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Birbey Hotel
Ranked #946 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Never test it”
Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

Worst hotel in the word. Never come here. We changed it at the first night!
Every thing is tooooo bad.
So awful! Breakfast is only egg with bad tea! Have no safty box!
Toilet and bath is unusable and very dirty!
A 14inch tv!
Room is so dark with only a economic lamp! We scape...

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

it is suitable for solo traveler ......the only things that i remember is good staff...but other factors are poor....Wall paper is peeling, carpet is moulting and is disintegrating as is everything in the room, creating dust...but the price of rooms are reasonable ....air conditioner of this hotel is good.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Walls paper thin, internet almost nonexistant unless you're place in one of the 4 rooms on the first floor, wallpaper peeling off the walls, had to open a window to cool the room, english spoken poorly by the staff, not prepared for credit cards, overpriced ($50 single).
Near a metro that takes you to most of the sites.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Birbey Hotel is not at all luxurious or impressive, still it was clean, quiet and warm (when we visitd Istanbul the temperture was very low and it was snowing, but in our room we could sleep naked!) and the personnel was helpful and cheerful, so I believe it was worth the 35 euros per night that we payed for our 1st floor double room. A very simple breakfast buffet was included in this price. It is situated near a tram station, only a few stops from Sultanahmet Place and near a metro station that leads straight to the airport. Next to the hotel you can find little stores that sell almost everything you might need during your stay and take away restaurants that sell the most delicious kebab for 1 euro and stay open after midnight (we always made a stop when returning late)

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

The condition of this hotel is worthy only of being condemned. No work has been done on it since it was built and everything is mouldy, mildewing, falling apart and barely functional. The lavatory cistern works but the top fall off when you lift the button. Wall paper is peeling, carpet is moulting and is disintegrating as is everything in the room, creating dust. Cleaning consists only of changing sheets and these are full of a smelly chemical. Only one short sheet covers the mattress which has black mould stains, water and blood stains, lumps and god knows what else. It is disgusting! I had a severe allergic reaction to something in the first room and the second night, the room they moved us to was so small we bruised our legs trying to get past the beds to the table. The TV was a joke in both rooms. No matter how cheap and it wasn't that cheap, as I stayed in far better for the same price in Izmir and Kusadasi, this hotel must be condemned and health authorities alerted.
It's saving grace is the bevy of very handsome, courteous young male staff who are on hand to do anything for you like bring hot water so we can at least make our own cup of tea rather than pay 2 lire for it. Service can't be faulted. They were lovely!
Breakfast is the usual Turkish style and hubby had to bring his own coffee, milk, muesli and orange juice. I didn't mind the olives, chilly fetta, tomatoes, cucumber, black coffee/tea and fresh bread.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

I found a dried bugger on the blanket, enough said?
Great location but other than horrible. Walls crumbling down. Unbelievable location and we lived, so alls well that ends well?

  • Stayed September 2010
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Brighton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2010

Treated my stay in Istanbul as a bit of an adventure and Hotel Birby fitted the bill perfectley. The hotel is tucked away in a back street and is hard to find, however the local area seemed friendly and we felt safe. I stayed in winter and found the hotel room to be very hot with signs in room not to open window which i ignored. Room was basic but comfotable, reasonabley clean with decent bath room which was also clean if not in need of renovation. No noise from street apart from call to prayer however other guests were and seemed to never sleep. Close to old town for shopping eating and sight seeing. Dont bother getting up early for the breakfast. The Hotel staff were polite and friendly but there was something of Basil Fawlty about the proprietor.
This hotel was good value for money (it was the chepest) and you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Birbey Hotel
Address: Ataturk Bulv. Mektep Sok. No:1 D:3 Aksaray, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #946 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Birbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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