Hotel Spectra

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey
(3 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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A real find in Istanbul

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 2, 2009

The Spectra Hotel ıs a real find and I strongly recommend it. I am a retired professor from Columbia Uniıversity and am here teaching courses for the summer. The owner of the hotel is Dr. Sumengen who is a retired Physıcs professor from the leadıng universıty ın Turkey. He has kındly offered my wife and me a dıscount since we are staying for an extended period in Istanbul. He has assembled a wonderful staff who have been most helpful to us. They speak English well and are able to offer suggestions about what to see and where to eat.

Each morniıng we have a bountiful breakfast on the rooftop terrace where we look out at the Blue Mosque. Even from our bedroom window we can see thıs extraordinary mosque and at nıght it ıs a very moving sight ın the moonlight as sea gulls swirl above it.

The next tıme we are in Istanbul we are sure to stay at the Spectra Hotel.
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Directions: Near the Blue Mosque

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Great location, Very nice staff and free internet

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 27, 2006

Unless the furnishing is a bit out of date, It is very clean and the staff is very hepful.
In addition the location is great, in the heart of Sultanamet, and 15 minutes walking from the port if you want to take a ship to the asian border: Bursa...

Unique Quality: Seeing Blue Mosche while you are having breakfast.

Directions: Sultanamet area

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Decent mid priced hotel near the Sultanahemt

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 11, 2004

Although I was not overly impressed by the Hotel Spectra, I would recommend it for anyone who desires to be very close to all the important sites in Istanbul. The hote could not be better situated as it only a five minute walk from the blue mosque. In fact the breakfast terrace has a great view of the mosque and the sea too. My problem is that for the price, you might expect a restaurant on site. Also the rooms were basically just passable. Still they did have cable TV if you want it and the staff at least tried to be helpful.

Unique Quality: There is a ten per cent discount if you book via the internet as I did.
(a warning do not drink at the patio across the street as they grossly overprice the beer)

Directions: On the southwest edge of the Hippodrome

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Olives and the Blue Mosque for breakfast!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 17, 2003

The hotel is in a great location. Virtually on the corner of the Hippodrome, about a 2 minute stroll from the Blue Mosque, 5 minutes from Aya Sofya and 10 minutes from Topkapi.
The rooms are fairly basic and quite small but clean and comfortable. They are all en-suite, have a TV and a fridge.
The staff are friendly and knowledgable and the atmosphere relaxing. Internet access is free to guests staying in the hotel.
Having stayed there twice I would definately recommend it, particulary to anyone on a budget.

Unique Quality: The views from the roof, where breakfast is served, are fantastic. Sitting by the window with a plate of olives, cheese, jam and bread overlooking the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus was magical!

Directions: On the west corner of the Hippodrome

marcfelix Jun 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Hotel spectra is a real jewel right in the hippodrome.
What makes this hotel so special human factor,location,and that lovely view from terrace.
Human factor:when you are on vacation miles away from home ,you look for ?,,don't now how to put this one exactly ...some people that you can rely on that you can be relax and feel safe with his or her smile
and of course some helpful information about city right?
well you absolutely will find this at spectra with its crew ,yeah may be some of member might be more decent more helpful etc.like front desk people ,,take Cem for instance,This guy like... when you ask a question about stuffs ,,you get not just your info also he tries to give any info he got for city,and not just that whenever he sees you always a big smile comes towards to you.
Location: believe it or not one step further from hotel you are at the center of hippodrum.
Only a few hotel has this in this area.
View:Magnifisto ,,Don't know how to describe that feeling from top floor''breakfast area''
like you are inside the history with 3d glasses on you.

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Address: Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey

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Amenities at Hotel Spectra

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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