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Best Western Citadel Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I have had great experience staying at this hotel. The location was excellent overlooking the sea and close to all Istanbul main attractions. The staff were very kind, helpful and professionals. Mr. Mesut Kiraz, Front office supervisor was very helpful and friendly with excellent professional manners. We really enjoyed our stay during our two visits in April and May, 2017. The breakfast was delicious and excellent. We highly recommend the hotel. We take this opportunity to thank Mr. Kiraz and all staff members and workers at this hotel and wish them the best.

it is a budget hotel so don't expect anything special. you can find better hotels in istanbul for less money. service was friendly. breakfast was good but I wouldnt stay there again. if you travel in couple, there are better places to be.

Sea view, very clean rooms. Excellent service. The menu comes from the best chef. Restaurant with sea view. The professional staff is always at your service, day and night. I can recommend it without hesitation.

We stayed for six days in this hotel last summer. It has a great location, beautiful sea view and friendly helpful staff. You can find many shops and restaurants just behind the hotel. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the breakfast is really good. It has a nice shaded outdoor sitting area for breakfast.

Despite of the small sizes of the rooms the stay was excellent because of the nice staff and the great location nearby J F Kennedy street and the old city, you can go every where by walking and enjoy the charm of Old Istanbul. I stayed there in March 2015

I stayed at the BW Citadel for a few days last week. I was very satisfied with all aspects of my stay. The hotel has an excellent location and I was able to walk within 10 mins. to all the major sites that I wanted to visit such as Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, Top Kapi etc. The sea view from the room was excellent. Breakfast was included with the room and was excellent. Above all the staff were very courteous, friendly and helpful. They helped me plan out my visits during my stay and did everything to make my stay very enjoyable. I have no hesitation recommending this hotel to my friends and will definitely stay there again when I visit Istanbul

Our tour group stopped here for lunch. Great outdoor dining, with an awesome view of the harbor/ Build up against the old citadel walls. Perfect location, excellent dining, clean rest rooms. Fast and efficient service for a large group dropping in. good wifi.

Hotel is one of the most excellent hotel in Istanbul with unique location in front of the Marmara Sea. Good for relaxation and to enjoy the view of the sea in the morning from room window and while you are in the restaurant having breakfast. Very good staff who are friendly and supportive.

Best Western CITADEL hotel in Istanbul is such a hotel that added value to my vacation as well as my kids. Location, view, food and staff are excellent. Special thanks to Mr. Ridwan who used to deal with guests in very professional way and trying his best to assist them by spending a lot of time making our trip enjoyable and cost effective. Thanks also to Mr. semih and Mr. Masoud and all the staff in the hotel. My next visit will be directly there.

The location was pretty amazing. Not too close to Blue mosque, not to far. It took about 10 mins for us to walk to the main attraction points. The room was not that big and we had 7 luggages since we visited Turkey on our way moving to Canada. They kept our extra luggages in their storage space locked. So it was safe. Room was very clean and comfy. We got a great view from our window. Our overall experience was great, worth the stay.

Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking

Best Western Citadel Hotel places you in Old City, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern. This 31-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free valet parking. Centrally located in Istanbul, the hotel is also a short walk from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have 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 coffee shop/café.


All of Best Western Citadel Hotel's 31 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 23-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other amenities include free local calls, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Citadel Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per room one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, 1 Double Bed, Balcony, Sea View (with Sofabed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 449 reviews