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Asmali Hotel
Ranked #896 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 28 June 2014

i enjoyed every bit of it! I liked the rooms, they were quite big, more than i expected(it's a very small hotel). great view from the rooftop, extremely nice. the staff were very nice and helpful. great location. the bad thing is that they don't have an elevator. it is a small hotel, but it's hard to carry your luggage.

Room Tip: double twin rooms
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

From the moment the smell of BO hits you in 'reception' knew this was not going to be a great stay. Room like a cell. Breakfast ok ish but having stayed at similarly priced hotels in the city this was by far the worst. Walls very thin, uncomfortable beds, no in room coffee/tea making facilities. Questionable cleanliness. AVOID

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed for 4 nights and i enjoyed every bit of it! I like the rooms and I was given a deluxe room, quite huge than i expected. I had the view of Sultanahmet mosque from my room and on the rooftop you can see the marmara sea.

However, there is not enough staff to help you with your luggage when you check-in. you have to carry your bags all the way to your room and climb on a narrow and steep stair,

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank HRHLeo
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

GOOD HOSTEL, AN ACCEPTABLE BUDGET B&B AND DEFINITELY NOT A HOTEL!!!

Where do I start. I spent a week with my husband. The hotel was booked using my airmails with a reputable airline and I assumed I am getting a decent HOTEL.
This is not a HOTEL. The description here is hugely misleading and is not the truth. There is no restaurant/bar!!! There is what looks like works canteen where you get a breakfast. The tables are covered with glass so that tablecloths do not need to be washed at all. Despite that the cloths looked like they were chewed by a dog - never seen an iron! The chairs old and the whole room looked poor. The place is also for fit and those that do not mind climbing the stairs in darkness. The staircase is narrow and dark, the lights installed are movement sensors based and positioned to reduce the number of lights. As a result when you are coming down the stairs you are in darkness - I slipped twice having missed a step which I could not see.

The carpet has not been washed since it was put down - in places it looked grey or blackish. The "hotel" is manned by a male who I suppose is meant to be a manager/receptionist. The men sit their whole shift, only leaving the desk to smoke by the door. They never leave the desk to check the place, check the customers etc. On day three we left the room for breakfast to find water standing on the carpet. We told the "manager" who , looking completely, uninterested nodded. At lunchtime the area in front of our room looked like a building site. A quick botched job and by 5pm they were gone LEAVING the BAGS WITH RUBBISH BEHIND. THOSE BAGS WITH RUBBISH WERE LEFT STANDING THERE AND ARE PROBABLY STILL THERE OUTSIDE THE ROOM., THE FLOR WAS NEVER CLEANED AFTER THAT AND LEFT COVERED WITH CONCRETE ETC.

Cleanliness - WE STAYED THRE FOR A WEEK AND NOT ONCE WAS THE BEDLINEN CHANGED!!!! WE put towels on the floor to have them changed and they were put back! Next morning we led them in the wet shower - they were finally changed. The room WAN NOT CLEANED ONCE DURING THAT WEEK - from sink, tap, bathroom shelf, floor.

BLACK DAMP PATCHES ON THE WALLS NEXT TO OUR ROOM.

PROMISED WI-FI UNUSABLE AT TIME.

THE ROOM SO TINY ONE COULD NOT SIT THERE AND SINCE THERE IS NO LOUNGE THAT LEAVES THE CUSTOMERS FORCED TO STAY OUTSIDE ECEN IN RAIN.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 11 nights. I think that says all! Having said that, we enjoyed every second there, the staffs are friendly and will help you with anything you need. Breakfast is superb. The hotel is close to most attractions such as Sultan Ahmed Camii aka Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace, plus the tram. When we go back to Istanbul, we'll definitely stay there again!

Highly recommended and value for money!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jamaal A
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Very nice stay there 3 night affordable and good quality STAYED THERE 2 ADULTS 1 KID 5 YEAR WORTH EVERY PENNY AND MORE. Walking distance from biggest turist attraction The Blue Moske
So we can recommend this Value for money

Room Tip: Ask for room on top floor
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Mikael R
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

It was a dreamlike experience to stay in Asmali. Located in Sultanahmet, near all big historical sites, makes it special at first. Outside it looks beautiful, with wooden walls and pink flowers on windows. Hosts are so pleasant, and helped us with any questions asked. We had room with french bed, all was decorated in old-stylish style. Breakfast was good, there was big variety of salads, cheeses, pies, and sweets. Also, coffee and tea were always avaliable to drink in the kitchen, and in room too. I love Asmali experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Asmali Hotel

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya mah. Mustafa Pasa sok. No 25 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #896 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £16 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Asmali Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Asmali Hotel is ready to accommodate you with its well decorated rooms, terrace with Marmara Sea and Blue Mosque view. We serve an excellent open buffet breakfast on our Terrace Restaurant with a 360' view which includes the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara.The Hotel Asmali is a boutique catogorised hotel and have 15 rooms.We located in the Old City (Sultanahmet) which is the most historical area of Istanbul. We are within walking distance of most of the major sites; the Imperial palace (Topkapi) of the Ottoman Empire. The most important places in this area are Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque), the Hippodrome, the Grand Bazaar (Covered Market), Undergroun Cistern and the Museum of Islamic Art... Our friendly and professional staff will make you feel at home, with traditional Turkish hospitality. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Asmali Konak Hotel Turkish Mansion

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