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“A special stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orka Royal Hotel
Ranked #241 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
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“A special stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

The location is perfect when you want to visit the highlights. You can visit almost every highlight by foot, or use the tram nearby.

When we arrived there seem to be some issues with our room, but the hotel solved this problem so professional and good, that I decided to write a review.
I'm from the Netherlands and the hotel has a dutch speaking host, who was a formidable host they entire stay.

The view by the pool on the rooftop is amazing! Also are the rooms very clean.
We also visited the new bar called 'Rocketbar' a couple times, which I can highly recommend to get a cocktail or to have dinner.

The combination of the good price, rooms and the friendly service makes this hotel worth to book!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Laura T
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Zeynep B, Ön Büro Müdürü at Orka Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Our Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor.We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.

We are always honoured to welcome you back soon again at Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Nice and modern hotel. Friendly staff. Central location and close to the topkapi palace, ayasofya, blue mosque and Grand Bazaar. Good accessibility via the Sirekeci train/tram station and the eminonu boats. The hotel is clean and comfortable. I would recommend it to all!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ilhansen
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Zeynep B, Ön Büro Müdürü at Orka Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Our Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor.We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.

We are always honoured to welcome you back soon again at Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a week and it was fantastic. There are two swimming pools, one on the top floor with great views and the second one on ground floor with sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and Turkish hammam. I have stayed in other hotels in Istanbul and this is my favourite one. The staff is wonderful, I almost remember everyone’s name: Zainab, Macnun, Mustafa, Ebru, Tugba, Mehtap, Gulsah, Mehtab and the other guy from the bar whose name I’ve forgotten (I am sorry). The staff are very hospitable and they help you with anything. Mustafa even helped me with my packing which was my main problem as I bought a lot of things. Some of the staff speak good English. The breakfast was great and plentiful and the hotel is very clean. While I was there, I had such great time that I stayed for another 3 nights. Most importantly, this hotel is in a very good location and close to everywhere. It is very close to the station, the Grand Bazar, Topkapi museum and Taksim. The tram stop is just a minute walk. You can take the tram to Kabatas and take a boat from there to Kinali Ada, Burgaz Ada or Buiukada. The hotel is also cheaper then other hotels in the area. I will defiantly be going back in September.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank FrancescoJeff
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Zeynep B, Ön Büro Müdürü at Orka Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Our Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor.We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.

We are always honoured to welcome you back soon again at Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul.
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Utrecht
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

the location and the hotel was perfect. From the start the employee in the hotel helped you good ! one guy named Berathan he helped with our bags and he was very friendly and helpfull! The room was very good. nice bathroom, good beds. Breakfast was delicious! The simmingpool was olso very nice and its beautiful there. the location was so good you can walk from the hotel to the hagia sofia, sultan ahmet and topkapi paleis. i had a very good time there ! <3

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EvadL
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Zeynep B, Ön Büro Müdürü at Orka Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Our Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor.We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We are always honoured to welcome you back soon again at Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul.
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Germantown, Maryland
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48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Okra was centrally located and more than suited my wife and my needs. The staff was very helpful and arranged our taxis, and helped with our scheduled tours. The view from the room was what was to be expected, we were in the part of town that we wanted to be.. where there were shops and we were with in walking distances for whatever. The pool was a real treat and the breakfast was also great.. I would return in a heartbeat .. thank you OKRA.

Room Tip: dont hestitat.. just book it! Our corner room with a better view.. well, we were not there fo...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nicholas m
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Zeynep B, Ön Büro Müdürü at Orka Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Our Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor.We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We are always honoured to welcome you back soon again at Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

The hotel is located in good position near the train station and near interested historical places.
We stayed there with family, The staff were rude,and grumpy. The girl at the reception distasteful,unfriendly her name was yesim and act as if you are disturbing her lives if you ask a question.
The view from your Windows was not great, from our window we have the view of construction site, with works going beyond midnight. There was no Air conditioning and you cannot open the window. rooms are pretty small, there wasn't enough space to put our luggage out, had to put it on the table.

Room Tip: The rooms on the higher floors
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank jordy f
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. Location is great. Close to most of the sightseeing spots in Istanbul. Rooms are clean, but I was unlucky to get a room at the corner with a view on a not-so-nice building. A/C noise from outside can be disturbing at night (probably unlucky to get the corner room). Breakfast is so-so, but free of charge. Staff tried to charge us extra for minibar consumption at the check-out. Pls check properly before you accuse your guests. After a lil discussion, no problem anymore. Interesting fact. Hotel wants to charge you in case you bring your own food and drinks to the rooms (Decision of the Hotel Management and a sign next to the reception). And please get your wifi fixed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ulas B
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ORKA ROYAL H, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Orka Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2015
Dear Valued Guest,
We really appreciate your feedback about your stay at Orka Royal Hotel in Istanbul. We are more than happy if we have a little role in your memorable stay in our splendid city.
Hoping to host you soon in our hotel again.
Best wishes from Orka Royal Hotel Team
Özgür Richards
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Property: Orka Royal Hotel
Address: Hoca Pasa Mah. Nobethane Cad. No 10 | Behind the Sirkeci Station, Istanbul 34113, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#88 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#174 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#209 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#228 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Orka Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul is well located in the heart of old city, Sirkeci. Walking distance to all historical places in Sultanahmet area. The hotel is easy to reach on foot from the train station, also near all business and Shopping centers. Topkapi Palace's Gulhane Park is very close for nice walk or a jog in the garden. The high standard of this first-class hotel (4 stars) is apparent in each of the 105 comfortably furnished rooms. All delightfully designed, each with private bathroom (jacuzzi, bathtub or shower) and including LCD screen TV, satellite TV channels, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, laptop size safebox, hairdryer and free wireless internet access. You can also reserve non-smoking rooms in this hotel (subject to availability). The hotel provides free Internet access in your room or via a wireless connection in public areas. The friendly team on reception are ready to cater for your every need, whatever the hour, also will provide you with more information for the city. The Royal Wellness Center facilities include fitness, massage rooms, Turkish bath, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, cure and solarium. Treat yourself to a meal in the hotel restaurant, pausing for refreshment from the bar. The hotel has its own bistro providing light snacks. Topkapi Conference Hall and Galata Meeting Rooms are ideal for hosting meeting or banqueting from 10 to 380 guests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Orsep Royal Istanbul
Hotel Orsep Royal

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