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“Lovely hotel near the historical area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul

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Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #19 of 1,106 Hotels in Istanbul
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Brussels
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely hotel near the historical area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Beautifull rooms, very nice staff, excellent location and breakfast on the roof terrace with a superb view and delicious Turkish biscuits!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Morgane T
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

I stayed with my boyfriend in the Corner Suite, which was enormous by American hotel standards. The staff was amazingly hospitable and kind as well (and VERY quick to respond to emails). All in all, however, this was one of the strangest hotels that I have ever stayed in. The decor and ambiance was fairly reminiscent of my grandmother's house, so that while the four-poster bed was very romantic, the faded, damask wallpaper, heavy antique furniture and general silence cast a particular gothic/ghostly aura over our stay.
The jacuzzi was great to have, but it did take some time to fill up, as there was not enough hot water to fill it up in one turn. Instead, I was able to fill it about half way, went to breakfast and managed to complete the job upon return to the room.
The breakfast was very good and the view from the terrace was stellar.
My only real complaint with this hotel was with the location, which of course is beyond their control. The street was very quiet (dead, really) and the neighborhood in general rather deserted at night, yet heavy with tourists by day, and there was a lack of quality restaurants and cafes in the area. I didn't feel like I really began to acquaint myself with Istanbul until I left Dersaadet, and my boyfriend and I found ourselves much more at home in vibrant Beyoglu and urban Nisantasi.
The prices were very reasonable, I felt, until we were able to relocate to somewhere much more posh and even larger (another corner suite) for a little less per night.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sselhorst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed in this lovely little Turkish hotel in the beginning of April during four nights and couldn't be more pleased with our booking. As the flight was delayed we were very tired and were really pleased to be welcomed with a nice cup of tee in the beautifully decorated reception. The reason for our trip was to celebrate my husband's birthday and they were so concerned to help me with the arrangement I have made for him. The room was not so big, but we were fond of the Turkish style and it was clean and cosy. The restaurant on the top was excellent with a nice view over the Bosporous and the Blue mosque. The chef of the restaurant is a very symphatetic man and is worth a special thanks for his treatment of the guest! They serve a home-made breakfast and you have the choice to sit either outside or inside. Then you can go up and sit there during the day to take a beer or a glass of wine until 23.30 if you like.
The hotel is perfectly situated in the old part of Istanbul, in Sulthanamet. Walking distance to all the monuments like the Blue Mosqe, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazar and Hagia Sophia. There is nothing but good things to say about this hotel and if we come back we would definitely choose it again. Well, maybe - we are from the north and like to sleep when it is a bit chilly in the bedroom. There was no good air condition in the room and it was a bit warm I have to say. But when we told them so they brought us a big fan in a minute. And so this problem was solved. They were so anxious to solve all our little wishes we could have and this hotel was a bargain!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kristina_8486
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Amazing, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff. Lovely breakfast terrace overlooking the Blue Mosque and a delicious breakfast. Beautiful Ottoman style rooms. Ideal location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Joanne A
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Dubai
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Great little hotel literally a 30 second walk from the Blue Mosque. In fact, when you're having breakfast on the rooftop terrace, it feels like the Blue Mosque is right next to you.

Pros:
Location is perfect for exploring Sultanahmet
Informational cards & brochures at reception for exploring Istanbul
Good breakfast
Beautiful views
well decorated interior
wifi
Amazing staff - will literally help you with anything
Provided airport transport if you stay 4 nights

Cons:
Hot water can sometimes go out
I was struggling with wifi dependability (on 2 devices)
rooms were a little too hot - and A/C was off for the season
Breakfast was good, but the selection was the same each day
Near Mosques, so its loud during prayer calls when you're sleeping

We would definitely stay there again on our next visit to Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JB283
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Additional Information about Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul

Property: Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapi Agasi Sok. No:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#11 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#12 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,413 - ₹ 6,028
Hotel Class:4 star — Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reconstructed as a 19th century Ottoman Mansion, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is a distinctive small hotel located in the center of old Istanbul. ... more   less 
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