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The Magnaura Palace
Ranked #129 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Magnaura palace”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

They were the best days of my life , I have been in so many hotels but this one was so special .

It is  near to most important historical places like blue mosque , aya sophia and topkapa place with only 2 minute walk , and near to it old traditional bazar and many traditional and modern cafe and resturant and most of them having a bosphorous sea view 

The hotel its self is very clean , with very nice smell of Lily flower which is in every corner , no carpet or dust. The room has very new decoration and furniture as well as the bathroom . The TV has more than 1000 international channel including Famous Arabic ones . From the Room balcony as well as the Upsairs Terrace you can enjoy  a very beutiful veiw for the blue mosque and aya sophia. The resturant and cafea area was amazing and open all the time.

The staff of the hotel are very kind , helpul , friendly avilable for your service 24 hr  , speaking fluent english , I felt like I am having my family there . They guieded me alot and the night before I leave I had some difficlty regarding how to go to Bursa and in 5 mintue every thing was solved by them. They did reservation and ticketing for me therough the port.

In brief I highly recommend this hotel for everybody throughout the world. I PROMISE no one will ever regret it .

Thank you Mehmet, Hatice, Muhammad, Omat and the others that I forget their names and defintly I will come again and again 

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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

You expect a well appointed room and a good breakfast when staying in a luxury hotel. But with THE MAGNAURA PALACE you get so much more!The owner, the manager and all the staff have made a vow to completely satisfy every whim of their guests. Nothing is too much:From a glass of cold water when you arrive from a busy day visiting the city, to a personal telephone call to Brazil to help you solve a major problem.When have you got a personnal assistance from the owner of a hotel to guide you through the intricate( nevertheless efficient)net of trams, subways and funicular to find an especific shop? Not from a map, but personnaly? We got that , and much more. So thank you Mustapha, Umut and ,Muamar,for your most gracious service and help.
When booking a room, ask for "a junior suite in the corner". Besides of a large room decorated in beige and dark red, with a splash of gold( this is istanbul, ladies and gentlemen)! you will get the amazing and unforgetable view of the Marmara sea.
Not to be missed.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Belgium
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We stayed at the Magnaura Palace recently and were very satisfied with the room, the location and the staff. extremely friendly and efficient staff, clean modern room (brand new!), basic breakfast and watery coffee but perfect location just a footsteps from Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, Grand Bazar and St Sofia! Lots of traditional or international restaurants and shops around. There is a roof terrace with a stunning view on the Maramara see. In-room coffee/tea making facilities. Loved it!
ps: matrass is very firm but nice beds!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Booking was made before any reviews on trip advisor so not really sure what to expect and very pleasantly surprised. All the staff from the manager, reception, waiting staff to room cleaners were extremely helpful and very friendly, with good English (well much better than our Turkish) and a genuine delight in sharing their tips on places to visit that perhaps tourists might not usually see (anda not for any commision)
We had a corner suite which was spacious, spotlessly clean with good bathroom facilities meeting any west european/north american requirements. A seating area with lovely red velvet chairs and a view over the Mamara Sea through the double doors on to the little balcony (for sitting behind and not on) was quite charming and lovely place to sit for a pre dinner aperitif. It was a shame that the rooftoop was not finished; hey, maybe it will be done next time we visit?
Breakfast buffet had different touches each day of the week that we were there; no complaints if you are happy with good quality fruit selection (cherries, strawberries, watermelon etc) and the kind of food tht would be supplied for a turkish breakfast.
This is a small friendly hotel that has just opened and extra touches are being added on an ongoing basis - a kettle with tea and coffee supplies was added to the room during our stay.
The location cannot be faulted - roman ruins directly in front of one side of the hotel preserve the view to the sea and, if you are happy walking, most sights can be reached on two feet. However the excellent, and very cheap, tram, train and ferry services are all easily reached from the hotel. We were very impressed with the level of service and comfort offered; if one is seeking international 5 star hotel standards then best book accordingly. Hotels are not cheap in Istanbul and the Magnaura Palace offers excellent value for money. Eating out is vey reasonable and even alcohol is not expensive compared to many other places. The lack of a bar at the hotel was not an inconvenience for us as there are so many places to chose from in the immediate area.
Tip: avoid booking hugely expensive bosphorous tours via agent and take yourself down to the ferry area where you can easily select your choice of (not to be missed) trip direct with the ferry provider.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Wonderful position (100/200 meters from all Sultanahmet attractions), kind and helpful people, really new and clean.
We loved Istanbul even more thank to this accomodation!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

The hotel is quite new and the staff very friendly and helpful. When I arrived at the airport (Atatürk), they had their driver waiting for me at 1am. Rooms were very clean, great shower. Breakfast was good, not great. The hotel is within walking distance of many tourist attractions. I would recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Firstly the first time ive ever written a review on trip advisor but feel the reviews here so far don't necessarily reflect a balanced view of hotel in our experience.
We stayed at this hotel for four nights at beginning of June - we had a lovely stay in a nice hotel but the hotel def offers less than it promises - and indeed quotes it has!
Positives first, location perfect .. Right in the middle of old town, sights on your doorstep, amazing restaurant street just two mins walk away with a vast selection of places of all price ranges, many with roof terraces and views of sea and blue mosque ( tho when we asked for a restaurant recommendation on the first night, the hotel suggested a fish restaurant that they could get us a taxi to ??!!) needless to say we said we would wander ourselves and find somewhere.
Rooms: Very clean, New and nicely furnished. Great shower and bathroom Lovely big bed and crisp fresh linens but small / tiny also llovely to have balcony but again tiny ... Would not be able to sit on it, as photo on website shows.

Now the not so good
Terrace. We had been swayed to book this hotel by the roof terrace - beautiful photos on web page of roof terrace laid out for dining - ummm NO in actual fact it isn't actually finished yet, its still under construction. it's open for you to go up and view the view ( stunning - truly will be amazing) but its not open for you to have breakfast on or sit up there for evening drinks - Infact hotel doesn't even serve Alcohol ( be aware - no bar at all) When we asked they suggested we could take the water or coke from the room fridge up there if we wanted to have a drink up there - showing photos of something they don't have and had clearly just been 'staged' for a photo is pretty off.
The staff didn't make any attempt to apologise for this or understand that might be an issue, just "it's how it's is - be finished soon, then be lovely" not very helpful when youre only there on a one off trip.

Breakfast - yea,have low expectations - its ok but pretty basic .... All Laid out and left to sit, cordial juice, bread, tomato, cheese, bowl of yogurt etc and a extraordinary cornflake machine that crushed as it dispensed!! Nothing much to wow you there!!

We loved our stay in istanbul but the hotel reviews seem to big it up a lot more than our experience - Do stay here and im sure you will have great time but expect good not amazing!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: The Magnaura Palace
Address: Dalbasti Sok No 13/1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #129 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Magnaura Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Magnaura Palace Hotel is a newly opened in the heart of historical peninsula. Located steps away from the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantium time [such as Blue Mosque, St Sophie, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern]We are at your service with our 18 rooms equipped with central heating and air condition systems, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, sitting areas, writing tables and cupboards as well. We aimed to give you 5 star comfort in a boutique atmosphere. ... more   less 
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