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Safety index

63 out of 100

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Safe area

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Shining Star Hotel

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9.2

Excellent (936 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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210 m Basilica Cistern

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350 m Sultanahmet Square

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420 m Hagia Sophia

Hotel Overview

Shining Star Hotel, located in the vibrant city of Istanbul, has garnered mixed reviews from visitors. This accommodation seems to offer a blend of experiences that range from highly satisfying to somewhat disappointing.

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Hotel highlights

  1. Central Location: Guests appreciate its proximity to major attractions, making it a convenient base for exploring the city.
  2. Friendly Staff: The hospitality and friendliness of the staff have been highlighted as a strong point, contributing to a pleasant stay.
  3. Value for Money: Many find the hotel to offer good value for the price, offering decent amenities without breaking the bank.
  4. Clean Rooms: The cleanliness of the rooms is frequently commended, providing a comfortable and hygienic environment for guests.
  5. Traditional Cuisine: The hotel's restaurant receives praise for its variety of local dishes, giving guests an authentic taste of the region's culinary delights.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, some guests have experienced high levels of noise from the surrounding area, affecting their sleep quality.
  2. Room Sizes: Complaints have been made about the rooms being smaller than expected, which can be a drawback for those seeking more spacious accommodations.
  3. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Issues with the reliability and speed of the Wi-Fi connection have been a point of frustration for many guests.
  4. Aging Facilities: Some areas of the hotel are noted to be in need of refurbishment, with guests commenting on aged decor and amenities.
  5. Limited Breakfast Options: While the cuisine is generally praised, the breakfast selection is said to be lacking in variety, disappointing those looking for a broader range of choices.

Amenities

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast included

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Housekeeping

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

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Score icon9.2

RateScore

Total 936 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.1

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9.3

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9.6

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4.5/5

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agoda

430 Reviews

9.1 / 10

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booking

428 Reviews

9.3 / 10

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expedia

64 Reviews

9.6 / 10

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tripadvisor

14 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Hotel Quality

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The quality chart is based on how hotel ratings changed over time.

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 27

WiFi Quality

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Upload, Mbps

Ping, ms

Idle

12

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26

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17

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

Basilica Cistern

210 m

Sultanahmet Square

350 m

Hagia Sophia

420 m

Grand Bazaar

630 m

Blue Mosque

840 m

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Getting around

Gulhane Station

210 m

Sirkeci Marmaray Station

420 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW)

31.5 km

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Restaurants

Köşk Kebap Dürüm Evi

Nearby

Foodie-Ist Restaurant-Brasserie

140 m

The Must Turkish Restaurant

140 m

Arden City Hotel Teloscopic Restaurant

Nearby

Otantik Kebab Huqqa

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

Safe

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

Unsafe

Istanbul safety index

Safety

Crime

63

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

63 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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49

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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83

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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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100

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 - $0.6

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Coffee

$1.4 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$4.7 - $12.6

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.6

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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

$19 - $47.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.4 - $15.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5.1 - $7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.6 - $1.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$24.3 - $37.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.1 - $9.5

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$12.6 - $63.2

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 12:00

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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