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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“top floor”(16 reviews)
“blue mosque”(36 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We didn't stay at the hotel, but we went here every night after dinner for apple tea and apple sheesha. The service is great - Ferdinando will take good care of you. The location is fantastic - just across the road from the Blue Mosque....More

Thank diamondrust
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed in a hotel closed by and stopped almost every day for a quick break in the restaurant. Waiters are really nice and helpful- we enjoyed the service, drinks and the food. WIFI available and the view to the Blue Mosque in the evening...More

Thank Emilina00
Reviewed 13 February 2014

didnt stay in the hotel but ate in the restaurant .The food was brilliant .The waiter was so friendly and helpful without being in the way or annoying. We had a dish which is cooked in a clay pot at the table and how its...More

Thank DAVID t
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed 4 nights and for the first three we thought we had the best views ever of blue mosque. the last night we moved to top floor room (the hotel has 1 room on each floor with views) and the top room is amazing!!...More

Thank melissalatzel
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Pros: nice staff, get evil eye and mobile phone bag as souvenirs. Free tea at the restaurant during the day. Big room. Cons: due to room shortage, we were led to a 5-min walk away apartment and it was self-catering. It was not so convenient...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
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Breakfast included
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Airport Transportation
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Air Conditioning
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Restaurant
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US$54 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$54 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nearby
Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
...More
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"top floor best view!"
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"best view is on the top floor"
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"Choose the topmost room for the best views"
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"The best room is the superior room, (the biggest room of the hotel) a brilliant view and it is worth every..."
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