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“A wonderful place in the heart of Istanbul”
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Nena Hotel
Ranked #63 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 March 2012

We had a wonderful experience in Istanbul and this was due in large part to the wonderful staff at the Hotel Nena. From the moment that their driver picked us up at the airport (included in our rate) we knew that the level of service would be of the highest quality. We were offered a drink upon arrival and were taken to our double room with queen sized bed. The room decor was simple and elegant and we felt immediately at home. Our room had its own private balcony which we also enjoyed very much.

The location of the hotel is spectacular, particularly for the first time visitor to Istanbul. It is right on the tram line near Sultanhamet but it's a super easy and enjoyable walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Spice (Egyptian) Market and the Grand Bazaar.

The hotel restaurant offered an incredible variety of international and Turkish offerings at their breakfast buffet which we enjoyed while sitting on the 5th floor balcony with an incredible view of the Blue Mosque.

The staff of the Hotel Nena really cared that we had an enjoyable stay. They clearly take a lot of pride in their city and their hotel. They quickly became trusted partners in helping us navigate all the exciting choices in the city. They were never pushy, in fact they did not offer us advice proactively on activities, restaurants or a place to get a great massage, but when we asked they always came through with a great suggestion. The restaurant staff were lovely and attentive and made sure that breakfast was enjoyable.

It's hard to be more positive about our stay. We can't recommend the hotel enough. It's a wonderful, relaxing place to unwind in one of the world's most fascinating cities. We will be back very soon.

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Perfect location, near to Blue Mosque. Very nice and helpful staff. Good breakfasts. Clean. I recommend this hotel 10/10.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

My husband and I just came back from our vacation in Turkey. We decided to stay in Nena Hotel in Sultanhamet area after reading lots of great reviews from Trip Advisor. The location of the hotel couldn't be better. It was in the center of Sultanhamet close to the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sofia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and the Hippodrome. Close to almost all major tourist attractions and a tram stop that you can take to Beyoglu area across the Galata bridge. We were also very close to Cemberlitas Turkish bath, which was an amazing experience. Muzi, who welcomed us to the hotel (I think he's the manager), was very nice and gave us lots of great pointers about Istanbul. The room that we stayed in was small, but coming from NY, small rooms didn't really bother us. The rooms were clean and comfortable to stay in. Breakfast was included in the price and it was great. The view from the hotel breakfast terrace was amazing! We had the views of both Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Overall, we had an amazing time in Istanbul and when we come back (which we definitely will), we would stay in Nena Hotel again!

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5  Thank triptty
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Ah, the Nena, a unique hotel right in the center of the old city of Istanbul, our home when traveling to other countries in the area. This was our third time back to Istanbul and the Nena as we were heading on to Bulgaria and Romania. We spent two nights in the Nena on the way to Bulgaria/Romania and then one night before heading home.

We were greeted as old friends by the the staff of the Nena and as always treated so well. From the offer of coffee/tea to the beautiful rooms to dinner on the rooftop overlooking the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus, one cannot go wrong staying at this boutique hotel.

I love the discounts that the Nena offers. If we booked by Oct. 2011, we received a 10% discount. If you pay with cash, you receive a 5% discount and you are offered a coupon for 50% in their dining room for dinner. We used all of the above. They also offer pickup and dropoff service to/from the airport. Depending on the number of nights one stays the pickup is included.

As we left the Nena, all came out to see us off. We will be back to Istanbul and the Nena in 2013 on our way to the five "stans" (Uzbeckistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) and look forward to staying in our favorite hotel in our favorite city:-)

To us, this is the perfect place to stay. Warm, friendly, location is amazing, a wonderful choice in the beautiful city of Istanbul.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stayed with a friend at Nena's. Althoug our room was rather small, this was compensated by the location, clean (bath)room and their hospatility. Futhermore, their service was phenomonal; they even sent my earring that I lost, by mail!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank M S
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

اقمنا ثلاث ليالي في هذا الفندق الاكثر من رائع فقبل الوصول تم التواصل على الايميل مع الاستاذ مظفر شاهين المدير و سهل لنا كل شيئ و عرض علينا خصم 10بالمئه في حالة الدفع الكاش و استقبلتنا سياره مجانا من المطار و لاننسى ذكر الاستاذ محمد موظف الريسيبشن المحترم و شكر خاص لكل من السيدتين الرائعتين ميلتيم و أبرو اللذين تعاملا مع اطفالنا بكل الود و الحب ولا تجد هذا في كثير من فنادق اسطنبول
we had 3 wonderful nights at this wonderful hotel
the rooms small but v.clean and comfortabel the manger Mr Muzzafar Shahin is a real gentel man he contacted us by e-mail after we booked and he offered us 10% discount if we pay in cash and he gave us free airport transfer to the hotel and we would like also to thank Mr Muhamet at the reception and spicial thanks to Meltem and Ebru becz this 2 wonderful women know how to deal with kids v.well and they helped us every day at breakfast time and the kids really loved them
i highly recomend this hotel
and for sure i would love to stay here again

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Nena Hotel. Although this hotel is rated with 3 stars, we would give them 5 regarding their excellent hospitality. During our whole stay we felt welcome and in good hands. Guests are picked up at the airport. At the reception while sipping your welcome drink you get all the necessary information about the hotel and available tours. We were very impressed by the view from the roof top restaurant, where you can eat dinner and breakfast. Especially at night time it is a romantic place to be and daydream. No doubt, we will book this hotel again at our next visit to Istanbul. Since the hotel has a favourable location at Sultanachmet district within a stone's throw of the major attractions we recommend to book well in advance.

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Additional Information about Nena Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:8 D:10 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#51 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £33 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nena Istanbul, the luxury boutique hotel located at Sultanahmet. The magnificent historical places are nearby our hotel like Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and many more... In our hotel with our friendly employee we provide high quality service and Turkish hospitality to make you feel at home. Hotel Nena offers 29 guest rooms, including 2 deluxe rooms with a great Istanbul view. We serve excellent open buffet breakfast at our Terrace Restaurant before you start to explore historical peninsula. No need to search come and enjoy... ... more   less 
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