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“Sweet Home”
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #71 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
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“Sweet Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It was my first trip to Istanbul in 1999, and got an opportunity to stay in AMBASSADOR HOTEL, since then i have not changed any hotel during my visit to Istanbul,
AMBASSADOR HOTEL Istanbul, a friendly, lovable, polite, decent hotel for family and business persons till today.....& tomorrow and in future...........

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you staying with us again and would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review.

Looking forward to see you soon.

Warm Regards to you an your family,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This hotel has everything you could ever want. But what stands out the most, is the amazing service we received from the staff who went far beyond the notion of Turkish hospitality. First, before we even arrived, I inquired if they might be able to acquire concert tickets for us and they got us 1st row!!!! We were welcomed with apple tea & cake and throughout the week staff took extra strides to make reservations for restaurants, tours, taxis, etc. Sinan at the front desk is an absolute rock star!!! But all staff are extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and generous. Our trip to Istanbul was profoundly enhanced by our choice of hotel. The location was simply outstanding, there's a really great roof deck with lovely views for breakfast & coffee, the food was delightful and the staff were outstanding. Admittedly, my sister-in-law & I were somewhat difficult: changing plans, switching reservations, etc. and Sinan and staff rose to each occasion. We were very grateful for their help and support. We had a great trip, a great experience, which was largely due to the staff organizing everything for us. You couldn't get better service were you at the Four Seasons!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience about our hotel. We are delighted to read the positive feedback on the breakfast service, overall facilities and the team’s hospitality.

Once again, we appreciate your effort and have been honoured to serve you.

We are looking forward to welcome you back.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Just got back home from a wonderful Mediterranean/Holy Land cruise. Stayed at this hotel for one night after a grueling 26 hours travel from hon to Istanbul. No problem with the free transfer from airport to hotel, representative of the hotel was at the arrival area as pre arranged. Front desk clerk was efficient, we were treated to a delicious apple tea and cake, a very nice way of welcoming us in the hotel. Our room is spacious, beds comfortable, we practically crashed in and did not wake up till early morning. Breakfast at the roof top was incredible. A lot of choices and delicious entree. I forgot the name of the staff that assisted us with our luggages and served us our welcome tea and cake the day before. he was there again at breakfast to assist us and I would like to say a very big thank you to him. He gave us such special service and attention.Such an asset to the hotel.
We have to tour the city and hotel took care of storing our luggages till we complete our tour. Will definitely stay in this hotel again and is highly recommending it to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for taking the time to recommend our hotel.

It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the service at Ambassador Hotel and hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Birmingham UK
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The hotel is just a 2minute walk from the metro station up a little side street filled with restaurants and cafés. When we checked in the hotel, the staff gave us loads of information about the area and some tips of what to see. They then gave us apple tea and cake which was just what we needed after our long journey.

Our room was small, clean and functional. And let's face it on a city break what else do you need? The hotel serves breakfast on the 5th floor which is partially open and you get to see the fantastic views across the city of the blue mosque and aha sofya. The roof terrace was lovely to sit on in the evenings and just soak up the views.

The speakers for the call to prayer for the blue mosque are very close to the hotel and can be heard, but they woke me up on one day out of three and it didn't bother me at all.

Great hotel, the staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay, would return on another visit! Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for this pleasant review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again in future.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Turkish massage at this hotel is highly recommended! My husband and I tried this one, as it is one of the few places that offers the therapy for couples (sharing the same room). The place is very clean, relaxing and well decorated. You'll get a thorough scrub followed by a body massage (additional service) with an amazing avocado oil. Zeki is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. You'll feel relaxed and new! Try it!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback on tripadvisor.

Looking forward to welcome you back to our spa and hotel.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We checked in to this lovely little hotel, tucked away up a narrow alley off a street filled with restaurants and cafes, for a long weekend in the city. You are close to the most fabulous sights in the city, you can shop in the Grand Bazaar and walk back to your room, leave your bags and then head out to the Blue Mosque, AyaSofia, Topkapi, Cisterns and Hippodrome within a 5 minute walk.

The hotel staff are informative and attentive, the room we had on the top floor was bigger than expected and very comfortable, the breakfast room with terrace gives a unique view across the dome of the Blue Mosque.

I wouldn't use the hotel for business but for a tourist break it would be hard to beat.

Room Tip: Rooms 501 & 502 are the only ones on that floor so appear to be larger than average.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2014
Dear Guests,

We are extremely delighted to have made such a positive impression and look forward to welcoming you back with us again.

Warm Regards,

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

What a great hotel---tucked away in an alley-restaurants and bars-right there ---After a long flight - i was greeted so warmly by hotel staff - especially Samir - the front desk manager - what a great person - full of places to go - and advice for first timers to Istanbul! The hotel is well done- has a bar area in reception - you can have a glass of wine or tea in the late afternoon - along with cookies ----as i was traveling alone - a got a single room ---was fine - updated bath/room - my only advice would be to pack some plastic hangers for your clothes - i didn't like the ones they provided - the room is small but all rooms are small in Europe and Asia...i don't hang in my room much - out walking the fascinating streets of Istanbul!! The best part - they have a dining and terrace area on the 4th floor - Wow- what of view!!! gorgeous..you can see the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia illuminated at night ----amazing.......you really cannot go wrong here ---again - say hi to my friend Samir-------wonderful as was all the staff! Great breakfast's with pancakes/coffee/fruit etc.!

Room Tip: I didn't use the spa/massage room but looked beautiful! I stayed in Room 101 --- beware tho - th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback on tripadvisor.

We look forward to welcome you back in future.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: Divanyolu Ticarethane Sokak No: 19, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#42 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#56 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#126 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambassador Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ambassador Hotel is a first class boutique hotel located in downtown Sultanahmet. The Hotel just a few steps away from the most historical sights (as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Museum for Turkish and Islamic Art etc.) and nice shopping facilities (as Grand and Spice Bazaar etc.). ... more   less 
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