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Seref Hotel - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Tarlabasi Bulv No:109 - Beyoglu - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 59 .00
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Hotel Grand Seref offers simple, clean accommodation in Taksim, the heart of day and night life in Istanbul. The hotel is situated by the road just 5 minutes from the famous Istiklal Street with all of its cafes and restaurants.

Guests staying at Hotel Grand Seref are within walking distance of places of interest such as: Isteklal Street, Galata Tower, Taksim square, and the historic Taksim underground station. Just a 20-minute walk will take you to the Galata Bridge which leads straight to Sultanahmet - the most historical part of Istanbul. You can walk there or simply take the boat over the Golden Horn, but not without trying the freshly grilled fish & bread prepared on moored boats! For fans of Turkish football, the stadium is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

The hotel offers single and double rooms with a TV, alarm clock and heating, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer. There is a great rooftop restaurant at the hotel where guests may try delicious Turkish cuisine whilst peering down at the city with a bird's eye view. Wireless high-speed Internet access is complimentary in common areas. On the weekends, the restaurant is converted into a live music and dance venue. Ideally located accommodation with nightlife possibilities!

Please note that this hotel does not accept pets or service animals.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.1 Good
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Breakfast at Seref Hotel

A free cooked-to-order breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Facilities at Seref Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Night club
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Meeting Room

Know before you go

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

Check-in: after noon.

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.

Seref Hotel is also known as

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7.1

Clean

7.3

Location

4.6

Quiet

5.5

Spacious

6.9

Service

Seref Hotel reviews

3.4
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I usually don't agree with the saying 'you get what you pay for' .....there are lots of bargains out there but in this case you do get what you pay for. Cheap room => dirty room, no heating, non-functional TV, etc...bed sheets were very clean though. One of the staff came in to fix the TV and couldn't. So he left (i thought) to come back with a solution.He disappeared forever. The carpets stank in the corridor. The area is basically a cheap red light district with some very amusing lady boys. Not the safest choice of area but overall not dangerous either as long as you don't venture off into the side streets. Very close to taxim and esteghlal street (5 min). Many reviews mention friendly staff. I am not disagreeing entirely. They were polite and eager to respect but many staff changes occurred and there was no system to recognize who I was as I was asked many times what I was doing there. So I didn't feel that it was safe to leave valuables in the rooms at all.....including passports etc. So overall....only recommended for single male traveler who just wants to crash and get out in the morning and wants to save some money.

1.9
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Turkey

The room, mattress, pillows all smelt of stale smoke. The hotel itself stank of stale smoke, including reception area, elevator and breakfast room. The sheets felt slimey The rooms were small, however no air conditioning and with the window open we were unable to talk to each other without shouting to be heard. It is in the red light district of Beyoglu and felt unsafe to walk around. Not value for money. The staff were helpful and the breakfast was adequate with a great view.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Lebanon

Needs some renovation and decoration

6.9 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Looks like a place where locals stay? Tiny rooms with moldy cealings. Bath has a shower but no divider so when you take a shower, the water runs the length of the bathroom into the drain behind the toilet (at least it is a western toilet). Next to a major road with no aire conditioning so very noisy. Really, not bad for a single, adventurous traveler, but this is a dive hotel. Staff did a good job with the interior and rooms were cleaned everyday by hard working people. Location was actually great and OK to get to, but working class.

2.1
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The room was noisy and although centrally located, I did not feel safe. The staff was sketchy. Only the breakfast was good, if you spoke turkish.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

The hotel is simple ,clean , very central ,and a little bit noisy.Very friendly helpful and kind people.Free internet access .I totally recommend it.

7.5 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

Clean room and bathroom, large and comfortable bed, very good breakfast, breakfast room has a great view. Service staff was great, reception staff was not utterly professional and competent. As this hotel is situated on a sixlane thoroughfare, there is a considerable noise problem. On the other hand its location is unbeatable for nightlife and Beyoglu in general.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The guys at the reception desk were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was lovely. The room was clean but moldy and despite the "no smoking" signs everywhere people were smoking all over the place, including employees and the manager (or owner) with his friends. There was no escaping the cigarette smoke, even in my fifth floor room. And if you open the windows, the noise from the street is overwhelming.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

ı found a friendly atmosphere and a total dısponıbılıty of the staff to sutısfy our request. İ really thınk thıs place offers the best balance quolıty price.

7.8 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

You will either love or loathe this hotel. When I first arrived and saw the room, I was rather disappointed by the fusty smell and the rather trafficated road the hotel was lying on. But I am a good sleeper, and when you walk around in Istanbul you sleep particularly well, so I was not disturbed by the traffic noise even if sleeping with an open window. If you are like me, you will appreciate the low prizes of the hotel, its good location, its cleanliness - thorough cleaning every day - and the very nice and knowledgeable staff.

5.7 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Hello, the hotel area was not in a good location, it was a bad and old area of the town, breakfast was not good, was very cold, they served very little on plate, the room we were stayed in, was sometimes a noise, so we couldnt sleep at night.., no one in the hotel speaks English which was very frustrating to ask questions, there was only 2 people spoken Ok English & the only positive thing was, restaurants, shoppings was 10 min walk from the hotel, so you can enjoy a great day/night... Overall, the price of hotel was affordable, bathroom was big, included shower.. Thanks!!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

Enjoyed my stay very much. The hotel was fine and the staff were very polite and helpful.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

If you want to be quiet, it's not the good place but if you want a good relationship between price and quality of room and a good situation in the town, it's the place to be !

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Good value and recommended. Very friendly and helpful staff especially Ferhat who has good English language skills. Absolutely no hassle from anyone. Small but very fast lift to floors. Breakfast was very good in the excellent roof top restaurant with great views. Room very clean and powerful showers with plenty of hot water. Room cleaned very well and daily. I will stay again next time i'm in Istanbul. Only things to watch out for are it's in a rather busy, central area and noise from the restaurants and bars can be annoying so use ear plugs or get a room high up (4th floor). But it's a great location for Taksim Square and the bus station there. Also good to walk to The Dolma Palace etc. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms! Turkish terrestrial T.V (not satellite) in all rooms too.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Really nice, welcoming hotel. We arrived early and they made our room up especially so we were not inconvenienced. In the meantime, they gave us drinks and chatted with us about our trip. Great location, just round the corner from Taksim and the commercial heart of Istanbul. At the time, there were clashes between police and Kurdish protesters nearby, but we always felt safe. Great stuff.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

I was looking for a hotel to sleep in and take a shower so this was perfect. Nice and very helpfull staff, I felt completely safe. The location was excellent, near the big shopingstreet and Taksim Square. I used plugs to my ear because of the traffic on Tarlabasi Bulv but there were a great view from the 4th floor and I took lovely pictures from there. I will stay there again when I go to Istanbul and I will certainly recommend it to others.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I was pleasantly surprised by finding this wonderful hotel. I'm a 25 year veteran of travelling in Turkey. The monetary changes in the last few years have greatly changed the landscape for the traveller looking for a cheap venue. The Hotel Seref offers great value for the money. The location is outstanding and the rooms were just like in the photographs. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Wireless Internet worked very well and was a big help for me. The days of cheap youth hostels are over in Turkey and the Hotel Seref is a welcome alternative. Definitely check this place out.

3.8
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

Location is really great, only 2 minutes to Istiklal street. That also means it's pretty loud during the night, as music from the cafes nearby don't stop till 5-6 am. Rooms seem clean but they don't get cleaned during your stay and you don't get clean towels during your stay. Bathroom is without doors, only curtains, which can be somehow uncomfortable if you are staying with someone. In the bathroom there is no shower cabin, so all the water goes directly to the tiles, meaning the whole bathroom gets wet during the shower... I can't believe this is so expensive to fix and could improve the image of the hotel drastically.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Hotel definitely costs its cost. Good room, very nice staff, and perfect surroundings. The only bad side - relatively noisy in the room. But not a big problem with the closed window. But again I've never been to such Cost/Quality effective place!

6.6 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

It is a good hotel and very centric. You can not ask more for this cheap price.

7.5 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel was clean and the staff really kind and useful. Internet free, no restaurant service (neither breakfast). Really close to nightlife (many restaurants, pubs, cafe, clubs) and a lot of shops (Beyoglu, Taksim) Near to the Galatasaray Lisesi and Galata Tower. Never cross the street of the hotel (Tarlabasi Blv doesn't look safe), better turn immediately to Istiklal caddesi. The noise of the clubs (rooms on the backside of the building) could be a problem for people looking for silent places. The street is also overtraded but the windows provide a good insulation. There aren't shutters, only two curtains.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Excellent value for money (especially for solo traveller). Hotel is close to shopping on Istikal Caddesi and to Taksim Square, with easy access to Sultanahmet. Hotel is on a noisy main artery, with loud music from nearby bars/restaurants on the weekends. Ask for a room on an upper floor (e.g. 3rd floor or above) as this is quieter. With closed windows the street noise is blocked out. No air conditioning. Free computer/internet use in lobby. Daytime staff helpful. Night staff less able to help due to limited English. I would stay here again.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

You get what you pay for, but for the value it can't be beat with an amazing location. If you spend time in your room, this is not the place for you. If you want a cheap room, that satisfies the basic needs in a wonderful location, it is perfect.

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

it's a right place only to sleep, very close to istikal/taksim.

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Nice location near lively area. Rooms were smallish and sheets clean but with holes. Hotel staff was unhelpful: when asked for restaurant recomendation they tried to send us to a tourist trap for which they had the brochure!!

7.2 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Staff is excellent, room was smallish but clean. Wireless internet, to me the most important frill, was perfectly reliable. Great proximity to Istiklal St., easy bus ride to Sultanahmet. In a perfect world, morning caffeine would have been more accessible, but I would stay here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

From research prior to booking I expected this would be a cheap, basic hotel in a lively area where transport was easily available and there were plenty of places to eat nearby. I was not disppointed, and the staff were extremely helpful.

2.8
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I have to pay the hotel as soon as I came. The staff seemed to be bored by the customer and not at all welcoming

6.2 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The Seref hotel was very good value for money and has just been renovated two months ago. Located extremely centrally in a busy areas close to bars and clubs. Also accesable to all major sights in Istanbul easily. The room was basic, but clean with a satelite TV. I would recommend this hotel and will stay there again.

7.4 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

not a 5 stars hotel but well located, very nice and friendly employees. Quite noisy (ask for a room on the backside) excellent relatuionship between price/quality

7.2 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

The room is minimal, but clean Personal it's very nice (10) But the walls are very thing and some girls come in hotel every morning at 3am and make a lot of noise for at least one hour. Probably this will never happened in future, but still you will hear every movement of the others rooms

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Saudi Arabia

It was very good hotel with good price in this area.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Nice people. Unfortunately a bit noisy. sometimes no electricity

7.5 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Thailand

Well position for shopping, dining, etc. Reasonable distant for the underground.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Very nice and helpful service. The rooms are basic but nice furnished and were cleaned every day with fresh towels, good bed, good shower with permanent hot water, very central situated to restaurants, shops and public traffic. Just the street of the hotel is very busy. Not nice, but they have good noise-isolated windows. So it was not really a problem.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Hotel Seref is great as a base for exploring Istanbul's night life and restaurant/shopping scene around Istiklal street and Beyoglu. Rooms were clean although there didn't seem to be breakfast or non-smoking single rooms available at the time - no big problem, quality vs. price is otherwise very good, also there are plenty of places within a few minutes walk to get a bite to eat. Staff were helpful and good free wireless Internet connection was available.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

The hotel is very central, sited at the lower end of Balik Pasar (Fish Market, just in front of Lyceum), far only few hundred metres from Istiklal Caddesi, Taksim area. This is my third travel to Istanbul and the second time that I lodge in this hotel. Bus stop in front of the hotel. They seem quite gay friendly. For a large/twin bed (Italian "matrimoniale", if a couple) ask them, otherwise they'll give you a double (two beds) room. Some room suffers of bad smell of mould/humidity. Internet connection and tea for free. Perfect for single and couples with no specific needs of luxury.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Lithuania

Hotel is clean, witth friendly personal.

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

Little but clean hotel, very kind employees. Incredible location, close to the main footway "Istikal Caddesi". Very comfortable for buses to Sultanamet and the center of the old town.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

if you are single no problem,but If you are two person you will face problem regarding the size of the bed.besides you cannot find a hotel in that area for this price.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Arab Emirates

hi, very good hotels

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

This hotel is located just two blocks from the main nightlife street in Taksim (Istiklal Cad.) and is within 10 minutes walking distance of Taksim Square. Its location on one of the main traffic arteries of Istanbul makes it extremely convenient for public transport, buses stop just outside the door for Sultanahmet and it is equally easy to return back. The same traffic artery just outside your hotel room window generates a bit of noise, to me it was no major problem but this is not a hotel serene romantic evenings. Also my room was not cleaned once in the 4 days I stayed there. I didn't mind too much but I suppose they could have done. CONCLUSION: I paid 23 euros per night for this hotel which was fantastic value for a place to sleep while exploring the city!! Its not fancy but its relatively clean, and there is FREE WI-FI for all guests!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The place is all new and clean. the bed was small (1/2 place, not a wedding bed)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

The Hotel's location is excellent, Staff are very good, and very helpful. The room service was not on a daily bases. Money wise, I think it was much better than I expected.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Saudi Arabia

6.6 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

7.5 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Syria

7.9 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.0 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

7.4 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Greece

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

5.9 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.6 Fair
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Bahrain

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6.2 Fair
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

2.7
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

2.4
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

3.2
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Tunisia

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

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Room Details

Seref Hotel offers 28 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 55-cm LED televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Taksim area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as showers, rainfall showerheads, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Seref Hotel

Nevizade Street - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Dogancay Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Yapi Kredi Cultural Centre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Gallery Nev - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cicek Pasaji - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Anthony of Padua Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Antoine Cathedral - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Garaj Istanbul - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Pera Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Galatasaray Bath - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Gallery Apel - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
French Street - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sanatorium Gallery - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Akbank Culture and Arts Centre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museum of Innocence - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Seref Hotel is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 14.6 km / 9.1 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.