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Minel Hotel

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Inzlingen, Germany
Reviewed 2 May 2012

This is a great place to stay. Near to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Very friendly stuff. Good breakfast (thank you to Maria!). Small rooms, but very clean and nice decoration. The hotel is in a quite side street.

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Lichtervelde Belgie
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Our third trip to this splendid city was really the best of the three !!! The Minelhotel is in the middle of historic items. The crew is young, dynamic and very very kind ! The breakfast is large and delicious. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruit, omelet and pancakes with cheese...etc The rooms are very clean, rather small but very comfortable...

Thank pitrita
Dearborn, Michigan
Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Minel Hotel was the perfect "home base" for us during our stay in Istanbul. It is located so close to many of the sights and also close to public transportation! the staff was very helpful in suggesting things to do and making reservations for us where needed. Having breakfast right there in the hotel every morning was very convenient....

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This is a great place to stay. Great location (can't be better), quiet and friendly. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is very good and food enough.

1Thank ErikPol
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Small hotel in a hidden street close to Gülhane Park. 5 minuts walk to the Blue Mosque. Very nice decoration in the rooms and the bathroom - modern style. but rooms are very small. Nearly no space between the wall and the bed. I was alone in a double bed room and I found it small, so I cannot imagine...

Thank OliMonaco
Reviewed 22 April 2012

I enjoyed my stay at Minel hotel and came back when I passed through Istanbul again. The location is excellent - in Sultanahmet but on a quiet street. The rooms are small, as in most hotels I stayed in in Turkey and Greece, but they are clean and the beds are comfortable. The included breakfast is superb and the free...

Thank AJourneywoman
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed 7 days in Minel hotel with our 3 boys (17 to 22 y). We appreciated the friendly atmosphere: people were always disponible to give information , offer a cup of tea or share experience in other travel...Good buffet breakfast with warm cooking. Room nicely decorated but rather small. Very quiet. Location is "just close from everything".We walked almost...

1Thank mmffs h
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Minel is a really nice hotel, with nice staff, great location and a great breakfast. Room was a bit small, but nicely decorated and clean. I certainly recomend it!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2012

First of all you could not ask for a better location in Istanbul, Sultanahmet (old town). It is super close to Topkapi Palace and Archeological Museum, but also in close walking distance to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and in decent walking distance to the bazaar's. I highly recommend walking everywhere in Istanbul, unless you are going somewhere further...

Thank James C
Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Hidden gen in Sultanhamet, located a short walk off the Gulhane tram stop behind the Montana Cafe and walking distance to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque. Rooms are standard European size and very clean. The service however is phenomenal, you are made to feel part of the family with offers of tea and coffee at all times and...

Thank Omar H

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Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minel Hotel

Address: Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 1,469 - ₹ 5,596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Minel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Hotel Style:
#114 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#117 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#163 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“Just ring reception in advance before your arrival”
omaraU7763BI, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on 3rd floor in Room No. 202, which was quieter.”
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126jawadh, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Probably the rooms in the front would be the quietest as the ones in the rear are to the street with the trams.”
EasyDoesIt, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“My room -103- had a window into a courtyard and the street where the trams ran - noise not consiuderable but the trams may irritate some.”
furryneck, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Try to stay in the higher floors, since the neighbourhood is quite noisy”
618camiller, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
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