$57 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 14, 2015 Check-out: Jan 15, 2015

Best Western Amber Hotel

4 stars
Muhsine Hatun Mah. Cifte Gelinler Cad. No: 3/7 / Kumkapi - Istanbul, Cifte Gelinler Caddesi No. 3/7, Kumkapi, Istanbul, 34126
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
13 reviews
Amber hotel

It was a good experience . I recommend it for small families See full review

  • Hadic2
  • Aug 23, 2014
Great Stay

Nice boutique style hotel, good value for money. Excellent location in the heart of the old city.... See full review

  • Sav01
  • Dec 2, 2013
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.

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Best Western Amber Hotel Rooms

Single Room
Single Room offers french bed which includes amenities such as Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, electronic key card, complimentary amenities and Valet service.
Double\Twin Room
Double\Twin Room offers one queen bed or two twin beds which includes amenities such as Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, electronic key card, complimentary amenities and Valet service.
Triple Room
Triple Room offers one double bed and one single bed which includes amenities such as Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, electronic key card, complimentary amenities and Valet service.

Amenities

  • 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

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
  • Walls of Constantinople: 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
  • 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
  • Walls of Constantinople: 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
  • Tünel: 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

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Amber Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 13
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
5
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Review of Best Western Amber Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KKHS
Business
New York, NY
Jul 20, 2012

Great find in the heart of the old city

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.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

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).

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Review of Best Western Amber Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
OC Renee
Business
Orange County, CA
Jun 13, 2012

Good Value

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.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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