Angel's Home Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsAngel's Home Hotel Istanbul
Great location on a relatively quiet street but also very close to the major attractions of Istanbul such as Agia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Tokapi Palace, Mosaic Museum, Arasta Bazaar and Basilica Cistern. Buffet breakfast on the terrace provides good views of the Bosphorus. The staff are generallly helpful. The rooms are clean. The furnishing and decorations are dated and floral.
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We had a fantastic stay, however, we had just arrived from a month in India so anything would have been fantastic.
The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast was great. I've seen some reviews complain that breakfast was in a different building, but with such a beautiful streetscape and stunning views from the rooftop, what's to complain about?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Angel's Home Hotel Istanbul
Friendly Service at the Angel's Home
We have just spent a weekend in Istanbul, Turkey and would like to share our experiences with other would-be travellers. Having never been to Istanbul before, we didn't know where to begin but we needn't have worried.
We picked this hotel as it had fantastic views of the blue mosque and the Bosphoros Sea. It is a modestly=priced hotel, tucked away in a back street in the old town - very quiet. The rooms are adequate - clean with tv. tea and coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. Clean towels provided each day, tied up with a ribbon in the same colour as the bed-spreads - a nice touch. The breakfasts were typical Turkish fare - cheeses, cold meats, breads, tomatoes, cucumber with corriander, yoghurts, fresh oranges etc.
What we really found so excellent about this hotel was the two lovely brothers who ran it. They could not have done enough for us to make our stay successful and happy. They suggested the best way to plan our time - no catch - nothing in it for them - we did not book excursions etc. They helped us to choose a restaurant with music and phoned them to collect us and bring us back at the end of the evening.
When asking about a Turkish bath, they again recommended the 500 year old Suliman baths, who did a pick-up and drop off service. All this made our stay even more enjoyable especially as we had so little time. There is free internet use for guests, so you can e-mail home or work etc.
One other point worth mentioning is that the brothers offer an airport pick-up and drop-off service at no extra cost than that of the local taxi.
All in all I would recommend this hotel to travellers wanting a homely, Turkish environment, and a good base for exploring all that Istanbul has to offer. We can't wait to go back and would definitely stay here again.
Home from home.
I want to go back.We loved it
Small hotel -
Terrific location for seeing all of old Istanbul on foot.
Amazing brothers who run it and if you
Need advice or help with gaps in your plans,
Be it on water or in Turkish steam
Look no further!
P.S. Meeting the Grand Bazaar backgammon (uncrowned)
champion was a definite plus.
Regards to all from Carl & Christine.
Great Value for money
We have been to Istanbul twice before and this was most certainly the best hotel we had stayed at.
It's location was excellent, within walking distance of most of the major sites, very important in Istanbul as a lot easier and cheaper walking than a Taxi or other forms of transport, although transport in Istanbul is very cheap anyway.
Our room was always clean and tidy and had most of the facilities required with a friendly staff who were always helpful, typical of the Turkish of course.
If as I am sure we will return to Istanbul we would have no hesitation in staying once again in this hotel.
I have to say it is a great city to visit and one can definitely shop until one drops.
Very good hotel
me and a friend stayed at Angel's home from 23 to 30 March. The room (131) was really lovely with two extremely comfortable beds (one big enough for two people) , overlooking the very quiet street and with seagulls on the roof opposite the hotel. We loved the location and the room was spotlessly clean. We appreciated the tea making facilities, the white slippers with the hotel logo and the view from the terrace.
The had booked well in advance and we had been able to get a discount togehter with the pick-up service from the airport (the 1955 Chevrolet is incredible!). They were also very understanding when I broke a glass lamp shade... :-( Only one piece of advice: don't use the phone from the room, not even for local calls, or you will be charged even if the line was engaged or nobody answered!
A Great Place!
Have just returned from a 6 night stay at the Angel's Home from 24th to 30th March 2005. Booked on recommendations of Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Everything written before was true. We had booked Hakkan & his 1950's Chevrolet to pick us up from the airport, & even though we were very late ( because we didn't know that we had to queue to buy a £10 visa each, before we queued for immigration!) Hakkan was very cheerful. Our room - 214, was on the 1st floor and was spacious and clean. The bathroom, tiled from floor to ceiling was lovely with a powerful shower and unlimited hot water at anytime. The double bed was actually 2 singles pushed together with 2 single duvets and a bedspread. Might not suit honeymooners but was fine for us. The mini bar was great for keeping our bottle of water cold too. The only minor niggles about the room, would be - another waste bin would be useful in the main room & who decided that the pegs for hanging bathrobes etc, were situated over the toilet roll? Mush better to have a peg/hook on the back of the bathroom door!
The TV had a good picture and apart from Turkish channels and CNN, could receive BBC Prime - we watched Blackadder & a tennis celebrity Weakest Link! Minor problem was being awakened by the call to prayer at am every morning - but with the proximity of the hotel to the Blue Mosque, this was unavoidable! As for the 2 cockerels, wood pigeons and seagulls that also decided to join in at that time - I'm not sure!
Breakfast, taken in a small sunny room on the top floor, (& which could also be taken on the terrace or on the roof; was very good. Fresh feta cheese, salami, frankfurters, tomatoes, cucumber, tabboulah, boiled eggs, cornflakes, fruit juices, several different breads, jams, honey, chocolate spread. Every morning there was also a fried bread option, freshly cooked whether turkish style bread/pancakes or a type of fried beignet. Different types of tea and coffee were also on offer. Certainly no need to go hungry.
Hakkan & Okan, the 2 Turkish brothers who run the hotel, with their helpful staff, cannot do enough to help. From booking a Bosphorus cruise, to personally giving us a lift to Kumkapi, the fish market & restaurant area. Where we were also given a free lift back to the hotel, when our meal was finished. A Turkish coffee while we waited for our taxi back to the airport was very welcome too - & free!.
So would I stay here again? Definitely! A gem of a hotel.
BEWARE ROOM 129!
The Angels Home Hotel is a charming, individual hotel in an excellent location, and energetically run by two English-speaking brothers. The welcome ,entrance lobby and the junior staff were great, very helpful. Our only gripe, and there was absolutely nothing that could be done about it as the hotel was full in the busy pre-Easter holiday period, was the size of our room. Situated next door to the original hotel, it held a double bed, two bedside cupboards, a wardrobe and a small cupboard, and was cramped at that! No a/c, thin walls through which you could hear next door's use of the bathroom..very strong colours, all rather opressive. But spotlessly clean, and very efficient bathroom. We christened the room "The Cupboard"for obvious reasons, and felt it let the rest of this really quite charming hotel down.
Loved the Angel's home
we went from France in couple, at this hotel very well equiped, several days in februar, and we did enjoy a lot.
We did appreciate the hospitality, the kindness, the smiles of each one working in this hotel, especially the two brothers owning the hotel.
The hotel is very nice as the service of its personal, and very well located. You can visit a lot around without taking the car, the quarter is very quite, and if your stop walking and stay a paper in hand few seconds, some turkish will come for asking you if your are lost and if you need some help. If not, he will perhaps ask you with a sincer smile if you like Istanbul, and that's all.
From the terrass of the the hotel, during breakfast, we could see in the same time Santa Sofia basilik, the Blue mosk, Marmara sea, and the entry of Bosphorus, as well as the asian part of istanbul.
The Angel's home hotel is the dreamed departure point for all the visit in the old Istanbul.
Thanks to these men, we loved this town.
Excellent hotel, nice and helpful owners
We enyojed on our 4 day trip at Istanbul:
- the nice stay at this lovely angels home hotel
- the great view from the terasse on the top
- the excellent service
- the helpfull brothers and the whole employee
- the unique drive with the wonderfull oldtimer with his owner hakan
Wonderful stay in Istanbul!!
The staffs were all kind. We traveled with a small child of 15 months and the facilities were well adapted and the people really took care of us. One of the owners may seem to be a little bit too much talkative and comemrcial, but it seemed at the end they did so with hospitality. Having seen other touristic places were not always well orgniased, it was okay at that hotel.
The views from the terrace where you can have your breakfast, drinks were fantastic and the hotel is well located. The clean bathroom and comfortable beds. If you travel as a young couple, it may be a bit expensive, but as a family, we enjoyed the stay at hotel.
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