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Hotel Ilkay
Ranked #60 of 1,178 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 March 2014

A very good value considering that Hotels are not cheap in Istambul. Location is excellent. Rooms are quite small, but very clean, and they have the necessary. Staff is very helpful. I would come back and i recommend this place.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Lolapelusas
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

First time in Istanbul, and what a great experience.
First thing we met in the hotel was the clerk and his friendly staff, we were offered apple tea and got a review of the area attractions. Istanbul is a huge city with lots of noise, but the hotel's location was perfect, the little traffic you could hear was from the trams that ran past just outside the hotel. It was a truly been an experience beyond our expectations and we highly recommend Istanbul as a whole and the hotel in particular, enjoy.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed there twice. First time in January 2013 and second time recently in February 2014. Really enjoyed my stay there. Nice clean room, great breakfast. The best thing about ilkay is the location. Almost all attractions is within walking distance and if not the tram station is just a mere 2/3 minutes walk.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank JohariMohamed
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

It is a small nice hotel nearby St Sofia mosque and the grand bazar. The tram passes outside the hotel and the sopt is just a block away. The attention is perfect and they provide a great breakfast. They leave you mineral water on your room for free which is changed on a daily basis (you cannot drink from the tap) and the restaurant/bar is a great American style environment. We enjoyed some nights at the bar drinking a few beers. Definitely would recommend this hotel to friends!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank camifromchile
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I stayed for five nights with my Girlfriend this February.
The rooms were clean and staff were Friendly and helpful. Walking distance from Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque, spice market as well as ferries and tram station
A special mention too for the hotel bar Red River. it was great place to stop for a quick drink and a bite to eat, or something more substantial in the evening.
so we will come back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kovacs p
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

The hotel is spotless clean. There is mineral water in each room which is replaced daily, also hot water pot and tea bags. Each room has a safety box at no extra price (some hotels charge for this). There is an elevator (not all hotels have one). The staff speaks English and Spanish (Ugur does who is in the afternoon shift) and are always willing to give you information, good tips or help you out. They are really very accommodating. When I came back to Istanbul I chose this hotel so I hope you try it too :)

Room Tip: I stayed in different room sin my long stay and they were all good.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank LorenciaR
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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

My dear guest;

Thank you for your sincere review about Ilkay Hotel & Red River Pub. We are really grateful to you. It has been our utmost goal to make our guests happy and it will always be.

Please note that we are your second family here in Istanbul and if you need anything from Istanbul, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to hear back from you and to see you here.

Kind Regards
Faruk Boyaci, The owner of Ilkay Hotel

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This hotel is small but it is very well located at walking distance from St Sofia, the blue mosque and the sea. The tramway passes in front of the hotel. The personel is extremely friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast is very good. The rooms are small but clean and fonctional. The restaurant bar adjacent to the hotel offers excellent food at good price. I ate there every night.
I do not know any other hotel in Istanbul but I would not search for any other hotel during my next visit.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Luc R
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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

My dear guest;

Thank you for your sincere review about Ilkay Hotel & Red River Pub. We are really grateful to you. It has been our utmost goal to make our guests happy and it will always be.

Please note that we are your second family here in Istanbul and if you need anything from Istanbul, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to hear back from you and to see you here.

Thank you very much.

Kind Regards
Faruk Boyaci, The owner of Ilkay Hotel

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Additional Information about 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 #60 of 1,178 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £26 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ilkay 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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