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Hotel Sultan Hill
Ranked #435 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Four couples were able to reserve en-suite rooms at Hotel Sultan Hill. They arranged for our airport pickup as well. There could not be a better location--directly behind the Blue Mosque. Rooftop drinks at sunset looking out over the Bosphorus will be remembered forever. Nice staff. Very fresh breakfast. (You do hear the call to prayer, but that's part of being in Istanbul!) Also be aware that in Istanbul it is not uncommon for the water to be out for a couple of hours in the middle of the night--buy a bottle of water at the bazar at the bottom of the street.

Room Tip: All four couples had great rooms!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We reserved in advance as the Peninsula Hotel was fully booked and they recommended the Sultan Hill. It was very satisfactory, although the stairs might be daunting for some older than I (75). It is right next to the Blue Mosque so the call to prayer is very loud. Some of the buildings in the neighborhood need a little work, but on the whole it is a very pleasant place, with a friendly neighborhood cat.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Scotland
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed at the Sultan Hill Hotel for 4 nights and had a wonderful room (502) on the top floor, overlooking at the Blue Mosque. We had requested such a room and this was accommodated.

All staff were very friendly and helpful, including organising an airport shuttle due to late arrivals and early departures and they even helped us to print our boarding pass the night before leaving. The room was comfortable, clean and included a safe and fridge which came in handy to chill the Efes we had on the terrace roof, overlooking the Blue Mosque. Breakfast was great! ... The other reviews that there is limited choice .... not sure what that was all about! There was cereal, yoghurt, olives, fruit, meat, cheeses, bread, tea/coffee, juice ... what more could you want? Oh, and the divine borek's with feta cheese! It did us til lunchtime!

All in all, this is a very central location in Sultanahmet, close to all major attractions. It can't be beat!

Don't be put off by other reviews about this part of Istanbul being "down and out" .... and similarily the Lonely Planet says there are not good nearby restaurants ...... there are plenty of places to eat down Divan Yolu Cadassi or Yerebatan Cadassi.

Overall, a fabulous, wonderful and most affordable stay at the Hotel Sultan Hill. Oh, and did we mention the roof top terrace overlooking the Blue Mosque?

Thank you to all the staff at the Sultan Hill Hotel for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor overlooking the Blue Mosque - room 502 or 503.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

My parents and I went to Istanbul for a week. We stayed at the Sultan Hill Hotel In SultanAhmet, right by the Blue Mosque. This hotel is in a perfect location!- literally less than 30 yards away from the Blue mosque and about a 5 min walk to Hagia Sophia. The trams/ buses/ metro are all within 5 minutes.

All I can say is that the hotel and staff are AWESOME! My parents booked a room for two originally, but when I decided last minute to tag along, the hotel went out of their way to place an extra bed in the room for just $10 EU extra/ night.

The staff if literally like family! They get to know you during your stay and are very genuine/ pleasant to be with. They spent time acquainting us with the surrounding city and making a personalized schedule during our stay. The staff, especially Botan and Sylva, is really what makes this hotel extraordinary!!!

The hotel has free Wi-Fi and breakfast in the mornings. They also have a TV in the lobby and a fridge with Coke, water, and beer for purchase. Additionally, they have converters (so if you are traveling from the US with your laptop or other electronics- NO WORRIES: they have you covered during your stay!

Overall- loved loved LOVED this hotel. Would not hesitate to book this place again if visiting Istanbul again.

Room Tip: If you are traveling in a pair- no problems (room large enough). If you are a family (children, rela...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Bydgoszcz
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

What is most amazing about Sultan Hill is its location. When you come up the stairs and face the Blue Mosque you have the feeling that you can touch this beautiful state of art. This view is just perfect. You have all the historical places just in hand's touch.
The room is not very big but just enough. The staff is helpful and breakfast simple but tasty. The hotel doesn't have a lift and the stairs are quite narrow but we survived:).

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Detroit, MI
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This hotel is great if you are looking for a good value in sultanahmet. It's clean and the breakfast is great. Don't miss the view from the roof! I didn't find the staff as friendly or helpful as my guidebook said they'd be and the pillows on the beds are terrible. But for the price, this is a clean, affordable option in the heart of the tourist district.

Room Tip: Ask to be on a level up from the ground floor for less noise. The rooms on the 4th floor are near a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Due to its proximity to the main tourist sites, the parks and fountain and the street of turkish delight and cakes galore. Oh and not forgetting its basically next door to the arasta bazaar, then you really can't get a better location for a hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Hotel Sultan Hill
Address: Tavukhane Sok. No:19 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#204 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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