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Best Western Citadel Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul

4 star Hotel Istanbul

Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu No:12 Ahirkapi - Istanbul

Price starting from 87 .20
Best Western Citadel Hotel enjoys a convenient location in the very heart of Istanbul.

With its pleasant atmosphere, this Best Western Hotel offers you a breathtaking view over the Marmara Sea. The stained glass entrance welcomes you with the traditional Turkish hospitality. You can rest assured that you will experience the mystical life and culture of this city firsthand at this hotel.

Furthermore, all main tourist attractions such as Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace can easily be reached in a matter of minutes on foot.

On-site facilities include various meeting rooms, restaurants, a bar and a reception open 24 hours a day.

Classification of hotels

Under the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, hotels and tourist residences in Turkey are rated according to a set of national standards and procedures. There are seven rating categories in operation: one, two, three, four and five star hotels, and 'Special Class' and 'Boutique Class' hotels. This hotel has been graded as 'Special Class' which applies to properties that have distinct historical, artistic or architectural features. 'Special Class' hotels are represented on the pages of this site with a star-rating for the benefit of our customers.
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 11 hotel reviews © 2014

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Breakfast at Best Western Citadel Hotel - Special Class

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Citadel Hotel - Special Class

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Conference room
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

National rating

This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Best Western Citadel Hotel - Special Class is also known as

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Citadel Hotel - Special Class reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Kazakhstan

Charming, quaint hotel located in the heart of old Istanbul Sultanamet area in walking distance to everything you will want to see! Staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast and restaurant was fantastic with good food, clean facilities and open air breezes gently blowing off of the Med.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Fabulous location overlooking the sea - great breakfast, made our stay in Instanbul very special.

7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Arab Emirates

The BWCH is well positioned for tourists and access to the airport (30 minutes). The rooms are small but clean and relatively quiet considering the main road is directly in front of the hotel. The staff was accommodating but quite impersonal ... just doing their job ... quite normal for Turkish hotels we find. However, they did 'flex' on the late check out and various other minor requests. We would recommend this hotel for travelers on the road for an extended time and conscious of their accommodation budget. With a good breakfast included, it was good value.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

When booking for 4 nights we requested a room with a view of the Bosphorus.(we later learnt all rooms had a view of B.)We were given 1 of the 6 rooms with a balcony overlooking the B. This we really enjoyed as many vessels move up and down the B. all day. Hotel is walking distance to main tourist sites. A 1.5 hour ferry trip costs only 10 lira.ferries are also walking distance from hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I have stayed at this hotel several times, when in Istanbul, and I am generally satisfied. Nice little hotel, with view and breathing space (most Istanbul medium-priced hotels are in narrow, bumpy, often dirty streets), walking distance from the old town (Sultanahmet)and a short ride by cab or light-train from the city center and the ferry ports. Four fish restaurants 2-3 minutes walk, and more by taxi along the boulevard on which the hotel is located. The only problem I have run into twice is that, in spite of the assurances of that the credit card given at the online booking will not be charged, the hotel has charged such card before even my arrival!

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

perfect location for some days off - directly on the seaside, only some minutes from the historical center, 15 min walk to the ferry-station (asia, prince-islands). staff is very friendly & helpful - nice starting information at arrival (keep your fingers away from offered sightseeing-tours, shows, aso.) rooms are very clean, all equipment works properly - ask for a room in the highest floor with sea-view! breakfast offers a wide range of food on the bufet. try the turkish tea! from/to the airport take a taxi (lira 30,00)

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Greece

For the two first nigths, we were accomodated in a room smaller than we asked, inappropiated for two adults and a child. They apologized and promised us that it would be only for the first night and we accepted, but at last we stayed in that room for a second night and we addressed a complain to the direction of the hotel. The third day we changed to a bigger room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

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7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Best Western Citadel Hotel - Special Class, offering 31 guest rooms with free local calls. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 23-inch LCD televisions with cable channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Sultanahmet area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and free bottled water.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Safe
  • Cable TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

Distances from Citadel Hotel - Special Class

Mosaic Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
German Fountain - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Million Stone - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hippodrome - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Gulhane Park - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hagia Irene - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Citadel Hotel - Special Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.9 km / 8.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Best Western Citadel Hotel - Special Class

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service