$94 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 17, 2014 Check-out: Jul 18, 2014

Hippodrome Hotel

3 stars
Mimar Mehmetaga Cad. No.38, Istanbul, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
13 reviews
Excellent Location!

We had a great stay at this hotel. It was located in the center of all the tourist activities and... See full review

  • Sarah17
  • Oct 12, 2013
Hippodrome Hotel- Istanbul- Turkey

The hotel's location is perfect to visit most landmarks, the train station is also at walking... See full review

  • El Djazair
  • Jul 13, 2011
The Hotel Hippodrome is located in the heart of the Old City of Istanbul, in the historical Sultanahmet district. With such a great central location, you have the advantage of being within walking distance of many fabulous tourist attractions, such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Bazaar.

With wonderful views of the Blue Mosque and the Marmara Sea, the Hotel Hippodrome was a former Ottoman house, which has been transformed into a modern hotel, whilst retaining the style and atmosphere of the old Ottoman retreat.

Hippodrome offers 36 guestrooms. Televisions come with satellite television channels. Wireless Internet access is provided along with multi-line phones. Bathrooms include slippers, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Other amenities include minibars, air conditioning, and complimentary bottled water. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is provided. Others amenity like Dry cleaning, Lobby and Reception are also provided by this property.

Hotel Map

41.0046 28.9794
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi.
Area description
The Sultanahmet district is the centre of Old Istanbul, home to many of the citys most famous attractions. The district is named after Sultan Ahmed I, who ordered the construction of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. Other attractions include the Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, Byzantine Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern.

Recommendations for you

Customers who viewed Hippodrome Hotel also booked these hotels.

Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5
Reviewer score 4.0 out of 5

Hippodrome Hotel Rooms

Single Room
Single Room offers double or twin beds. Ottoman-style furnishings and decor in shades of cream and coffee. Air conditioning, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet, multi-line phone, minibar, and slippers. Bathroom with shower, makeup mirror, hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Room also consists Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Clothes dryer, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Non-smoking rooms, Refrigerator, Room service, Valet service, Tea and coffee making facilities.
Double or Twin Room
Double or Twin Room offers double or twin beds. Ottoman-style furnishings and decor in shades of cream and coffee. View of the Marmara Sea and Blue Mosque. Air conditioning, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet, multi-line phone, minibar, and slippers. Bathroom with shower, makeup mirror, hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Room also cosnsits Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Clothes dryer, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Non-smoking rooms, Refrigerator, Room service, Valet service, Tea and coffee making facilities.
Triple Room
Triple Room offers 3 single beds or one double bed and one single bed. Ottoman-style furnishings and decor in shades of cream and coffee. Air conditioning, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet, multi-line phone, minibar, and slippers. Bathroom with jetted tub, shower, makeup mirror, hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Room also cosnsits Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Clothes dryer, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Non-smoking rooms, Refrigerator, Room service, Valet service, Tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.3 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.5 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.6 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.1 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.3 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.5 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.6 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.1 mi
  • Tünel: 1.2 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.3 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.4 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.8 mi
  • Golden Horn: 2 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.1 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.5 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.5 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.6 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.7 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.7 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.8 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.3 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.6 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.7 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.8 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.7 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.7 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.1 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.6 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.1 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.9 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Hippodrome has a restaurant serving breakfast only. 24-hour room service is available. Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast. The property provides 24-hour room service.

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

Back to menu Return to top

Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Hippodrome Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

Sort by:
Review of Hippodrome Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah17
Ferndale, CA
Oct 12, 2013

Excellent Location!

We had a great stay at this hotel. It was located in the center of all the tourist activities and we were able to walk to all our points of interest. There was confusion with our reservation but the hotel staff and online company were very helpful and sorted them out. We also got a great booking price online! Around $80, without a reservation it would have cost 200 euros!! Our room was very nice, and other than the shower head being partly broken, no complaints!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Definitely book hotels ahead in this area to save cash! The prices are all much higher if you are just looking around for a room.

Review of Hippodrome Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
First time in Istanbul
Virginia
Oct 6, 2013

Mixed review

For the first two nights we were taken to the hippodrome apartment hotel down from and across the road from the main hotel. Those rooms were very, very tired. The hallways were depressing, carpets and furniture were dingy, etc.. The bathrooms were very dirty with no water pressure in the showers. We asked to be moved to the main hotel for the last two nights, and it was much better---mostly clean (except under the bed), modern, and quiet. We would have been happy with our hotel choice if we had been in the main hotel the entire stay.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
willy wanderer
madison, wi.
Nov 24, 2012

hippodrome mimar mehmetaga great location

location can't be beat,blue mosque,ayasophia,sultanahmet tram stop ,resturants and a travel agency up the street.booked a daytrip to ephesus and a bosphorus cruise out of this small friendly office also a shuttle back to the airport. hotel was a great value in this oldest of historic neighborhoods.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
superaub
Chicago, Il
Jul 22, 2012

Very friendly staff!

The fellows at the front desk are great! Shook my hand every time i came in or went out! Wireless internet was fast and reliable. Breakfast was down at the Holiday Inn and has a great spread with eggs, yogurt and lots of fresh fruit! Also cheeses and meats and olives! All on a rooftop terrace with a view of the Marmara and Princes Islands on one side and the Blue Mosque on the other! One downside is the room overlooked a busy street and the noise could be quite loud til quite late. Bring earplugs!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time in Turkey
Sarasota, FL, USA
Jan 6, 2012

It was more than I expected and I would stay there again

The staff was even more attentive and helpful than at 5 Star Hotels. The Hippodrome lacks some amenties, like a spa but I wanted a small, older hotel with a good location. This hotel had good wifi, great electric kettles for in-room drinks and the afternoon "tea party" had wonderful offerings. Breakfasts had an amazing and plentiful selection of goodies. I even learned some Turkish and Tavla, thanks to the Concierge. This more than made up for the fact that my in-room fridge needed de-frosting! The location was perfect for a woman traveling. The location was PERFECT.

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

Do your homework: read your guidebook before you get to your vacation destination and make some plans in advance so that you can use your time wisely.

Review of Hippodrome Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Turkeylover
New York, NY, USA
Sep 25, 2011

Good summer vacation!

The hotel is cozy, good location to all the places you have to visit in Istanbul. There are nice restaurants all around with good food and live turkish music. Mostly the hotel staff are very courteous, polite and friendly. The only thing missing that would have made my stay more enjoyable is my family(Husband and kids). Don't go alone!

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

For the shopping,always bargain. To visit the palaces and museums, go early. If you want to save money to go to the airport, don't take a yellow cab ,instead take a shuttle bus for just 12TL. You have to buy the ticket in advance.

Review of Hippodrome Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Turkeylover
New York, NY, USA
Sep 25, 2011

Good summer vacation!

The hotel is cozy, good location to all the places you have to visit in Istanbul. There are nice restaurants all around with good food and live turkish music. Mostly the hotel staff are very courteous, polite and friendly. The only thing missing that would have made my stay more enjoyable is my family(Husband and kids). Don't go alone!

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

For the shopping,always bargain. To visit the palaces and museums, go early. If you want to save money to go to the airport, don't take a yellow cab ,instead take a shuttle bus for just 12TL. You have to buy the ticket in advance.

Review of Hippodrome Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
El Djazair
New York
Jul 13, 2011

Hippodrome Hotel- Istanbul- Turkey

The hotel's location is perfect to visit most landmarks, the train station is also at walking distance (about 5minutes). The staff are great, and make your stay very enjoyable. As I was leaving, I forgot a pair of very expensive sunglasses in the hotel room, I left my luggage with the concierge and since I had a few hours before my departure I went to run some last errands. When I went back to the hotel to pick up my luggage to go to the airport, the housekeeper came running down the lobby to give me my sunglasses, although I hadn't even realized that I had forgotten them. I really appreciate her honesty. The receptionist [...] who speaks good English, Russian and some French went beyond his duty to help us daily, explaining to us how to get to different locations etc...he really deserves a raise for his excellent customer service skills. We will definitely return to that hotel and will recommend it to others.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
El Djazair
New York
Jul 13, 2011

Hippodrome Hotel- Istanbul- Turkey

The hotel's location is perfect to visit most landmarks, the train station is also at walking distance (about 5minutes). The staff are great, and make your stay very enjoyable. As I was leaving, I forgot a pair of very expensive sunglasses in the hotel room, I left my luggage with the concierge and since I had a few hours before my departure I went to run some last errands. When I went back to the hotel to pick up my luggage to go to the airport, the housekeeper came running down the lobby to give me my sunglasses, although I hadn't even realized that I had forgotten them. I really appreciate her honesty. The receptionist [...] who speaks good English, Russian and some French went beyond his duty to help us daily, explaining to us how to get to different locations etc...he really deserves a raise for his excellent customer service skills. We will definitely return to that hotel and will recommend it to others.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Pinky T
Abu Dhabi, UAE
May 8, 2011

Rip Off

It was a rip off for $200.00 USD a night. The room was so small, cramped and little it was unbelievable. Then we found that there was a better room unoccupied which we asked for but it was really too late. Moreover the front desk receptionist , a male named [...]was sexually harassing one of the party until she finally reported him to the manager and the manager acted like it was a usual thing, dismissed it and did nothing about it. [...] This was a bad deal and I wish to have all of my money refunded on this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

No need to exchange ur money. All vendors take everything.

Back to menu Return to top