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Azade Hotel

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London
Reviewed 6 November 2009

I have travelled to Istanbul several times on business and have stayed in different hotels. But when I decided take my wife for a short break, I decided to stay in Sultanahmet, which is the historical centre of Istanbul and walking distance from most of the tourist attractions. I did the usual initial internet research and Obelisk Best Western pictures...

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ObeliskHotelIstanbul, General Manager at Azade Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind review about our hotel. We will be pleased to see you in our hotel on your next visit to Istanbul.

PORTLAND
Reviewed 1 October 2009

We sure liked this place. As others have written, it's just down the hill (3 blocks?) from the Blue Mosque. We had a Sea of Marmara view room which was adequate... nothing spectacular, but good. The hotel was our first hotel of a Rick Steves Tour, so obviously he thinks it's good. I'm not sure I'd have liked a none-view...

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ObeliskHotelIstanbul, General Manager at Azade Hotel, responded to this review

We have been working with Rick Steves' Tours for a very long time without any hesitance hosting hundreds of happy guests.We are very pleased to see your kind review, in addition to that all of our rooms were renovated in 2007 and we are trying to provide our best even if there is no seaview.Regards.

Northampton UK
Reviewed 19 September 2009

The hotel is an old Ottoman town-house located behind the eastern side of the Blue Mosque towards the Sea of Marmara. It is within easy walking distance (5/6 mins) of the Mosque, Sultanahmet Park, Aya Sophia and Topkapi Palace, but be ready for rough and loosely cobbled streets and pavements that can be quite steep and stepped. Because the hotel...

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ObeliskHotelIstanbul, General Manager at Azade Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind opinion about our hotel and services given. As the hotel is a 19th century Ottoman Mansion, we are not allowed to reconstruct the entrance floor, in spite of that we have a large, convenient, tastefully Ottoman style designed lobby. What kept your room silent was not the old building next door, but the double glazed soundproof...

New Jersey
Reviewed 4 September 2009

I stay at the Obelisk every time I come to Istanbul. I come for a combination of business and pleasure. There are two things I like about the Obelisk, 1) it is in a great location, on a quiet street within walking distance of Sultanahmet tramway and tourist sites, and within a short taxi ride to Pera and Taksim. 2)...

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ObeliskHotelIstanbul, General Manager at Azade Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind review about our hotel. We will be pleased to see you in our hotel on your next visit to Istanbul.

San Francisco
Reviewed 28 August 2009

Besides the amazing view from the rooftop terrace of the Bosphorous Strait, Blue Mosque, and Aya Sofia, the staff was incredibly helpful. When I first arrived Mehmet from the front desk helped me work with a travel agent to plan the rest of my trip. He also was great in showing me local must-dos that are not in a travel...

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Milton, Canada
Reviewed 21 August 2009

The best aspect of the hotel is its location. As I was in Istanbul with my wife and daughter for sightseeing, it perfectly served our purpose. It is located just a short walk from the key historical attractions of Blue Mosque, Ayasofia and Topkapi palace. You can also stroll along the Bosphorus in the evening and enjoy the cool breeze....

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Liverpool
Reviewed 1 August 2009

it has a beautiful roof where we had breakfast and see the ocean every morning. The room is OK, not bad. the Breakfast is Turkish and seems a little simple for us. (Actually,it is more or less the same as others) Staff are friendly, warm and humorous. Though it is very closed to the Blue Mosque, it is a bit...

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LONDON
Reviewed 27 July 2009

3 triple rooms were large enough & clean, half hour from airport was fine, staff heplfull, breakfast had decent variety, good terrace views. Free Intenet, Plenty of see, eat, drink withing walking distance. Blue Mosque 5mins walk, Great Bazzar 10mins, Taksim Square in new city 15mins cab ride approx 15 Turkish Liras Indian restaurant next door has great food. Air...

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Spokane
Reviewed 18 July 2009

On our first night in Istanbul, what a wonderful haven. Even though the chef had the night off, the waitperson in the terrace restaurant brought us mezas and wine, was so engaging, found a pashima for my shoulders as my husband and I sat out on the terrace, watching the sun go down and the lights of Istanbul come up,...

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mumbai
Reviewed 24 June 2009

The hotel had a very good location very convenient to visit train, metro, and monuments, there were very good road side cafes as well well near to it. the night manager named mahemet was very helpful and polite

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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 )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BEST WESTERN OBELISK HOTEL; just a short walk to the Byzantine and Ottoman monuments such as; famous Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Hippodrome Square, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern of Sultanahmet Area in Istanbul. Best Western Sultanahmet Istanbul Obelisk Hotel is a historical Ottoman house which is a member of special class hotels in Istanbul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Azade Hotel

Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No: 17/19 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $43 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western
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#171 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#218 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“No elevator in rooms with are in 3floor building. They bell boy don't help you with suits if you don't pay”
 of 5 bubbles orkhanjabbarli, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the third floor has some noise from the rooftop restaurant but it is tolerable”
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“Our Azade Hotel room overlooked the Blue Mosque. Look for access to the ancient castle buried under the hilly street.”
 of 5 bubbles 509dond, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“I enjoyed a room overlooking the Sea of Marmara all 3 times. I requested this view.”
 of 5 bubbles carolwalsh52, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“offers sea or city view. very quiet and clean rooms, right amount of space/furniture”
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