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Side Hotel and Pension

Side Pension and Hotel is in Sultanahmet area, just a few minutes walk from Aya Sofya and Blue mosque. It's on a quiet street.
Breakfast is served on the roof from where there is a nice view over the blue mosque (don't forget to go up and have a look at the view at nighttime as well). In the pension lobby there is free tea and a television. It's a nice place where you can sit down to chat with other travellers.
At the pension there are single rooms with privat toilet and shower for 30 Euros and rooms with chared bathroom for 20 Euros. These are the summerprices and the rooms at the hotelside are a bit more expensive.

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  • Written June 5, 2004
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pansiyon ilknur: the cheapest hostel in stanbul.

pansiyon ilknur is the cheapst place to stay at the moment in istanbul.
it's very basic, but if you wanna save the extra buck then thats your place.
the price for a dorm bed is around 3-4 dollars.
it has a very traveller atmosphere and the people staying here tend to be people who are on very long trips and therefor need to save money.
the place has a great view over the bospuros straight from the little patio on the roof.
there is no curfew, but the owners prefer that you return home before midnight, so if you are in town to party stay elsewhere.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Cycling, Budget Travel
  • Written December 16, 2004
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yucelt hostel: yucelt hostel is no longer there.

i have stayed many times in the yucelt hostel over the years and it was a true classic among backpackers.
coming back to istanbul in june 2008 i found out that the place is no longer there.
the building is now a 4 star hotel instead.
backpackers do not need to worry though as istanbul has more backpacker hostels than ever now.
they are just in other locations.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Cycling, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written December 16, 2004
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  • neodue profile photo neodue
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SMALL HOTELS

I give you more option about the small hotels.

http://www.yusufpasakonagi.com/ also this is nice hotel with the nice wiew.
Hotel Armada is nice hotel.Used to i was working in this area and how i know those hotels.
Sharon I like to stay in small hotel cause it is causy and feel warm.friendly.

old istanbul is still like a small town.Some of the parts of course.

i give another link www.nisanyan.net
the owner of the this web site Sevan Nisanyan
famous about the small hotels guide.you can reach his guide get lots a info about small hotels.These are not budget hotel.

www.ayasofyakonaklari.com (Nice houses first renovated old istanbul houses by the topkapi palace wall.)

www.emzoe.com This is very nice boutique hotel i found it while i was walking in Sultanhamet in last week .

www.sultahmetpalace.com
www.ibrahimpasha.com

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  • Written March 31, 2008
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Hotel Sahinler: Convenient location

With its convenient location in Laleli area, you will enjoy your time in the city as you can reach all tourist attractions such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia and Covered Bazaar in minutes.

Room Details: Central air conditioning, telephone, private bathroom, hair dryer, music broadcast, television and minibar.
General Facilities: Central air conditioning, central heating, 24 hrs room service, doctor on demand, sauna, laundry, dry cleaning, gift shop, and power generator.
Wining & Dining : Cafeteria, snack bar, breakfast lounge and lobby bar. 1 open buffet restaurant.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 14, 2009
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Five star rated hotels and webs: ALL Istanbul 5 Star Hotels

Istanbul is hosting hundreds of Hotels..
I believe one of the best way to get info about a hotel is to visit their website.. And it is not easy to find them as many tradevise web sites are not giving their links and adresses..

So here is alist of all 5 star hotels in Istanbul and links to the sites. List is made in Alphabetical order.. Copyright Erkmen

Deluxe hotels:
Ciragan Palace
FourSeasons
Ritz Carlton Istanbul

5 Star hotels:
Akgün Hotel
Ceylan Intercontinental
Conrad Hotel
Crowne Plaza
Cinar Hotel
Divan Oteli
Eresin Crown
Grand Cevahir Hotel
Golden Tullip Eresin
Hilton Otel
Hyatt Regency
Istanbul Dedeman
Istanbul Princess
Kaya Ramada
Klassis resort
Merit antique
Movenpick Hotel
Ortakoy princess
Polat Renaissance
Radisson Sas
Surmeli Hotel
Swissotel theBosphorus
The Marmara

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written December 11, 2003
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PETEK PANSION: WARM ATMOSPHERE IN HERE

When I was 10 years old I was playing football and cycling on the street of Fenerbahce.Fenerbahce is the relaxing place of Istanbul until 90's.There was a huge public beach and summer houses and rich villas.Also there was pension with 1960's style concrete building with nice garden.It was open just summers in 1970's and 1980's and still has same principe.It is open from May untill November.You can feel retro style in the building.Nice garden and clean rooms.This pension is in Kadikoy District ( asian side of Istanbul)You can go by bus or taxi from Kadikoy.If you want quite place you can stay this pension.Also if you go to Kadýkoy (10min by bus) you can cross to old Istanbul (Eminonu District) by public boat in 20 min.

Petek Pansiyon's retro architecture and decoration is complemented by 33 rooms, a main dining area and sunbathing terrace with a seaport view, parking space and a fabulous garden. There are single, double and family suit rooms (up to 4 people) available to make your stay a memorable one. We have cable TV in every room, an open buffet breakfast and ADSL Internet connection for you to enjoy.

Guests take pleasure in The Fenerbahçe Beach, Setur Marina, Fenerbahçe Þükrü Saraçoðlu Stadium and shoreline walking tracks, which are all within walking distances. For shopping, Baðdat Street, Nautilus Shopping Center and Kadýköy shopping district are only 5-minutes away. Formula 1 track-Ýstanbul Park and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is only 20-25 minutes by car. Atatürk Airport in Yeþilköy is in 40 km. distance.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 17, 2007
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A friends home in Bostancia

Our friends were living in Bostancia and had a large apartment on the top floor in an older style house. When renting accommodation in Istanbul, I was told that the only way to find a place is to walk the streets and "LOOK UP" - the To Rent signs will be in the windows of the available property - but they could be on the 8th floor or higher, so bring your binoculars!

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  • Written February 22, 2006
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Hotel Libya.: Grotty little hotel, but it´s cheap.

Hotel libya is your old fashioned istanbul hotel catering to the working class, the prostitutes and the dodgy characters in town.
It´s old and dingy and the rooms are small and basic.
I stayed there 2 nights just to catch a feel of such a place and i must say i was ok there even if it was grotty.
The old guy who ran it was an ok lad and my bed was ok and so was the shower that i had in my room.
It was absolutely nothing special, but if you want to save money then it´s acceptable.
I paid 20 lira for a night in march 2010 and that is very cheap for istanbul standards.

Cheap and well located.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written March 13, 2010
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Best Western Acropol Hotel: Poor service, and poor value for money

I stayed one night at Hotel Acropol in October 2006. We had booked a room here, but when we arrived the hotel had overbooked, so the receptionist told us we'd have to move to another hotel, which was fine by us. The receptionist said we'd pay the Acropol rate of 105 euro / night, and the Acropol would later arrange for the payment to the hotel we actually stayed in. He then told us we'd be staying at the Avicenna - which we knew cost 45 euro / night. That's a 60 euro difference per night, and I would call that a rip-off! We protested, and the receptionist decided he had a room for us after all. Not a great start to our stay.

According to the Acropol's own description on the website we booked through, bookings.org, the double rooms have "balconies and great views of the Bosphorus and the Blue Mosque" - the reality is slightly different. Most of the rooms do *not* have balconies, and from our room we saw straight into a wall.

Our standard twin room was quite small, and reasonably clean. It had two comfy beds, but the promised "seating area" consisted of a small work desk and one stool. Amenities included a minibar and a tiny tv. The bathroom (no bathtub, as opposed to what the description on bookings.org said) was in need of renovation. The hotel does have a WiFi connection, which is free of charge - but it didn't work for several hours. (The receptionist told us there were internet problems in the entire area, but the internet cafes nearby were up and running.) The aircon was very noisy, and the walls seemed to be *very* thin - if you are a light sleeper you might have to buy ear-plugs!

We booked 3 nights - but we only stayed 1. It is *very* easy to find a better hotel in the Sultanahmet area - and it's even easier to find a hotel that offers better value for money! We paid 105 euro / night (through bookings.org) and that's fairly expensive for Istanbul. (Their room rates vary *a lot* with the season - but unless you get a room here for, say 25 euro /night I'd say you're paying too much!)

I posted a review of this hotel on TripAdvisor, and almost immediately got an email from the management of the Acropol, asking me to delete my review and write a more positive one - for a compensation. I refused, and have since received several very abusive emails from the hotel management - and a number of glowing "reviews" of Acropol have since been posted on TripAdvisor. I would therefore take some of the reviews that exist for this hotel, with a pinch of salt!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written November 25, 2006
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Buyuk Londra Oteli: London in istanbul

The Grand Hotel de Londres (Grand London Hotel, Büyük Londra Oteli), is one of Istanbul's two remaining late 19th-century European-style hotels in the Tepebasi district.
Built by the Glavani family in 1892, it was designed, like its more famous neighbor the Pera Palace Hotel (Pera Palas Oteli), to host Europeans arriving in Ottoman Constantinople by ship and Orient Express train.
The 54-room Grand London is an authentic period piece, having undergone much less restoration than the Pera Palas. It is a bit the worse for wear, with knocked-up woodwork, frayed furniture and creaky floors, but friendly, still serviceable and quite cheap for this area. If you're looking for unchanged Victorian Ottomania at a bargain price, this is it.
The location is not bad: a few minutes' stroll from Istiklal Caddesi, the British Consulate-General and Galatasaray and Tünel squares. Taxis along the broad avenue called Tarlabasi Bulvari provide fairly fast transport to Sultanahmet and Taksim Square; or walk to Taksim in about 15 minutes.
Büyük Londra Oteli (Grand Hotel de Londres)
Mesrutiyet Caddesi No. 117
Tepebasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel +90 212 245 0670, fax 245 0671

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 27, 2006
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Good hotel with economical prices: HOTEL TROYA

In the heart of the Beyoglu District and close the UK consulate.Also very close the heart of the Istikla Street

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 17, 2007
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Flats in Istanbul: Bohemian Istanbul

This is very nice and functional website regarding holiday flats in Istanbul.You can find lots of
choises regarding this kind accomatidions.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written October 11, 2007
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Hotel Ferhat: Brilliant location

Our family took three rooms in this hotel for a week-long stay. It is located a stone's throw from the Blue Mosque and the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts. Right next door is a convenience store, and less than 100 meters down the road is a tram stop. Adjacent to the tramstop is a huge range of eateries from restaurants to cafes and bars.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 19, 2005

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The Madison Hotel, Nippon Hotel, Taksim Plaza Otel: Taksim Hotels: 1

All these three, 4 stared hotels are located next to each other and just very close distance to Taksim square.. Taksim square is the main square in Istanbul, where the city of Istanbul enjoys and lives.. Taksim is decent and the center of cities Business district and if you need a hotel near taksim , you can choose one of these hotels..

If I were to choose between them I would choosed the best priced one:) ... Cause all these hotels looks very similar, the quality is high and the service is good.. Their location is just next to each other and in close distance to main center..

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Sailing and Boating, Historical Travel, Business Travel
  • Written June 25, 2003
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