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Rast Hotel

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rio de janeiro
Reviewed 9 February 2010

Excellent hotel in a good location. You can find ereything near. all the staff were very kind with us during our stay.

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Oslo
Reviewed 4 February 2010

I stayed at Rast Hotel for a week in January, and was very satisfied with everything. The rooms are nice and clean, the service is very good and the location is excellent, with a great view to all of Sultanahmet from the breakfast room at the top floor. The hotel's airport transfer service was also very convenient. The free wireless...

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Puerto Rico
Reviewed 18 January 2010

Especially helpful and attentive to our needs was Mesut Erdogan, the front office person. He was the best! Thank you for an amazing experience. We will return to the Rast.

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Munich
Reviewed 16 January 2010

We have just spend a long weekend in the Rast and were very positively surprised about the central location of the hotel. Most things are in walking distance and those which are not can easily been reached by using the Metro which departs two minutes away from the hotel. Staff are very very helpful and supportive and as soon as...

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singapore
Reviewed 10 January 2010

Well, because they lost our booking! Several months before we arrived we had email contact to book our stay, then extend it, confirm the room we had booked and organise to be collected from the airport on arrival. Sadly we were not picked up and when we finally arrived at the hotel by taxi we were shown to a shoe...

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Italy
Reviewed 10 January 2010

Excellent small hotel located in the heart of the old town of Istanbul, just a few steps away from the most important monuments (Blue Mosque, Aghia Sophia, Gran Bazar etc... Great staff ready to help and give information. The rooms are comfortable - although a bit small, but very clean. Absolutely breathtaking view from the breakfast room. Breakfast is rich...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2010

Right in the centre of Sultanahmet district, within walking distance to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. In fact we had a beautiful view of these two hotels everyday at breakfast from the roof terrace of the hotel. Surrounded by trendy cafes, restaurant and in the same block as a McDonalds, if Turkish food is not your cup of tea....

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san diego, california
Reviewed 2 January 2010

We had a pleasant stay with this beautiful hotel. A friendly place to stay where they make you feel at home. Serdar one of the helpful staffs gives an informative and very interesting facts about the ancient city of Istanbul! The excellent service and location definitely a wonderful experienced! This is the perfect choice for Istanbul. Superb accomodations in an...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 26 December 2009

When my father and I decided to journey to Istanbul for a quality time and a cultural experience, we were unaware of the friends we would make...the life long friends! We are already planning a return trip this summer out of the desire to reunite ourselves with our friends at the Rast as well as the people we had met...

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Muscat
Reviewed 24 December 2009

Just been for a week, and this hotel is central to all the local sites, great view of the blue mosque from the roof top restaurant and a stones throw from great places to eat, shop and the tram. It is smack in the middle of the old city. Staff were excellent and could not do enough to help, from...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Most of the old city's attractions, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, are practically on your doorstep. After exploring these great sites, come back and feel the warm and kind atmosphere at the Rast Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rast Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $41 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Rast Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#137 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#189 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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