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Side Hotel and Pension

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

rented this hostel for 2 short stays either side of a trip out of town. Location is great for seeing all the central sights on foot, room was clean and fairly spacious and the view from the roof is of course great through there area few obstructions in from of the aya sofia. breakfast is pretty good. All in all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Location, location, location. Side Hotel is where you want to be as a tourist in Istanbul. Close to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia, yet priced so affordably you don't have to be wealthy to stay there. Rooms are plain but clean and the showers are great! Breakfasts are a good size with omelettes available for an... More 

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Another super relaxing holiday,brilliant home made traditional Turkish cooking among good friends and fellow guests,the cat and dog had not changed a bit and entertained us all in the hot sunshine with temperatures rising above 42C. Even the unprecedented street riots in the old city could not ruin the holiday although did cause some disruption as city closed to traffic... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

The Side Hotel is located in a great, safe area of the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. The Pension refers to the rooftop area that views in equal close distance from the hotel, both the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. They both are within a very short walk. The hotel is nothing too fancy so if you that is what you... More 

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Thank CarltonNTexas
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Located in the old town (within walking distance to many of the main sites- Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace and nearby to decent restaurants) Friendly, helpful staff with complementary tea whenever you like. Breakfast included, limited choice but okay. No lift access but only 3 flights of stairs. Roomy bedrooms with comfortable beds. We were recommended... More 

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Victor, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

The side hotel is centrally located and easy walking distance to many historical sites of interest and the waterfront. The rooms are quaint and well maintained. Everything was always clean and in good working order. The provided breakfasts were very nice. You can see the water front and shipping lanes into Istanbul from the rooftop dining area. "Very Nice" This... More 

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Thank Jon M
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

This hotel is amazing and perfect for women travelers going to Istanbul. We stayed in the hotel side - the rooms were spacious, clean and had air conditioning which is necessary in the summer! Its kind of like a balance between a hotel and hostel which was perfect for us because we are just a couple years out of college.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed for three nights in June 2015. They were very responsive in making the reservation and organising an airport transfer. The rooms are simple but comfortable. The best feature is the location - it is less than a minute from the ayasofia and blue mosque

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Sydney
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We loved sitting on the rooftop terrace eating the beautiful pastries and yoghurt. The owner and the people running the kitchen are so lovely and helpful. Rooms are basic but comfortable. So close to all the major sites in the Old City.

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Thank Katie F
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Staying here my every visit! More than 10 times in Side, and now it's my favourite, almost family place. Recommend to everybody! Super location, very friendly stuff, excellent view from the roof, free wifi!

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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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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $39 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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#169 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#198 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“Street facing upper floor room for balcony and Blue mosque views”
 of 5 bubbles judyvergison, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“you can reserve you room online. Each room is unique so perhaps ask at the desk to see a couple before simply checking in.”
 of 5 bubbles Jahonbin, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room toward the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles nekko8, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are limited but i think any would be fine. You will have to climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles CarltonNTexas, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pricing in euro, cash got a better deal. Credit cards create surcharges for everyone.”
 of 5 bubbles 25193, 9 May 2015 | Read review
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