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“Fabulous boutique hotel”
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Kybele Hotel
Ranked #78 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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“Fabulous boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We loved this hotel where we stayed for seven nights. It was gorgeous in its appearance - willed with lovely lamps hanging from every ceiling, quirky pieces of furniture, decoration and nick backs, with incredibly helpful and pleasant staff, ablaut breakfast each morning, a roof top restaurant with good range of well priced and good quality food and a spacious, absolutely quiet (despite facing the street) and well air-conditioned room. Only two things to note: the stairs are quite steep and there is no lift and the bathroom was very small so you wouldn't want to be very overweight and try to sit on the loo! The staff were happy to run some errands for us, actually posted the postcards we left with them and even presented me with a birthday present.

Room Tip: Our room, 501, was actually on the first floor at the front - was a triple room and would have been...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments about our hotel. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you at our hotel. We hope we can see you here again some point in the future.
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Vefa Yuksukcuoglu
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Hotel Kybele cannot be beaten on location and service.
It puts you bang in the middle of Sultanahmet, a minute or two from the key sights - Ayia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Yerebatan cisterns, Sultanahmet Square and only another ten minutes by foot to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar. Taksim is about 45 minutes by foot, across the Galata Bridge. Good for walking off greedy dinners.

The hotel owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome, making dinner reservations for us, giving us tips about getting around and going the extra mile for us. Their taxi service to and from the airport is a must. He was the only taxi driver we met who wore a seat belt and stuck to the speed limit.

Breakfast is perfectly nice - hot and cold options, turkish tea or coffee. There is a very sweet little terrace at the back of the hotel, a sun trap painted all the jewel colours you can imagine, and we stopped there for lunch and for cold drinks on different occasions. It's a great hideaway from the chaos of Sultanahmet Square.

All was fine with our room. Wish we could have cranked the air con up, but it kept us cool enough.

Thanks again Hotel Kybele. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments about our hotel. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you at our hotel. We hope we can see you here again some point in the future.
Kind regards,
Vefa Yuksukcuoglu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Unigue and charming hotel with the same restaurant. The stuff is very kind, attentive and professional. The service and food are excellent, plenty. The prices are very friendly too. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed July 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed seven nights in this terrific hotel. Firstly it is extremely well situated in the old city which meant we could walk to so many places. The staff were all very friendly and most helpful, including taking my husband's shoes to be repaired and giving us a wake up call (without our asking) on our last morning when we had to leave early for the airport. They also surprised me witha birthday present! The breakfast was very good each morning and the restaurant (in a little rooftop garden) offered a wide choice of tasty dinner meals (and they were very happy to adapt meals and make our requested cocktails). Everything worked well in our room (including the air-conditioning for which we were grateful as it was a hot week), which was a haven to return to each night (and for some peaceful afternoon naps). It was street facing but completely quiet and we never tired of the myriad of lights on our ceiling. Minor issues for some may be that the bathroom was very small (but entirely functional) and there is no lift. Overall we loved staying here and would certainly do so again.

Room Tip: Our room, 501, which was a triple room, was excellent and completely quiet despite being street faci...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 21 May 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you are happy with our service. We hope to see you here again some point in the future.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 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.
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Vefa Yuksukcuoglu
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kybele1997, Yönetici at Kybele Hotel, responded to this review, 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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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
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Ranked #78 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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