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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If what u need is a half decent place to get some zzzzz this is it The things that works for it is it's location In Istanbul why wud u spend time in your hotel? It's close to the fabulous Hodja Pasha theater Walking distance to a lot of nice places Everything else is just barely ok Staff hardly speak... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Saw a deal on Bookingdot.com for 90 Euro from Euro 300 a night. Booked this hotel for the night of April 30, arrived at 18:00 hrs to a welcome of a cup of tea, cake and fresh fruit, very impressive. Then the ball dropped, I was informed that I would be atying at the hotel 5 doors down( still not... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This hotel was our last minutes option; since hotel Maywood (just opposite) was overbooked for our last night in Istanbul. It was good in a way that we did not have to wander about looking for an overnight accommodation. The hotel seemed to be very old, and later renovated to fit in modern amenities. There is no elevator. We asked... More 

Thank arpitam
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I was looking back to Easter 2012 when we stayed here for 5 nights after reading so many bad reviews about overbook the room which same thing did happened to us as well.I was booked the penthouse suite for the family and when we got there about 2 a.m in the morning ,we were told the penthouse suite was overbooked... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Keep away from this hotel! The worst hotel where had I stay! We arrived very late at hotel. They said we must stay at other hotel for one night, because they are full!!!??? I had reservation, but noooooo, they are full!!!! After exhausted trip we accepted, only to find bed, to rest. They took us to some dirty hotels room,... More 

1 Thank Dalib0rka
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

on the first night of our arrival they told us in terrible speaking English that the hotel was overbooked ( although we checked with them via phone a day before and the reservation was ok ) and they sent us to a hotel near the area with a terrible double room so small we could not even move.we said that... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2014

My son (11 years old) and I have really enjoyed this hotel. Rooms clean and tidy. Breakfast excellent. The staff is very kind and ready to help. Always smiling and willing to talk. After a hard day and a lot of walking around town, we preferred the return to this wonderful hotel with these wonderful people. We got much more... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the "Grand Seigneur" Hotel. I liked the colorful decoration on the room doors and on the ceiling and windows in the lobby. The staff was extremely friendly, always ready to bring a cup of tea or coffee up to my room. I had a nice, rather quiet room on second floor (206). The breakfast... More 

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The hotel has 2 rooms that are ok in rest the rooms are disgusting ! We reserved 3 rooms for one night and when we got there, we had a big surprise. One room smeled like chloride, a powerfull smell, you could not breath in there. The other one was the last room on the stairs with a broken wondow,... More 

6 Thank PanaitA
Cheshire, England
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We were very disappointed with this hotel. Our room was clean but it was shabby and very basic. The bathroom was smelly. It consisted of a shower and handbasin but the toilet was located inside the shower which made it very awkward to use. A hairdryer was available and shampoos, soap and fresh towels were supplied every day. The room... More 

5 Thank lynanne

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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)
Our hotel is located in an old inn, near the old city wall, on the historical peninsula Eminönü. Our hotel building is 107 years old. It belongs to our family since 1936 and has been used for different functions. Our hotel restoration took 3 years. İt is decorated with handy-crafts, engravings,forged iron, paintings, glassware, etc, which are reflecting Ottoman naval force history and different periods of Turkey's history. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Historical Preferred Hotel Old City

Address: Nobethane cad. No. 18 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet , Sirkeci
Price Range: RM114 - RM455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historical Preferred Hotel Old City 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Choose a room in another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles NorthernCanuck, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Even the penthouse suite suppose to be sea view room but with the empty building in front make it less effective .”
 of 5 bubbles Piyanut, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
“second floor room”
  • painting on door
  • my room (206)
 of 5 bubbles L_saida2013, 29 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Rooms are bad”
 of 5 bubbles PanaitA, 6 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Bring earplugs or ask for a room facing the rear of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles lynanne, 7 Apr 2013 | Read review
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