Zeynep Sultan Hotel
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... shops and workshops, the last remaining owner being a sort of ironmonger making bits and pieces of household goods in a really dark little space. Mind you, Pete thought it was pretty good, all these old tools and ‘junk’ to play with. We were able to wander around, it was fascinating to think that it would once have been a busy space upstairs and down. I went upstairs to the ladies (all upgraded thanks to the theatre being established) and walked ...
... city buried under Vienna so was interesting. Dinner was with Trisha from Sacramento at Motto, a boat floating on the canal nearby. Quite good. Then the organizing for carry on. Up at before 6:00 to get organized and walk a short distance to the airport bus. I was plenty early and amazed that there was no baggage check. It was out at each gate. They posted no scissors or nail clippers but let mine go through. There was no hassle ...
... may not be til next weekend and Pete and I are aware that we may not meet her. But well meet her when they come home this summer and hope that we can make these two weeks a little better for them. Trying to help but not intrude. They're pretty together and Amanda is so organized. She's more than ready and got some tea from the doula today that's supposed to help. So well ...
... There really was a large assortment of goods to be bought here. It would be quite easy to spend a large amount of time and also get lost doing so.
As I had booked my own post tour accommodation I needed to change hotels today and so made my back to the Tucan Hotel to check out. On my way out the door I ran into Ashley who was also off to new accommodation digs and we ended up walking in the same direction together for ...
... br> We made sure we stepped foot on both Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus, dividing Europe and Asia, is a beautiful water backdrop for the city.
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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.