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“Late night club next door”
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Ant Hotel
Ranked #886 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 14 April 2013

I stayed here with 2 friends this year and the music from the nightclub next door was ridiculously loud. We were on the 5th floor and requested a room change but all the "family" rooms are on one side of the hotel so though a little better, it was impossible to escape the sound. Given that there are positive reviews on the site, I am guessing there is no problem on the other side of the hotel but if you are travelling with more than one other person, absolutely no way would I recommend staying here. And just to add, the nightclub was not your typical open-to-everyone nightclub so it was not a case of "if you can't beat them, join them".

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Every year we are attending EVTEKS home textile exhibition and staying here. The rooms at the back side of the hotel at 6 and 7th floors have better view. 3 minutes to Laleli Tramway, 10 minutes to Aksaray Metro, 5 minutes to Yenikapı. It is easy to go Blue Mosque. Breakfast is enough. Eggs can be hot but generally not. Rooms are clean. Wi-fi is OK, Rooms are not too big but enough for us. Generally parking space is available in the evening.

Room Tip: Back side 600-700 numbered rooms far from elevator.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank Esref81
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

The Grand Ant Hotel is situated in a very central location, withing walking distance from the Grand Bazaar, the Bosphorus ferries, restaurants, and many other places of interest for tourists.

Close to the Aksaray underground from the airport, it is also close to the tram route, all making it an ideal location for tourists.

We found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, any time of the day/night.
The Reception staff assisted with excellent day-trips and booked the best seats for a number of shows and functions. Room service and cleaning was prompt and thorough and all staff (from Reception to Cleaning and Catering) worked together as a team, making our stay very enjoyable and memorable.

We will definitely return to this hotel on a future trip!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Kobus N
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

i finde this hotel have much recpect and great people .
nice rooms nice bathroom good breakfat and great and we feel free and much rest i like this hotel much i wish hes still like that all the time i think i am never change this hotel .thank you for all the people there .. have great days

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank rabbamichaela
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

Same story as "Stinky room in dodgy area".
We arrived at 11:30 pm and told that they had large group staying extra night etc etc....They sent us to an even worse hotel over the road called KANDA Hotel. the bloke at the reception was a complete idiot, our room was the terrible, the beds had yellow stains on the sheets there was long black hair in the beds. The bathroom was shocking, the shower was broken, and to top it off there was POO on the toilet seat!!!!! Oh yeah two nightclubs next door = no sleep at all. WE had zero sleep and checked out at 5am went accross the road back to the mighty ANT Hotel and sat in the reception until we went on our tour at 6:30, NOT HAPPY CAMPERS... (actually from all the camping toilets I have experienced none have been as dirty as the KANDA Hotel.

Now back to our friends at the not so Grand Ant Hotel.... they only managed to find a room after I blew my stack at them! However, it was in the STINKY room as mentioned by another reviewer Room 906 from memory. The room was closer to a store room than a standard room! They totally ruined our stay in Istanbull! Looking back at the experience I am sure they are dishonest and were out to scam a few extra $$

Good luck if your brave enough to stay here, if you do and they try the same scam - dont take any crap from them and stick to your guns!

Room Tip: Avoid level 9 - this is an addition to the building and has very low ceilings
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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16  Thank Neville R
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

I recomanded this hotel . very good standard, large rooms , breakfast room nice, traditional. 5 minutes to tram station.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DERMENGI
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

GAP tours have started using this hotel as a start and finish hotel for it's turkey tours which should explain the big one night bookings that are causing problems. Obviously a nice little earner for the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank Sarah I
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Additional Information about Ant Hotel

Address: Kucuklanga Cad No:9 - 11 | Aksaray, Istanbul 34096, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #886 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £18 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ant Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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