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Hotel Sphendon - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Akbyk Deirmeni Sokak 50, Sultanahmet - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 80 .00
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If you are looking for a centrally located 3-star Istanbul hotel in Sultanahmet, then the Sphendon hotel is perfect. It is only a couple of minutes' walk from all of Istanbul's major attractions, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, and the Basilica Cistern. Also, the hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from the Grand Bazaar, ensuring that you can see all of Istanbul's sights on foot.

Hotel Sphendon in Istanbul is a historic and family-run hotel with lots of character and stunning views of the Marmara Sea, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome. The accommodations are all of a very high standard, and the hotel's panoramic terrace more than compensate for the lack of restaurants and wellness facilities that are so common nowadays.

You can enjoy tasty breakfasts every morning. A roundtrip airport shuttle service can be provided for a fee. Sphendon hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas. This pet-friendly hotel permits dogs and cats only. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 28 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

nice hotel, nice people.

Venere Guest, France
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Breakfast at Hotel Sphendon

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Sphendon

  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Minimarket
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

Check-in: between 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 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.

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: EUR 70 per vehicle (roundtrip)

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

8.6

Clean

8.4

Location

8.0

Quiet

6.5

Spacious

8.8

Service

Sphendon Hotel reviews

6.5 Fair
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Overall a small adequate hotel. The good ones: - Nice breakfast - Nice backyard - Very friendly staff - Clean bathroom - Nice area, close to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia & tram The bad ones: - Small room - Noise from the street - Did not change sheets for 5 days, only towels - Cats in the breakfast were annoying - Very expensive transportation from airport to hotel. Do not take airport shuttle, go with the metro.

7.0 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

The hotel is situated perfectly! Staff are friendly, breakfast is very good!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

We had an excellent stay in Hotel Sphendon. The staff were welcoming and efficient, the rooms and communal areas smart and clean. Our highlights were the roof terrace, with amazing views over to the Asian side and the Sea of Marmara, and the garden in which breakfast was served (complete with cute kittens). The hotel is ideally located just behind the Blue Mosque, five minutes walk from main sights, and within very easy reach of lots of restaurants.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Fine hotel with an excellent staff. The single room was on the small size but expected for the type of building. Hallway noise can be heard as well as the call to prayer from the small mosque across the street.

7.0 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Staff very friendly and helpfull. Well situated about 5 to 15mn by feet to Topkapi, blue mosquée,bazaar and tram (to go to taksim, Galata....)quiet if you ask for a room that give on the garden.Room are very small but clean with excellent bedding,Perfect for people who want a clean and welcoming hotel but don't care about room space and public area

7.1 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

A group of 7 persons stayed her for 4 nights. It is a friendly and cozy family-run hotel with a small garden and a roof terrace. The rooms are not large, but adequate. Breakfast was good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

excellent location and value, great staff

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice room but small (even though I was single) despite including a balcony overlooking the small garden. Efficient air-conditioning. It is better to be on the garden side. Generous and varied breakfast takes place in the garden. There is no sea-view from bedrooms, but only from a wonderful terrace (very quiet for reading...or smoking for the poor smokers):-)Interesting situation if your visits are mainly for big traditional sites. Surrounded by mosques you'll have to get used to the muezzin. Careful with the maps : Akbiyik sokak is very famous (many hotels and restaurants), but the Sphendon hotel street is on Akbiyik değirmeni sokak, at the far west end of the other one.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very friendly staff, nice place and while in Sultanahmet, it seems much more relaxing than the area North of the Metro line. Great views of the Blue Mosque and the breakfast was the best we had our entire time in Turkey.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were extremely satisfied with our stay at the hotel. All the staff were most gracious and accommodating. Breakfast choices were above average. Note that if agility is limited, there is no elevator in the facility and rooms are on the smallish side. Those two aspects did not affect our appreciation of an outstanding stay in a most hospitable environment.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Highly recommended!!! Beautiful designed new familiar hotel in the historic wooden house style. Situated just a foot walk away from the historic centre of Istanbul (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hipodrom etc.) but the same time in a quiet and very nice neighbourhood (ok, there are some minarets around which might disturb your sleep in the morning, but hey, this is Istanbul!) it’s a perfect stay for individual travellers who want to discover this great city by foot. Staff was extremely nice and helpful, rooms, reception, garden, roof terrace (!!! great view to Marmara Sea) and free to use at any time of the day – we liked the beer in the night here!) and staircase very tasteful designed in modern Turkish style. Ok, breakfast could be a little bit more diversified (its Turkish style – but hey, that’s what you are here for!) and if you come down after half past nine the buffet might be a bit empty, but just ask the stuff and they bring you everything you miss! We liked the breakfast in the garden (if the weather is bad, it might get a bit cramped in the little breakfast room, but its also very nice). Rooms and bathrooms are a bit small but totally sufficient and very cosy an nicely furnished. And all this great quality you get for a very moderate price. I hope, not to many people will go to this beautiful and lovely place so this could be kept as our little Istanbul secret ;-)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Turkey

i made the experience of Turkish hopitality very well during my time in İstanbul and especially in Hotel Sphendon. with their warm Staff and well quality..the Staff Levent and Bahadır brothers :) i wish and would love to visit them again...

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

İ had choıced the Hotel Sphendon cause of the less prices but during my accommodation i feel the quality and warm atmosphere especially the secret garden with historical wall and nice Marmara sea view terace.it was really believable..i will recomend to all my friends Hotel Sphendon. and thank you very much to the Sphendon Staff..especially Samet....

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.4 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Sphendon, offering 12 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels and DVD players provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Sultanahmet visit.

Minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • DVD player

Distances from Hotel Sphendon

Mosaic Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Hippodrome - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
German Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cardakli Bath - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Million Stone - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Sphendon is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.6 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 Sphendon

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