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“A simple B&B” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Antique Hotel
Ranked #722 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Amsterdam
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A simple B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

If you are looking for a clean place to sleep and easy access to the tourist areas,
I will highly recommend this place.
The owner is friendly, helpful and speak excellent English.
Although the night staff doenst speak much English, he is still extremely helpful and nice!
Breakfast on the terrace on the top level has a nice view of the mamara sea. Breakfast is also prepared by a very friendly nice cheerful lady. She even baked a cake and offered it to the guests!

On the down side, it is abit old and run down. if you can go pass the asethetics, this is defintely a place to stay. For this B&B, it's the charm and friendliness that shine throughout.
If this place undergoes a face lift and refurbishment, I would dare say it will be hard to get a room there!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LeslieNL
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Farmingdale, New York
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Nice hotel. Clean. Close to all major attractions. I had to move rooms all three nights when I stayed there which was lousy. If you have to buy water at the hotel, be prepared to pay 3x the amount. Breakfast was decent here. Tea was always overcooked.

Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Thank AllieRu
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Herefordshire
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76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

My daughter and I stayed at the Antique Hotel over Christmas. Mustafa and his brother in law who run the little hotel were kind, friendly, well informed and hospitable. The place was very good value for money, clean and warm, and the breakfasts were substantial. The hotel is just metres away from the Blue Mosque and other attractions and to get to other places the nearby Tramway is great. We will have to return in summer when the hotel terrace is open, and we will have time to do justice to the amazing city that is Istanbul.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kaluvesu
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Bristol, VT
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

The budget minded traveler will be happy with the Antique Hotel. The modest rooms are clean, warm and welcoming. The substantial breakfast buffet on the enclosed rooftop deck is a wonderful way to start the day. -- The location is convenient and it is possible to walk to many of Istanbul's interesting sites. -- Enis and other staff members are extremely helpful and will do all that they can to make sure your trip to Istanbul is all that you want it to be. They will also help you plan the next step in your travels around Turkey. We began our adventure at the Antique Hotel and returned at the end of our visit to Turkey. It felt like returning home....

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank travelsistertoo
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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We were four women traveling to Istanbul for the first time. We were looking for budget travel and found it in the Antique Hotel. But we also found a friendly and helpful staff and a wonderful homemade breakfast each day. Enis Ektar was a great guy and very willing to help with reservations and travel plans. The rooms were a bit "tired" and small but the price was right. We had clean sheets and towels and the location was fantastic. We traveled throughout Turkey for two weeks and we returned at the end of the trip to the Antique Hotel again. We felt "at home". Enis greeted us and asked if we needed anything for our next 2 days. He made reservations for the "Whirling Dervishes" and we sat in the front row! Thanks Enis.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank thaitravelsisters
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deutschland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

This small hotel is located in the most touristic area just a few meters from the blue mosc, hagia sofia and other interesting sightseeing spots, the owner was so helpful an patient to give us a lot of information. i think he is highly trustful an always objective with his recomendations. i strongly recomend him and his team.
Another positive thing was that our room was cleaned every day and we had floor heating! which was very nice, espeacially for such a good price :25 euros for two people including breakfast)
but: there were some things that we engoyed less. first of all the rooms are mini!!! you can hardly put your bag somewhere, between there was maybe just a distance of 50 cm!! but i also heard that in istanbul the room are often like this and sometimes you pay much more and also get a really small room. i think the room was not bigger than 10 m².
the bathroom was not really comfortable. there was no courtain so after taking the shower everything was wet and the shower was fossil and the toilet bowl was also not the newest and therefor it had some brown sediments...
but if you just pay 5 € more 8actually we wanted to chage the room but in the end we were to lazy to pack everything etc) you get a room with air condition, heating, and a more or less new bathroom (where you can close the shower) which i think is worth it.
the breakfast in my opinion is a desaster. you don't get normal coffee but only nescafe with milk powder (sometimes they have normal milk). we went there at 9.30 (it is supposed to be served untill 10) and so many times nothing fresh was left. there iss butter, marmelade, cream cheese and some strage but tasty turkish spreads, sometimes there are tomatos, cheese and eggs, but mostly they was nothing of it left when we came. no fresh fruit, no fresh drink, only some coloured and very sweet "juices".
in the end i really liked the hotel, because of the peolpe. i was happy to meet eniz (the owner) who invited us for coffe and tea when we came back late after the whole day of walking threw the cold. he offered me to bring us to the airport because he had to bring his sister there.
i really would love to stay there the next time i go to istanbul because i think if you go to the 30 € room you get a lot for that small money. the only thing is that maybe next time i don't want to stay in sultanahmet (the touristic center of istanbul) becuase it i very nice and interesting at day time, but at night it is completely dead! maybe i prefere to go somewhere where there is some more street/nightlife and go to the touristic places at daytime and take the tram or whatevere. also in sultanahmet everything is touristic!!! all the restaurants, everything! that means that it is very expensive and you will not find nice coffes (after the breakfast with horrible nescafe i couldn't find a nice place for my first good coffee, which was not absurdly expensive), bars etc.
still thank you eniz for the good time. and see you next time i visit istanbul!
ah, i forgot: the beds are VERY comfortable. and the terrace has a nice view!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Marie S
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Located in Sultanahmet, in the heart of Istanbul, l'Hotel Antique is a small hotel with big capacities. The staff is very helpfull with anything a traveller may nead, directions, places to eat, visits, or do something, transportations, shuttle to airport or else, etc. It is also a great place to meet interresting travellers who have similars interests. Breakfasts, serve on the terrasse on the roof, are copious and very good and the view on the Blue Mosquée on one side and the Marmara sea on the other side fills the imagination. Enis, the sympatic owner, is a valuable "personne ressource" in Istanbul!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Marc177
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Property: Antique Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Ogul Sok. No:17, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #722 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Antique Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the Antique Hotel Istanbul which serves since June, 1989. Centrally located in Sultanahmet, The Antique hotel is a traditional family run property situated in the historical centre of Istanbul. Hotel Antique makes visitors feel more like a home. Accommodations are available for the short and long term stays for international travelers. The Antique is one of the most unique and definitely best BB hotel in the Sultanahmet district, offering friendly budget accommodations. ... more   less 
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