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“Talk about a panoramic restaurant!”
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Seres Old City
Ranked #375 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Talk about a panoramic restaurant!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The location of the Seres is perfect for visiting the old city and for taking Bosphorus and Princes Islands cruises. The tram takes you everywhere. The hotel itself is on the modest side but staff are friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

A good breakfast on the terrace with a Bosphorous view, nice rooms, a very good lobby with nice tables, chairs and lights, just five minutes walk to Blue Mosque, Topkapı Museum, Hagia Sophia, Great Bazaar and Spice Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı), Boat Tour in Eminönü / Galata Bridge by the sea, it is in the middle of everywhere... helpful and kind hotel personnel, and a very clean hotel... One of the best hotels in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Arnhem
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Seres hotel is a nice hotel if you don't expect extra's like spa's etc. Most important, nice rooms, good breakfast in the topfloor restaurant with a stunning view on the Bosporus. All the importnant things to see like the Blue Mosk, Hagia Sophia, the underground cisterns, the Great Bazar and Spice bazar and of course the Galata bridge are on walking distance. And even the tramstop is in front of the hotel. If you prefer a taxi, the lobby will call one for you. For 8 euro's they bring you to Taksim Square.
The hotelpersonell are very helpfull in finding your way in this great City.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Nørhå
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Beuatiful and very nice hotel. Very clean. Nice atmosphere - a bit like fairytale. The hotel made breakfast for us at 5 in the morning. A very bit and good buffet - only for the us 8 guests. Had a beautiful view from my room. The restaurant in on top with a splendid view to all sides :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This hotel is very centrally situated in Istanbul, within walking distance of the Spice Market, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, Justinian cisterns, and archaeology museum.
Our room was spacious and comfortable (but I understand that some rooms can be quite small). The roof-top restaurant has excellent views over the city. The food was average but OK. Friendly staff. Would recommend.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights before a cruise. It is a lovely small hotel in a great location, being only 10 mintues walk to the old town. The tram also runs past the hotel. Staff were very helpful. Rooms are a medium size, clean and with airconditioning. The rooftop restaurant has the most amazing views over the bay, you could sit there all day and look at the view. The breakfast has a wide selection to choose from. There is some street noise and tram noise but we found it didn't keep us awake at night.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

The Seres hotel is a short walk from Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace. It has quite an unassuming frontage but there is a wonderful terrace restaurant room at the top of the building with a view over most of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. The rooms were quite spacious, the shower quite strong but with an irritating curtain that didn't prevent the bathroom floor from being soaked. However, the staff were very helpful, the meals were good- table service although we were on a group tour, and interesting dishes every night. The breakfast is plentiful if odd, (chips on offer one day) but there is lots of choice. A good base from which to visit Istanbul

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Seres Old City
Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No: 25 | Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34420, Turkey (Formerly Seres Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet , Sirkeci
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #375 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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Hotel Class:3 star — Seres Old City 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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