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Dara Hotel Istanbul

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Service is amazing and friendly. Food is very good and hotel is very clean. Location is amazing right i. the heart of old Istanbul near Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. The only downside is rooms are a bit small. I would definitely return there if given the chance.

My daughter and I had a wonderful time the staff was nice and the place was amazing everything was perfect good family atmosphere will definitely come back very nice people I loved it there and had an amazing time

We spent me and my husband 💑8 nights at Dara hotel : 1- The location : good 👌,located in the old town at 7 min from the sultan Ahmet tram Station, in à slight slope, near from the blue mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi Sarayi... 2- The reception: very good, freindly staff, Always listening. We greet them all 👏😊 3-The room🛌🚿: simple Clean room, good wifi connexion, (we note a little noise at night ,it was for me the cry of the seagulls 🕊and the sound of the wheels of the suitcases) our room on the second floor with à double bed had à view on the road, on a beautiful mosque . 4-The breakfast🧀🍟🍳🌮☕🍹 : included, varied, and good , with Access to the beautiful open terrace partially on the sea of Marmara. In short, it was à great stay !

We had a really good time at the Dara Hotel. The personal was very friendly and helpful, they even gave us breakfast in the afternoon when once we slept over. Rooms are a little small but clean and have confortable beds. Good home made food at a beautiful eating salon with terrace and beautiful view over the City. Furthermore cheap aiport transfer.

it's location was so good.within less than 5 minutes will reach tramway and easily can go ayasufia,topkapi and suleymanie mosque by foot. our room's view was to a moaque that was very for two person was not that much big and not has safetybox and closet.small tv and small refrigerator. bathroom was clean but small breakfast was served at roof of hotel with very nice was good but not many choices. enjoy of staying in that hotel.

For the fourth time, we traveled to Istanbul and stayed at Dara Hotel for 5 nights. This small simple hotel located just 5 minutes away from Sultanahmet square. The location was great with access to Tramway T1 and there are many restaurants around especially in Divanyulu Street (Divanyolu Caddesi). Just its alley has high slope which would be challenging for the elderly and also there are a mosque in front of the hotel and the early morning call to prayer (Adan) would makes you up. Two receptionists both were too friendly and welcoming. I appreciate them for their hospitality and arranging early check-in for us. It was very kind of them. The room 202 in the second floor was a bit tiny with a small closet and a queen size bed. The bed was very comfortable and bed sheets were so clean. The room has an air conditioner and a small refrigerator. I think it would be better if there were a small trash bin in the room. Slippers was given us upon our request. Cleanness and housekeeping was good. Breakfast was severed on the 3th floor and in the terrace between 8 to 10:30 am. The Terrace offer a great view of the opposite mosque and the Marmara Sea. There are no warm items in the breakfast and it was a drawback. Breakfast was consist of 3 kinds of packed jam, honey and chocolate, 2 kind of cheese, boiled eggs and French fries, fried eggplant and zucchini, some sorts of salad, two kinds of fruit juice, börek, sponge cake, olive, cucumber, tomato and orange pieces. I think breakfast would be promoted with adding some hot items such as sausages, fried eggs or omelet. Two sum up, it is a small and cozy hotel near Sultanahmet square and its quality is acceptable with reasonable price.

This is my second stay at this hotel. The rooms are clean and have comfortable beds and pillows. The free Turkish breakfast is served on the Terrace with breathtaking views of the Marmara Sea. This hotel is centrally located near Sultanahmet and just a 10 minute walk to the tram station. I can't say enough good things about Aytac (front desk). He is amazing and speaks excellent English. He is extremely helpful even telling me what trains and trams to take for sightseeing, Osman, who is the manager was also very helpful.. The only negative thing I can say is the hill that you have to climb in order to get to the main street; however, that was not a problem for me but it does take a certain level of fitness. l. will probably be staying at this hotel again and would definitely recommend it to my friends.

We had some friends and search places . Dara was so close to us and we let our clients stay here. The hotel is so close to historical places. Breakfast is served on terrace and all meal Was fresh. I can recommend this place .

After one year i came back to the wonderful hotel boutique from Sultanahmet area... Which looks very good with all the furnitures new... The rooms are very clean ,like usually, staff is very helpful, the breakfast is very rich and delicious and the panorama to the Marmara Sea is amazing. İ recommand to everybody to stay here in this very good hotel.

We chose this hotel for a 3 night stay in Istanbul for a group of 3 girls. The location was great and the room was spacious enough for everyone.. however it wasn't the cleanest or nicest room we have ever had. With that said, we spent more time outside of the hotel than inside the room so for the price and value it worked out well!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Old City, Dara Hotel Istanbul is adjacent to Hippodrome and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Basilica Cistern. This 3-star hotel has 33 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 33 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Safes and phones are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Dara Hotel Istanbul enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for EUR 20 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room (for 4 people)

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 509 reviews