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Darkhill Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked two rooms for us and our friends on in November, 2017. We were supposed to stay from 22/03/2018 to 25/03/2018. 24 hours I got email from that my credit card is not valid and I need to update my credit card during 24 hours or the hotel will cancel my booking. Ive done it in the next hour with the different credit card. Next day when I was in the airport I got the message that my booking has been cancelled by the property just 3 hours before check in. I called the property and been told that cancelled it because of invalid credit card and they didn't want to give any clarification on the case. Just told me that i need to find another hotel. After coming back home I contacted customer service of and asked the question. I was quite surprised to hear that the property checked the card once and 10 minutes after updating credit card they cancelled the booking. confirmed that updated credit card is valid. It means manager of Darkhil hotel lied to me and they don't care about there clients if they can cancel the booking and tell you about that just 3 hours before check in. Terrible experience...

Darkhill is nice hotel, it's very clean and organized, it's has pull and spa and a lovely restaurant, I loved the breakfast it's large, but honestly the most thing I loved about this hotel is the staff, they are so friendly and helpful and they are always there at your disposal, honestly it was a good hotel and I loved everything about it specialy the location, it's to close to the historical places, the stores etc... I give 5 stars for rating this hotel

Didn’t like this hotel, no kettle in the room! Breakfast very poor, must pay extra charge for requested omelette! The air conditioner is central u cant change it from hot to cool! Some of the staff are not friendly but like to thank Mr. kenan for his help and for solving our problem on our last day!

Istanbul is a big city with many hotels which areclose to each one of us. It is enough to know thegood hotels which are appropriate for yourmeans. The Darkhill is good choise. Its site is very well located, near as of historic sites, the such Grand Bazaar, sultanahmet,Kapali Carsi, Hagia Sophia and much of otherattractions: shops in all kinds and of the multiplevery varied restaurants. The hotel has aswimming pool, sauna and hammam and a great restaurant with the terrace with beautiful views on the city and the sea. The staff ofrooms is completely nice and understanding. Hefacilitates the maximum to you your choice andyour desires. Thank you with all the team. Regards. Noureddine R.

it is a good location if you would like to be close to the stores and the famous bazar but the services are not so good as expected. the personal should be more flexible giving that the price it is above average and the customers are mainly europeans. the breakfast it is good and you can choose from a variety of dishes, also having a good view to the seaside.

good place ,food the best , clean , nice personnel service , the restaurant on the top roof with glass that has view of sea and pool around it very authentic experience so romantic when its rainy day recommended

good hotel clean - the room size is good - the food is tastey but no more options and all days the same kind , in the total is good and have nice swimming pool and sauna for free. I stayed at darkhill on my own for 6 nights and was put in a lovely double room. Staff were helpful and friendly. Th room was nice, some Street noise but I live in a city so it didn't bother me at all.

Disappointed by what appears to be a modern hotel that falls short of expectation. While the roof deck, lobby and room is nice, and the staff tries to be friendly; it fell short when it came to things like: 1. Asked about a hot jacuzzi then finding out it is only a very cold jacuzzi. 2. A room that smelled musty/dank. 3. Being asked to pay $5 USD for a piece of plastic to cover your hair just to sit in the cold jacuzzi. 4. Being denied a request for a corkscrew or for a small iron to remove a wrinkle. 5. Poor quality Wi-Fi in restaurant and room. Multiple dropped calls. 6. When I tried (within 2 hours of check-in on the first day) to cancel my 2nd day stay, the front desk told me with confidence that I just needed to contact Orbitz. I did so, after spending a frustrating hour on the phone with Orbitz (dropped calls on poor quality hotel Wi-Fi). I was later told by Orbitz and then later by the front desk that it was the hotel (only) that refused to cancel my stay (I paid the hotel directly). When I e-mailed hotel management they told me to speak to a front desk manager in the morning. None was available around 10 AM. So they refused to allow me to stay only one day instead of two days and tried to falsely blame Orbitz. 7. The quality of the breakfast was "ok" and far short of the Marmara Hotel, for example. All of these issues have been inconsistent with many great hotels in this great country. On the positive side, the roof deck offers great views of the waterfront and the room is well designed. The lobby was also very pleasant. Perhaps new management/ownership can remedy the situation and bring in more visitors to what should otherwise be a great hotel. Please note, I'm not that picky. I've stayed in hostels and luxury hotels while riding a motorcycle around Turkey. This was my only negative stay.

Clean, quiet, located in a beautiful area very close to the tram station Laleli. the rooms are small, safety box in the rooms. a beautiful roof view.The breakfast is good but almost same everyday. Free WIFI. A pool on the roof without using I don't know why and another small pool underground with cold water unfortunately one of the few hotels with pools in European Istanbul, if you come to Istanbul for pools I advice you the Asian side with less real estate density. Close to tourist places full of store. Beth and sauna are not bed, cold pool water. isn't worth the price you can find a less a price with 4 stars hotels. I don't appreciate the treatment of the staff with us in check out when they hide my luggage from me just because we have not paid in time the expensive pool cap (charge $ 5). they made me very angry, that wasn't nice and kind of them at all. but be sure we did not want to steal you, they not apologize. some of the staff were not friendly.

The hotel is very nice, very clean, spa with swimming pool free, the breakfast is nice in the roof restaurant, Mr youssef in the reception is very helpful and the stuff was very friendly Great value the location Is very good very near to station LEila in sultan Ahmed area

Mimar Kemalettin Mah. Koca Ragip Pasa Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Suleymaniye Mosque and Hippodrome
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old City, Darkhill Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bodrum Mosque and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 106 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. It's in central Istanbul and also close to Sehzade Mosque and Beyazit Mosque.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Kosebasi Anatolian Grill, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Darkhill Hotel's 106 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. 66-cm LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Darkhill Hotel, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for TRY 100 per room 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 rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 311 reviews