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Garden House Istanbul
Ranked #44 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2013

I booked three nights in this hotel, hoping to save time and energy while visiting the touristic attractions of the old city of Istanbul. To my surprise, despite the near location, that we paid more efforts having to climb the small streets up and down to the attractions. You have to be ready for this. The bigger surprise to my wife and me, the only available room when we arrived at 2 pm was located at the fifth floor, the matter that was really shocking especially when you know that there is no elevators. So we considered moving out after the first night, but the hotel management found us another room in the first floor so we stayed the whole three nights that we planned for. Service was very good, food was reasonable and room space is ok according to European standard (bit smaller than American or Arabian Gulf standards). I recommend this hotel for people who really like to walk in tough ups and downs, and ready to use the stairs for your rooms even if at a higher floor.

Room Tip: 104, 204 are one of the good rooms
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The Rose (not many roses!) Garden House is a delightful hotel in Sultanahamet, very well placed for visiting the great sights of Istanbul. We stayed twice in September. Our first room on the first floor was very good- spacious and with everything necessary including very good a/c. When we returned and explained that my wife could not climb up to the 5th floor, we were upgraded (at no cost) to a wonderful spacious room on the 2nd floor which even had a Turkish bath. The staff were as helpful as it was possible to be and in the restaurant the serving staff charming and informative. The restaurant in the garden area is delightful- the superb breakfast rather better than the evening meals. It would be hard to find a better place to stay.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms seem much larger
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Julian1943
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Garden House. On a quiet street yet close to all the historic sites in Sultanahmet/ Metro. The staff was helpful and courteous. Our room was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brianne0311
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Great location in Sultanahmet.
Our room was at the top of the hotel on the 4th floor up some steep winding stairs- ok for us as we are young.
Since we were at the top the ceiling was vaulted and low in some areas.
Clean, comfortable beds.

Bathroom was fine except there was just a glass wall between the bathroom and the rest of the room so you'd better be ok with seeing your roommate use the facilities in full view! (This is likely not for all rooms because I don't see it mentioned anywhere else).
My favourite thing about this place was the breakfast. AMAZING. Traditional turkish food like hummus, wrapped vine leaves, smoked eggplant, roasted red pepper, tons of nice fresh fruit including whole figs, made-to order omelettes, hardboiled eggs, and other yummy things. Everyone should eat like this every day. So filling yet healthy.
Sometimes they serve it inside, and sometimes in the garden. The garden is nicer.

I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If you are old or low mobility don't get the rooms at the top up the steep staircase.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Arrived late at night bu sexyt Ramazan gave us great service and cooked superb food
. this level of service continued In the morning from a lovely young woman from Georgia called Nino. All in all a hotel I would stay in again small rooms but well appointed and all the staff were really good

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This hotel is well furnished and centrally located. That can be said of a lot of hotels in Istanbul. What makes this different? The service. The staff make you feel as if you are the only guest. They will go out of their way to ensure that your stay is perfect. The big hotel chains should send their staff to this hotel for lessons on how to treat customers. One staff member in particular Selcuk was incredibly helpful to us. He organized our tours and provided invaluable advice. This hotel has a well deserved high rating. You cannot go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The rooms are quite tight, but everything worked and both the front desk and bar/restaurant service was excellent. The hotel is in a quiet location in the Sultanahmet area, about a 20 minute walk from the main tourist attractions. The hotel also has suites which I am told are lovely, but ddi not see one.
The yourg man, Ugur, who worked the bar and restaurant in the evening deserves special recognition. He was friendly and polite and helped us with everything we asked for.
The included morning breakfast was very good and plentiful. The front desk efficiently arranged transportation for us whenever we needed it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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
#23 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#30 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#42 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#46 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £26 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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