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“Great Hotel”
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Hotel Ilkay
Ranked #91 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Hotel Ilkay is a great hotel. It's location is very good, nearer to Gulhane tram station. Its walking distance to Sultanahmet Blue Mosque and also to the grand bazaar. Its lively area, there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearer to the hotel and they remain open until mid-night. Hotel service was very good, the staff were friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast was served on the ground floor and it was quite good. Rooms were clean and spacious. During My next trip to Istanbul I will select my accomodation at Hotel Ilkay only.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

The Ilkay is really centrally located in Sultanamed. We were able to walk to Begolu across the Galata bridge, the market, the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofia. There were many restaurants and cafes very close by.
The room was small but clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was great.
I would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brea, California
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56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012 via mobile

I love this hotel. I've stayed here 3 different times now and the service is always great! Wifi access in my room, strong A/C, centralized location... What else can you ask for? I will be back here again!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank kurtz777
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Alexandria, Egypt
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2012

It ıs a nıce hotel, Rooms are always clean, Sıze of ıt ıs good enough to make you feel comfortable
The stuff are polıte and helpfull
The Breakfast ıs not bad but there ıs no alot of varıtey of food
Fınally ıt ıs quıte and lovely

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank ALAA B
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Bank of the Brahmaputra
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Wonderful little hotel, fantastically located, real value for money. the breakfasts were very filling, the staff helpful and the housekeeping clean.It felt safe and cosy...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2012

we steyed ın this hotel 5 days ıt was very nice hotel Also in İlkay very delicious breakfast. a Buffet (a variety of dishes, always in the presence of fresh bread and other foods).
In the hotel has a bar, "Red River" which is also very comfortable.
The location of this hotel is very comfortable. despite the fact that the area quiet, close to the hotel there are many shops and restaurants. thanks UGUR

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank AHMED A
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Had a wonderful stay here in june 2012. As a single female traveller, I felt very safe at the hotel and in the areas around. Excellent location with all the major tourist attractions within walking distance. Numerous small shops and restaurants around the hotel. The hotels restaurant/bar was also very nice and cozy. There is a tramline close by which easily takes you to the other side of the city. It's also close to the Emminou port where you can go on various ferries (including the Bosphorous cruise). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Transport to airports can be arrangend, very convenient. Rooms are of good standard, and most importantly: clean. TV with various foreign channels, including a few english and german ones (also italian and french if I remember correctly.) There is also a safe in the room. You can hear the prayers from the Blue Mosque, which I found quite nice! I had an excellent stay and will definitly stay here again next time:-)!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Ilkay
Address: Hudavendigar Street No: 44-46 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34210, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #91 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ilkay 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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