We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Save your cash!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Cordial House Hotel
Ranked #69 of 1,200 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Save your cash!”
Reviewed 28 June 2007

Hmm, if you are determined to stay in Sultanahmet (and public transport in Istanbul is so cheap and simple there's really no need) then splah out 10EUR more and stay closer to the Hippodrome with a stunning view from one of the rooftop restaurants.

I was totally underwhelmed by the Cordial House, as an experienced and realistic traveller. There is no airconditioning - not a problem in June, but probably something you'd like in the height of summer - the walls (bright pink and purple...) are paper thin (loved those Slovakian girls next door after they'd been on the booze at 3am), the sheets on all the three single beds in the room were torn and filthy, and the bathroom was grim and dank. I might have felt better if I had a dorm instead of a single: but the singles were over-priced, over-lit, under-supplied and vile.

This was my first time in Istanbul, but as I'll be travelling through there a couple of times a month until the end of the year, I have researched other options. The staff - with the exception of one guy - were surly, unfriendly and unhelpful, and the bar was dead. I really wouldn't recommend staying here unless you were in a super-cheap dorm bed - it lacks atmosphere, is very poor value for money and even the closeness to the tram stop and the sites can't make up for this.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The price, the dirt, the lack of atmosphere...
    • Value
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank Hefzi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

357 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    136
    128
    62
    17
    14
See reviews for
32
53
70
10
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Sultanahmet
Miran Hotel
Miran Hotel
#200 of 1,141 in Istanbul
154 reviews
Sultanahmet
Aprilis Hotel
Aprilis Hotel
#205 of 1,141 in Istanbul
371 reviews
Sultanahmet
Basileus Hotel
Basileus Hotel
#22 of 1,141 in Istanbul
1,725 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sultanahmet
Sultanahmet Hotel
Sultanahmet Hotel
#586 of 1,141 in Istanbul
173 reviews
Sultanahmet
Pierre Loti Hotel
Pierre Loti Hotel
#113 of 1,141 in Istanbul
454 reviews
Sultanahmet
Hotel Amira Istanbul
Hotel Amira Istanbul
#7 of 1,141 in Istanbul
2,948 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Cordial House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cordial House Hotel

Property: Cordial House Hotel
Address: Divanyolu Caddesi Peykane Sokak No 19 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 1,200 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Cordial House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cordial House Hotel offers an unbeatable combination of economically priced rooms and a perfect location for quality-seeking budget travelers. We provide comfortable accommodation in a clean, safe and friendly atmosphere with a superb location in the heart of the old town. Cordial House is close to all of the main attractions and also to trams, buses, trains and airport shuttle stops. Whichever way you arrive into Istanbul, Cordial House is easy to get to. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, HostelWorld, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Cordial House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing