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Reviewed 18 April 2015

I stayed here with a friend for two nights at the beginning of April and we loved this place! The staff was friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, wifi was strong, breakfast was delicious and the bar/restaurant downstairs was a great place to relax and enjoy a drink. Would definitely stay here again!

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stayed at the optimist hotel for 10 days and I would never recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff are terrible and definitely not welcoming. They tried to get us to pay more eventjough we had a print out of the price because 'the euro rate changes' The room only got tidied twice and never cleaned the breakfast was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Optimist hotel is a nice small family run hotel in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Food and drinks in the onsite restaurant are very nice to enjoy. I had the top room with the view of Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. Bed is very comfortable, shower pressure good, rooms are cleaned everyday to a... More 

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MILTON
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 4 days and it was great. Bed, room and bathroom were always clean. Heating in the room worked great. The hospitality we rece'd from the staff and the owner was remarkable !! Will surely come back to stay here again :D

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

- It was my first time to stay at Optimist Hotel. But I'm sure I'll book there every time I'll be in Istanbul! - Location is perfect: Immediately in front of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. All what you need in one place! - Staff are so much kind, helpful and you see the smile on their faces all the time. Always... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

The location is excellent, situated in the heart of the tourist attractions of the old town with easy access to transport links to the rest of the city. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and spoke good English. The hotel is small with just four rooms, but each is very comfortable, with good Wi-Fi access. If you can book the... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for a six day visit to Istanbul in March. The hotel is small with just four rooms, one on each floor. We stayed in the 'terrace room' on the top floor. The stairs to this room are a bit of a challenge, but the views are worth it - simply amazing! The... More 

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3 Thank Mike D
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Excellent position ( just across the road from the Blue Mosque), with excellent view of Blue Mosque and Hippodrom, friendly staff (nice and helpful), excellent Turkish food, good wifi connection, large room, clean up every day. Thanks to all employees and specially to Muhammed, the owner. See you soon. Gabriel, Bucharest, Romania

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Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Location is perfect, all so close, very frendly and nice personal, Very nice room, Clean up every day, breakfast is good, cofee and tea include. BUT wi-fi is bad, works slowly in our last day credit card not accept iron, which we asked was very old and burned clothing.

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1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Its good hotel . Thanks to all employees work in it and specially to weman who responsible for reservation (gaye) . The hotel submit excellent services and there are employees speak English language so they will facilitate dealing with costumers

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Optimist Hotel

Address: At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 2,056 - ₹ 13,640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The best room is the superior room, (the biggest room of the hotel) a brilliant view and it is worth every penny!”
 of 5 bubbles Alisan123, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The top-floor "superior double" has the view (others may be blocked by the trees).”
  • Blue Mosque
  • Top-floor room
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Hagia Sophia
 of 5 bubbles SFSolo, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I suggest the top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 676essaa, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“best view you could look for, well-connected staff, great facilities, all-inclusive breakfast, converted attic room, great location”
 of 5 bubbles 678luminitab, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be sure to request the room on the top floor if you want to see the mosque. Other rooms will be affected by the tall trees.”
 of 5 bubbles chenc697, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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