed was very comfortable. Highly recommended for all.

The only negative thing that I can think is the wooden floor makes sound and rooms are not fully sound-proofed.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Iso and Tulay are great hosts. They have thought of everything. Having worked for years in other hotels, they know what guests want. There are antiques in the rooms but also hairdryers, flatscreen TVs and nice coffee and tea. Breakfast has fresh fruit, special cheese and butter from a farm, not the supermarket and homemade cake. While serving us tea in the cosy lobby, they gave us advice on all sorts of things to see and do in Istanbul. There are hundreds of small hotels in restored ottoman houses to choose from. In this one, the service makes the difference.

Room Tip: Our room on the top floor had a sloping ceiling which might bother some very tall people but we foun...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

The owner, his wife and their staff makes you feel very welcome. The owner, Ismail, speaks fluently English and will give you excellent hospitality with a personal touch. The hotel is a renovated Ottoman house and decorated with style. The rooms are comfortable and clean.The breakfast is tasteful with some special Turkish homemade products. The hotel is located in a narrow and quiet area although very close to all the main hotspots like: The Blue Mosque, The Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi palace. We truly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

This was our first visit to Istanbul, so we selected Oba Hotel based on a few reviews and the photos and details on the internet. It proved to be the perfect choice and made our stay in Istanbul memorable, with all of us wanting to go back for another visit. We wanted a small and friendly hotel, located near the historical part of the city, but in a real neighbourhood. The hotel is newly rennovated, but in keeping with the traditional style. The rooms are very comfortable and spotless. The staff of the hotel, especially the owner, Ismail, and his wife, Tulay, were extremely helpful and generous with their time, giving us good advice about local restaurants and transportation, booking restaurants and taxis, and arranging a special boat trip on the Bosporus,etc. The breakfast was wonderful, with deliciousTurkish dishes, all freshly
made. We loved Istanbul and we loved our stay at Oba Hotel. It gave us special memories. Kathy, Jacqui, Mike and John

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

It was a smallcosy and unique hotel. I enjoyed my staying there. Unfortunately, there were a lot of noisy seagulls. The location of hotel is really good, there are many caffes and small shops near. Friendly and polite staff.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

Oba Hotel is a calm oasis in the bustling city of Istanbul. Located just down the hill from all the major sties, Oba is in a renovated old townhouse next to the small historic Sokollu Pasha Mosque whose tiles rival those of the Blue Mosque. It is decorated in a traditional ottoman style befitting the setting but every modern comfort is included. AC, flat screen TVs and luxurious modern bathrooms. The owners, a husband and wife team have many years experience in the travel business and know how to provide a welcoming homey feeling along with every convenience. They helped us with transportation, restaurant recommendations, and general city info. We had made our own plans but they could have booked travel throughout the rest of the country as well. As we left after afternoon teaband homemade cake in the cosy lobby, the owner grabbed an umbrella and walked us to the tram himself. This is great service! we will return.

Room Tip: The front is quieter than the back.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Oba Hotel

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. Ozbekler Sk. No.26 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £13 - £385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oba Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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