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“Charming and perfectly positioned!”
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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #91 of 1,181 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We just loved everything about this hotel. It had such character and everything about it reminded us we were in Turkey. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was more than sufficient and the rooms were most comfortable. This hotel is ideally positioned and almost all of your sightseeing can be done by foot. The hotel is surrounded by plenty of lovely restaurants and many shopping opportunities. A great win!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Was here with my wife and hotel is really located within 5 min walk of all must see attractions in istanbul. Rooms are clean and bed are very good but rooms are not very big. Breakfadt is nice and if you care for a dip in the pool or sauna it is possible but in basement location.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Hotel is located in the center of old city with walking distance of all major landmarks. Since Istanbul is very big city, the location is crucial for sightseeing. Staff is very friendly and ready to help. They can arrange you shuttle bus to and from the airport. Rooms are small but very clean. It is excellent value for money hotel. WiFi connection was excellent. Breakfast includes variety of food, but it is located in the basement :) Don't expect much from the spa.

Room Tip: Six floor has a sea view, but close your windows by night since Istanbul is very noisy city.
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

What a find! We could not have been happier with the location. Our room on the sixth floor overlooked the Bosphorus. The sun shone every morning!!! Yeah!!! We were close enough to even hear prayers being called at the nearby mosque morning and night. Other rooms were bigger but we paid the lower price for the smaller twin room but the bathroom was of a good size so no complaints. The breakfast is served on the lower ground floor and choice is plentiful. Across the road is a selection of restaurants which complete for your patronage. Around the corner is a commercial laundry which was desperately needed by me. All clothing came back clean and fresh!! We walked everywhere but trully appreciated the free pick up at ataturk International airport. Would recommend if you want to stay in europe but you want to dine in Asia as it is close to the ferry terminal. We aught the tram / train back to the airport for 6 turkish lira each!! A short walk to the tram stop!

Room Tip: Ask for a higher level room with water views
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Charming hotel located in an area that is closed off to traffic. A bit difficult for taxi drivers to find because they can't pull up in front of the hotel. However, it is a short walk from the street to hotel front. There you are greeted and your bags carried into the hotel for you. We checked in with the front desk, we were quickly ushered to comfortable couches and served tea. The front desk clerk sat with us and helped plan our stay. We were only staying in Istanbul for 3 days and we had a list of must see's. He helped put our itinerary together and it worked out perfect! The restaurants around the hotel were fabulous. We would definately stay here again.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very nice hotel in the historic centre of Istanbul, Sapphire is ideally situated at walking distance from some of the main touristic attractions such as saint Sophia or the Topkapi palace. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They for example nicely arranged for a shuttle back to the airport at a quite reasonable price.
The streets around the hotel offer a large variety of restaurants. Amongst them, don't miss the Pasazade (just in front) serving affordable and excellent Ottoman cuisine. Another must go in the neighborhood: the Hodjapasha dance theather and its fascinating whirling Dervishes.
On the downside: a very poor wifi connection.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Dom1705
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Stayed 3 nights with Travelsphere group. Excellent central location about 10 mins walk from Topkapi palace etc in the one direction and the same to the Golden Horn and Galatay bridge in the other. Rooms smart, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a very good choice. Staff friendly and helpful. Plenty of restaurants in the area.

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Additional Information about Hotel Sapphire

Address: Ibn-i Kemal Cad. No:14 D:16 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#47 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#50 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#61 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#69 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#99 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £29 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sapphire 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Sapphire Hotel Istanbul

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