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Optimist Hotel

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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“top floor”(16 reviews)
“blue mosque”(36 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! First of all, the staff were more than friendly and the room was lovely...such great value for money. The breakfast was good and the location was excellent. It was very quiet in Sultanahmet which we enjoyed. It's very close to...More

Thank eleanorsbaker
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I cannot say enough good words about this hotel. We've stayed there last week for 4 nights and everything simply exceeded our expectations. Location: couldn't be better. You're staying directly next to Blue Moscue and Hagia Sofia and you have a walking distance to the...More

Thank GregorF2011
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Location location and location ! If you are a history buff and would like to live in the modern hippodrome then this is the place for you. The hotel is built on the hippodrome The views from each of the rooms are breathtaking showing off...More

Thank Nahla C
Reviewed 5 November 2015

small, cheap and best hotel just 20 steps from the Iconic Blue Mosque is just front of it. 40 steps from Hagia Sopia and Topkapi Palace. Friendly and helpful staff. the Top Floor give a panaromic view of two iconic historic building the Sultanahmet Mosque...More

Thank essa a
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Second time in Istanbul first time here. Brilliant. Staff were incredibly helpful. Location is fabulous, right on hippodrome a minute from the blue mosque and Hagia Sofia. The view from the rooms over the blue mosque is mind blowingly good. Breakfast is excellent. Can't rate...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Room Service
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Breakfast included
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Airport Transportation
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Air Conditioning
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USD 38 - USD 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
USD 38 - USD 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
...More
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"top floor best view!"
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"best view is on the top floor"
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"Choose the topmost room for the best views"
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"The best room is the superior room, (the biggest room of the hotel) a brilliant view and it is worth every..."
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