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63 out of 100

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Zeynep Sultan Hotel

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8.7

Good (1,240 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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210 m Basilica Cistern

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350 m Sultanahmet Square

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350 m Hagia Sophia

Hotel Overview

Zeynep Sultan Hotel, located in the heart of Istanbul, is often celebrated for its exceptional location, offering guests easy access to many of the city’s historical and cultural sites. Based on user reviews, guests have shared a mix of positive experiences and areas where the hotel could improve.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Service

Property

  1. Prime Location: Nestled close to major attractions, making it a convenient base for exploration.
  2. Friendly Staff: The hotel staff is noted for their warmth and readiness to assist guests.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Many guests have complimented the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms.
  4. Breakfast Buffet: The variety and quality of the breakfast offered are frequently praised.
  5. Atmospheric Setting: The hotel’s unique charm and atmosphere provide a memorable stay.
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Area for improvement

  1. Limited Parking: Guests have reported challenges with parking availability.
  2. Room Size: Some guests felt the rooms were smaller than expected.
  3. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, noise from the streets can sometimes be an issue.
  4. Air Conditioning: There have been comments about the air conditioning not being effective in all rooms.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: A few guests have mentioned problems with Wi-Fi connectivity.

Amenities

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast included

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Room service

Room service

Parking available

Parking available

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RateScore

Total 1,240 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.7

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4.4/5

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booking

877 Reviews

8.7 / 10

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google

363 Reviews

4.4 / 5

Reviews

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

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Location was mentioned 137 times

1% Negative93% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Catherine U2 months ago

We have been to Istanbul a number of times. During our last trip there (summer 2023), we discovered The Zeynep Sultan Hotel. It is a little gem in the Old Section of the city, just a block or two from the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and so many other historic sites. We highly recommend it for those who want to be near "everything" but who don't want to spend a fortune. There are other hotels in the area, fancier and more expensive, but this place offered everything we needed for a better price. The rooms we stayed in were clean and cozy (not oversized), and air-conditioned; there was ample hot water in the shower and a water kettle for tea in the rooms. One needs to be able to walk up a flight of stairs to get to some of the rooms (we don't recall an elevator for guests, but the hotel's staff was always there to assist with luggage, and there may have been rooms on the ground floors, but ours were up one level). Also, one should note that the street where the hotel is located is historic (ancient!), beautiful, narrow, hilly, cobblestoned, and therefore not the easiest for large vans or buses to get to (so we recommend you leave a little extra time for transportation matters). The staff we interacted with all spoke fluent English. In the mornings, we enjoyed an ample buffet breakfast on their rooftop patio, which overlooks the city (we enjoyed watching a variety of beautiful birds gather on the adjacent rooftop to take advantage of the breadcrumbs and small food scraps [nothing messy] which the staff lovingly fed them – no wasting of food, which we appreciated seeing). And after each day exploring the city, it was wonderful to return to the hotel for their afternoon tea-time, which offered complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and other treats. Honestly, and without exaggeration, our stay was perfect – historic and beautiful, and at a price we could afford. Thank you to the hotel and its staff for their kind hospitality and generous spirits. We highly recommend the Zeynep Sultan Hotel and hope to be able to again book rooms there during our next stay in Istanbul.

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Muhammad A4 months ago

We visited first time Istanbul to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and the stay at Zeynep Sultan Hotel was excellent and perfect. ||Arrived in late evening/early night and were greeted by very welcoming receptionist gentleman who took time to guide us through our queries. The receptionist as the day time was also excellent and very helpful. ||Location of the hotel was simply perfect for us as we wanted nearer to the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque - it was as a very pleasant surprise to find out Hagia Sofia much closer to the hotel compared to initial estimate on looking the Google Map. ||The air conditioned room was spacious and en suite with a large super king size bed with amazing views. The room service was excellent. ||The breakfast was above expectations in terms of range, quality, service and being on the terrace. ||Very impressive experience and we have decided to stay with kids again here on our next visit to Istanbul. ||Thank you to all of the team and very cheerful manager, the receptionists and the rest of staff. ||Hence, we highly recommend this place!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 22

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Number of floors 3

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2005

WiFi Quality

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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

350 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

Gülhane Sur Cafe

140 m

Köşk Kebap Dürüm Evi

Nearby

Le Safran

140 m

Foodie-Ist Restaurant-Brasserie

140 m

The Must Turkish Restaurant

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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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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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 13:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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