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Oba Hotel
Ranked #31 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
“Perfect pack”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

We came for a city trip with our 17-month old daughter and 5 other adult friends. The location of the hotel was great because we could come with public transport and see the sights by foot in two days. It is renovated and extremely clean (I remember the smell of the fabric softener after the room was made), has all amenities you need (TV, WiFi, AC&central heating "rainforest" tap in the shower, kettle with tea&coffee, minibar, complimentary water etc.), firm beds. The hotel staff is extremely friendly and amicable, everyone was infatuated by our little girl and gave her toys, drinks etc. Similar things happened out in the town. We had a great experience in Istanbul and would highly recommend this hotel - a definite winner.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

This hotel is probably the cleanest hotel I've ever been so far. The room for 3 is big and charming.
The location is great, it's a 5 min walk from Blue Mosque and the nearest tram station. Also, a lot of nice little restaurants are near by. The staff is extremely nice and friendly.
We really enjoyed our stay there and hope to come back someday.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orvieto, Italy
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

Lovely on the outside, even better on the inside.
Nice, clean rooms with every confort, all brand new.
Beautiful and cosy common rooms with the wonderful assistance of the english speaking personel and owner.
Great breakfast!
I wouldn't have changed a thing - simply great.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank terrorepuro
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Zürich
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

We have been 3 friends in a very spacious and clean room. The staff was very friendly and helpfull, even to get a pizza in the middle of the night... with snow and ice in the streets...(thanks Arman)! The location is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. And the internet connection was nearly better than at home. For a long day in a big city, the breakfast buffet was very welcome. All over, we were very happy and would choose this hotel again, for leisure and business. Just to recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leysin, Switzerland
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

We felt like family upon our arrival at the Oba hotel. My wife and I were on a 1 night layover and came into the city rather than staying in a transit hotel, are we ever glad we did. Although our stay wasn't long we were still treated like honored guests, the management made tea and cookies for us upon arrival, took time to make restaurant recommendations and then gave us the space we needed after a long day of travel. A perfect spot really.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

We stayed here for a week, and the hotel is a real 5-star experience. Very friendly and helpful staff, nice breakfast (more variation when there are more guests, but that's OK), very clean. The only drawback for us was the location. It's close to the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque etc., but you have to climb some 400 meters up a pretty steep hill, which was a bit of a pain with a toddler in a stroller.. This also meant that, after a busy day, once you get back to the hotel, even if it's only 6 PM, there's no way you feel like going out again, just thinking of the climb.. Other than that, no complaints. One last thing: the heating is VERY good, meaning you won't need any winter blankets, you'll feel like it's summer while you're asleep here : )

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elvira k
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

I'm afraid I'm going to be reduced to saying much of what others have said on this thread. The location is great, with a very short walk connecting you to both the Blue Mosque/Hagia Sophia on one side and the restaurants of the (refreshingly non-touristy) working class area on the other. The building is beautiful, with rich, wooden decorations. The breakfast is very good and occasionally includes treats like homemade baklava.

Of course, as others have noted, what really makes this place is the people who work there. The owner and his staff are very friendly - and not in the over-the-top, trying-to-sell-you-something sort of way that is all too common in this city. Rather, the hospitality is subdued in its tone but warm, generous, and ever-present, and from what I could tell, quite genuine. If you make a genuine attempt to connect with the staff (and probably even if you don't, but I don't see why you wouldn't want to), most of whom speak good English, then they will go out of their way to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

I know where I'm staying on my next trip to this city.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oba Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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