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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #97 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Value for money!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Location is amazing, very central and easy access with tram everywhere!
Buffet breakfast had a great selection plus a person who makes eggs to your request!
Rooms are smaller, but they tell you that before you book as you are in the old part of town.
Service-they treat you with kindness, respect as you are their friend. Nothing is too hard for them. Honestly would reccommend to family and friends! :)

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Hotel advantages
- location
- location
- location

I don't think there is nothing more you can add maybe that the staff is very friendly (but like in the most of the hotels)

Hotel disadvantages
- noisy (you can hear your neighbors and everything they do)
- tiny rooms
- "crazy" elevator
- basic breakfast (choice is ok ish, quality is questionable)

Room Tip: Don't have any tips for the rooms all of them are small and noisy!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week long trip to Istanbul thanks in large part to the Sapphire hotel. It is situated in the old city and is relatively small as compared to the hotel chains but it is charming, clean, the staff are friendly and breakfast is excellent. The rooms are fairly small but certainly adequate. Being in the old city is a huge advantage since you are in walking distance to all the sights. It is also close to the tram which can take you over to the more modern part of Istanbul. There are also lots of restaurants in the immediate area that were terrific and inexpensive.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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45 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The location is great for visiting Istanbul for first time, with most of the touristic objectives in walking distance.
The personnel was helpful and kind and the services were more than good.
The breakfast combined wonderfully local and European foods.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My fiance and I had an excellent 4 night stay at the Hotel Sapphire. It is relatively easy to find if you are arriving in the area via tram. The local shop and restaurant owners are very kind and can help point you in the right direction if you're lost. The hotel is very clean and situated in a perfect location with respect to major historic and cultural sites. The staff is superb! After 11 hours of travel, it was really touching to have such a warm welcome. They told us what we should see in the area, cheaper places to eat outside the tourist zone and how to get around. This was our first hotel we stayed at in Turkey and we enjoyed it very much!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

3 night stay with family on holiday.
For a tourist class hotel, this place was great. Perfectly located for the sights. Remarkable breakfast, very friendly staff, and even a pool. Rooms clean. good ( and new) beds. Good bathroom - even free stuff !Price was good and they even arranged a couple of transfers for us. MUCH better than we had anticipated. Sourced through through Tripadvisor,so absolutely delighted to recommend to other readers

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

A quaint, honest hotel with exceptionally kind staff. This was one of my favourite hotels of all time...and I have stayed at 4 Seasons, Le Sport, etc....The location is superb...always felt safe.. The rooms were clean;spotless. Shower was fabulous. Breakfast was incredible, and I am a vegetarian and gluten free...lots of choices. Hotel Sapphire with the location, staff, amazing vibe was definitely a big part of an amazing Istanbul experience!

Room Tip: I believe all rooms are good:)
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Sapphire

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