$72 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 28, 2015 Check-out: Apr 29, 2015

Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
View map of Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13, Sultanahmet Istanbul, Istanbul, TR-34400

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
33 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:
1:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 33
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zolly
Business
Győr, Hungary
Nov 21, 2014

“Unforgetable stay in Istanbul”

We spent 5 days/4 nights in Istanbul on holiday at the Rose Garden House Hotel as a small family with our 4 year-old little daughter. At the Ataturk airport we could hardly find any shuttle bus and at the end we took a taxi which was a good choice for 20 euros. From the hotel back to the airport there was a shuttle bus service for 5 euros pp, frequent routes, clean, modern and comfortable. The hotel staff was really friendly, helpful, polite and accommodating. The room we found quite spacious, clean and quiet. Bed big enough and comfortable for relaxing sleep. The garden lobby was ideal and peaceful for a rest after the long sightseeing days. Breakfast plentiful, variety of delicious authentic food in a nice atmosphere and good service. Location is perfect in the Old Town, all the main attractions, museums and amenities are in short walking distance. Would return any time with pleasure. We recommend it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Basilica Cistern. Ancient underground experience

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PrahaPraha
Business
Prague
Jul 11, 2014

Charming but rough around the edges

Nice hotel, decent location out of the hustle of Sultanahmet - does require a bit of a hike though. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are refreshed nicely daily. Breakfast is good with an extensive selection. Free water, tea/coffee and fruit available all day along with free wi-fi. Really nice courtyard to relax in under the shade of a large walnut tree. Only complaint is that the bathrooms are in need of major plumbing work. Water leaks, extensive mold and dodgy repairs prevail. If this doesn't bother you then the hotel is great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Head down the hill towards Kucuk Aya Sophia where there are a couple of nice restaurants with cheaper prices.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Libn
Business
Ottawa, Canada
Jul 6, 2014

Family getaway

We enjoyed our 10 day stay in this hotel. We stayed in the suite which is very spacious (other rooms are significantly smaller) but did not have a balcony. We really enjoyed the garden for relaxing in the shade and and enjoying the free coffee, tea, and snacks. The food was overall good. The location is fantastic, really close to many attractions. We would go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Khay7
Business
London uk
Feb 24, 2014

Excellent place to stay

Close to all sites, staffs are very friendly. Excellent breakfast. Rooms very clean and spacious. Will recommend to all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
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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Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Neil C
Business
UK
Apr 14, 2013

Convenient, clean and friendly hotel

This small, well appointed hotel seems to be a favourite of academic tour groups. The staff are friendly, the rooms quiet, comfortable and clean and the breakfast buffet excellent. It is very close to the main tourist sites and there are ample local restaurants to choose from. The only significant drawback is the steep cobbled hill on which the hotel sits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Book your taxi from the airport in advance.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MrsJintlcook
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mikhail Zonenashvili
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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