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Hotel Saba

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I came by the hotel to ask for taking care of my luggage for hours to look around the place. The manage without hesitation said he would keep my luggage. How nice of him. If I had a chance to visit to there, I’m going to definitely stay in that hotel. I sincerely thank for your kindness.

Perfect location for tourist, as everything in walkable distance. Stayed there 2 nights, it's bit old building, well furnished, but not happy with bed. Breakfast nice and on roof top, with blue mosque view. 5 mins walk to nearest tram route. Lots of good restaurants near by. Which is open late night.. Staff very happy to help with travel tips.. there's a lady at reception, very polite, lovely and helpful. Thanks..

Very nice I'm now in the hotel I'm very happy, everything near hotel, very very good, shops, markets, mosque what you need in this are you have thank you so much for Saba hotel. I hope soon back again

All in all, we really enjoyed our 7 nights at the Saba. This is a classic Turkish style hotel, with wooden exterior, charming lobby, and nice wooden furniture. The location could not be more perfect, 1 minute walk to Sultanhmet square, 5 minutes to the tram. Iimportant sights, less touristy restaurants, and shopping are all within easy walking. We had a standard room on the third floor. Roomy, with a wardrobe, safe, table and armchair. Room was cleaned daily, had a bright window with sky view, comfortable bed, quiet AC, abundant hot water, You could hear muzzenin and music from the Blue Mosque, but it is soft, and adds local color. Very quiet for sleep. The breakfast room has an awesome view of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the entrance to the Bosphorous. The breakfast offered a good variety including eggs and Turkish sausage. The variety made it easy to eat differently every day. There is also a lift, though small, it beats walking up stairs. A caution. When we first arrived, despite having booked 6 months ahead, and specificaly asked for room as shown on booking site, they said they were full and tried to put us in a very small room on a lower floor. Fortunately they suddenly found a bigger room on the third floor. Be strong (but nice) if you don't like the room. Many of the rooms are smaller than those pictured on the website (and have no carpets), but are still good. For the budget conscious (but not shoestring) traveler, who wants accomodation with some charm and good value, I recommend Hotel Saba.

This small hotel is located just off the Hippodrome, so you can walk everywhere. And the tram is near. The people who work there are great (friendly and helpful) and the views among the best: the sea, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque. I would stay again.

I ended up rating the hotel a 4, not so much for the hotel itself but more for the great location. The hotel itself has good sized rooms although a bit dated but it is clean and really is everything you need if you're just needing a place to sleep at night and you're planning to be out all day. Breakfast is ok at best, but it is up on the roof terrace with great views. What makes the hotel special though is that it is located about 10 meters from the hippodrome and we could see the minnarettes of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque from our hotel room. Essentially you are right on the doorstep of these 2 iconic places to visit, plus Topkapi palace and the Cisterns. For location - this place is hard to beat.

I enjoyed my stay at hotel saba it is close to everything blue mosque haggia Sofia etc... I stayed in a room with balcony an amazing view of the marmara des and all the monuments. A special thanks to Suzan who made sure I had everything I needed.

Great location 30 seconds from Hippodrome . 2. minutes from Blue Mosque. Staff were friendly, chatty and helpful. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was typically Turkish but plentiful. Great breakfast view as was the view from my room.

A bit of a tired hotel, but the location more than makes up for it. Breakfast room has a sweeping view of the sea, the blue mosque, aya sofia - wonderful. We had an end room which was okay for our family. We were there on the first day of Ramadan, so we felt like we were truly in the heart of Istanbul. Call to prayer constantly, blue mosque just up the street, easy walking to everything.

We stayed in this comfortable hotel for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were very well looked after by the staff and were thrilled with the roof terrace dining room. Never have we breakfasted with such stunning views - in this case over the Blue Mosque, the Hagya Sofia and the Marmara Sea. We should add that that the breakfasts we enjoyed were both generous and delicious (eating halva for breakfast was a definite first!) A huge plus of this simple hotel is its proximity to all of the major 'must see' sights as well as to the tramway and the harbour. There are also lots of great eating places nearby, perfect after a tiring day of being culture vultures!

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Panoramic Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea Facing

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 149 reviews