Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul ★★★★★

4.3 /5
Overall score
96%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.9
Value:
4
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Overview

Dramatic Seljuk and Ottoman architectural details abound at the centrally located Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul, which is near the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. A columned lobby -- replete with silk curtains -- gives way to property highlights that include a riverside restaurant, a lounge serving aperitifs, a concierge desk, a sauna and a Turkish hammam. Meanwhile, single, double and triple rooms are available with amenities such as parquet wood flooring, oversize cable TVs, laptop-size safes and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Rooms

All air-conditioned guest rooms at the Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul have one queen or two twin beds or one queen and one twin bed. Features include sofa beds in separate sitting areas, satellite TVs, laptop-size safes, direct-dial telephones and complimentary wireless Internet access as well as bathroom telephones, showers with handheld showerheads, bathrobes, slippers and hair-dryers. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and housekeeping is provided daily at the Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul.

Property features

Eye-catching Seljuk and Ottoman architectural details grace the Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul, where the lobby is adorned with historic relics more than 150 years old. The property houses a terrace restaurant, a lounge, a sauna and a Turkish hammam, all within walking distance of some of the most revered sightseeing. Guest-friendly services include a doctor on call, dry cleaning and laundry services, plus parking, 24-hour room service and babysitting. Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul also has a tour desk to assist guests.

Highlights

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in guest rooms
  • Central location, within walking distance of the Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and Yerebatan Cistern
  • Sauna and Turkish hammam for 12

Nearby attractions

  • Grand Bazaar (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Basilica Cistern (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Archaeological Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Suleymaniye Mosque (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Galata Bridge (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Istanbul University (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Dolmabahce Palace (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Istanbul Congress Center (2.9 mi/4.6 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access

Transportation

  • Ataturk International Airport (8.2 mi/13.2 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Spa

Dining

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service

Services

  • Laundry service
  • Doctor on call
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • Free internet

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Room

  • Television with cable

Reviews

4.3 /5 Overall score

96% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.6/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 4.9/5
  • Value: 4/5

Extended stay after cruise holiday

Would recommend Thu, May 7, 2015
Hotel is in a great location central to all the must do sights in Istanbul. Very good room and away from main road traffic.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Place

Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Great place, great location, great staff, great history.

| Cambridge Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location, nice rooms

Would recommend Tue, Oct 14, 2014
The hotel is located in the heart of the most-visited tourist attractions in Istanbul. It is clean, and the staff was quite helpful in arranging tours.

| Kansas Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location and service

Would recommend Sat, May 24, 2014
Great location for a short break as everything we wanted to do was close by. The staff were really helpful with any queries at any time of day or night. Great city - would definitely go back and stay here again!

| Yorkshire Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location, breakfast and quiet.

Would recommend Sun, Jun 23, 2013
Rooms were large by European standards. Breakfast was diverse and plentiful with long hours for early risers and sleepyheads. Wait staff were attentive and helpful.....no hesitation in using the tip box! The view ffrrom the terrace made for a nice breakfast. Lobby is spacious and lovely. Airport transfer (for six travelers) was a bargain, and the van was a new Mercedes. We will almost certainly stay there on our next visit to Istanbul. On the down side, the wifi required an annoying log in each time it was accessed and, once connected, was not especially fast. The open wifi from the hotel next door was often available and was very fast. The spa access was uninviting and discouraged us from using it.

Dining

Eat at Fuego, Khorasani and Kybele hotel reastaurant (thisis funky, no view, but neat). Karadeniz Kodenz (not sure of the spelling, but across from the Karadeniz Dolphin) is not a great dining experience, but OK. The very nearby Pierre Loti Hotel is a great rooftop drink experience, but the food there is not great.

| Washington, DC Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul

Would recommend Wed, May 29, 2013
Nice upscale hotel in a fabulous old city location. Easy walk to all of the must see sites in the old city.

Dining

Dinizen, an ex-pat American owned cafe offers great food at reasonable prices. They have installed a water filtration system that enables you to eat cold foods/vegetables cold.

| Tucson, AZ, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A delightful escape.

Would recommend Wed, May 1, 2013
We were overall pleasantly satisfied with the hotel and our surroundings but were disappointed that the 'Hammam' was under renovation.

Shopping hint

The Grand and Spice Bazaars.

| London Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Perfect Location

Would recommend Thu, Mar 28, 2013
The hotel is located in a quiet spot in the centre of the old city of Istanbul about midway between the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) and Grand Bazaar. Best method of arrival is by Metro then tram (T1) from the airport disembarking at Cemberlitas. Recommended.

Attractions

Cistern

| S Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location in old city

Would recommend Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Best thing about this hotel is its location. Next door to the Grand Bazaar and 5 min from Blue Mosque, Haja Sophia, Topkapi Palace. No gym or other services to speak of. Overpriced but convenient if you want to be in the area. Took 4 taxis and non new it by name so make sure you have the address and phone number with you.

| Belgium Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Very nice, convenient spot in the center of Old City Istanbul

Would recommend Thu, Nov 29, 2012
The Hotel Sultanhan is very conveniently located just off the main thoroughfare of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's "old city". The staff are very friendly and helpful and competent. The bed was very comfortable, the shower was good and hot and the room was comfortable with the French door kept open. The location near a tram stop and within easy walking distance of all the major sites was perfect. It is pricey compared to many hotels in this area, but you definitely get what you pay for. I would stay there again.

Money saver

Buy an "IstanbulKart" the plastic smart card for public transportation at the airport or transport terminal. We put 50 lira on it and used it the whole time for buses, trams, metro and ferry boats which saved us a ton of money on taxis and time not buying separate transit tokens every trip.

| Moscow, Russia Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) 0.1 mi
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 0.2 mi
Blue Mosque 0.2 mi
Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) 0.3 mi
Kapali Carsi 0.3 mi
Hagia Sophia 0.4 mi
Basilica Cistern 0.4 mi
Yerebatan Palace 0.4 mi
Galata Bridge 0.5 mi
Archaeology museum 0.5 mi
Hodjapasha Cultural Center 0.5 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi) 0.5 mi
Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) 0.5 mi
Topkapi Palace 0.7 mi
Istanbul University 0.7 mi
New Mosque 0.9 mi
Miniaturk 0.9 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 2.4 mi
Haydarpaşa Terminal 2.5 mi
Dolmabahce Palace 2.6 mi
Spice Market 2.7 mi
Rahmi M. Koc Museum 2.7 mi
Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) 3.4 mi
Yildiz Park 3.6 mi
Kadikoy 3.7 mi
Ortakoy 3.9 mi
The Bosphorus Bridge 4.8 mi
Rumeli Hisarı 6.8 mi
Rumeli Fortress 7.1 mi
Sakip Sabanci Museum 7.6 mi
Emirgan Park 8.1 mi
Istanbul Aquarium 9.6 mi
The Princes' Islands 11.6 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.