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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #99 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a traditional hotel. It has a great restaurant on the roof which has views of the river and of the Blue Mosque. You are walking distance to the old city and are so central. Our room was large and very comfortable. The breakfast was fabulous. This is not a four seasons but if you want a great quality and local feel this is your choice.

Stayed: July 2017
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ILKISTANBUL, Ön Büro Müdürü at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We sincerely thank you for your kind remarks and appreciation for our Hotel and the Armada team.
Hope to host you again at the Armada Hotel, Istanbul.
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

For the price you get a clean room, cleaned daily with amazing location. Check in was easy as well as check out.

The staff at the front desk could smile more.

The breakfast is alright, beautiful views from the terrace, on one side the river, the other Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Just watch out for the overly eager seagulls. The variety at the breakfast was lacking, but considering the price was adequate.

10min walk to the blue mosque.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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ILKISTANBUL, Ön Büro Müdürü at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you very much for posting a review about Armada Otel following your stay here! Your comments are highly appreciated.
Hope to see you at Armada Otel again soon!
best regards
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The hotel is located close to the Sultanahmet area. The main attractions of the city are within walking distance or a short taxi ride away. They have a great spread for breakfast with local cuisine. The terrace is great for the views of the sea and the mosques.

The wi-fi in the room wasn't working too well. Not sure if this was just our room. We had to come down to the lobby area each time for good net connectivity. Our check-in was messed up which seemed to be the case with other guests too on that day.

Room Tip: The view is probably better from rooms on floor 2 & at the front of the hotel
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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ILKISTANBUL, Front Office Manager at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for posting a review about Armada Otel following your stay here! Your comments are highly appreciated.
Hope to see you at Armada Otel again soon!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I have stayed for 3 nights ,, hotel was good however the picture not like the real ... the rooms much smaller than the pictures.. I didn't experience every thing as were spending the hole day out the hotel

Terrace is amazing the view is awesome side looking on sultanahmet and the other side looking on the sea

Breakfast is good not big variety but overall was good .

Stayed: August 2017
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ILKISTANBUL, Front Office Manager at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your gracious review of our hotel and team. We love hearing all the highlights of your stay that made your visit to Istanbul’s historical center enjoyable. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to the Armada Hotel, Istanbul, hopefully within a shortest time!
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in August as part of a wedding party, with the wedding dinner hotel held on the roof of the hotel. This is a very popular hotel for locals and travellers from within turkey along with budget travellers from Arab countries. The predominant language of the staff is Turkish and communication may be a problem for English speakers over the room phone, but face to face it isn't much of a challenge.

Located in the sultanahmet area, it is ideal for tourists who want to be near and around the major tourist spots in istanbul without having to worry about traffic. However, sultanahmet is the original golden horn area and is conservative in terms of local population as well as dated in terms of infrastructure. Hotels here are mostly basic, where even the four seasons on this side of the bosphorus doesn't have a pool. But
This is the kind of hotel where they let you eat your breakfast in the morning before casually asking some of you whether you are guests at the hotel just to make sure they don't need to bill you.

Great breakfast on the roof with a view of the blue mosque, comfortable air conditioned basic room. Friendly waiter staff and housekeeping, counter staff was quite inflexible but that was expected because the hotel was completely full. We were in a standard room and our view wasn't great and there wasn't too much privacy using the bathroom that was separated from the room with a thin frosted glass partition. But the price was 55 dollars a night, for which it was fantastic.

The restaurant is pricey when compared to the hotel and does not hold a candle to other better restaurants a short walk away.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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ILKISTANBUL, Front Office Manager at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

I would like to thank you for choosing Armada Otel based on the reviews of our former guests on TripAdvisor. I also appreciate your kind review which will now give guidance to other travelers considering a trip to Istanbul. It is very precious for us to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope to see you at Armada Otel again soon!
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: RM207 - RM374 (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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