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“Great B&B in Sultanahmet”
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Ahmet Efendi Evi
Ranked #48 of 1,067 Istanbul B&B and Inns
California
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11 reviews
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“Great B&B in Sultanahmet”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stayed in this B&B for 5 nights this past May and were extremely happy with our selection. Reasonably priced, very clean, quiet, safe and, importantly, only minutes from main tourists sites in Sultanahmet. Our room was spacious (bedroom and a living room) and very comfortable. The breakfasts were great and we were impressed by the helpful and courteous staff. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Close enough to main sites and in a quiet area. Rooms are small and an extra three inches on the shower curtain could have solved some flooding. The common area also doubles as reception and breakfast. We have been travelling in turkey and Romania for 3 weeks and may not have been ready for Istanbul prices but I could not help think with a little more effort we could have found better value for money. Breakfast offerings well below par. All up everything was reasonable without being memorable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

First of all I want to thank Yusuf for his warm welcome and excellent service during our stay at the end of mai.

(Only negative point:) before arrival I sent an email with some questions about transportation to the hotel and about the rooms. I got a long email back but only with commercial answers, not really helpfull.
Upon arrival I learned this email came from the owner, a bit disappointing in my opinion, that he could not give me the same information by mail as Yusuf gave me upon arrival. Would have saved me some money and time!

Besides this little thing everything was great. Both owners are very nice (though a way to 'commercial' for me, prefered Yusuf's recommendations). Breakfast is nicely presented and for the price really good. The rooms were cleaned every day (wow!) and big enough! Maybe they could do something about the pressure and temperature of the water in the morning?

Would recommend this hotel to everybody without a doubt!

And again a big big thanx to Yusuf from the three girls from Switserland/Holland/France ;)!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed here 4 nights in the beginning in August, and another 4 nights in the end of august. It is a small boutique hotel which we absolutely recommend. Clean and lovely airconditioned rooms, quiet street only minutes from the blue mosk, and above all a superb service from Yusuf!
We had a marvelous time and advise this hotel to anyone.
Ania and Harry

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This place is so handy to every tourist attraction in Istanbul, that it makes a very convenient and inexpensive option. We liked that it is someone's home, and the rooms, while small, are more than adequate. You're not going to be spending much time in your room anyway, given the multitude of things to do in Istanbul.
We found Josef particularly helpful and informative - simple advice like getting an IstanbulKart to get around the tram and metro system - all easy to follow.
Breakfast was more than adequate and no matter what time we arrived home, Josef was always there with a warm welcome and a smile. A particular kindness was a complimentary taxi back to the airport at 5am the day of our departure - totally unexpected.
One thing to note - morning prayer rings out at 0345 - every morning and as you're so near to the Blue Mosque, you're bound to hear it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our stay in Istanbul was made perfect by our experience with this hotel. The staff is great, incredibly kind and they will help you with every and anything. Rooms are more than ok, and breakfast is delicious.
Please stay in this hotel when visiting Istanbul!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

The room was clean and looked nice, but wasn't anything special (apart from the fact it didn't have that distinct hotelroom smell). What makes this guesthouse so great is the staff and the location!

The lobby is an open kitchen/living room, where the staff is always in for a small chat and they give you great advice on what to visit, where to eat and how to travel around in Istanbul. We got to know them by their first names and they really give excellent tips and took their time in helping us.

Also, the location of the hotel is perfect. It's a three minute walk from the square where you'll find the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofia, which is the tourist heart of the SultanAhmet district. Pretty much all tourist attractions and nice dinner places are at a walking distance. The hotel itself is not located in a crowded area, which is a good thing in my opinion.

One sidenote is that the Wifi reception in the rooms is bad (but great in the lobby and you can use their computer at will). But who wants to spend their time on the internet anyway, if you have so much of Istanbul to discover.

  • Stayed June 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 #48 of 1,067 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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