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BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 26 November 2012

This hotel has a very nice location - walking distance to all the major sites and on the waterfront. The continental breakfast was decent and the staff courteous. There is no elevator and the shower is probably the smallest shower I've ever bathed in (even to EU standards).

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

San Francisco
Reviewed 14 November 2012

The Citadel Hotel was a good choice for us. We had a view of the sea and could walk to all the main tourist sights. The staff was helpful and friendly. Good resturants were near by and the cost was reasonable.

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We (couple 58 & 60) stayed for five nights at the Best Western Citadel Hotel (Nov 12). We enjoyed our stay and also appreciated the good value for money (approx EUR 90 per night including buffet breakfast). The hotel location is very close to the main tourists sights and Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are all within...

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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

Holland
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This hotel is located in the touristic south of Istanbul. It is close to the Hagia Sophia, and the bleu Mosque. Also the Big Bazaar and the Cemberlitas Hamami are in walking distance. The Sultahnamet place is a beautiful place to sit for a few hours. From there, there are going different busses (Hop off Hop on busses) to the...

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We stayed at the Citadel for a surprise long weekend break for my husband's birthday and we were very happy with our room and the amazing view of the Blue Mosque we enjoyed from it. Toiletries from slippers to shampoo, an amazing power shower, and cheery staff no matter the hour made our stay really enjoyable. Breakfast is vast and...

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2012

One of the best waterfront locations in Istanbul with spacious rooms (we had a junior suite with sitting room and verandah with a fantastic view of the Bosphorous and Sea of Miramar) and within easy walking distance of the Sultanahmet landmarks. Features a nicely appointed patio cafe and bar, indoor cafe and quite lovely banquet rooms. The rooms are nicely...

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

Reviewed 30 September 2012

Stayed only one night and can only applaud the location overlooking the water and close to all the important tourist sites but hotel is very dated with heavy dark wood furniture, heavy tapestry curtains that have seen better days and a carpet that needs replacing asap. The staff was nice enough although the night reception employee did seem to be...

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Schomberg, Ontario
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Stayed three nights in this hotel. The location is wonderful and provides easy walking to the attractions in old Istanbul. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The rooms are spotless, quiet and very comfortable and the included breakfast is fresh and plentiful. We would definitely stay here again.

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Location of the hotel was spectacular, very calming and relaxing place for a quiet visit for Istanbul, and the cafe and restaurant of the hotel had a very beautiful view, very close to the most important and beautiful landmarks of Istanbul-Old city which are "The Blue Mosque", "Aya Sofia", "Eygyption Bazaar", and "The Grand Bazaar". Moreover, the exceptional Reception Clerk...

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

Reviewed 6 September 2012

I just recently stayed at this beautiful hotel, checked in on 27/8/2012. As soon as I arrived the view of the bosphoros was incredible. Great location amazing views and walking distance to grand bazaar, hagia sofia and blue mosque Wich are all located at sultan Ahmet. Using back door of hotel only takes 15 mins at the most to reach...

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Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL’’. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We...

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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 Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel

Address: Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu No.32 | Ahirkapi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $75 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western
Hotel Style:
#70 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#82 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#115 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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