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Minel Hotel

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Reviewed 10 January 2012

I booked this hotel through Expedia because it looked simple and clean. I was not disappointed! The hotel is at very convenient location in sultanahmet near the tram rail and right next to the Gulhane park/Topkapi palace (a must see)! Minutes from the blue mosque or the Aya Sophia and several places to eat around there! Hotel itself is run...

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San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Very good location (near to important turistic places. Very friendly and helpful staff. Small rooms. cleaning of the room could be improved. Bathroom good size comparing with the room. No lift, so bad luck if your room is in third floor. Breakfast very good and varied.

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5Thank Carlos G
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Our stay at Minel Hotel was fantastic. This was our first time in Turkey and staying there was the best. Not only is it within a two minute walk of all the sights in Sultanahmet (Topkapi, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque) it is very close to the Metro. The staff were all very helpful both before our trip while we were...

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1Thank Becca K
Reviewed 5 January 2012

The design of hotel is cool! It is convenient to the sightseeing points. Most importantly is the staff there. They are so nice and I'm happy to make friend with them. This kind of warm feeling cannot be found in those so called "5 stars" hotel. I strongly recommend it!!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Pros - Excellent location for tourists ( blue mosque and aya sofia are 5 mins walk, tram station is 2 mins, lots of eating options nearby) but relatively quiet neighborhood. You'll not have any problems sleeping. - Reception staff were helpful and warm - Rooms were clean and well maintained - Breakfast was decent, nothing exquisite but enough for you...

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3Thank Bedazzle76
Bucharest
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Minel Hotel in Sultanahmet area is in a great location. Almost perfect location I would say because even if it's in the middle of the touristic area the rooms are quite silent during the night (only the slight sound of a tram can disturb you - but I wasn't bothered). The rooms are very small but the bed is big...

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7Thank VladAlexandru
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2012

We had such a lovely time here. The staff are genuine, super friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and breakfast tasty. Make sure you try the hot cheese pastry. The rooms were recently fitted out - a little small but the bathroom was big enough (and clean). Exactly like the photos. The location is great. Walking distance to major...

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Cairo
Reviewed 30 December 2011

We spent 4 nights at the Minel Hotel and we loved it. From the first moment we felt warmly welcomed and at any time the service was great. Although the hotel was centrally located and just a few minutes away from all the main attractions, it was really quiet. Rooms were very clean and the breakfast was delicious. The only...

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Kuw
Reviewed 30 December 2011

I have stayed in many hotel in istanbul for 3 nights in december 2011, the staff is so friendly and wonderful , the location of the hotel is very close to tram and city centre , old bazzar , eminonou . The room is clean and well equipped , the breakfast is wonderful and varied. I will absolutely recommend it...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 30 December 2011

great location, clean rooms, nice environment, the stuff very helpful

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minel Hotel

Address: Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $30 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Minel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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#114 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#117 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#163 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“We stayed on 3rd floor in Room No. 202, which was quieter.”
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 of 5 bubbles 126jawadh, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Probably the rooms in the front would be the quietest as the ones in the rear are to the street with the trams.”
 of 5 bubbles EasyDoesIt, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“My room -103- had a window into a courtyard and the street where the trams ran - noise not consiuderable but the trams may irritate some.”
 of 5 bubbles furryneck, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Try to stay in the higher floors, since the neighbourhood is quite noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 618camiller, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 201 is the largest - almost a suite”
 of 5 bubbles TamaraT13, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
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