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Turkuaz Hotel

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We loved it here! We arrived exhausted from the overnight train from Sofia and were greeted with mint tea and cakes, along with a friendly chat with the proprietress and a cuddle from one of the many cats that haunt the hotel. She offered us a room that was slightly cheaper than the one we'd booked, and it was great...

2Thank dannyandjess
Reviewed 30 August 2011

My 13 year old son and I have just got back from a stay at the Turkuaz. We shared a "Sultan" room with a double and an extra single bed in it. We were both very comfortable and what seemed to be erratic supplies of hot water did not matter at all in August. This is a marvellously eccentric place...

1Thank issylou
Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 6 May 2011

We stayed here for 6 nights at the end of April 2011. We had booked a standard double room on the 3rd floor (4th floor for us USA-ians). Maria -- the very pleasant concierge -- also showed us the 1st floor Harem room for an extra 10€ per night -- and we took it. The bathroom was far superior --...

4Thank RobertTheRed
Reviewed 13 March 2011

Had two short stays in Sepetember. A wonderful start to our hoilday in turkey. Great breakfasat, all staff very friendly and helpful. They arranged transport to airport so we could be picked up at the hotel. Very good location in heart of old Istanbul in traditional residential area-thus very un-touristy and authentic. The hotel came to out rescue when we...

2Thank Bruce21Amersham
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 9 January 2011

The Turkuaz is an old wooden mansion overlooking the Marmara sea. I recommend it for 1. friendly and helpful staff; 2. I like hotels that have seen better days; 3. location - 10 mins on foot from Sultanahmet and Aya Sofia, 5 mins the other way from Kumkapi; 4: wholesome tasty breakfasts of olives, yoghurt and cheese. Don't stay here...

1Thank Zen0zero
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 13 August 2010

If you'd like to stay in a authentic Ottoman home and not the usual tourist hotel, then come to the Turkuaz. Maria the Host is a very kind woman with much information on Istanbul. She will make you at home in this intimate hotel which only has a few rooms.The decorations are beautiful and authentic. The breakfast is amazing, it's...

1Thank Erika_e_Bruno
Reviewed 23 June 2010

We stayed at the Turkuaz Hotel from May 28 to May 31, and it really is a good find. The hotel is located a few minutes walk to all the places of interest in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. The staff was fantastic, the breakfast delicious, (they do feed you well there) the rooms, basic but comfortable. All in all,...

1Thank Ferzad
Reviewed 9 May 2010

Stayed in the Turkuaz for about a week based on a Lonely Planet recommendation. The interior is fantastically over the top. The pension owner is very friendly and helpful and the location is great in that its not located in the bustle of Sultanamet but is a very close walk to all the major sites. Breakfasts were wonderful.

2Thank AleashaandJames
Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 29 April 2010

Intriguingly different from every other hotel you’ve ever stayed in, Hotel Turkuaz is a gem. We planned to stay at Hotel Turkuaz for a week but ended up staying an extra five nights because we were stranded by the volcanic ash cloud. As a result we stayed in two different rooms and both were great. This is a renovated Ottoman...

3Thank Jill1234
Reviewed 27 February 2010

We have stayed at the Turkuaz many times and are always enchanted by the welcome and friendliness of the staff. It is more like a guest-house than a hotel. It is a very old building of Ottoman era so do not expect lifts or similar modern molly-coddling! The rooms are old and big with plenty of space. You have to...

3Thank TaffScotland

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Turkuaz Hotel

Address: Kadirga Cinci Meydani No:36 | Kumkapi, Eminonu, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Turkuaz Hotel Istanbul
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“Did have in-lobby wi fi. Owner will advise for your needs. Go on-line for beautiful photos.”
dv0rahk, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“No elevators, so be prepared to walk up the stairs.”
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CentennialRedhead, 9 May 2012 | Read review
“Harem room is nice, but has no view.”
  • The Harem Room at Turkuaz
RobertTheRed, 6 May 2011 | Read review
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