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Amiral Palace Hotel
Ranked #375 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great location good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

our welcome to istanbul was great the ride from the airport was nice and made it easier than finding the hotel ourselves. the hotel at first glance is nice its a great location just a short walk from the blue mosque and the hagia sophia and the train that runs through the city to the major attractions. the staff was amazingly friendly and offered us anything we needed from help looking for restaurants to tour to recomendation on the rest of our trip like places to stay in greece and fethiye. the elevator is small, one person and luggage or two people no luggage, but its europe the always are so wasnt surprised and the hotels small so stairs arent so bad. the rooms are also small but nice and everything you need is there. we didnt plan on much hotel time so the room size is irrelevant. the breakfast was good traditional turkish veggies fruit meat cheese and breads. the juice wasnt my thing it was too sour but worth trying. we stayed here twice on our trip once at the begining and once at the end. when we were leaving the first time we told azul and he promised us a room on our next stay in a month at the same rate eventhough it was was then going ot be peak season and should have cost over 120 euros we payed 75 which was amazingly helpful from them to accomidate us. they remembered us and greeted us again as friends ofereing tea and inquiring on the rest of our trip and if we went where they said to and how we liked and when we would be returning again. overall it was a good hotel for a great price in a great location with great staff and i would definitely stay there again if im in istanbul

Room Tip: the corner rooms i believe are larger
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Brett009
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Amiral Palace for 5 nights, early October, 2013. The hotel is in an excellent location, close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and other sites. We stayed in a corner room which I think may be larger than some other rooms. The room was very clean and had comfy beds, nice linens and free WiFi. The breakfast buffet offered a variety of choices including, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs various styles, deli meats and cheeses, breads and cakes. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Veysel and Gokhan. They had a lot of patience for our many tourist questions! I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

I arrived at the Amiral Palace Hotel after 9 hours of flying . Though I had made reservations and special requests six months before, for a room higher than the second floor level (for sleep comfort) I was summarily presented with a 2nd floor room key . The desk clerk was very dismissive and argumentative with me about the matter . I would have thought that a 6 month notice would suffice to fix something this simple in a guest's request. It was on paper !
Though my arrival coincided with the complimentary breakfast which is well advertised, there was an attempt to charge me for this , out of pocket .
Sure enough , late at night the garbage collector came and dumped empty glass bottles into a truck bin , sufficiently loud to wake you up . This happened every night.
It is not unusual to hear the sound of hammering going on in the hotel at day time
Little things are noticeable in the rooms like loose water faucets in the bathroom, loose door knob fixtures on the room door , temperature control device hanging by wires.
My room did not have a chair . I had to sit on the bed until the room next door emptied and I got that chair.
A lot is made in ads for the hotel about the roof terrace for drinks and food. Although it is possible to go there , it is deactivated for food and beverage service and is unkempt.
I was told that guests prefer to eat and drink at other venues in the area.
The buffet breakfast is composed of mostly cold items , except for the hard-boiled eggs.
They do make scrambled eggs , but do not bother to provide a heated steam pan . Because of this they stay cold and watery.
The premises are not wheel-chair accessible due to various step-up and step-down. Some rooms have a bathtub with a framing border which makes it quite problematic for the mobility
impaired to ease in and out . I tested one grab bar in the shower which was loose from the wall.

With attentiveness to details surrounding my comments , I'm sure that the Amiral Palace can be brought to competitive levels .

Room Tip: Get a higher floor room with a walk-in shower
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gerard n
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

This was my 1st visit to Istanbul & was slightly nervous, as i was travelling with a female friend. Had an extremely warm welcome by the staff on arrival & offered a complimentary drink on the roof terrace, when we were ready. The roof terrace is the jewel of this hotel. One side is the Bosphorus & the other, the Blue Mosque We spent every evening with a drink or 2 enjoying the cool breeze. The rooms were fine, well equiped Very comfortable bed & very clean. The breakfast was plenty full. The staff were extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I will definitely come back to this hotel on my next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This hotel had everything to be perfect. It is extremely well located, just steps from the blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. The room is great. Its comfortable, well decorated, good amenities. Its a small boutique hotel and it definitely earns the title. BUT, they missed litlle and important details on service to make it perfect. We stayed on the hotel for 5 nights, the first day we arrived was the last day of ramadan and we did not know that. We went out to visit the mosques and museum. The next day we went to the Grand Bazar to discover that the 4 next days were holiday and it would be closed. I mean everything else was open but the grand bazar. It would open the exact day we would leave. The hotel staff who are familiar with the holiday could have warned us that our first day was the only day the bazar would be open. As a result we did not get to see the grand bazar and spice bazar. We also had a problem with the safe, we had our safe open and someone stole 400 euros from my wallet that was inside the safe and locked. We called for the manager and they handled the situation super professionally, they called the police and had our money returned to us. It was upseting that we had our money stolen and that shows the fragility of security policies in the hotel but we cant complain on their posture about the occurred. I would return to the hotel, but i its too bad they need a few adjustments to make it deserve a score 5.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Flavia A
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Baghdad, Iraq
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

very nice hotel , in a very historic lovely place in istanbul sultanahmet , the staff of the hotel are very communicable and lovely , specially ( ONUR , VEYSEL ) , the receptionist . and also the workers and the lady in the reception . thanks to all .

Room Tip: rooms on the corner of each floor , the 4th better no noise . large rooms and sunny excellent st...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sinan A
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Stourport-on-Severn
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We wanted a fairly small-scale, characterful hotel which would be convenient for visiting the historic heart of the city around Sultan Ahmet. The Amiral Palace fitted the bill perfectly, as it is in an interesting old building in the historic area of Canturkaran, which slopes down from Sultan Ahmet towards the Bosphorus. The staff are extremely friendly and anxious to please and want to be informed straightaway if you are experiencing any difficulties. The hotel lies just off an attractive street which consists of wall-to-wall restaurants, many of which are very attractive with roof gardens looking out over the sea. (A slight disadvantage of this location is that when you walk from the hotel up to town you have to run the gauntlet of the over-persistent restaurant touts.) From the Amiral Palace you can walk to Sultan Ahmet, Agia Sofia and the Topkapi Palace in about five or ten minutes, so its location is ideal. The rooms are not huge, but they are attractively decorated in an old-world way and the bathrooms are in good order. We used the hotel staff to book a day trip on the river and their advice proved to be accurate and reliable. One of the best features of this friendly hotel is the lovely conservatory on the front of the hotel, which is where breakfast is served. Breakfast is a strong feature of the hotel, featuring an attractive variety of breads, fruits, cheeses etc. The breakfast is very relaxed and you are able to spend plenty of time and make yourself at home.
On top of this hotel there is a nice rooftop seating area and bar. This commands spectacular views over the Bosphorus, as well as amazing views over the old city rooftops looking back up towards the Blue Mosque. (The call to prayer from the mosque rings out loud and clear in this part of town and might wake you in the early hours of the morning.) There's a nice feel around this area because there are quite a few small hostels and family run hotels, so you get right away from any corporate atmosphere. The Amiral Palace is a well-run, caring establishment which provides an ideal base for a city break in the historic heart of Istanbul.

Room Tip: Although the streets around the hotel are not at all busy, traffic coming up the hill past the front...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Amiral Palace Hotel
Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Bayram Firini Sok. No:7 | Sultanahmet / Oldcity, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#172 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#208 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#222 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#251 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Amiral Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the magical city, Thank you for your choosing our hotel. We are happy to share your memories . I would like to give you information about our hotel , Our front office department is open 7/24 . We are here to answer all your questions , What to do in Istanbul? How to do in this town? We have prepared answers to these questions for you . Moreover, both professional and as someone family . You can call us for City Tour , Bosphorus Tour ,Turkish Bath , Turkish Night and Dervishes Show etc. Our breakfast served 07:30 until 10:30 in the morning from Garden Restaurant.(Near by the hotel bulilding). Our breakfast is offered about 140 kinds of Traditional taste . Our all kinds of breakfast are prepared handmade in our own kitchen. As Our mother pastry and our grandmothers cakes . Our terrace is a great place to watch in Istanbul. You can drink your coffee with enjoy , can lovely talk ,you can feel serenity .Definitely , I suggest , you review our menu because , all the delicacies on the menu is selected specially for you. You will believe in you, looks amazing Istanbul... ... more   less 
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