Vezir

3 stars
AKBIYIK CAD. BAYRAMFIRIN SOK. NO:13, 34122 SULTANAHMET ISTANBUL, Istanbul, 00000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
5 reviews
Amazing location+friendly staff=great vacation

The Vezir hotel was the perfect choice for our vacation! The rooms, as well as the entire hotel,... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 27, 2008
Easy access to major attractions

A simple, but convenient place to use as your base when exploring Istanbul. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 28, 2007
Wooden façade welcomes guests to former Ottoman mansion

The Vezir hotel is in a former Ottoman mansion with a traditional wooden facade. The 19th-century building is in the heart of Istanbul's Old City -- an ideal location for travelers who want to tour the wonders of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar. Almost all of the Old City's most famous sites are within walking distance of the 24-room hotel. Guests can relax in the hotel's private garden after a day of touring. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. 

Highlights

  • In a converted 19th-century Ottoman mansion
  • Small hotel with focus on customer service
  • Near all of the Old City's famous attractions
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Pet-friendly

Rooms

The Vezir has 24 simply furnished but comfortable rooms with city or garden views. Décor features traditional wooden, Ottoman-style furniture. All rooms have heat, air conditioning, and private bathrooms with showers. Single, double, and triple rooms are available. All rooms have complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms also have cable television with international and local channels.

Features

The hotel serves a daily buffet breakfast in the lovely backyard garden. The breakfast includes hot and cold dishes and pastries. Guests who want to relax indoors enjoy the lobby's comfortable wing chairs or couches and the small lobby bar. Other on-site amenities include a dry cleaning and laundry service, a reception-area safe, and a baggage room where guests can store luggage. The hotel is pet-friendly.

Transportation

  • Cankurtaran Railway Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Sultanahmet tram stop (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Eminonu Ferry Terminal (1.7 mi/2.8 km) 
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (12 mi/19.3 km) 
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (29.1 mi/46.8 km) 

Nearby attractions

  • Hagia Sophia (0.6 mi/1 km) 
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (0.6 mi/1 km) 
  • Blue Mosque (0.7 mi/1.2 km) 
  • Grand Bazaar (1.2 mi/1.9 km)  
  • Topkapi Palace (1.6 mi/2.6 km)  
  • Galata Bridge (2 mi/3.3 km)  
  • Spice Bazaar (2.4 mi/3.9 km) 
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (3.0 mi/4.8 km)
  • Galata Tower (3.6 mi/5.8 km) 
  • Balat Ahrida Synagogue (3.9 mi/6.3 km)  

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access 

Vezir Rooms

Guest Rooms
Being a special category hotel, built from an old Ottoman house, it has only 18 rooms and three family rooms. All are of a normal size and in very good condition. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, with shower and hairdryer. Bathrooms are small but again in good condition. All rooms have air conditioning and central heating system and also benefit from wireless internet, safety deposit boxes, cable television and minibar. The hotel also has non-smoking rooms.

Amenities

General
Air conditioned
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Car rental desk
Porters
Parking
Parking
RV or truck parking
Room
Television with cable

Hotel Map

41.0053 28.9799

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
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 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
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 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: 1.5 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
  • Beyoglu: 2.5 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.5 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.6 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: 3.8 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

Dining

Restaurant
The hotel has its own restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (5)

Ratings and reviews for Vezir

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
The Mad Bulgarian
Business
Florida
Sep 6, 2009

Blistanbul

The hotel is in a great location, right behind the Blue Mosque. It gives you the chance to see a lot of the attractions within walking distance. It is a budget hotel with the occaisional glitches, such as running toilet water, internet that requires pations, no hook for towels in the bathroom, but nothing serious. The room was small but clean the staff was friedly, breakfast was ok.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Always ask how much before buying anything and don't be afraid to bargain aggressively. These are the people who invented bargaining and they are really good.If you are taking a taxi make sure the meter is on. There is a great fish restaurant down the street. If you are facing the Vezir go down the street to your left and you will see the restaurant on your right about 60 yards. Price range 50 tl with wine and appetizer and main.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North of San Antonio
Jul 3, 2009

Great Location - Great Price

Our stay was good. The hotel was small, but the price was great and the rooms were clean enough with plenty of AC to cool off the Istanbul June days. We were a very short walk from a bunch of nice restaurants and a short walk from the Bosporus, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque. We were also near a small bazaar. The hotel was pretty quiet. The had one computer for their guests with internet access. The showers were hot and they had a curtain and a European toilet. The breakfast was a typical Turkish breakfast - simple but decent.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Be careful. Taxi drivers in Turkey don't always know where your location is. It's okay if they stop and ask other drivers, but a street address and nearby landmarks may be very helpful.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Batavia
Nov 27, 2008

Amazing location+friendly staff=great vacation

The Vezir hotel was the perfect choice for our vacation! The rooms, as well as the entire hotel, were kept immaculatley clean. I stayed with my neice and they gave us two full beds that were pushed next to one another to make one big one! Every morning a traditional Turkish breakfast was served in an adjacent gazebo. The staff were all very friendly; making sure I got messages left by my friends, had enough hotel supplies in the room, and helping us with directions to tourist attractions. One night, the hotel manager even gave us a ride to meet our friends because we did not know how to get to the train station! The Vezir also has a computer in the lobby with internet access that I used to send pictures to everyone back home. this hotel is located in Sultan Ahmet which is a very big tourist area with many restaurants (eat the lentil soup everywhere!), shops, and cafes that almost magically become dance clubs at night. When you walk outside of this wonderful hotel, you can see the Blue Mosque. It is walking distance from this beautiful piece of history, as well as the San Sofie Mosque. The metra station is a small walk and here you can take a train to Taksim. Or, if you prefer, there are many cabs always willing to take you where you need to go.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

It is almost no walk at all! There is a Hostel next door called the Big Apple Hostel. After about 10:30 or 11:00 PM this place gets jumping with both Turkish and American music, a disco ball, and of course, dancing! *The people who work here are also awesome!*

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Review of Vezir

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA
Nov 28, 2007

Easy access to major attractions

A simple, but convenient place to use as your base when exploring Istanbul.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't miss the Topkapi palace

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kentaro
Business
USA
Nov 24, 2007

not-expensive but you might find the others

Vesir hotel in istamble is located in sultanahmet area where is the best tourist spot in instamble. So the location is verry verry nice to go to Blue-mosque and other tourist spot and station. And good for saving money. But some of rooms in Vesir hotel don't have any air-conditioner, so you have to request if you stay in this hotel, in advance. And this hotel had free-internet WiFi, but it's just for hotel owner use. In the room I couldn't catch any signal. Staff is not so bad, but they never say good-bye, Hello, good-morning etc-not-friendly.

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

Business

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