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Hotel Faros Old City - Special Class - Istanbul

4 star Hotel Istanbul

Divan Yolu Caddesi No:76 Sultanahmet/Fatih - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 94 .00
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Faros Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of Istanbul, within walking distance of the most remarkable attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, the Archeological Museum, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar and the Byzantine Hippodrome.

This charming and elegant boutique hotel is an ideal destination for all those wishing to explore Old Istanbul in a modern and luxurious environment - Faros Hotel Istanbul is considered one of the city's most prestigious hotels.

Among the many services offered are a bar and a restaurant, the Central Pub Restaurant, 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 8.4 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Faros Old City - Special Class

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at Faros Old City - Special Class

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour

Know before you go

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

Check-in: after 2 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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 (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TRY 92 per night

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 Faros Old City - Special Class is also known as

Faros Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul Faros Hotel

8.8

Clean

9.3

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

8.6

Service

Faros Old City - Special Class Hotel reviews

7.5 Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hall for breakfast is small; the tables are few,twice we had to wait for a free table.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Excellent hotel, greate location, nice breakfast bufet and lovely dinner. But the shower in our room was uncomfortable small.

7.7 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

kind staff, good location, but the lobby is really too small

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

The location is very good, close the main atractions.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Excelente recibimiento. El personal es extremadamente cortés y servicial. Nos admitieron mucho antes de las 12:00. La habitación muy amplia, limpia y confortable con terraza. Desayuno suficiente (poco dulce). Volveremos.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Das Hotel hat eine perfekte Lage und das Personal war unglaublich nett und hilfsbereit. Obwohl wir ein Standardroom bestellt haben, hat uns das Hotel bei der Anmeldung für denselben Preis eine Suite, die gerade frei war, für den gesamten Aufenthalt (5 Nächte) zur Verfügung gestellt. Das Frühstück war übrigens auch sehr gut.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

It was our second stay at Faros hotel. The whole atmosphere created by hotel personnel was wonderful and so much friendly. Reception guys were always ready to help. Our room was facing the main street, but no noise was bothering us. We fell in love with Istanbul as well as with Faros hotel, and we are going to return here again.

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

Siamo stati in una doppia al primo piano, ovviamente niente vista particolare, ma la posizione centralissima ti fa dimenticare ogni difetto dell'hotel. La notte, nonostante la strada sia molto trafficata, si dorme bene grazie ai doppi vetri che insonorizzano completamente la camera. Il bagno e la doccia sono piccolissimi, il resto perfetto. La camera era sempre pulitissima. La reception è al centro del locale/cafè che c'è al piano terra. La colazione niente di speciale ma sicuramente accettabile. Comodissimo per i trasporti.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

great location. everything is within walking distance. breakfast was ok. standard size for a hotel outside of the USA.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A fantastic hotel, ideally located with a great team of helpful staff. Room was spacious, clean and well appointed, would definately return.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel is located in a very convenient location for a tourist - near Sultan Ahmet square and most important sites. It is also close to the tram line, (although not really next to the stop) shops, banks (including HSBC) and many restaurants. The area appears very safe as well. The rooms are very small. Beds are not comfortable to my taste (very firm mattresses and very soft pillows), but some people I guess might like that. There is a good a/c and a free internet connection. There is a TV with a big selection of channels, including foreign languages, and that's free as well. The shower hose was leaking, and the door to the cabin broke a couple of times, but the pressure and cleanliness was good. They make rooms late, so if you need to sleep in one of the nights, you won't have problems. The guys at the desk were competent and eager to help. The restaurant is WAY overpriced, and free breakfasts were not that great - tasteless and small selection of cold meats and eggs. I think you could find a better price to quality rate in Istanbul, but I procrastinated with reservation. I would recommend the hotel, as it delivered what I expected and more.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was immaculate. The room was spacious. Location in Sultanhamet is ideal for a tourist on a first visit because it is on a tram line and close to major sights and bazaars.

7.6 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Location is outstanding, breakfast was good. Hotel restaurant is excellent. Our room was very nice but in an effort to show off the minimalist decor there is not a square inch of surface to put anything on. Travellers need at least a dresser with a top and some drawers to put stuff away. We had everything littered on the floor and window-sills because there isn't even a table. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

If my wife and I come back to Istanbul on an other occasion, we would like to stay at Hotel Faros again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

I stayed in Istanbul 4 days with my family (my wife and my daughter); it was the first time I went to Istanbul and I had some doubt about clearness and hospitality. Well, I'm dreaming Istanbul every day, now. I live in Rome and I must say that my city and Italy have to learn many things by Istanbul and Turkish people. I have never seen such an hospital people, such a clearnesss (in the Great Bazar too), such tidiness and cheerfulness. This is to tell about the city and about Hotel Faros. I hope to come back to Istanbul in the same place asap...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My wife and I enjoyed staying at the Faros very much. The hotel is new and very clean. We were very happy to be so close to the tram to get to various locations. The morning breakfast was excellent. The manager and staff were very competent and nice.

6.5 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Colombia

I believe it is a good hotel and it has a good price/benefit rate. Unfortunately, its social areas are few and small.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

nice rooms, comfortable beds, great shower and awesome location! Best in the area for the price! A must stay!

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The hotel is very closed to Blue Mosquea, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazar. It is a new hotel in a central position of Sultanamet.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

7.1 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

7.7 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

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6.4 Fair
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

2.6
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Faros Old City - Special Class, offering 23 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Sultanahmet area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones.

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 comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Hotel Faros Old City - Special Class

Cemberlitas Bath - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Column of Constantine - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cagaloglu Hamami - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
German Fountain - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hippodrome - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The Million Stone - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Grand Bazaar - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Faros Old City - Special Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.4 km / 8.3 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 Hotel Faros Old City - Special Class

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport