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“A small gem in excellent location!”
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Blue House Hotel
Ranked #172 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“A small gem in excellent location!”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Terrific choice - spotless small hotel, with good/nice service in excellent location right next to Blue Mosque complex, eateries, sufis, shops, sites, etc; Grand Bazaar, 10 minute walk. Yes, call to prayers are audible, but exotic & not long.

  • Stayed September 2013
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property/business.

We will love to have an opportunity of welcoming you once again for your next time.
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

The Blue House hotel in Istanbul is a great place to stay. It is very close to Topkapi and the Blue Mosque and not too far from the Egyptian Spice market and the Grand Bazaar. The rooms are a bit small and my room had two single beds. The room was neat and clean, air conditioner worked great, free bottles of water, and an attentive staff. Breakfast was adequate. They have a restaurant as well as a roof top terrace. Prices are ok. My stay was three nights and I enjoyed the place very much mostly because of its location. The loudspeaker system for the mosque is a bit much at 6:30 in the morning however. Staff was attentive to my needs and check in and check out was very smooth. Nice hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for taking your time to comment on your recent stay and your kind feedback for our property.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again during your next stay in Istanbul.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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 review, 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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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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 review, 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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 review, 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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 review, 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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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33 reviews
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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 review, 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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Additional Information about Blue House Hotel

Property: 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:
#85 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#119 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#145 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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