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Premist Hotel
Ranked #92 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed for four nights at the back end of April and would definitely stay here again should we revisit Istanbul.

The location of the hotel is fantastic with Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque and the Istanbul Archaeology Musem all within a ten minute walk. It really can't be overstated quite frankly as we stayed in Galata upon our return from Cyprus and whilst the hotel was nice, the location isn't that great and you spend your time wishing you were back in Sultanahmet.

At the end of a long day wandering around Istanbul the location of the hotel becomes even better with the ability to eat away from the real hassle, hustle and bustle of the touristy area around the Basilica Cistern as the hotel is based at the end of the Akbıyık Caddesi which has a great selection of restaurants, bars and nargile (hookah) lounges on a single street.

The staff at the hotel were fantastic, Ramazes deserves a special mention for his welcome upon arrival, offering of a drink or two and an orientation session to give us the rough outline of where we were and how long it'd take for us to get to the places.

The breakfast was functional for us as we only required some fruit and a coffee and the room was cleaned exceptionally well. The only downside, i think as mentioned by others, is that the room we stayed in had no plug sockets near the bed or bedside table with a lamp on it for convenience but ultimately that won't stop us staying here again and is a real minor negative.

Well worth the money on all fronts, quite simply very very good and is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cptscarlett78
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear guest,

We appreciate your time to put such an informative review on TripAdvisor.

We know our negative sites and trying to fix them to give better service to our guests.Thank you for pointing them.

We are so glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us at all.

It would be our honor to welcome you again as Premist family.

Best regards,

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

My stay at the Premist was very enjoyable. The goal of the staff is to make you feel at home and relaxed. They had a very personal touch while at the same time being very professional. They took great care of me and I enjoyed my visit to Istanbul tremendously. It was a unique experience for me. The staff assisted me with getting around Istanbul, finding good restaurants, getting cabs, solving parking problems, staying safe in Istanbul, using public transportation, finding specific museums and sites and helping me to practice my limited Turkish language skills. The room was very comfortable and the air conditioning system was excellent. Premist Otel çok güzel ve personel harika. Çok yararlı. Çok teşekkür ederim. Special thanks to Oğlum Şenol.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Mike F
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Merhaba Mike!,

Thank you for taking your precious time to mention us on TripAdvisor.

We are grateful to meet you and to be able to provide you a memorable stay. That is the most motivating thing for us to know you left from Istanbul with good memories.

Hope the have the pleasure of welcoming you again.

Warm regards from Oğlum Şenol and all the members of our family.

Görüşürüz,

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Location is great to walk to all the Old Town attractions such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. The hotel staff were very welcoming/helpful.

Upon arrival they offered us welcome drinks and a introduction to the hotel/services and provided map with places to eat/attractions and the best way. Their information was invaluable!! Premist provides to their guest a open buffet breakfast every morning with excellent service.

Overall, we really appreciated the outstanding service! We had a great time, and there's no doubt in my mind we would return to this hotel when we return to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Victoriaedgecliff
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear Victoria,

Thank you for your kind compliments which motivate us to keep working with the same passion and dedication.

We are so pleased to read how you enjoyed your stay here in with us.

We would be very grateful if we could have a chance to welcome you again.

Warm regards from Premist family.

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Located near all the historical sites, this hotel gave us a really enjoyable experience. We stayed there for four nights and felt satisfied with everything. Especially the staff there, they are so friendly and always willing to answer all the questions we had. They really helped us a lot!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank chiaen916
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear Chiaen,

We appreciate for your time to share your experiences on TripAdvisor.

It is the most motivating thing for us to know that our guests enjoyed their time in Istanbul with us.

We would always be pleased to welcome you again.

Best wishes from Premist family.

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The staff at this hotel was wonderful. We stayed with my family to enjoy the Taksim area and this was the best decision.
Breakfast is fantastic. Rooms are small but very clean and decorated in Turkish mode. The staff had a cake for my sisters b day on 5/19. Such a nice touch. Tea time at 5 pm was timely and fantastic. I will definitely go back again.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Baharak M
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear Baharak,

We appreciate you for taking the time of reviewing your impressions at Premist.

We are very pleased to hear that you and your daughter left from Istanbul with good memories.

We are trying our best to take care of our guests sensitively.

Hope to see you again.

Warm regards from Premist family.

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Premist Hotel is ideally located for tourists visiting Istanbul for the first time. Our room was relatively small, and up two flights of stairs - but it was clean and well-decorated. Good breakfast and afternoon tea each day, and very helpful staff completed the package.

Premist Hotel is located within easy walking distance or a tram-ride of the major attractions in Istanbul, with a street full of café/restaurants two minutes away. The nearby bazaar includes a café/restaurant - complete with Whirling Dervish dancer! The food was good too, so we ate there twice!

We would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tonymo999
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear Tony,

Thank you for your time to share your impressions about Premist.

It is most motivating thing for us to know that you collected good memories from Istanbul.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you here again on your next visits.

Best wishes and regards,

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed two nights this week at the Premist Hotel in Istanbul. This is a great little boutique hotel near to the major attractions in Sultanahmet. It sits very close to the entrance to the Topkapi Palace (3-4 minute walk), and is an excellent location for the key sites in the area (Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Bacillica Cistern, etc.). In fact, I think it is the best side of Sultanahmet to stay in because you avoid the dense traffic NW of the key sites, are on the right side of the Topkapi Palace, and are close to the side of Sultanahmet for access to-and-from the airport. The service was terrific (even for Turkey where the service is generally quite friendly), and the hotel is clean and comfortable. If you don't need a full service hotel, this is an excellent choice.

Positives: 1) Location, 2) cleanliness, 3) helpful and friendly staff, 4) comfortable beds, 5) nicely appointed rooms with Molten Brown toiletries in the bathroom, 6) great air conditioning, and 7) a reasonably nice and varied breakfast (there is an outdoor courtyard if the weather is nice, though the breakfast room is in the basement. The staff will cook you a fresh omelette, made to order, if you would like.). 8) Free Wi-Fi worked great.

Negatives: 1) The rooms, including bathrooms, are quite small which is common in Sultanahmet. Unless you spend quite a bit more, or step down in quality, this is expected in the area. 2). There is no elevator and it is a three story property. The staff will move your bags up and down the stairs, so it is not a major issue if you are willing (and able!) to walk up the stairs. We were up two flights of stairs, and found it to be just fine. 3). There are 2 or 3 small buildings, so you may need to briefly exit your building to get to the breakfast room (not an issue for us a little fresh air on the way to breakfast was nice!). 4). This is not a full service or business hotel. The reception was available all hours, but amenities like restaurants, bar, gym, spa, etc. are not available.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would certainly return here when in Istanbul. If you are visiting to mainly see the sites, and have a comfortable bed to come back to each night, this is an excellent choice. Check your needs, and if they align well with this hotel, I would not hesitate to book it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank David P
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Dear David,

We appreciate your time to put such an informative review on TripAdvisor.

We know our negative sites but we are not allowed by government to change many things because of having an historical building.

We are so glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us at all.

It would be our honor to welcome you again as Premist family.

Best regards,

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com

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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Ishakpasa Cad.No.12 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #92 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £25 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Premist Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premist Hotel is a new boutique hotel located in the heart of Istanbul's oldest district, offers you to travel in time with just a five minutes walk to 6th-century St. Sophia, the 15th-century Topkapi Palace and the 17th-century Blue Mosque. ... more   less 
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