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Kaftan Hotel - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Cankurtaran Mh. Amiral Tafdil sok.No 45 - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from TRY 126.06
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Ideally situated in the historical heart of Istanbul, just a short walk from Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, the 3-star Hotel Kaftan in Sultanahmet, Istanbul offers genuine Turkish hospitality and modern comforts for a memorable and inexpensive holiday in Turkey.

This outstanding location provides easy access to Istanbul’s’ main tourist attractions, such as Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Cistern, and the Archeological Museum, making this hotel the ideal base for sightseeing in Istanbul.

Onsite facilities at the Hotel Kaftan include marvelous views of the Marmara Sea, free wireless Internet access, an Internet point, and a comfortable bar/lounge. Moreover, the attentive staff can prepare packed lunches and exchange money for you. One-way transfers from the airport can also be arranged upon request and for a surcharge.

No pets or service animals are permitted at the hotel.

 
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Guest Rating 7.9 Good
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Breakfast at Kaftan Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Kaftan Hotel

  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Limousine service
  • Private ski bus
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Business Center
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

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

Check-in: between 1:00 PM and 11:30 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.
  • 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 89 per vehicle (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: TRY 20 (one way)
  • Late check-out fee: TRY 140

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

Kaftan Hotel is also known as

Kaftan Hotel Istanbul

8.0

Clean

8.8

Location

7.0

Quiet

5.4

Spacious

8.1

Service

Kaftan Hotel reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Great budget accommodation, very close the sights in Sultanahmet. The staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly Ruhin. The room was small but had everything we needed. Breakfast was very nice, with plenty to eat and a great view over the sea.

3.9
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

Dirty old fashioned rooms, good stuff, small rooms, small bathrooms

4.6 Ordinary
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ukraine

only cash , small rooms ,internet not strong,breakfast ok , not so clean ,

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I went to Istanbul for a week and I was a bit worried about the choice of the hotel. At last we chose Kaftan Hotel (after reading lots of web pages...). Lucky choice! The Hotel is in an excellent location ( near Santa Sophia, Blu Mosque, Arasta Bazar, Grand Bazar, Topkapi Palace). The staff is cordial, professional and pleasant (specially Murat!). The double room was nice and right sized, with a big toilet and a big shower; there was also a little table inside with two chairs...The breakfast (generous) was served on a terrace with a beautiful view to the sea...so I think the value for money is excellent. Very few faults: turkish breakfast(salty, but i liked it very much) and the view from my room (not a great landscape); I know they are foolish things but maybe they are important for somebody more exigent. In conclusion I recommend Kaftan Hotel...(above all for young persons/couples).

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Anytime again. Favourite Hotel in Istanbul. Perfect location near all sights in Sultanahmet, but still quiet.

7.4 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ukraine

Small but sweet hotel. Breakfast was good, but without hot dishes and it was on terrace with Mramor sea overview. Hotel located in hotels district and very closely to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

7.3 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Iraq

It was okay overall. It was my second time staying in Istanbul. It was a small hotel. It was clean but the rooms are very tiny. The staff were nice. Later on we could get a better hotel for the same price. I recommend it for single traveller not couples.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The location near major sites was superb. The breakfast was good. The small room and the leaking shower were disappoining even though towels were provided to mop up the water. We wouldn't stay at the hotel again even though the location was first rate.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Sweet hotel! Rooms are small, but clean. Friendly stuff, full breakfast. We like all!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Small, charming hotel, close to major historical sites. Very friendly staff, good speaking English. Rooms are small but has everything you need: hot water, air conditioning, closet, refrigerator. Breakfast - buffet, modest, but good quality. The rooms are clean, sanitary, in general, too.

7.6 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

After 12 hours of bus (Cappadocia-Istanbul), on our arrival at the hotel no one has helped us bring our luggage in the room (no problem, if it were not for the fact that there there is no elevator in this hotel). The room, very small to be occupied by two people, it still had residues of restructuring on the walls, not pleasing to the eye. Finally, to settle the bill (at 22h30 on the same evening) we had to leave to pick up the cash because it was not possible to pay by credit card!

7.6 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Generally nice place, clean and well located. We felt comfortable. Little negative points: We got a single room (now with a double bed in it, called officially "double room"...). Shower didn't work properly, even after asking. Breakfast ok, but not great (with a very nice view). Friendly helpful staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We spent our honeymoon here and had a great experience. The staff is very helpful and nice. Great location in the heart of Sultanahmet. The rooms are small, but nicely furnished. Cable TV, good wireless signal. New bathroom fixtures. Nice view of the water. Great buffet European-style (i.e. not hot food) breakfast. Would go back here for sure. A great deal for the price for a basic hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

The staff were really nice and the view was great from the breakfast room.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • France

very nice small simple hotel a little removed from the bustle of Sultanhamet (a good point) very friendly staff, excellent breakfast on terrace, free use of internet. a good place even if the rooms are on the small side.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

This small hotel is wonderfully located nearby the Blue Mosque. It is clean, the staff is very qualified, breakfast in terrace is good...what else would you want at their rieasonable prices??? i highly recommend it for short staying... Questo piccolo hotel è meravigliosamente posizionato vicino alla Moschea Blu. E' pulito, lo staffl è molto qualificato, la colazione in terrazza è buona e cosa altro desiderereste ai loro prezzi molto convenienti? Lo consiglio caldamente per periodi brevi.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

the hotel is very clean but since the close surroundings are extremely dirty and windows remain opened, you can find cockroaches.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

People working in "Kaftan" are beyond any doubts welcoming, helpful and doing all their best to make your stay comfortable - just as it was mentioned in previous reviews. We spent a marvellous week in a tiny but beautiful and comfortable room - by the way, with a sea view from the balcony.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Room is little bit small but accetable. Hotel clean and the staff is kindly.Perfect location.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We chose this hotel because of its location and previous reviews. We were not disappointed - the staff did everything possible to make our 4 day stay enjoyable. The rooms are clean and tidy, cozy but comfortable and the double glazing keeps out most of the traffic noise. Continental style buffet breakfast on the top floor is taken looking out over the Bosphorus. Tip. Book your airport transfer(s) direct with the hotel. Completely hassle-free and only a little more expensive than a shared shuttle. Also arrange trips at reception - the prices are the same or lower than with the various agencies in the city. The Bosphorus cruise and Dervish evening were our highlights. All in all a marvellous few days - thanks to the staff at the Kaftan for their special welcome.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

A really nice place to stay.Great service, complete breakfast with beautiful views of the city on the terrace are offered. The staff is kind. Although rooms are small, poorly lighted and not extremely clean, the situation, price and kind treat makes the stay worthwhile. Efficient transport service from the hotel to the airport (5 euro). You can buy postcards for 0,5TL and water bottles (500mL) for 1TL in the reception at any time. Really close to the Blue Mosque (less than 5 min on foot) and several restaurants and shops. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone, except people looking for luxury.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Excellent location within short walking distance of all main sights. Comfortable and clean rooms, courteous and helpful staff, satisfactory breakfast (coffee/tea, juices, rolls, preserves, meats, cheese, dried fruits etc) in 4th floor room with excellent view of Bosphorus. Minimal traffic noise, surroundings very quiet (although occasional train runs fairly nearby). Area felt very safe for a single female, wide choice of restaurants and cafes within short walking distance (2 mins) and more a little further away (5+ mins). Small outdoor terrace on ground floor for resting (or smoking). Access to upper floors (and breakfast room) via open-tread spiral staircases: no lift. Hence not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

7.1 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very central hotel near the main site as well as being near to the tram.Very friendly staff.The rooms are very small but considering the price it was absolutely fine. Agood place to stay and would stay their again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

Rooms are small but clean and cozy, good, standard breakfast, friendly and helpful staff (especially Ecevit Erisken), great location. I’ll definitely stay there next time.

7.3 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

The Hotel should add on the address, the metro station name. Very hard to found the location. I had to take a taxi and take care of the price they will charge. Breakfast is excellent. Room very clean. Staff is polite, helpful but only one person speak English. Thank you Egevit for all the informations.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Friendly people, nice location but difficult to find without extra information.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The place was great close to all the attractions. The hotel was cousy and clean. the Peole working there were so friendly and helpful. I will definately go to Kaftan hotel if going to Istanbul. Great place, great view, great location. Cheers

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The location of the hotel is perfect. The rooms are not spatious. but it is not important since you will only sleep there:) the view of the hotel's cafeteria is perfect. The hotel is close to everything by walking:) and of course the hotel services was perfect. I really enjoyed my stay there. If I go back to Istanbul I will go to this hotel again.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

I would certainly recommend this hotel. The rooms are beautifully furnished, it is on a quiet street in a great area, and the staff are very friendly although sometimes they couldn't speak any English. There is one new computer with free high-speed internet, a beautiful restaurant with a fantastic free breakfast, and much more. Don't be afraid to book here.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Hotel récent et situé à proximité immédiate des sites touristiques. Accueil très sympathique, mais les chambres sont très petites.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

very welcoming, excellent location, great breakfast bar, lovely friendly hosts. recommend to anyone

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

quality vs price at its (nearly) best. rooms are new, warm water at every time. breakfast with a great view on the bosporus - fresh orange juice and perfect turkish coffee (attention - both extra charged, but price not worth to speak about). bathroom new and clean. room was bit noisy, because of a building site vis-a-vis. but thanks to turkish speedness, the house is now build up - probably in 1 year the whole street is renovated (Hotel Kaftan was the last renovated building in the street - the others will follow). the whole area will be full of hotel and restaurants - maybe then the "charme" of the typical shabby houses in the backstreets will be lost and what remain is disneyland. tv don't work every time, only 3 english channels. but who wants to look tv in istanbul, isn't it?

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

The employees are competent, specially Ecevit Eriksen, who is extremely gentle. The rooms are clean and quiet. The hotel location is great, very close to the Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace.

3.7
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

A Istanbul on trouve mieux pour le même prix. Chambre miniscule. Un seul drap dans le lit. Pas d'ascenseur. Petit déjeuner vrament... petit. Le score attribué par votre client (9.3 si je ne me trompe pas) est vraiment excessif. Personnel courtois. Belle vue depuis la salle du petit déjeuner.

6.0 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

fairly typical Sultanahmet hotel. Small room but functional & quiet. Nice view from breakfast room on roof terrace. Friendly staff.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Kaftan Hotel exceeded our epectations in terms of friendliness and professionalism of its staff. The location was excellent and very quiet with lovely views of the Marmara sea from the rooms at the back and from the breakfast area. All areas were very clean. The rooms are on the small side but cleverly designed and confortable. The furniture is new and the en-suit facilities were very good.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Siamo stati a Istanbul 4 giorni. Kaftan è l'ideale per chi desidera muoversi velocemente a piedi: è a due passi dalla moschea blu e santa sofia, il gran bazar, il topkapi,... abbiamo raggiunto tutto a piedi senza necessità di prendere alcun mezzo. La reception è attiva 24h ed il personale è gentilissimo. Le camere non sono grandi, ma in albergo abbiamo passato davvero poco tempo. Il materasso è piccolo e i muri sottili. La colazione non è un granchè, però tutto sommato, per 4 giorni e per quello che abbiamo speso, considerata la pulizia delle camere e la gentilezza del personale ci tornerei subito. Internet gratuito alla reception!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

So we booked the Kaftan hotel for 3 nights and we ended up staying for 11. This hotel is amazing. It had just opened two months before we came. So the rooms are super clean and they changed the sheets every single day. The staff was super friendly. All of them: Mustafa (the owner) Ajavid and Adil. The breakfast was wonderful, and they went out of their way to help us out with transportation and activities. There are also laundry facilities, which came in handy after a week in Istanbul's rainy winter. It is located on a quiet street. That was convenient for us since we woke up early every day to go to sights and museums. It's also a five minute walk from the tram, which makes it convenient to catch a ride to pretty much an part of the city. However, all of Istanbul's major sights are within a short stroll from the hotel. I will be coming back to Istanbul, and I will definitely be staying at the Kaftan. Hopefully will come in the summer so I can enjoy the wonderful breakfast on the terrace. Thank you Mustafa, Ajavid and everyone at Kaftan.

7.9 Good
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belarus

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Bulgaria

6.7 Fair
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

7.2 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.6 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

3.4
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

6.9 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

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

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

7.3 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

4.7 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

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

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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7.7 Good
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

4.3 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

3.8
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

4.8 Ordinary
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

3.7
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.3 Ordinary
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Kaftan Hotel, offering 20 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Sultanahmet area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom. Rooms also include minibars and ceiling fans.

Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Kaftan Hotel

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 - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
German Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Hippodrome - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Million Stone - 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
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Kaftan Hotel 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 Kaftan Hotel

  • Limousine service
  • Private ski bus
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service