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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 November 2012

We were booked to stay in this hotel by our tour company. From the outside the hotel's white marble exterior was appealing. Next to the entrance the hotel's name and the four stars it has been awarded were prominently displayed. In the lobby there was more white marble. The "four star" label ended there. In our room the air conditioning...

4Thank Rami Y
Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Istanbul Royal Hotel has received 4* from the Turkish Ministry of Tourism. The evaluator must have been blind. I can only give this hotel only 2*. The lobby which was decorated with plastic flowers was a little better them the rooms. The check in process was fast because it had been prearranged by our tour operator. The room was small...

5Thank Farhad A
Reviewed 24 November 2012

The lobby and main floor area are deceiving. They look good and are nicely appointed. But the rooms are small and outdated. We arrived with a tour group and received 2 small hard twin beds for my spouse and i - as did most of my group. Rooms could not be changed till the following day. The elevators are incredibly...

2Thank burlingtonbabe
Siggiewi, Malta
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Not a super nice hotel, will do the job if you cant find alternatives. Location is good, 20 minute walk from Topkapi, Blue Mosqie, Aya Sofya etc. Staff was ok, not super friendly, and English was below average. Rooms are clean, but Furniture was old, and no tea, potable water, mini bar etc. Breakfast was also poor, quality and choice...

1Thank Paul A
Reviewed 13 September 2012 via mobile

Rooms cleaned every day. Reception staff do not always speak english. Rooms are all two bedroom...they will add a foldable bed if you require a 3 bedroom one. Hotel is good if you just want to sleep and be near the city centre.

1Thank tajrin
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 31 August 2012

There is no ambiguity in what you get at the property . The price suited my not very deep pocket . Safe area , walking distance from the Grand Bazaar , Blue mosque , Haga Sophia . Very close to a tram stattion . U might have to walk a little to get a decent restaurant for lunch / dinner...

1Thank nyashpal
Cape Town,South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Totally overrated.definately not nearly worth 4 star rating. In South Africa it won't get 3 star rating.The rooms were dirty,smelling like a wet ashtray,reception lady rude.We were booked in from13 to 19 July,we booked out 2 days earlier to return home as we could no longer stand it.Reception area looks very good,restaurant looks good and breakfast is good till you...

5Thank LoodNagel
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I spent one week in nice city mix of culture it's sign of how the people respect the culture before like ayasofia . We enjoy the time we visit many places sepacail ottoman area in down town . Sure one day we come back

1Thank Fayrouz_Plaza_GM
Reviewed 16 April 2012

the hotel is in a good location, many shops and restaurants around, the tramstop is a 5 min walk away (3 stops to Sultanahmet/old town). The hotel is okay, friendly staff, my room was ensuite, small, could hear toilet flushing, shower from other rooms. Buffet breakfast is in the big very busy restaurant mainly on large tables, quite noisy, staff...

8Thank BjuergenHH
La Coruna, Spain
Reviewed 25 March 2012

A very basic hotel that I only could recommend you only if you go there only to sleep. I stayed here during four nights in a travel with my family. We booked two rooms facing the street. This is rated as a 4 star hotel and in my opinion is a 3star very basic. 1. The recepcion staff: Just correct,...

7Thank donperico

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ISTANBUL ROYAL HOTEL FULL RENOVATED 2011. Just off Ataturk Boulevard and 200 metres from Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, this hotel features a Turkish cuisine restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Rooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hotel rooms at the Istanbul Royal Hotel have carpeted floors and large windows that overlook the streets of Istanbul. They come equipped with a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a cold drink and light snack from the 24-hour piano bar. Each morning a breakfast buffet is served at the Royal Hotel’s restaurant. Room service is also available. There is a tour desk that assists with car hire and provides information on local attractions. A laundry and ironing service is also available. The Aksaray tram stop is 100 metres from the hotel. The Grand Bazaar is a 10-minute walk away. The Istanbul Royal Hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and luggage storage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Istanbul Royal Hotel

Address: Mesih Pasa Mah. Aksaray Cad. No:16 Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul 34480, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range: $32 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Istanbul Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#449 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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“Avoid corner rooms ending in 8 and equivalent on the other side due extremely small size.”
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“Request a room between 601 to 607. Read that the views are great.”
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“Always make sure not to leave any money in the room when you are away even for 2 minutes.”
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“Carry large bag to get the bellboy service”
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“Every room in the hotel is great! So dont hesitate, just go there!”
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