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Hotel Sari Konak

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked this hotel directly for a stopover in July. I also arranged my airport/hotel transfers with them ...which went perfectly. This hotel is in a great location just behind the Blue Mosque/Arasta Bazaar and within walking distance to all the old town sights. The staff are great, I arrived early and was able to check in straight away, which was much appreciated. Great breakfast on a lovely rooftop terrace. Room was well appointed and very clean. Would be happy to stay again.

The location of hotel is perfect. Breakfast here is so good. The room is bit small but cozy. There are many shops & restaurants & easy to access travel spot such as haiga sophia & blue mosque. Staffs are here friendly & helpful. But only negative side of hotel was poor wifi on 2nd floor. I stayed room number 206. My 2nights staying in hotel I never succeeded to connect internet. I asked different staffs they already known about the issue but couldn't solve.

Torn between booking a regular hotel and a boutique hotel, we chose Sari Konak for the kids to experience something different. We had booked a triple room (travelling with kids) and asked if we could upgrade. We were given a suite (502) which was a wonderful complimentary upgrade. Pros -The suite has a small entrance with 3 doors leading to a master bedroom, a room with twin beds and a bathroom. Although the rooms are small, they are comfortable and privacy was a added plus. Comfortable and newish furniture, laminated floors, good quality linen and towels and a pleasing color scheme. -The bathroom is updated, modern and very clean with a hot shower. (If you don't find toiletries, look in the drawer under the sink) -Suite is 3-4ft above ground level at the front of the hotel. We didn't have any noise issues. -Location is terrific!!! Everything is a 2-3 min walk. Arasta Bazaar is just up the road. Night time the surrounding street look wonderfully festive with the road side restaurants. - The management is very helpful and friendly. Cons- -The breakfast was really disappointing. No hot breakfast/eggs or borak. Cold hard boiled eggs, unappetizing cold meat cuts, and simit was cut into bite size pieces in a basket. The kids just had cereal and we had coffee with bread and cream cheese. For such a wonderful place and such a wonderful breakfast place on the roof they should really improve the quality of breakfast. -The housekeeping is a bit slow. 3rd day we returned at 3:30 pm (having left at 10:30am) and the housekeeping was only going to start our room but we were tired and just had the bathroom done. So if you plan to pop back in for a break, request an early clean up, I'm sure they will oblige. If breakfast is not such a big deal for you, then I highly recommend this place for its modern bathroom, cleanliness and location! Ladies heads up, the bedroom mirror is more of a feature as its tinted; so take along a mirror for makeup or use the one in the bathroom.

After 6 night, 5 rooms with my family. The hotel is near to blue mosque and aya Sophia and other museums. the hotel is mostly basic good for low budget couples but for sure they have bigger rooms. the breakfast should be upgraded it's the same daily. the staff is great helping all time with different stuff especially Mustafa my advice: don't choose the standard room, you can't move inside. be aware of fraud resturants in sultanhmet especially the one with no writing on it.

Modest room, excellent value, excellent location, the most helpful and efficient desk clerk imaginable.we named him TopGun, since we could not quite catch his Turkish name) Nice roof garden with a great view, very good breakfast.Walking distance to many top spots such as Haig Sofia.We would seek this small boutique hotel out again and recommend it without hesitation, most especially for the terrific price and attentive service.

Charming hotel perfectly located within a 5 minute walk of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The rooftop terrace was not technically open for service when we were there (end of March), however we were free to go up there with our own bottle of wine and enjoy the views of the Bosphorus, Golden Horn and the domed roof and minarets of the Blue Mosque. It was a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day. Oktay and Sardar, the front desk people, were so helpful in arranging taxi transportation from and to the airport. Just email them ahead of your trip and they will make the arrangements (we flew into Ataturk and flew out of Sabiha Gokcen). When we arrived, Oktay arranged a guide to meet us at the hotel; he spoke English, was knowledgeable, navigated getting us tickets so we were able to see Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the cistern, grand bazaar and spice bazaar in a very full afternoon/early evening (and we didn't feel cheated on time at any of the locations, although I could have stayed longer at the Blue Mosque). The room was small by American standards, but very comfortable with an ensuite bathroom. The breakfast was delicious with a wonderful assortment of fruit, eggs, cheese, salami, yogurt with fresh fruit sauces. Nurgul (my American computer doesn't have the phonetic markings) was the one who served breakfast so graciously and made sure we had plenty. The price included breakfast and was very reasonable. This hotel was recommended to us by a friend who has stayed there frequently and I have to say it did not disappoint; it was a jewel!

This was my first trip to Istanbul. so af first it was difficult to choose the location for my accomodation. it you are the person who likes historical places such as mosques and museums, I would highly recommend you to stay around this area. it makes you be easy to get to the blue mosque and AYA sophia! Even though this hotel was not a big and fancy one, they offer cozy and hearty feeling to visiters and customers. all staffs I'd met were so friendly and kind and the breakfast restaurant was also nice and food was adequate.

I was very pleased with my seven night stay at Hotel Sari Konak. I was traveling solo so I booked the cheapest room available. I stayed in room 102, although a little small, it had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. It was very clean, had a room safe, nice bathroom, good wifi, and windows that opened to the cobblestone street below. The staff was friendly and very helpful, answering questions, offering good advice, and arranging tours and airport transportation. The included breakfast was very good, I left full every morning. I looked forward to Nurgul's genuine smile every morning! The location was great! The hotel and surrounding area was clean and felt very safe. There are many restaurants, shops and convenient stores near the hotel It is a very short walk to the Blue Mosque and hippodrome, Hagia Sofhia, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern. The Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and Galata Bridge were easy walks. This is a perfect choice for a budget hotel in a great location. When I return, I will be staying here again.

Very nice comfortable hotel for easy walk and visit to the old city of Istanbul. Staff extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. Rooms basic but clean and comfortable and have nice character. Beds comfortable and offer nice sleep. Basic breakfast offered. Price is right. No hesitation in booking for budget stay.

I booked 2 rooms & spent 4 nights in this hotel. It was very cosy. The services provided were excellent. We were grateful for the guidance provided by Mr Okie Dokie & Mr Mustafa. They were kind to draw us maps & gave specific direction to shops & restaurants nearby. They made us really felt welcomed. Ms Nurgul was like a superwoman. She prepared breakfast and cleaned our rooms. She even remembered our preferences for hot drinks. That was really cool! The free WiFi signal was stable for us to use our mobile devices. The hotel is located within walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and other attractions. There are many restaurants and shops selling souvenirs around the area too.

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94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 838 reviews