$52 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 5, 2015 Check-out: Jan 6, 2015

Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13, Sultanahmet Istanbul, Istanbul, TR-34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
32 reviews
“Unforgetable stay in Istanbul”

We spent 5 days/4 nights in Istanbul on holiday at the Rose Garden House Hotel as a small family... See full review

  • Zolly
  • Nov 21, 2014
Cozy and Friendly

Very excellent experience with super helpful staff, unique rooms (all different from each other)... See full review

  • Collmari83
  • Aug 18, 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)

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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

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
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 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
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 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 (32)

Ratings and reviews for Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.6

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barracuda
Business
Little America in Germany
Feb 23, 2011

Excellent Trip

The hotel was very nice. The room was small but that doesn't matter when there are so many things to do in Istanbul. The bed was very comfortable and was made every day by the housekeepers. They refilled our teas and coffees every day. We booked 4 nights and received a complimentary bottle of wine and fruit basket. Breakfast was also very, very good. There were many types of cheeses, grilled vegetables, natural honey comb, and awesome bread. The staff was also super helpful. Very nice people.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a really nice cooking class that you can take right by the Arasta Baazaar. It is called Cooking Alaturk. You learn how to cook 5 courses and they give you wine, tea, and coffee. I would definately reccommend this.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mrs RB
Business
Fairbanks, Alaska
Nov 12, 2011

Wonderful Holiday Hotel in Istanbul

Located close to shopping, restaurants and many historical sites, it was easy to walk everywhere. The staff is very helpful, treats you as if you are a guest in their home. Snacks, tea and coffee available at all times, and a good breakfast with made to order omelets and a wide variety of other dishes. We would definitely go back!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many good restaurants nearby. You should avoid the Akbiyik Fish Restaurant however.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tohin
Business
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Nov 7, 2011

Great location!!!!

We spent a week in The Garden House Hotel. This hotel located near all most important historical places. So, we spent the whole week just exploring around the hotel. But if you want to see other parts of Istanbul you can always take a bus tour. Buses leave from the Sultanahmed square which is 5 min walk from the hotel. Also, it will take you only 5 min to get to the beach of the Sea of Marmara. The staff was so nice! Great service! Had a really good experience at this hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve398
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Visit a Hammam!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bassam from Lebanon
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
turkishdelight
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alexander T
Business
DC, USA
Jun 19, 2013

nice small hotel with rustic garden and very friendly staff

We (family w a 6y old) recently spent a long weekend at the Garden House hotel. the location is perfact - walking distance form all the main tourist site. The hotel staff was very (family) friendly. Perhaps the hotel's greatest asset is the spacious back garden - where we spent most of the day eand evening time we were at the hotel. A great haven away form hectic istanbul, and I believe a rarity in this part of town. Also appreciated were complimentary drinking water and coffee/tea (24h), as well as afternoon cookies/cakes and wine reception on Fri and Sats. All in all a very nice place to stay when visiting Sultanahmed.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frequentflyer9
Business
USA
Jul 27, 2013

Awesome service.. great location

Amazing service.. really memorable hospitality. Decent breakfast. Great location.. close to all the historic sites in Istanbul. Rooms are average though...

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to the Blue mosque.. the Ayasofya and the Basilica Cistern. Be wary of the loafers outside the sites..

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SK UAE
Business
Abu Dhabi
Aug 19, 2013

Perfect hotel in sultanahmet

The hotel is beautiful, clean and only 5 mins from the blue mosque. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel has a nice outdoor space for breakfast. We stayed here with our extended family and had a great time. Be prepared to climb stairs to your room.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The Arasta bazaar in the shadow of the blue mosque is only 5 minutes from the hotel and has beautiful handicrafts with a much easier shopping experience than the grand bazaar.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SSSRS
Business
Houston, TX
Jan 7, 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) from the Hippodrome/Blue mosque. Hotel staff was very cordial, friendly and helpful and gave us good directions and good advice which saved us from using costlier alternatives (e.g. how to take a tram to go to Dolmabahce palace or where to find a good restaurant). The breakfast was great and we also liked the afternoon snacks/coffee arrangement. Overall, the experience was great and we recommend it for others.

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

Business

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