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“A Wonderful Stay”
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #77 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This was our second stay. Who could help it? The staff have never been anything less than friendly and helpful, we’ve toyed with plans to kidnap the breakfast cook and take her home and the rooms never less than clean and neat. The Ambassador is also “hotel central” – only a few steps away from a huge selection of restaurants, has a breakfast room with a view to die for and is so close to the wonders of old Istanbul you can almost touch them. We walked most places and then caught the convenient tram to the airport. And yes, we’ve booked for a third stay…

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your lovely review.

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay as well as our cooks work and we are glad to left her here to serve others. :-)

All of us look forward to welcome you back soon.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Solihull, England
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We were well looked after during our stay! The rooms were clean and well equipped! The location was perfect! Me and my family enjoyed our stay and could fault it! All staff were polite towards us and the receptionist was lovely.

  • Stayed April 2014
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 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,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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dorset united kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed 7 days at this hotel right in the heart of Sultanhamet. Ideally situated for sightseeing. We found the hotel staff to be very helpful and friendly also with a good standard of hygiene and facilities. We would certainly recommend a stay in this hotel. The rooftop breakfast area was a bonus.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your time to post your wonderful review.

We are looking forward to welcome you back.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Our first visit to Turkey, and we landed on our feet at the Ambassador! Right in the centre of Sultanahmet, lots of restaurants on the doorstep, the tram stop just 2 mins walk. Breathtaking views from the 5th floor rooftop terrace, where we had delicious breakfasts (with yummy pancakes cooked by Daria, who also offers omelettes and scrambled egg). Lots of fruit, salads, yoghurts, bread and pastries too. Lift goes up to the 4th floor so you have to walk up to rooms 501 and 502, and the breakfast terrace. We had room 501 which was large and quiet. Would recommend the Anatolian Restaurant, on the same street, and the House of Medusa Restaurant, round the corner on the same street as the Basilica Cistern - both very reasonable. We had an airport transfer (4 of us plus luggage, 60€ from S. Gokcen airport). The hotel staff were very helpful too - they suggested the 4 of us share an IstanbulKart, which is like an Oyster card for tram rides. (Refundable outlay on card is 7TRY, then load it with as much/little credit as you want, it works out at approx. 1.80TRY per person per trip. You swipe it through the entry turnstile, then pass it back to the next person to do the same - saves "buying" 4 cards. We bought ours at the newspaper kiosk by the park near Sultanahmet tram stop.)

Room Tip: 501 was large and quiet - draw the heavy velvet curtains before you go out, though, or the sun will...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback and recommendations. We are look forward to welcoming you back to Ambassador Hotel again.

Warm Regards,

Ambassador Hotel Manager
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Cordoba, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We´ve been just back from our first trip to Turkey. While were in Istanbul we´ve stayed at AMBASSADOR HOTEL, the charming & stunning Istanbul´s best located Hotel Boutique. Our arrival was late at night and had to wait till breakfast time to admire the beauty of the site were the Hotel is placed: In the center of everything. On the european side of the city. On the cultural and historic site of Sultanhamet were everything is within walking distance. From the terrace, where breakfast buffet is carefully served, we´ve admire the wonderful views of Sultanhamet Square, Sta. Sophia, Blue Mosque and many others historic monuments, and beyond, the Marmara Sea. Never been in such a friendly and cozy hotel before. Well furnished rooms
-specially #204- and hospitality. But, let me have a special mention to the staff: A1 class all of them. As a commander in chief Mr. Mehmet Altun (the CEO), Erol (Flynn), Ersin and Sinan (front desk reception), Alpay (the soldier) taking care of our luggage as well as room service, Bekir (pronounce Bekier) in charge of transfer links between Airport and Hotel: he knows perfectly when take shortcuts to avoid the hassle of traffic on hard hours in the City. In fact, every one of them were very helpful, reliable and ready to answer any query or solve anything we´re needed. All of them, always doing their best to pleased us, all the time. Besides mentioned facilities, the Ambassador Hotel should be proud to be one of the best, also, concerning its staff. My family and I, are proud to recommend this Hotel to whom it may concern as well as my colleagues in the travel industry. As a former travel agent, the Ambassador Hotel "is a must". Hence, come down, you would´nt have nothing to regret!!

Room Tip: Romm #204 Best in the complex
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AmbassadorManager, Manager at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2014
Dear Guests,

I am so excited to know of the wonderful time you had during your stay with us. At Ambassador Hotel, we try to make each guest feel at home and comfortable with us.

Thank you for this glowing review and for recommending Ambassador Hotel to other readers. It is an honour to be considered one of the best hotel experiences and I hope that you and your family will be back to stay with us again.

Warm Regards,

Ambassodor Hotel Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Rahul337
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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
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel

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:
#30 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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