Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel 4*– Reviews

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9.9 Rooms
9.9 Service
9.9 Cleanliness
6.3 Food
9.9 Amenities
The hotel was opened in 1997, renovated in 2013. Located in the Sultanahmet area, in the tourist center of Istanbul. Within walking distance are attractions such as the Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace.More →
аватар tfmoremore
 •  traveled 2 years ago
Rating 9.0
I chose the hotel based on the location. Awesome views from the terrace at breakfast (on the 6th floor), and of course from the room (602). The room is excellent, neat, odorless, everything is worthy. The bathroom is clean. Tea set in the room, fridge, slippers, towels, shower set. Excellent WiFi. Very friendly staff. … More ▾ I chose the hotel based on the location.
Awesome views from the terrace at breakfast (on the 6th floor), and of course from the room (602).
The room is excellent, neat, odorless, everything is worthy. The bathroom is clean.
Tea set in the room, fridge, slippers, towels, shower set.
Excellent WiFi.
Very friendly staff. They speak excellent English.
Some of the housekeepers are even in Russian.
The dresses were wrinkled in the suitcase - they stroked me without any problems : )
I could not decide where to start sightseeing - the receptionist showed and told about the best places on the map.
Side by side:
200 m Grand Bazar
70 m McDonald's
100 m Starbucks
80 m exchanger
100 m excellent cafes and restaurants
700 m Basilica
500 m to the largest mosques and palaces

If necessary, you can ask and they will call you a taxi. I got about 230 lira (850 UAH) from the hotel to Sabiha airport.

At breakfast, you can ask for Turkish coffee.
Combined with a gorgeous view - a good start to the day is guaranteed : )
аватар tomart
 •  traveled 12 years ago
Rating 5.0
I returned from Istanbul two days ago, so the impressions are the freshest and brightest. This was my first visit to Turkey, so I approached the selection of a hotel with particular scrupulousness, having read unflattering reviews about other hotels. I hope my opinion will help someone make a choice. After reading many review sites, I decided to spend a week at the Golden Horn Hotel Sultanahmet. … More ▾ I returned from Istanbul two days ago, so the impressions are the freshest and brightest. This was my first visit to Turkey, so I approached the selection of a hotel with particular scrupulousness, having read unflattering reviews about other hotels. I hope my opinion will help someone make a choice.
After reading many review sites, I decided to spend a week at the Golden Horn Hotel Sultanahmet. It is worth noting right away that almost all hotels in the Sultanahmet area have a conditional star rating, i. e. in fact, they do not have a rating at all, but conditionally, for the convenience and attraction of tourists, they are assigned stars of all ranks and merits. Therefore, do not be surprised that the 4+-star hotels declared in the booklet will turn out to be three-star upon arrival. As explained in the travel agency, the stars rise and fall depending on the time of year.
Well, firstly, from the general impressions, the rooms are really small, and the combined toilet and shower room are completely small, by the way, a funny fact, the toilet bowls are partially covered by sinks, so you can sit on them only by moving to the edge or leaning your elbows on the washstand. The balcony in ordinary rooms is rather decorative, not every person can fit on it, but in more expensive rooms, there is enough space for a coffee table and two chairs, but you also can’t turn around too much. But you don’t feel any significant discomfort in moving around the room or in need of help, you can nestle everywhere, in the bedroom all the necessary things are at hand without getting out of bed. In the economy class rooms, the situation is appropriate: a cheap locally assembled TV with a remote control, these are usually called "country", Turkish, English, German and Italian channels, apparently, the hotel management does not consider Russian tourists their priority customers. In addition, there are no AV tulip outputs or any other third-party connection methods. So it's worth stocking up on books and personal players.
Outwardly, the rooms are cozy, but cold (in winter), moreover, the corner rooms are blown by drafts from the balcony on one side, windows and ventilation on the other. The air conditioner, and part-time heater, is quite noisy, emits a howling hum. Of the decoration items, only a red carpet trampled by boots, dusty curtains and stale, smoky bedspreads embroidered with gold threads. Of the furniture - beds, one bunk bedside table, a chest of drawers with a refrigerator, two mirrors in the bedroom and toilet, a TV stand, built-in wardrobe for outerwear, a personal safe with an electronic lock. Everything looks very "worn", and the equipment is completely outdated and unreliable.
The hotels have 4 floors and a panoramic terrace adjacent to the restaurant, it offers a picturesque view of the main attractions of Istanbul, and the sea, by the way, almost all hotels in the area have such terraces, and stationary binoculars are also installed in the neighboring Lady Diana. The windows of many rooms overlook the courtyard, where merchants from neighboring shops, loving cats, homeless people like to gather at night. Rooms with beautiful sea views are called Delux, and are priced accordingly. Access to the terrace is free, even in winter you can drink tea there, inhaling the healing winds of the Bosphorus. From entertainment, seagulls often descend on tourists, expecting to receive a piece of bun in gratitude for posing in front of the lens.
The hotel is located in the back of the courtyard, away from one of the main streets of Sultanahmet, in my opinion, the location is its main advantage, since being in the center of a busy tourist area, you will be protected from the noise of passing cars, cod, the creak of trams and the polyphony of scurrying touts and tourists. A stone's throw from him McDonald's, and private eateries where you can have a hearty lunch and dinner with kebabs for 20-30 lira. Local shops of gold, carpets and souvenirs offer a range of goods at a significantly higher price than at the same Grand Bazaar, fortunately, it is located two tram stops away, and the Lolelit Russian leather and fur district is three.
Now for the staff and food! Breakfasts are monotonous, as elsewhere, it seems that they do not update the menu every day, the french fries are soaked, the buns are dried up, the food looks weathered and stale. Also, green tea is not always in stock, we added it to the tray only after my request.
Tips are not just welcome, but morally extorted, for example, every overdue day, when we "forgot" to leave a couple of dollars, the cleaning lady with special intent threw coins of small denomination on the table to us, apparently hinting that since we are so greedy and poor, she will donate alms to us, and after that she made the beds with dirty sheets. The attitude of the staff towards Russian tourists is cool and wary, but rather neutral, which is especially noticeable when addressing immigrants from the EU countries, for example, a cook or a hall manager approaches them during breakfast and wishes them a good appetite, the waiters try their best to please. By the way, the hotel staff does not speak or understand Russian at all, but they can exchange a few phrases in French or German.
Despite the listed disadvantages, the hotel can be called quite appropriate for the price / quality ratio, and recommend to friends.
аватар frl_frl
 •  traveled 13 years ago
Rating 7.0
First of all, I would like to say about the merits of the hotel. Of course, this is the location of the hotel, the Sultenahmet area. If in a straight line, then 200 meters to the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, 400 meters to Hagia Sophia and the Cistern and 800 meters to the Topkapi Palace. A wonderful terrace with an excellent view of Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus. … More ▾ First of all, I would like to say about the merits of the hotel. Of course, this is the location of the hotel, the Sultenahmet area. If in a straight line, then 200 meters to the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, 400 meters to Hagia Sophia and the Cistern and 800 meters to the Topkapi Palace. A wonderful terrace with an excellent view of Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus. Clean, not shabby rooms, good housekeeping, in general, quite friendly staff. Mediocre food can be assessed, a very modest breakfast. The rooms are tiny, it is even problematic for a large man to get around the bed. There is no ottoman or chair in the room; you can only sit on the bed. True, after contacting the administrator, a chair from the hall was brought into our room. As for the view from the room, I would not advise you to count on it especially. Of course, there are rooms that offer a view, but there are not as many of them as indicated in the description, from the rest of the rooms the view will open either through a tiny window, or you will have to very much roll over the balcony to enjoy it. Therefore, I would advise you not to bother with species numbers, because. The terrace is much more suitable for both contemplation and photography. Moreover, they will still try to settle you in the wilderness. It seems to me that regular proceedings in connection with incorrect placement have already become an integral part of staying in Turkey, regardless of the city, the star rating of the hotel and the method of booking it. And it's upsetting.
One more detail, I would not call it a disadvantage, rather a feature - these are the muezzins.
Due to the proximity of the Blue Mosque (with sufficiently powerful speakers), you will have to wake up at night from his calls to prayer. But in the daytime, their calls, which echo and intertwine with each other, sound amazing. I would even call it a song.
On the day of arrival we had lunch at the hotel, we did not like it. The soup turned out to be a concentrate, and in the seasonal salad there were greens, carrots and beets. So we didn't eat at the hotel anymore. But I really liked the restaurant in the Topkapi Palace and the Pasha 'restaurant chain, one of them is located a hundred meters from the hotel on a street leading to the tram line.
And yet, in Istanbul there are several hotels with the name Golden Horn, in the Sultanahmet area there are two of them. Incl. be careful when choosing a hotel and if you are in Istanbul on your own, then have the address of your hotel with you for a taxi.
There will be questions about the hotel or independent excursions - write.
Read reviews, draw conclusions. And happy travels to this beautiful city.
аватар dIMA21
 •  traveled 14 years ago
Rating 8.0
Great city, great hotel! I advise you, if you are going to go, to take a hotel in the Sultanahmet area, so you can go to the center for a walk at any time, and in 5-7 minutes you will be near all the main attractions! We were driving, we planned to stay at Lady Diana 4 *, but there were no places, so they offered us the Golden Horn, and it turned out to be better, because from the window you can see Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus, and the location is better, closer to center than from Lady Diana. … More ▾ Great city, great hotel! I advise you, if you are going to go, to take a hotel in the Sultanahmet area, so you can go to the center for a walk at any time, and in 5-7 minutes you will be near all the main attractions! We were driving, we planned to stay at Lady Diana 4 *, but there were no places, so they offered us the Golden Horn, and it turned out to be better, because from the window you can see Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus, and the location is better, closer to center than from Lady Diana.


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The hotel was opened in 1997, renovated in 2013. Located in the Sultanahmet area, in the tourist center of Istanbul. Within walking distance are attractions such as the Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace.

Location The hotel is located in the center of Sultanahmet, a few steps from Sultanahmet Tram Station and a 10-minute walk from the Grand Bazaar. Taksim Square is 5 km away. Ataturk Airport is 15 km away and Istanbul Airport is 52 km away.
In a hotel

24-hour front desk, express check-in / check-out, concierge services, luggage storage, tour desk, fax / photocopying, ironing service (for a fee), room service, 1 restaurant - Sultan Teras Restaurant with 200 seats, a view of the Blue Mosque and Princes' Islands (Turkish and international cuisine), diet menu (on request), 1 lobby bar.

  • restaurant
  • cafe/bar
  • conference/banquet room
  • parking  FREE 
  • car hire
  • safe  FREE 
  • free Wi-fi
  • elevator
  • laundry
  • facilities for people with disabilities
  • non-smoking rooms
  • currency exchange
  • payment by credit cards
For kids
  • kids menu in the restaurant
  • crib
  • nanny
Entertainment and sports Library.
  • gym  FREE 
  • organization of excursions
Description of rooms

The hotel offers 70 comfortable rooms: Corner Suites, Honeymoon Suite, Junior Suites, Deluxe Connected Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Standart Rooms, Disabled Room.

In the rooms

Central air conditioning, heating, telephone, safe (free of charge), Wi-Fi (free of charge), TV, satellite TV, mini-bar (extra charge), electric kettle (except Standard Room), bathroom, hair dryer. Room cleaning daily, linen change 3 times a week, room service: around the clock (for a fee).

  • bath / shower
  • hair dryer
  • mini bar $
  • safe  FREE 
  • air conditioner
  • cable/satellite TV
  • plasma tv
  • phone
  • internet wi-fi  FREE 
  • tea/coffee maker (not in all rooms)
  • wake-up service
  • balcony/terrace
  • jacuzzi (not in all rooms)
The address Binbirdirek Mah. Binbirdirek Meydanı Sok. No: 1, 34400 Sultanahmet, Istanbul,Turkey
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