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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This hotel was in the perfect location for us to do most of our sightseeing by walking. The room was wonderful and clean. The service was friendly. The breakfast was good. We would stay here again next time we come to Istanbul!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank B7013RM
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ! Fantastic! Fantastic! Great hotel , great location , brilliant staff helpfull kind, will definetly come here again, highly reccomended for families , couples, attractions walking distance very central

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
Thank Lorgy
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

If location is a vital factor for your stay in Istanbul then it doesn't come much better than this. Literaly a stone throw away from the central square of Sultan Ahmet.

The rooms are very comfortable and clean, we had expected something much lower in standards based on the price we paid (stayed in Feb 2016).

The staff are very friendly and helpfull with any advice regarding local facilities.

Would recomend to anyone considering a short break in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Levels 3 & 4 are the best for the view of the Blue Mosque.
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Mohhas
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Friends recommended this quaint small hotel at the edge of Sultanahmet Square, easy walking distance to old town Instanbul, with great room prices, fabulous free breakfast from the rooftop terrace, and wonderful attentive staff. Some trips you take include a very unmemorable accommodations; not the case at all with Hotel Spectra and it's restaurant, which made where we stayed as much of an impact as many of the unique sights. With only a 3 day visit, we easily walked to the Blue Mosque (the gorgeous view each morning at breakfast), Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia, the Bascilica Cistern, and many other cafes and shops. With a hotel so close, we could come and go often during the day and the evening without worrying about car rental. I made arrangements with Booking.com; had I researched better, I would have booked directly with the hotel. For 3 or more consecutive nights, there would have been free airport transfer, a welcome drink and 10 per cent off in the restaurant. But still, the room rate was surprisingly inexpensive in February. The staff were wonderful, and made above and beyond efforts to include our son, who has a disability. We are raving to people about Onur, Erdal and Mazlum, who all made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Onur was our trusted 'go to' person for any questions and advice about places to go, and how to handle situations. He visited with us and gave us the famous glasses of tea as we waited for our cab on the last morning. It was sad to leave! These are people who, should they ever come to Canada, would be welcome in our home. The hotel itself is older, but entirely comfortable. There is a small lift if you're not up to the winding marble staircase. The beds are comfortable; they moved us to a larger room for our last night. You just don't get views like these from many hotels! Aside from the breakfast served in the enclosed rooftop terrace (hot and cold items, and plenty of both, including juices, tea, and coffee that Mazlum kept topping up for us, we had a memorable meal in the restaurant, tended to attentively by Erdal. It was our first trip to Istanbul, and with a welcome like we had at the Spectra, it will certainly be on our list to visit again. We would highly recommend the Spectra; not accessible, despite the small elevator, but likely manageable by someone with mobility concerns. The small rooms are small; there were 3 of us and it was tight, but more than comfortable and the wifi was excellent. Can't stop telling people about the Spectra!

Room Tip: Ask specifically for a larger room with a view of the Blue Mosque.
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

The room was quiet and comfortable, the breakfast food was good, and the rooftop breakfast room view was brilliant! Central to all that Sultanahmet has to offer. I especially enjoyed their restaurant. The baked eggplant was truly delicious.

Room Tip: Higher rooms may give a view to the mosque.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Robyn T
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