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“beautiful view from the roof” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Gulsoy
Ranked #383 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful view from the roof”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Everything was working fine in the room with cleaning and new sheets etc . The breakfast was quite big with a lot of varieties regarding cheese . Coffee was so so ..The hotel has two pools one on the roof which I can recommend for the fantastic view over Istanbul. It is a mosque right outside the hotel one of the most beautiful I think in the town and if you get a room facing the street you will hear when it's prayer time . It did not disturbed us though. A small gym is also located in the hotel. All in all it's a nice place for a couple of nights ..a walk to the tram at laleli took about 5 minutes..

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kavala, Greece
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Grand Hotel Gulsoy for a couple of nights at August 2013. This place has excellent location, near the metro station, with many restaurants close by. The facilities of the hotel are also excellent and clean, the spa center and the roof pool definitely worth a visit. Great breakfast buffet also. Wi-Fi didn't work though and using the elevator was a very difficult thing to do. Overall, it's a great place to stay in Istambul.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

My husband and I spent several nights at this hotel during the 13 day Turkish Treasures tour. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. We liked the location which was within walking distance to the tram line, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar and several other main sites. Great shop for sweets next door and restaurants and other shops in this neighborhood.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Memere6
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Newcastle, Australia
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73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

Arrived after a long flight with a large group. Check in was a slow process however getting up to fifth floor was far slower as the lifts (three of them) fit only two people with bags at a time.
Some rooms had undergone renovations all bathrooms seemed to have been updated recently. The beds were a little on the harder side and the noise on lower levels could be heard from late in the night to early in the morning.
Breakfast is a European mix with cheeses, olives and cold meats galore.

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Seminole, Florida
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56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Stayed here for 2 days while in Istanbul...part of a tour..rooms were very nice an modern...nice size...clean...could not think of anything negative about the hotel. It is in a good area...able to walk to restaurants, shops, attractions. Staff were helpful...lots of staff hanging around in front of hotel..not sure what they were all doing though. We were all pleased with the accommodations. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cattiebee
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Well located a couple of blocks from the tram line (Lelelie stop) and easy walking distance to the Grand Bazaar and the rest of the old town tourist attractions. Right across from a mosque, so if you want a great view (but with the noise of call to prayers and daytime traffic) try to get a room on the street side 301 to 308, or 401 to 408. Quieter rooms on the side street - like 310 and above. The inside rooms are dismal. Leave your swim trunks at home - the rooftop pool is 'under renovation' and seems to be 'under renovation' for years. But you can go up to the roof and get some great vistas. Breakfasts are somewhat strange - philo pastry wrapped around a piece of baloney wrapped around a piece of wiener! Ech. But lots of dried fruit and yoghurt, etc. Lots of small, funky doner restaurants very close, to the right. If you go left out of the entrance, go to the first intersection, turn left again, and find a tiny convenience store on your left, up two steps off the sidewalk, run by a lovely gentleman. You will find beer and Raki, as well as soda and soft drinks, etc. Much nicer and cheaper than the store kitty corner to the hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Courtenay, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

This was the first and last stop on our 2 week tour of Turkey. The hotel is situated close to most of the major attractions in the old city. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar as well as the waterfront access to Bosphorus cruises are all within easy walking distance.
The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean. As with most Turkish rooms, top sheets are not included and the mattresses are somewhat firm. Free wifi is included.
The meal buffets are good with the usual selection of fresh cheeses, olives and vegetables prepared a hundred different ways. Don't pass up on the yogurt.
There is a large mosque directly across the street from the hotel and the final call to prayer is an eerie but sensational close to the day.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary E
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Property: Grand Hotel Gulsoy
Address: Sehzadebasi Cad. No:17 Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul 34134, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#195 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#257 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Gulsoy 4*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your home in Istanbul to relax which offers you a warm atmosphere to make your stay comfortable and feel yourself at home. Our aim is to create a warm atmosphere provided with modern facilities.Our reception is at your service 24 hrs a day! Take a look at our rooms! Or check out our facilities, like our indoor swimming pool, restaurants etc.. ... more   less 
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