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Megara Palace Hotel
Ranked #219 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 March 2014

The hotel was very clean and in a great location close to a number of tourist sites such as the Blue Mosque and the Ayasofya. The view from the terrace is fantastic, especially when it is sunny or at night and this terrace is a lovely place to enjoy the authentic, wide-ranging breakfast. The room was a fine size as we did not spend much time in there, however the room was also very warm. The staff were all very friendly, welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

terrific location in the heart of the historical Istanbul, cozy and warm environment
nice breakfast buffet with perfect view from the roof
so friendly and helpful staff
really enjoyed my stay, felt like home :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The Megara Palace Hotel is conveniently located within 2 blocks of Topkapi Palace, the Archeological Museum, Aya Sophia, the Blue Mosque the Basilica Cisterns and so much more. It features a penthouse dining room balcony with a view of the Bosphorus that's intoxicating day or night. The staff is hospitable and responsive and liberally shares their intimate knowledge of the city, its people, the sites and its historical, cross-cultural significance. The rooms are beautifully appointed, well tended and reasonably priced. The highlight for me was my interaction with the hotel's owner Aydin Ildem. He's an erudite, cosmopolitan, down-to-earth guy with a generous expansive spirit that permeates the hotel. I highly recommend the hotel and its staff.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

A very nice hotel in a great location though the rooms, as in most hotels in Istanbul are small. Walking distance to all the sites. Decent breakfast and Mehmet is a great host. His manager Ali is a bit more stiff, but liaise with Mehmet and you will get all the help you need. Lovely view of the Bosphorous from the higher floors and breakfast room. The only issue is that the hotel is at the bottom of a small hill so you have a 100 mtr uphill climb to reach the sites. Not an issue if you are not completely unfit, but might be a little tiring for senior people. One point, when coming to Istanbul, lower your expectations of hotel quality and service in these "touristy" areas. The hotels may be rated 3 or 4 star, but they are not when compared to European and Asian standards. they are very basic, small rooms and basic service. The rating thus should be viewed bearing this in mind that it is relative to other hotels in the area. Thus, elsewhere I would have rated this hotel as Average and Star Holiday as Poor, but they got nudged up due to the relative hotels inn the area.

Room Tip: Ensure you ask for a room on the higher floors with AC. The ground floor rooms are definitely POOR...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

The hotel is really nice and cozy. I found the following advantages: 1) perfect location for sightseeing 2) rooms on the fourth floor have their own balcony with great view (recommended :)) 3) a kettle, tea and coffee in the room 4) very friendly service. We enjoyed our New Year week there very much!

Room Tip: Rooms on the fourth floor have individual balconies with a table and armchairs and great view.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Megara Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of the historical Istanbul - a stone's throw away from the main attractions such as Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace and the Basilika Cistern. From the roof terrace where the breakfast is served and where you can have a dinner there is a stunning view over the Marmara Sea. Also, we had a nice view towards the old city walls with a glimpse of the sea from our room. However, the area is very touristic and you will get tired of everyone wanting to sell you something. The best restaurants and authentic bars are located elsewhere, mostly in Beyoğlu.

The hotel staff was helpful, the rooms were decent and clean, and the breakfast was OK. We had some problems with the WIFI not working at times but that was apparently not the fault of the hotel.

In short, with this price and in this area, Megara Palace Hotel is a good bargain.

Room Tip: Ask a room with a view towards the sea.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

My whife and i stayed from 20 to 24.12.Everything was really great!Location is great,close to main attractions.Hotel is very nice and was clean.We are wery greateful too reception (two gentelmen) and mister Mazlum.-Ivan &Ina

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Additional Information about Megara Palace Hotel

Address: Ishakpasa Cad. 8, Istanbul 34140, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#146 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#162 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £28 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Megara Palace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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