$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13, Sultanahmet Istanbul, Istanbul, TR-34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
30 reviews
Excellent place to stay

Close to all sites, staffs are very friendly. Excellent breakfast. Rooms very clean and spacious.... See full review

  • Khay7
  • Feb 24, 2014
Very nice hotel

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel which is at a very short distance (about 5 min walk)... See full review

  • SSSRS
  • Jan 7, 2014
Character Ottoman townhouse hotel with unique charm

The recently remodeled Garden House Hotel is a traditional Ottoman mansion house turned into a unique hotel, providing 24 individual guest accommodations. The hotel is in a tranquil setting yet is only moments from many major tourist attractions. While the hotel has a rich history, amenities and services are all modern and up to date. Wireless Internet and a business corner with access to a free computer are available. The Garden House Hotel serves delicious Turkish fare in an open-air restaurant and light refreshments and coffee in the hotel bar.

3 Reasons to Stay:
  • Excellent buffet breakfast served in the leafy surroundings of the hotel's interior garden

  • Elegant 19th century Ottoman mansion house restored to its former glory with traditional interiors and furnishings

  • Historic sites such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar all a short walk away

Garden House Hotel Rooms

No two rooms are the same at the Garden House Hotel in Istanbul. Each guestroom or suite is individually styled, creating a real home-from-home atmosphere. Richly polished wooden floors strewn with jewel colored carpets and gilded furnishings strongly reflect the opulent Ottoman style. Guests feel comfortable and welcome with complimentary tea/coffee in the room, mini bar, pillow menu, bathrobes, herbal bath toiletries and a hairdryer. Also featured in all rooms are a TV, safe to accommodate a laptop, Internet access and two phone lines. Deluxe rooms come with balconies and some have a Turkish bath. On the fifth floor is a luxury suite decorated in a style that is more contemporary. This light and airy suite offers a sea view with balcony, a separate seating area and bathroom with Jacuzzi. There is no elevator in the Garden House Hotel.

Things to Do:
  • Theodosius Obelisk (0.2mi/0.3km)

  • Blue Mosque (0.3mi/0.4km)

  • Mosaic Museum (0.3mi/0.4km)

  • Hagia Sophia (0.5mi/0.8km)

  • Basilica Cistern (0.8mi/1.2km)

  • Grand Bazaar (0.9mi/1.4km)

  • Topkapi Palace (2.1mi/3.3km)

  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (3.5mi/5.6km)

  • Taksim Square (4.4mi/7km)

  • Spice Market (5.2mi/8.3km)

Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul Rooms

Standard Room
One double or two single beds are available, all rooms have parquet floor, private bathrooms, minibar, satellite tv, direct dial telephone and safety deposit box.
Economy Double
One double bed is available, private bathrooms with shower,minibar, satellite tv, direct dial phone, safety deposit box.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

41.0041 28.9725
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport .
Area description
The Gardenhouse Hotel is located at Sultanahmet Peninsula in the heart of old Istanbul known as one of the biggest open air museum in the world.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.5 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.5 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.5 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.5 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.1 mi
  • Tünel: 1.1 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.8 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.8 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.9 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.4 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.5 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.5 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.6 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.6 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.8 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.9 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 3 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.6 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.7 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 4.1 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 5 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 7 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.3 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.3 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.5 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.4 mi

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 (30)

Ratings and reviews for Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.6

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gerry Kerr
Baku
Mar 8, 2013

Comfortable

Value for money. My one issue was the climb to your room. Top of the building and no lift. I did ask for a room on a lower level but was informed there were none available. Not sure if this was correct. I would stay here again but only if a room on a lower level can be provided

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Le touriste
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 25, 2013

Pleasant atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed

Above all, staff is very friendly and helpful without being obtrusive or annoying. My room and bathroom were very clean and offered good comfort. The hotel's restaurant and breakfast room is situated within the court and invites to a rest from the busy outside environment. Food was very good. The Blue Mosque can be reached by a five minutes walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeff22202
Arlington, VA
Jan 19, 2013

Great Location and Value

Great hotel and very attentive/helpful staff. While the room was small (we stayed in a standard room), it was well laid out and perfectly comfortable for our 8 nights in Istanbul. The hotel is conveniently located to all the major tourist sites and the nearby tram line. The complimentary breakfast was excellent! We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends. Our only minor complaint was that the WiFi in our room was weak, but was perfectly adequate in the comfortable downstairs lounge area... which aslo had free water, coffee, and snacks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MrsJintlcook
Tbilisi, Georgia
Dec 29, 2012

Great for singles to families

If you are looking for a cozy warmly decorated hotel in the heart of the historical, artistic and architectural wonders of Istanbul with a fabulous breakfast and a super friendly staff - this is it! We walked everywhere, showing our four children the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sofia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar, the Bosphorus. Food generally cheaper further away and exchange rates better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

food tends to be cheaper further from Sultanamet Square, exchange rates are higher and there are many good shops. The Grand Bazaar is not necessarily the best or cheapest place to shop.

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RayS1968
Decatur, Il
Nov 26, 2012

Great Value

If visiting the old city you can not get a better value for your money. Great location, wonderful imenities, and helpful staff. Very enjoyable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
turkishdelight
England UK
Nov 22, 2012

Lovely little gem of a hotel

Me and my husband visited for a short three night break in November 2012 after visiting family nearby. Having stayed in Istanbul five times, this hotel was by far the best we have stayed in. It was a little tricky to find as its situated in the narrow, winding back streets of Sultanahmet but once you get your bearings its easy. The reception staff will mark the hotel on a map which is handy to take out with you. The hotel is on a steep hill and you have to climb another steep hill to get to the shops/ tourist area so i would not advise this for those with young children or wheelchair users. The staff are extremely welcoming and always happy to help. The rooms and hotel overall were very clean and comfortable. Rooms come equipped with bathrobes, clean towels daily, tea & coffee facilities and are decorated in authentic turkish style with a modern twist. Upon arrival we received complimentary wine and a fruit basket. Downstairs in the lobby there are tea/coffee making facilities, water, biscuits and cake at no exta charge 24/7, great after a long day sightseeing. Breakfast was plentiful, the usual turkish breakfast - cold meats, cheese, breads, yoghurts, jams and freshly made omlettes/eggs to order. It was really nice to stay somewhere where they were not pushing you to buy food & drink in the hotel at ridiculous prices to make money which most hotels do. Another bonus was the free wifi internet access, if you do not take a laptop with you there is a guest pc to use in the reception area, again at no extra charge. Overall a lovely hotel, great value for money with no surprise extra charges upon arrival! will definitley be returning in the near future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim Usta restaraunt, opposite the mosques in sultanahmet on the road where the metro/ tram line runs. Excellent turkish food at a great price.

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bassam from Lebanon
Lebanon
Sep 10, 2012

close to all important touristic monuments great staff great value for money

close to all important touristic attractions within walling distance to Hagia Sofia...Blue Mosque....Topkapi...Hyppodrome great staff great value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

very close is a TURKISH restau rant SOKULLU. Very tasty food. it is within 150 meters walk

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mikhail Zonenashvili
Moscow
Sep 9, 2012

nice trip

Good hotel, friendly staff, but pure breakfast and wi-fi works only in the corner of room. The street is too noise, if you open your windows

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NikhilM
Bahrain
Aug 22, 2012

Istanbul Travel

We stayed in hotel Garden House, for five days during our visit in Istanbul. The hotel was small but with the excellent services. The location of the hotel was perfect near to lot of touristic sightseeing, shops and transportation. It was spotlessly cleaned and the linen/towels were changed daily. The main bonus was the garden of the hotel where we could sit at any time and enjoy complimentary cookies, cake and water. The superb breakfast was served every morning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We found this place to be excellent for our budget. We highly recommend this hotel to everyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve398
Prague, Czech Republic
Jul 26, 2012

A wonderful 4 days in Istanbuk

We have just spent 4 excellent nights at the Garden House Hotel. We would unhesitatingly recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Istanbul. It is in a perfectl location, only a few minutes walk from the principal sights. The rooms are attractive, very clean and extremely comfortable - and exceptionally good value for money. It was quite hot during our stay, and we appreciated the very effective air-conditioning.There is a beautiful garden/outside eating area, which is a haven of peace in this busy city. The buffet breakfast (included in the room price) is excellent, with lots of fresh fruit as well as other local and international offerings. There were also lots of those 'little touches' that make the difference between a nice stay stay and a really memorable one. These included a complimentary half-bottle of wine, a basket of fresh fruit and bottled water in the room, free water and Turkish pastries throughout the day. However, the thing that impressed us most was the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and the Guest Relationship Manager was particularly helpful - he spent time with us to help us plan our visit, suggesting a whole range of things to see and places to eat. And best of all, he then arranged all the reservations and transport when we asked for it! We hope to be able to visit Istanbul again soon, and will certainly stay at the Garden House! Steve and Alexandra

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

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