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Grand Yavuz Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had a great experience there. The breakfast was delicious, service is excellent, but the location is on a top of hill and a little bit away of everything so it was hard to go up and down everyday but if you are a solo visitor then I suggest to you because of the price comparing to the service and amenities.

I stayed at the Grand Yavuz for a couple of nights last week during my sightseeing trip to Istanbul. First and foremost thing to highlight is the location. It is located in old town Istanbul where streets are paved with stone and are narrow,hilly and winding but it is walking distance from almost all the famous landmarks and tourist destinations. It is located at a 10 minute walk from the Blue mosque and Hagiya Sofiya. Add another couple of minutes to get to Top Kapi museum. And only 7 minutes walk from the Grand Bazaar. If you don't mind walking you can also walk to Taksim square but it will take about an hour or more to get there on foot. You can also walk to where cruises are launched for sightseeing tours within 15 or 20 minutes. The hotel runs shuttle services from the airport and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the hotel. Coming back to the amenities, the hotel's main lobby is well appointed. It has a little gift shop and a bar/lounge. You can go one level down to the spacious dining area where they offer a very good continental breakfast. Also on the same level is a gym. This hotel is surrounded by dozens of cafes, restaurants and stores where you can experience local cuisine. The prices are reasonable and the selection is huge. The rooms, if you are used to hotels in US, are going to feel small. However they were comfortable and clean. One thing to notice is that the bathroom doors cannot be locked from inside or outside and are made of frosted glass. So if you are traveling with little kids or forgetful people, be ready to be surprised when taking care of business in the restrooms :-). The staff is very courteous and speaks multiple languages. The porters are very efficient and will carry your luggage to your room or limo/taxi quickly. The elevators are however very small and feel claustrophobic. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel for tourists who would like to stay at a hotel close to the historical sites in Istanbul.

Good location. Every things on walking distance.many shops,bars,restaurant, are very can walk up to midnight no problem.if u want taxi told on reception,it is less than road service excellent. Towels contain kettle. Lift are slow.

Our stay was for 4 nights here. Place is great with scenic view of the sea as well as Sultanahmet, a touristic town of Istanbul. Buffet breakfast have a variety, its spa, restaurant and bar... everything is amazing, apart from the fact that it is located at walking distance from major attractions of the area.

Excellent hotel and polite staff. Our flight was delayed to sharm so was put here for the night. Hotel is very clean and rooms are spacious and newly decorated. Would highly recommend. They provided us with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Drinks not included but can't moan. The food is a set menu but lunch was 4 courses all enjoyable.

Speciality(and charm) of old city - small winding streets, that's why is not so easy to find this hotel. But for shure You forgive this for following reasons: 1.Warm hospitality, frendliness and professionalism of the staff. 2.Comfortable equipped with all corresponding 4*, nice decorated, clean room. 3.Excellent breakfast with big variety to choose in atmospheric place in basement. 4.Quite place in the heart of old city, in few steps from tram 1.

This is an above average hotel for a very reasonable price. They charged to use the safe in your room and dragging bags from the metro through cobbled stone hilly lane ways was a bit of a challenge, especially when departing, it is all up hill. From the airport, take the metro to Zeytinburnu and change to the tram and get off at Cemberlitas (the stop before Sultanahmet) and it's about a five minutes walk. The transport is really easy but then discovering which street to take is another issue. I don't know why hotels don't give instructions on their website on how to get to the hotel, Every hotel ought to have instructions on how to get there using public transport from the local airport. Anyway, you'll need one token for the metro and one for the tram but they are really cheap and the whole trip is about 50 minutes. I did not have breakfast and there are literally thousands of fantastic restaurants close by and as you go towards the Blue Mosque. Staff are fairly casual but with a good sense of humur.

Stay away! This filthy cess pool could not even provide adequate services to allow use of a toilet- when we checked in on October 25 we were not informed that the water was going to be turned off for 3 hours and when we tried to use the toilet or sink that is when we realized that there was no water service available. The hotel staff were very unhelpful and did not accommodate for this major inconvenience I would have expected water bottles to be provided so that we could have used the washroom - very disappointing and unpleasant experience

Spent a night at this hotel, nice clean room, though small in size for one person, but again, good value for money. Enjoyed traditional Turkish breakfast, location is the best plus, with few minutes walk from historical blue mosque and other places, staff was pleasant especially with mid night check in...

We got a stay in Grand Yavuz Hotel by Turkish airlines on our transit to Europe. The hotel is located in the old historical centre of the city. Blue Mosque, Ayasophia, Grand Bazar, Topkapi Palace are on 10-15 mins walk. The rooms are renovated and are nice & clean. They have free wifi in the rooms. However, the road approaching the hotel is very steep so if you are old then its hard to climb. The rates are very reasonable. We decided to stay one more night and the rate we got from the hotel was cheaper than that we saw on the online booking sites. If you are in a transit then the Turkish airline shuttle is free. But in case of stop over you need to book the shuttle and they have a fixed rate of 100 lira. Taxi normally takes 60 liras from the airport to the hotel. We used careem a lot during our 2 days stay but be careful as careem only operates on credit card in Turkey. If you pay on cash the driver will take the extra amount as tip and might not tell you the real story.

Piyerloti Cad No:71/b Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Old City, Grand Yavuz Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Hippodrome and Cemberlitas Bath. This 4-star hotel has 111 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at Cistern Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The 111 rooms are air-conditioned and have safes and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Grand Yavuz Hotel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 100 per vehicle 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 conference center, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

48.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 453 reviews