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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Poorly Maintained, not as advertised, not kept up, not clean. If you are thinking about having a good place in Istanbul, do not choose Istanblue. No Kitchen, no working Washer and Dryer, no hot water.

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3Thank Matt F
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 27 October 2015

While the hotel is in a great section of old town, I (and my group of fellow travelers) were very misled and disappointed by our experience. When we arrived after a long day of travel, the front of the facility looked like something from a war zone! We were told we were renting a one level house, and what we...

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3Thank Wain W
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The good news--the location was great. The view of the Blue Mosque was stunning. It was right in the heart of major sites and great food. The negatives--my room was tiny, my tv was broken, my bathroom had a constant stink, the building was not secure, no idea where this great breakfast was that others talked about, and the worst--no...

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3Thank David B
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The description of this hotel is pretty misleading. It is a six-room hotel, with basic amenities and a roof-top common room and balcony, two rooms per floor. The rooms range from cramped double rooms to quite spacious suites. My room had no hot water, a moldy smell, a non-functioning air conditioner and a TV that also didn't work. The promised...

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3Thank David H
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This was a terribly disappointing part of an incredible trip. The establishment is intentionally misleading in its advertising, did not offer the amenities described, was entirely unresponsive to issues, and wound up being a profound waste of money. Do not make the mistake we made. Stay elsewhere.

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3Thank Robert L
Greeneville, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 October 2015

A group of six of us rented what was listed as a "one level house" that was to include amenities such as a washer/dryer, hot water, and functioning WiFi. What we found instead was a run down hotel with at least 3 other people staying in one of the rooms, no washer/dryer (we had all packed anticipating laundry facilities), no...

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2Thank Brian W
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I arrived in Istanbul with my family on the 23rd June 2015. We took a taxi to the address shown on the booking confirmation we printed out. Even with the address the taxi driver was unable to locate the Hotel. No hotel by the name of Istanblue appeared to be at this location. After a very frustrating search around the...

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2Thank Brian H
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Quiet, nice and friendly hotel. Many restaurants with good food can be found around. I had a nice view from my room to the Blue Mosque. The room was with a lot of daylight, warm and clean. Enjoyed!!!!

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Vilnius
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Not long ago I stayed in this hotel. Its location is just perfect. It is close to all the objects or tourist interest: Topkapi museum, Hagia Sophia, Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, etc. Tram stop is also close and you can easily reach any part of the city you need. Rooms are neat, cozy and warm. It was still winter and...

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2Thank Jura K
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

room was comfy and quite,, breakfast is great and most important view was wonderful,, from rooms you see Mosque from terrase you watch to sea and staff was friendly,, helpful especily Ali and Orhan :)

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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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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alibaba Hotel welcomes you with the comfort in your own home. Our hotel have their own kitchen so you can used and cooked and entertain your guests and with it a peaceful location you can enjoy your self and relax. Enjoying a central location in Sultanahmet, Alibaba Hotel offers traditional and comfortable self-catering accommodation with free wireless internet, close to Istanbul's main attractions. Alibaba Hotel provides a variety of accommodation from double rooms to large apartments. Each one is tastefully decorated and appointed with comfortable beds and ering facilities. Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and free wireless internet access. Within a short walking distance of Hotel you can find major historical attractions including the beautiful Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum.Alibaba Hotel is a First Family run Hotel - Turkey. Situated in a quiet location in the old city centre Sultanahmet, it is the perfect starting place to discover Istanbul's history-former Constantinopolis. Our location is great indeed when you think the highlights to visit and the bazaars. We are in middle of Old City across the Eresin Crown Hotel and next to Marmara Cafe-Restaurant The Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, The Cisterns and so many more highlights are just a few minutes walking distance to the hotel. You may reach to Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar by a very short walking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Istanblue Hotel

Address: Akbiyik Cad. No 65, Istanbul 34100, Turkey (Formerly Ali baba Suite)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $509 - $731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“wifi only on upper floors; don't count on stuff being in working order”
 of 5 bubbles X2856IRdavidh, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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“rooms are cozy and neat, staff very helpful, perfect location”
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