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Safety index

59 out of 100

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Amara Old City Hotel & Spa

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7.4

Fair (476 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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770 m Hagia Sophia

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770 m Topkapi Palace

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770 m Sultanahmet Square

Hotel Overview

Amara Old City Hotel & Spa, situated in the bustling city of Istanbul, has garnered diverse feedback from its guests. Visitors have praised various aspects of their stay, highlighting the hotel's strengths and areas for improvement. Below, you will find a concise summary of the top five pros and cons based on user reviews.

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Hotel highlights

Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated in the heart of Istanbul, allowing easy access to numerous historical sites and local attractions.
  2. Exceptional Staff: Guests have praised the friendly, helpful, and professional demeanor of the staff.
  3. Clean and Comfortable Rooms: Many have commented on the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms, enhancing their overall stay experience.
  4. Quality Spa Services: The spa facilities are noted to be top-notch, offering a variety of services for relaxation and wellness.
  5. Delicious Cuisine: The hotel's restaurant receives accolades for its delicious food, catering to a range of tastes and dietary needs.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests have reported challenges with noise from the surrounding area, affecting their rest.
  2. Room Sizes: A few reviews mention that certain rooms, particularly the standard ones, are smaller than expected.
  3. Occasional Maintenance Issues: There have been instances of maintenance issues within the rooms, such as plumbing or electrical malfunctions.
  4. Limited Parking: Availability of parking spaces can be scarce, posing a challenge for those traveling with vehicles.
  5. Pricey Services: A handful of guests felt that some services, including the spa and dining, were on the pricier side compared to other local options.

Amenities

Grocery/Convenience store

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Spa

Spa

Restaurant

Bar

Free WiFi

Parking available

Parking available

Housekeeping

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RateScore

Total 476 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.4

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booking

476 Reviews

7.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Atmosphere

Location was mentioned 10 times

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Reviews based on Location

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Nada Alshareefy1 year ago
5/5Google icon

Excellent location, clean & modern room and very friendly and accommodating staff. I arrived very late and was greeted kindly and taken care of. Ayhan especially was very gracious and helped me so much with planning my excursions. I will definitely stay in Amara Old City Hotel for my future trips. Highly recommend.

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Rayahan Sherlala2 years ago
2/5Google icon

Good location, but different levels of service depending on who's on the front desk. The room was for two people but they only allowed us to have one card, so if the travelling parties split if the person who had no card arrived earlier, they had no electricity and had to shower in the dark and couldn't charge their phones etc. They also didn't allow visitors, who were my husband and daughter (they were staying at a different hotel) to come up for more than 10 minutes, I've never encountered these measures before and weren't told about them. These are basic measures I expect for all hotels so perplexed as to why this was different here.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 20

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

16

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26

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11

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Hagia Sophia

770 m

Topkapi Palace

770 m

Sultanahmet Square

770 m

Grand Bazaar

840 m

Blue Mosque

1.26 km

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Getting around

Sirkeci Marmaray Station

Nearby

Sirkeci Station

210 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

23 km

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Restaurants

Roof Mezze 360 Restaurant

Nearby

Lak Lak Fast Food

140 m

Red River Pub

Nearby

The Coff's Sirkeci

140 m

Ziyafet Restoran

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

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Safety

Crime

59

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

59 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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47

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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68

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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97

48

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

48 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

46

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Mugging or robbery  45/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

42

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  33/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

52

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Insult or harassment in public  51/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.1 - $0.7

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Coffee

$1.3 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$5 - $11.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.3 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$20 - $66.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.7 - $16.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5 - $6.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$25.1 - $40.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.2 - $10

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$13.9 - $66.8

Weather In Istanbul

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Precipitation In Istanbul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

PM1038

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 11:30

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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