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“Fantastic Hotel Experience in Istanbul” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa
Ranked #251 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Fantastic Hotel Experience in Istanbul”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed at the BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & SPA for four days.
Location (close to Haggia Sofia, etc.) was excellent, service and facilities top-notch.
But the difference-maker was the guest services team, especially Arzu Ozturk. Friendly, helpful, interested, thoughtful. It was a lesson in customer service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Gary B
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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The staff, breakfast and overall cleanliness were good, as was the location for visiting the main sites. Unfortunately, the hotel is very close to a floodlit football training ground which is used every evening until midnight. I like football but, after the novelty wore off, found the late night noise annoying. It isn't the hotels fault, or the lads playing football, but the two together just don't work. Pity, but for this reason alone I wouldn't stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Its a mini palace converted into a hotel and they have maintained the palace like feel. The chandelier in the lobby, the nice and bright wallpapers, add a great touch to the hotel. Our room was small but comfortable. Dont expect any great views though.
The location is great, close to major tourist sites. Breakfast spread was average in terms of options but it was tasty. The Spa was slightly overpriced by Istanbul standards. The only complain was the hotel staff. Everyone from the desk staff to the bell boy to the restaurant staff was not very helpful or enthusiastic. When we asked for information etc, they only answered what we asked rather than trying to help.

Room Tip: We booked our room for $150 per night which was a great bargain for the place. If you are paying mor...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SnehaBeriwal
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Mannheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

The location of the hotel is very central.All the mosques were around it. That's why it was easy to achieve them.The staff was very very helpful and also inside of the hotel everything was very very clean. I felt really comfortable. Furthermore in the morning we were expected from a rich breakfast and a friendly staff. This shows us that the hotel is very well managed. I want to thank you for the great days which I spent in your hotel. Everytime when I am going to visit istanbul, I will come to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santorini, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We Were 2 person and 1 child from Greece. Excellent Hotel with free pick up service ,free Hammam Sauna and Swimming Pool. Wifi is free and excellent signal in the Rooms. Breakfast was rich and good. Rooms are clean and big with comfortable Beds and with all modern facilities. Location of the Hotel is perfect is only 7 minutes by walk to Sultan Ahmed Mosque and 10 minutes by walk to Agia Sophia!! We liked very much , because after very noisy Istanbul we were relax at Antea Palace at Hammam and Sauna. Also we sleep well, therefore Was no noses from out side. Manager and Receptionist were very helpful. Also we hade Dinner at the restaurant at the Hotel the food was perfect!!!We love to stay at this Hotel and we definitely recommended!!! For our next time we will stay again at Antea Palace!!!

Inna & Dimitris & Aristidis
Greece

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Inna11
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Ufa, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

I would recommend this hotel for those who come to Istanbul to combine sightseeing and relaxing as the hotel is located in Sultanahmed district of Istanbul and is a 10-minute walk from its major attractions. Furthermore, when a guest returns to the hotel in the evening, s/he can relax in a sauna, hammam or in a small swimming pool (all these are free and available from 10 am to 10 pm). Other things that our family liked about the hotel were clean rooms, polite and friendly staff and tasty buffet breakfasts.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Guzel F
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London, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

I picked this hotel for it's very reasonable price.
No doubt the position of the hotel takes a little time to find when you go for your first walk, but placed in the heart of the Old City with all tourist attractions v close by.
Now I'm not being critical of breakfast, because it reflects the price, however it just wasn't for me.
The lady on the front desk Ercan is very professional and helpful indeed. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she is a credit to the hotel, excellent at her job.
I stayed for nearly a week and enjoyed the beautiful city of Istanbul.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Yusuf Askin Sok. No: 28 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#91 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#180 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#194 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#206 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & SPA has gone through major renovations and completely renewed after listening to the feedback given on TripAdvisor. Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & SPA is supremely well located for the historical sites and sounds of old city, offering relaxing and unforgettable experience. The hotel has convenient access to the Ataturk Airport and is close to all main historical attractions, such as Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and more. Offering superior comfort, hotel is beautifully decorated, blending the traditional Turkish and modern design, enhancing the atmosphere of bar and a luxurious Spa. Here, guests can enjoy a relaxing dip in the hotel's swimming pool, a rejuvenating Traditional Turkish Hammam and relax in the steam room. This can be followed with a delightful meal at one of the hotel's fine eateries. The Antea Palace Terrace restaurant offers views over the Princes Islands and the sea of Marmara, contemporary decor and tempting menu. Hotel rooms are artfully decorated in a postmodern Ottoman and Turkish theme, complete with contemporary amenities such as high speed wireless internet access and a satellite LCD TV, hygienic and orthopedic beds, bathrobes for added comfort. ... more   less 
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