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“Antique bedding budget hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Antique Hotel
Ranked #723 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Antique bedding budget hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Situated behind the Blue Mosque, this hotel is perfectly situated for tourism. The staff are generally helpful, but lacking in English. Problem is that they take the "Antique" too far. The towels were old and threadbare, the bedding was non-existant. We had a sheet and a thin bed spread. The water pressure was intermittent. We had to rinse ... turn shower off to build pressure while soaping up ... turn on and hope for sufficient water to rinse.

There are many hotels in the area - I would avoid this one.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sonicCT
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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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Riga, Latvia
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights so I have smth to share. WiFi was not available in the room, only on reception, so I spent my evenings there. Breakfast is too poor, and no one add products to the breakfast table, girl just sitting close and doesn't try to help. Tea is over, no cheese or vegetables, almost empty table, but she is sitting and looking how 6 persons fighting for 1 egg.
Other personal is very helpful and friendly (thank you, Ahsen and Faruh), room was cleaned everyday, location is perfect... so no other problems except I mentioned before.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kushko
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I haven't stayed in a hostel and shared a dorm for years and I was expecting the worst. But this place exceeds all expectations: you can't get any more central than this, it's in the centre of the old town; the staff are really friendly without being fawning; the mattresses are of very nigh quality and I slept like a log; and the upstairs terrace/breakfast room has incredible views of the Bosphorous. Next door is the Four Seasons Hotel which costs about 100 times more -- and if you want to show off how wealthy you are just ask the carpet salesmen where is the Four Seasons and they will treat you like royalty.

Room Tip: "Don't be afraid of sharing a room -- it was a lot better than I was expecting"
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wolfemurray
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London
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

For travelers on tight budget, it doesn't get better than Antique Hostel. This lovely dated building has all the amenities that you look for in a budget accommodation. Clean, spacious, comfortable and stone's throw away from Sultan Ahmet mosque and Hagia Sofia. What else and more can one ask for?
They have a great guy named Younus (he is getting married soon to a Turkish rockstar), he wil look after you and all your need. I wish him all the best.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank makhdoom115
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katmandu
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141 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

The Hotel Antique is small,homely,warm.
the rooms are not big,but confortable and cosy.
the manager is always ready to help with informations,a chat,a suggestion for your dayly program.
the best part is the breackfast on the roof,with fresh cakes and a real turckish style delightful atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank giovannac547
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

You could not ask for a better location. What better way to start or end your day by walking the Hippodrome and passing the Blue Mosque while taking in the visual splendor of the Hagia Sophia. The place is not fancy, but provides a good sleep. The people themselves could not have been more friendly or welcoming. It really did feel pleasant and comfortable coming and going, and for the price, I'm not sure it can be beat. The wi-fi was spotty in the room, but the lobby computer was available at all times. Quiet location, not much traffic in this particular area. Generally a great value.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KennethGChicago
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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Positive: nice and friendly people, perfect location, good breakfast, clean, very good value for little money
Negative: near to minarets, small room and very small bathroom (but clean and ok for that price)

A very good and friendly address on a perfect location in the beautiful city of Istanbul

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christine D
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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 #723 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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