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Armagrandi Spina Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel could not be better located for visiting the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The staff was very helpful and professional. Very close to the Sultan Ahmet metro stop. Great breakfast. Room was great. I would definitely stay here again.

it was an awesome trip.very nice people love the culture

Upon my arrival to the Spina, they advised that they had committed an error on my booking and that I would be staying at their sister hotel for a night. They ordered a taxi and sent me to this other hotel (I cannot recall the name now), but it was in a very dark area not near anything. The sister hotel was fine, however, I was unable to find it coming back and I was quite lost for a good 45 minutes. Which was also quite scary because I was traveling alone (female). The next morning, I checked into the Hotel Spina. The room was clean and simple - but the view of the Blue Mosque was breathtaking. This hotel is definitely average, morning breakfast was decent, having Wi-Fi was definitely helpful, and the view from the terrace was peaceful and really priceless. One snag I ran into was that the cleaning crew entered my room even with the "do not disturb" sign up. That was interesting. It's in a great location though - I would definitely stay here again for the location but not really for anything else.

There are two major benefits: 1) Location - it's exactly where it should be - the historical sites and museums, pubs and restorants are all there. Should you need to get to other parts of town - the tram station is only 3 minutes of lazy walking away. 2) Staff - all people were really nice and willing to give all the help we needed. The room was not perfect, though. I did expect it to be small, since this is an old building, but it, for sure, could use some soundproofing. Also, I would not recommend to use their airport shuttle service. They'll charge you 25 euros (which is more than a taxi ride) and, it's not a car - it's a minibus for 6 people. We had to wait for 30 minutes upon arrival, for other couple who had troubles with their baggage.

This hotel met my needs, excellent location , close to the tram lines, quiet after 10:00 p.m., as it was a business location and the staff was helpful and interactive. The breakfast menu was excellent and I enjoyed the small outdoor eating garden. The rooftop had a outstanding view of the Marmara Sea and one could see 10 miles. The room was clean, somewhat sparse, and the TV worked. The hotel is very close to the beautiful Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. There were numerous restaurants on the adjacent streets and small stores for sundry items. Carl

Helpful staff, clean room, good breakfast, good location, fair price.

Located just few meters from Hagia Sopha and Blue Mosque (beautiful view from the top floor terrace), but the room was dirty and needed some seriuos refurbishment (wires sticking out of the walls, missing lamps, fungus on the walls and in the bathtube, clogged drain in bath, etc.). Guy from the reception seemed offended when I asked him for another room and he offered me something even worse, so I stayed in the first room. As it was my honeymoon trip - huge disappointment.

The location cant be beat , A nice little hotel that was a great big home once upon a time. The Views from the roff top are great you are a easy walk to the main attractions . Family owned and operated and the staff could'nt do enough for you. The rooms are a little old fashioned but clean. There are two or three suites on the top level not sure how much more they are but they are 1st class.

The hotel is perfectly located for historic places, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Top Kapi palace, it is also very close to Tramway (about 200 m), with a lot of restaurants and cafes in it vicinity. Rooms are clean but small and not very comfortable, staff are polite and responsive but English language is sometimes a problem, we stayed for 7 nights, the breakfast is exactly the same menu each day. it is near Taksim square (down town) and have good trasportation access to all places in Istanbul.

Overall experience was great. The staff was friendly and attentive. They made us feel at home. Area for improvement: Bathrooms can be cleaner. The grout was not cleaned properly. In addition the bathroom shower was broken too.

The Armagrandi Spina is right between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Museum, within walking distance of the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, metro, and many other tourist attractions. A great location for seeing the city for the first time. Rooms were small but clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly. Breakfast included a nice variety of Mediterranean salads, breads, fruit, cereal, plus eggs and sausage, coffee, tea, juices. Climb stairs to the top floor where there is a deck with a beautiful 360 degree view of the mosque, museum, the Bosphorous, and Sea of Marmara. Accessible to airport by metro 45 mins with one change, or taxi for about 45 Lyra.

I had a good time staying at Armagrinda Spina. The staff is very helpful, the free wifi is a nice treat, and the morning breakfast is also very good. The room I had was very small, but that was expected. Although the property was non-smoking, the room smelled like smoke, which was the primary negative about the property. But in all I had a great visit and will always fondly remember my trip to Istanbul and my stay at the Armagrinda Spina!

The hotel is quite new and it is spacious and nicely decorated. The room are also large and comfortable. The swimming pools are beatiful and spacious and the staff is very polite and professional. Overall we had a great experience. The only things that was unpleasant was that the signs for the hotel are not visible and it took us a while to find it. However, it is very close to the board walk.

Very friendly staff and a great location if you plan to discover Istanbul.

Great location and good breakfast. Very convenient if you're visiting the historic area. The hotel room is not large, but fine for a couple. The roof top has an amazing view of the Haggia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Utangac Sokak No: 19 Istanbul Istanbul

Located in Fatih, Armagrandi Spina Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hagia Sophia and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Basilica Cistern. This 30-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Blue Mosque and Hippodrome.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

Armagrandi Spina Hotel's 30 recently renovated rooms provide fireplaces, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

Armagrandi Spina Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Parking is TRY 25 per day (TRY 30 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available on request) for TRY 75 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room, Connecting Rooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Armagrandi Spina Hotel

Couples (8) Family (5) Other (1) Friends (1)
5

great location for istanbul sight-seeing

Families

This hotel could not be better located for visiting the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The staff was very helpful and professional. Very close to the Sultan Ahmet metro stop. Great breakfast. Room was great. I would definitely stay here again.

By on Nov 28, 2015

4

it was an awesome trip

Families

it was an awesome trip.very nice people love the culture

By on Nov 19, 2015

3

ideal location, average quality

Singles

Upon my arrival to the Spina, they advised that they had committed an error on my booking and that I would be staying at their sister hotel for a night. They ordered a taxi and sent me to this other hotel (I cannot recall the name now), but it was in a very dark area not near anything. The sister hotel was fine, however, I was unable to find it coming back and I was quite lost for a good 45 minutes. Which was also quite scary because I was traveling alone (female). The next morning, I checked into the Hotel Spina. The room was clean and simple - but the view of the Blue Mosque was breathtaking. This hotel is definitely average, morning breakfast was decent, having Wi-Fi was definitely helpful, and the view from the terrace was peaceful and really priceless. One snag I ran into was that the cleaning crew entered my room even with the "do not disturb" sign up. That was interesting. It's in a great location though - I would definitely stay here again for the location but not really for anything else.

By on Apr 30, 2013

4

a very nice place

Couples

There are two major benefits: 1) Location - it's exactly where it should be - the historical sites and museums, pubs and restorants are all there. Should you need to get to other parts of town - the tram station is only 3 minutes of lazy walking away. 2) Staff - all people were really nice and willing to give all the help we needed. The room was not perfect, though. I did expect it to be small, since this is an old building, but it, for sure, could use some soundproofing. Also, I would not recommend to use their airport shuttle service. They'll charge you 25 euros (which is more than a taxi ride) and, it's not a car - it's a minibus for 6 people. We had to wait for 30 minutes upon arrival, for other couple who had troubles with their baggage.

By on Jan 4, 2013

4

armagrandi spina hotel

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel met my needs, excellent location , close to the tram lines, quiet after 10:00 p.m., as it was a business location and the staff was helpful and interactive. The breakfast menu was excellent and I enjoyed the small outdoor eating garden. The rooftop had a outstanding view of the Marmara Sea and one could see 10 miles. The room was clean, somewhat sparse, and the TV worked. The hotel is very close to the beautiful Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. There were numerous restaurants on the adjacent streets and small stores for sundry items. Carl

By on Nov 4, 2012

4

istanbul visit

Families

Helpful staff, clean room, good breakfast, good location, fair price.

By on Aug 8, 2012

3

perfect location, but that`s it

Couples

Located just few meters from Hagia Sopha and Blue Mosque (beautiful view from the top floor terrace), but the room was dirty and needed some seriuos refurbishment (wires sticking out of the walls, missing lamps, fungus on the walls and in the bathtube, clogged drain in bath, etc.). Guy from the reception seemed offended when I asked him for another room and he offered me something even worse, so I stayed in the first room. As it was my honeymoon trip - huge disappointment.

By on Jun 10, 2012

4

nice little hotel

Couples

The location cant be beat , A nice little hotel that was a great big home once upon a time. The Views from the roff top are great you are a easy walk to the main attractions . Family owned and operated and the staff could'nt do enough for you. The rooms are a little old fashioned but clean. There are two or three suites on the top level not sure how much more they are but they are 1st class.

By on Apr 30, 2012

3

2nd time in istanbul

Couples

The hotel is perfectly located for historic places, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Top Kapi palace, it is also very close to Tramway (about 200 m), with a lot of restaurants and cafes in it vicinity. Rooms are clean but small and not very comfortable, staff are polite and responsive but English language is sometimes a problem, we stayed for 7 nights, the breakfast is exactly the same menu each day. it is near Taksim square (down town) and have good trasportation access to all places in Istanbul.

By on Mar 18, 2012

4

great hotel to stay

Families

Overall experience was great. The staff was friendly and attentive. They made us feel at home. Area for improvement: Bathrooms can be cleaner. The grout was not cleaned properly. In addition the bathroom shower was broken too.

By on Jan 20, 2012