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Faros Old City

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a long layover in Istanbul, so decided to leave the airport and spend the night and morning in the city. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the tram station and less than ten minutes from all the major sites (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, etc.) We arrived at the hotel late at night and the staff were very friendly and quick in getting us into our room. They upgraded us to a corner suite free of charge, as well. The room was large and clean and nicely decorated. There was also a tub, which is a big bonus. The view was great; we could see what was going on on the street below while eating our dinner. The breakfast buffet was varied, but not anything over-the-top. The only complaints I have is that the bed was not terribly comfortable, but it didn't matter for one night, and the wifi was not very fast. I would definitely stay here again!

We had a very good experience in this hotel. At the beginning we thought it was not what we expect. it is a small hotel, reception very simple, But after staying there we found it was the best place to stay in Istanbul

the hotel is strictly okay. its location is awesome coz you can walk it everywhere from there and the tram stops right outside. the room was old even thought it was apparently a "suite", and the bed was quite uncomfortable. they kept it clean though which was nice, but i couldn't see myself living there more than 2 nights. i guess most hotels in that neighborhood are old and tiny like this one so there isn't much choice

All you need - great location, awesome staff, very clean...,no conplsints....

Friendly staff Clean hotel Great location next to metro Breakfast very good selections

Pleasantly surprised at the experience in this small hotel located right in the centre of all action on Sultanahmet. Our room a Terrace Room 404 may have no view but was a very quiet place at the back of the road . The breakfast offering was top class & all staff were very helpful& accommodating . We are going to stay here in our future visits to this exciting city

The hotel was in a very good location and close to the main attractions. The breakfast could have more varies, it was the same thing very day. The cab that I took to the hotel dropped me at the top of the street and told me the hotel is down the street. I refused to get out and the cab to me closer which was across the street. The street car runs along the main street but the driver did not explain that to me. This is my first time and pulling my luggage to the hotel was no fun. The hotel transportation was not at the airport.

Good attention on from desk people,details the best point to visit.

Good location; good prices. Within walking distance to most major sites.

Divan Yolu Caddesi No:76 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basilica Cistern and Hippodrome
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Old City, Faros Old City is adjacent to Cemberlitas Bath and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Basilica Cistern. This 23-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Hippodrome and Cagaloglu Hamami.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 23 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Faros Old City features free WiFi in public areas and a TV in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 75 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. This adults-only hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 712 reviews