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Dara Hotel Istanbul

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Chicago
Reviewed 7 July 2010

What I liked about Dara Hotel: It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was good. The location is excellent, close many sights and a tram stop. The air conditioning works very well. It was small, so I felt comfortable letting my kids go alone from floor to floor to visit relatives in other rooms. What...

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Minnesota
Reviewed 6 July 2010

Excellent value and location for a budget hotel! We stayed 6 nights in the Dara Hotel at the end of June. The hotel is a few blocks off the Hippodrome in a quiet neighborhood. We felt safe walking to and from the hotel at night – just had to be mindful of the cobblestones and sidewalks. The hotel has been...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 25 June 2010

This was our first stop on a 20-day trip to Turkiye. We had confirmed it after much searching through the portals of 'tripadvisor' and were we glad we did. The hotel was small and extremely personal. Our room although small and the bathsroom even tinier, everything was spotlessly clean. The window, with lovely red geraniums in window boxes, opened out...

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England
Reviewed 10 May 2010

Great hotel - service excellent, breakfast food very good, exceptional value. Location in old town great but only downside is the calling to prayer at 5 a.m. in the morning that can be heard in the hotel. As the call to prayer is from every mosque this issue is probably common in many locations in Istanbul and only lasts ten...

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Wokingham
Reviewed 24 April 2010

Before commenting on the hotel in detail mI should say that I travelled to Istanbul alone on 12tha April for a 5 day break while my wife went with girl friends to Florida. Due back on 17th April I suddenly found myself wrapped up in the Iceland volcano crisis and was unable to get a flight out of Istanbul until...

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jerusalem
Reviewed 19 April 2010

First time to Istanbul and our hotel was perfect for what we wanted which was a good value that was safe and near all the attractions. Reasonable walk to the metro stop, quiet but very safe street, excellent breakfast, very responsive staff, I had a broken shower which was fixed immediately and a cable problem also fixed on the spot....

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Eugene
Reviewed 26 March 2010

We booked this hotel through hotels.com and only needed one night as we were just back to Istanbul before flying home. The staff was professional and treated us very well even though we just had the least expensive room they have. Room was very good--all updated with a wonderful modern bathroom and new bed and linens. Room was very small...

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Sydney
Reviewed 16 March 2010

Located in the Sultanmhet this hotel is within easy walking distance of St Sofia. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The food iand service is level is high and the cost is reasonable. Thoroughly recommended!

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London, UK
Reviewed 7 March 2010

This is a great little hotel, with very friendly staff and spotlessly clean rooms. The room we had was rather small, but who cares for a few nights. The bed was comfy, the room was quiet, the shower was hot and they served lovely buffet breakfasts. Unfortunately it was too cold when we were there to breakfast outside on the...

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Hull, UK
Reviewed 1 March 2010

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Dara is located at the heart of the Old City in Istanbul. Historically, the building was once used as a sweet Ottoman mansion, which was renovated as a Hotel in 2009. Hotel Dara has 50 seat capacity with a rooftop restaurant. Along with a team of professional staff, it offers a great opportunity for its guests to have their rich breakfast while enjoying the mystical view of the Marmara Sea and the beautiful Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dara Hotel Istanbul

Address: Kucuk ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sok. No:25 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: RM109 - RM385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dara Hotel Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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#173 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#186 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Large rooms, wide space. Perfect for family, couples and adventurous people. Great quality services.”
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“Avoid the front street, it can be noisy with traffic.”
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“If couples only, request one double/king bed only”
 of 5 bubbles SteffLamour, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A top place for tourists, very good destinatioon. very nice veranda with very beautiful view of sea and old Istanbul.”
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“Any room wil do”
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