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Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #10 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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“very nice”
Reviewed 26 May 2006

Similar to an earlier reviewer we had spent two nights at the Hotel Nena (due to the Dersaadet being sold out) before switching to the Dersaadet. Although all the staff at every hotel we stayed at in Turkey were friendly and efficient, the Dersaadet staff adds an added dimension of sincerity and kindness that is really amazing. The hotel manager is delightful and assisted us personally with a reservation problem we had which he resolved to everyone's satisfaction. The free internet access on the laptop in the lounge area was a godsend and very convenient. The breakfast was superb and the view terrific as well. I must admit that initially I was a little surprised by the residential location which at first blush appears a little gritty. However, I was immediately put at ease by the hotel staff and the friendly neighbors. Unlike previous reviewers I didn't notice any unusual noisiness at any time of the day or night. In fact it was pretty quiet! Note: this is very near all the Sultanhamet sites.

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Reviewed 25 May 2006

We decided to stay at Dersaadet Hotel because of its location and the appeal of its website. But neither of these positives prepared us for the wonderfully warm and friendly welcome from all the staff.

In the week we stayed at Dersaadet they were happy to answer our many questions and to suggest special places to visit not always covered by guide books. And at the end of each busy day Dersaadet was a haven to which we returned for a relaxing drınk on the terrace.

Our lovely room on the 3rd floor had windows that opened wide to lovely views of the Sea of Marmara. From the rooftop terrace the Blue Mosque was a glorious sight if we ever tired of watching the constant shipping movements at sea. Wish we could take the terrace and its outlook home to Australia with us!

With such a great location - excellent staff - comfortable rooms - glorious views - why would you stay anywhere else ın Istanbul?

Col and Sandra Edmonds Queensland Australia

  • Stayed May 2006
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El Segundo, CA
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Reviewed 4 May 2006

Stayed here two nights April 18 & 19, 2006. The staff are superb. Hotel is within walking distance of all the major tourist sights in Sultanahmet. The Sultan Suite is nice, but the hotel's web site made it appear the balcony looks onto the water when actually it looks onto the street. The staff really were superb. It is a bit noisy, but still a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 26 April 2006

We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Dersaadet. After having read all these amazing reviews, i was expecting a nice small hotel with a friendly environment.

The hotel was actually better that we expected. From the moment we arrived at the airport, until the day we had to leave, we were provided with anything we could possibly asked for, by the amazing staff memebers of the hotel. They were all extremely kind, genuinely friendly, helpful and efficient. I must say this is very rare, and it is the biggest asset of this overall beautiful hotel.

The room was spacious and tastefully decorated, and the bathroom was impecable in terms of hygiene. We stayed at the lobby level, and i must say the noise from the street can be a bit disturbing sometimes (especially in the morning), but it is not so bad, and certainly not enough to ruin the great atmosphere dersaadet offers.

Having breakfast at the terrace was one of the best times of the day. The view up there over the Marmara Sea is just breathtaking.

Overall, we just loved this hotel, and we would strongly recommend it to anyone that visits Istanbul. It is very rare to feel so good in a hotel in a foreign city. The people at Dersaadet can totally make this happen for you.

  • Stayed April 2006
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2006

just returned from a week in Istanbul. first night at Hotel Nena - small room but great location and staff. Next six nights at the Dersaadet. Great room (corner suite) with tiny bathroom. Less convenient location in a residential area with a lot of street noise - car wash outside the window, fighting dogs, and conversations that were not at all muffled by closiing the windows. However, the staff was helpful and kind and the place was very clean and well-kept.

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Reviewed 22 April 2006

If you're looking for a boutique hotel this is a fantastic one. For character it is unsurpassed. I don't like decor which hits you in the face but instead has an understated elegance to it. This one has it. Its detail is so complete that the wood grain found in the lobby is the same type and color found on the closet in your room! I even took a picture of the elevator as I thought it was beautiful!

I cant compare room size with others in the area and, like most non-US hotels, expect it to be smaller. But it certainly was comfortable and not at all cramped.

Breakfast on the roof consisted of homemade bread (fantastic), olives, granola and many other items i cant recall.

But the best qualities of the hotel is the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. They all get an A+ from me.

For example, when I told the desk person that I was planning to go to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia they asked me to come to them before I go for an orientation. Mind you this was not to recommend that I buy a tour from one of their friends or to go buy a carpet, etc. It was to tell me how much time I should expect to spend at each place, best way of getting there (a 5 minute walk), what to be on guard about, etc. It was a special service which I found very refreshing.

Their extreme level of helpfulness, however, was reserved for another needed time. The most valuable service a hotel staff can provide for you is security, if and when it is needed. Luckily there arent many times (if ever) that you may need to call on their familiarity with the culture, or knowledge about certain situations to assist you. Unfortunately, however, I was a victim of a scam and turned to the hotel management and staff for their help. It required them to confront the criminal and to also contact, and get involved with, the police.

They could not possiby have done a more professional job in defusing the situation and giving me a sense of security, well-being, and empathy. They were flawless in making me feel as comfortable as possible, and in defusing an escalating situation by making it clear to the criminal that he was not going to get what he wanted.

There are other hotel staffs which I'm sure would have done the same. The problem, however, is that you don't know how a staff will react until there is already a situation. It is extremely reassuring to know that the people at the Dersaadet not only provide for your comfort, but also for your safety.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Westchester County, NY
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Reviewed 19 April 2006

We just returned from a wonderful 7 night stay here with our four children, ages 5, 7, 10, and 11. The hotel was most accomodating and the staff and the owner (Deniz) couldn't have been more wonderful! My husband had to pull a couple of all-nighters to get some work done and the wi-fi access and kind staff (who kept him supplied with coffee)saved our vacation. We stayed in the Sultan Penthouse suite three of the nights and the view is spectacular. The hotel is quite safe and is located just a couple of blocks away from the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia and Topkapi Palace. The breakfasts were yummy -- feta cheese, tomatoes, fresh bread, olives, fabulous yoghurt, freshly squeezed OJ, and apple tea -- and were served on the rooftop cafe overlooking the Sea of Marmara on one side and the Blue Mosque rising magestically on the other side. If you book three nights Deniz arranges pick-up from the airport and they do a great briefing of the town and made sure the children all had copies of the hotel card firmly tucked in their pockets before venturing out -- a great idea! We would stay here again and again.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Property: Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapi Agasi Sok. No:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#8 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#11 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reconstructed as a 19th century Ottoman Mansion, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is a distinctive small hotel located in the center of old Istanbul. ... more   less 
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