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Kybele Hotel
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We booked this hotel largely on the positive recommendations on Trip Advisor. The hotel is charming and well located. The rooms are VERY small. The bathrooms need updating (shower was old and couldn't be adjusted, very slow draining tub). The service may be ok for Istanbul (I don't have enough other data points) but it wasn't great. It felt like most of the staff was going through the motions without much effort to make guests feel welcome or happy. We ordered a bottle of wine at dinner, the waiter brought the wrong wine, then insisted it was what we ordered (even though he hadn't opened it yet). The breakfast was ok (not as good as what we had at most other hotels in Turkey) and, while they have a lovely back garden, for some unexplained reason they made it very clear that they didn't allow you to eat breakfast at the outdoor tables. There just didn't seem to be much effort by the staff to create a positive experience.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms were quite small but our friends on the third floor had a bigger room (though it required climbing another flight of stairs).
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Our dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your kind comment on our hotel. As this is an old building we can not do anything with the room sizes but we will check the other points that you indicated. Your thoughts are important for us.
Kind regards,
Vefa Yuksukcuoglu

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed here initially for two nights but we liked it so much, we decided on one more. The staff are all very helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. It is located right near to the tram (far enough not to hear it Incase that puts anyone off) and some of the main attractions, so easy to get around. Each room has a ceiling teaming with Turkish lights; it's so quirky! All bedroom windows have mosquito nets and there is air con too. There is a lot of choice for breakfast and the food in the evening was good (I had sea bream) but the lamb was a bit chewy but overall, If you like something a bit different, quirky and happy this is the place to spend a few nights in a great location. Highly recommend it

Room Tip: The small rooms really are small but still have charm
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you here at our hotel. We hope we can see you again some point in the future.
Kind regards,
Vefa Yuksukcuoglu

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed for 4 nights in this quaint,quirky,colourful hotel,which is ideally situated for the main tourist attractions of Istanbul.
Our room was lovely with antique Turkish lights hanging from the ceiling,giving an amazing effect and we had the added bonus of a balcony,overlooking the street with great views beyond.
The staff were friendly,helpful,nothing seemed too much trouble for them and they made our stay so enjoyable.
The food was excellent,breakfast buffet style and dinner in the upstairs courtyard is to be recommended.
Would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Pay extra for room 402
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you here at our hotel. We hope we can see you again some point in the future.
Kind regards,
Vefa Yuksukcuoglu

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Kybele is a very charming hotel with an even more charming staff. I stayed at the Kybele for the first time this May/June and was welcomed with open arms. Just the first night I felt like family. The rooms are small but cute and the entire hotel is covered in colorful lamps. The staff does their best to communicate with you despite your native language and are always willing to help in any way possible. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We hope we can accommodate you at our hotel again .
Kind regards,
Vefa Yuksukcuoglu

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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 reviewResponded 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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