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“Enjoyable, comfortable, cosy”
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Amisos Hotel
Ranked #618 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Enjoyable, comfortable, cosy”
Reviewed 19 July 2011

Myself and my wife stayed here in one of the "Blue" rooms for 4 nights. The furniture is unusually retro styled but we liked it.

The staff here were very friendly, helpful and honest (unlike at some of the other hotels we stayed at in Turkey).

The location of the hotel is excellent, right outside a tram stop and within a short walk of ferries, the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and Grand Bazaar. If you enjoy a beer, it is also next to the North Shield pub (which has all sorts of Western sport live on TV, including Australian NRL, rugby, etc).

The room was clean and comfortable, though a little small. It was a little confusing at first how to operate the aircon and powerpoints at first, but we eventually worked this out (a particular unlabeled switch in the room needed to be activated)

At night we had to keep the window shut and aircon on to avoid noise from the street below, but we were very comfortable with the aircon on and window shut.

Breakfast was also good.

Summary - we would stay here again. Its not perfect, but clean and comfortable. The staff were one of the highlights - exceptionally helpful and friendly. The main negatives were the modern auto-flush toilet (I'd prefer a manual button press) and noise from the street at night (though the room is very quiet with the window shut).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amisos_Management, General Manager at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for sharing your good commands and reviews about us with all other vistors.
It is very valuable for us to hear your satisfaction.

You are always welcomed to Amisos Hotel which is your home in Istanbul...

Kind Regards;

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Reviewed 5 June 2011

Fantastic location, close to good restaurants In the centre of the REAL Istanbul. The rooms were comfortable, clean and practical for our two short stays at the beginning and end of our self - organised tour of Turkey prior to onward travel to Greece.
We are deeply indebted to Mr Ozan, the front desk manager, for his invaluable help and assistance. He expertly enabled us (pensioners) to overcome the language difficulties and other unforeseen problems including telephonic arrangement of car hire collection and delivery and reservations for our subsequent bus journey to Greece. Mr Ozan arranged for our seamless transition through the hotel and impressed us with his adorable English accent.
The staff were very helpful and courteous and contributed to the highlights Istanbul.

Room Tip: In this location, all the rooms seem to be perfect
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank conandpenny
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Amisos_Management, General Manager at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for sharing your good commands and reviews about us with all other vistors.
It is very valuable for us to hear your satisfaction.

You are always welcomed to Amisos Hotel which is your home in Istanbul...

Kind Regards;

Tula/Amisos Hotel
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Front desk manager Ozan, spoke excellent English and was most helpful. Rooms were not large , but for a central spot close to the TopKapi Palace and Blue Mosque etc it did the job. English sports bar ( various TV screens) next door lively and quite pricey.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amisos_Management, General Manager at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for sharing your good commands and reviews about us with all other vistors.
It is very valuable for us to hear your satisfaction.

You are always welcomed to Amisos Hotel which is your home in Istanbul...

Kind Regards;

Tula/Amisos Hotel
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Richmond, Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2011

Amisos Hotel saved us from a terrible hotel and the cold Istanbul streets when we arrived with no booking. The helpful staff managed to accommodate us for 6 nights in 3 separate rooms which was greatly appreciated given the very busy time of year. The rooms were each small but comfortable, warm and brightly coloured and the location is perfect right on the tram line. The noise issues are also not what they are made out to be by other reviewers who are obviously much more sensitive in that regard than I am! The pub downstairs is owned/managed by Fatih from Galipoli and he takes special care of Aussies who want to watch their sport. Rates are also very reasonable given the location in the heart of the tourist area. Thanks Amisos, we'll see you again soon I hope.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amisos_Management, General Manager at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for sharing your good commands and reviews about us with all other vistors.
It is very valuable for us to hear your satisfaction.

You are always welcomed to Amisos Hotel which is your home in Istanbul...

Kind Regards;

Tula/Amisos Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

This hotel was the poor performer in a lovely trip to Turkey. While the breakfast lady and one of the receptionists were lovely, unfortunately everything else let them down.

Situated above a bar, the North Shield we had to ask hotel staff twice for the bar to turn down the sub-woofer beat shaking the hotel walls.

Arriving at breakfast at 9.30, most of the breakfast choices were finished with the breakfast ladies replacement even unwilling to replenish even the orange juice! Only one glass was left for the rest of the juice.

When using the bar the waiter blatantly short changed us. When queried the bill came back changed with only half the changed owed in small change coins making it difficult to count. When I complained the owner said to call the police. When I complained to the hotel reception they said they could do nothing as it was a different business. Given they have them on internal phones and many drinkers use the hotel lobby I find this hard to believe.

The attempt to sell us a 60 euro cab to the Airport (it's only 40 lira or 18 euros in one of Istanbuls taxis) topped off the service.

To describe this as a boutique hotel is wrong. Boutique requires careful service.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amisos_Management, General Manager at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for sharing your good commands and reviews about us with all other vistors.
It is very valuable for us to hear your satisfaction.

You are always welcomed to Amisos Hotel which is your home in Istanbul...

Kind Regards;

Tula/Amisos Hotel
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

I stayed at Amisos Hotel and really enjoyed my stay - I was only in Istanbul for one night and needed something centrally located and affordable. There are many hotels near that location and I am glad I chose Amisos. They checked me in quickly, woke me up the next morning and arranged for my taxi to the airport. Yes, the rooms are a little on the smaller side but they are beautifully decorated and the bathroom is very clean with nice amenities. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Amisos_Management, General Manager at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for sharing your good commands and reviews about us with all other vistors.
It is very valuable for us to hear your satisfaction.

You are always welcomed to Amisos Hotel which is your home in Istanbul...

Kind Regards;

Tula/Amisos Hotel
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cayman
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

We first decided to stay at the Amisos because of it's location...( there is an AMAZING, must see, rug shop just around the corner called Arsah Carpets that we do a lot of buying from) but once we got upstairs it's charm took over and became our favorite hotel in the area!!
The rooms are very funky but elegant at the same time. We stayed in the "Black Room" and loved every minute of it. The bed was huge and comfy... and most importantly CLEAN! The rooms have windows that open up to the street below, which made for some great people watching and photo opps. The Amisos staff are wonderful... one night in particular we asked if they had an extra converter for our camera charger.. they didn't so he went and bought us one... at 10PM!!!! They serve a little buffet breakfast on the roof top.. it was always fresh and tasty... but what really made it great was the lady serving it... she made my morning!!! Having the Tram station just outside was great... got us everywhere we needed to go... and dropped us right at the door at the end of the night. We will definitely be staying at the Amisos again on our next Turkey trip!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Amisos_Management, Director of Sales at Amisos Hotel, responded to this review, 13 April 2011
Dear Guest,


Thank You very Much for your kind comment.

You have honored us by having stayed in our Hotel, and that’s why we are very grateful to you.

It is very important for us to be chosen by you.
Your opinion is important in order that we can improve us and reply as possible to your expectations.

As that has always been, we continue to respond to your requests with a great pleasure.

Sincerely,
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Property: Amisos Hotel
Address: Ebusuud Cad. No:2 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#371 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Amisos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The special category hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Old-town, Istanbul.Amisos Hotel offers an exquisite stay in an elegant and stylish environment with excellent views over Istanbul.Most of the magnificent sites in Istanbul are located exactly in Sultanahmet – the “the Old City”. Here you will find the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, and the Hagia Sophia. Other historical landmarks are the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market and the unique Underground Cistern.The hotel is in an ancient townhouse which was tastefully renovated in March 2007. It offers beautifully decorated 15 Deluxe Rooms, 6 Superior Rooms, 3 Corner Rooms and 2 Suites. Each room has a different colour theme and is tastefully decorated with a classic style and is a delight to come to home to at the end of a long day sightseeing. Street around the hotel are full of outdoor restaurants and colorful cafes as part of the neighborhood.The public transportation tram, stops just across the hotel. ... more   less 
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