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“Excellent hotel in good position for seeing the old parts of Istanbul”

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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #98 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Excellent hotel in good position for seeing the old parts of Istanbul”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a few days in September 2013.

The rooms are smallish but comfortably furnished. Bath robes are provided together with slippers. The rooms have individual air conditioning (which admittedly works over a limited temperature range) and a mini-bar is provided (chargeable, although drinking water was provided free).

The top floor restaurant provided excellent food for dinner. It also provided an exceptional spread for breakfast. There is an excellent view towards the Blue Mosque etc.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Pound for pound (or lire for lire) one of the best city hotels I have stayed in.

The location is fantastic and is walking distance to the Topaki Palace, Blue Mosque, a good selection of restaurants, and the seafront.

The breakfast is simply awesome with an excellent range of local Turkish cheeses, pastries, olives, salad, fruit and yoghurt. Also look out for tea in the samovar...and make sure you dilute it with plenty of water!

Breakfast is taken on the roof terrace which has superb views of the Blue Mosque and sea. We also had an evening meal one night on the terrace. It is quite pricey by local standards but the quality superb and well worth if you want to spoil yourself one night. Alternatively the terrace is a great location for a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap.

The rooms are very tastefully decorated and the beds very comfortable. The view was not the best then why not just go to the roof terrace and have an Efes,

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Istanbul

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Charming and beautifully decorated. My room looked out on a courtyard with various plantings in large terra cotta planters. The breakfast buffet is absolutely awesome and dinners were excellent as well. The Blue Mosque beautifully lit at night overlooks the rooftop dining area. Staff welcoming and helpful. I will be back ASAP!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

A very enjoyable experience. Good services provided by hotel staff. We shall return to Armada Hotel in future , InshaAllah. We will also recommend the Hotel to our friends. Dining on the top floor was an unforgettable experience. Entire staff in all the departments of the Hotel were very courteous and cooperative. Taxi services arranged by hotel staff were very good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Room spacious even the least expensive. Put us far away from wedding. The views from the restaurant wonderful. Breakfast incredible. Only downside is that it is uphill to almost everything, but good exercise!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Everyone, from the front desk, to the busboys in the rooftop restaurant, was extremely helpful, respectful and very friendly. Breakfast was the best on our trip. The location was perfect. Dinner is a bit expensive but good if you know what to order.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

The views from the rooftop restaurant are amazing! The food is great...and I have never ever come across such beautifully soft bed linen as in this wonderful hotel. We were not overly keen on breakfast but the views from the restaurant alone are worth staying here. The hotel is also conveniently located as it is within a walking distance from most major tourist attractions of the city.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

Property: Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Address: Ahirkapi Sok. No 24 | Cankurtaran, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For Anyone Seeking an Authentic Istanbul Lifestyle in Istanbul!With a spectacular view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the two colossal monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in the heart of the historic peninsula, Armada delights anyone searching for true Istanbul culture by resurrecting the lifestyle that makes Istanbul the great city that it is and adapting it to our time. ... more   less 
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