Yasmak Sultan Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
After our amazing week in Croatia Lisa and I jetted off to Istanbul in Turkey. Our flight with Croatian Airlines stopped over in Zagreb and was delayed for a couple of hours, so we did a lot of sitting around and waiting in the airport. Unlucky for Lisa I had lost my voice at this point from tonsillitis and could barely talk. We finally arrived in …
Shopping in the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market
Since Laura loves to entertain the idea that she will actually spend a few of the beans she's been counting, we paid more than a few visits to the legendary markets in Istanbul. The Bazaar is one of the oldest indoor shopping malls, a labyrinth of shops and …
Istanbul was more than anything that I could ever expect. Upon arriving to the ancient center of the world (aka Byzantium aka Constantinople) we were immediately scammed. First we scrambled to call our hotel to find out if they extended the pickup service to their Expedia customers… they happily declined. Once we got the thumbs down, we …
The Blue Mosque
For Laura and I, this mosque was a shining moment in our travels thus far. 5 times a day the Muslims are called to prayer. With 97% of the population praying to Allah and more than 50 mosques throughout the city, the calls can be heard and felt from every corner.
When visiting the Turkish answer to the Hagia …
Possibly the best idea that Rick Steve's could have come up with was recommending a 7 hour cruise down the Bosphorous. It was a incredible way to see the outside areas of Istanbul, while staying dry and resting our feet. All for less than 15$ a person? Thanks Rick!
During the trip we traced the historical gateway to the once epicenter of …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Yasmak Sultan Hotel Istanbul
Very comfortable hotel
We recently spent nine nights at the Yasmak Sultan Hotel in Istanbul. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful; the room was clean and comfortable; and the breakfast buffet was varied and delicious. Its location in the old city was excellent for seeing the historic sights.
Treated like a Sultan while visiting Istanbul
The Yasmak hotel is a wonderful place to stay in for anyone wishing to visit Istanbul. It's wonderfully located near most of the places that are not to be missed of Istanbul. The staff is really friendly and helpful, the food is absolutely superb, and the rooms are so nice you feel like at home, except with a lot more luxury ....
In a short sentence : it was a wonderful experience !
My Istanbul FAVORITE!
I travel through Istanbul every summer. My first and only choice is the Yasmak. From the friendly staff to the impecable accomodations, this hotel is by far one of the best places to stay in Europe. 'cant wait to visit this summer.
me and my gril friend has visit istanbul last month
we were looing a hotel nice,clean,cheap as well as close to touristical areas so we found yasmak sultan hotel very close to GRAND BAZAAR (JUST 10 MIN WALKING)
me and my gril riend enjoyed so much from istanbul and yasmak sultan hotel
everybpdy at the hotel was very friendly and smilely:))
also we visit other hotels around for drinking tea&coffee but we seen that yasmak sultan is much much better then them
so if any body want to go istanbul they must see grand bazaar and yasmak sultan
The Hotel Yasmak Sultan is an ideal hotel for anyone to be based on a visit to Istanbul. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the views from the roof top restaurant across the city are breathtaking. It's location means it is away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the main tourist streets but just a few minutes walk from the main tourist sites, Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I would definately wish to recomment the hotel to other travellers as an excellent place to stay.
I stayed at this hotel as a member of a party of 14, all single holiday makers. Central quiet position with easy access to all the main sites. Fantastic roof top terrace where you can sit out even on a chilly evening as the waiters have a pile of pashminas ready for you to snuggle into whilst enjoying the view!
Stayed for 3 nights in January 2005 - great location - walkable distance to all the major sights. Staff all friendly, English speaking. Clean and comfortable. Great baklava 'coffee' shop at the end of the road, and near lots of decent, reasonable restaurants. Would stay there again.
Quaint and comfortable, great location
Stayed at the Yasmak Sultan in June 2004 just for one night as I was in transit from Jordan to Switzerland and had more than 24 hours in Istanbul. The hotel is comfortable and clean, quaint, and the staff friendly. The location is excellent, close to the Hagia Sophia, Egyptyian Bazaar and Grand Bazaar.
I stayed at the Hotel Yasmak Sultan in June and July of 2004 with my two daughters (12 & 13 yrs). We enjoyed our stay at the hotel very much. We had an air conditioned room with 3 twin beds and a modern bathroom, with a tub and shower. The air conditioner was not great but it was OK. There was a safe, TV and refrigerator in the room. The hotel had a lovely rooftop restaurant with an amazing view of Ayasofy. It felt like you could reach out and touch it. The saff was very accomodating and almost all spoke English. Located in a nice, quiet & safe area of Sultanahmet, the hotel was very close to all the attractions (Ayasofy, Blue Mosque, Palace Topaki, Egyptian Bazaar and the Bophorus River) and within a block of a dozen affordable restaurants. Istanbul is a city of hills but they are not a problem in the area of the hotel. You would never confuse the Yasmak Sultan with the Ciragan Palace Hotel but then again you are only paying a fraction of the cost. I was very happy with the Yasmak Sultan and I'd recommend it to anyone staying in Istanbul.