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Side Hotel and Pension

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great traditional Turkish hotel located a few minutes walk to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia and the tram stop. Very modest price for the convenient location. Very clean. Our room had wonderful views to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The staff were very helpful and rook top terrace breakfast were lovely.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

I come to Istanbul almost annually. I have stayed in Side Hotel/ Pansiyon almost every time. I love the homey feel as this is a family run business and each room is unique. This trip impressed me especially because so very few people are in Istanbul currently. They don't have full rooms, but have not skimped on service. The breakfast... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This cute warm place and friendly staff really made it feel like home. Very central and close to everything definately come here again it was recommended to us and it was worth it all the way.The owner very imformative and the breakfast very plain but healthy at the same time!! Good emglish speaking

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Side Hotel and Pension is an inexpensive place to stay in Istanbul and located in the mist of the keys sights everyone wants to see. You can get a clean, safe room for 50 Euros a night, and that includes breakfast. You are in easy walking distance of Tokopi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Hippadome,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The brothers and staff who run this hotel are ever-attentive to guests every wish! I stayed for 4 nights and could not ask for better hospitality.....it's what comes of a family run establishment. Located between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia in the heart of Sultanahmet district. Great for budget-minded visitors with a personal touch.

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Berlin
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed in September in Istanbul and booked directly on their website a double room for 90 Euro per night incl. breakfast. We knew the place from earlier trips and expected something similar. But the staff has completely changed, is not particularly friendly and the rates are too high. Breakfast is just OK. Especially the tour operator on the ground... More 

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Blaine
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed at the Side Hotel both at the beginning of our trip in Turkey and at the end of the trip. It is located on a side street a block from the Hagia Sophia. The room was a nice size..it had a double and a single bed in it. The room (#214) was situated toward the back of the... More 

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Bow, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a nice small hotel located in a quiet area and within one minute walk to the historical Hagia Sophia Byzantine Church and the Blue Mosque. Clean rooms. English speaking & friendly staff. Good views from the terrace of the building. Average breakfast. Also within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and the tram line. Great value.

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Oslo, Norway
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and love this place. The view from the roof-terrace is superb. And the people who run this hotel is very friendly. The breakfast is ok, and it is really in the center of everything in Istanbul. Looking forward to stay here again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Location, location is the reason to stay! Easy walk to all attractions, simple breakfast included ( bread, fruit, coffee, eggs extra). Breakfast room on rooftop was delightful. Our group of 7 met up there before dinner for glass of wine (that we locally purchased). Basic, small rooms in hotel, need to ask for extra towels and bathmat. Great coffee shop... More 

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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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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $37 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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Side Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#169 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#198 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“Street facing upper floor room for balcony and Blue mosque views”
 of 5 bubbles judyvergison, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“you can reserve you room online. Each room is unique so perhaps ask at the desk to see a couple before simply checking in.”
 of 5 bubbles Jahonbin, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room toward the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles nekko8, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are limited but i think any would be fine. You will have to climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles CarltonNTexas, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pricing in euro, cash got a better deal. Credit cards create surcharges for everyone.”
 of 5 bubbles 25193, 9 May 2015 | Read review
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