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Abella Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
Kucukayasofya Caddesi, Istanbul, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
8 reviews
Abella is a belle

We took a tour of Istanbul, that included a cruise up the Bosphorus, and a visit to the Corea... See full review

  • kwanyin
  • Nov 14, 2010
Compact, Clean and Functional.

Clean albeit small room provides basics. It's a great home base for the economical tourist. The... See full review

  • Passionate Pasha
  • Jun 8, 2011
Townhouse-style hotel blends traditional and contemporary decor
The Abella Hotel is housed in a townhouse-style building. The hotel has 15 rooms. Though the Abella is just a short stroll from some of the city’s most famous attractions, the location is quiet and peaceful. The hotel lobby is attractive and features beautiful wood accents with brightly patterned area rugs. Guests are welcomed with a coffee or soft drink. The hotel’s best feature is its rooftop terrace restaurant. The restaurant offers views of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. The restaurant sits 52 people and serves breakfast and dinner.
Highlights
  • Located in the Old City near Istanbul’s most famous landmarks
  • Small hotel focuses on guests service
  • Complimentary use of hotel computers
  • Breakfast served on rooftop restaurant overlooking the Bosphorus
Rooms
The hotel’s 15 rooms are decorated in a simple contemporary style. Light walls help brighten the cozy spaces. Room amenities include wired or wireless Internet service, satellite television, and air conditioning to take the edge off of Istanbul’s warmer days.
Features
The hotel gives guests an easy base for exploration of many of Istanbul’s greatest treasures. Some of the world’s most beautiful sites are just a four-minute walk from the hotel’s front door. Old City attractions include the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Gulhane Park, and Topkapi Palace. Guests who want to explore Princes’ Islands can take a ferry from nearby Eminonu Port. Other nearby parks and green spaces include Sultan Ahmet Park and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Park.

On-site amenities include a television room, lobby bar, and dry cleaning.
Transportation
  • Cankurtaran Railway Station (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Sirkeci Railway Station (2.3 mi/3.6 km)
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (11.5 mi/18.5 km)
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (29.6 mi/47.6 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Topkapi Palace (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Blue Mosque (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Grand Bazaar (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Istanbul Modern Museum (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
Business
  • Wired or wireless Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Secretarial services available upon request

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Abella Hotel Istanbul Rooms

Twin Room
Room with one king size bed or twin bed or triple beds have individual heat and A/C, TV, mini bar, bathroom, shower, hairdryer, and street view from the room. Rooms are decorated in relaxing earth tones. Other amenities in room are alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, Internet access, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, radio, refrigerator, room service, shaver in bathroom, shared bathroom, telephone and valet service.
Triple Room
Room with one king size bed or twin bed or triple beds have individual heat and A/C, TV, mini bar, bathroom, shower, hairdryer, and street view from the room. Rooms are decorated in relaxing earth tones. Other amenities in room are alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, Internet access, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, radio, refrigerator, room service, shaver in bathroom, shared bathroom, telephone and valet service.
Single Room
Room with one king size bed or twin bed or triple beds have individual heat and A/C, TV, mini bar, bathroom, shower, hairdryer, and street view from the room. Rooms are decorated in relaxing earth tones. Other amenities in room are alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, Internet access, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, radio, refrigerator, room service, shaver in bathroom, shared bathroom, telephone and valet service.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Free full breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.4 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.6 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.9 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.4 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.6 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.9 mi
  • Tünel: 1.2 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.2 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.2 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.6 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.7 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.8 mi
  • Golden Horn: 2 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.3 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.5 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.6 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.6 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.7 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.8 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.8 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 3 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.5 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.7 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 4 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.9 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.9 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.3 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.3 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.7 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant/Dining Information
A unique place where the panorama of the Marmara Sea and Princes Islands, authentic "Chia Kebap" offered for dinner, and the carefully selected delicacies of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines prepared by expert cooks, come all together.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Abella Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.3

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Travelling Girl 414
Business
Virginia
Sep 23, 2012

Not for Me

This could have been quite the darling little hotel, sadly I had a fairly poor (to say the least) experience here. I had extremely overly friendly hotel staff asking me detailed information about my trip and giving my keys to the wrong person. Nothing was stolen or taken from my room but the entire circumstance made me extremely uneasy. I can understand enough Turkish to deduce that they were talking about me quite frequently. I was the only single female traveler in the entire hotel and my gut told me to leave, so I did. The room was small, which is exactly what I was expecting. The biggest problem I had was that the bathroom was dirty. The view of the Mosque was quite nice and I'm sure there are plenty of people who have had lovely stays there. Hotel Abella is just not a place for a single female traveling alone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are extremely close.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bibiana
Business
Tampa, FL, USA
Sep 27, 2011

Great location but needs cleanliness.

Great location. Hotel is three blocks to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Arasta Bazaar. The hotels staff was very kind and willing to provide information when needed. The hotel room had dirt on tables and floors. The bathroom shower was dirty as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you want to try ottoman Cuisine, visit Pasazade Restaurant in the Sirkeci area. Great food and great price for a nice restaurant like this one. Get your reservation in advance to be seated at the rooftop terraza.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Passionate Pasha
Business
Toronto, ON
Jun 8, 2011

Compact, Clean and Functional.

Clean albeit small room provides basics. It's a great home base for the economical tourist. The location is excellent being in the heart of the old city but completely safe for visitors. Abella provides everything promised in ads,however, the room is small; it would be very tight for two. Staff had very little English, and the 15 inch TV offers only Turkish channel. There is only one computer available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Istanbul's historic and natural sites can keep you occupied for days and many of them are within walking distance from the hotel. Start by walking up the narrow stoned street to the Blue Mosque.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Weitz
Business
Brasil
May 15, 2011

Great Location. No more.

The Abella Hotel has a great location, no more than that. A room is very small, as the bathroom. No chair and cup in the room. The refrigerator isn`t working. The staff is nice, but the owner isn`t polite. He`s watching at how many you are eating at the breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Abella Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not Constantinople
Business
Kairo
May 1, 2011

Abella

Took the metro from Ataturk to Sultanhamet, dragged luggage about 10 min walk downhill on stone road. Place was close to Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the little bar area. The hotel was average. Room was small, but fine. Internet was available in the lobby only. Staff was friendly. Don't expect much from the breakfast. The review said "hot" breakfast, but it was cold cuts, cheese, lots of breads, etc. (basically continental).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Take a taksi to Beyoglu for nightlife on Istiklal Caddesi. Wide street just packed with people walking around on Friday night. Tons of bars, stores and side streets with intrigue.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Geoff from Brum
Business
Dubai, UAE
Apr 15, 2011

"Excellent location, where it is at"

The room was basic but was clean and had everything you would need for a base from which to explore Historic Istanbul. Breakfast was continental style with bread and mixed cheeses and meats and was served on the roof top with fantastic views of the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. Easy walking distance to all the main sites. Room was ensuite with a shower and TV ( only english channels were the news). No Wi Fi but access to a computer in the lobby, resturant on site.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kwanyin
Business
Astoria, OR
Nov 14, 2010

Abella is a belle

We took a tour of Istanbul, that included a cruise up the Bosphorus, and a visit to the Corea church. I also want to the Hagia Sofia, which was astonishing. The Grand Bazaar was wonderful. The Turkish people were very friendly, and if they didn't speak English, they tried to find someone to help you. We also went to Ankara and Konya.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Get to attractions early to avoid crowds. Do spend the extra Euros for a self-guided tour that uses headphones

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sodierboy
Business
Newburyport, MA
Oct 12, 2009

Great view and location!

Many of the sites were within walking distance as was shopping, public transportation and a great restaurant area! Although the hotel was non-smoking there were ashtrays in the rooms and people were allowed to smoke upstairs on the terrace. The smoke came in to the dining area and since our room was just below the smoke also came into our room at times. The view was incredible from the terrace/upstairs breakfast area. Would have liked internet access and the ability to print out boarding passes. One employee was a little pushy about tips but other than that it was a great hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There were several restaurants up by the Arasta shopping Bazaar. There was one we really enjoyed and went back twice! The name of the restaurant is Albura, don't remember the street. Great service and excellent food!

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