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“Fantastic food , service and ambience”
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Lady Diana Hotel
Ranked #456 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 2 November 2013

I visited this beautiful restaurant and had the nicest meal ever. The service was excellent and the staff amazing . I really enjoyed the top quality food at a great price . I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone...

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Visited this hotel for 4 nights in October. Fantastic location, so close to some of the best of Istanbul's attractions, and within very easy reach of a mass of restaurants. The rooftop seating area offers breathtaking views. The room was small, but comfortable, however, the bathroom was in much need of an upgrade, with dampness on tiles and ceiling.
The breakfast was excellent, really good range of food, and plenty of it. The restaurant staff were also very helpful and friendly. Not so, for the reception staff,however, who were pretty offhand.
The hotel manager made regular rounds, and listened if you had any query.
The hotel is shutting this winter for a major refurb, and if it is as good as they say, we would certainly go here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This hotel is located very close to the major attractions like the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. In fact one can see both from the restaurant on the top floor - the view from here are superb. Speaking of their restaurant , their breakfast spread was awesome and food very good. The hotel is close to tramlines - hardly 100metres. Rooms are smaller than they appear in the pictures.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

This is currently a 3 star standard hotel with room rates of 4 star accommodation! We have been at this hotel many many times over the past 3 years. We kept going back because of the location, view from the restaurant, the lovely breakfast and the fantastic service provided at the restaurant by friendly and courteous staff. They are helpful in every way and i give them more than 5 stars. The HR manager near reception area is a nice man. However, the reception staff, 2 in particular, are rude, arrogant and very unhelpful! Instead of greeting you, they turn away as you walk downstairs and pretend to look busy. They constantly try to sell tours. The wait to be taken to the rooms is always atleast 1 hour. One time we waited 4 hours, although booked in advance and confirmed by the reservation manager that we could be shown to the rooms without any waiting.

The rooms have varied. Some have uncomfortable beds, some are very smelly, bathroom can be mouldy, the showers are very old and very small. Some have a whizzing noise from a motor ?air conditioning motor.

We gladly took the plunge and gave up on the hotel. We stayed at a small nearby hotel and had our meals at Lady Diana Hotel restaurant to enjoy the views. Yes you can do that.There are many better hotels in the area at similar or better pricing and much better hospitality and rooms! Ultimately you want a hotel thats clean, comfortable and inviting. This one gets 1 tick out of 3...thats being generous.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for 4 nights in early October. The hotel is ideally situated a short walk to the Blue Mosque, then the Hippodrome, Aija Sofia and the Topkapi Palace; also good, reasonably priced restaurants plus shops and ATMs etc. The room, although not large, was clean with a shower and the bed clean and comfortable. The view from the roof top restaurant is breathtaking and the breakfast offers a good and plentiful choice.. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful, friendly and courteous - all of the Reception Desk staff spoke good English and they could not have been more helpful; overall it was a most enjoyable stay. It was excellent value.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Within walking distance to all sights, grand bazaar , sultans palace, ect. Services personal roof top breakfast overlooking the river. Good pre-cruise hotel with roof top bar overlooking the city. Local drink Raki tastes like licorice .

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

This hotel has a wonderful location, and if you are lucky, your room will have views to take your breath away. I was upgraded to a deluxe corner room which was still compact, but very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and the small bar was cozy with a very friendly barman. Breakfast was standard Turkish fare on the rooftop restaurant with fabulous views. I would definitely stay here again, but would ensure that I get a room with a view.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Greg W
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Additional Information about Lady Diana Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Terzihane Sok. No:9 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#230 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#307 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £29 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lady Diana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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