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“Just great!”
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Celal Sultan Hotel
Ranked #183 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just great!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I stayed at the Celal Sultan with my mother and son in connecting rooms for 4 nights, and it was just what we hoped for. Perfect location, particularly friendly and helpful staff, very clean and comfortable bedrooms, lovely breakfast and restaurant - wouldn't have changed a thing! We were able to walk everywhere of interest. It felt safe, and yet we were in the full atmosphere of the Sultanahmet region. We are most grateful for the experience and will hopefully return to Istanbul, and if so, we shall certainly return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed here for one night only as our previous accommodation was part of a tour. This hotel was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. The room was very clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. We met up with friends from our tour and had a drink on the roof garden with the stunning views of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the old city skyline.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This hotel is in walking distance to many of the major tourists sights of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, Aga Sophia , Hippodrome, Topkapi palace etc. It is near the grand Bizarre and other major shopping hotspots. located in a cul de sac it is very quiet. Lovely eateries nearby such as Café Kybele. The rooms and bathrooms are smallish but well appointed and clean. Breakfast is great! . We ate in the rooftop garden once with the gorgeous view of the Blue Mosque but its better for a pre dinner drink before exploring Istanbul's many restaurants. The best part about the place is the helpful staff especially the tireless old porter who has a radiant smile for everyone. Will stay again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Norway
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is our fifth stay at Celal Sultan, and it is always a pleasure to come back! Celal Sultan is a nice boutique hotel situated in Sultanahmet. I can really recommend the hotel to all who like to stay close to the major sights in the old town of Istanbul. The area is very quiet, even though it is just five minutes walk to the tram stop, the Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia. Very friendly staff, excellent service, cosy lobby area and a nice roof terrace with a great view to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi and the Golden Horn. Rooms are not luxuries but OK and clean, breakfast is good and the people at the front desk are helpful and assist you with recommendations, maps and postcards. Good offers for transfer from/to the airport when staying more days. We have recommended the hotel to friends, and they are very satisfied, too. Good value for money, and we will definitely stay at Celal Sultan once again when we return to fascinating Istanbul!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto, Can
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Celal Sultan is a very charming boutique hotel in the perfect location. The rooms are clean, comfortable and some have some very nice views. We stayed in 315 I believe and had a view of Hagia Sophia. The rooftop view is beautiful, however I can't comment on the food as we did not eat here.

The front desk staff are very helpful and have some great recommendations. A special thank you to Aziz for making our stay a wonderful one! I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We came to this hotel as our first choice had been fully booked. The rooms were clean and a good size, I found the beds very comfortable and our room was quiet. The breakfast was OK, nothing special, especially the juice but is worthwhile. The location is awesome and you can walk anywhere in Sultanahmet area. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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England
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This hotel is in a most convenient location. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was clean but smallish. The roof terrace is very nice for a drink in the evening but we had dinner at the hotel on the first evening and thought it was poor.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Celal Sultan Hotel
Address: Yerebatan Cad. Salkimsogut Sok. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#122 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#141 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#152 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Celal Sultan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he Celal Sultan Hotel is surrounded by the most important historical monuments of Istanbul amongst which the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Hippodromme Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palaceand underground cistern are situated with in a five minutes walk.All rooms have IDD phones, minibar self control air-conditioning system, private bathroom, hairdryer, LCD Digital TV, tea&coffee maker, digital safety box, free wireless internet access, double glazing windows and some rooms with balcony. ... more   less 
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