Cozy Inn in Istanbul
Dersaadet Oteli is a small inn located in the shadow of the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet. The inn is a restored 19th century Ottoman wooden house and has a beautiful decor and a cozy ambiance about it that makes it a welcome place to come back to after a day of sightseeing. The inn is about a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque but is also located on a quiet little side street unlike most of the hotels in Sultanahmet which are located in clustered tourist areas. There are a few restaurants and local markets with reasonable prices within blocks of the inn.
We had only booked for two nights but ended up extending our stay two nights more because we were so happy with the accommodations. The first two nights we were in a sea view double and the second two nights we were in a standard double. The rooms are definitely on the small side, but in a cozy way, and also are very clean and have all the amenities one would need. The sea view is not worth the extra money so I would recommend just getting the standard double (though it is street level and much noisier). You can get plenty of the sea view at the free breakfast on the beautiful rooftop terrace.
The aspect that puts the Dersaadet over the top is the service. The front desk was extremely helpful and kind under all circumstances including booking us at their sister hotel, Hotel Niles, for a fifth night (we tried to extend again but they were full) and transporting us there for free. Also because we ended up staying more than three nights we became eligible for a free transfer to the airport and the staff at both hotels made it a point that we got that free transfer.
I would not hesitate to stay here again if traveling to Istanbul. You can read more about out visit to Istanbul on our travel blog- http://patrinadoestheglobe.blogspot.com/
I chose the Dersaadet Hotel after much research...
It was our first visit to Istanbul. I chose the Dersaadet Hotel after much research because of the excellent reviews this place received from various Internet sources and travel guides. We were not disappointed. The staff was helpful and friendly and spoke very good English. The rooms were well decorated, clean and comfortable with a modern bathroom and good working shower. We were offered a free breakfast buffet every morning on the rooftop of the hotel that offered wonderful views of the city. The rooftop had both indoor and outdoor seating. Also, this hotel is located in the Sultanahmet district and is in great proximity to all of the major tourist attractions. I would not hesitate to stay at the Dersaadet Hotel again or to recommend it to others. - Mary C., La Crosse, WI, U.S.A.
Unique Quality: Free use of laptop computer and Internet service
Free breakfast buffet on rooftop with outstanding views of the Sea of Marmara and mosques
Close proximity to all major tourist attractions in Sultanahmet district
Helpful, accomodating, English-speaking staff
Clean, comfortable beds and bedding
Modern, good working shower and toilet
Directions: Sultanahmet District
Istanbul's best hotel
My husband and I stayed 4 nights at Dersaadet hotel, pre-cruise. We were impressed by the outstanding service provided by this small hotel. You get free airport pickup if you stay more than 3 nights and the hotel has 24Hrs free internet access. The staff has been very helpful, from giving directions to getting your taxi and suggesting the best restaurant, all with a courteous and cheerful manner. One day, my husband had food poisening, and we got the full attention from the hotel staff and even from the owner Deniz. They help me call the doctor to the hotel, and even make arrangements for a taxi driver to go pick up the medications at 8:00PM, when all the regular pharmacies are closed. When the doctor told me I should get some yogurt and boiled potatoes for my husband, I was totally puzzled, since the hotel doesn't have full restaurant service. To my surprise, a hotel staff showed up an hour later at our room, with a tray filled with yogurt and hot boiled potatoes. It's magic! We truly felt like being at home. I certainly recommend Dersaadet hotel to all travelers.
Unique Quality: Excellent location for sightseeing - Outstanding service - Great views - Reasonable price -
Complimentary breakfast - Free internet access - Comfortable room
Excellent small hotel, superb location
I've spent time in 72 countries, and the Dersaadet is an exemplar of what a small hotel should be. The staff is attentive without being overbearing. Each of the rooms is individually decorated in period decor (try finding that ambiance in a generic tourist hotel), giving the entire place the feel of someone's home rather than a hotel. This feeling is only amplified by the hotel's location. In a mixed-use residential neighborhood, it's only a few minutes walk to the Arasta Bazaar, the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia, or if you prefer, the real (as opposed to touristy) water on the sea of Marmara (check out the abandoned Romanian freighter).
Breakfast from the terrace offers the same kinds of views one gets from the pricey Konyali restaurant in Topkapi Palace, but without the cost. There is free internet service in the small lobby, and fine local restaurants within a couple of blocks. The owner, Deniz, is usually on site to answer questions or handle special requests.
I spent time in each class of room (regular, suite, and Sultan's suite). The Sultan's suite will make you feel like one. If you want to feel like you're part of Istanbul instead of simply being in Istanbul, I can't recommend the Dersaadet too highly.
Unique Quality: Superb location. Short walk to major Istanbul sights or waterfront. Good restaurants and shopping literally around the corner. Neighborhood feel. Rooftop terrace with view of Blue Mosque and Sea of Marmara.
Directions: Sultanahmet, near Blue Mosque
Great Value, Well-Situated Oasis
The service here was what you'd expect from a 5* hotel -- nothing was too much trouble. The receptionists were very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about sightseeing, restaurants, directions, etc.
Denis Duyar, the owner-manager is a young man with a three-generation background in hotel management ... and it shows. The place runs like clockwork and has some nice extras like free broadband wi-fi and a laptop everyone can use.
The rooms are spacious, spotless and comfortable. Ours (a double and a single on the third, top, floor) had great views of of the sea, mosques and ancient rooftops.
There's no restaurant, but a lovely roof terrace serves a good continental breakfast (which could be a little more inventive!) and cocktails at night. From there, you can see the Blue Mosque awesomely illuminated as well as the sea.
Location-wise, the Desaadet couldn't be more convenient -- you're a short walk from all the major sights in the Sultanhamet area.
We'll definitely return and can highly recommend this well-run jewel.
Unique Quality: * Small boutique hotel
* Superbly managed
* Reasonably priced
* Conveniently situated
* Free airport pickup ($20 value)
* Good Views
* Complimentary breakfast
* Free Broadband/WiFi Internet Access
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Arasta Bazaar 0.1 miles away
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Istanbul Dersaadet Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Kapiagasi Sokak 5, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey
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Amenities at Dersaadet Hotel
- Room Service
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle Service
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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