Sirkeci Konak Hotel

Taya Hatun Sokak #5, Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34120, Turkey
(4.5 star hotel)
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A fantastic choice in the historic city

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 11, 2011

I cannot write a glowing enough review of this hotel and I stay in hotels about 35 weeks a year for business. The rooms and public spaces were top notch, on par with the renovation quality of a 5-star hotel in the US or Europe and the staff were incredibly warm, hospitable, helpful and welcoming. We travelled with a 5-year old and, notwithstanding that they clearly don't have many young children stay there, the waitstaff accommodated him with special placemates, little gifts and, indeed, access to the hotel computers for video games. The inclusive breakfast was lavish and they even made us lunch sandwiches, gratis, for our boat trip up the Bosphorus.

I had concerns about staying right near the Topkapi Palace in terms of congestion and noise but the streets were quiet and mosque noise was very muted as well. The hotel is super convenient to the tram and one can purchase tokens from the reception staff so that was much easier than dealing with taxi congestion when wanting to pop over to Beyoglu or tourist sites like Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, or simply walking to the ferry piers.

A big thumbs up.

Unique Quality: Hammam and massages in the lower level are definitely a bonus. The small indoor pool was good for children and the maid service was impeccable.

Directions: The historic peninsula right near palace and archaeological museum

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A very friendly upscale boutique hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 12, 2009

The Sirkeci Konak is a boutique hotel that we stayed in while we were in Istanbul. It is conveniently located about 50 meters from the Gulhane tram stop, just down the hill from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. We were able to walk to Hagia Sophia in about 10 minutes from the hotel.

The Sirkeci Konak is one of the friendliest upscale hotels that we have ever stayed in. From the minute that you check in, you are treated well by the friendly staff who go out of their way for you. The rooms are good-sized, but not huge. They have air-conditioning, modern bathrooms, satellite TV, and wirelss internet service. From the upper floors on the street side of the hotel, you get good views of Gulhane Park, the park that surrounds Topkapi Palace.

Amenities included a small indoor swimming pool in the basement, along with a sauna, fitness room, and hammam (Turkish bath). The hotel has two restaurants. In summer, the rooftop restaurant (the more expensive of the two) specializes in seafood, while the lobby restaurant offers a wide variety of Turkish dishes. We liked both, but preferred the lobby restaurant, which had great food at reasonable prices (especially for a hotel restaurant).

Breakfast is included with your room and is served buffet-style in the lobby restaurant. The selection included both hot and cold Western and Turkish items. In the afternoons, there is tea in the lobby, which we found to be very relaxing after a day of sightseeing. The tea time was also a good time to speak with fellow guests and compare notes on sightseeing.

We definitely recommend the Sirkeci Konak to travelers who are looking for a more upscale hotel. They are very good with children, and treated our daughter like a princess.

Directions: 50 meters downhill from the Gulhane tram stop

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Address: Taya Hatun Sokak #5, Sirkeci, Istanbul, 34120, Turkey

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Amenities at Sirkeci Konak Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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