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Hotel Centrum Istanbul
Ranked #418 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Orofino, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Centrum is within walking distance of many major attractions and is close to the tram too.
Their breakfast is excellent with fresh fruit. There's a great view from the breakfast room too. The air conditioning came in handy.

Room Tip: My room overlooked the street but shutting the window blocked the noise.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were very unimpressed. Very small dark room and very unhelpful disinterested reception staff. Very disappointing as most of the other Turkish people we've met couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast room has a good view though.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Del Mar, CA
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This hotel is well located -- and lacking for most everything else. Not sure how it has 3 stars. Front desk staff not helpful. Getting directions is out of the question. (Take a cab was first response -- seriously! it was walking distance.) WiFi intermittent in lobby, definitely not in rooms. Room is small, smoke-smelling, poorly lit. Overall dreary feeling. You'll definitely hear outside noises. I was truly miserable, and would absolutely not recommend this hotel.

I moved to a hotel around the corner (so same area/location)...for just a bit more. Outstanding service, no smoke, great wifi, amazing concierge, comfy sheets, soundproofing windows, WiFi in room, breakfast and appetizers. Look around -- better options are available.

Room Tip: stay elsewhere.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The location of this hotel is awesome as it is close to the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Cistern, Sophia and tram with many restaurants, shops, money exchanges, banks etc right outside.
Unfortunately the location is quite noisy with the combination of loud noise from outside (restaurants, construction site), inadequate (no blockout) curtains, uncomfortable beds and pillows resulting in sleepless nights. Rooms are also incredibly small with stupid layouts; if you sat on the toilet you had to pull your knees up or they'd be in the shower!
The breakfast was ok mainly because the view from the terrace in the mornings was absolutely lovely. Stayed at another hotel in the area that was much cheaper and found it to be much better value.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Convenient location walking distance to most sites in Istanbul. Also close to 2 tram stops to help get around. The room was clean and spacious enough but it is an old hotel so it is in need of a bit of an update.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

To start, the hotel has an amazing location in the middle of historical area (near Topkapi, Ayasofia, Sultanahmet Mosque). It is also walking distance from the Metro Station. In addition to that, there are a lot of nice restaurants around + a mini market for your daily needs.

The hotel has very small entrance with a stair where you need to carry your luggage up upon check in (as most of the time, there is no one to help you with this). The lobby is small as well and has only the reception and a small sitting area. The only one elevator is one of the most smallest elevators ever, it can fit hardly three people.

Extraordinary small rooms where you can hardly walk or put your luggage. Although I have asked for A king size bed, however I end up with a two twin beds. The room has a view of the next building construction which is very noisy if you decide to stay at the hotel during the day.

Housekeeping is poor. Not very professional in cleaning.

Breakfast is also poor, not much items and poor refilling service. Four days with same items.

In general, I wouldn't recommend this hotel. You can get better quality in the same area with less price.

Room Tip: Avoid room 406. Call the hotel directly to get better rates over the phone.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Toronto
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed at the Centrum for six nights on the front and back ends of a tour of eastern Turkey. It's very central and handy for all the main attractions, and just a block from the tram line. There are lots of good restaurants just steps from the front door. I found it a little noisy at night with the buzz from the restaurants and cafes in the streets below but not oppressively loud. You may want to pack some earplugs if you're a light sleeper. They have an excellent breakfast on the top floor which has very nice views of the city - both Turkish and Western breakfast choices are supplied -and the staff are very attentive. Overall the service was very good and front desk was very helpful - for example I had to get an airport shuttle at 3:00 AM and the night duty manager went and made me a cup of tea while I waited. It's a good hotel. I would stay there again...with my earplugs.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Centrum Istanbul
Address: Hobyar Mah. Ibni Kemal Cad. No 28 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #418 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrum Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within walking distance of the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, this hotel is close to Topkapi Palace and welcomes guests looking to experience genuine Turkish hospitality. Featuring all the characteristics of a 19th-century building, Hotel Centrum Istanbul includes 49 spacious guest rooms. Marvel at panoramic views of the hotel’s historic surroundings while dining in the restaurant or have a cold drink at the bar. All guest rooms are decorated with classic furnishings and equipped with a minibar and satellite TV. Order in room service and make use of free wireless internet. While you relax in style, the attentive reception staff can arrange an airport transfer or meeting for you. After a long day of sightseeing, Hotel Centrum offers the possibility to make use of its wellness facilities. Pay a visit to the sauna or opt for relaxation in the traditional hammam. Professional massages are also possible upon request. ... more   less 
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