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Hotel Ilkay
Ranked #118 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kawasaki, Japan
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306 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Cost performance is great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

The hotel is in a very convenient place for both Eminonu and for Sultanahmet. There is a western style bar on the ground floor and ''imbat' restaurant which is ranked high among tripadvisors are
just nextdoor. I stayed 4 days for business and for fun. There is no problem if you just sleep specially if you consider the money you spend. Special thanks to Yunus, Meric and Kahraman
for their help. Streetcar noise did not bother me at all.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Keizo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Antibes, France
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

this hotel is perfect well placed with nice reception all around plenty of shops and restaurants staff very helpful breakfast room to be refurnished good breakfast xmas very cold to enjoy Istanbul but will return to this hotel without hesitation. some rooms to be refurbished love to come back other time of year. Family chaine with other hotel in same aerea very well placed near everything to see!!

Room Tip: rooms to be modernized as well as breakfast room but for the prize and area nothing to say. will be...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eivor a
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Farmingdale, New York
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80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

The hotel is a real gem!!! I emailed the manager several times before the trip and he was very accommodating. Our room had 2 doubles which was not ideal but it was in the newer section which is what I requested. The daily breakfast was decent but not spectacular. The location was PERFECT!!! It was a short walk to many sights which is what we wanted.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cszlaien
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Mosta
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

What can you say? Great in services, and value for money. I have been to this hotel more than once and it has become a family affair. I even had a family trip with all the family booked four rooms and had a blast.

Room Tip: Best rooms on top floors
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank K_Baldacchino
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Hotel accommodation is basic but very clean, and the breakfast provided was very good. It is conveniently positioned for all the sights in the old city.. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful., making for a most pleasant stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Laureen2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Location is fantastic. It is close to all main attractions. Rooms are basic but it is ok for city trip. Breakfast buffet is good. Staff is friendly and ready to help you. So i can recommend this hotel from heart.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deno20
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Coppell, Texas
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Wife and I stayed three nights at the Ilkay in late May 2014. It is on Hudavendigar street which is on the T-1 tram line. We had a room facing the street on the second floor. It is a great hotel and caters to tourists. After booking, we got a great welcome email from the owners providing a number of links to very helpful tourist sites on the web and a you tube video showing how to use the public transport in Istanbul. Room was well used but very clean and well maintained. The tram line outside was somewhat noisy if you leave the windows open, but it shuts down late at night. We had no trouble sleeping with the windows open. The rooms do have AC.

They have a breakfast buffet included which was very nice.

They also have a bar on the Ground floor where we ended up each night before heading off to bed.

Only half a block from the Tram stop at Gulhane, there is a small quikstop shop across the street where you can get snacks and bottled water. Numerous cafes around. Less than 5 to 10 minutes walking to any of the big sites in old town Istanbul.

Very happy with our choice and would stay there again.

Room Tip: Street view rooms are likely to have more noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MarlinRP
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ilkay 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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