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Historia Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sk No:23, Sultanahmet - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 84 .00
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Historia Hotel - Special Class is near a metro station in the area of Sultanahmet and offers an excellent solution for travelers looking for family-friendly Istanbul hotels with free breakfast, 24-hour room service and a buffet restaurant with garden views.

Your 3 star Istanbul hotel has its own restaurant serving breakfast where you will find a selection of items to try. Outfitted with a bar/lounge, you'll find the perfect place to have a drink. Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance.

Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi. Keep up to speed on the local news in the lobby, complete with coffee, TV and free newspapers which you can enjoy in front of the fireplace. Other amenities include gift shops/newsstands, dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift), a garden and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 7.8 Good
Based on 46 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Historia Hotel - Special Class

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Historia Hotel - Special Class

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

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.

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Historia Hotel - Special Class
Historia Hotel
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7.8

Clean

9.1

Location

6.2

Quiet

6.4

Spacious

8.1

Service

Historia Hotel - Special Class reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Very nice small hotel, fantastic location in the real heart of historical Istanbul, walking distance to all major monuments and restaurants. Good rooms, clean, only little space for your dresses in the drawer (don't bring too much :)). Personnel is nice, speaks understandable english. American Express card was not working when we left, I suspect because they prefer cash payment :).

2.4
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Lebanon

Hotel highlights? I don't think so. This hotel is a stinker - literally! The bathroom smelt terrible; something wrong with the drains, I think. And lots of other issues make this one of the worst value for money places I've ever stayed in. The rooms are small and a bit dingy - not enough lights and not all working (I had to go to reception the first night to get a replacement lightbulb). One tiny plus was that my room had a little balcony with a nice view (which I paid extra for; silly me). But what the hotel website discreetly doesn't mention is that a railway line runs right next door so if you're a light sleeper expect to be woken through the night by trains thundering past. If you sleep through that, the thin walls will ensure that you'll be woken by the sounds of activity in neighbouring rooms - particularly plumbing and bathroom noises; I got that in stereo. Nice. And even if the bathroom noises don't get you, the infernal, hades-like heat will. The heating system was in overdrive and there was no way to adjust it so the temperature in the room would have been about 30 degrees. The only way to reduce it a little was to sleep with the window and/or the balcony door open. Very secure. Not. And speaking of security, my friend and I discovered that our room keys were interchangeable. That might not have been so terrifying if the hotel had had enough lock boxes for all guests, but they didn't. Any time we asked they told us there were none spare. Should I go on to mention the cockroaches, the toilet paper dispenser dying and the toilet itself not working properly? Or the lumpy and uncomfortable bed? I guess I wouldn't have any complaint about this hotel if I'd paid about 50 euros a night. But they charge a whole heap more than that, which makes it a ripoff. The favourable comments in the visitor book must be from people who had never stayed in a hotel before or whose previous hotel experience was downmarket youth hostels. I give this place a big fat thumbs down.

6.2 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

it was like our standard, the breakfast was very good, but the rooms not so confortable.

7.6 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Latvia

Nice hotel in the very centre of Sultanahmet. Price is equal to quality. Ask for the room on the upper flors - you will have the sea view.

7.8 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

My wife and I enjoy Hotel Historia and will hopefully fully come back again. This time, we were unfortnate who had noisy neighbours in our first room. This is something the sound isolation of your rooms generally cannot take. Your very friendly staff should show some teeth in such cases.

7.5 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was a delightful hotel very well located in the old city. We had a small but pleasant room overlooking the courtyard where we enjoyed the superb breakfast. The single internet computer was in constant use. next time we will bring our own netbook!

7.8 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

As most people will say, the room is very small. Just enough room for the bed and a little space to walkaround. Definitely would have been inadequate for more than 2 adults. The bathroom is small as well. There is a nice balcony in the room which I could look up the street towards the Blue Mosque. I could also see to my left the Bosphorous (from the balcony). The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was really good with a lot of variety.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I have no hesitation in recommending the Historia, especially to visitors to Istanbul who prefer to stay in and around the Sultanahmet historical district. The hotel was excellent value for money. The staff were friendly and professional; the rooms clean although a little small; and the breakfast featured a wide selection to suit all tastes. Assuming we return to Istanbul sooner or later, my first point of contact will be the Historia.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

An attractive hotel in an ideal location with easy access to restaurants and all major sights. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a room on the first floor with a balcony and sea view which I would recommend. The only negative was that it could be a little noisy at times.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the Historia for one night after our Med cruise. The location is wonderful. It is located a block from the Blue Mosque, in a quaint area full of boutique hotels and resturants. We are a family of four, so finding a hotel with family rooms was our deciding factor. The room was clean and spacious, but had no view (standard family room) and the train ran directly behind. Even though there was a huge street party near by and the trains running, we had no trouble sleeping with the windows closed. The breakfast was very nice and the garden made for a lovely setting. Overall, the room was nice enough, the staff was wonderful and helpful, and the location was perfect.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

I would suggest Hotel Historia because: it is perfectly located it is clean and confortable it has a very good breakfast it provides good services

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Quiet and excellent location. Very good breakfast buffet.

7.5 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This is a fantastic hotel location-wise: Steps away from the Arasta Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. The neighborhood if very cute, with lots of other small hotels and cute restaurants and cafes. Their shuttle service is excellent as well: timely and very courteous. The only issues we had were: 1) Minor: There is a commuter train that passes right behind the hotel. If you are a light sleeper, I'd make sure you ask them for a room that's not within earshot of the train. 2) The price quoted was in EUR, but they didn't use that day's conversion rate when I went to pay. Be sure to get a price quote in your local currency! But overall, this was a great hotel for our 4 day/3 night stay in Istanbul!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Great location, great staff, very helpful. Breakfast was wonderful and lots of tasty variety.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A very nice small hotel in a quiet area below the Blue Moaque which is only five minutes walk away. Some rooms have access to a roof terrace, others also had great vews to the Bosporus. The rooms are simple but very clean and the service is excellent. There is a very good breakfast buffet. The staff is very friendly. The railway is nearby, but this didn't disturb me. There is little traffic there at night. All in all I had a great week in this hotel. Would book it again.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Perfect location - safe & near everything for a firts timer to Istanbul. Picked up at airport & taken quickly to hotel within price. Great Views. Fairly decent Breakfast. Charming staff willing to help. Slightily rundown room but excelent for the price. Overall a most enjoyable stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My family of 4 stayed in a 3 bed room looking south towards the sea of marmara on the first floor. There were rooms above and below, some will have views, some wont, some will look towards the breakfast patio, which is below ground, but open to the air. The room was very comfortable, clean with good windows (and dark curtains for sleeping). The beds were comfortable. There was a table and chair in the room and a TV, The bath was small, but adequate. There was a computer for free internet access in the lobby. The breakfast is served in a patio (no view). It is quite substantial. The hotel is a little hard to find, at the bottom of a dead end, next to Hotel Sumingen. It is is a marvelous historic neighboorhood, with many restaurants, a 3 minute walk from the blue mosque and Aya Sophia. For 80 Euros for 4 including breakfast in this part of town, this is a deal. REally nice staff. They will do a free airport pick up if you stay 3 nights, only 20 or 25 euros if less than 2 nights.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed staying here as a family. The hotel is minutes from the major sites and it was convenient to either walk or use the tram to go further afield. The manager (Zeynel), was very attentive. The only negative was that our room overlooked the railway line which was noisy at times, although it did not disturb us at night. We would stay here again !

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Really pleased with the Venere website. Easy to find hotels at all prices. Maps give clear indication of position. Our stay at the Historia was too short but we would recommend it as an excellent centre for exploring Istanbul. It's on a quiet street in easy walking distance of all the main sights and the Bosphorous. Staff were really helpful.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Arab Emirates

Excellent location, excellent service, an overall excellent hotel. Cleanliness of the room was top notch and I highly recommend this hotel to others.

1.4
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The advert in your website is wrong, they don't offer airport transfers.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

The Historia is wonderfully close to major SultanAhmet landmarks & transport, but in a quiet street among other small hotels. Plenty of nearby restaurants and a handy shuttle service to the airport. My room was compact but very comfortable with a small balcony and great view of the water,and its own bathroom (plenty of hot water & good shower). Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming, & spoke excellent English. Free internet connection in the foyer/reception is a bonus. Breakfast was fresh & delicious and served in a charming garden. Fellow guests seemed to be mainly young European travellers. I'd certainly stay at Historia again - excellent value for money, so close to Topkapi, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Cistern, Bazaar and restaurants, and near to fascinating shops and good value restaurants.

7.2 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.1 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Croatia

7.9 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

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5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.7 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Historia Hotel - Special Class, offering 27 guest rooms with fireplaces and climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LED televisions with cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Sultanahmet visit.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Safe
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Historia Hotel - Special Class

Mosaic Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
German Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The Million Stone - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Hippodrome - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Historia Hotel - Special Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.8 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 Historia Hotel - Special Class

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking