Dara Hotel Istanbul3.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel was good for our 3 nights in Istanbul. We were able to walk to every sight within 15-20 mins. Rooms were small, but had a/c. Bathroom smelled a bit. Breakfast was on the awesome rooftop terrace and had a great variety of turkish food.
This hotel wass really hard to find but it was close to the blue mosque and good aera. Good hotel
The Dara Hotel and Family Rooms is in a perfect location for walking to The Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome Obelisk and the Hagia Sophia Museum. A mosque is located across the street and we could hear the call to worship, starting at 5:30 am! Fantastic Turkish breakfasts on the rooftop and delicious apple tea! A clean hotel and I saw no bugs! The staff is friendly and helpful. I am pleased that we selected The Dara.
Breakfast such a joy to feel like part of the family in such a great view and so close to the old city sites, WOW!
This is a very basic hotel on the older side. Rooms are small and furnishings are old. We were on the second floor facing the street and our view was of a brick wall. Not scenic at all. It's about a 10-minute walk to the nearest metro stop. Decent location. I recommend looking for other hotels in the area.
The Dara is in Sultanahmet, a 10 minute walk from the Blue Mosque and the Tram line so the location is perfect. Our room was small with a nice bathroom and all the amenities. Breakfast was a simple buffet with a lovely view of a mosque roof and the Bosphorus. The waitress remembered our coffee preferences after one day and helped us with our pitiful efforts with Turkish phrases. The desk staff is friendly and helpful. We needed a taxi on an unusually busy Saturday due to a march from Dolmabahce to the Blue Mosque. After waiting for the one we ordered for 45 minutes, one of the nice young men disappeared and returned with a cab he had commandeered for us. When my email account stopped me from contacting home about travel plans, they sent my email for me on their account. It's a perfect hotel for anyone who wishes to be among the Turkish people with the ability to walk to most of the ancient sites.