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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The hotel is located opposite of the Blue Mosque on the hippodrom between the two obelisks. All the major attractions are within walking distance. There is no traffic in front of the hotel. So you can enjoy breakfast outside, even when it rains. The taxi can't stop in front of the hotel but they drop you at the corner and...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stopped at the café three days running for lunch - I think that says it all. Its a great place with excellent Turkish food and the usual warm Turkish hospitality. I didn't realise it was also an hotel until a couple of men arrived with suitcases and were greeted warmly by the staff. I recommend the mezze for lunch, one...

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1Thank Songara
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We didn't stay at the hotel but drank here several times and had a pleasant lunch here too. Watch out for the unexpected service charge added to the bill when you eat here. Good wifi connection and excellent view of Blue Mosque. Only downside was this place is permanently in the shade.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We didn't stay at the hotel, but we went here every night after dinner for apple tea and apple sheesha. The service is great - Ferdinando will take good care of you. The location is fantastic - just across the road from the Blue Mosque. The outdoor seating has a lot of character - very well done up with some...

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Kos Town, Greece
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed in a hotel closed by and stopped almost every day for a quick break in the restaurant. Waiters are really nice and helpful- we enjoyed the service, drinks and the food. WIFI available and the view to the Blue Mosque in the evening is just amazing.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 February 2014

didnt stay in the hotel but ate in the restaurant .The food was brilliant .The waiter was so friendly and helpful without being in the way or annoying. We had a dish which is cooked in a clay pot at the table and how its served is great fun .I would highly recommend a meal there

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Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed 4 nights and for the first three we thought we had the best views ever of blue mosque. the last night we moved to top floor room (the hotel has 1 room on each floor with views) and the top room is amazing!! best location to walk around and visit all sights and a few steps away from...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Pros: nice staff, get evil eye and mobile phone bag as souvenirs. Free tea at the restaurant during the day. Big room. Cons: due to room shortage, we were led to a 5-min walk away apartment and it was self-catering. It was not so convenient since we booked this hotel because of its location. The place we slept was belonged...

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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Just checked out today after a two night stay at this lovely little hotel. With only four rooms it makes for the perfectly intimate and relaxed place to stay whilst on a city break. We stayed in room four which is on the top floor and found a view beyond any that we've had before around the world. With the...

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State of Sao Paulo
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Hotel without clean condition. We had many problems with the electricity. The wifi is also unstable and not work around the Hotel. Not worth the price could be cheaper ..... since the location is great.

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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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Optimist Hotel

Address: At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $39 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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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 penny!”
 of 5 bubbles Alisan123, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The top-floor "superior double" has the view (others may be blocked by the trees).”
  • Blue Mosque
  • Top-floor room
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Hagia Sophia
 of 5 bubbles SFSolo, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I suggest the top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 676essaa, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“best view you could look for, well-connected staff, great facilities, all-inclusive breakfast, converted attic room, great location”
 of 5 bubbles 678luminitab, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be sure to request the room on the top floor if you want to see the mosque. Other rooms will be affected by the tall trees.”
 of 5 bubbles chenc697, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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