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“A delightful place with old world charm but with all modern comforts.”

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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #101 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a wonderful hotel. The location, just below the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, could not be better. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. The hotel has tons of charm -- the bedrooms have wonderfully painted panels, the entrance to the restaurant has a couple of old birdcages with colorful finches, the lobby is full of old memorabilia, and is at the same time comfortable, efficient and well functioning. The breakfast was one of the best I've had in any hotel anywhere, and the dinner was delicious. The view from the restaurant of the Sea of Marmara on one side and the aforementioned mosques on the other was fantastic. For someone who avoids modern hotel chains, it had all the qualities I look for in a hotel. A very happy stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Great place, all major attractions in walking distance. Nice and clean rooms, very friendly staff.
Breakfast was also very good, its served on the rood terasse (covered in winter) with a great view to the blue mosque otr towards the ocean.
I also liked the interior not onlz in the lobby but everywhere.
Very good value for money!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

What to say about this hotel? Spaces, ambience, cleanliness, staff friendliness and service, comfort, food, everything is just perfect and in a way far better and more personal comparing to the usual indiferent standard 4 or 5 star hotels...

The place is unique, 5 minutes walk from the most important monuments of the city (St. Sofia church, the blue mosque and topkapi palace) and at the same time, not far (with a taxi) from many other important places. However, although so near a highly touristic part, the road is very-very quiet!!

The view from the 2nd rooms on both sides of the building is very nice, (front: Marmara sea, rear: a turkish neighbourhood a bit poor, but of quite local colour, and the tops of St Sophia church and Blue Mosque to the back!!)just ask not to be given 1st floor rear looking rooms(these ones have a small problem, looking at a backyard).

Breakfast buffet....Simply, one of the best I have ever seen in my life...

Ambience as a whole: If it is your 1st time in Istanbul, I blieve in Armada you are getting a good first impression of this city!!

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on top (2nd) floor, or if 1st floor then NOT REAR VIEW. 2nd floor both sides of the bu...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Very nice boutique hotel, close to all the important sites to visit. Our room was lovely, nice and tidy and with a view on the sea and the walls. Very good service - everybody was courteous and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and abundant with a very wide choice. Worth a stay there, and I'd definitely choose this hotel again and recommend it to friends. Roberta Clerici

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

The location is in the heart of where we wanted to be -- short walks to all the sights and to the Tram. Hotel is lovely, staff is very helpful, breakfast buffet is excellent and abundant, rooms are newly renovated yet full of charm, wireless was fast, and price is reasonable. be sure to ask for a glass of their own cherry cordial after dinner -- a great way to end a day. We stayed here January 24-28, 2012

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

Address: Ahirkapi Sok. No 24 | Cankurtaran, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #101 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 3,279 - ₹ 5,567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For Anyone Seeking an Authentic Istanbul Lifestyle in Istanbul!With a spectacular view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the two colossal monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in the heart of the historic peninsula, Armada delights anyone searching for true Istanbul culture by resurrecting the lifestyle that makes Istanbul the great city that it is and adapting it to our time. ... more   less 
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