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Kalyon Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #311 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good hotel in great location”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stayed at the Kalyon for a business meeting and found it to be a well-run hotel, good value, and well located. It is on the Sea of Marmara (across a busy road), near the start of the Bosphorus, and down the hill from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia which makes it an easy walk through older neighborhoods with interesting architecture (even the decaying wooden homes add charms). Lots of nice rooftop restaurants to get a view over the city and the sea, nice walks, runs along the Sea of Marmara, and easy access to airport. The room was clean, had wifi, and necessary amenities and was small but not too small. Restaurant was fine, breakfast was good, and the terrace is nice for coffee, drinks, and meals even with the busy road. No fitness center which was disappointing but makes you get out and walk/run along the sea.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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KALYON, Guest Relations Department at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 20 June 2012
Dear Valued hotel guest ,

Thank you for taking some of your precious time and writing this review.
It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kalyon Hotel..

Thank you and we look forward seeing you again.

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

When arranging my trip to Istanbul this year I have encountered a serious problem: there are so many hotels in Sultanahmet area that it is really hard to make a right choice. So I called my old friend who lived in Istanbul and asked for help. Knowing me quite well he didnt hesitate a minute. "Kalyon", he said, "everything you need is there". That was the best advice I have ever got!
We had an early flight so the hotel car with a friendly driver took us to the hotel at 8.a.m. I was prepared to wait for check-in time but in 5 minutes I was given a room that was surprisingly upgraded to a sea-view. The unique view of the Marmara sea through the wall-size windows, Hagia Sophya, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and all other sights are only 10 minutes walking, also we enjoyed strolling along the sea coast to Eminonu. Breakfast is delicious, though as many tourists we usually had dinner in the city I saw that the Mayor of Istanbul prefers to have dinner at the hotel). Huge but cosy and stylish reception, a very friendly staff, nice currency exchange rate, high-speed internet in the room, I loved using the backside door on my late comebacks), A wonderful place for the positive people who came to explore one of the best cities in the world. I have recommended Kalyon hotel to all my friends and I will definitely stay there when I am in Istanbul. I liked the hotel page on FB and now I have the pleasure to get news on every prominent event in cultural life of the city. Thank you so much!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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KALYON, Guest Relations Department at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 25 May 2012
Dear Valued Guest ,

Thank you for taking some of your precious time and writing this review. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kalyon Hotel. Thank you and we look forward seeing you again.

Kind Regards
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We spent an enjoyable six days here during our recent Istanbul vacation. The staff are wonderful and very helpful. We arrived at the hotel at 0830 way before normal check in. We were quietly and efficiently checked in and provided a temporary room and seamlessly transferred into our proper room later in the day. Extremely welcome treatment after a long flight

The back door is a real treasure. Through it you are 10 minutes walk away from Hagia Sophia and Cadessi Akbiyik the food street.

The rooms are clean and spacious. We had a wonderful sea facing room where the view included dolphins occasionally usually early in the morning or after 8 pm when the boat traffic was reduced.

They could probably do a lot better with the food but at least they try hard to please. The lack of the gym is made up by an awesome sea side run on the 3 km beach promenade right in front of the hotel

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we hope to return

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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KALYON, Guest Relations Department at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Dear Hotel Guest
Thank you for sharing your experiences at Kalyon Hotel. We are happy to read you had an enjoyable stay and that you appreciate our services. It's very helpful for us to know how people think of their stay and of course we want to please all our hotel guests.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I recently stayed at the Kalyon, as I often do when visiting Istanbul, with a group of people for a business meeting. I have to mention that Serap Kalik and Fulya two of the staff members there were extremely wonderful. They responded to all our needs, requirements, arrangements, both immediately and professionally. The whole experience was improved just simply by their attitude. The hotel itself has a great location, is clean, and really well run.
Dr. Anas from UK

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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KALYON, Guest Relations Department at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Dear Valued hotel guest ,

Thank you for taking some of your precious time and writing this review.
It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kalyon Hotel..

Thank you and we look forward seeing you again.

Kind Regards
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Friendly Staff, always with a smile!
Wonderful location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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KALYON, Guest Relations Department at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 14 May 2012
Dear Valued hotel guest ,

Thank you for taking some of your precious time and writing this review.
It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kalyon Hotel.

Thank you and we look forward seeing you again one day in the future.

Best Regards
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

The hotel has a wonderful location on the Marmara sea. Using the back entrance, you can be in Sultanahmet in less than 10 minutes by walking. The front reception staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful. Here are the negatives, and there are too many for a hotel that calls itself a four star hotel. The walls and windows are paper thin. You can hear everything and I mean everything from outside, from the room beside you and the room above you. The restaurant is mediocre and so very overpriced. There are very few amenities; just soap and shampoo in the bathroom; no gym or spa, breakfast is 14EUR and was not included in the rate. There are so many other hotels in the same area, it is worth looking elsewhere. I recommend the Maywood Hotel in Istanbul. I won't stay at the Kalyon again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Rhodes, Dhodhekanisos, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2012

The staff is very kind.Great variety of the breakfast.The food was great too.The hotel is located at a very nice place with a view to marmara sea and it is very close to the ancient center.I recommend this hotel to you.Sachinidou Kalliopi from Greece.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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KALYON, Guest Relations Department at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Dear Hotel Guest

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Kalyon Hotel.

We are happy to read you had an enjoyable stay and that you appreciate our services.
It's very helpful for us to know how people think of their stay and of course we want to please all our hotel guests.

Best Regards ,
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Property: Kalyon Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kennedy Caddesi No:34, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #311 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalyon Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Airport Transfer on Arrival for min. 2 night stay!!! With a very special and unique location, KALYON Hotel İstanbul witnesses the magnificent meeting of Istanbul's old city walls with the Sea of Marmara and The Bosphorus. Our Hotel stands out because of its central location, spectacular views of The Bosphorus Sea and with its quality of the service. As one of the pioneers and the leaders of the Turkish Tourism brand, KALYON has been fortunate to host several stars from Hollywood, many eminent Turkish businessmen, international artists and politicians from all round the world. Half of the bedrooms are blessed with the view of the Marmara Sea and the other half with the view of Sultanahmet old town. Guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi while having a cup of coffee in the public areas or while relaxing in their room. Offering easy access to Istanbul's most important historical sites, KALYON Hotel İstanbul is within 10 minutes walking distance to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hagia Sophia Mosque and only 17km to İstanbul Atatürk Airport and 48km to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Kalyon Hotel offers FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL FOR MIN. 2 NIGHTS STAY!!! The latest stage of continuous renovation of the KALYON Hotel was completed in December 2015 and as well as all the bedrooms, the Restaurant and the Bar renovated in January 2016. The teams of the KALYON Hotels always find the way to make their guests feel spoiled by personalizing their special occasions like Honeymoon Packages, Birthday, Anniversary and many more. Our hotel offers a rich open buffet breakfast in the KALYON Restaurant so guests will not only enjoy the food, but also the view - a spectacular view of the Bosphorus. Our guests can also have the opportunity to taste the special flavors of KALYON's lunch and dinner and take advantage of our special offers and discounts. Along with the unforgettable tastes of Istanbul's classical restaurants, The KALYON Restaurant offers classic dishes of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine in a classy and romantic atmosphere. Regularly featured flavours are Traditional Shrimp Cocktail, Olive Oil Artichoke, KALYON Shish Kebab, KALYON Special Kebab, Fisherman Style Steamed Seabass and rice pudding. Cocktails and appetizers at Kalyon Bar? There's no better spot to spend the afternoon or evening in Sultanahmet Old Town. Your stay with KALYON will be smooth and relaxed as the team will take care of everything you need inside and outside the hotel whether it be our ticketing service, restaurant reservation, tours of Istanbul, any type of transfer and renting a vehicle, luggage storage, information of all our museums of the city etc. The KALYON Hotel is the perfect choice for travellers who are after the best service in order to visit museums, monuments, jog by the seaside or take a walk along the busy Bosphorus. ... more   less 
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