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“Superb view of the Blue Mosque”
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Blue House Hotel
Ranked #188 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is the place to be to watch the sun going down on the Blue Mosque. Food looked good with a variety of fish and meat dishes. The staff could make more effort to welcome guests and were a bit uninterested. Best to get a table by the glass partitions so you will need to get there in good time as the terrace fills up quite quickly the nearer it gets to sundown. The position of the terrace allows great photos of the Mosque as well as the sea. A nice place to spend some time relaxing.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your recent stay and your kind feedback for our property.

The experiences you described for welcoming our guests are not characteristic of the level of service our colleagues strive to provide. Your feedback was shared with our team, and we look forward to have the opportunity to welcome you back and exceed your expectations.”

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

My first visit to Istanbul coincided with my first travel to foreign. Incredibly, I chose the best hotel to stay in the city!

The Blue House Hotel is a welcoming place to stay, two blocks to the most popular tourist atractions in the city (the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace).

The rooms are very clean and large. The big bed was very comfortable and the bed white sheets had a pleasent perfum. The lobby had many natural flowers and a nice decor.

The staff was very responsive and polite.

But If I were to choose what the hotel has to offer I would say the menu of the cuisine of the hotel. If you want to stay in Blue House, be sure to try the desserts profiterols and local struddel with ice cream.

I'm sure you enjoy your stay as I enjoyed.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy. !

We look forward to welcoming serving you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Small hotel in the perfect location to walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sopia and the Artist Bazaar.
Staff was very helpful and arranged reservations at a nearby Turkish bath. The room was smallish but the view was worth it. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

We are looking forward to welcoming you once again during your next stay in Istanbul and hope we can prove our high standard of hospitality again.

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

I loved this hotel. It is in a fantastic position for all sights in the old part of the city. It was surprisingly quiet and staff were very helpful and friendly. The roof top restaurant was good for a drink and food was okay, but what I chose was not amazing. Good place to see sights though. The rooms are not large but plenty big enough and bathrooms were fine, all very clean.

Next door was a fabulous restaurant, something like Havanas. The food there was amazing and very reasonable but price of alcohol was very expensive, nearly twice the price of blue house roof top.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for your recent review! We greatly appreciate.

It’s pleasing that you loved our hotel and found us in a fantastic position for all sights in the old part of the city and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

It will be our pleasure to have an opportunity of welcoming you once again during your next stay in Istanbul.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This hotel is perfectly located; 2 minutes from the Blue Mosque, 5 minutes from the Chora and less than 20 minutes to a lot of other great places. Breakfasts are so delicious and wonderful and the views are unbeatable. The only downside is that the hotel is very close to a lot of mosques, so if you're planning on sleeping in past 5 AM, don't. Overall, the hotel was really great an I'd definitely recommend staying here if you visit.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Thank you for spending your time to give us a kind feedback on your recent stay.

We are so glad you found us in a perfect location of the old city. And glad too that you you had enyoyed with the variety of our breakfast service and found it so delicious.

We look forward to welcoming and serving you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Blue House is an older style hotel but very clean and comfortable. It is ideally located within a short walking distance from both the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque and other attractions as well as being very close to tram and bus routes. We had a corner room overlooking the Blue Mosque. The staff were very helpful and we would definitely recommend Blue House to travellers to Istanbul.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the ideal location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

We are so glad you found us clean and comfortable and recommendation worthy. We look forward to welcoming and seeing you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

A major part of the enjoyment of our visit to Istanbul was staying at the Blue House Hotel.

Virtually all the staff made us feel that they genuinely wanted our stay to be the very best experience not soley at their hotel but for everything involved in visiting one of the most interesting cities in the world.We had 3 different rooms in 3 different stays between visiting Ephesus & Dubrovnik. Two with direct view of the Blue Mosque which is a must. Also wonderful view available from patio when having a very good breakfast or drinks & food in the evening. Rooms are fairly standard size for a boutique style hotel anywhere in the world.

Their are dozens & dozens of similar style hotels in the Sultanamhet area which reminded me of sections of San Francisco.It is frenetic with tourists because of walking distance to most of the major attractions such as already Blue Mosque, Haga Sophia, Topkapi Palace & the Grand Bazar.
The area is chock full of restaurants & shops especially carpet & ceramics . A word of warning here.Whilst by far the greater majority of shopkeepers " do the right thing" while trying quite hard, in a generally fun way, to make a sale there is certainly one ceramics / carpet shop owner( Orhan Cevik , Iznik - Fine Art gallery ) in the area who I would recommend not dealing with. In an incident subsequently handled by the local Police he forged my signature & made a number of fraudulent transactions on my Visa card. A person with close connections to the Blue House & another local businessman could not have been more helpful in this matter. It was the only bad experience of our whole stay in Istanbul ,which I would recommend for anyone including staying at the Blue House Hotel.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for very kind feedback.

It’s pleasing that you remarked our good location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff. It is our mission is to help our guests for any reason and make them to feel that they are at their home. We are gald to hear that we could help you.

Thank you also to notice our good variety of breakfast, perfect view and high stanndard of our service.

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future!

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Additional Information about Blue House Hotel

Address: Dalbasti Sokak No.14 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#84 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#118 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#145 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £48 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located at the heart of old city, just opposite to Blue Mosque, very close to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and many other historical sites. There are 25 standard rooms and one suite room. All rooms have air-condition, minibar, cable TV, direct telephone line, wireless internet access, hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms have view of Blue Mosque. Safety deposit boxes and high speed internet accessed computer are in lobby ready for our guests as complimentary.You can enjoy your breakfast at open air garden restaurant, under the shadow of Blue Mosque. Terrace Restaurant is ready to welcome you for lunch and dinner with its breathtaking views of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Sea Marmara. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Blue Hotel Mavi Ev

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