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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #289 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 16 March 2014

My friends and I (3 college aged girls) really enjoyed our recent stay here. The availability of an airport transfer was amazing ( it was so nice and stress free - I recommend it) and the tea in the lobby was delicious.

the location was great and we never got lost because you can see all the attractions from the terrace of the hotel, so it's always really easy to tell where you are.

Our room in the pension was lovely and affordable for college students and the staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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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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3  Thank Megsz05
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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
4  Thank jean w
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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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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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3  Thank Hanalebrun
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

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
2  Thank runofvtach
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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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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20/22, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#59 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#168 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#196 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £20 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet, this hotel is a 4-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It offers guestrooms with free WiFi and air conditioning and flat TV. Side Hotel features a delightful rooftop terrace with views over the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia , the Blue Mosqueand Bosphorus . It is ideally located just 250 m from the Marmara Sea. Guests can enjoy a breakfast in the morning, served with an extensive variety of both Western and Turkish items. Free tea service is also available throughout the day. The Side hotel is situated 1.5 km from the Grand Bazaar. Old Istanbul‘s shopping, dining and entertainment districts are only a minute walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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