Nena Hotel

Binbirdirek Mah Klodfarer Cad 8/10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey
#14 of 2,118 hotels in Istanbul
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Nena - a great hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 10, 2008

The Nena is pleasent enough , refined and elegant public spaces with touches of dark wood paneling and a very , very nice enclosed garden sitting room / parlor . theres free internet access and a lovely rooftop restaraunt with a killer veiw of the Blue Mousqe! I regarded the management as highly professional and caring. this hotel has the best location for seeing the sights! we felt relativly safe here.

Istanbul's most friendly hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 2, 2007

This hotel is in the heart of the old city within walking distance of the most touristic places.
What we loved about it was the fact that the staff were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They gave us the best tips about travelling with trams and metro and good tips too. Also you could turn up late for breakfast but still got served with a full breakfast with a smiling staff.
A very friendly hotel which is value for money.
I would recommend it full heartily to anyone who is going to visit Istanbul.

Unique Quality: Helpful and friendly staff
Within walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Ayasofia. Topkapi Palace, etc also very near the tram stops.

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A decent, comfortable, and affordable option

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 24, 2006

Notwithstanding its pretentious "classical" interiors, there are so many things to love in this hotel. Its location just right off Sultanahmet's main thoroughfare Divan Yolu Caddesi, is one. So are the comfortable, well-appointed, albeit smallish rooms, and decent breakfast buffet.

Hard to beat at YTL 60/night (inclusive of breakfast), on cash basis.

Nena Hotel was the first hotel I ''stumbled upon'' on my return from my two-week trip around central Anatolia. Highly recommended for budget travelers looking for decent, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the heart of Sultanahmet.

Terrible Management

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 12, 2005

While the hotel's location is good, the rooms are small and ours smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. We were willing to overlook this as the staff were generally friendly. The first sign should have been when our traveling companion had such a bad experience with the hotel on check-in that she went out and found a much less expensive hotel that was just as clean and with as good of a location. In spite of her experience, we were determined to stay at the Hotel Nena as the reviews were so good. Everything went fine for us until check-out when the manager on duty refused to honor the room rate we had agreed to on-line even though we had the quote in writing from the hotel. Through the course of the discussion he called us, and I quote "liars" and "dumb". It was a miserable experience. When we were finally allowed to speak to the general manager, he immediately agreed to honor the rate we were quoted and agreed to pay for a cab to the airport. The hotel manager, a Mr. Sukru, had refused to transport us to the hotel until we agreed to his, much higher rate. After we got off the phone with the general manager, the hotel manager grudgingly gave us the correct room rate but still refused to pay for our transport to the hotel. When we asked to speak to the general manager again, he refused to connect us. I strongly advise you to seek out one of the many similarly located, and less expensive hotel options.

Value for money and best spot

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 25, 2005

Good and clean hotel. Secure inside staying as it neighbors to the City Courts and offers free safe box. The personel is kind and ready to serve. The hotel is very close to any of the best touristic sites of the Old City. The best room is the 309, with great view of the Sultanahmet Camii, Agia Sofia Orthodox Church and Bosporus. 209 is also a very good room. During the day, the area is full of tourists, but not in front of the hotel, which is very quit. But during the night is best to take a taxi (important: called by the hotel's personel) and go to Pera-Beyoglu (Nisandasi area is the best) as the hotel's area has poor and low class nightlife (especially if you are a woman). Breakfast buffet is not great, but good. The Accura Hotel is suitable for someone who wants to visit the greatest Old City sites (Agia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Ippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Top Kapi, Kapali Carsi-Bazaar, etc) as it is very close to them (the traffic is very heavy during the day and you loose 1/2 hour if you are lucky or more if you stay to the hotels around Taksim Square). During the night you have to move by taxi. The taxi must be called by the hotel, in order not to trying to fraud you. Taxis are cheap, with no extra charge, for the hotel. [ TIP: if you are not in your hotel and you want a taxi, get in ANY other hotel that is close to you and ask them to call you a taxi - DO NOT get any taxi from the street]

Unique Quality: Free safe box.
Good view for most of the rooms.
As my staying was during March, I have no opinion about the hotel's roof restaurant-cafe.

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another nice hotel in Sultanahmet

by written on July 8, 2004

Another hotel with great views on the old city (see my other tips on hotels in Sultanahmet), it's almost like from Arcadia, althought being located higher then Arcadia it's roof is not higher then the one from Arcadia and that's why you have a nice view for Sultanahmet, but you cant's see the Marmara Sea.
Anyway the hotel has a good location and is a good choise for medium-budget.

Unique Quality: - Hamam (Turkish Bath), Sauna, pool...
Oh and don't foget to check the map of the old city at the reception! (The very best map from National Geographic with all the touristic places on it!)

Directions: right on the Binbirdirek Cistern, near the Arcadia Hotel, only the entrance is from the other side, you can reach there by going upstairs from the Binbirdirek Cistern.

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Sultanahmet Hotels: Nena Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 21, 2003

If you are looking for a hotel to be in the middle of Sultanahmet area, where all touristy attractions are very near, Nena Hotel is a very good alternative..

Recently one of my friend has stayed in this hotel. And I have learned about this hotel through her..

If you visit the web page you will see a nice hotel like most hotels, but it is also nice in reality.. A hotel of special class is serving for 3 years.. And a real quality hotel compared with its prices.. And more of it, it is just at the center of all activities..

If you book through an agent, you may get different rates.. But just by contacting directly with the Hotel and by good negotiations, we have received a quiet good price compared with the quality.. So I definitely advice you to contact with the hotel directly somehow.. (Rates may be high in July and August)

Directions: Just near the tram way, on the Sultanahmet Square

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Address: Binbirdirek Mah Klodfarer Cad 8/10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey

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  • Continental Breakfast
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  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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