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“A week in Istanbul”

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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #350 of 1,134 Hotels in Istanbul
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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“A week in Istanbul”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Perfect location 2 minute walk to the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Toptaki Palace. Staff were extremely helpful & attentive. In fact with my experience they went above & beyond to assist to me in all areas. Pleasant & friendly. Rooms are clean. If I ever head back to Istanbul definitely staying here again. Brilliant place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

This is a perfect place to stop and enjoy Istanbul. It is in the heart of the old town, right between Aya Sophia and the blue mosque. Spectacular views from the terrace where breakfast is served. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Excellent pension in the center of Istanbul, just behind the blue mosque and haghia sophia. nice, warm rooms and attentive personnel. Tea available for free At any time of day and night. No elevator, but the hotel owner brought our luggages up and down from / to the room. Troubles with the bathroom: only two Towels provided, no shower carpet: every time we took a shower, the bathroom got full of water everywhere. No view from the breakfast terrace on the gold horn. Boring breakfast, orange juice simply undrinkable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We stayed in the pension side of the Side Hotel & Pension. It's a basic, clean accommodation right around the corner from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Our room did not have a TV or much atmosphere. The bed was comfortable and it was quiet.The breakfast could have been better. Why do they offer instant coffee? The staff was friendly and helpful. The airport pickup and drop off was reliable and inexpensive.We can recommned the SIde Pension for the budget-oriented traveller.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, CO
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Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

What more can one say. The owners are great, very friendly. Great location just steps from Hagia Sophia. Feels safe. No frills to be expected in a pension but great place to sleep at the end of the day.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

My son and I stayed on the Pension side. The room was very clean. The location was great and within very easy access to the main sites. The staff was always willing to help carry bags, etc. even the female employees who were smaller than I am. The breakfast was basic and the same every day, not my style so much but it was fine and my son ate it every day! When I go back to Istanbul, I will definitely try to book here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Side Hotel and Pension in October 2013 for three nights. We advance booked a room with facilities in the pension section of this hotel.

Our stay was one of the best we experienced during an eight week stay in many parts of Turkey and most of the others were of a very high standard so this would confirm our opinion of the Side Hotel and Pension. Beautifully decorated and quiet.

All of the staff we came into contact with were really very pleasant and helpful and the standard of a our room was extremely high as was the hotel generally.

Breakfast was served in an upper storey and we had the choice of eating outside on a terrace with views of this historic part of Istanbul - breakfast was great and plentiful.

Anybody wishing to enter the very demanding business of hospitality could well benefit from a visit to this establishment. It is a perfect example of how to successfully operate a small to medium hotel business. Perfect hosts. We would have no hesitation in booking here again should we visit Istanbul.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Property: Side Hotel and Pension
Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#65 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#169 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#199 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 50
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