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“Central, Cozy and Unique”
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Kybele Hotel
Ranked #82 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 October 2013

When you are traveling for many weeks it is nice to stay in a hotel that feels like home. The gentlemen that work here are all very helpful, sweet and lovely people. I enjoyed many conversations with the staff at this hotel. The rooms are cozy with the lantern-decorated ceilings and the beautiful antique furniture. We stayed in the small double which was really too small for two people and their luggage. We stayed in the regular double for three nights and it was much nicer; although, much too expensive for the value. I really like the meals I had here too, particularly the stuffed eggplant dish. The breakfasts were also tasty and a wide selection, the jams were so alive in flavor. The hotel is within walking distance to Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar. For avid walkers, you can walk across the Galata Bridge to the Galata Tower and the vibrant district of Beyoglu in twenty minutes.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

What a wonderful boutique hotel, if you like lamps. There were 1000's of lamps on every inch of the ceilings in every room. The decor was stunning with wonderful antique furniture and ornaments. The food was also brilliant and well priced. It is central to the old city and near all the tourist sites you would want to see. Our room overlooked the street with a little balcony. It was clean and very comfortable and beautifully restored up a flight of stairs, with more lamps. Great service. We loved it.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

The web site for the Kybele Hotel looked like we would have lots of laughs staying there. And we did. It is very central to the main tourist sites, and is somewhat of an attraction itself with all its ceiling lights! It has a great courtyard for an evening drink, and whilst there is a breakfast room it is much more fun sitting at a table on the street watching the world go by. Good service and value for money, but do not expect luxury. Its just quirky!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

The Kybele Hotel is a charming little boutique hotel with a lot of character that is very strategically located to all of the sights and sounds of Sultanahmet. When we first arrived in Istanbul and got dropped off at this hotel, we knew immediately that we picked the right spot. Everything was within walking distance, and just a stone's throw away from the Basilica Cistern, with the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque just further down the road. In fact, when we felt like walking around in the evening, our usual walk would take us to the park between the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque as it was so nearby.

The hotel itself has an old world charm and the hundreds of glass lamps decorating the ceilings definitely gives it a very unique atmosphere. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and went out of their way to help me out with tools to disassemble something I got from the Grand Bazaar so that it would fit in my suitcase. And of course, the food was excellent - both at the garden terrace and the breakfast bar.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I love this beautiful boutique hotel, the people, the furnishings, the hospitality. If you are looking for pillow top mattresses and hyatt style rooms, Don't go here. Everything is old, but clean and beautiful. The breakfast buffet is good too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

What a place, collections of quirky treasures all over the place, including the most beautiful glass lamps all over every ceiling. Wonderful location in the old district. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. I will most certainly go back there when I return to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here a few nights in June and knew we would love it before we even checked in due to the friendly help and customer attention we received from the owner.
Bedrooms are uniquely decorated with 100's of Turkish lamps hanging from the ceiling, common areas as well. The breakfast was included and very good/fresh.
All in all it was a memorable experience and we had a nice stay!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Kybele Hotel

Address: Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:23 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #82 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £35 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kybele Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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