We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not worth it for price”
Review of Cem Sultan Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Cem Sultan Hotel
Ranked #563 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Quito, Ecuador
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not worth it for price”
Reviewed 27 March 2010

The location is really good but with the same price (50 EUR) you can go to a better hotel in the area. I don´t think is worth it more than 30 EUR. It was a total rip.off.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Karuixia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

102 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    28
    37
    16
    10
    11
See reviews for
15
42
14
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2009

Disgusting attiude of owner and staff. Did our laundry, caused over 50Euros of damage and refused compensation, despite repeated promises to pay. Wouldn't stay there again if the rooms were free. Undoubtedly the worst service experienced in Turkey

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank traveller101011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Istanbul hotels

London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2009

My stay at the Cem Sultan was nothing short of a dissappointment as I paid 50 euros to stay in what should be described as a sleazy and noisey HOSTEL, not hotel! When we arrived we were abruptly asked to pay up on the spot at reception for the four nights that we had booked. However, it would only get worse as the lights in the hallway to our room flickered on and off as I passed rooms with their doors lying open and half naked teenageers lying on their beds with their televisions blaring loudly. The room was shocking as the ceiling lamp hung with wires exposed and also flickered on and off and for most of the stay did not work at all which was a problem as it was the only light in the room. The furniture was filthy and not acceptable to place your clothes in due to the dirt and the amount of space it offered and so we lived out of suitcases. I had to pile up some of the furniture to make enough space to put two suitcases in the room. The beds were hard and uncomfortable and the bathroom had no shower cubicle and so the water flooded the bathroom floor. The tiles near the toilet were not secured properly and looked like they were ready to drop onto some poor victim's head in the near future. The window in the room faced a brick wall and we could hear a baby crying a lot with a Turkish family chatting/arguing a lot at night and during the day. The first night we stayed, someone knocked on our room door several times and tried to open our door at one o'clock in the morning by turning the door handle - not pleasant! The breakfast room was dusty and old and very out of date decor and the view minimal and mostly of horrible crumbling roof tops. The breakfast consisted of stale bread and the jams etc looked like they had been there for some time! Overall poor and considering the hygiene of the place I mostly relied on a slice of water melon and a cup of coffee and avoided the rest. This hotel did effect my time in Istanbul and I advise you to find another hotel in this area as the location is very good but it has nothing else to offer.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Heidi1972
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2009

Trust me, you will find a backpapers that is far superior to this place. It was a real disappointment, not least because the staff were thoroughly unpleasant, which is a complete contrast with everyone else in istanbul. They also failed to service the room (towels, rubbish, toilet paper) and had to be asked to do it. The promotional rooms, which the manager says are 'small' are tiny rooms about 1 foot bigger than a double bed with no window, completely inaequate for two people with suitcases. Very noisy (the manager's family, birds, others in the hotel) so sleep was very disturbed. Not enough to ruin my trip - but almost.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JHinLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

I am slow to getting around to write my reviews but I stayed here last year with my family. Like so many have said the location is great for the Sultan Ahmet Area. Our room was exceptionally small (the cheap rooms at the back with no view). There was barely any room to keep our luggage. The service was rather cool compared to the hospitality of other hotels in Turkey. But it is clean and very reasonable compared to other hotels in Istanbul. On a previous visit I stayed at the Side Hotel, which although a better hotel was out of price range last year.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SydneyPearl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
birmingham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2009

i stayed in this mind blowing hotel for 9 night the manager and staff were very helpfull and very kind .the location was excelent 2 minute away from the blue mosque and orther big location. the morning breakfast was very good on the roof terace were you could see the ship going past. every morning the manager mr murat will tell me where to go. they are orther hotel near there but i dont thing you could get the service that cem sultanet will give you. i will be coming back to your hotel next year.

Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank edacom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Washington, DC, area
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2009

Spent five nights here in a room overlooking the Bosphorus and could not have been happier. We chose a room in the Sea View category and both room and bath were comfortable size and quiet. Location can't be beat for access to Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Mosaic Museum, Underground Cistern, and the tram--five to ten minutes' walk will get you to any of them. A block away are twenty or more pleasant restaurants serving typical Turkish fare as well as European dishes (our favorite was one called Family Restaurant). Breakfast was fine for a three-star property and included a beautiful vista over the water. There's no lift, so if climbing stairs is a problem, this might not be the place for you. The manager could not have been more pleasant or helpful.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank nellenod
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Beyoglu
Lavanta Hotel
Lavanta Hotel
#453 of 1,149 in Istanbul
117 reviews
Sultanahmet
Hotel California Istanbul
Hotel California Istanbul
#831 of 1,149 in Istanbul
77 reviews
Express Inci Hotel
#665 of 1,149 in Istanbul
11 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sultanahmet
Lamp Hotel
Lamp Hotel
#537 of 1,149 in Istanbul
198 reviews
Beyoglu
Chambers of the Boheme
Chambers of the Boheme
#527 of 1,149 in Istanbul
122 reviews
Sultanahmet
Ast Hotel
Ast Hotel
#1,035 of 1,149 in Istanbul
130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Cem Sultan Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cem Sultan Hotel

Property: Cem Sultan Hotel
Address: Kutlugun Sokak No : 18, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#56 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Cem Sultan Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Priceline and Evoline ltd so you can book your Cem Sultan Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Cem Sultan
Cem Sultan Istanbul

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing