Best Western Amber Hotel ★★★★

$45
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Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 10, 2016 Check-out: Feb 11, 2016
3.7 /5
Overall score
82%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.7
Value:
4
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Overview

Best Western Amber is a boutique hotel set in the oldest and most colorful district of Istanbul - still a functioning fishing village. It is in walking distance from the Grand Bazaar, Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Top Kapi Palace. The hotel's historical building is an example of the Ottoman style. Newly renovated, this jewel offers an authentic atmosphere, relaxation and comfort for all kinds of travelers.
Guest rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. Arrangement is in modernized Ottoman style. Suites with city and sea view are available.

Dining

BBQ Garden
Open air garden in the inner yard, authentic arrangement, wooden tables and chairs, flora, music. Food type - BBQ, International, Turkish. Open 24/7.
Marmara Panoramic restaurant
Semi indoor restaurant, located on the top floor. 360 degree breathtaking view. Intimate atmosphere, romantic decoration.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • WiFi

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Parking

Reviews

3.7 /5 Overall score

82% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.4/5
  • Location: 3.7/5
  • Value: 4/5

NOT a 4 Stars

Would not recommend Thu, Jun 25, 2015
This is definitely NOT a 4 Stars hotel. I wonder how the Turkish authorities rank hotels in Istanbul !

| N/A Business

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

good hotel to stay

Would recommend Mon, Dec 29, 2014
The room was good and the staff was very helpful only the breakfast was limited and everyday same it should be more range of food and apart of that was lovely hlidays.

Nightlife hint

Behind the hotel there are a lot of see food restaurants but abit expensive.

| London Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Amber hotel

Would recommend Sat, Aug 23, 2014
It was a good experience . I recommend it for small families

| Istanbul Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Too much noise from traffic outside room was not sound proof

Would recommend Thu, Feb 6, 2014
Staff were courteous helpful. Breakfast items were average,

| Bakersfield CA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Stay

Would recommend Mon, Dec 2, 2013
Nice boutique style hotel, good value for money. Excellent location in the heart of the old city. Breakfast was a bit boring if you're staying more than a couple of days although, again, was good value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are tight but very comfortable with excellent comfortable beds and good quality bathrooms.

Dining

The local restaurants will rip you off big time. They charge double what they advertise so you must be prepared to argue even over meals. Then, Dominos Pizza is close by if you get sick of arguing with local restaurateurs.

| Kazakhstan Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Istanbul Hotel

Would recommend Tue, Jan 15, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at Amber Hotel. The location was convenient to major attractions, service was great and the room comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet had variety and a good view on top of the hotel. I would stay here again. Some may find the room a little small and the walk to the tram a little far but then if you want a closer similar hotel the price goes up significantly.

Shopping hint

Grand Bazaar. Bargain Hard. You can get it for 30-50% of the price they quote you first.

| Chicago, IL Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

good value, location & staff

Would recommend Thu, Dec 13, 2012
Hotel has good location to prime spots, rooms are clean, staff is co-operative & helpful. Room & bathroom is small but sufficient enough. TV was small & old types but it really doesnt matter since news & music channel was enough for me. I like morning coffee so I carry sachets, on request i was provided a small kettle :-). Breakfast was good but cold at times. They also arranged a taxi for early hours flight. Location is walking distance to Blue Mosque, grand bazaar....spice market if you are good at directions and can walk for 20 min. They offered me boat tour which was quite expensive but I did everything on my own for a fraction of cost. In the end, loved my stay at the hotel.

Money saver

Hotel offered (optional) Bisphorous trip incl lunch for €70. We found open bus tour for 20 Lira for 24 hrs or 30 Lira for 48 hours hop on hop off. you can do the boat trip for 10 Lira on your own form the pier.

| Birmingham, UK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great find in the heart of the old city

Would recommend Fri, Jul 20, 2012
This new, clean hotel was located in the heart of Sultanahmet, within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the water, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and other major attractions. It was a bit difficult to find at times as the roads are a bit windy in the old city, but its right near the Kumkapi train station and everyone knows the outdoor restaurant area known as Kumkapi which is right outside the hotel. If you plan to use public transport, please be aware that the hotel is down a pretty long hill from the tram stop (Beyazit - 10 minute walk). The rooms were a bit small, which is to be expected in the area, but they were clean and the bathroom was well appointed. The complimentary breakfast on the roof terrace was pretty extensive (get there early) and an excellent way to start the day. The staff were friendly, but kept trying to sell us the overpriced tour packages - no need for these, its easy to walk around and see everything on your own. Overall, and especially given the low price, this hotel is a great find in a great location.

Money saver

Go to the Asia side (Uskudar from Kabatas) to catch the evening Bogaz Turu (Bosphorus tour) boat at 915pm (seasonal, check times). It was only 12TL and was not advertised anywhere else, and the hotel was not aware of this at all (they try to sell you overpriced dining/evening boat tours).

| New York, NY Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

solid 3 star hotel notfar from attractions

Would recommend Mon, Jun 18, 2012
great place and very nice staff! has a nice free breakfast, free internet, clean room (standard smaller european size) with comfortable bed. 10 minute walk up a big hill to tram and grand bizarre, and then from there not too far to the main attractions. situated on a semi-busy and sometimes noisy street, which didn't bother me. good value and great place over all!

Dining

one block away in kumkapi there is a sq that has a lot of nice restaurants situated with fountain and outside seating. and a little further down are some sea front restaurants too.

| usa Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good Value

Would recommend Wed, Jun 13, 2012
Cons: Rooms are small (European-size). For an American like myself, definitely felt slightly cramped with my travel partner and the twin beds pushed up next to each other. No room to put your luggage except in alcove area so be warned if you pack heavy. Our shower drained very slowly, water came up past ankles. The hotel tended to it but we saw no difference. Smell of fish permeated the room (hotel is in a fishing town) for some of the time. Lots of noise outside (we had heard this was where the "escorts" were although we didn't see any or couldn't tell). Men everywhere, almost no women (strange). Rooftop had views of shanty-like housing. Pros: Attentive staff. Good breakfast spread daily. Booked a tour easily with hotel staff. They also gave good tips on how to get around. Clean rooms. Close to Grand Bazaar and tram that goes everywhere. Charming and quaint feel. Good value overall although I wouldn't stay here again because I can't stand the smell of fish.

Dining

Hole-in-the-wall walk-in eatery on corner is a must for authentic Turkish comfort food (not the usual kebabs and such).

| Orange County, CA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) 0.4 mi
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 0.4 mi
Istanbul University 0.5 mi
Kapali Carsi 0.5 mi
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) 0.5 mi
Blue Mosque 0.6 mi
Bosphorus Strait 0.8 mi
Galata Bridge 0.8 mi
Hagia Sophia 0.8 mi
Basilica Cistern 0.8 mi
Yerebatan Palace 0.9 mi
Hodjapasha Cultural Center 0.9 mi
Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) 1 mi
Archaeology museum 1 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi) 1 mi
Miniaturk 1 mi
New Mosque 1.1 mi
Topkapi Palace 1.1 mi
Galata Tower 1.5 mi
Golden Horn 1.8 mi
Istanbul Modern Museum 1.8 mi
Istanbul Modern 1.9 mi
Maiden`s Tower 2.1 mi
Suleymaniye Mosque 2.2 mi
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) 2.3 mi
Beyoglu 2.5 mi
Atatürk Cultural Center 2.8 mi
Rahmi M. Koc Museum 2.8 mi
Haydarpaşa Terminal 2.9 mi
Dolmabahce Palace 3 mi
Spice Market 3 mi
Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) 3.3 mi
Yildiz Park 4 mi
Kadikoy 4 mi
Ortakoy 4.3 mi
The Bosphorus Bridge 5.3 mi
Rumeli Hisarı 7.2 mi
Rumeli Fortress 7.6 mi
Sakip Sabanci Museum 8 mi
Emirgan Park 8.5 mi
Istanbul Aquarium 9.1 mi
The Princes' Islands 11.7 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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