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Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
Ranked #199 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“altogether superb!”
Reviewed 3 July 2011

This hotel is right next to the Top Kapi palace, with exceptional views of Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus. A beautifully renovated Ottoman building with clean, comfortable, quiet rooms furnished simply and attractively, it has a rooftop restaurant with unbeatable food at reasonable prices. Air conditioning and well-equipped en suite bathrooms combined with unusually good mattresses and linens ensure a comfortable stay. Family-owned and -operated means the staff is exceptionally helpful and kind, even by Turkish standards! Extra services such as travel assistance, ticket-bookings, and advice are readily available. This is the best hotel I've ever experienced in Istanbul, after years of visiting the city.

Room Tip: We booked online - excellent rooms and prices
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

This hotel looks nice, semi clasic, wooden style. Friendly staff and has nice view from top floor/restaurant. The view to blue mosque, aya sofia museum, galata bridge and marmara sea. Has nice breakfast menu, only free internet coverage in the lobby, another floor wasnt coverage. This hotel doesnt have international coffee tested such as machiato, espresso or cappuchino, they have only turkish coffee and tea. But dont worry this hotel is very close to many nice restauntants that have coffee what you like (for european who coffee addicted).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Auckland New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2011

The Hotel was booked via our Travel agent as part of a tour.We stayed 2 nights prior and 1 night after the tour.
The manager met us on arrival and offered us drinks while we sorted the paperwork out.As this was late at night this was appreciated.The room was small but spotlessly clean and tidy.The only downside was that it had 2 x twin beds instead of 1 x double.The room when we got back was the same except for it had a double bed.
We had dinner the first night at the restaurant and it was very good.The breakfast was included and it was excellent.
Thisn hotel had location location location.A short walking distance from the major attractions and a 2 minute walk to a street full of restaurants.
Overall a very good Hotel-staff was friendly and helpful but it was close to a mosque and the call to prayer was clearly audible early in the morning and late at night.But you did get used to it.
Would we stay again-despite the early morning wake up yes we would

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

The hotel is a small but magnicifant. Wathever cons there may be (f ex the malfunction air condition in B-2) the kindness from the staff (Sarkan, Huseyin and their collegues) more than makes the cons right.
Challenge them on any info on what, when, or how in Istanbul and you wıll get the best advıse. Do not take a stay in Istanbul without trying the Valide Sultan

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

The location could not be better. When we arrived the manager explained the hotel, its services as well as possible tours to us while serving tea and coffee.. I have never experienced this in another hotel. The next day one of the managers personally took us to the Grand Bazaar for the afternoon. This was not a paid for tour, it was just something that was offered. We also had the hotel arrange a tour of Istanbul. The price was in Euros and we were accidentally charged the wrong exchange rate. The hotel called us in the United States to apologize and to tell me that they would send the overcharge via Western Union. They could have kept this and be dishonest, but they did the right thing. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

In addition to the excellent location the staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating when we requested a room change. Included breakfast was very good. Would definitely stay there again.
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  • Stayed April 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2011

You can't go wrong at the Valide Sultan Konagi. The staff were all very friendly, the room we stayed in was very comfortable albeit a little on the small side, cleaned every day with new sheets and towels and had a great view over the Bosphorus and Topkapi, plus the buffet breakfast, included in the price, was a very good start to each day. The location is ideal with the major sites of Topkapi, Aya Sophya and the Blue Mosque all a few steps from the hotel. Other major attractions such as the Grand Bazaar and the Cisterns are in easy walking distance. There are loads of places to eat and drink that will suit all pricing requirements in the area. The only downside was having to leave and even that was made easy as the hotel offers one free airport transfer as part of the deal. We will be back. ps they offer a 10% discount if you pay in cash.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Ishak Pasa Cad. Kutlugun Sok. No: 1, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#44 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#128 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#151 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#194 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi is proud to serve those guests who prize the unique ambience and charm of a bygone age - as well as comfort, care and convenience – rather than the impersonal, homogenized facilities promoted by the global tourism industry. ... more   less 
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