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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
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Hotel absolutely deserves given rating on tripadvisor: communication before arrival perfect; although central, hotel is quiet (except hearing the call for morning prayer at 5 A.M.; location could not be better - across Blue mosque, 5 minutes on foot to Hagia Sofia, short walk to...More

Thank ZoricaSr
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

My daughter & I stayed at The Optimist Hotel in Istanbul & enjoyed outstanding service from the moment we stepped into this friendly, family-operated boutique hotel. We were given the most beautiful room on the top floor, complete with spa & with windows on 3...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Had only a short stay here in Istanbul and wanted to stay close to main attractions such as Blue Mosque, Bosporus etc. We were give my the terrace room which was the top level room. The view is truly unbelievable. Above the treetops you have...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This centrally located hotel, just steps from the blue mosque and hagia Sofia. It was beautiful, quaint, and although it felt like I was on an exotic honeymoon,strangely the staff made me feel right at home. Mustafa, Mohammad, Gaya, and the rest of the staff...More

1  Thank Drlilimiami
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We stayed in the Taksim area and we came to see the Sultan Ahmet parki, when we saw the Optimist restaurant and that they serve breakfast. I recomend to eat there. Good food and reasonable price (we were on a budget). And since I had...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Airport Transportation
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Air Conditioning
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Price range
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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