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Side Hotel and Pension

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Sydney
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We loved sitting on the rooftop terrace eating the beautiful pastries and yoghurt. The owner and the people running the kitchen are so lovely and helpful. Rooms are basic but comfortable. So close to all the major sites in the Old City.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Staying here my every visit! More than 10 times in Side, and now it's my favourite, almost family place. Recommend to everybody! Super location, very friendly stuff, excellent view from the roof, free wifi!

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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Side Hotel and Pension was a great stay for me during a week in Istanbul. It is in a great location, just a few steps from the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque. Clean rooms and bathrooms, free tea, always someone available to help. Great rooftop terrace with excellent views and delicious breakfast every morning. A great little...

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We have stayed at the Side many times over the years and it continues to provide a quality service for a great price. Our usual choice would be the pension as it is more economical and unless you require a/c not much different than the hotel. Breakfasts are plain Turkish breakfasts...and are very fresh...with cereal and juice available. Happily recommend...

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Thank Alice E
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Best score ever for this CLEAN, fresh we'll run pension. We had 3 adults in our room and had plenty of space to move around without bumping into anything. Daily towel and bathroom cleaning service. Hot water at any time of day. Delightful surrounding area with great restaurants. Magnificent roof top garden to simply be enjoyed. Breakfast included- nothing spectacular...

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SW Florida
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The Side Pension was recommended by a neighbor. It was fine for me: clean, quiet, and with a comfortable, firm bed. I used the $35 pick-up service from the airport arranged by the Side. It was fun and reassuring to see my name on a sign and a good idea since I was alone, very tired, and in Turkey for...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stayed in the Pension side which was perfectly good for our needs. Bed comfortable, shower good. No television in room, which suited us fine. I was woken a couple of times by the call to prayer but my husband slept right through, this was no issue for us. Breakfastroom has a view of the mosques. Breakfast suited us -...

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2Thank Dianereviews
Ankara, Turkey
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Inexpensive, clean rooms in a hotel about 1/2 KM from the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cisterns. Breakfast is good and the view of the sea and the Blue Mosque is beautiful. I have stayed on the hotel side and the hostel side and both are very nice. I choose the hotel during hot months due to the...

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Mount Pleasant
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

I don't know how much it was but the breakfast on the terrace with the view of the sea, the blue mosque and the sophia is great. The beds were ok, bathroom was clean, hot water. Free tea and wifi. No TV in the room itself but in the tea area

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Northern California
Reviewed 26 November 2014

we stayed here for 5 nights in November. The location can't be beat. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. Good clean rooms and safe neighborhood. Would recommend for people looking for good budget hotel.

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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 )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 1,907 - ₹ 4,590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Side Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#84 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#169 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#198 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“Street facing upper floor room for balcony and Blue mosque views”
 of 5 bubbles judyvergison, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“you can reserve you room online. Each room is unique so perhaps ask at the desk to see a couple before simply checking in.”
 of 5 bubbles Jahonbin, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room toward the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles nekko8, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are limited but i think any would be fine. You will have to climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles CarltonNTexas, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pricing in euro, cash got a better deal. Credit cards create surcharges for everyone.”
 of 5 bubbles 25193, 9 May 2015 | Read review
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