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Hotel Peninsula
Ranked #271 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay in this hotel. Hotel Peninsula is in a very good location and close to all major attractions. The hotel staff were extremely helpfull and good humoured (especially Erhan and Zeki) and added positively to our overall experience of Istanbul.
Our room was very clean and the aircon worked well. The bathroom was a bit on the small side but more than adequate. We were on the top floor but note that the hotel does not have a lift so book on the lower floors if you dont want to climb stairs.
The roof terrace with its spectacular views of the Bosphorus and Blue Mosque was where a very generous well prepared breakfast was served.
I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Room on top floor bigger
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Central location in Sultanahmet. Rooms are cleaned. We stayed in the family room in the basement (fits four adults well). Rooms are clean and of reasonable size for four of us. Pleasant, helpful and professional staffs/breakfast on the open-air rooftop terrace, wifi in the room was all a bonus.

Room Tip: If you are a family of four, I highly reommend the family room in the basement.. Good value and you...
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

This hotel is in a great location!! 5 min walk to Sultunamet and Hagia Sofia, very walkable to many sights. Located on the sidestreet of a tourist-hotel-oriented area, walking down the street has every restaurant hawking your business. But then again, this seems to be the trend everywhere in Istanbul. The hotel is very clean & the ppl are very friendly. Feels like a family run place.

The breakfast is traditional Turkish style (All you can eat with cold cuts, olives, fresh eggs & huge loaves of warm bread. Fresh juices too) and the breakfast-host is super nice, making you fresh cups of Turkish coffee (must try!) or tea. From the terrace next to the breakfast room, you can see the Hagia Sofia. But it was cold when we went, so we stayed inside the bkft room which has heating.

The front desk guy is very helpful, helping us with our luggage up the steep stairs. Wifi works fine, altho stronger closer to the ground. Our room was cleaned daily and we have no complaints. Our window faces the back of the hotel (better view, see the sea) and we can hear the daily prayers of the mosques which were quite loud but you get used to it. Istanbul itself is a lovely city and staying here made it every convenient. Definitely recommend, considering it's location and cost.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin

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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We recently had two separate stays at the Hotel Peninsula, both totally enjoyable. Its location is prime, in historic Sultanahmet, within easy walking distance of all the major sites. Also easily accessible to the tram which takes you down to the harbor/ferries. Both rooms we stayed in - 301 and 401 - were quiet, roomy, spotlessly clean and had a bit of a water view. A better view is obtained from the rooftop terrace where breakfast (included) is served each morning. Great showers. Wi-fi okay in room 301, less so in 401 (we were told that the fourth floor router needed to be serviced, but this hadn't occurred by the time we left). Erhan, at reception, was friendly and helpful. Kept our bags for us between our stays, helped drag our bags up several flights of stairs (no elevator), etc. We would definitely stay here again if our travels once again bring us to Istanbul - and I hope they will!!

Room Tip: Rooms 301 and 401 are great - good size, comfortable beds, excellent showers and views (not huge, bu...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

This little hotel is in an excellent location.There is a car park which is secure and supervised. The staff is friendly. The breakfast is very good and served on a rooftop terrace with lovely views.Despite being in the hub of things the location is quiet at night. Our room and bathroom were very comfortable.The hotel represented good value.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin

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Reviewed 30 July 2012

The Hotel Peninsula is located in the Sultanahmet area of "old" Istanbul. It is a 6 - 7 minute walk to Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Cistern. The Tram is right there, too. The Grand Bazzare is about a 15 minute walk--no need for taxis.

The hotel is steps off the main drag on a side street, and we stayed in a ground floor room. The room is in the back (no street noise), and was ample size for two adults. Sparkly clean bathroom, and the air conditioning worked well. Comfortable bed, too.

Their roof "terrace" looks over the Bosphorus and is an ideal place to relax after touring with a cold Efes and enjoy the spectacular view. Breakfast was well done--totally Turkish (no American pancakes, etc.!) and delicious. Cold food cold, bread very fresh and warm, etc.

We, too, used the 20 euro pickup (per vehicle, not per person) from Ataturk airport and it was well worth the money after long flights from the USA via Frankfurt.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ground floor (remember that the first floor in European hotels is actually about 10 - 15 feet above...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

When we decided to go back to Istanbul for our 7 day long holliday, it was our second visit there and it was easy to also, again, chose Hotel Peninsula as our "Head Quarter" as our first visit had showed us what a good choise that is!
Erhan, whom was also there on our first visit, in the Reception, is always receptive, friendly and very, very helpful in all practical questions that can arise - always present and a great guy in all ways. The room we had booked and which was in the so called basement area, showed up to be a perfect choice - we couldn't ask for more! And again, on the first morning, going to the roof top to get our beakfast, it was a great relief to see that also Gürsel was still there, seeing to that the morning table was all perfect and fresh! Gürsel is a very friendly, warm and conciencious being who must be an asset to any place in the world!
We thank you for all and for doing yours to making our stay such a great experience - again!
The Hotel itself is, as is said by all reviewers on this page, located in a very fine place - central and yet in a little quiet street just off a more relatively buzy street with lots of late evening cafés and restuarants, carpet and ceramic dealers and such... And many, many highly interesting sites are withinn walking distance. Also the tram which can take one further away quickly and easily, is at close hand - go to the Spice Marked, the Galata Bridge and Tower, the Grand Bazaar, visit the truly great Moskés (with respect), jump on a ferry to the Asian part or to the Prince's Islands - its all very accessable from Hotel Penisula.
Istanbul is a melting pot of people, colours and tastes and cannot be digested too quikcly.
We thank you dearly for a wonderful week at your good Hotel - we will surely be back again whenever possible...
Warm regards
Nilli & Steen from Denmark

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sokak 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#107 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#145 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#152 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £25 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Peninsula in Istanbul. We are a small boutique hotel, nestled quietly at the end of leafy laneway. We are nestled amount this city’s great historical landmarks and you will instantly transport your mind heart upon arrival. When you go to buy your morning paper, you stroll past our 489 year old Turkish Hamam, tangled with vines and moss. This truly is an immersion into an oriental parallel, and we are pleased to be able to offer you warm, friendly accommodation during your journey here. The Peninsula has become a cultural institution over the years and we look forward (“wait with four eyes” in Turkish) to welcoming you to our extended family. ... more   less 
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