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Hotel Peninsula
Ranked #224 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
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Paphos, Cyprus
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Lovely small, no frills hotel in a great location. Good for solo female traveller as 24 hour reception and surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Handy for public transport and easy walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar etc
Everywhere in the hotel was clean and my room was serviced daily. The best shower ever - great water pressure and hot! Varied and tasty breakfast is served on the roof terrace. A bit of a hike up there and no lift, so might be a challenge to anyone with mobility issues.

One quibble......I had booked just one week in advance but on arrival was told that my room was not available and I was being "upgraded" in the hotel across the road for one night, and then could move to the room I had booked. I wasn't prepared to do this, and had to be fairly insistent about it before I was offered a family room in the basement for the entirety of my stay. The hotel personnel seemed puzzled that I would find moving rooms after 1 night inconvenient. However the room I was given was very comfortable and not at all dark considering the position. Despite a tricky start, the staff were very pleasant and helpful throughout my stay - especially Zeki!

Room Tip: I could hear the call to prayer from my room (as mentioned in other reviews) but in Istanbul you'...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Great location in Sultanhamet old town area, 5 min stroll to blue mosque and Ayasofia. Basic hotel but everything you need including a large, powerful, hot shower- much needed when we were there as it was freezing.
Point to note is this hotel is situated right next to a mosque, so you will most likely get woken up early with the first call to prayer.
Breakfast here is good, and enough variety to full us up for our day. Freshly baked cakes was a highlight.
Staff here are also helpful if you don't know what to do or where to go to eat etc

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

was staying here last year, booked this hotel based on the review in trip advisor, and its exactly like what its all been reviewed, great location, just few steps from the topkapi palace and more steps to hagia sophia and blue mosque, arranged for pick up service and it was come on time without hassle, the breakfast even the same variaties every day, but really like the hot yoghurt, cant find it anywhere else, the receptionist was great, really helpfull with our itineraries. Overall really great stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Stayed in a couple of different places in this area and this one resulted in the best combination of value and location. Most small hotels in the area and in the same price range ( 30-40Euros/Dbl offseason) offered the same amenities and services, but we simply liked this one the best. Nice breakfast, great terrace views, friendly staff, wifi worked great. Our room was a bit larger than usual and had nice large windows with a nice view down to the quiet street below. Hotel is central to many main sites ( Blue Mosque, Topaki Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar) and 5 min walk to public tram line.
Highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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Arvada, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2013

My husband and I traveled to Turkey with friends for our 15 year wedding anniversary. We chose the Hotel Peninsula because of its location on the European side which was so close to so many wonderful things to see AND its very affordable price. The hotel room was clean and simple and had everything you need, including free wifi in the rooms. The view on the top balcony was stunning as it overlooked the water. We loved sitting there every morning drinking coffee and planning what we would do that day in the beautiful city of Istanbul. The staff was so helpful and kind and any recommendation we needed was quickly given whether it be a restaurant, directions, tour, or travel company. The hotel (as mentioned) picks up from the airport which was so helpful considering we had never traveled in the country before. We hope to visit again!

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor and had very little noise from other guests. And it overlooked a neighborh...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Nice place to stay in Instanbul. Central to Topkapi palace, Hagia Sophia, Blaue Moschee and Grand Basar. Tram Station to Galata Bridge and Beyoglu (Taksim place) about 10 min walk away. Around the hotel several Restaurants and bars. Breakfast was fine and the view from terrace wonderful. Very friendly people all around.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

A great location, well-priced, cosy , clean and comfortable. Stayed here with my little 7 year old and the staff were so friendly they even carried her to bed when jet lag got the better of her at dinner!! A lovely buffet breakfast up on the roof terrace :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our Hotel and Istanbul. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel. Best Regards
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Additional Information about Hotel Peninsula

Property: Hotel Peninsula
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:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#108 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#146 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#152 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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