$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 30, 2014 Check-out: Oct 1, 2014

Legend Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
Peykhane Caddesi No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
22 reviews
Perfect stay

It was very convenient to see the historic sites.We walked to all the major sites easily. See full review

  • guide13
  • May 29, 2014
great as everything within walking distance...

The location of the hotel is perfect, everything is within walking distance. The staff very... See full review

  • HEWA34
  • May 6, 2014
19th-century Ottoman house overlooking the Blue Mosque
The Hotel Legend Istanbul is a true part of Istanbul’s most historic section. The hotel is housed in a former Ottoman house that was built during the 19th century. Decor throughout the hotel is true to the building’s history. Many of the furnishings and patterns are similar to the ones that decorated old Ottoman houses. The house is in easy walking distance to many of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar are just minutes away. On-site amenities include a rooftop bar and restaurant.
Highlights
  • Originally an Ottoman house built in the 19th century
  • Hotel has just 22 rooms
  • Walking distance to historic sites of Old Town
  • Close to public transportation
Rooms
The Hotel Legend is home to 22 rooms and suites featuring decor that is reminiscent of the building’s Ottoman past. Rooms are accented with rich colors and beautiful wood details. Some rooms have private balconies overlooking the Bosphorus. All rooms have air conditioning, cable and television. Complimentary wireless Internet available in all rooms.
Features
Relax over drinks or Turkish cuisine at the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant with its stunning views of the Bosphorus. The Garden Cafe’s menu also focuses on Turkish cuisine. The lobby bar serves local and imported drinks. The hotel’s breakfast room serves a complimentary Turkish breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily.

The lobby -- which also features traditional decor -- is an airy and comfortable place. Guests are welcome to relax in the lobby during downtime from city excursions.

The hotel sits close to Gulhane Park. The park is a favorite local spot for joggers or exercise walkers. Gulhane is also a beautiful place for a picnic lunch.
Transportation
  • Cankurtaran Railway Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Sirkeci Railway Station (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Eminonu Ferry Dock (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (12.5 mi/20.1 km)
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (28.2 mi/45.4 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Basilica Cistern (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Grand Bazaar (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Blue Mosque (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Hagia Sophia (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Turkish and Islamic Art Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
Business
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access

Hotel Map

41.0069 28.9724
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport.
Area description
The Legend Hotel is located at the heart of the old city, within walking distance of the Blue Mosque, St.Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar. Legend Hotel overlooks to The Blue Mosque with its superior location, your choice in Sultanahmet Istanbul.

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Legend Hotel Istanbul Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Single room offers one single bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service and Telephone.
STANDARD - ROOM
Double/Twin room offers one double bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service and Telephone.
STANDARD - ROOM
Triple room offers one single bed and one double bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service and Telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.1 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.2 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.2 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.4 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.1 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.2 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.2 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.4 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Tünel: 0.9 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.6 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.7 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.7 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.3 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.3 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.4 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.5 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.5 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.6 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.7 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.4 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.7 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.7 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.9 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.9 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.8 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.2 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.7 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.2 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.5 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.6 mi

Dining

Restaurant
In Special Class Istanbul Legend Hotel, Hotel offers to guest’s traditional Turkish hospitality with a warm atmosphere of the 19th century. The Roof Bar&Restaurant offers super Bosphorus view as well as outstanding specialities of Turkish cuisine.
Discover your legendary drink at your Legend Bar. At Legend Hotel Garden, get the delicious taste of Turkish dishes and traditional Turkish hospitality with the service of experienced and friendly personel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
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 (22)

Ratings and reviews for Legend Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.2

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
beko
saint petersburg, fl
Jul 5, 2012

Fantastic place

Very good area, cleaned room, and nice personals. Short walk distance to all famous attractions.

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

3
5.01.0
Alkasser30
Canada
Jun 8, 2014

Not too bad

Generally good, gym swimming pool and staff are good

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

5
5.01.0
guide13
Istanbul
May 29, 2014

Perfect stay

It was very convenient to see the historic sites.We walked to all the major sites easily.

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

4
5.01.0
HEWA34
Basel, Switzerland
May 6, 2014

great as everything within walking distance...

The location of the hotel is perfect, everything is within walking distance. The staff very friendly and ready to help anytime. Room was clean and goodl.

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

2
5.01.0
Donzbox
USA
May 1, 2014

Ummm...well...!

I stayed here 3 nights, which were prepaid. If I had to do it all over again I would stay else ware. Staff was friendly and helpful, the room was just okay. Perhaps it was just my room but it would be nice to at least have room for a chair to sit down other than having to sit on the bed all the time. To add, I asked for a non-smoking room, and they said that the hotel is a non-smoking hotel except for a few room. After the first night it was clear that it was the other way around. This is a smoking hotel with some rooms that are non-smoking. I say this because around ten in the evening when most of the guests were in their rooms the entire hotel smelled of cigarettes, including the staff area in the reception. When I pay $120 US per night I personally expect a little more than friendly staff and location. if you can get it for cheaper price it's an "ok" stay. Cheers

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Almost, grand bazaar, Egyptian spice market, shopping, restaurants and the port, all the short walk from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Istanbul travel
Madrid, Spain
Feb 28, 2014

Istanbul

Even the hotel is well located, it is around about five minutes on foot from Blue Mosque and just few miles from Ataturk Airport, it had turned out a can or worms. To beginning with it was extremely noise because the hotel was under repair and workers have not stopped to hammer until midnight came. In addition the hotel has strong fresh paint and varnish smell, some used black bags made of plastic were into the closed, the rug looks it has not be cleaned since along and a cockroach run happily on the floor. THE HOTEL HAS NOT RESTAURANT, SO YOU SHALL FORGET TO GET A VIEW OF ISTANBUL LIKE THE PICTURES THAT ARE SHOWN ( I think photographs could be taken from a restaurant closed there, but it doesn't belong to hotel)

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

4
5.01.0
nicugrannie
Sacramento, California
Mar 7, 2013

The staff is EXCELLANT

While the wall paper is peeling around the bottom of the walls, the rooms (I stayed in 2) were always clean and nicely appointed. The location was great - I could walk to all most everything or take the tram to other locations. Only a few blocks from Starbucks, McDonalds, other restaurants and shopping. There is also a small grocery store right across the street. I can't say enough about the excellant staff - especially Hakan, the day desk clerk. The staff speaks English and they were extremely helpful to a single woman traveling alone.

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

1
5.01.0
Global Traveller 2012
Germany
Dec 29, 2012

Awful hotel!

Save yourself the aggravation and stay someplace else! I arranged a pick up at the airport, no one showed. When I asked about it when I did get there, the clerk said, "Well, do you have the email proving you talked to someone?" Nice beginning; but that was the way it was the entire time. If something was not done, it was always an attempt to deflect the blame on another person, not “I am sorry, what can I do to make it right?” The rooms are VERYsmall with no place to put your luggage other than the floor. I had a problem with that because of the roaches I saw in the bathroom and I did not want to bring them back as souvenirs! I asked for a wakeup call the next morning, it never came; again I asked at the desk and was told, “Who did you ask?” Unreliable desk clerks! The power was also out for several hours each day. Of course that was due to a fire in the city as they told me at the front desk, but it was not, power outages are common in Istanbul so make sure your hotel has a generator, this one does not. As far as breakfast is concerned, it really is nothing more than coffee (if they have power) bread, and some cheese. If staying in a tent had been an option, I would have considered it!

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

BY the tram line and the Blue Mosque there are numerous good restaurants down many of the roads. Hop On busses are located in front of the plaza between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. If you change money in the Grand Bazaar, you will find much better deals.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
skiman
ireland
Nov 19, 2012

A Room With No View

The room was very small with no ventilation.On my last night I got bitten with some type of bugs. Not pleasant.Breakfast was very simple. However I enjoyed the city very much and will go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Victoria in SD
San Diego, CA
Sep 24, 2012

Very misleading

This hotel must have hired the most talented photographer in the world for their website. While the location is decent, this hotel is very over-priced and not at all worth the money. The rooms are incredibly small and there's barely enough room to open your suitcase on the floor and continue to walk around. The lobby is dingy and the hotel staff not very helpful. I would recommend staying elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MacP
California
Sep 18, 2012

Great location, great staff.

3 of us stayed 8 nights and had a very positive experience. Location in the Sultanahmet area is great, all major tourist sites nearby, public transportation convenient. Staff could not have been better.

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