Angels Home Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Amiral Tafdil Sk. 22

8 Reviews

Angel's Home Hotel
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  • horrible apartments


    Me and my 3 children stayed in the apartment belonging to this hotel in May 2012. The apt is actually a few blocks from the hotel, facing it is a derelect building it does not have signs or indication that it is part of the hotel. When we arrived the apartment was filthy, ( food stains on the table and dirty bathroom and beds)we were shown the other apartment on the first floor and it had muddy foot prints in the shower and boxes in the hall , it felt as though we were trespassing in someones home, so we choose the lesser of 2 evils.The bath is not a tub/ shower, but a mouldy, ant infested shower.We didn't use the shower while there( we used the turkish bath) No phone, LCD TV, desk , safe or "designer toiletries", as were advertised. There were long blond hairs in the sheets (we are not blond) and a footprint on a pillowcase. It has a leaking skylight over the entrance to the apartment that made the narrow spiral staircase slippery.the hotel). Maybe the hotel is better. We arrived around midnight , and since there was no phone , we had to return to the hotel ( 3 times ,walking 15 min each time) to ask for clean pillowcases and towels at 1:15 am , we were bought 1 damp pillowcase. I complained to the owner , who took no responsibility and was extremely rude .See Istanbul Forum: angels home hotel - suspicious. By the way I paid $767 for 3 nights in a " boutique hotel" in the off season. I got 3 nights in someones 30yr old dirty apt. We are not fussy travellers, we where in Greece & Turkey 3 weeks, and stayed in 8 hostels $15/night, all were excellent. We've been to Egypt, Southeast Asia, all of Europe, etc., so I know standards are different. But you get what you pay for and I paid a lot for a place that wasn't as nice as or as clean as a hostel. I have posted pictures of the apartment and the building.

    Directions: close to tourist attractions but on a street with vacant lots and empty buildings with 100s of cats , street smells of cat pee.

  • franch ladys


    i don't recommend this hotel
    we check 1 room with 2 beds
    manager gived us 1 room with 1 bed and 1 sofa
    he did not accept to change the room because i ve payed before our arriving
    rooms are really dirty , too small in rapport of photos on web site
    no commodities ( no french chanel ) , no soap in bath room , old furnitures ,
    really expensive for quality and service
    view is not at all description on website
    breakfast rest room limit dirty

    Directions: sultanamet

  • perfect base for tourist


    Unique Quality: we recommend this lovely family run hotel to anyone who look for a play to stay at the heart of the city with friendly staff,clean, comfortable rooms , perfect view from the rooftop, good breakfast at the winter garden (under orange&lemon trees).if u look more then them ,go to 5 stars hotel with cold /nonfriendly staff,regular rooms where u will never feel yourself as a part or member of the place.

    Directions: sultanahmet area

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    Perfect location


    This hotel is in a perfect location, just 5-10 minutes walk to the main sights in Sultanahmet - Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque.

    It has great views across the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque from the roof terrace. Staff are really friendly, rooms were small but spotless and the resident cats/kittens were adorable.

    Breakfast is served in a separate building but is only 1 minute around the corner. But if you request it at reception you can have your breakfast served on the terrace. They'll serve a selection plate of cold food - egg, cheeses, bread, cold meat and much more!

    This place is just perfect for a budget stay in Istanbul.

    Unique Quality: Views!

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    The house of my wife


    Melek means angel and its the name of the grandmother of my wife.As well the name of the Street is the name of the Grandfather of my wife.This is the house where my wife was born and lived until the day that I meet her in this house.Now Angel's Home is a first class boutique hotel located in the heart of Istanbul's Old City (Sultanahmet), within metres of major attractions including St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Basilica Cistern, Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Topkapi Palace.
    An ideal base for exploring this fascinating city, other nearby attractions include the Cembelitas Hamami (Turkish Bath) and the Grand Bazaar.
    Built in the early 20th century and transformed into an elegant hotel by the Duyar brothers in 2003, Angel's Home offers a high standard of hospitality in a beautifully appointed environment designed to please even the most discerning guest.
    Guests will enjoy luxurious accommodation, outstanding service, stunning views and an array of terrific on-site amenities including a panoramic roof garden restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, complimentary Internet access, and private Chevrolet airport transfers (optional).
    Amiral Tafdil Sokak 22 - Sultanahmet - 34400 Istanbul

    Directions: Sultanahmet

  • Angel's Delight


    We had four nights in the 'Angel's Suite' during Ramazan. The suite itself was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very spacious with a private balcony, amazing multi-head shower, sauna, bathrobes and slippers. The rooftop terrace has excellent views of both the blue mosque and the sea of marmara with binoculars provided, and a covered area in the centre for chilly evenings. Unfortunatley the breakfast area of the terrace was closed for the season and we had to walk (2 minutes) to the garden in Angel's Home Two.
    The staff were very helpful, and offered us an itinery for our days.
    The location was fabulous and the area (Sultanahmet) is the most convenient for all the sites which are in easy walking distance. (unlike other reviewers we found no hassle from hawkers or peddlars and the cafes and bars were relaxed with excellent food)
    The nightlife during Ramazan was positively buzzing with food and trinket stalls lining the square and great marquees set for ifter. It was an experience we will never forget, even though we were non-muslim tourists we were made to feel so welcome on their holy festival.
    All in all we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Unique Quality: Great terrace views.
    Hotel pet kittens.

    Directions: Sultanahmet

  • Great place in the heart of Sultanahmet


    It is very prettily and uniquely decorated and run by a couple of very nice, helpful brothers; the staff is great, too. The breakfast buffet was one of the best we had in Turkey. Unfortunately, we did not get to enjoy the terrace enough, as they close for dinner on Mondays and we had an early departure the next morning and missed breakfast. But we were within a couple of blocks of that wonderful area where you have the Blue Mosque on one side and the Aya Sophia on the other; just sitting there in the evening during the call to prayer is magical And the Sea of Marmara is also within easy walking distance, as is the Arasta Bazaar. The rooms are average size. The air conditioning is nice and cool. Surprisingly, we were not hassled much by street vendors while staying there, but I think we'd mastered the art of the uninterested look by then. Room costs vary, depending on the facilities.

    Unique Quality: Location: we had already stayed in Istanbul twice, and we wanted to spend the last two nights in Turkey in the heart of the old town. This filled that bill.

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    Very friendly hotel


    This is a very, very friendly hotel with great staff. The rooms are decorated tastefully and very clean. A bit small, but for a few days it's not a problem at all. The bathroom was clean, and towels replaced daily. The staff speak english more or less well, and were more than happy to make reservations at restaraunts and phone taxis when needed. They really went above what I'd expect for the price of the hotel, which is very reasonable.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel, but if I return to Istanbul I will stay in Beoglu or Taksim, which is much busier, has more to see, and is safer. This area (Sultanahmet) is filled with tourist rip-off stores and annoying people hawking this or that. Sultanahmet is good to visit for a day to see the mosques and bazaars, but not necessarily the best place to stay in the city. Again, that has nothing to do with the Hotel, just the city layout and surroundings.

    Unique Quality: The rooms all seem to have hearts and cherubs and whatnot (a la Angel theme). Very cute and romantic. The breakfast was tasty and included egg and sausage as well as the usual cold assortment with yogurt, etc. Definitely filling and prepared well. I don't know about the lunch or dinner, as I sought out other options.

    Directions: Near city walls just under Blue Mosque and Arasta Bazaar. Taxi drivers have no clue where it is. Get dropped off at the Arasta Bazaar and hike downhill for 2 minutes to the Best Western, and turn right. It's about 100m down that way.

More about Angels Home Hotel

Impressive view over Istanbul

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have just returned from some exiteing days in Istanbul.We chose to stay both in the new -and the old part of town.The old part were we stayed in The Angels Home hotel was the best.Friendly,helpful and hospital staff.Our room had a magnificent wiev of the blue mosqe - we loved that!
The old part of town had quite a different charm than the new part.
We will recommend this hotel to our friends.

Very Nice Hotel, Be Cautious of Staff

by TripAdvisor Member Petmar

The Angels home hotel is in a great location. The rooms are of good size although they do resemble what I think the inside of a brothel would look like. The rooftop lounge is a great place to relax at the end of the day. The breakfast food is just ok, but the rooftop views in the morning make it enjoyable.

However, one must be cautious of the hotel staff. We wanted to go to the Black Sea via the “beggar boats”. We were told that they were not running that day and that they could organize a boat trip for us. As it turned out the beggar boats were running and we got stuck with a giant tour group. The next day we wanted to go to the Galata tower and were told it is closed to visitors unless you book for dinner. They offered to organize a dinner at the tower complete with belly dancers. We took a chance on our own and we found that the tower was indeed open.

Even though it is not stated clearly in the their email response, make sure you confirm your reservation via email one week before you depart or you will lose your reservation

Like many cities there is a small group of taxi drivers that scam on tourist who want to travel outside the area of the Blue Mosque. They will palm your new lira bill and swap it for a much smaller old lira. They look a lot alike and both are still valid currency. So make sure you watch them carefully and make sure you know exactly what you are handing them.

A Wonderful Introduction To Istanbul

by A TripAdvisor Member

The Angel's Home hotel and staff helped make my first stay in Istanbul a truly enjoyable and memorable experience and I would recommend it to anyone. The owner Hakan and his brother Okan were gentlemen, polite, helpful and friendly and gave the impression that nothing you asked of them would be too much. This was demonstrated when, having requested to be picked up from the airport by the hotel I was delayed due to lost luggage. On finally exiting I found that Okan who had come to pick us up had been waiting for us for two and a half hours. I was extremely embarassed about the whole situation but he did not seem irritated in the least.

On arriving at the hotel were were given a help list which included among other things the brothers' cell phone number should we ever get into trouble. They took the sting out of much of the admin that goes along with tours etc and recommended sites to see and the best times to go. Their staff were extremely competent, discreet and friendly, looking after you without you hardly knowing they were there. On an occasion where my girlfriend had an upset stomach late at night one of the night staff turned the kitchen upside down until he found and brewed some herbal tea which made her much more comfortable and for which I am very grateful. Room service was daily and the room was consistently left immaculate.

Breakfasts offered enough variety eg fruits, breads, meats, eggs, cereal, teas and juices that I didn't grow bored while the inexpensive evening meals that I had in the hotel were of wonderfully fresh and delicious Sea Breen or chicken, several varied mezes and as much watermelon as you could eat. They were topped of by either the incredible views of the Blue Mosque or the Bosphorus, depending on which I felt like looking at each morning or night.

The hotel is also home to three very cute and mischievous kittens that love a little play and cuddle. The rooms have TV's with four channels which include CNN and BBC Prime and a well stocked mini bar with essential drinks and snacks, as well as complementary teas and coffees. The hotel is also a stones throw away from a small bazzar with two very friendly restaurants (Jumma at the more rustic Elif restaurant will take very good care of you), a small grocery and many well presented gift shops.

One small note is that due to the areas proximity to the Blue Mosque and due to our habit of sleeping with the windows open, the early morning call to prayer woke us on occasion at an un-godly hour but it added to our memories of the holiday, becoming an in-joke and when we got used to it we slept through it nightly.

I would not fail to recommend the hotel to anyone. It is small, intimate and friendly without being cloying, and I got the distinct impression that the staff were solely there to look after us and help us enjoy our holiday and I only hope I'll have the pleasure of staying there again in the future.

Forum Posts

First visit to Istanbul

by dewibrahim

We'll be in Istanbul from 21st - 26th Jan 2007. Will be staying at Angels' Home Hotel. is it true that we can just walk to all the top tourists' destinations from the hotel ? What is the entrance fee for the Topkapi , Hagia Sophia , Museums , Hippodrome etc ? Where can we get delicious meals at a decent price nearby. Thanx for your help.

RE: First visit to Istanbul

by traveloturc

Hi Ibrahim
What is the entrance fee for the Topkapi
its 12 ytl per person ( about 9 USD )
Hippodrome etc ?
hippodrome is free
Where can we get delicious meals at a decent price nearby
Sultanahmet koftecisi
good luck

RE: First visit to Istanbul

by traveloturc

Hi Ibrahim
What is the entrance fee for the Topkapi
its 12 ytl per person ( about 9 USD )
Hippodrome etc ?
hippodrome is free
Where can we get delicious meals at a decent price nearby
Sultanahmet koftecisi ( please check my restaurant tips of istanbul)
good luck

RE: First visit to Istanbul

by AcornMan

For excellent food nearby I highly suggest Sukru Nun Yeri and Doy-Doy. Have a look at my Istanbul travel tips for more information about them. Both were so good that we ate at each of them twice during our stay.

RE: First visit to Istanbul

by worldinabag


Some Sultanahmet inexpensive dining/snack options

Doy Doy Restaurant: Sifa Hamami Sokak, 13
Green Corner Cafe: Alemdar Cad. Opposite the exit of the cistern. Good turkish options in a lovely garden setting at inexpensive prices. Great burger and fries too!
Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi 12 Divanyolu Caddesi 12/A Sultanahmet Tel: (0212) 513 14 38. Located at Sultanhmet Square (Sultanhamet Meydani). "The best meatballs in Istanbul. Traditional food at its finest. A must stop for your visit to Istanbul".
Yildiz Restaurant: Didn’t get the address. In Sultanahmet. Ask for directions. Near the Cankurtaran railway station. Excellent Turkish cuisine in an atmospheric setting. Watch locals smoke their Narghiles and play backgammon.


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 Angels Home Hotel

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Address: Amiral Tafdil Sk. 22