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“Great location, helpful staff, pleasant stay.”
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Blue House Hotel
Ranked #219 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2009

The Blue House worked really well for our family. We have a six year old child and the hotel provided a folding bed for her. The free breakfast in the morning was convenient and offered a good selection. The room was small, but we had a fantastic view of the Blue Mosque. Bathroom was small but clean. The location can't be beat--we were able to walk to everything and never had to use a cab. Lots of restaurants, shopping and attractions within a few blocks of the hotel. While you are at the Blue House, visit the coffee shop directly across the street called Java Studio for a great cup of coffee and for good information about the local scene (the owner was very friendly and helpful).

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2009

This is a fantastic location for tourists in Istanbul. A stone's throw to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Topkapi. The roof top terrace had perfect views of these attactractions and the Sea of Marmara and glimpes of the Bosphrus. Not the cheapest hotel around (esp. in high season) but well worth the cost. The tram line is about 2 minutes walk away and lots of fantastic restaurants on the same block (on the downhill side) and plenty of shopping all around. Friendly staff and a good restaurant. The rooms are on the small side, but no more so than the normal hotel in an old town centre. The Java Studio across the side street is a great coffee shop.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2009

I have stayed at the Blue House for several years, and each time it looks as fresh as when it was new. The location is the best and the staff is wonderful. The rooms are somewhat small, as are the baths, but everthing is kept in beautiful condition. There is a wonderful breakfast and a very pleasant dinning area inside, and weather permitting, outside.
I would recommend this hotel for anyone who wants to be in the historic center of Istanbul. It is a great value and satisfactory in everyway. CML Atlanta, GA. USA

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2009

You could not improve on the location. The view of the Blue Mosque from our hotel room on the third floor was stunning.

The hotel staff exceeded our expectations. They helped us book a tour to Ephesus and gave us advice about the location of surrounding attractions.

Our room was very well appointed. The food was exceptional. We really appreciated the free internet in the lobby.

My grandfather and I will recommend this hotel to all of our friends in Canada who travel to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 January 2009

What can I say that others haven't? The Blue House was wonderful. The hotel staff was fantastic, handling our check-in efficiently when we arrived late at 2:00AM. The rooms were typically European, a bit on the small side (but we had three beds in ours) but beautifully decorated, with fresh, crisp linens, clean floors, bed covers and so on. Very nice sitting area and bar downstairs with a separate computer (with internet) for customer use, and an absolutely wonderful breakfast and dining area. The breakfast was exceptionally diverse and plentiful, one of the best during our stay in Turkey.

But the location of the Blue House makes it a "must stay" -- literally 150 meters from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and maybe 250 meters to the nearest tram stop. Everything of importance is located nearby and within walking distance (in good weather).

Fantastic stay -- great rooms, hotel staff, breakfast, location, all at a reasonable (for Istanbul) price.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2008

Fantastic location, if you can get one of the front rooms you'll have a view of the wonderful Blue Mosque. Very central, clean hotel with a fabulous roof top view over the city and the Bosphorous.

Stayed: April 2007
Thank Andy035
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Reviewed 19 November 2008

Blue House is in such a brilliant location in Sultanahmet that you would forgive any minor hotel niggles...but how great that weary (and one pregnant) traveler didn't have to! The rooms were perfect (a little small in the bathroom perhaps), clean, well appointed and had stunning views of the Blue Mosque just over the road.

Breakfast, included in the tariff, was the best we had in Turkey - a lovely spread of all things local from sensational tomatoes, olives and fluffy Turkish bread to dried fruits, local honey, hot local pastries, yoghurt, juices coffee and tea. Yum! Just what you need for day of exploring Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia and the Grand Bazaar.

The porters were very attentive and helpful with our bags and umbrella on the day it rained. Reception staff were very nice, although perhaps a little shy. English was well spoken by everyone there.

The call to prayer at dawn from the Mosque was quite loud being so close, but it doesn't last long and is all part of the marvelous experience of staying in Sultanahmet.

Go - Blue House is great..

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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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
#144 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £62 - £222 (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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