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Tashkonak Hotel
Ranked #86 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Varna, Bulgaria
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42 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We loved staying here! Our rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was very courteous and helpful in answering all our questions, and there was a wonderful variety to choose from at breakfast. It's a 5 to 10 minute walk from all of the most popular sites to see and from public transportation to venture out further. Istanbul was beautiful in the winter with a layer of snow on everything. We met many other guests who were repeat customers and we will do the same!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed there for 5 days. Stuff are helpful! Good location and wonderful breakfast! If we back to Istanbul, we want to be there again!

  • Stayed February 2012
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5 Thank Evelynchi
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Highly recommended. In a great location, just minutes away from the blue mosque and hagia sofia (which is in the heart of the city). The staff were extremely friendly, had great recommendations and were always willing to answer any questions (very knowladgable).

The complimentary breakfast is the best I've ever had, with a mix of local and international foods (all home made). The maids did an excellent job; the room and bathroom were thoroughly cleaned daily.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank lucas a
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

What an excellent find - I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. My husband and I stayed for five nights in January 2012 and couldn't have been happier with the experience. Our room was gorgeous, and expertly cleaned every day. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the heater kept us nice and toasty. The hotel itself is tucked down a tiny side street, and it's very quiet at night.

Breakfast is included, and what a feast! There was something for everyone, mostly homemade, and all the Turkish black tea you could drink. Plus, the view from the breakfast cafe is unparalleled, and was a wonderful start to our mornings. We met many people from all over the world each morning, and there was a definite sense of community among the patrons.

You're within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia museum, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi palace, and the Spice Bazaar is only about a 15-20 minute walk away. I also highly recommend you take the tiny ferry to Eyup (ask the staff where to find the ferry building as it's a bit hidden away) for only 2TL per person - a lovely little town practically devoid of tourists.

But the real treasure of this hotel is the staff. We became fast friends with almost all of the front-desk folks, the woman who cleaned our room and the women who run the breakfast cafe. They were always more than happy to help us find a point of interest, suggest a local place to eat (try Doy Doy - delicious!) and help us with our lamentable Turkish.

It was like coming home every evening, and for a couple of travelers who've been on the move for almost six months we were so incredibly grateful for that feeling.

Thank you, staff of the Tashkonak Hotel, for everything, and for making us feel like part of your family - even for our brief stay. We look forward to returning with a bigger Turkish vocabulary, and hopefully without our snow shoes!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank PastryNinja
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Irvine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

My family of four had a wonderful stay for a week at Tashkonak Hotel in a family suite overlooking the Marmara Sea. It felt like home - i.e. like living in a nice apartment. The staff was friendly and very helpful in providing guidance on tourist spots to visit and arranging for our tours. This hotel had the best breakfast selection with a vast array of breads, jams, egg specialties, and typical Turkish relishes. The view from the restaurant of Marmara Sea was spectacular, as we enjoyed breakfast! Overall, this cosy hotel is in a great central location near the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, and Topkapi Palace and close to good restaurants, shops, travel agents and public transportation. We walked to many tourist attractions and hopped on the tram to visit other places further away. The atmosphere, scenery and people made this a wonderful family experience for us.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Ishtiaq V
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Ferrara, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Nice hotel in sultanhamet. Very kind staff, clean rooms, central position, good price, great breakfast and beautiful view from upside.
Fabrizio

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Fa S
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

A little off the beaten track down a side street, yet within a five minute walk of Istanbul's top sights, we found this to be a perfect retreat. Ahmet and Imir on reception were real gentlemen and the staff on the breakfast buffet were attentive and polite. Plus you get a super view of the Sea of Marmara, with the shipping waiting to go through the Bosphorus. See other reviews for the excellence of the breakfast, my personal recommendation would be the home made marmalade - scrumptious!

We visited in chilly January and were always glad to get back from our day's explorations to a cosy warm room.

If, like us, you are on a budget there are two or three inexpensive but friendly restaurants close by for evening meals. By all means go to the sights, but take time too to go downhill to see a little of native Istanbul - the Armenian Church in Kumkapi was one of our most unusual discoveries.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Roger H
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Property: Tashkonak Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Tomurcuk Sok. No. 5 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#19 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#56 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tashkonak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tashkonak Hotel is located in Sultanahmet - Old City. Our hotel 5/10 minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. Tashkonak has tastefully restored 33 guestrooms with contemporary decor in rich colours, hardwood floors and wooden Ottoman-style furniture. There are 2 Sea view Suite room on top floor with panoramic view and accessible terrace balcony. All rooms equipped with satellite LCD television, Air Conditioner with self controller, High speed free wireless Internet access (Free WI-FI), Safe Box, central heating, direct-dial telephones and minibar, Wardrobe, Towels, Bed Linen, Slippers. Bathrooms include showers, 24 hour hot water, hair dryers and local toiletries such as shampoo & soap. The hotel serve free buffet breakfast in the covered hotel garden on lobby floor from 07:30 to 10:30. ... more   less 
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