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Hotel Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Akbiyik Cad. No:90 Sultanahmet - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from TRY 178.92
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Recently-renovated, Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class is a central hotel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul's famous historic district. Housed in a typical, 3-story Ottoman-style mansion, the hotel is within walking distance of all the famous tourist sights: The Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Cistern Basilica (Yerebatan), the Grand Bazaar, the Mosque of Sokulu Mehmet Pasha, and the archaeological museum.

This elegant hotel blends comfort with tradition, offering a lively café (open until midnight), a bar/lounge, and laundry services. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, currency exchange, and a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 38 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class

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

Hotel Facilities at Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2:00 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 70 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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.

Hotel Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class is also known as

Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Darussaade Hotel Istanbul

9.3

Clean

8.9

Location

8.3

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

9.3

Service

Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class Hotel reviews

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is nice but the noise during Ramadan was disquieting.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Very cosy, boutique hotel. Exceptional staff and service. Walking distance to all major attractions, the tram line and restaurants on the Marmara coast. A walk to Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar is interesting through the side streets.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Stayed here several times on business. Great location, staff very accomodating.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Staying over only for one night, with a checkout at 1:00 AM, the staff offered to send me coffee and a sandwich to the room as I would be missing breakfast. Very good service and very personable.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Very good location in quite a charming & peaceful area.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

Very helpful, professional and welcoming staff. Perfect location in Old City - less than 10 minutes’ walk to all key sights. Clean, quiet and nicely decorated rooms, very comfortable bed. Pleasant roof terrace with the view of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sea of Marmara. Very quiet place although situated on the noisy street with restaurants and shops. Excellent breakfast. Highly recommended. Great place to stay to explore the Istanbul.

7.4 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Arab Emirates

I would like to offer an explanation of where your have scored less than 8: 1. Welcoming: Our welcoming was fine, except that our room was NOT AVAILABLE for one night and we were placed in a TINY ROOM that does not qualify as a hotel room. 2. The whole area is NOT QUIET with street noises into the night and early in the morning - can it be helped? 3.Spaciousness: Our room was adequate, however I noticed that some other rooms in the same class were larger with wider beds and larger bathrooms. Maybe I should've been charged with a lower rate? 4. Hotel surroundings are not exactly pristine, but I knew that it was the old city, so no surprises there. 5. Prices - see item 3 above. 6. We all know that photographs are touched up and 'doctored' to make things look better, larger, etc. I would say the reality was close to about 70% compared to the photos. The hotel staff were very friendly and we were happy with our stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This hotel has the perfect location for seeing the main tourist sites of historic Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace are less than a 10 minute walk away. Restaurants and shops line the street above. The hotel itself had wonderfully comfortable beds, historic decor, and an extensive breakfast buffet. The staff were very helpful in arranging transport to the airport and a special restaurant near the fisherman's wharf. The only negative was that the muezzins of the mosques woke us up at 5:00 am and the late night revelers were too readily heard from our street front room. Overall, though, Darussaade Hotel was a great place to stay.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Turkey

It was our first visit to Istanbul. I have to say that we really enjoyed our trip mostly thanks to the hotel Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class and its professional, kind and patient stuff. The staff as a whole was amazing, tending to our every need and answering all questions with pleasure and the best information. We felt right at home and would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Istanbul and staying in Sultanahmet.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Very convenient location for main tourist sites and proximity to local restaurants. A comfortable hotel serving a very good buffet breakfast. Helpful, pleasant staff.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff could not have been more accommodating. My husband was taken ill prior to our check in, and we needed a different room; one on a lower floor so that he wouldn't have to climb stairs- this was taken care of with a smile. The bed was very comfortable and the bedding was luxurious. The breakfast buffet was terrific, and included omelets to order, fresh-baked cookies and cake, home-made jams and super coffee. The location is excellent because it is within walking distance to the Blue Mosque, restaurants, etc.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

best stay in istanbul ever! pretty hotel,clean,comfortable! Staff are polite and helpful. As i travel alone,most hotels charge same room price as double. But Darussaade no,unbeatable! House is historic so the sound proof isn't good,but people stay here care about others so in general it's quiet. i will definitely stay again! Love this place!

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The staff were great, especially Attila at reception. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was very friendly. Great location in the Old City for seeing the main tourist attractions - 5 min walk to Blue Mosque. Also a brief walk to all the buzzy local restaurants. Only drawback was construction noise next store. Street is also noisy but stops about 11-12 pm. Highly recommend this cozy little hotel to anyone.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

An excellent hotel in a great location - very relaxed even though it is only minutes from the main tourist areas. Good restauarnts just around the corner. Would definitely stay there again

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Very nice hotel in an excellent location close to the main sights.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

A little tricky to find, but the hotel is in the heart of the old city and close to some great bars and restaurants. Only 5 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque and trams. The staff at this hotel could not have been more helpful, it was my birthday and they recommended restaurants and made reservations, provided fresh milk and plates for tea and birthday cake and I was even given a present by the manager. Infact the staff were so lovely we gave them the leftover birthday cake! Rooms are noisy at prayer times of course, but then everywhere would be! Bedroom and bathroom were a great standard, nice views towards the river. Room was quite light in the morning, if you're a light sleeper. Breakfast was fabulous, both hot and cold on offer and the pastries were to die for. We've recommended to several friends since returning, both old and young!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Great Hotel to stay in and the perfect location, just off the main tourist drag but close enmough to everything to be able to walk. Breakfast was a treat for the eyes & the stomach so you had to try and pace yourself with dinner the night before to really enjoy it. We got upgraded to a delux room at no extra cost which wa an added treat. Overall, excellent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel. Venere price was EXTREMELY competitive. We got the De-Luxe room, which is larger than the regular room. The price we paid was almost 45% lower than the official hotel rate. The staff at the hotel went out of his way to make the stay pleasant, very helpful information about the attractions and activities in the area. The breakfast quality, variety and service was also excellent. Free wireless internet, and if you do not have a notebook, the hotel will provide you with one for free. Highly recommended ! ! !

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

A lovely little hotel. The room was tiny, but the facilities were very good, the staff were welcoming, the breakfast excellent, and the location perfect - hardly any distance from the key sites.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Great stay, please note however that hotel DOES NOT HAVE TERRACE!

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

We used the room at the top, which was like an attic. Maybe that explains the small size of the room, and maybe that also explains the wonderful view from the room: a few minarets of the Blue Mosque on the one side, and a view of the Sea of Marmara on the other side. The hotel staff was friendly and most were English-speaking too. The rooms, as well as the rest of the hotel, were very neat and clean. The surroundings were not top-class, but I guess that is to be expected in Sultanahmet area. I haven't seen the other hotels, so I am unable to compare the surroundings and room-size with other comparable hotels. On the whole, the stay was pleasant and it was value for money.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

What a wonderful place to stay while in Istanbul. Great rooms, fantastic helpful staff and very close to all tourist sites. The only issue we had was that when we booked on the internet including our 2 children (9 and 11) the hotel tried to charge us more for the children. The internet booking made us believe the internet price was inclusive. Anyway we sorted it out reasonably and had a wonderful stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

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9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.1 Fair
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

7.3 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

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Room Details

Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class offers 22 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Sultanahmet visit. A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip.

Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class Hotel

By car
Take Kennedy street; past Yenikapi, follow the Ayasofya sign and enter Sultanahmet. When you reach Arasta Bazaar, take the street on your right. Turn right again and you will get to Akbiyik street. The hotel lies one block further.

Distances from Hotel Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class

Mosaic Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hippodrome - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
German Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Million Stone - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.7 km / 8.5 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Darussaade Istanbul - Special Class

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