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Ambassador Hotel
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Ambassador is a boutique hotel which is perfectly situated in the heart of Sultan Ahmet. The rooftop terrace was perfect whilst enjoying our breakfast in the morning or our tea later in the evening. The terrace no doubt provided the best view in Istanbul !! All staff were very warm and friendly, however a special mention to Sezgin who was very polite and helpful at all times. The lady at the front was also very helpful and provided us with some handy tips for our holiday!

The variety at breakfast was perfect and we were quite impressed with the options provided!

The hotel is within walking distance of the main attractions in istanbul (Blue Mosque,Hagi Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Grand Bazaar) and is right in front of the Sultan Ahmet tram stop (Very convenient!!)

Definitely somewhere I would recommend and would stay here again !!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mehmet E
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We are fortunate to have a very central location in the heart of the historic area of Istanbul, plus as you found out the tram stop is very close!

Looking forward to welcome you back and wishing you and your family a wonderful week.

Warm Regards
Ambassador Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 2 October 2012

This was our second visit to the Ambassador Hotel and things were even better than before. There has been some renovation and a few new faces but the core group is still there. Sezgin is the go-to guy for anything you will ever need, the desk clerks are efficient and helpful, and the breakfast on the roof terrace is worth the trip in itself. Location is super. You can get anywhere in Istanbul by taking the streetcar right in front and then either a ferry or dolmus. The area is full of restaurants so you never have to go far for anything. All the tour buses also stop there.

We are staying there again next year because there is always something we missed on the last trip to Istanbul - what a town!

Room Tip: All windows are double pane so outside sounds are minimized.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Dan B
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to read that you've enjoyed your stay with us. I've passed your nice comments to our team and from all of us we would like to say thank you for your great feedback. We are all looking forward to welcome you back to Ambassador Hotel Istanbul and We wish you and your family a fantastic week ahead.

Kindest Regards,

Mehmet Altun
Ambassador Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Absolutely perfect location. The hotel was clean and the staff was very helpful. The rooftop terrace was a great place to relax and enjoy the view over a beer at the end of the day. We would definitely return. Walking distance to the major sights in the area and more great places to eat than you could get to in a week. My only suggestion is to have a good map of the location prior to arrival. It is about a half block off the metro line but on a small side street and has only a small sign.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank frs2778
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments and suggestion.

We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kindest Regards
Ambassador Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Rooms clean, probably not so big for two persons but complete of whatever you need and comfortable, air conditioning works properly. Window in room. No complimentary water. If you are tall probably you will have some difficulties with the shower because the roof in my room bathroom is about 2 mts.

The terrace is beautiful, with a magnific view on Blu Mosque, Aya Sophia and the sea.

Very warm hospitality of the staff!

Fast check in/out.

A lot of good restaurant close to the hotel

Gym is very small but you can make basis exercises without problems and is always open.

Breakfast on the terrace, good choice and quality. Some drinks (ie coffee espresso/cappuccino) have to be paid.

I didn't try restaurant and massage service

I normally travel for business, airport hotels probably are more convenient to the highways but at the Ambassador Hotel you feel at home and seems to be in holiday

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Luca M
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for choosing our hotel as your destination for future trips to Istanbul.

Greetings from our entire team to you and your family.

Warm Regards
Ambassador Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 13 September 2012

I've been to Istanbul twice and I wouldn't stay anywhere other than the Amabassador Hotel. The location couldn't be better, within walking distance of all the major attractions and the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. The rooftop dining area has a spectacular view of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Having breakfast there in the morning and a drink in the evening was very special, indeed. The staff is efficient, curteous, and quite helpful. Sezgin, who is in charge of rooftop service, is a gem. He is a delight and adored my two grandsons, age one and three. He went out of his way to provide whatever we needed. I can't speak highly enough of our experience at the Ambassador.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Renee F
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for writing to us about your great experience while staying with us. I will ensure to send your feedback to Sezgin. Have a great week ahead and we hope to welcome you back. Kindest Regards Ambassador Hotel Manager

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