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Hotel Garden House - Boutique Class - Istanbul

4 star Hotel Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmetpasa Sok. No:11/13 - Istanbul

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The friendly Garden House offers luxury 4-star accommodation on the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, only minutes from Sultanahmet Square, heart of the Old City and home to many of the city's landmarks, including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The hotel is also close to the Grand Bazaar, the shopping and business districts, the boardwalk, the convention center and the medical center. Housed in a 19th-century Ottoman mansion with a wooden exterior, elegantly appointed guestrooms, and modern amenities, this value for money hotel offers outstanding service and hospitality to corporate travellers and holiday-makers during their stay in Istanbul. Features of the Garden House include a delightful garden with waterfall and ancient walnut trees and an attractive wooden open-air cafe and bar serving breakfast, traditional Turkish coffee and light refreshments. Butlers are located on each floor to cater to guests' needs. The hotel also offers translation, business, and secretarial services, as well as computer rentals, and tour ticket assistance.In addition to a complimentary manager's reception, this property also offers guests a variety of dining options, including Garden Restaurant and Rose Garden Restaurant, both of which include bars. Garden Restaurant is open 24 hours a day and serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (some meals may not be served daily); it also offers city and garden views. Rose Garden Restaurant serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and features al fresco dining in addition to its city and garden views. Reservations are always required at Rose Garden Restaurant.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 63 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Good size accommodation,clean and comfortable and within a te n minute stroll of T...

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Breakfast at Hotel Garden House - Boutique Class

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

Hotel Facilities at Garden House

  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Valet service
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 6 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 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 75 per person (one way)

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: Boutique class.
For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Hotel Garden House - Boutique Class is also known as

Garden House Hotel
Garden House Hotel Istanbul
Garden Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul Garden Hotel

9.0

Clean

7.4

Location

7.8

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

8.7

Service

Garden House Hotel reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Spacious and clean room, good staff, central location in the heart of old Istanbul, breakfast ok, excellent wifi internet, complimentary...prayer at 6 a.m. from the nearby mosque !

5.9 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

price too high for its location; to get to the live are of Sultanahmet you have to walk through a steep climb

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

yes

6.6 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We mentioned that TV wasn't working and it never got fixed!! Staff were very helfpful with directions to places of interest. Dinner there was very nice and very reasonable. Surrounding area felt unsafe however a short walk away was ok.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

A lovely place to stay in Istanbul!

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

This is a perfect Accomodation for the Downtown

7.8 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

the only problems was the promise for free mineralwater and a fruitbasket in the room. there was no fruitbasket and the mirneral was charged in the end. sometimes it was quite a nois in the hotel even at night. altogheter it was a nice and convenient place to stay.

7.2 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Cannot fault the staff or how close the hotel is to the main facilities. However, our room (106) had no view except for the dining/bar area and was directly above the location of the beer/storage room and consequently every night about midnight you have the sound of empty beer kegs being run into the storage. Also, mattress is on the hard side, so if you are used to soft one - beware! Hotel in a poorer area of the city, but perfectly safe and friendly and only 500mtrs from the Blue Mosque Overall a great hotel, pity about individual room as I know other rooms are much better in relation to view and noise.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

We really enjoyed this nice and peaceful hotel. Staff is very nice and rooms very clean.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Liechtenstein

It was the first time, we stayed in Istanbul an it was a very nice time. The hotel was very agreeable und the employees were very friendly. We can recommand this hotel and we would choose it again.

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel staff very welcoming, professional, and helpful. Neighborhood run down, but overall location good, and within walking distance to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, etc.

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was difficult to find as wrongly positioned on the map supplied. Directions for walking from tram stop (c5-10 minute walk) would have saved us nearly an hour of walking round the area asking for directions. When we finally got there, both the welcome & the room were warm (it was a very cold evening). Our room was so clean & comfortable that we forgot to notice it was a bit small. Fresh fruit daily was very welcome & the (inclusive) breakfasts were lavish. Hotel very well situated for all major sites, & close to tram stop, so easy to access transport to all parts of the city. We'd definitely recommend it.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Kazakhstan

I enjoyed my stay at Garden House Hotel. I was impressed by warm welcome I received there.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Saudi Arabia

Our rating is based only on the suite in which we occupied. This was our first visit to Istanbul and regretfully only a 1 day layover. Our stay at the Garden House Hotel, combined with it's locality, has made Istanbul and this hotel a must return leisure visit for us.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Good location. Clean, comfortable accommodation, very pleasant back yard where one can have meals or just hang around. Welcoming and polite stuff. Highly recommended.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We had a very good experience in Instanbul with all major landmarks easily reached on foot. We felt very safe everywhere we went even late at night.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We had a really pleasant stay! Room excellent and price absolutely fair. Very quiet and clean, and you can reach city centre by a 5 min. walk. I'd recommend this hotel to anybody.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very kindly people, staff and management Good place to be recommanded

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great hotel with great people. Would recommend to anyone interested in staying in the tourist area of Istanbul.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Istanbul is fantastic and the Garden House is a prize gem in that city. Quite probably the most friendly and welcoming hotel I have stayed. The staff and proprietor could not have been more helpful and whilst a small hotel with modest sized rooms and facilities, it is a real sanctuary. The garden terrace is wonderful and the breakfasts are something to be looked forward to. It really is as close to the Blue Mosque and other attractions as their material says. Definately will stay again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Garden House is a wonderful, welcoming place. The staff are highly competent, friendly, and obliging in a low-key way. When we returned to the Hotel every evening, it felt like a home-coming. The rooms are clean, larger than we expected, and comfortable; the individual air conditioning unit worked well as did the wireless internet connection. The bathrooms are ample. Breakfast is served in the hotel's beautiful backyard -- a combination of garden, terrace cafe,and bar -- and it is feast for the fruit-lover. Large bowls with delicious fresh apricots, small pears, cherries, heavenly watermelon, nectarines, kiwi fruit, etc., awaited us every morning; there were also eggs cooked to order, breads, baked goods, yogurt, etc. The garden/terrace is a very inviting place to relax and read, or plan your day, or to watch a football game on the large, flat-screen television. Turkish tea and coffee are available without charge all day long on the terrace. Every afternoon, the hotel delivers a wicker basket with cherries and other fruit to every room. The only negative thing about the hotel is that its immediate neighborhood is poor and shabby, but the hotel's location is very close to the major sites -- the Blue Mosque, Haya Sofia, Topkapi, the Hippodrome, etc. -- and we had no problems whatsoever walking to and from the hotel day or night. We love this place and its friendly people, and we look forward to returning to Istanbul and Hotel Garden House.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We stayed 4 nights in Istanbul at the Garden House hotel. The placement is in a residential area with lots of stores, restaurants and amenities very close by. The Blue Mosque is in walking distance. Our rooms were on the top floor with one overlooking the Garden and the other a neighbouring street - both were excellent.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Very kind people and excellent hospitality. Every afternoon fresh free fruit offered in a basket in your room and at breakfast a milkshake with fruits. In the garden you can have anytime a coffee or tea and it was never charged on the bill. We never got beer or wine of course. No lift but max 2 floors.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a quiet friendly small hotel in the old city, near to the Blue Mosque. It is well furnished, in a modern comfortable style, in an old 19th Ottoman mansion with a wooden exterior. The courtyard garden is a welcome oasis after the bustle of the city, and a nice touch is the free coffee and tea, and cold water provided at any time. The staff are friendly and efficient, helpful at all times. The breakfast is a good buffet with a variety of different foods, and an ample supply of fruit is available. We would recommend using the hotel transport to and from the airport, as it may be difficult to find otherwise in the small streets of Sultanahmed.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Our room was beautifully furnished and pleasant to return to from the bustle of the city to rest. The breakfast was very good in pleasant surroundings. Very clean. Pleasant and helpful staff.

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Qatar

Had a great time. Good location near Blue Mosque and Ayasofia. Excellent breakfast and very helpful staff. We recommend it to any couple wanting to stay in the Sultanahamet area.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel and great staff. Very welcoming. Would stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Convenient location, great staff make the Garden House a wonderful place to stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Malaysia

The staff (especially the Manager) is very efficient, helpful and informative. The manager is able to provide important and useful advice/information about Istanbul and how to get around Istanbul. People who like old Istanbul will appreciate the hotel especially the surroundings. The hotel is very clean and suitable for family. Service provided is very efficient. For example even though the hotel did not provide coffee making facility in room (but you can get it 24 hours by making a phone call to the receptionist), but after my request, they provided it without any question. Well done.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The 'Garden House Hotel' exceeded all expectations. The rooms were comfortable, the bathrooms excellent. The staff could not have been more helpful and spoke excellent English. The location was pefect, walking distance to the Blue Mosque, TopKapi Palace etc. I wouldn't hesitate to go back there.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This was a good and welcoming hotel which looked after us well. Close to the main tourist sites. The rooms were bigger than our usual experience in Europe at this price range. All the staff spoke good English and were pleased to help. Breakfast was of a reasonable standard, though not a highlight. We used their car service for a couple of journeys. This was reliable and offered a minibus as well as ordinary cars. A local taxi was cheaper on the only comparable journey we made with one. We would use the hotel again.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The hotel's pre arranged late night pick up at the airport was excellent . We found the reception area dingy with a sad looking santa claus on the wall holding a " welcome" sign . However the staff was helpful , the location , 5 minutes from the blue mosque excellent . The room was spotless with a modern bath room . we would have appreciated something other than Nescafe for breakfast coffee !!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

a splendid hotel, nice and friendly staff who were most helpful and arranged trips and transfers for us very efficiently. the hotel was in a nice quiet area with very little traffic and very close to the tourist area of the sultanhamet.the room was spacious and spotless, overall, a really nice hotel.

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Clean building with friendly staff. We negotiated a good rate for a triple but I thought the rates for single and double that were posted may have been a bit high for the property given what we had seen in other areas around the Sultanahmet. You are paying for location. Breakfasts were decent but room had a strange odour the second time we visited.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

I stayed there 5 nights together with my wife. It was a pleasant experience. Next time in Istanbul I shall stay there again. We arrived at 02.00 a.m. at Sabiha Airport. The hotel offered transfer for 50 EUR, which we used, arriving at the hotel about 03.45. Transfer driver and nightporter worked reliable and were awaiting us. Later I learnt that taxi from Sabiha into the old town charges about 60 EUR. Furthermore the hotel ist quietly hidden in very small old streets, very hard to find for a driver not knowing the location. Hence I strongly recommend using the hotel´s transfer service for the first time.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

I only stayed at the hotel for a weekend, and since I was in Istanbul for a wedding, I didn't really spend much time at the premises. Nevertheless, when I did stop by, the hotel staff was kind and very accommodating, my rum was in top condition, and I had a very nice impression overall. Recommended.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

All perfect! Have a breakfast or drink something in the garden is very nice and relaxant. Best relationship price/quality.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The room was excellent and the staff also. The hotel is very well located, very close to the major monuments. I recommend you this hotel

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Everything was excellent. The hotel is marvellous, but the best was the people: very very kind and friendly, and well prepared.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Thailand

We stayed at the hotel one night after a cruise of the Black Sea which already included one night on board. The hotel itself exceeded expectations considering the moderate price. It is very convenient to attractions in the old part of Istanbul. The only problem is accessing by taxi as neither of the ones we had occasion to take knew the street, which was in an area just south of the Blue Mosque where the streets were small and winding, and had to drive round and round trying to find it. Also, beware about the arranged tours: their quality is much exaggerated.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

GRANDISSIMA ACCOGLIENZA POSTO AUTO FINTO MA SEMPRE SOTT'OCCHIO, PERSONALE SIMPATICO E DISPONIBILE(W FENERBACHE!!!!!), CAMERE PULITE, COLAZIONE IN GIARDINO MOLTO PIACEVOLE.. aNDATECI, NE VALE LA PENA!! P.S. CIAO Selcuk!! W ITALIA!!! FILIPPO E ANGELA

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Very nice hotel with good situation near Blue mosquee in a very quiet area (without auto trafic)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

an excellent honeymoon stay, thank you Mr. Topcu!

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

3.5
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Romania

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

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6.4 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

2.5
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

6.3 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

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Room Details

Garden House - Boutique Class has 36 guest rooms, all featuring free movie channels and designer toiletries. For comfort and convenience, each individually furnished and decorated guest room comes with a separate sitting area. Kitchen amenities include refrigerators and cookware/dishes/utensils, making it possible to dine in while you travel. Visitors will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day after a good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding, plus a selection of pillows from a pillow menu.

Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 19-inch plasma televisions with premium satellite 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. Rooms also include climate control, air conditioning and minibars.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary amenities include bottled water and bathroom toiletries. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access

Distances from Hotel Garden House

Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Cardakli Bath - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Little Hagia Sophia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Hippodrome - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Esma Sultan Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Mosaic Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
German Fountain - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cemberlitas Bath - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Column of Constantine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Garden House - Boutique Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.2 km / 8.2 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 Garden House - Boutique Class

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