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“Worst experience in Istanbul”
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Alaturka Hotel
Ranked #417 of 1,078 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Tried this restuarant after being persuaded by the guy at the entrance who told a good story , but all lies . The food is poor , the view is average and the prices high . There are far better restaurants in Istanbul for food and views . If you are looking for a rooftop experience then book ahead at Pasazade , you will not be disappointed with the food or prices

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Very nice location, affordable price, lovely top roof restaurant with sea view plus sea view at the rooms! Staff are very friendly and cooperative. Never hesitate to help. I will definitely come back to Alaturka.
Sima

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms with sea views, it worth it
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Have not stayed at hotel, but tried the restaurant twice. Somewhat puzzled what happened to the negative reviewers. The food was great and the wine excellent. The service impeccable. Of course it is expensive, with that view, what do you expect? But the view and the food give excellent value for money. First time we drank wine and had a light meal - fried calamari which was excellent. It tempted for return and the grilled seabass was lovely. As usual in Istanbul, you get best value for money if everyone shares a large fish.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

This is a review of resturant. Fish was good. View excellent of both mosque and Sofia. You can also see the sea. Waiter suggested the value of the tip !

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

We took my mother-in-law to Istanbul last week, her first foreign trip since a stroke three years ago left her confined to a wheelchair. Starting with the initial email responses to our questions about access, the staff was incredibly kind and considerate. Sukron, who puts out the large buffet breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Sea of Marmara, was hugging and being hugged by my mother-in-law after three days, despite having no common language. Celil and his colleagues at the front desk raced to the front door to help us in and out of taxis whenever we appeared. The location, just below Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, was excellent, the views from the terrace splendid, the rooms clean and comfortable. One of the best hotel experiences I've ever had.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

We were cheates too in this restaurant - the same trick...(see story of sea brasse).
Nice view BUT all the rest very poor AND they tried all the credit cards you bring with you, but no card works...
Prices are absolutely unacceptable = fish for 5 people (very small portion) for 320 (!!!) Lira, simple red wine for 69 Lira and so on...
So never go there, you would be very unhappy.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

I haven't stayed in this hotel but I've tried their restaurant. The only advantage of it is an amazing view on the Marmara sea. But the restaurant is overpriced: high price for absolutly ordinary food. The service is also not good: they included in the bill water and bread, that they served, though I haden't asked for it and haden't even touched it! Yes, it's not much - only 2 lira, but what a shame for such a restaurant - even in the cheap buffe they offer it to the customers complimentary.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:3 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #417 of 1,078 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: £28 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alaturka Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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