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“Wonderful stay at Premist Hotel”
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Premist Hotel
Ranked #58 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Angelholm, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay at Premist Hotel”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel (in room number 2101, same building as the receiption) as a single post-cruise night.

We arrived at the Premist at around 8.30am, and we got prompt help with our bags and storage of them until our room was ready (between 1pm to 2pm). When we got back to the hotel at this time, the got our assigned room, helpful tips on a map of the surroundings and hotel and then help with the bags to the room.

The room, a bit on the small side, had lots of nice details, comfortable bed (which was on the softer side but very nice sleep quality for us), a very nice bathroom, water boiler with complementary coffee and tea (oh that apple tea) selections, and also a couple of bottles of water. And yes slippers was also included. :-)

The floor is a wooden covered floor, which was very comfortable, but think that you might cause disturbance to your hotel neighbors if you walk in hard heeled shoes.

The 2101 room is facing the main street, which during our stay was quite busy until at least midnight (since this is a route taken by most taxis and buses going to the old town).

Breakfast served was very nice, mostly continental style with a couple of hot items, cereal, 4-5 different sorts of bread, cheese and fruits and freshly squeezed orange juice and specialty coffee if you wish. You can either sit outside (weather permitting) or inside.

When leaving the hotel we got prompt help with bags and taxi service. :-) Felt really well looked after by the staff. :-)

And yes the hotel is very close to all things touristly, so once we are going back to Istanbul, we would definitely look up Premist again.

Room Tip: Please request for a room which perhaps is located to the rear of the hotel for a quieter room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear guest,

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

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

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

Wish to welcome you again.

Warm regards from Premist family.

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

My 2 friends and I stayed at the Premist for a 3 day "long" weekend break. The Hotel was lovely. Staff were very attentive and welcoming. Room was very clean and well maintained.
It was particularly great to have the delicious breakfast in the sunny courtyard of the hotel.
The location of the hotel is ideal as it is within walking distance of all of the main sights. I have been recommending staying at this hotel to all of my friends since returning to London.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear gust,

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

We are so pleased to read that 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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boulder, co
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed here last week for two 3-day stints (went to Capadocia in-between). Service was stellar and location was great. Rooms were a little small but certainly large enough for our needs. The breakfast is wonderful, and you can't beat the location--just a short walk to the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. The Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus are also easily reachable by foot.

Only one piece of advice--they will only cover the cab ride to/from the airport if you book direct. We booked through Expedia but didn't realize until we got there that it wasn't covered. Other than that, we would highly recommend the Premist.

Room Tip: Try for a room on an upper floor and you'll be less exposed to street noise, although it really...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your time to share your experiences about your accommodation at Premist.

We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Istanbul with us.

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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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Fabulous location, lovely decor, outstanding value, world class service. Great breakfast, and especially wonderful tea. The staff is incredibly helpful, especially Ferdi and Ms. Ezgi. I've stayed with them twice already, and would gladly stay with them again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Jodi,

We appreciate for your time taking to mention about your stay at Premist.

We are very pleased with your compliments and to know that you had a pleasant time with us.

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

Warm regards from Premist family.

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Everything perfect: the hotel is beautiful and well locatel, very clean, the staff is extremely kind and makes you feel like at home.
For sure I recommend this hotel and my wife and I will come back in our next visit to Istanbul.
What have impressed us most is how helpful the staff has been; great service for an hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Luca,

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

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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Victoria
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I only stayed here for one night and wish I'd stayed longer. Arriving at the Premist, the first thing I noticed was the location - across the street from the Topkapi palace walls and a 5 minute walk from both the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. Despite this, it was on a quiet street so noise was not an issue.

Upon arrival, I was treated to a cup of apple tea and an appetizer tray with a tasty quiche as well as some Turkish delight while checking in. The whole process was seamless and a nice relief after a week's traveling in far less comfort. The check-in agent, Ezgi Tasyapar, who seemed to be there the entire time, was brilliant and knew everything about the neighbouring attractions, from what form of payment they accepted to their hours to what to see when. A definite boost to a first-time visitor to Istanbul with a time crunch!

I paid the extra to stay in a deluxe room based on past reviews and this was well worth it. The bathroom was well-appointed - the shower was particularly good, with hot water and good pressure - and the bedroom was large and lavishly decorated. The only tricky bit was closing the heavy blinds to sleep, but after a couple of minutes of moving cables out of the way this was done. The bed was very comfortable and not too hard at all.

Overall, the hotel is very good, but the staff is what makes this a truly outstanding place to visit. The care and passion visible in their work - from saying hello to everyone to unsolicited offers of help - is rare and I was truly impressed by the Premist team. I will definitely stay here again (hopefully for more than one night) when next in Istanbul!

Room Tip: Spend the extra for the deluxe room. The extra space is well worth it, even as a solo traveler.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your precious time to put such an informative review on TripAdvisor.

We are grateful with your compliments and hearing that you satisfied with our services. That is the most motivating thing for us to know that our guests left from Istanbul with good memories.

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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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I searched very hard to find a hotel with character, in a great location, with good reviews at a reasonable prices (I bet I spend more time on TripAdvisor than the average Joe, I'm a researcher by nature). My search lead me to the Premist Hotel and I could not have been happier. The rooms are decorated in lovely colors with beautiful furniture and bedding. The staff went out of their way to do everything for us, including recommending a great carpet retailer who found us the perfect rug at what I believe was a very fair price. Breakfast was delicious and abundant as well as was the lovely tea in the afternoon. I just can't say enough about our stay. It was a pleasure to come home every evening. I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The triple room is a very good size, if you need two single beds or there, I'd suggest trying to...
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PremistHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear guest,

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

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

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

Wish to welcome you again.

Warm regards from Premist family.

Ezgi Taşyapar
Guest Relations Manager
guestrelations@premisthotels.com
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Property: Premist Hotel
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 #58 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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