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“Hotel Loaded with Exotic Charm”
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Hotel Sari Konak
Ranked #166 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Glendale, Arizona
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118 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Hotel Loaded with Exotic Charm”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful stay here due to the helpful staff who arranged dinner reservations, reliable taxis, and a visit to see the Whirling Dervishes nearby. Breakfast was excellent, with a nice array of fruits, yoghurt, pastries and eggs. They had very good coffee. The view on the roof of the hotel where breakfast is served is remarkable as the Blue Mosque is stunningly close. We will be returning to Istanbul and definitely staying at the Sari Konak.

Room Tip: Our room 302 faced the street and it was quiet, with a nice view of local businesses.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Very nice rooms
Very friendly people at reception.
Lovely roof terrace with seaview for breakfast and drink in the afternoon / evening.
Location is perfect in the middle of the Old Town.
Had a great time.

Room Tip: Do not take a room in the basement !
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The hotel is modest rather than luxurious, and very comfortable and clean. Our room was quiet and the staff were kind and helpful. Breakfast on the roof terrace with views of the Blue Mosque was a treat, and the situation was perfect for sightseeing, with lots of restaurants and the Arrasta market nearby. I'd be happy to return!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Sari Konak has very nice staff, the hotel is clean, and the roof terrace has a lovely view. However, if you are staying more than one or two nights, look for someplace with better amenities and a more restaurant choices in the New City. The location is good for the Old City, period. It is $25 cab ride to get to the New City and there are limited restaurant choices nearby. We stayed for five days and wished that we had booked a different location. The beds are comfortable and the sheets were fine; the towels were pretty thin and bathroom was very dated with stains and a toilet that would not flush properly. We upgraded to a deluxe room and were given a room at street level on the front that was noisy even with the windows closed and AC working. If you stay here, do not take a room on first floor or on the street because there is a very loud restaurant across the street with traditional live music playing until midnight all week long. Overall, we were not so unhappy that we asked to move, but we did not find this to be the sort of "superior" room and experience that we thought we had booked. The breakfast buffet was adequate but did not change in any way at all over five days.

Room Tip: Stay upstairs in something nicer than a "superior" room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milano
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Great location in Sultanhamed, the heart of Istanbul - 5 min from the tram way - tastefully furnished rooms, gorgeous breakfast, staff very kind, free wifi and comfortable bathroom - in the same street nice restaurants for dinner and the Blue Mosque bazar - I do recommend it for a romantic holiday, especially the wonderful terrace

  • Stayed April 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We recently stayed five nights at the Sari Konak and could not have been more pleased. The location is great for access to the main monuments and such conveniences as the Big Bus. There are also many restaurants nearby that offer very good and reasonably priced food. The hotel itself was wonderful--smallish rooms, but very clean, an excellent and courteous staff that went out of their way to be helpful, and a fabulous rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of the Blue Mosque where a great breakfast was served. This is a great hotel choice for a first time visit to Istanbul. Arrange for the airport transfers and you are all set to go.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor, which was very nice and made the rooftop terrace easily accessible. Our...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Placentia, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Lovely little hotel. The location was excellent - a walk up the hill to The Hagie Sophia, the Palace, and the Blue Mosque. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and quite helpful. They recommended a couple of outstanding restaurants in the area. Yes, you will hear call-to-prayer from your room, but ear plugs will help. We enjoyed breakfast on the roof. It is the main reason we would recommend this hotel--the view from the roof restaurant is fantastic. Sit out there on a nice night with a glass of wine and you will see the lights of the Blue Mosque and lights from the other side of the Bosphorus Strait. Can't go wrong choosing this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a large room. Some of their rooms are quite small.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Sari Konak
Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad No 26 | Sultanahmet, 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 Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #166 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sari Konak 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sari Konak, set in the historic district of Sultanahmet, is a small family owned hotel, taking pride in offering its guests a charming "home away from home" in Istanbul, with many guests returning on a regular basis. The traveller who feels lost in a big hotel can experience the comfort and pleasure of home in such a small scale hotel where guests can establish friendships outside the boundaries of the classic customer relationship. ... more   less 
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