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Faros Old City

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#238 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very clean hotel, Excellent service too. Breakfast wasn't bad either, had a good variety. Great location to most sights. 5 min walk to Aya Sophia/Sultanahmet mosque/Top Kapi. Restaurants/shops/cafes all close by within walking distance. Ideal for couples, friends & small families as its a small hotel. Wifi was poor, signal would not reach our room which was on the 1st...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I stayed at the hotel for two nights in a twin room. Initially I booked it because it was the cheapest option, so I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn't e pectin much. The room decor was simple but really cute. Had heating/AC, it was clean and comfortable. Hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming. I would probably stay here...

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Salwa city, Kuwait
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 nights in what suppose to be the best room of this hotel & it was unpleasant at all, starting with the heater that didn't work properly in the coldest nights of January!!! There was no bellboy to get my luggage from the car that transported me, the room & its amenities is very old & need to...

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Baku, Azerbaijan
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Perfect location - 5 min walks from Sultanahmed, 50 meters from tram station. Quite place, nice and clean rooms. The view from our balcony (401) is something. Room amenities include water and tea. Great service and very helpful and friendly personnel. Just an example: when I asked about scale to weight my luggage the person brought it next to elevator...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel was cozy and the team was helpful. The location of the hotel is great it's near sultan ahmet mosque and Haya Sofia and you don't need to walk for the tram. The hotel is clean and the restaurant serve delicious food.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

+++ location +++ cleanliness +++ very close to tram stations( Sultanahmet & cemberlitas ) +++ close to most important historic attractions +++ many restaurants nearby --- very old small hotel and lobby --- it's not 4 star hotel at all

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel very clean and our room was spacious. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful Fantastic location for visiting places such as hajj Sophia, blue mosque, basilica cistern and the grand bazaar. A short taxi ride will also get you to shop in Taskim Square Breakfast was a good variety and very clean. Only downside for us was we made...

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 11 September 2016

That seems family hotel. Pretty small rooms especially single room. My suggestion is book suite room. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast for this category hotel is good. Places like Sultanakhmet, Grand bazaar are in walking distance. Next to the hotel - Starbucks ) but don't forget to try Turkish coffee as well. Even the hotel on the busy...

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1Thank Maya K
Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Look i always stay around either attaturk or Sabiha in hotel and decided to take the plunge- buy myself a Istabullkart and Venture out . there is no doubt this hotel is not one of the chains.....but the staff and extremely friendly- adjacent to FAROS restaurant - now i first came across FAROS restaurant at Taksim close to the Havatas...

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Tonight is our last night and we do not want to leave! Impeccable service in the hotel and restaurant. The staff are welcoming, friendly and thoughtful, and the location is perfect. The rooms are comfortable but fairly basic, however, this is a perfect base for covering the whole of Istanbul. I urge you to come and wish you as wonderful...

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Faros Old City

Address: Divanyolu 76, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: RM168 - RM417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Faros Old City 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Istanbul Faros Hotel
Hotel Style:
#76 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#140 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#173 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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“Room with balcony”
767doctorm, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better as it at a busy street where tram passes right next to it.”
Traveller294003, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Economy rooms have no street windows, but they are much quieter than the ones with a view on the street.”
onlyoneagi, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor are not at street level and are better as no elevator is needed, just a couple of stairs.”
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silarem, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The cheaper standard rooms are small -ish and at the back, but fine. Pay more for larger room at the front.”
Fulhamish, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
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