Zeynep Sultan Hotel
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... The Serpentine Column has one of the longest literary histories of any object surviving from Greek and Roman antiquity — its provenance is not in doubt and it is at least 2,491 years ...
... they were back on their way! Our children were dumbfounded!
Once in Sultanahmet we did a self guided walking tour to acquaint ourselves with the main historical area. We started our walk between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia. We then crossed over Divan Yolu street to view the Golden Milestone. I normally wouldn't go into this much detail but Kate and Liv were so intrigued by this marker. Divan Yolu has been the main ...
... enjoying our drinks man leaving says to us, "Gig'em". We stopped and talked. He had lived in Houston but left in the early 90s. He said he had several friends and neighbors who were Aggies. So no matter where you go you can find an Aggie. We also did some shopping and got Michelle a nice wrap. We just finished dinner and we are relaxing in the lounge with one of the workers from the school who is watching a soccer game. Good ...
... September 23
We visited the Grand Bazaar today! It’s the oldest and largest covered bazaar in the world, covering 66 square blocks and containing 4,000 stores. I thought it would be overwhelming and claustrophobic, but it wasn’t too bad at all. Many of the vendors were on their cell phones so just ignored us as we passed! Others gave us “the line” – I lost count of how many times somebody would ...
... step into the shop itself. Since there are 20 gates in and out, we stick close to Esin. I am looking for ceramics, as is Emma, but she is also interested in jewelry, no problem there. We find a lovely shop where I am fascinated by the pitchers or ewers as they are called here. Spotting an unusual design which I learn is patterned after a Hittite wine vessel, created in the Iznik style Emma comments to the salesperson ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Zeynep Sultan Hotel Istanbul
Exactly the location, priced right, superhelpful owner-manager
Our 10th hotel in Turkey, from 5-stars to 3: here the most comfortable beds of all! Owner-manager coverted his family mansion into a bouttique hotel that gives a rooftop view at breakfast of all important sights in the "old city."
Excellnt English spoken here by owner and his nephews who are all ready to be helpful!
Don't miss the down elevator to the subbasement--actually a small, Byzantine chapel, vandalized by the Iconoclasts, and now layered by history way under street level.
Das Hotel ist sehr zentral gelegen in der Altstadt (Sultananmet), alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind in Gehdistanz, erreichbar zu Fuss in 10 Min. Die Zimmer sind sehr sauber, einfach aber zweckmässig eingerichtet. Das Bad ist eher klein aber auch sehr sauber und funktioniert bestens (genügend Wasserdruck und funktionierende, moderne Armaturen) Das Hotel wurde anscheinend kürzlich renoviert.
Excellent, friendly staff, great atmosphere...
Nicely located..near all major touristic attractions. Neighborhood is very quiet...many restaurants, carpet stores nearby. Located about 20 to 25 mins from airport. Staff very helpful and friendly.
Room was very nice..small but most importantly..clean. Housekeeping does a great job cleaning the rooms. Breakfast was included...nice as well but after a couple of days we did not want it anymore.
The owner was around..nice gentleman..always conversing with guests.
Overall, I felt very comfortable in this hotel...I very much recommend it.
Excellent location in Sultanhamet. Walking distance to many major sites.
Close to tram stop and ferries.
Friendly, helpful staff.
Immaculately clean rooms.
Nice terrace, with views of Haghia Sophia.
Complimentary internet access- very useful.
Rooms on the small side.
Average breakfast with no water/juice included.
I would definitely consider staying here again.
Are you tired from all those faceless hotels? Then Zeynep Sultan hotel is for you! I just returned from a week's vacations there. This hotel is a small diamond in the heart of Sultanahmet, the most interesting region of Istanbul. Only 3 to 6 minutes walking distance to all the interesting and historic places of the city like Agia Sophia, Top kapi, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome and others.
Percet location/Excellent staff
I spent two weeks here, and it was the perfect location. Three minute walk to Hagia Sofia or the tram stop. It's a quiet street and very pleasant at all times of the day. The staff speak English and are extremely friendly and helpful. The view of Hagia Sofia from the roof top deck is great at night! An odd feature is the Byzantine basilica in the basement. Ask the owner for a tour. There are still some frescos fragments visible. Also, there is a great little market and deli down the street, perfect for beverages and sandwiches. They don't speak English, but are friendly and will set you up with something good. I would definitely stay here again.
We stayed in a 3rd floor room with one queen size bed. The hotel was immaculate and comfortable, but the room was pretty small - just a 2 foot pathway around the bed, basically! We felt very safe during our stay, and there is a nice system in the lobby with individual room safes that have double keyed access for valuables. However, there were no deadbolt or chain locks on the room's door, which was strange.
Superbly located cosy little hotel
I stayed at this hotel on a romantic weekend in Istanbul. The hotel and rooms are pretty small, but it is very clean and the staff are pretty friendly. They also serve breakfast on their terrace, which has a good view of the Blue Mosque.
The great thing about this hotel is the location. It is on a side street and hence quiet, yet it is very close to the main restaurants and shops of Sultanahmet, the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sofia and Topkapi Palace. It is also no more than a 15 minute walk from the Gelata Bridge.