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Istanbul Royal Hotel
Ranked #958 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Cape Town,South Africa
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62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Disgusting!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Very far from closest beach,very dirty! On arrival found loads of dust behind fridge and old food,filthy under bed and bedding very dirty. Looking out on dilapidated building with broken windows,and everybody from the top floors throws their rubbish out the windows.Breakfast horrible,old bread.Couldn't get English tea,unwilling to assist with anything.

Room Tip: Stay clear from this Hotel to avoid disappointment!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LoodNagel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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London
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

As an elderly lady travelling alone I was a bit worried.
However, the staff at The Royal were wonderful.
On my first night my room was near the lift and stairs when I mentioned that I am a light sleeper they immediately moved my luggage to a much quieter room.
I can honestly say that this was a Hotel that I was sad to leave.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Yousuf A
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

The Service is Not equal to the facade.
Nö, they are indeed Not very welcoming or overly friendly. The breakfast is unexciting, and a decent Cup of coffee is Not to be had in the entire Hotel.
The Rooms are a fair size, but simple. Nö Full Length mirror, and Ladies, the hair dryers are useless. Best bring your own.
The Second Day, the Cleaning of the Bathroom was left incomplete, inspite of the tip I left the Day before.
That Said, it IS well located. Not really a 4 Star, but like I Said at the beginning, if you got a really Good Deal, it will do.

Room Tip: I had 112, at the back, quiet enough at Night. A simple Double. Comfort of beds ok. I Slept well, bu...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sam M
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Sayreville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Stayed two nights with our tour group. Very close to Blue Mosque, Bazaar, and good restaurants. Lobby was lovely. Although our room was dated and smelled of smoke it was clean and tidy.. The beds in our room were small twins, but we did find them comfortable. Although our room was facing the street, we were able to sleep despite the street noise. Buffet breakfast was sparse and milk for cereal was warm. WiFi did not work for us, but others in our group were able to log in.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ccreedmom
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Boulder City
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129 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

Stayed here two nights with a tour group. Pros: Good location close walking distance to Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque & Hoopdrome. Decent breakfast, helpful and friendly staff
Cons: Most rooms have only twin beds, most rooms have a strong smoke odor, rooms that face the main street are quite noisy. Our second room wasn't as clean as our original room.

We had a room on the 6th floor with a few of the water however it had twin beds, silly me I asked to change to a room with a double bed, MISTAKE, the room we ended up with was in the basement, below the kitchen of the restaurant, it was VERY small, and the tub/shower was cut in half and it had a strong smoke odor, we could of changed back but didn't since we were really only going to be sleeping in the room. There are quite a few decent restaurants very close by, a small market right next store with reasonable pricing and shopping galore right outside the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 6th floor, NOT facing the main street Prepare yourself for twin beds.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CherRuss M
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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

We were booked to stay in this hotel by our tour company. From the outside the hotel's white marble exterior was appealing. Next to the entrance the hotel's name and the four stars it has been awarded were prominently displayed. In the lobby there was more white marble. The "four star" label ended there. In our room the air conditioning did not function. The toilet did not flush either; we had to lift the top and play with the mechanism to make it flush. It became clear to us that the "four star" classification was an exaggeration; such sloppy management did not deserve it. Avoid the hotel if you can.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Rami Y
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Reston, Virginia
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311 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Istanbul Royal Hotel has received 4* from the Turkish Ministry of Tourism. The evaluator must have been blind. I can only give this hotel only 2*. The lobby which was decorated with plastic flowers was a little better them the rooms. The check in process was fast because it had been prearranged by our tour operator. The room was small and the carpet was stained and did not look clean. The furniture was old and there was hardly any room to move around . The bed for two people was at best full size. The pillow cases were stained and one of them had holes. The mattress was hard which I liked but the pillow were very hard almost like a brick. We could not sleep at all. The towel were very worn and looked grey. They were probably not dirty. A small flat screen TV, hair dryer and safe were provided. Breakfast was good. I will not stay here again.

Room Tip: Do not stay at this hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Farhad A
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Property: Istanbul Royal Hotel
Address: Mesih Pasa Mah. Aksaray Cad. No:16 Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul 34480, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#479 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Istanbul Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ISTANBUL ROYAL HOTEL FULL RENOVATED 2011. Just off Ataturk Boulevard and 200 metres from Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, this hotel features a Turkish cuisine restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Rooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hotel rooms at the Istanbul Royal Hotel have carpeted floors and large windows that overlook the streets of Istanbul. They come equipped with a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a cold drink and light snack from the 24-hour piano bar. Each morning a breakfast buffet is served at the Royal Hotel’s restaurant. Room service is also available. There is a tour desk that assists with car hire and provides information on local attractions. A laundry and ironing service is also available. The Aksaray tram stop is 100 metres from the hotel. The Grand Bazaar is a 10-minute walk away. The Istanbul Royal Hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and luggage storage. ... more   less 
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