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Tashkonak Hotel - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Kucukayasofya Cd. Tomurcuk Sk. No:5 Sultanahmet - Istanbul

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 40.00
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Tashkonak Hotel is near a metro station in the area of Sultanahmet and offers an excellent solution for travelers looking for family-friendly Istanbul hotels with free breakfast, 24-hour room service and a buffet restaurant with garden views.

Your 3 star Istanbul hotel has its own restaurant serving breakfast where you will find a selection of items to try. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out.

Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi. The lobby offers coffee, free newspapers and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a garden, concierge services and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 134 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Tashkonak Hotel

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

Facilities at Tashkonak Hotel - Special Class

  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (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.
  • Alcohol is not served at this property.

Check-in: after 12:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 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 25 (one way)

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

Tashkonak Hotel is also known as

Tashkonak Hotel
Tashkonak Hotel Istanbul

8.3

Clean

8.0

Location

7.4

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

8.4

Service

Tashkonak Hotel - Special Class reviews

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

to came back!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

We had an excellent stay at Tashkonak Suites. The service from the staff is the best we have ever experienced and the spacious room, the roof terrace with a view at both the blue mosque and the sea was magnificent. We can give the hotel our best recommendations.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

1st visit in Istanbul. Taxi service and location perfect. close to main sights and in quiet ambiance. very engaged staff, evereything goes very correctly. 1 dinner to be taken in hotel can be recommended - best view from terrasse.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Our 2nd stay at this hotel and if anything it has got better. The staff are great, the rooms are comfortable and the rooftop breakfast view fantastic.

7.8 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

good price, good hotel

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

piccolo hotel ma simpatico. Bellissima la colazione all' aperto con vista sulla moschea blu. Ottimo lo yogurt!!

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

We arrived from Australia at 8:30am are were immediately welcomed into our room and invited to breakfast on the rooftop, which was fantastic. The staff were most helpful and the hotel is in an ideal location to visit all the key sites of interest in Istanbul. Highly recommended

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Wonderful. It was my first time in Instanbul but when I come back, I'll definitely choose that hotel again. Personel was very kind and helpful, rooms were correct and the view from the roof terrace is great.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Japan

Vey nice hotel, spacious room and great location. Unfortunately because of the proximity to a mosque and lots of seagulls outside the place can be quite noisy. Also no bathtub.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

very friendly place to stay...very nice employees and personnel all day long. THANKS

7.4 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

EXCELLENT good price and location. Building reconstruction works behind the wall of our number, no Wi-Fi (problems with provider), only iron in the hotel was in use by other guest, no restaurant. So, this hotel is a good place to spend money and live in city centre, but not so good for people, who likes comfortable accomodation.

3.9
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

We had a very small room, much smaller than we expected from the picture in the internet. The Hotel is between 2 mosques (very close), so where was no chance to sleep through the night. Breakfast was ok and people at reception were very friendly.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Romania

very good hotel, nice staff, clean and nice rooms, cool view from the terase were u take breakfast but breakfast could be more various...nice garden, very good position from the main turistic spots. I liked it, i'll go back there

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Romania

We travelled as a group. Very nice and welcoming staff and people in general in Istanbul. Very good location of the hotel, very close to the Blue Mosque. Nice restaurants in the neighbourhood with very good food and good service. English is not spoken very well but this is largely compensated by the openness and willingness of the people.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Lovely hotel. The staff are extremely welcoming and competent. They offer tours, pick up service from the airports (at any time)etc. Perfectly placed near to the monuments in the old town, in a quiet location. The rooms are clean, spacious and have all facilities. There is a roof garden with a great view, where breakfast is served. Only regret maybe - a restaurant ?

5.6 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

we booked for 3 nights, but the 1st night hotel was full, or they simply did not believe in your reservation because we arrived quite late, so they moved in another hotel of lower quality amd we did not get any discount. Stay in "right" hotel was good...clean but not so quite...room are nice but it could be better for a 4 star hotel. Breakfast is great.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

v central location - v good value for money. Immediate area run down and a bit gloomy after dark but so near to Blue Mosque that we didn't mind. Room was nothing special but was comfortable. Staff welcoming though they wouldn't recommend local restaurants preferring to plug a distant expensive fish restaurant. Breakfast plentiful but not amazing

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Friendly staff, great breakfast, comfortable room and a wonderful view from the roof terrace! I would say the only drawback to this place is that it's a bit tricky to find - Tomurcuk Sk. doesn't seem to go directly off Kucuk Aya Sofya Cad. any more... But if you go down Kapiagasi Sk. instead and then turn left into Ogul Sk. and go right to the end you'll end up on Tomurcuk Sk. and you'll see the hotel on your right. And in fact being slightly off the beaten track means it's a quieter and more relaxed area (i.e. no shops to navigate your way past in the immediate vicinity), so it definitely works in its favour!

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Tashkonak is a very nice hotel, located around 7 minutes walking from the centre of Sultanahmed, where you find the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofya. The rooms are rather small, but as it is visible from the pictures. The rooms are clean, daily cleaned, and the staff is very helpful. One big plus is the terrace, where they also serve breakfast - you really have a stunning, view there. The only point you need to get used to is the fact that there is a mosquee on the other side of the street - and on the weekends, the muezin calls the believers to the prayers at sunrise (However, if you book a room anywhere in Sultanahmed, you will always be close to a mosquee). Very good experience!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff were unbelievably helpful and friendly. The wifi was free and worked flawlessly. Although the breakfast was more than ample, we would have liked a little more variety in the menu after the first few days. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone who likes a little "character" in their hotels. The location of the hotel could not have been more convenient to the major sites in the Sultanhamet.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

The hotel staff was very friendly and complaisant. The hotel was very clean and the service appropriate. The rooms are tastefully furnished. We can recommend the airport shuttle service. The hotel is near to all touristy sites (5 min-walk to Sultanahmet camii). The breakfast is standard. We really enjoyed our stay in Tashkonak hotel.

5.7 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

It seems to be very close to Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque but it's not, you have to walk round to arribe there. There are other hotels with less stars but better price and similar rooms and service. Nice breakfast in the terrace and beautiful views.

3.9
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The hotel had no elevators! Very incovenient and uncomfortable! Pictures overstated true quality of hotel, very disappointing! I feel we were deceived!

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

We enjoyed our stay and loved the breakfast!

7.3 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The hotel is next to a small mosque whose muezzin(?) calls the neighbourhood to pray at 5 a.m. Quite charming.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Our stay was with the helpful staff very pleasant. We want to come back.

7.4 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

very good, cheap and comfortable, in the center of historical Instanbul. Good breakfast included. Only negative thing: very noisy because of a mosquee rigtly in front of the hotel an a lot of dogs barking in the street. Ask for an internal room, it's better.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The hotel is well located just 5 minutes walk of the blue mosque, High Zsofia and Topkapi Palace. The Tram 38 takes you the Taksim area, well after crossing the bridge climb the steps to get there. The hotel is located in Sultanamhed is a safe area no risks.

4.4 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Dominican Republic

Aunque reserve en el hotel Tashconak, me llevaron a otro hotel. La causa por la que me llevaron a ese otro hotel no la entendí, pero el hotel este otro hotel estaba también ubicado en la zona antigua y resultó cómodo porque solo fue una noche que pasamos, aunque al principio las habitaciones estaban muy fria.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

The breakfast buffets were ample and delightfully presented in the rooftop dining and viewing area. The location of the hotel is perfect for those who want to be able to walk to the historical sites or get to public transportation easily. The service was good and they treated our group of 26 with courtesy and friendliness. The airport pickup was free and they arranged for our airport return perfectly. There is no elevator so you must be able to climb up to the 4th. floor for breakfast.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The staff were excellent. Very friendly and welcoming. Very comfortable room and nice view from the upstairs terrace. Breakfast was very simple but very reasonable for price.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

The only thing I can complain about the hotel is the noise of others guests on the stairs. The room I received was in front of the stairs and there were many young people going up and down at night hours.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with this hotel, and would definitely return if we visit Istanbul again. The staff was wonderful - very helpful. After we arrived, they offered us tea and then sat down with us and a map of Istanbul, and pointed out all the big sights of interest, and recommended how to make the most of our brief stay. The location in perfect - very close to everything. We did pay for the larger room, and it was very spacious - tastefully decorated in a Victorian style with a nice seating area - sofa, chairs, coffee table. They comment is true about the minaret broadcasting the call to prayer right outside the window, but visiting a city with 3200 mosques during Ramadan, I'm not sure you could escape that no matter where you stayed. I can't say enough good things about the staff, and highly recommend this hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Argentina

Sumamente conforme, ubicacion cercana a sitios de interes turístico, personal muy cordial, terraza para desayunar privilegiada, desayuno de nivel correcto. Relación precio/servicios muy buena. Sin duda que volvería al mismo Hotel en visitas ulteriores.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Super Frühstück, traumhafte Dachterrasse, sehr schönes Zimmer, unheimlich freundliches Personal!

6.5 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Some confusion over prices quoted (euro or lira) and "free" airport pick-up for 3 days or more. Too much "selling" of tours that was not wanted. Good location but overall a slight disappointment compared to other Venere sourced hotels.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

It's little bit difficult to find this hotel. Sometimes very big music from Tarkish temple surprised me. Anyway, the staff was very helpful, and the eating area had nice view.(you can see the sea if it's fine condition.)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Chile

The Hotel is nice and close to main monuments and mosques. I recomend it for couples

6.9 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ukraine

generally, it's very charming, but there is intolerable noise of muedzin songs early morning !

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Tash Konak hotel is very nice and conveniently placed for a visit of old Istanbul. The rooms are pleasantly decorated in the typical local style, a couple of square meters more wouldn't have hurt, but I think there are larger rooms available with a little surcharge. The hotel staff was very helpful on every occasion. All in all it was very good quality for the price paid.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Excellent property managed by an outstanding staff.The location is mot convenient to visit the city.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Absolutly in the city center. 5 minutes from the Blue Mosque.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Excellent location, lots of shops and restaurants nearby and the blue mosque is only ten minutes away. Staff at this hotels are brilliant, they really go out of their way to help you. The hotel is very pretty with gorgeous views from the rooftop area. Only complaint is the call to prayer very early in morning from the mosque across the road.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

For a leisure trip to Istanbul this is a decent place to base yourself for a few days. The location is great, as it's in close proximity to practically every site of interest, yet is located in a clean and quiet area (which isn't that common an occurrence in the Sultanahmet area!). However, don't expect the concierge to have the best command of the english language!

6.5 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We booked two double rooms, our room had two single beds and was very small. Our parents room had a double bed as was really spacious. Our shower had no door which made it nippy and also caused a big mess. I thought it was unfair to charge the same rate for both rooms as the one was way better than the other. As for the location, you probably won't find any better in Istanbul. The view from the room where breakfast is served it beautiful, their do serve a good breakfast. The garden where you can enjoy a drink is also very relaxing. Their airport transfer service is convenient and comfortable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

Very good location...

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Staff was very sweet, the location was perfect -- outside the big tourist area but in walking distance to everything.

7.0 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

My husband and I have traveled extensively together and he has traveled for work. Our opinions of this hotel were different. He felt for the price we could have found a nicer room. I admit, the shower was missing a door and the room was tiny. We couldn't unpack our stuff! I felt the hotel was in a GREAT location and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They are more than willing to help with anything you need! I would stay there again due to the wonderful staff, great breakfast, and superb location. I think my husband would look for a different hotel!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Nice small hotel in the heart of Istanbul. Quite close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the old town centre. Wonderful roof-terrace for breakfast with sea view, but the breakfast-service-lady is a bit lazy. Ask for rooms with sea-view or in the upper levels of the hotel where you can see (and hear) the Blue Mosque. Staff is friendly (speaks english and german) and very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to everybody who wants to have clean, central acommodation and won`t spend too much money. See you again!

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our stay at Tashkonak was very satisfactory. The rooms were not very soundproof, but the hotel is in a quiet street, so this was not too much of a hassle. Breakfast was lovely, however we were not able to get a seat in the dining room on one of the mornings - I am not sure how they would cope in peak season! Perhaps they are able to spread some more tables out further onto their balcony...? The hotel was very close to the Blue Mosque, and in short walking distance to the local restaurants, etc. All in all, we certainly enjoyed our stay and felt that Tashkonak was very good value for money.

5.9 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Die Lage ist perfekt. Für Pers. über 1,90 nicht geeignet, da die Betten nur 1.90 lang sind :-(( Sehr hellhörig, ansonsten o.k. Der Früchstücks-Service ist etwas chaotisch, dafür entschädig allerdings der traumhafte Blick von der Dachterrasse. Für ein paar Tage, als reiner Schlafstützpunkt o.k.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Slovenia

Fully dedicated employees, amazing location, very reasonable pricing. A perfect address, should the breakfast offer a bit more choice. I'll definitely return often there, even during my business trips.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The people at the desk were particularly garcious and helpful

6.5 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Malaysia

A quiet hotel, nicely decorated, however surrounding area of the hotel looks deserted (maybe because it is still the off season - 12March) sorts of located in one of the back alley of the Sultanahmet area. I am quite lucky to get a double room with the view of the Marmara Sea. On the first night of staying there, the heater didn't really work, the room is cold, luckily the hotel provide us with 2 thick blankets, but it is still quite cold. Then it was better for the next 4 nights. The queen size bed is a bit small, a little hard, but I have no problem with sleeping. Toilets are clean and well taken care off, although it is a bit small (even for an Asian like me). The staff were always around to provide services, and they are friendly as well. The breakfast terrace provide a very nice view of the Marmara Sea. The breakfast is pretty much the same everyday, breads, butter and jams, cheeses, yogurt, olives, tomatoes, cereals, hot drinks and juices. There is also a computer with free Internet access at the lobby. within walking distance to a lot of restaurants, DoyDoy restaurant is one of them, and usually are filled with tourists. Blue Mosque, HagiaSophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Tram Station, Hippodrome, Arasta Bazaar are located nearby. Overall, a nice, quiet, beautiful, small boutique hotel with a good price that is perfect if all you need is a place to sleep and rest after a full day of walking and discovering Istanbul.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Very enjoyable stay. Staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Transport to and from airport arranged by reception - even during the night. Breakfast on the terrace gives a lovely view. Location very central and easy access to main tourist sites. Recommended ++

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • South Korea

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Tashkonak. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good views of the sea and Blue Mosque from the rooftop breakfast area. Nice breakfast. I'll stay there again. The neighborhood was a bit dark at night, but the location was an easy walk to major sights and public transportation.

7.8 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The best thing about the hotel is its staff--they were very accommodating--got ice for us--picked up at the airport as per agreement--helped us make contact with our travel agent. the worst thing was the lack of a no smoking area especially at breakfast but since Turkey is a smoking country it's part of the scenario unfortunately.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Tashkonak is ideally situated to explore old Istanbul. The hotel is quiet and friendly and offers very good value for money. The staff were helpful and competent.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

A small, clean attractive hotel well situated near the Blue Mosk, Agia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. The staff was attentive and helpful. The view from their rooftop dining room was spectacular.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

This hotel is fantastic. We arrived at the station after catching the overnight train from Thessaloniki, Greece and the driver had to ask for a few directions but once there we were definitely in the right place. It is located behind the Blue Mosque and within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. The staff here were fantastic and bent over backwards to help. There was a very reasonable buffet breakfast on the rooftop each morning and an added bonus of wireless internet in the hotel (we had our own laptop and were able to access the net free of charge) I cannot recommend this hotel more highly for its location, the staff, the clean rooms just about everything. Thank you all for a wonderful stay.

7.9 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

A great place to stay - close to everything. The staff was very friendly. They did take us to a rug shop owned by their "friend." I'm sure this is normal in Istanbul, but you may have to work pretty hard to say "no" to visiting the rug store. Overall a nice stay!

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

This hotel has the advantage of being located in the central area of Sultan Ahmet (5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque) as well as being in a residential area, across from a small mosque. It allows the welcome experience of life in a neighbourhood. Also, there are some good little restaurants close to the hotel which makes it very practical to go out even late at night. The staff is friendly, helpful and competent, at all levels. Although, from what I gathered, the staff members are employees of the hotel, they all display the type of care that you normally experience in a family-owned hotel. The room I had was quite adequate in size and, most important, it was clean. I stayed for 11 days. I specially recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to get slightly out of the beaten track.

7.6 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Excellent position, near all sites more interesting. Very friendly staff. A good turkish breakfast.

2.3
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

El Hotel para nada es de 4 estrellas, en España estaria catalogado como un Hotel de 1 ó 2 estrellas como máximo. NO TIENE MEDIDAS DE EMERGENCIA, se fue la luz y repartieron VELAS a todos los huespedes con el correspondiente riesgo de incendio. No habia señales luminosas de emergencia. En la habitación habia unas goteras inmensas. Las fotos de la web no tienen nada que ver con la realidad. Mi mujer y yo no pasamos ni la primera noche en el Hotel, nos fuimos, ante la inseguridad y el malestar que el hotel ofrecia. El señor gerente era muy amable, pero luego descubrimos durante nuestra estancia en Istanbul que el 99% de las personas de Istanbul tambien lo son. Por tanto no hay que dejarse embaucar por la amabilidad del gerente del Hotel ya que este no ofrece ni comodidad ni seguridad. Lamento tener que ser tan duro, pues en todos mis viajes VENERE.com ha sido un buen metodo de elección del Hotel, pero en este caso el HOTEL TASHKONAK para nada es un buen hotel, y mucho menos de 4 estrellas. L'hotel Tashkonak n'est pas un Hotel de 4 étoiles, c'est com à maxim de 2 étoiles. L'hotel n'a pas issues d'emergence et les photos de la web ne se corresponent pas avec la realité. The Tashkonak hotel haven't emergency exit and the photos are false.

4.8 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

It is unfortunate that the hotel was undergoing building extensions and so we had constant banging just the other side of the wall of our room, which went on until 7.00pm. One night they were pouring concrete until well after midnight. When going on holiday, you expect to be able to relax and unwind in peaceful surroundings, which clearly was not our experience at the Tashkonak. The hotel was apologetic and tried to be accomodating but I felt that they should warn guests when making reservations that they are undergoing renovations - if I had known about it, I would definitely have booked to stay somewhere else. Although the hotel was very clean and the pictures reflected on the website were more or less representative of the accomodation offered, what they don't show is the surrounding area, which has unfortunately become very run-down. As a consequence, the 'view of the Marmara Sea' is rather spoilt as the view is over rooftops in a bad state of repair which are being used for storage with shack-type structures erected on top. This is not true of the whole Sultanahmet area, as just 200m up the hill, in the region of Sultanahmet Square, the area is a lot nicer and more upmarket. The other disappointing area was the "internet cafe" which does not look at all like the picture on the web and actually comprises just one PC which was not available for use at all during our stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

A Lovely hotel staff very helpful. Close to sights. Hotel organised transfers to hotel which was great. Recommend it to anyone.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

A Lovely hotel staff very helpful. Close to sights. Hotel organised transfers to hotel which was great. Recommend it to anyone.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

A Lovely hotel staff very helpful. Close to sights. Hotel organised transfers to hotel which was great. Recommend it to anyone.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

A Lovely hotel staff very helpful. Close to sights. Hotel organised transfers to hotel which was great. Recommend it to anyone.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

the raliotion price offers is excellent.good position close to th blue mosque.reception services excellent. what i miss was a coffee wich cann be provides with a small coffe machine in the breakfast room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

very nice hotel, not far from the famous mosks, very friendly staff, good breakfast. the hotel is built in the original style and the furniture and curtains are as well in original style made. all together: a hotel to recomend, and beside the price is ok!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

The airport pick-up went perfectly. We were warmly welcomed by the staff (in fluent german) and given tips for visting the sights and finding restaurants. The location is ideally suited for visiting the main sights in Istanbul, lying in the middle of the old Istanbul. The Golden Horn is easily reached by foot or tram (the staff explained us the traffic system), and also the modern parts of Istanbul are not too far away. Great stay – we will come back!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

All the employees are very helpful. The hotel is situated in front of a mosquee (you may be awoken at 4 am, but it's a nice experience!...)

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

It's an excellent hotel as you can see in my rating. Only the noise of the mosk beside the hotel sometimes in the middle of the night and early morning 5.00 was a little bit annoying.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Very impressed that a hotel offered (and delivered so much) for the tariff. Extras like pickup from airport (at 2am) free internet connection, breakfast on rooftop terrace, etc all appreciated. Very obliging staff even at 2am when we arrived. Staff helped direct us to nearest ATMs etc, actually took us there. Would definitely stay here again.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Excellent position and breakfast. Too small the rooms and the clealiness of room is poor.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We stayed at Tashkonak Hotel for just two nights as a stop over between destinations. We were met at the airport by a driver from the hotel. (Note: We assumed this meant that transportation to and from the airport was provided. However, they only provide it from the airport. You must make your own arrangements to get back to the airport. The front desk was very helpful in getting us a taxi at last minute which only cost $8 USD. But the transportation provided was not clear to us from our communication with the venere website or the hotel.) The hotel is listed as a "special hotel" which means it is a renovated older residential dwelling. It had lots of character. Our room had a balcony that looked out on a small enclosed garden. The hotel is located on a small side street that is within easy walking distance to the Blue Mosque and Saint Sophia's. There were two modest restaurants near-by. One evening we went to an excellent fish restaurant near the water. Most restaurants will send transportation to pick you up and return you to your hotel. Again the front dest arranges for it. The best thing about this hotel is the staff. They are most attentive and willing to help and suggest. They also arranged for a day tour for us and gave us much advice on how to navigate the city safely. They speak very good English so communication was not a problem. The breakfast eating area on the rooftop was a delight with a view of the Bosporus. This is not a 5 star Western hotel so do not expect slick furnishings or plumbing. But it is clean and comfortable and a true experience of the country. An added point...there is an online computer in the lobby area that is for your use at no charge. Be aware that the Turkish keyboard is different and have them show you the correct key for the letter "i".

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9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

3.4
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

7.8 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

3.2
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Tashkonak Hotel, offering 33 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Sultanahmet area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, slippers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators and minibars are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Tashkonak Hotel

By car
The easiest way to the hotel is by following the coastal road to Sultanahmet. After 14 km turn left onto Kennedy Caddesi and follow directions for Aksakal Sokak. Proceed straight and after the second street turn right onto the Kapiagiasi Sokak, then turn onto Tomurruc Sokak where you will find the hotel.

By train
The hotel is easily reachable by public transportation from the main train station of Istanbul.

By airplane
The Ataturk International Airport lies 15 km from the hotel. Take the Eminonu exit to the east, follow the coastal road in the direction of Ataturk, turn right on the Kennedy Caddesi road after the 4th traffic light, and follow directions for Sultanahmet to Aksakal Sokak. Proceed 100 metres and turn right to Kucukayasofya Sokak, after the second street, turn right on Kapiagasi Sokak, where you will find the hotel on your left.

Distances from Tashkonak Hotel - Special Class

Arasta Bazaar - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Mosaic Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Hippodrome - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cardakli Bath - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
German Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Million Stone - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Tashkonak Hotel is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.5 km / 8.4 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 Tashkonak Hotel

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