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Kybele Hotel
Ranked #95 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Kybele has quaint and colourful old world charm and is perfectly placed to visit the main attractions of Istanbul by foot. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are smallish but comfortable. The food is good too. Perfect possie!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Great atmosphere in this quirky, friendly hotel. Room very clean. Excellent location. We thought the staff were helpful and friendly when we left, but changed that view to amazingly kind and considerate when we were boarding our plane home!!! At the gate BA staff asked if we had lost any keys. Puzzled, I checked my handbag and couldn't find my car keys........The Kybele had found them in our room, worked out which flight we were on and driven them out to the airport. I can't thank them enough!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Ön Büro Müdürü at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We will take care of the points you noticed. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights with my friend-hotel was as described-small boutique, quirky antique style decor. The overall atmosphere was very friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely-especially loved all the antique Turkish lights hanging from all ceilings. Breakfast was very good with large variety of cold and hot foods. We also ate twice in the evening here and food was excellent and extremely well priced. The location of the Kybele could not have been better for all major sights. The best thing about this hotel is the staff-everyone was very friendly and could not have been more helpful-we felt very well looked after-especially by Hasan-looking forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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Austin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Upon arrival in Istanbul, we discovered the apartment we'd rented had chosen to omit a few important details that meant we needed another place to stay on the spur of the moment. We rang the Kybele, which not only found two rooms for us, but gave us a better-than-listed price and then sent a taxi to pick us up. The hotel's location turned out to be perfect, just three minutes from the Cistern and Hagia Sophia, a short walk to the Galatan Bridge and an even shorter walk to the Grand Bazaar. Everyone was more than willing to give us directions, offer advice and make sure we were taken care of. The rooms, while smallish, were excellent value for the money and the thousands of antique Turkish lights hanging from the ceiling throughout the hotel created an atmosphere that was at once exotic and quirky.

The restaurant is good for those nights when you're too tired to go out.

And make sure the check out the shop next door that is owned by the three brothers who created the hotel!

Highly recommended by a grateful guest.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street in summer may be a bit noisy. Rooms on the back are quite and dark for sleeping...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Truthtraveler58
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

The location, the rooms, the public areas, the food and the excellent service from friendly staff made this a great base for our short stay in Istanbul. Highly recommended. I won't go into detail as it was specific to one of us but there was a lovely surprise one evening which we have never experienced anywhere else on our travels.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We loved the quirky decor of the Kybele and have already recommended it to lots of people. The staff made us feel very welcome and really put themselves out, making phone calls for us, ordering cabs etc. A real gem in such a convenient, touristy area. We plan to get back. Our room, at the back, was very quiet - day & night.

Room Tip: The back is probably quieter than the front
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Sam O
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Just got back from our trip to Istanbul and although we did not stay in the Kybele Hotel we ate at the restaurant every night we were there.It was just the most fabulous place.The food was delicious and the prices amazing.Service was excellent and the staff just wonderful.Going to try and book in at the hotel next trip but if we cant get in will make sure we are nearby so we can go back to the restaurant.Thank you so much to all the staff.Shannon and David Dubai UAE (Ireland)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2016
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kybele Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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