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“a little gem of a hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hippodrome Hotel

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Hippodrome Hotel
Ranked #394 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Nottingham, UK
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“a little gem of a hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

we booked this hotel through a BA city break, based mainly on other reviews & we were not disappointed, tucked away in a nice area & within walking distance to many of the sites we wanted to visit. The staff were very nice, the hotel was clean & the bedroom was a good size. Breakfast was across the road & had something for everyone. Also a bonus was that we were surrounded by nice family run restaurants all those we tried were very good. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This was a city break holiday of 5 days organised by BA.com. This was a real find of a hotel, situated so close to most of the main city tourist attractions, no longer than 10-15 minutes walking. The manager Arzu Cetinkaya and all her hotel staff, were friendly, polite, efficient helpful and most of all, organised, nothing was too much trouble for them, with first class hospitality.

It is a well situated hotel, with restaurants, supermarkets and shops all very nearby. A gem of a Hotel in a gem of a city. If you have a choice of hotels to select, do not hesitate, choose the Hippodrome, you will not regret it, a wonderful place. Its almost like home from home.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Kesan, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

we stayed two nights.especially the staff were smiling and helpful.in my opinion it is in the heart of the historical places like Topkapı Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque.The breakfast was really nice,above the expectations.Ahmed

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

We stayed in Hippodrome Hotel in January 2014. We were impressed by kindness and politeness of the hotel staff. The room was very cosy, well-cleaned and warm. Clean towels were put every day. The breakfast was excellent: a great variety of cheese and sausage, eggs, vegetables, jams and so on. Views from the roof terrace of the restaurant were fantastic! The main adventage of the hotel is it's location, in the center of Sultanahmet district. We are very happy of our staying in Hippodrome Hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

The room was good. The staff were helpful to explain things. Highly recommended hotel for value for money. Clean towels and bed spreads. The only con that I will say is the size of the room. But when you think about value for money, the size is balanceable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Stayed my 1st and last night at the Hippodrome. Very nice hotel and location, the room had a bit of dust, but noting major. Staff are helpful and friendly with a lot of advice etc if you ask them. The breakfast at the sister hotel is very basic but the views are great. Location is great as it is walking distance from/to the tram, museums, restaurants and various other attractions. I stayed in a room on the ground floor which was just what I needed during my stay as well. Will be back.

Room Tip: Maybe get a room on the higher floors, might be a bit of a better use of the windows.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Yes the rooms are small but adequate and lets face it if you are going to Istanbul for a few days you are not going to be spending much time in the hotel. The bed was comfortable and bedding and linens were clean. The breakfast was more than adequate and the views from the terrace were stunning. The staff were all helpful . The hotel doesn't have a bar but there is a hotel opposite with a bar that is open until the early hours of the morning,the staff there are very friendly and helpful. Drinks are reasonable and the food is also good. The location for this hotel is fantastic you are minutes from Sultanahmet , Hagia Sofia and Topkapi palace. everything else is within walking distance or you can get the trams to just about every where. would certainly use this hotel again. The only downside was we booked the airport transfer with the hotel and they failed to turn up. After waiting for nearly an hour we paid for an airport transfer which was extortionate- use a taxi instead 40TL . when we arrived at hotel we were told he was at the airport waiting for us ! received no apology

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hippodrome Hotel

Property: Hippodrome Hotel
Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. No:38 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #394 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippodrome Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you in at our superb Istanbul Hotel, located in Sultanahmet in the heart of the old City centre. ... more   less 
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