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Uyan Hotel
Ranked #185 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Towcester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“We would happily stay here again”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We had two nights at this very well located little hotel in the old part of Istanbul (Sultanahmet). Hotel Uyan has a perfect position just one street back from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, & Topkapi Palace etc. The hotel has a roof top breakfast room but no bar or evening restaurant, but being so well placed this is not a problem. We booked a deluxe double room which was very spacious, immaculately clean, well situated and very comfortable. The whirlpool bath was an unexpected treat. At the end of the road is a small local bazaar and two outdoor café/bar/restaurants with tent style roof coverings, we ate here and the mezza was excellent. We also watched the whirling dervish performance here for free and did not pay the TL50 for the same thing at a theatre around the corner. Istanbul is a fantastic city and we will definitely return. Would we stay at the Uyan again, absolutely. We could not believe how lucky we were with our choice and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This hotel is just a 5 minute walk to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and ATM. The Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Turkish Bathes, Grand Bazaar, public transportation, and nice restaurants are with in walking distance.

The staff is very helpful, the rooms are small but clean, the roof top terrace offers an awe-inspiring 360 degree view of the Sultanahmet neighborhood. During my stay, traffic was blocked from the street in front of the hotel, which made for a peaceful setting for strolling and sleeping. Depending on how long one stays, shuttle service from the airport to the hotel is complimentary.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We wanted a hotel with easy access to the attractions of Sultanahmet. Hotel Uyan is close enough to walk back for a rest between attractions! Good price, very clean, tasty varied breakfast, helpful staff. Wifi was rubbish but internet was available on a computer provided for for residents use.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in a prime location, right behind Aya Sofya and Blue masque and 5 minute walk to the Sultanahmet station. Also really close to the grand bazaar, restaurants, night life, etc. The room was clean and small but I didn't spend much time in the room since I was out sight seeing all day. Staff is really friendly and helpful. Breakfast which is included was also very good (sausages, breads, cheeses, hard boiled eggs, etc). If your looking for a place to just sleep (not luxurious whatsoever) and be close to the historic sites at a reasonable price, this is the place for you. The safe was pretty small, it didn't fit my iPad. I scheduled an airport pick up when I arrived and it was about the same price if you were to take a cab (I took a cab when I checked out).

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We have just returned from spending 4 nights at this hotel. Having booked through Travel Republic for the first time we were very pleased with both their arrangements and also with the Hotel. It is centrally situated in Sultanhamet and is a perfect base for many sites in Istanbul being within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace, Cistern, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market and a cruise up the Bosphorus. We caught a tram to the Dolmabache Palace, then the funicular railway up to Taksim Square followed by a walk down the hill through the busy shopping street to the Galata Bridge, lined by hundreds of fishermen. Again we used trams to get to the Chora Museum. You purchase the tram jeton at a booth close to the tram stop - 3TL a trip
The hotel is quite small but the rooms were clean, comfortable and well appointed for a short stay. Breakfast was served on the top floor and provided fruit, cereals, breads etc and a small selection of hot food. There were stairs up to a roof top terrace which provided a great view of the Blue Mosque- almost within touching distance. Staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful and have no hesitation in recommending it.
There were plenty of restaurants within yards of the hotel and meals were good and reasonably priced. At lunchtimes we ate in small cafes/restaurants - there were many to choose from and you need never go hungry. The Turkish people were friendly and at no time did we ever feel uncomfortable walking around - on the odd occasion when we got a bit 'mislaid', they were so helpful in steering us to our destination
We had been to Istanbul a couple of times before but it was the first time for the friend who came with - she definitely wants to go again! There is such a lot to see and it's all so interesting.
What would we do differently next time - we'd buy a museum pass at 85TL which gives you priority entrance into most of the places you want to see - the mosques which are incredible are all free, but the other museums etc have entrance fees and it would be more economical to buy a pass.
Secondly, I wouldn't book airport to hotel transfer before we left - at least not with the company I used - they didn't turn up so we had a taxi anyway which was virtually the same price -and I'm still trying to get my money back!
It is a wonderful city to visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2013

You know, I'm glad that I've chosen this hotel among the great amount of the rest. First of all - super location. It's right round the corner of the main sights of the historical part of the city and what is good the street is closed for transit transport and it's NOT crowded with the people at all. Service was helpful. We had the double standard room that was cleaned up everyday. It was furnitured quite qood, at least I think for their price rate it's normal; all equipment was functionable. Breakfast is nice, the only poor moment - almost all the same food everyday. The terrace (available for breakfast as well) on the roof is with really fantastic view! The only minus to this hotel I would give for bad sound isolation on windows. As far as I understood this is the renovated historical building and I think they keep old windows not to spoil the original visual appearance. So if you are very sensetive to sounds during the sleep it will be difficult for you not to be awakened in the morning firstly with prayer songs from Mosques and then with the noice from serice cars (food delivery to local bars, taxis, buses with guests). But anyway I've got the feeling of comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This boutique hotel is nicely located for easy walks to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and other tourist spots but is in a quiet back street. We managed to get an airy and sunny double room at the top floor of the hotel with love views and a little balcony. The room was well decorated and the en-suite bathroom clean and modern. The staff were friendly. Although we took a taxi to the airport, it looked quite simple to get to the airport using the public transport if you have little luggage. Buffet breakfast had sufficient variety and you could either have it in the dining room or up on the roof terrace which had great views of the Blue Mosque and some views of the Bosphorus. The hotel does not do other meals but there are plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby and we used to eat at a small cafe in the same street that was good value with tasty local and western dishes. Wish we had stayed longer as we had to leave for trips to other fascinating parts of this amazing country steeped in history.

Room Tip: The deluxe rooms at the top of the hotel have spectacular views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Uyan Hotel
Address: Utangac Sokak No 25 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#91 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#101 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#143 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#202 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Uyan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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