Erboy Hotel

Ebusuud Street 18 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, 34210, Turkey | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $96.00

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Hocapa?a area of Istanbul, is near Gulhane Park, Cagaloglu Hamami, Istanbul Daily City Tours, and Eminonu Pier.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsErboy Hotel Istanbul

    Reviewed by zaynahcamp

    Cute and quaint

    Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Highly recommended to those who aren't tall. The shower is oddly configured and a tall person may not fit. Customer service is outstanding and the restaurant downstairs offers a great atmosphere with good Turkish cuisine.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by salaney1

    Nice and clean

    Reviewed Dec 25, 2012
    by (7 reviews) Kalamazoo , United States Flag of United States

    Great central location for old town sites

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by gailj

    Nice, clean & convenient.

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2012
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    I arrived LATE at the airport and hour drive from the hotel. I arranged to be picked up. While the driver didn't speak English, it was a comfortable drive to the hotel.
    I checked in after midnight and was greeted by a very friendly desk clerk. To my surprise, the room was very nice. While there really wasn't anyplace to sit, the room was very large and comfortable. The bedding was new and what I would expect at a much nice place.
    Breakfast was good and plentiful.
    The hotel was located just blocks from the major sites and the tram is easily accessible.
    The rooms were cleaned daily and the bathrooms were very nice. Hot was was always available. There was a computer in the lobby and WiFi throughout.
    I would stay here again and recommend to family & friends.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Erboy Hotel Istanbul

    Good Value for Money but possibly not for those with Mobility Problems


    We have just returned from spending a week at the Erboy and, thanks to TripAdviser, we had some idea of what to expect.

    Great location, though not perfect.


    The plus side: excellent location, friendly and helpful staff.

    The down side: if you're a non-smoker you can smell smoke from any smoker next door. Also avoid room 116 if you can, it has a generator outside, covered with a dark plastic canopy which makes it very dark.

    In conclusion: a basic, budget hotel.

    Good for the younger people but hard going for older people


    The Erboy hotel was ideally situated right in the heart of the tourist area. Only a few minutes walk from Aghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque. the Hippodrome, the Cisterns and above all Topkapi. Down hill a few minutes take you to the Eminonu harbour from which you can catch dozens of ferries and take a cruise up the Bosphorus. As a tourist centre it could not be beaten. The hotel was 3* and for the money was good value. It is clearly well known, judging by the many groups arriving from all over Europe. The staff were superb; you couldn't find nicer and more helpful people in a 5* hotel. Breakfast was generous and the Turkish restaurant downstairs was very good for dinner with many customers coming in off the street which is always a good sign. Everything was very clean. The linen and sheets were changed every day. As senior citizens we found the bedrooms less than satisfactory as there were no seats in the room. I would have liked a bath at the end of a hard day's walking through the horrible streets. The shower was superb. I did think there should be drawers to hold your clothes although the hanging space was good. My wife didn't mind living out of her suitcase but I did.

    Good Value


    The hottel have these advantages and disadvantages:


    Cheap Price

    Excellent Central Location near all magot sites

    Clean rooms

    Good Buffet


    Small Rooms

    No Fridge inside room

    At the beginning they put us in two seperates beds allthough we booked for a king size bed and after a day they changed us to a double room

    Hotel Review


    For the cost, the hotel is excellent value. Good accommodation, excellent location for main sights. Dinner is not great although breakfasts are good. Would reccommend it to anyone.

    Lovely Hotel, Clean, Comfortable and Close to Attractions....


    Myself and my partner stayed at the Erboy Hotel for 9 days over New Year...

    Convenient Location - Basic Accommodation


    The Erboy is very well situated for seeing many of the main historic sights -Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar. For other areas, a modern tram stops at the corner and takes you across the bridge to other side of the city. The hotel staff are polite and helpful but do not take the service standared beyond a basic level. You get what you pay for, and this was a very basic old European style hotel, with small rooms, warn towels, tired mattresses, and almost no closet space. I was alone, but do not know what I would have done had there been two of us in one room. I will complement, the property was very clean and breakfast generous.

    Loved it!


    My family and i stayed in Erboy Hotel for a week, and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The room was nice, the beds comfy, the bathroom was clean. Service staff were always helpful..and the cleaning ladies were darlings. The buffet breakfast is a definite plus with a wide spread of chpoces. Within walking distance to most attractions...would definitely recommend this to anyone heading to Istanbul. You won't regret it!

    Good base to explore Istanbul


    A group of five of us stayed here from 1-5 June. This is what we found:

    Three Star Comfort


    My wife & I stayed at the Erboy Hotel for 7 nights in early May prior to joining a Globus 14 day tour of Turkey

    The room & onsuites are comfortable & kept spotless by the very friendly staff The included buffet breakfast is more than sufficent both in presentation and variety

    The site of the hotel in relation to major tourist sites is great, a short walk to the Blue Mosque. Topaki Palace. Grand Bazaar.

    If there was an option of a room with a minibar whether stocked or not,i think I would consider moving in fulltime

    All in all a low cost & comfortable hotel to use as a base in Old Istanbul

    TripAdvisor Reviews Erboy Hotel Istanbul

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Traveler Photos Erboy Hotel Istanbul

    Map of Istanbul in hotel
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    Hagia Sofya as seen from our hotel
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    Enjoying the free wifi in our room
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    Clean bathroom with hot shower
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    The view of the street below
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    Galata Bridge as seen from our hotel
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    Double bedroom at Erboy Hotel
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