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The Magnaura Palace
Ranked #128 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic hotel and staff”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Great hotel, excellent location, clean, friendly and helpful staff that helps you avoid tourist traps. The only things missing are a full-length mirror and lotion among the bathroom amenities. You can't go wrong with this place!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Montrealer-x2,

Dear our guest it is very nice to read your review,thank you for taking a time to write it.
Looking forward to meeting you again.

Best Regards,


Mehmet Ataş
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed at the Magnaura Palace with our teenage son for almost a week. I recommend this hotel to others for several reasons. First, the location is superb if you want to be in the old city. Everything is a reasonable walk, and there are many restaurants near by. Second, the staff is friendly and helpful. Third, the rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated, everything was in working order. Fourth, the views from the breakfast room and our corner suite were beautiful. I would describe this hotel as a high end tourist hotel. It does not have a fitness center or a business center or many of the features of a luxury hotel, but as a tourist wanting to spend time in the old city, it was an ideal and comfortable place to stay

Room Tip: We enjoyed having a corner suite. It was not a particularly big room, although it was bigger than th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Gale55,

Dear our guest thanks a lot for recommending our hotel and sharing the reasons.Let me take this oppurtunity to inform you that because of being in old city the space hotels have is limited that's why is difficult to provide all facelities.But as a team we try the best we can for making your stay memorable.Thank you so much.
Looking forward to meet you again.

Best Regards
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Front office service was most pleasing and obliging!Our room was nice but i would prefare it a bit more spacious!Since it was my first time in Instanbul,i can not recommend another place for staying!I would definetely go there again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Chris N,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience here front of the all members of tripadvisor.
Your comments are very valuable for us.
Looking forward of having chance to serve you again.

Best Regards,

Mehmet Ataş
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Kuwait
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I traveled to Istanbul with three friends who had stayed at Magnaura Palace before--and it was very easy to see why they returned. We all loved Magnaura Palace. Mehmet, the owner, has composed a happy experience for guests--even the gift shop has lovely and unusual things.
There are only 18 rooms, and all the ones I saw were comfortable and nicely appointed. Although my room did not face the sea, I could step out on my narrow balcony and see it, and the fresh air from the sea was an added benefit. My room had a small sitting area with a table and chairs separated from the bedroom by a narrow wall containing a large flat-screen TV--the sitting area made the room feel spacious.
There is no extra charge for the water, sodas and juices kept stocked in the mini-fridge. Breakfast is a treat--it's on the rooftop with a large selection of cold foods as well as omelets cooked to order--and it overlooks the most gorgeous view! In the evenings, the rooftop is a great place to watch the day slip away while you share a glass of wine with friends.
The hotel is very clean and attractively furnished, the front-desk is always staffed, the staff itself is friendly, helpful and courteous.
To make the experience even better, the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are within a five-minute walk of Magnaura Palace and myriad restaurants and shops.
I cannot imagine that I will stay anywhere else when I travel to Istanbul, ever again! It was a happy time among friendly people.

Room Tip: Doesn't everyone love a sea view? And I liked the third floor, which is just a flight of stairs...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear kuwait08,

Dear our guest we owe you a big thanks for introducing our hotel with such a long and helpful review.As I understand this was your first stay at our hotel but I hope you will give us that chance of meeting you again.
We look forward to wwelcoming you again,

Best Wishes,

Mehmet Ataş
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Hershey
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Highly recommend Magnaura Palace. The location is perfect for a very short walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. The Grand Bazaar was also a 10-15 minute easy walk. There are numerous good restaurants on a street only 2 blocks away, almost around the corner. It's like a restaurant row. The hotel rooms are very nicely decorated with all the amenities you need, including hair dryers and mini-fridge. The breakfast buffet on the roof top had a very nice selection of cheeses, fruits, breads, pastry, scrambled eggs, etc but do not expect a full American breakfast like fried potatoes and waffles. It was a nice change with very good food. There is a fantastic view of the Bosphorus from the roof top. The owner, Mehmet Atas, was great, speaks perfect English, and was very helpful with directions and information. All of the staff speak English and are wonderful and willingly help you with whatever you need. We would definitely stay at the Magnaura Palace again.

Room Tip: If you do not mind paying a little more, the rooms overlooking the Bhosphorus are nice. We wanted t...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear lov2skivail,

Thank you for taking your time to write us a review and introducing our hotel and the area we are.The biggest advantage of our hotel is being in heart of the old city and we try to decorate it with a hospitality of high quality.Looking forward of meeting you again.

Best wishes,

Mehmet Ataş
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in March at the recommendation of my aunt and uncle who had stayed there a couple of years ago. This hotel was great and in the best location. It is right next to the Blue Mosque and a great location in the heart of Sultanahmet. The owner remembered my aunt and uncle and even pulled up a picture of them on his cell phone! The hotel is very nice and has a great view on the top floor for their complimentary breakfast. The rooms were nicely decorated and clean. The staff was very helpful, nice, and accommodating. I can't recommend this hotel enough!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear our Guest,

It is very important and nice for us to be recommended by our guests and second nice thing is to know that also you left our hotel satisfied which I understand by reading your delightful review,thanks a lot.

Warm Regards,

Mehmet Ataş
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just spent 4 nights at The Magnaura Palace Hotel, LOOK NO FURTHER this hotel & staff are truly amazing !! All the rooms have a small balcony our room was sea facing, we could sit and watch all the ships arrving and departing. The rooms are small but comfortable with all the necessary amenities. All the major touristt attractions are on your door step and the grand bazaar is only a 15 min walk. The only small criticism would be there is no in room food service but in saying that the hotel staff will organise food delivery or collect on your behalf. The staff are all warm, friendly & eager to make your stay memorable. But what makes this hotel stand out from the rest is Mehmet Atas the Manager he was there to greet us and insure our stay at the hotel and our time in istanbul was one to remember being two ladies travelling alone his assistance was invaluable it make us feel safe. We would love to thank all the staff for a memorable stay & look forward to our return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
DEAR Dubai38,

Thanks a lot for taking time to write a review for us and for writing it such a nice.
Your reviews are very valuable to us.
Looking forward to meeting you again,your home away from home:))

Good luck,

Mehmet Ataş
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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 #128 of 1,141 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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