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Amber Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Though location of the hotel is relatively close to historical sights, there is no honest way how it could get such high rates and comments. Booking and paying several rooms upfront 2 months, there were no available upon arrival. All rooms in a very poor condition (especially "family"), terrible views from the windows, lots of noise till late night. Breakfast was far from ideal, some food was not fresh. This is a max 2 star hotel. Very disappointed with the choice.

It was a good experience . I recommend it for small families

Staff were courteous helpful. Breakfast items were average,

Nice boutique style hotel, good value for money. Excellent location in the heart of the old city. Breakfast was a bit boring if you're staying more than a couple of days although, again, was good value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are tight but very comfortable with excellent comfortable beds and good quality bathrooms.

We enjoyed our stay at Amber Hotel. The location was convenient to major attractions, service was great and the room comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet had variety and a good view on top of the hotel. I would stay here again. Some may find the room a little small and the walk to the tram a little far but then if you want a closer similar hotel the price goes up significantly.

This new, clean hotel was located in the heart of Sultanahmet, within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the water, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and other major attractions. It was a bit difficult to find at times as the roads are a bit windy in the old city, but its right near the Kumkapi train station and everyone knows the outdoor restaurant area known as Kumkapi which is right outside the hotel. If you plan to use public transport, please be aware that the hotel is down a pretty long hill from the tram stop (Beyazit - 10 minute walk). The rooms were a bit small, which is to be expected in the area, but they were clean and the bathroom was well appointed. The complimentary breakfast on the roof terrace was pretty extensive (get there early) and an excellent way to start the day. The staff were friendly, but kept trying to sell us the overpriced tour packages - no need for these, its easy to walk around and see everything on your own. Overall, and especially given the low price, this hotel is a great find in a great location.

great place and very nice staff! has a nice free breakfast, free internet, clean room (standard smaller european size) with comfortable bed. 10 minute walk up a big hill to tram and grand bizarre, and then from there not too far to the main attractions. situated on a semi-busy and sometimes noisy street, which didn't bother me. good value and great place over all!

Cons: Rooms are small (European-size). For an American like myself, definitely felt slightly cramped with my travel partner and the twin beds pushed up next to each other. No room to put your luggage except in alcove area so be warned if you pack heavy. Our shower drained very slowly, water came up past ankles. The hotel tended to it but we saw no difference. Smell of fish permeated the room (hotel is in a fishing town) for some of the time. Lots of noise outside (we had heard this was where the "escorts" were although we didn't see any or couldn't tell). Men everywhere, almost no women (strange). Rooftop had views of shanty-like housing. Pros: Attentive staff. Good breakfast spread daily. Booked a tour easily with hotel staff. They also gave good tips on how to get around. Clean rooms. Close to Grand Bazaar and tram that goes everywhere. Charming and quaint feel. Good value overall although I wouldn't stay here again because I can't stand the smell of fish.

Best Western was the best in my Turkey experience. Good quality of room, all amenities worked well, stuff of the hotel was very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast on the top floor with view of sea was pleasant. I will definitely stay again in this hotel next time in Istanbul.

Good positioned respect to most of the principal historical sites and the Bazar. The district is still a living district with real life and working places of small business. Most buildings are in reconstruction and are not a residential area !!! The personnel of the Hotel are very friendly and give you all held needed. Rooms are confortable, but very small !! Internet service is free and very fast.

The hotel was fine and we were satisfied with our experience except one thing. The "shuttle service" that the hotel supplies has to be reserved in advance and it cost 70 Euro. "Shuttle service" needs to be clearly stated that it is not free. Other than that we had a good experience. Would definitelyx recommend it to anyone staying in Istanbul near the city center and historic sites.

Everything was amazing. The staff was very helpful. Tamara, my dog, was well treated and respected.The room was smaller than what we are accustomed here in the US.

Muhsine Hatun Mah.Cifte Gelinler Cad #3 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Amber Hotel places you in Fatih, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. This 28-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. In the historical district, it's also near Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

The 28 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Tempur-Pedic beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Renovated in 2013, Amber Hotel offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Standard Duplex, Multiple Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Amber Hotel

Everyone (1) Business (1) Family (5) Other (3) Friends (2)
1

poor quality hotel

Everyone

Though location of the hotel is relatively close to historical sights, there is no honest way how it could get such high rates and comments. Booking and paying several rooms upfront 2 months, there were no available upon arrival. All rooms in a very poor condition (especially "family"), terrible views from the windows, lots of noise till late night. Breakfast was far from ideal, some food was not fresh. This is a max 2 star hotel. Very disappointed with the choice.

By on Sep 28, 2017

4

amber hotel

Families

It was a good experience . I recommend it for small families

By on Aug 23, 2014

3

too much noise from traffic outside room was not sound proof

Singles

Staff were courteous helpful. Breakfast items were average,

By on Feb 6, 2014

4

great stay

BusinessTravelers

Nice boutique style hotel, good value for money. Excellent location in the heart of the old city. Breakfast was a bit boring if you're staying more than a couple of days although, again, was good value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are tight but very comfortable with excellent comfortable beds and good quality bathrooms.

By on Dec 2, 2013

4

great istanbul hotel

Families

We enjoyed our stay at Amber Hotel. The location was convenient to major attractions, service was great and the room comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet had variety and a good view on top of the hotel. I would stay here again. Some may find the room a little small and the walk to the tram a little far but then if you want a closer similar hotel the price goes up significantly.

By on Jan 15, 2013

4

great find in the heart of the old city

GetawayWithFriends

This new, clean hotel was located in the heart of Sultanahmet, within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the water, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and other major attractions. It was a bit difficult to find at times as the roads are a bit windy in the old city, but its right near the Kumkapi train station and everyone knows the outdoor restaurant area known as Kumkapi which is right outside the hotel. If you plan to use public transport, please be aware that the hotel is down a pretty long hill from the tram stop (Beyazit - 10 minute walk). The rooms were a bit small, which is to be expected in the area, but they were clean and the bathroom was well appointed. The complimentary breakfast on the roof terrace was pretty extensive (get there early) and an excellent way to start the day. The staff were friendly, but kept trying to sell us the overpriced tour packages - no need for these, its easy to walk around and see everything on your own. Overall, and especially given the low price, this hotel is a great find in a great location.

By on Jul 20, 2012

4

solid 3 star hotel notfar from attractions

Singles

great place and very nice staff! has a nice free breakfast, free internet, clean room (standard smaller european size) with comfortable bed. 10 minute walk up a big hill to tram and grand bizarre, and then from there not too far to the main attractions. situated on a semi-busy and sometimes noisy street, which didn't bother me. good value and great place over all!

By on Jun 18, 2012

4

good value

GetawayWithFriends

Cons: Rooms are small (European-size). For an American like myself, definitely felt slightly cramped with my travel partner and the twin beds pushed up next to each other. No room to put your luggage except in alcove area so be warned if you pack heavy. Our shower drained very slowly, water came up past ankles. The hotel tended to it but we saw no difference. Smell of fish permeated the room (hotel is in a fishing town) for some of the time. Lots of noise outside (we had heard this was where the "escorts" were although we didn't see any or couldn't tell). Men everywhere, almost no women (strange). Rooftop had views of shanty-like housing. Pros: Attentive staff. Good breakfast spread daily. Booked a tour easily with hotel staff. They also gave good tips on how to get around. Clean rooms. Close to Grand Bazaar and tram that goes everywhere. Charming and quaint feel. Good value overall although I wouldn't stay here again because I can't stand the smell of fish.

By on Jun 13, 2012

4

best western was the best

Families

Best Western was the best in my Turkey experience. Good quality of room, all amenities worked well, stuff of the hotel was very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast on the top floor with view of sea was pleasant. I will definitely stay again in this hotel next time in Istanbul.

By on May 19, 2012

4

good experience of real life

Families

Good positioned respect to most of the principal historical sites and the Bazar. The district is still a living district with real life and working places of small business. Most buildings are in reconstruction and are not a residential area !!! The personnel of the Hotel are very friendly and give you all held needed. Rooms are confortable, but very small !! Internet service is free and very fast.

By on Apr 25, 2011