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Hotel Spectra
Ranked #231 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this place is its location. Situated on Hippodrome Square, near Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi etc alongside a trail of restaurants and shops and city's Tram System. Almost every suggested tourist destination of the old city is on a walking distance and if you want to explore further, ride the tram nearby. We used to stroll around late evenings due to good surrounding environment.
Like usual boutique hotels, the rooms are small but well kept (thats all a traveller wants, a nice place to sleep). The room rent is very decent compared to the reasons above. Breakfast is also included.
The staff is very friendly and cooperative here especially Mesood, who can converse in English too, which is a blessing in this country. He not only served well as a host but also sincerely guided us in exploring Istanbul, getting reservations (and discounts), making arrangements for logistics alongwith tour plans to the other cities within our budgets. Our trip to Turkey was impossible without his support and cooperation and we got value for our money and time through services agreed upon.
I strongly recommend this Hotel to all from my own experience (I stayed here for ten days in an all girls trip). It was my home in Istanbul!


One small suggestion for the Hotel mgt: Please add a good English Breakfast/ Earl tea in breakfast menu as half of the world prefers it for breakfast and a major chunk of your customers will be pleased to have one. You cant find a decent cup of black tea with milk in it throughout Turkey! I hope it'll give an edge.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Spectra years ago with friends. I remember the location was awesome. Close to all touristic attractions in Istanbul, close to the streetcar, and close to good restaurants including fast-food.

Breakfast was so so. Room size was decent. But a great view on the rooftop of Topkapi Palace and the Marmara sea.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Cashewss
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed there to spend a couple of days in Istanbul with some friends. This hotel has the best location you could ask for if you are visiting the historic part of the city. Walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagya Sofia and Topkapi.

Hotel staff is very friendly and efficient, they will go above and beyond to please you.

I highly recommend it.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Hector G
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Situated in Sultanahmet, next to the blue mosque, it has the best location in that area of town. Small, but good rooms,good wifi, friendly staff and good breakfast on the topfloor with a lovely seaview.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank TerjeHoegberg
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Very friendly staff. The mosque is next to the blue mosque where i was able to offer my fajr prayers.
The room i had was small, but it was very clean with quality fixture and fittings.
The bed was very comfortable.
Breakfast is buffet style, so you can eat as much as you like. Some may find the breakfast range limited, but it has both hot and cold options cereals, meats, eggs etc,

The hotel also has free wifi which is essential if you do not have roaming set on your mobile.

Room Tip: the small room is quite small, so try for a larger room for greater comfort,
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Ronwhelan
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Additional Information about Hotel Spectra

Address: Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#68 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#174 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 5,921 - ₹ 45,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Spectra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Spectra is a converted Ottoman House in the old city of Istanbul at the corner of Hippodrome Square. It is located close to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.All rooms are quiet. Most of the rooms have a nice view of Hippodrome square and blue Mosque.Our hotel's quality and hospitality of its staff ensure you a pleasant stay in Istanbul. ... more   less 
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