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“Nice Garden & Great Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sogut Hotel
Ranked #972 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Garden & Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Located in old city. Hotel is walking distance to most of the popular places, grand bazaar,st.sofia,blue mosque etc. Also transportation is easy from Airport with subway.Open buffet breakfast excellent. Rooms clean & and staff friendly... Sogut Hotel has a nice garden between small trees.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank esozen
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Sogut was promoted as a 4star hotel by our tour operator.well it is just about 3 star.Rooms are very small & dimly lit.no central airconditioning.there is a room service menu but hardly anything is available.they bring the pizza from a nearby cafe.Location is not bad in a quiet area close to the tramway & bazaar.breakfast was decent & they have a good hamam-bath.Overall very basic hotel

Room Tip: Their twin bedded rooms are much bigger &better compared to double bed rooms
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Krishna V
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Manila, Philippines
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151 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Going around is very easy. Very close to popular sites.
Centrally located but not at congested area.
Grand Bazaar is easy leisure walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BUTCH A
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Tabriz, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

I was stay in sogut hotel for 7 nights and I like its clean rooms
sogut hotel has good staff and good service but tomms are very small and not have balcony
I like it and I point it to average...

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Rezamore
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Cape Town
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2010

This was our first trip to Turkey and our fist stop was Istanbul and the Sogut Hotel. I read on tripadvisot about the Sogut Hotel and some of the ratings were not good so I contacted the travel agency, Hassle free Travels and the assured me that they often use this hotel and that I will not be disapointed .
When we arrived I was very impressed with the service, location and the good housekeeping of the hotel - our expectations were exceeded !It is a very laid back hotel, quiet and very central and will use them again.
Gerrit Burger, South Africa

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank GLBURGER
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WORCESTERSHIRE
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

I took a large group (40) to Hotel Sogut in Istanbul for 4 nights.
We arrived at the Hotel Sogut at 8pm on Monday 26th April , I had already called the hotel on Sunday evening to ask if it would be possible for the group to eat in the hotel when we arrived on Monday. I spoke with the Manager ALPAY SARICLIK who agreed we could have a salad to start followed by a main course from the A La Carte menu then fruit for desert. This would be at a cost of 12TL per person. I rang round the group and everyone agreed to meet in the dinning room at 8.30pm. The manager said we could eat at 9pm.

We all gave our orders immediately, most people ordered the salad, some agreed to pay extra to have soup, a variety of main courses were ordered from fish, meat, to omelettes. By 11pm some people had received a salad some had nothing, no hot soup ever arrived, very few main courses appeared, those that did were cold and got sent back. Some guests received nothing apart from bread. The waiters ran in and out apologising for the meals and lack of them, (the chef had walked out not long after 9pm when we sat down, he apparently had not been told by the manager that we were eating in the hotel). They appeared to being fetching the food in from somewhere. By 11.30pm without most of our main courses and no sign of any sweet we all got up and left to go to bed. I was asked by the waiter to sign for the meals on my room as everyone else had refused. At no point did I sign anything, I asked to speak with the manager the next day, I was told he would see me at 10am in reception. He never appeared. I continued to try and talk with him all week, but kept being told he was out or at a meeting. Most times I could see him sat in his office watching the football (I have a picture to prove it).



On the night before we left some of the group went to reception to obtain their passports, only to be told they had been locked in the safe and would not be available until the next morning (we were leaving at 7.30am). I said this was unacceptable and that we needed them tonight, as most of the group were over 75yrs and this was bothering them. He said the key to the safe was in his receptionist van an hour away from the hotel (how unprofessional, what if the van had been stolen or the receptionist had been taken ill) and he only had the one key. I did get a little angry at this point and said he was a bad manager and he had had the opportunity to speak with me all week about the food bill (as this is clearly what this was all about) and he had chosen to avoid me. I insisted he get the key now, he dismissed me as a silly little woman and told me to get out or he would call the police. At this point one of the group who was an ex Chief Superintendent got involved and threatened to call the British Embassy if he did not send for the key immediately. 1.5 hours later at midnight a girl appeared with the key and the passports were handed over. He would still not discuss the food bill.



The next morning we were due to depart the hotel at 7.45/8.00am, the coach was there at 7pm when I came down to breakfast, I asked at reception if this was our coach and was told NO. It clearly was at it had HOTELBEDS in the window of the coach the company we were travelling with. I went outside and eventually found the driver at 7.30am; I asked him if he could open the coach so we could load the cases. He only opened the luggage compartment and then watched while I then loaded 38 suitcases. When everyone was ready to depart the coach was locked, I searched for the driver and from somewhere (I don’t know where) a HOTELBEDS rep appeared. He told me that reception had got the keys and that we could not leave until the bill had been settled for the meals. I could not believe what was happening, this was bordering on criminal actions of KIDNAPPING. I tried to tell the hotel beds rep that I had spoken the UK office the day before concerning these meals and that they had emailed hotel beds explaining what had happened. He did not care he did not try and negotiate on our behalf, just kept looking at the receptionist and saying we must pay to get the keys back.

When I could see we were not going to be allowed to leave unless I paid the bill which should have been 456tl, and time was getting on (we were in danger of missing our flight) I agreed to pay on my business card. They then produced a bill for 899 Euro saying that the manager said it was agreed 12 Euro each not 12 TL, we were in turkey whose currency is TL not Euro, and he had definitely agreed on TL not Euro. So we started another battle over the amount, in the end I payed 500TL and the keys where then put in my hand.

I can not believe that all this has happened; I have never experienced anything like this in all my years in travel. We were held HOSTAGE until we paid. This is a crime and I would like this hotel, the Manager in Turkey Severely dealt with over this. My self and my group are already taking legal advice on this matter.

DO NOT GO TO THIS HOTEL THE MANAGER CAN NOT BE TRUSTED AND CLEARLY DOES NOT LIKE BEING QUESTIONED BY A WOMAN.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
11 Thank TEAMTTBEWDLEY
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Brisbane
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2008

We stayed 3 nights at Hotel Sogut. Having read the reviews, we arrived with some trepidation and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean, some of our group of 21 were given suites, our room was very tiny, but what do people expect for a 3star hotel in Europe? The staff were helpful but speak little English (this is OUR problem as we are in their country), so communication was difficult at times, but not impossible. The 2 bar staff were overwhelmed by 21 Aussies all wanting drinks (Fawlty Towers re-visited) so we ended up behind the bar helping out some of the time. There is a beautiful outdoor area with cane chairs and lounges to relax in. When we ordered food they asked us to move indoors to the restaurant; we explained that we would rather stay outdoors and it was not a problem - food was served outside. We asked for breakfast to be served at 5.30am as we were going to Gallipoli on a day tour; it was all set up and ready. The breakfast is European-based but there were boiled eggs, bread, croissants, ham, cocoa pops, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, so it is possible to select Western-style foods. The air-con worked so I do not know why people complained re the noise of the air-conditioners outside - shut the windows! The hotel is in a side street but close to a main road and the Grand Bazaar so we were able to get taxis readily and walk to the Bazaar. Our only issue was that after one night, the staff asked some of group to move from the suites to smaller rooms. This was annoying, but their staff did all the moving and apologised.

Stayed September 2008
Helpful?
Thank LEW1955
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Property: Sogut Hotel
Address: Bukalidede Sokak. No 11, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#249 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sogut Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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