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“Warm and welcoming place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ahmet Efendi Evi

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Ahmet Efendi Evi
Ranked #50 of 1,029 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Zeist, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Warm and welcoming place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

The overwhelming welcoming feeling of this hotel is outstanding. Rooms are not big, but they are very clean and just the right size. Room had airco and a nice view on the Blue Mosque. The hotel is small and could be hard to find, but is situated on only a 3 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque.
The service of the owner makes this hotel extra special. Free WiFi and breakfast included.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Istanbul for a few days.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

This is a house hotel . When I arrived, I felt be cheat. The room is totally different with the picture showed in the web. The room looks like storage. The bathroom is ugly and small, you can only stand your two feet and the water did not come out normally. I found all the customers lived there have the same feeling.Besides, this hotel place is in a narrow and dangeous lane.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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88 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Stayed 4 nights and had 5star treatment. Everything was perfect especially Mehdi and Yousef who put themselves out for us. Nothing was too much trouble and gave us good advice for visits,shopping and restaurants. We even had a guided tour of the city by Mehdi . My daughters also had a wonderful hamman thanks to Mehdi's recommandation.
Yousef was so kind to us and always had time for a little chat. The hotel is delightful,with comfortable spotless rooms and the best bed I have ever slepped in.
Breakfast also excellent with Turkish specialities.
This hotel really made our trip to Istanbul and we came back with fond memories of lovely people
and a wonderful stay. Will definitely be back to your hotel.

Room Tip: We had no.8&7 which were perfect and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

We stayed here for three nights recently and found it through TripAdvisor. Like other reviewers, the location was paramount and this hotel is certainly in a great location. As we have never been to Istanbul before, and dont speak Turkish, the airport collection was a bonus! Yusuf and his team were extremely helpful and informative.

The tram is a great way of getting around to see the sites and Yusuf gave us a travel card which we could top up at kiosks around the city, very helpful!

A little niggle about the breakfast (boring and repetitive) and the WiFi - very poor in the bedroom. Otherwise, a very enjoyable stay. Istanbul is well worth a visit. People were very friendly.

The staff in the hotel go above and beyond and should be commended for their helpfulness!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Ahmet Efendi Evi is a great place to stay - we just stayed one night but I would certainly stay here again if I'm back in Istanbul. Its a small and quiet place so probably not ideal for party animals but great for families, couples, solo travelers and anyone with a flight to catch.
Its a little hard to find the first time around as its on a small street the far side of the railway line but its easy to remember the location and its very central, 5 minutes to Blue Mosque or Agia Sofia while still being slightly away from the main tourist drag.
We were given a family room instead of a twin room as they were booked up and it was great, spacious bright and spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was the usual Turkish standard but everything was very fresh and getting a filter coffee was nice for a change instead of cay or nescafe.
High recommended and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here and I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Istanbul. The hotel is charming, comfortable and in a perfect location. Mehdi and Yousef are such warm friendly people that you cannot help but feel at ease as soon as you enter the place. Rooms are charming, comfortable and immaculately clean. Breakfast is delicious.
In my opinion it's perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Deutschland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

We had a very good time at Ahmed Efendi Evi. Our double room was very comfortable and clean. The view onto the minarets of the Blue Mosque was an additional plus point.
The breakfast was a mixture of European (eggs, cereals and jams) and traditional Turkish food - bread, olives and sheep cheese - we liked and enjoyed it with tea or coffee (as you want it).
The kind and obliging host speaks English perfectly and helped us a lot in planning our day. To be recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ahmet Efendi Evi
Address: 23 Keresteci Hakki Sokak, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 1,029 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ahmet Efendi Evi 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AHMET EFENDI EVI IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF ISTANBUL, in what is known as the Cankurtaran area. This is one of the oldest Byzantine towns and is at the heart of the Sultanahmet area. We are located about 20m away from Akbiyik Mosque, which was established in 1453, making it one of the first mosques to be built after the conquest of Constantinople on May 29th 1453. ... more   less 
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