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Rast Hotel

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is very good. In the heart of Sultanahmet district. Close to all the main attractions and an efficient tram system just around the corner. The views from the breakfast room of the Blue Mosque were amazing. Breakfasts were good and varied. We had to go out in the evenings as the restaurant is only open in the morning.... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent week there and its my third time to istanbul and i highly recommend this hotel because of location and breakfast and aslo clean rooms... They have 2 massage chairs u definitely gonna need them after your long day at istanbul and they are for free.. Also most of there rooms are big but some are narrow i spent... More 

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Ilijas, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location and hotel in the heart of Istanbul, recommend, very close to all the sights on the European side of Istanbul, the hotel offers a superb view of the blue mosque, the hotel staff is excellent and friendly, leaving as a gift we received CD with Traditional music.

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Thank Anes H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well the double room we were given wasn't very impressive, shower was small, bed was king bed but also kind of small. However the Hotel's location is perfect, the breakfast is very good, room service is very good, 2 free small water bottles every day. I would recommend this hotel but always check the room.

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Lewisville, Texas
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140 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Let me start with the positives, The location is amazing, the views from the 6th floor breakfast room are amazing, and they provide a free ride from the airport (but not back). On the other side, the rooms are warn out, torn wall paper, worn carpet, dirty bathtub, pretty unimpressive breakfast, and a staff that seems disinterested. I struggled choosing... More 

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Thank HijoDelSol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nice Hotel, great location, friendly staff, ok breakfast, good wi fi, and the free massage chairs are amazing! The single bed mattresses need upgrading to memory foam or something. Decor is grand/fancy which I really like more than modern, lobby area looks posh.

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Thank Johnbdc
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

the loction is very good .. the reception was great the price is reasonable.. recommend to you .. u will be in the heart of sultan ahmed street the tram is next to u and the resturants are astounding u ... great experience i booked for 4 days and I extend to 8 days ..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed 6 night, pick up from the airport was complementary. This hotel is a gem in the best position close to the main tram line and historical old town. The room cleaning services were however, poor however. The terrace breakfast became rather repetitive and boring. I wouldnt stay here longer than a couple of nights next time. The best... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Rast Hotel is very conveniently located in Sultanahmet with super easy access to all important must-see places in Istanbul. Our favorite part though was the roof-top terrace where you can have breakfast or just have a drink. The pictures does not convey well the experience of being in this terrace. One word only: AMAZING. Staff was very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Thank Yeshiko
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Taxi drivers in Istanbul are crazy. The ride to this hotel from the Airport was pretty interesting. Beautiful views on the ride to this hotel and it was at least a 25 minute drive. The hotel is located in the historic district of Istanbul on the European side. The hotel is on a brick side street within a few feet... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Most of the old city's attractions, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, are practically on your doorstep. After exploring these great sites, come back and feel the warm and kind atmosphere at the Rast Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rast Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 2,109 - ₹ 5,235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Rast Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#91 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#137 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#188 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Rooftop buffet breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles husskhan2016, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“any floor 1-4...Don;t be close to 6th floor due to the possibility of noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Yeshiko, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Purchase an Istanbul car (equivalent to London's Oyster Card) to save even more on the already cheap travel fares!”
 of 5 bubbles saidtottil, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Elevator is slow but adequate.”
  • view from breakfast room
 of 5 bubbles travel4fun82, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“room 306 had a small balcony with a door that opened”
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 of 5 bubbles plan09, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
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