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“Welcoming Hotel with friendly Staff in Istanbul” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden House Istanbul

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Garden House Istanbul
Ranked #53 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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Brussels
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“Welcoming Hotel with friendly Staff in Istanbul”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

The location of this hotel is excellent. The garden is a big extra. The food in the restaurant is good, the breakfast excellent.
My friend and I booked 2 double rooms for single occupancy. For my friend I asked a smokers' room (still possible in Turkey). We were disappointed about our rooms. My friend's room was a non-smokers' room on the 4th floor (no lift, no balcony). My room was on the first floor but very small. Keep away from room 110! The room is next to the street and the conversation of the people in the street sounds like they are talking next to your bed, which of course they are. We stayed for 4 nights. I must admit that the manager offered me a bigger room for the last 2 nights, but I couldn't be bothered to move. My mistake of course. Room 110 is definitely not suited for 2 persons. There was no room for a chair, the bathroom was flooded every time I had a shower. The staff is very friendly, there are tea and coffee facilities in the rooms and you can have as much bottled water as you want.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

the garden house hotel is located within walking distance of the main touristic sites of SultanAhmed/Istanbul. we (family w a 6 y old kid) just stayed there for four nights during the recent trouble in Istanbul (of which one could not notice much in SultanAhmed, except that the lines for all tourist attractions were much shorter than anticipated). the hotel staff was very friendly throughout and made us feel welcome. We particularly enjoyed the garden, where we spent most of the time we were at the hotel during the daytime. I suspect not many hotels this close to the main attractions have such a nice and relaxing backyard haven. Complimentary drinking water and coffee/tea (24h) as well as afternoon cookies and cakes were nice additions.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Roma, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Istanbul is a city where the price of the hotels could be astonishing, so when you book a room you have to think what do you need and what do you want from the hotel. I found the rose garden incidentally but the choice was worthwhile. The location is great, walking distance from the hyppodrome, inside the old area of sultanhamet (which means that the hotel border some very old dirty houses) but with a taste of relax when you area in the hotel. This hotel doesn't have pool, gym or other amenities you can find in the five-four stars manions but they have hospitality and kindness, which is important too from my viewpoint. Great breakfast, rooms nice but a little bit too "heavy". Conclusions a place to remind next time in istanbul

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed 7 nights at this lovely boutique hotel. Selyuk at the front desk could not have been nicer. Helped us with all we needed. Breakfasts in the courtyard were some of the best we've had. We had the top level room looking out over the Bosphorous. Great time.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at this lovely hotel. The advice we were given on sights ,tours and restaurants enabledbusbto plan our stay and have time to relax
What a delight to return to the calm of the cool a garden after a busy day exploring the city.
As someone who spends a lot of time in corporate hotels, what a pleasure to see the personal touches and attention to detail in things such as free wifi,tea,coffee, water and those delicious biscuits. Breakfast superb and a great start to the day.
Our room was on the top floor with no lift so ask to be lower down if stairs are a problem. Excellent size, spotlessly clean and a great view of the nearby mosque.
Excellent location away from the crowds but close to all the major sites with an easy 10min walk.

Without doubt we will recommend this hotel to our friends .

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

We loved this little jewel of a boutique hotel, Ottoman house-style, nestled in a quiet street just 3 minutes walk away from the very beautiful Little Hagia Sophia mosque (not the main Hagia Sophia which is about 10 minutes walk). Our room was large, very good quality bed and solid furnishings, a marble turkish bath with shower and a decent A/C unit too which was really needed with outside temperature above 30 C ! The Buffet breakfast, in the garden, offered us a nice varied selection and provided a great quality start (fill-up) to the day, especially as there were so many queues at the museum fast food outlets.
Check-in, Check-Out and staff attentiveness during our trip was most courteous, respectful and professional, of special note is Mr. Bora at the Reception Desk and Ms.Nino in the Breakfast room but everyone was clearly part of the dynamic team which evidently makes this hotel work very well ! We would highly recommend this hotel to most travellers wanting a quality stay minutes away from Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace etc...

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

It was certainly a great start to our time in Turkey to arrive at this welcoming and comfortable hotel. The location was fantastic as it was close to many of the main tourist sites. It was lovely to relax in the common lounge area or the garden terrace after a busy day. Complementary tea, coffee, water and biscuits available in the lounge area was most appreciated. The hotel staff were very friendly, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable, clean and the bathroom was fine. A nice touch in the rooms was the complementary fruit bowl and small bottle of wine on arrival. The buffet breakfast included a good selection and the eating area was lovely. We would highly recommend this hotel and would certainly stay here if we returned to Istanbul.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Garden House Istanbul
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmetpasa Sokak No:11/13, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#24 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#37 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#40 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#53 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden House Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 19th-century Ottoman mansion offers luxury 4-star accommodation with personalised service and a beautiful courtyard, just a short walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Garden House enjoys a prime location in Istanbul's historical district of Sultanahmet. It has gained a popular reputation for its staff's outstanding service and great hospitality. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a complimentary fruit basket and mineral water. Guest rooms are well-presented and full of modern amenities, including plasma TV and free wireless internet access. Garden House's courtyard is surrounded by old walnut trees and offers a lovely place to relax with a drink. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from the al fresco restaurant. ... more   less 
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