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Senatus Hotel - Special Class

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was only here for 5 days, wish I had booked more. The hotel is very local for walking distance for most attractions. It is clean with a super breakfast service. Hot drinks available all day. The best thing about the hotel is the staff, to mention a few names, (breakfast team) Recep, Bulent, (reception team) Mustafa, Ismail and finally Mr Knowledge of Istanbul Mete. Not forgetting to mention the WiFi was brilliant and worked everywhere in the hotel. Would 100% recommend to family and friends.

I stayed in this hotel last year and was very impressed by it. This year again I decided to stay based on my experience. However it did not turn out to be the right decision. It looks like the owners are not willing to spend on upkeep and maintenance of the property. The rooms have become shoddy. The property certainly looks run down. The paint is peeling off. Even the shower door was broken. The only delightful aspect was some of the staff who are as great as always especially Mustafa and Rejab. On the night before my checkout date I asked the duty manager whether it will be possible to do a late checkout and was told that as the tourist season is over, more than half the rooms were vacant and it won’t be a problem to do a late checkout. However just half an hour later I talked to the duty manager again as the shift had changed, I was told that my room was already booked for the next customer and it won’t be able to do a late checkout. I knew that this is a lot of cock and bull story but I did not argue. Anyway depending on my experience this place is certainly not what it used to be and I would avoid staying there in future.

This boutique hotel has an excellent location, only a few steps away from sights like the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia. A friendly staff and spacious rooms ensure a comfortable stay in the city center. I was attendig a team building event here, our hosts were very professional and helpful. Would highly recommend, not only for business travellers but also my friends & family members!

Very nice and well located hotel. I just stayed one night but I plan to go back to spend more day. The environment was great, with a lot of bars and restaurants. My room was clean and well equipped. The staff was helpful and their English was excellent. I recommend for everyone.

It was only a very short stay during a business trip, but this place made my day perfect. My room was exactly as in their photos, well equipped and comfortable, there was everything I would need. Its location is perfect for cultural diving, it's only a few minutes walk from Hagia Sophia, so despite the short stay, I could have a glance on the amazing mosques around. The staff was very kind and helpful, so thank you very much!

We stayed in Senatus Hotel because of a business gathering. Although we stayed only for one night, the experience was superior. The staff was friendly and helpful, they did everything to make us feel like home. And the rooms? You should definetely give them a try, because they look like on the pictures, but feels to be in even better.

Very friendly and cozy hotel, very well located, the staff is super-nice and speak very good English, the manager was a very charming guy and helped us organise dinner, transfer, everything. The room was clean and well equipped, the neighbourhood is safe and has everything what you need, bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, two thumbs up guys!!!

Great location, great hosts, cozy rooms with a touch to details. Very sad that could spend there only 1 night, but I guess that will be the reason to go back :) Around we could find all kinds of restaurants and cozy bars just to sit down and feel the Turkish spirit.

The hotel is located right in the middle of the attraction.Everything is walking distance. The best part is that they provide free shuttle ride from the airport. The rooms are clean, staffs are nice, breakfast is good and plenty of restaurants outside.

My husband and i accomadated for 6 nights at Senatus Hotel in sultanahmet. It was my first time in turkey and to find such an amazing hotel like Senatus to finish off my 9week holiday was like a cherry on top of an icecream. Staff were absolutely amazing and very friendly and helpful when ever i needed something. Would like to specially thank Bulent, Mete, Recep & Mustafa. Rooms were very clean and bed was super comfy. Especially the pillows 😍. Location of the hotel was also a bonus for us. Restaurants pretty much everywhere as soon as you step downstairs. Best restaurant to eat at i must say was the hotels restaurant located just down stairs. The Testi kebabi is a must try! Hotel was only a 2min walk to Hagia Sofia Mosque and Sultanahmet Mosque. Very close also to transport. The area was very safe to walk around at any day or night of the time. I will definetly be recommending this place to all my family and friends and will definetly be back to visit when im back in istanbul/turkey. Lots of love from australia :))

Akbiyik Caddesi No: 40 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old City, Senatus Hotel - Special Class is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Arasta Bazaar and Basilica Cistern. This 22-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Centrally located in Istanbul, the hotel is also a short walk from Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


The 22 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Senatus Hotel - Special Class have access to free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of a free airport shuttle (available on request), as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

King Suite with Jacuzzi

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Family Suite

Full 2 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 788 reviews