$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 21, 2014 Check-out: Nov 23, 2014

THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

4 stars
Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. No/ 29 Sultanahmet, Sultanahmet-Eminonu, ISTANBUL, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
6 reviews
Couldn't ask for more

For a tourist class hotel this one fits the bill perfectly for a city break in Istanbul. Good... See full review

  • Harrijl
  • Mar 27, 2014
Sweet Location

Only there for a handful of days but we had a great time. Sultanahmet location a real plus. See full review

  • JBJR
  • Feb 19, 2012
The Byzantium hotel recently reconstructed has 50 Spacious rooms. some of the rooms have enchanting views of Istambul's most historic sights; hagia spohia, blue mosque , as well as Mamara sea and Bosphorus.

Hotel Map

41.0055 28.9802
Area served
Sultanahmet / Oldcity
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport 14 km
Area description
The Byzantium Hotel is located on Akbiyik Street within walking distance of such historical and major city sights as St. Sophia (Aya Sophia/Hagia Sophia), The Blue (Sultanhamet) Mosque, The Cistern Basilica (Yerebatan Cistern), Topkapi Palace, The Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) and Misir Carsisi. Once described as the Way of Kings, Akbiyik Street is an ancient road used by empirical leaders as a route into the Old City and its palaces, divides the historical peninsula down the middle and leads guests directly from the hotel into the heart of Sultanahmet. Istanbul is the only city in the world that lies between two continents. The old town provides a unique setting, as it is on the European side, with only a few hundred metres to the coast overlooking Asia Minor.

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THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
The room offers one King size bed. It includes Air conditioning, heating, internet access, room service, safe in room, bathroom amenities, cable/ satellite TV, telephone, color TV, mini bar, valet service, non smoking rooms and hairdryer.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Nearby points of interest

  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.3 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.6 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.1 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.3 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.6 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.1 mi
  • Tünel: 1.1 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.3 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.4 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.7 mi
  • Golden Horn: 2 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.1 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.4 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.4 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.5 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.6 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: 3.5 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.7 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.7 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.6 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.6 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.6 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.1 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.9 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.3 mi

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

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.3

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mskachwala
London
Jun 8, 2012

Location, Value for Money & Great Staff

Brilliant location, very helpful & friendly staff! Beautiful roof top restaurant and good rooms with a very good breakfast served!

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

Terrace Restaurant

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Harrijl
Business
Nr Manchester
Mar 27, 2014

Couldn't ask for more

For a tourist class hotel this one fits the bill perfectly for a city break in Istanbul. Good value, friendly staff, good breakfast with lots of choice. Hotel, rooms and bathrooms very clean and maids in room daily leave it spotless. A short walk to the main tourist sites of the Sultanahmet area, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cisterni and mnay other museums. Close to Sultanahmet tram stop, which is great for getting about the city. Lots of choice of restaurants around hotel, but try to get a bit further out to sample the ones the Turks frequent. We went to a great one in Itfaiye cad. in the Fatih area near the old aquaduct called Sur Okacbasi. Delicious food. Try the Aryan yougurt drink and leave room for the delightful dessert consisting of ice cream baked in a semolina crust. Great value.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Sur Ocakbasi Address: Zeyrek Mh., 34083 Fatih/İstanbul, (It's on Itfaiye cad, from Aksaray tram stop go up Ataturk Blv go to the left of the park and it's not far from the old aquaduct wall. You'll get good value, authentic food unlike the restaurants in the Sultanahmet, which are all geared towards the tourists, including the prices. You won't get any alcohol here though (again unlike the tourist ones).

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
PapaNomad
Business
OC, CA
Jun 24, 2012

Total lack of Care

Having stayed in as many of these types of hotels the one thing I always do is check my reservation. 48 hours after booking and 24 hours before check in. This tyne because I was travelling with my 5 year old and we were getting in late I called a third time just to be sure. Lo and behold, 1am with a daughter with an ear infection after 19 hours of straight travel, no room. He walked us and our bags to a place down the street which was clearly lower quality and then the next day we were supposed to check out again at 10 and move back which we had to do ourselves. The man who acted like manager or owner, never said sorry, never did anything to make it right. He claimed we were give his best rooms but I saw a few other open rooms the next day which were large with views.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Restaurant had amazing view but the food is mediocre. Nice place for a drink in the evening.

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mskachwala
Business
London
Jun 8, 2012

Location, Value for Money & Great Staff

Brilliant location, very helpful & friendly staff! Beautiful roof top restaurant and good rooms with a very good breakfast served!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Terrace Restaurant

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nataraja
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Mar 25, 2012

Find somewhere else

The staff seemed nice, but they're overcharging guests who don't know what to expect in the city. Do NOT let them arrange a ride to the airport, you'll pay almost twice what a cab will cost. The room was so small that it was difficult to open my small bag, my back-pack, and still have a surface available to set anything down. The air-conditioning is a joke. It wasn't that warm when I was there and it was still hot and stuffy in the room. This place is not worth the money paid. A hostel would be more comfortable. Skip this one--there's too many hotels in the area to waste your money on this one.

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

Business

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MandD70
Business
Lewes, Delaware
Feb 22, 2012

Convient, comfortable and quiet

We enjoyed our 4 nights at the Byzantium. The breakfast buffet had a good variety of choices including some excellent scrambled eggs. The room was small but comfortable and very quiet. It was a short walk to the Blue Mosque and other attractions. They had both wifi and a computer which we could use.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants on the same street. We liked the Italian one directly across the street.

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Review of THE BYZANTIUM HOTEL and SUITES ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JBJR
Business
Washington, DC
Feb 19, 2012

Sweet Location

Only there for a handful of days but we had a great time. Sultanahmet location a real plus.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Haghia Sophia, and the Topkapi Palace are only a short walk.

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