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“lovely hotel in the heart of the historic city” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nena Hotel
Ranked #81 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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“lovely hotel in the heart of the historic city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Our stay at hotel Nena in April this year was delightful ! First of all this lovely hotel is ideally located in the center of Sultanahmet, which means that we only had to walk 5 minutes to reach Aya Sofya, Blue Mosquee and Topkapi Palace. Then, only 2 minutes to the tram stop, which is ideal and very fast to cross the Galata Bridge and reach the modern part of the city and Dolmabahce Palace among others. The hotel itself is really cute, has a nice colored façade and a welcoming lobby. The rooms also are very cosy, decorated with style and convenient. Breakfast was a pure moment of joy as we had it right on the sunny terrace of the hotel restaurant, which has a wonderful unobstructed view guaranteed on the Bosphorus, Aya Sofya, Topkapi, etc. And the last but not least, the hotel staff, the receptionists, cleaning ladies, waitresses, they were all charming and very competent. I cannot see any negative aspect to mention, we will never forget our stay in this hotel located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

We have stayed 4 nights in Nena which has the best location in Sultanahmet area. The staff welcomed us with cold beverages and inform us about istanbul. Rooms are pretty small but enough for city travelers. We loved terrace restaurant with excellent view. Thanks for all staff in Nena. I will definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

I had spent two days in booking.com looking for suitable hotel for us and I decided to choose Nena Hotel and I do not regret that decission. I stayed there 4 nights.I was offered free transfer from airport to the hotel and return . I liked very tasty breakfasts and free snacks in the afternoon.Bed was comfortable. There is a 15 minutes walking distance from Blue Mosque ,Hagia Sophia , 20 mins from Topkapi , 25 mints from Grand Bazaar. Hotel staff is very kind and helpfull. There is a great view from roof terrace. I will definetly stay in Nena Hotel again in the future too.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Miroslaw U
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Sintra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

It is a hotel not too big but nice at all levels: personal, food and accommodation. It is very close to almost all major places to be missed, along the line of meters of surface. Baazr Grand Bazaar and Egyptian, Blue Mosque, and Sofia. Transfer to the airport and from the airport and included a luxury treatment. Small conservatory. Breakfast served in room on the top floor overlooking the Blue Mosque is of great quantity and quality.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

The best thing i can say about this hotel is.. if i ever went back to Istanbul and stayed in the old town area i would definitely stay at the hotel Nena. Friendly staff, a very relaxing atmosphere and a fantastic breakfast on the roof terrace overlooking Istanbul.
It's a no brainer for the price.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Stamford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

We stayed at Hotel Nena Monday and Tuesday nights this week, which were the last two nights of our 10-day Turkey trip before heading back to the U.S. We actually tried to book this hotel for six nights as we stayed in Istanbul for four nights, on the coast for four nights and then back to Istanbul for two nights, but the size of room we wanted was unavailable for the first four nights. We stayed in another lovely hotel the first four nights (which was less updated and cost about the same per night), but Hotel Nena was exceptional.

Hotel Nena is very clean and, while it has historic charm, also has modern conveniences, including an elevator, well-functioning air conditioning, flat screen cable TV and comfortable king size beds. The only negative was that the shower was difficult to get in and out of, as it is a high step and narrow entry. The room, while not large, was reasonably sized for a European hotel.

The location is very convenient to the Sultanahmet tram stop, Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. The area we stayed in earlier on our trip was in an older more historic and charming part of Sultanahmet, but the area near Hotel Nena has a wider range of dining and nightlife options.

The breakfast buffet was also excellent, the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful and the view from the terrace is superb. We had a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

This hotel was really fantastic! The rooms are a little small but very, very clean and more than you need in Istanbul. The staff was very kind and helpfull. The location is very good. The restaurant has an good vieuw of the blue mosque. Free wifi and breakfast was very good.
Everything was on walking distance. When i come back to Istanbul (and i sure do) i stay in Hotel Nena again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: 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:
#52 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#67 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#71 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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