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Hotel Buhara Family Inn
Ranked #57 of 1,090 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed at Hotel Buhara Family Inn for a week. The rooms were indeed a bit small, we especially missed some place to put our suitcases, That being said, the rest of the hotel was perfect. Everything was clean, the bathroom was modern, with a nice big shower. The highlight of our stay was the daily breakfast on the rooftop. Apart from the really nice view, the food is home cooked and amazing. My boyfriend especially liked the strawberry jam. The staff was very helpful and accomodating, they made us really feel at home. Furthermore, the hotel is less than a 5 minute walk situated from the Blue Mosque. If we go back to Istanbul, we will definately stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed at Buhara Inn for four nights in May . Hotel was lovely, comfortable, clean rooms , great roof top terrace, delicious turkish breakfast and great location in sultanahmet. Only few minutes walk from all attractions and the tram station. Tansel at the reception was exceptionally nice and friendly and helpful. We enjoyed chatting with him during our stay, he was great to have him around with his energy and hospitality.. I wish I could say the same thing about Simone , the lady that take care of the reception in the morning. She did not smile one time during our stay and made us feel like, the simplest tasks such as picking up keys etc. was a burden on her. Overall we had a great stay at Buhara Inn, definitely recommend this hotel ..

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ceyd
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The staff are so very friendly and we had a wonderful stay. The hospitality that welcomed us was the warmest and most sincere. It was more than a place to stay, it felt like meeting friends and coming home.

It's family-run but the service was professional. The staff are very forthcoming with help, answering questions and offering tips, even down to what bus to take to lesser known neighborhoods.

Room was basic and clean, the bed was nicely made like a starred-hotel, and it was comfortable and clean. Toilet is not icky, and the shower is hot and has great pressure. Wi-fi works and is stable.

The complimentary breakfast was not just quite a good spread, some items were changed every day so we had different things to try during our stay. Rooftop terrace has a great view of the Blue Mosque on one side, and out into the sea; it's where we eat breakfast and it's open all day so we relaxed there in the evenings too.

Location is great. It is central, easily walkable to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace, as well as the tram in Sultanahmet. At the same time it's on a quiet side lane (as opposed to one of the busy lanes of shops, restaurants and traffic in Sultanahmet).

Overall, it's wonderful value for the price we paid. We stayed at other inns in Istanbul as well as other parts of Turkey and Hotel Buhara Family Inn was the best experience of our whole trip. When other reviewers say it's the best, I can vouch for them.

Love this place. Would definitely recommend it to other budget travelers.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

These guys are so friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and clean, although a little noisy - I think the whole of that area is to be honest. Great breakfast on roof terrace and close to all the sites in the old town. Recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We spent a week staying at Hotel Buhara Family Inn. It was really a fantastic experience from the moment we walked and we felt so sad leaving. The rooms arent large as others have mentioned, but the view from our room was great (ask for a sea view or room with terrace access) and there was no noise outside. The bed was one of the best ive ever slept in. The toilet and furnishings were new and clean with room service every day. The location of the hotel is amazing.. 5 mins walk to blue mosque! However, the best part of this hotel are the people who run it. I can only speak highly of Tansel and Simona.. I cannot describe how hospitable they both were to us during our stay. What ever you needed, they were always there! Tansel did an extreme amount for me and my wife during our stay. I can assure you, no other hotel in Istanbul can compare in terms of customer service. It is beyond 5 stars. We cannot thank you enough Tansel for all your help during our stay. You went the extra mile for us and we will never forget our stay because of you. Dont hesitate guys, just book your room here, because you will not be disappointed!!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

The staff at the hotel makes you feel like you are one of the family. Always friendly with a biiiiiggg smile and willing to give advice on sights and restaurants. Breakfast is served with a smile. There is the rooftop terrace with a great view and a nice spot for a sun downer. Very close to the Blue Mosque

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

What a fantastic hotel! The staff is incredibly friendly and willing to go far out of their way when guests need help. This was my first visit to Istanbul and I was traveling with my 11 year old son, we both couldn't be happier with out stay. My son not only insists on returning to Istanbul but has also stressed the need to stay at the Buhara Family Inn.

The hotel arranged our transport to and from the airport and included that in the bill. The hotel is located less than five minutes from Sultanahmet Mosque and the Hippodrome and the rooms are very clean and the hotel is kept up very nicely. I will certainly be recommending Buhara Family Inn to any friends who travel to Istanbul.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Mike S
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Address: Yegen Sokak No 7 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 1,090 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: £22 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Buhara Family Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family hotel is a 5-minute walk from Blue Mosque and Hagias Sophia and 10-minutes’ walk from Grand Bazaar. You will feel at your home in our small street and our hotel and have the taste of the real Turkish traditional food, like we use to prepare at home. We have one of the nicest terrace of Sultanahmet area, with a great view on Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea and Princess Islands. The hotel is located on one of the nicest and colorful street of Sultanahmet. We are serving an traditional open buffet breakfast on the terrace. ... more   less 
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