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Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I arrive at the hotel in the early morning (from East Asian), and the hotel staff let me check in and also let have the breakfast. The hotel is very close to the tram and attractions. What's more, there are a lot of small business near the hotel and you can find something fun very easily. Anyway, this is a very good experience.

If you are looking for a wonderful small boutique hotel in the old Sultanahmet District of Istanbul, look no further. We loved it. During our week stay in Istanbul, we decided to share our lodging between two different hotels in two different areas to get a better feel of what it felt to be in Istanbul. During our first 4 days, we stayed at Hotel Niles and it exceeded our expectations. Wonderful human service. Charming decor from the lobby, to the bedroom to the roof restaurant for free breakfast. Free internet in all hotel (although the fastest reception is in the lobby salon). Warm welcome with Turkisk apple tea and delights daily. The room was small but lovely and well appointed. We also enjoyed the location. 5 min walk to the Grand Bazaar, and 15 min walk to Sultanahmet Square where you'll found the Blue Mosque & Hagia Sofia. We enjoyed our 15 min walk daily to pass & discover nice restaurants, bakeries and stores (like calligraphy or book stores). We chose not to use the Tram (2 min walk) except when it rained, to better enjoy the neighborhood. A great bonus, there is a great bar/restaurant call Harem a block away which is great to listen to music, smoke nargila, enjoy a drink at the end of the day. We spent the last 3 days in the modern European side, near Taksim Square for a quite different experience. We enjoyed staying in the old city better. Stayed December 2015

1. Great location: two blocks from tram #1 stop, walking distance to Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque 2. Exceptionally nice and polite staff, perfect English. Tea and sweet treats during check-in. 3. The best breakfast we ever had in a similar hotels + Bosporus view from the roof top The only one negative: one day we went for breakfast, left a sign "do not disturb" , but the housekeeping staff entered the room and cleaned it

Friendly helpful staff; great location only 10 minutes walking from Blue Mosque & 2 minutes walking from Grand Bazaar; yummy breakfast; quiet stylish rooms

From the moment you arrive, your cares are over. Very unique hotel with a Turkish feel to the environment. We will return!

A nice hotel with an extra stylistic touch. Friendly staff and good breakfast on a roof terrace with a view of the sea. Perfect location if you're interested in history and traditional lifestyles.

first time to istanbul and it was above and beyond what we could have expected. hotel is just charming, wonderfully decorated. i prefere non-chains, feel for the local, and this was it! lovely garden rooftop with a great breakfast overlooking the city and the staff was so helpful, even looking out for things i wouldnt have thought of! and a few blocks from grand bazaar, wouldnt change a thing.

A relatively small hotel, about 30 rooms at a perfect location to see all Istanbul historic places with relative ease. Staff was going out of their way to help out. Their pick-up and drop-off service from Ata Turk International Airport was timely with excellent service for 25 and 20 Euros respectively.

Friendly, helpful staff in lovely, small, cozy, well appointed hotel just off the main street near the Grand Bazaar. It was just a couple of blocks from a tram stop but also an easy walk to the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. We loved the quaint lobby, the garden rooftop breakfast buffet/ night bar, and the little gym on the lower floor.

I had a terrific stay at Hotel Niles. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the room was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. Great breakfast spread included in the room price with stunning views from the roofdeck where breakfast is served. It was nice to have a place with AC to come back to for mid-day touring break (I was there in summer and it was warm) and it was very convenient to the Grand Bazaar and the tram station. Nice thing about the location was that it was on a street that is quiet but felt safe at night (i.e. no street noise to keep you awake). The only less convenient thing was that it was not as easy of a walk as I had thought to other sites in the Sultanahmet like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, etc. so I found it better to take the tram 2 stops than to walk.

We just spent 6 nights at Hotel Niles in Istanbul. It was a perfect stay. The staff is marvelous - knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, attentive to every need. The junior suite we had was superb - spacious, comfortable, full of light, with refrigerator, electric kettle and microwave. The hotel is very centrally located in Old Istanbul, a short walking distance from the Grand Bazaar and other famous sites. It is also a short distance from public transportation. The breakfast served in the rooftop dining room was generous and varied. Everything about our stay was excellent and I would recommend Hotel Niles without any hesitation. I look forward to staying there in the future. I should note that I checked out the smaller rooms in the older wing which are to be renovated in the coming year. They are exactly that - smaller: adequate, spotless, but quite short on space. I would aslo like to point out that the hotel would be difficult to access for a handicapped person, as it is located on a rather steep hill. In that respect, Istanbul is not user friendly for anyone in a wheelchair.

i saw information of hotel which renewed interior. but there are old building and new building, i thought that the hotel renewed only half. they gave us a room in old building. it should not happened. there are no water in refrigerator which is not working condition, very small 10 inch television (of course no tooth brush and paste)and when i want to use security box, i have to pay 20euro deposit to receiption beause it is not automatic system, in case of lost of key, 20 euro will be not returned to customer. After check in the room, they are not given proper service. even i ask to buy for us water,tooth brush and paste for traveler who is visited first time in Istanbul city. Above reason, i was disappointed this hotel. i will never use again and it is make me never forgeting of few bad memoriizes in Istanbul.

Great Clean Rooms and Friendly Staff were very accomdating and the location was great. Breakfast on the roof was very good and Tasty. Internet was seamless and the staff was great with advise.

We were there for 3 nights, excellent location in Bayazit area, 5 mins walk to Tram which is well connected. Those who would like to walk, it is less than 15mts walk to major attractions. Stayed in a standard room and suite. Clean rooms, lots of clean towels, Toiletries etc. Above all very friendly and helpful staff. Good for couples/friends or family!

Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No: 13 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Old City, Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Grand Bazaar and Cemberlitas Bath. This 39-room, 4-star hotel has 2 bars/lounges along with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Hippodrome and Cagaloglu Hamami.


Dining

Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 39 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 30 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Junior Suite with Turkish Bath

Queen 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Duplex

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Penthouse Suite, Balcony, Partial Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class

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5

a very good experience.

Everyone

I arrive at the hotel in the early morning (from East Asian), and the hotel staff let me check in and also let have the breakfast. The hotel is very close to the tram and attractions. What's more, there are a lot of small business near the hotel and you can find something fun very easily. Anyway, this is a very good experience.

By , from gainesivlle, fl on Aug 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2016

Dear Rumnin, Thanks for sharing your comments on the website. We are glad that your experience has been good with us. Hope to welcome you here again.

5

the perfect boutique hotel in old istanbul

GetawayWithFriends

If you are looking for a wonderful small boutique hotel in the old Sultanahmet District of Istanbul, look no further. We loved it. During our week stay in Istanbul, we decided to share our lodging between two different hotels in two different areas to get a better feel of what it felt to be in Istanbul. During our first 4 days, we stayed at Hotel Niles and it exceeded our expectations. Wonderful human service. Charming decor from the lobby, to the bedroom to the roof restaurant for free breakfast. Free internet in all hotel (although the fastest reception is in the lobby salon). Warm welcome with Turkisk apple tea and delights daily. The room was small but lovely and well appointed. We also enjoyed the location. 5 min walk to the Grand Bazaar, and 15 min walk to Sultanahmet Square where you'll found the Blue Mosque & Hagia Sofia. We enjoyed our 15 min walk daily to pass & discover nice restaurants, bakeries and stores (like calligraphy or book stores). We chose not to use the Tram (2 min walk) except when it rained, to better enjoy the neighborhood. A great bonus, there is a great bar/restaurant call Harem a block away which is great to listen to music, smoke nargila, enjoy a drink at the end of the day. We spent the last 3 days in the modern European side, near Taksim Square for a quite different experience. We enjoyed staying in the old city better. Stayed December 2015

By on Jan 6, 2016

5

great location, nice staff, good value

Couples

1. Great location: two blocks from tram #1 stop, walking distance to Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque 2. Exceptionally nice and polite staff, perfect English. Tea and sweet treats during check-in. 3. The best breakfast we ever had in a similar hotels + Bosporus view from the roof top The only one negative: one day we went for breakfast, left a sign "do not disturb" , but the housekeeping staff entered the room and cleaned it

By on Mar 15, 2015

5

great quiet central

Singles

Friendly helpful staff; great location only 10 minutes walking from Blue Mosque & 2 minutes walking from Grand Bazaar; yummy breakfast; quiet stylish rooms

By on Nov 24, 2014

5

perfection!!

Couples

From the moment you arrive, your cares are over. Very unique hotel with a Turkish feel to the environment. We will return!

By on Feb 23, 2014

4

good hotel, great location

Couples

A nice hotel with an extra stylistic touch. Friendly staff and good breakfast on a roof terrace with a view of the sea. Perfect location if you're interested in history and traditional lifestyles.

By on Jun 24, 2013

5

just perfect

Families

first time to istanbul and it was above and beyond what we could have expected. hotel is just charming, wonderfully decorated. i prefere non-chains, feel for the local, and this was it! lovely garden rooftop with a great breakfast overlooking the city and the staff was so helpful, even looking out for things i wouldnt have thought of! and a few blocks from grand bazaar, wouldnt change a thing.

By on Mar 15, 2013

4

excelent service

GetawayWithFriends

A relatively small hotel, about 30 rooms at a perfect location to see all Istanbul historic places with relative ease. Staff was going out of their way to help out. Their pick-up and drop-off service from Ata Turk International Airport was timely with excellent service for 25 and 20 Euros respectively.

By on Oct 6, 2012

3

gem hotel in ancient sultanahmet

Families

Friendly, helpful staff in lovely, small, cozy, well appointed hotel just off the main street near the Grand Bazaar. It was just a couple of blocks from a tram stop but also an easy walk to the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. We loved the quaint lobby, the garden rooftop breakfast buffet/ night bar, and the little gym on the lower floor.

By on Jul 15, 2012

5

wonderfully helpful staff, very clean and comfortable

Singles

I had a terrific stay at Hotel Niles. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the room was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. Great breakfast spread included in the room price with stunning views from the roofdeck where breakfast is served. It was nice to have a place with AC to come back to for mid-day touring break (I was there in summer and it was warm) and it was very convenient to the Grand Bazaar and the tram station. Nice thing about the location was that it was on a street that is quiet but felt safe at night (i.e. no street noise to keep you awake). The only less convenient thing was that it was not as easy of a walk as I had thought to other sites in the Sultanahmet like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, etc. so I found it better to take the tram 2 stops than to walk.

By on Jul 3, 2012