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“"A wonderful stay"”
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Berk Guest House
Ranked #19 of 1,067 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“"A wonderful stay"”
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Perfect location as it's only a 5 minute walk to all the main sights. The room was fabulous - very spacious on the 3rd floor overlooking the Four Seasons Hotel. For a great view then the small roof terrace won't disappoint you - overlooks the Bosphorous so plenty to see! The breakfast is served downstairs and it was very good. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and we had some interesting chats! We would definitely stay there again! They also have a small lift for those guests who have problems with stairs.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We stumble upon this familiar hotel when we were searching for a nice hotel near to the hostel we'd stay in. And it was great: when we came in a nice lady with an lovely smile welcomed us at the reception desk. We fall immediatly in love with the lady (who were the chef of the hotel), the old but beautiful renovated rooms and the charme of the building! The nights were cool and silent. Our room had an balkony and we had a wonderful view. The breakfast in the morning was so good: pancakes and selfmade marmalade, hot eggs and good cheese and bread, and tee and coffee as well. The Chef were there with her husband and child and some really nice guests from all over the world.
We can really recommend this hotel and when we will stay there again, when we return.

Room Tip: Our room with the balkony was great, not so loud although situated to the small street. Groundfloor...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2011

Came back to Berk Guest House after many years in June 2011. It had just reopened following renovations I believe in April 2011. Back firmly under management by its hosts and owners. We had two rooms for our family and everyone had a great experience and recommends the guest house to anyone.

Nicely renovated. Very clean. A/C. Breakfast outside. Roof terrace with view. Elevator available. Location just couldn't be better for access to Sultanahmet but also for an easy drive from the Ataturk airport. Parking in the streets of Sultanahmet is sparse of course but available just steps from the guest house for a fee.

The hosts and staff take great care of the place and their guests. Make you feel at home. What more could you ask for. Warmly recommended.

Room Tip: If you need elevator access to your room, ask for it during reservations
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Shiraz, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2011

Brilliant location, excellent service, very clean, well maintained and definitely well worth the money. This pleasant family run Guest House is situated in one of the best areas in Sultan Ahmet only walking distance to the famous Topkapi palace, Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) and the Blue Mosque. This area has great ambiance with little shops and loads of restaurants that serve fantastic local and international dishes. We stayed in Berk Guest House for a few nights and loved our clean air conditioned, spacious bright room and the friendly helpful staff. The owner Yasim was extremely helpful and accommodating and spoke English very well.
The breakfast buffet was real good with crepes, eggs, a selection of jam, cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and a variety of Cereals with tea and coffee.
If you plan to go shopping , a short taxi drive for about 10-12 TL will take you to Istiklal street or Taksim square
Overall I found this place of great value with great service and loved the location. I will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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melbourne australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Good rooms, breakfast is really good.
The two ladies that now run the Guesthouse are terrific and, honestly, refreshingly good to talk with in Turkey -if you are OK talking about interesting things.
however, as is the case all over Istanbul, it is expensive for what you get (€3 for a can of beer? It should be TL1.50. Beer at a Guesthouse should be about relationships, not profit).

  • Stayed May 2011
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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2009

This family owned and operated guest house combines the simple charm of a converted residence with the convenience of a central location in the heart of Istanbul's most visited area, Sultanahmet. A small rooftop patio provides one of the most commanding vistas of the Bosphorus as well as stunning views of nearby Haghia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Owner Gungor Evrensel is a delightful host who can provide information and tips for any excursion into the world's most exotic city, his birthplace. Affordable rates include a traditional breakfast. If you're looking for Euro-chic, the Berk is not for you; you'll have to check in across the street at the Four Seasons.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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London
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2008

We stayed in the Berk because the original hotel we booked (Marmara) cancelled 1 day prior to us arriving due to health issues. The Berk was a bit more expensive but there were good reviews on trip advisor so we went ahead and booked. The hotel was such a disappointment and by far the worst Turkey hotel we've stayed in. We stayed in a "superior" room, the air con in our room acted more like a fan so didn't act in cooling the room so we found ourselves tossing and turning all night because it was stuffy and hot. Don't bother getting up for breakfast unless you like stale bread with a horrible cheese spread. Agree with the last review, hotel staff were rude and unhelpful compared with others places we stayed. Our advice is stay somewhere else.

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  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Berk Guest House
Address: Kutlugun Sokak, No: 29 | Four Seasons Hotel Yanı, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 1,067 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Berk Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're an old Istanbul family and invite you to stay with us in 'Grandma's House'. Explore Istanbul with us, an amazing city with many stories! ... more   less 
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