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“Great Location - Small Rooms”
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Hotel Mina
Ranked #284 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed at this hotel last Spring - the view from the sea view room showed the back of a mosque and construction from a building below. The "sea view" was over the top of some somewhat dilapidated buildings - one where the roof was in complete disrepair. The interior of the room was "neat" however the moldings were cracked and broken in many places and the bathroom though "modern" in appearance appeared to have been renovated with poor quality materials. The light in the hallway leading to the elevator was broken so the hall was always dark. The restaurant on the top floor was good and the breakfast was fine. If you can overlook the small rooms and minor flaws, the hotel is in a perfect location within a short walk to all the main sites in Istanbul. Wifi is very spotty.....We tried the room service and it was fine......

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Great location - minutes walk from The Blue Mosque, Haj Sofia, Topkapi, Bazaars, etc. The staff were wonderful, our airport pickup was on time and friendly. The rooms are quite small but very clean and you are not spending much time in the room as you are out all day from dawn till dusk visiting the many wonderful sights of Istanbul.

Breakfast is great and the views from the restaurant and bar are simply stunning!!

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Very nice, clean hotel in the middle of things in the old city. The room was small but adequate and provided a good value. The location was convenient to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the train line. The breakfast room had a wonderful panoramic view of the Bosporis and the attractions.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

This hotel was our home for more than 7 days while we were in Istanbul for a family wedding. The location to historic Sultanhamet is perfect. The only reason I didn't give it an 'Excellent' is that the rooms were small and definately not ADA compliant. There is an elevator and the shower was easy to get into but since I am 'handicapped' the stairs entering the hotel and the two flights of stairs going up to the restaurant were always a challenge. We had a room overlooking the Marmara Sea that was great and it did take a few nights to get used to the 11:30pm and 5:30am 'call to prayer' but if you get a room on the front side, that isn't a problem. We chose to keep the view and get used to the 'call'. Another thing we learned about is the key situation. You will never get more than one key to the room because the key controls the electricity. When you leave, you take the key out of the slot in the wall and all electricity is cut so you can't charge your electronics or keep the air conditioning running. What a wonderful 'green' situation! The desk clerks were able to communicate somewhat in English and the food and view from the rooftop was very, very good. The free morning breakfast was the best we had at any of the hotels we stayed in.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

The Mina Hotel is located at very short wal from Grand Bazzar and is near almost all touristic attractions in the Sultanhamet, Istanbul. The reception is friendly and it has a very nice 6th floor restaurant witha terrace, from where nice shots from Blue Mosque are possible. The food is ok and the attendants make you feel like home.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

No complaints. Rooms were nice and they had awesome pillows. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were modern with a nice bathroom. The hotel is on a quiet street so you can get a good nights sleep. Just a few minutes walk to anything in the old city. Wifi worked but was sometimes slow. Price was a little high but I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Great location but hotel is tired. Its close to all of the main attractions and restaurants in the old town. Walking distance to all of them and the tram to the new city. It would help if the staff were friendly or at least made an effort to be. Extensive breakfast offering.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel Mina

Address: Piyer Loti Cad. Dostluk Yurdu Sok. No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#199 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £45 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mina 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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