Zeynep Sultan Boutique Hotel Istanbul

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Zeynep Sultan Camii Sok 25, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34140, Turkey
Zeynep Sultan Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 66% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Couples87
  • Solo84
  • Business83

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Stay at Zeynep Sultan Hotel - It's Excellent

by A TripAdvisor Member

We would like to write to a couple of lines to show our graditude for the service provided during the week we stayed at your hotel. The staff offered us great help planning our daily trips to different destinations in Istanbul. The hotel staff were good in communicating and very polite. The rooms was very clean and comfortable. We would like to thank Onur, Embre x 2, Yavuz, Sultan and especially the owner Ibrahim who all made us feel as we were at home. Therefore we would like to recommend every person planning visiting Istanbul to choose Zeynep Sultan Hotel. // Best Regards - Mohammad & Amira

An absolutely wonderful place to stay

by wadekorzan about Taxim Suites Hotel

Taxim Suites Hotel is not exactly a hotel, as it is basically a complex of self-catering furnished apartments. The location is absolutely wonderful, being right across from Taxim Park and just a couple of minutes waking to Taxim Square and Istikal Street. The front door is locked all of the time, so the security of the hotel is excellent, and the reception desk is manned 24 hours per day. To get in, when staying as a guest, you just ring the bell and you'll be let in. There are three different types of apartments per floor: the Park Suite, the Avenue Suite, and the Miyake Suite 8in a more Asian style). I think my type of apartment was the smallest--the Park Suite, but it was wonderful nonetheless. You have everything you need! A well equipped kitchen, living area with nice furniture and flat screen TV, a work area, wireless internet that works wonderfully and is complimentary, a bedroom which is separate and a bathroom with jacuzzi tub. It really is a wonderful and comfortable place to stay and I felt so at home, I often did not feel like leaving the room. I felt like I lived in Istanbul! Best of all is the staff: Zeynep, the manager, and all of her staff, is absolutely wonderful. There is absolutely no doubt that I will stay here each time I go to Istanbul!

Zeynep Sultan: Highly recommended

by A TripAdvisor Member

Our 11 day stay at the Zeynep Sultan Hotel was simply wonderful: great location, very friendly and helpful staff. Abe -the owner- was on sight daily and ready with useful suggestions on local sightseeing. The rooms are clean and very comfortable and the breakfast, taken on the terrace, was ample and a great way to start the day.
We plan to return to the Zeynep Sultan Hotel as well as recommend it to our friends.

Zeynep Sultan Mosque

by Kuznetsov_Sergey

It is situated in front of Gulhane Park. Sultan Zeynep, daughter of Sultan Ahmed III, had it built in 1769. Architect of this classical style mosque is Mehmet Tahir Aga.
The mosque is on Alemdar Caddesi (Street) in Istanbul, across the street from Gülhane Park, not far from the Hagia Sophia, and viewable from the tram that circulates the city.

You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 37.13" N 28° 58' 44.38" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Zeynep Sultan Mosque .

Zeynep Sultan Camii

by MM212

Commissioned by Zeynep Asıme Sultan, the daughter of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet III, this tiny mosque looks as though it is yet another Byzantine church converted into a mosque. This is not the case, for it was built from scratch in 1769 by the architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa, in an entirely Byzantine style. It is located between Hagia Sophia and Gülhane Park. When I visited on a snowy day in January 2010, the mosque was closed.

everything is true, some advice

by A TripAdvisor Member

Chose Zeynep by the TripAdvisor rating and was not disappointed. Everything nice about the hotel is true. Some advice:

- book directly from Zeynep web site
- paying cash gives 10% discount
- if you stay 3 days, transfer from airport is free.

Highly recommended.

Beyond our expectations

by A TripAdvisor Member

We just returned to the states after a wonderful stay at the Zeynep Sultan. Reasonably priced, clean, and marvelously located - but the Zeynep reakkt shines with its hospitality. In a busy city such as Istanbul, it is nice to have someone make things work for you - getting a taxi, recommending a neighborhood to visit, making a restaurant reservation, etc. Highly recommend.


by A TripAdvisor Member

I just returned from an 11 day stay at the Zeynep Sultan and could not have had a better experience. The location is perfect, the staff is wonderful, the rooms are clean and comfortable.

My two friends and I launched all of our daily excursions from the Zeynep with the kind assistance of the staff, following a generous breakfast included with the room. Sitting on the patio at night following a full day was a nice way to end the day.

Located near many historic sites, it is also close to the tram and walking distance to the ferries and other transportation.

Zeynap Sultan offers great value and I highly recommend it for your stay in Instanbul.

A Turkish Jennie Grossinger

by TripAdvisor Member Iamme86

We, a senior citizen type-couple stayed at the Zeynep Sultan for a week in Apr/May 2006. We add our voices to cheer the Hotel, its staff and, particularly its host/owner, Ibraham (a.k.a. Abe ). We agree with all previously written TripAdvisor reviews. In terms of what we got for what we paid, we got our money's worth. What made the experience unique and priceless, however, was that Ibraham and his nephew ( who always greeted us individually by name and whose name we shamefacedly confess we never asked) welcomed, treated, and said good-by to us like good friends. We publicly acknowledge and thank them for that.

voice of dissent - hated the hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member travelhappy_7

We booked in to the zeynep sultan for five days this past week. Having read such great things about it, we were really looking forward to the experience. Sadly, the hotel disappointed and disgusted us on practicaly every count.

1. Our flight landed at 8.30, so we were at the hotel by 9.00. We were told in no uncertain terms that we could only check in at 12.00, and had to go out for breakfast. Today's breakfast NOT included, the lady at the desk told us very very firmly. Ok, we thought, not totally unexpected, but it would have been nice to have had the offer of a cup of tea, especially since we booked in for five nights.

2. When we staggered back in to the hotel at 12.00 as instructed, we were shown to our room, on the ground floor. To say that it was tiny, would be the nicest thing one could say about it. It was like a coffin. There was no room for us to put our bag once we had finished unpacking so we had to prop it up against the bathroom door. The bed was comfortable and spotless, but hey at that price, that's the least one expects. There was no room to do anything in there except hop skip and jump into the bed. Certainly nothing cheery or atmospheric or anything - just a clean comfortable bed in a coffin.

3. I have to say that the terrace cafe was nice, it overlooks the Aya Sofia, but as we discovered later when we went hunting out for other hotels, this is the rule rather than the exception in all sultanahmet hotels.- a nice terrace cafe overlooking either the Blue mosque or the Aya Sofia

4 Through the day, and the next morning, as we went in and out of the hotel we noticed something quite odd. The staff who was plain polite to us at best and churlish at worst ( eg - "can I have a cup of tea?" Shrug. "Wait") and especially the owner was terribly obsequoius to practically every other guest, barring us and another couple. the owner especially went around the breakfast room the next day, showing pictures, recommending carpet shops, sights, car hire firms, restaurants etc to everyone. Everyone except us and another couple, whose table he very pointedly side stepped. No hello, no greeting, nothing, not even a single second on us before he sat down to eat his own breakfast. Hmmm, very odd. Then we looked at the other couple who had been ignored and something sort of fell into place. The other couple, like us, was also Asian. All the customers getting the deluxe treatment were white.

That's when we realized that the Zeynep Sultan has its own system of apartheid in place. If not that, then they just had a major personality change with us and decided to act totally contrary to the way they were acting with every other white guest in the hotel.

5. We moved out immediately. when asked why we said firstly because the room was awful. It was. Wherupon the receptionist said immediately, oh I can move you to a much much better room upstairs. Well, hello, most of the guests in the hotel were checked in for two or three nights. Shouldnt a nice room have gone to the long stay guest anyway? But that wasnt the reason we were moving, and we told them that as well.

6. We moved into the Hotel Turkoman about a km away. It was superb! Given a room immediately ( at 10.00 in the morning) offered breakfast even though it was not included (" its already laid out. Please at least have a cup of tea!") the room, though still not huge was really sweet and atmospheric with kilims and paintings and old copper trim. The staff was excellent, made sure that they connected the Tv in the cafe to the football games just for us - it was a wonderful experince and one we would heartly recoomend. As for the Zeynep - well - this is just a lone voice of dissent in what are universally wonderful reviews. So decide for yourself. Just know that not one word in this review has been overstated or exagerrated.


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Forum Posts

Anybody knows Zeynep Sultan Hotel in Istanbul?

by diana_renou

Hi, Does anybody knows if it is a good hotel? Any advice about it? and the Apricot hotel? Thanks a lot if you can help me. Have a nice day¡¡ Diana

Re: Anybody knows Zeynep Sultan Hotel in Istanbul?

by nomad7890

Hello Diana,

Did you check the reviews at the Trip Advisor site?
Zeynep Sultan: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293974-d502334-Reviews-Zeynep_Sultan_Hotel-Istanbul.html

Apricot: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293974-d780484-Reviews-Apricot_Hotel-Istanbul.html

Re: Anybody knows Zeynep Sultan Hotel in Istanbul?

by NYTim

The Apricot Hotel is awesome.

Re: Anybody knows Zeynep Sultan Hotel in Istanbul?

by diana_renou

many thanks!!

This hotel

by rthornton

In early June I will be visiting Istanbul for the first time, and on a very limited budget. I found this hotel on the internet: http://www.istanbullyonhotel.com/main.htm. Does anyone know of this place? Is it in a good area and is it a decent place to sleep? If not, any suggestions for a low-price hotel (my requirements are very modest ... all I need is a clean bed, a sink, and a bathroom ... don't need all the comforts found at luxery hotels) in the old part of the city?

I will only be in Istanbul for four days? Any suggestions on how best to spend four days?

Thank you!


RE: This hotel


As I saw in the net these hotels (there were two different hotels in the net) are located in Sehzadebasi. The location is very near to the old city, maybe 10 minutes by walking. There are lots of stores which are mostly dedicated for Russian and Estearn European Tourists for luggage trade. I am not sure but the rates are around 30-50 euro per night (40-65 usd). I think you can find better options in Taksim district. taksim is the center of the city. Old and new city is very close, night life is very lively and you can easly find transportation to any part of the city. Most important thing Taksim district is much more safer compering with Sehzadebasi at nights. Istanbul is a save city, be comfortable but I think you will be happier in Taksim.

RE: This hotel

by 1dawnhopeful

We stayed at the Zeynep Sultan hotel. Cost was $60US a night. Very clean hotel. Great location in Sultanahmet. Rooms small .Bed and breakfast. Friendly manager and staff. We were there for 4 days. Saw Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque. Topkapi and Grand bazaar. All in Sultanahmet. Also went to Beyoglu and walked down Istiklal Cadessi. (modern shops) Many people out walking. Had a meal at a meyhane (where they play traditional Turkish music) The band comes to your table and serenades you. These meyhanes are on Navizade Sokak. Walked down to Eminonu from the Spice Bazaar. My husband bought Turkish coffee beans at ? Mehmet Effendi. Had a fish sandwich on the docks at Eminonu. We enjoyed the hammam experience, together, (Turkish massage) at the Suleymaniye Hammami. Enjoy your trip. Dawn

Istanbul hotel/ September weather

by Bywaters

Has anyone stayed in the Zeynep Sultan Hotelin Sultanahmet? I'm looking for a hotel which is close to all the main attractions plus has a terrace with a view and the Zeynep seems to tick all the boxes. Do they offer airport pick up? What's the weather like in September?

Re: Istanbul hotel/ September weather

by ricky52

Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.

Here is the average weather for Istanbul for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

High 75f / 24c
Low 60f / 15c
Rain 1.90in / 49.0mm
Rain days 7
Hours of sun 9
Daylight hours 12
UV level 6 = High
Frost = None
Humidity = ~None
Sea temp 72f / 22c

Re: Istanbul hotel/ September weather

by infinitys


I do not have too much information about your mentioned hotel name,if they have an english website,they will most probably organize airport pickup type of issues.
But if you are coming to Sultanahmet region of Istanbul from Ataturk airport,you do not need to make a special arrangenment for yourself according to my opinion.Jut take the tram from the airport,and change the tram at '' ZEYTINBURNU'' station.And leave the tram at ''SULTANAHMET'' station.The journey may take 30-35 minutes depending on the traffic for your information.


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Address: Zeynep Sultan Camii Sok 25, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34140, Turkey