Ada Hotel Istanbul
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Simply the bestfrom mickey65
Tremendous Hotelfrom flutus
We stayed at this boutique hotel for a very short post-cruise visit in Istanbul. The hotel proprietors, both retired professors, arranged to have us picked up at 7:00am at the port, dropped off at the hotel, and then had us picked us again at midnight the same day for a transfer to Sabiha Gocken airport for a 3:00 am flight the next morning.
After arriving at 7:15am, they showed us to our room, which was hugh and impeccably clean (my wife the clean freak gave it her stamp of approval) , and then offered to also let us use a second bathroom in another adjoining room as we were a party of 4.
The hotel is on a back street approximately 5 minutes walking from the Blue Mosque and 10 minutes from the the Grand Bazaar.
After dinner, they invited us up to his rooftop terrace, and brought out complimentary fruit and juices for us. The views of Istanbul were stunning.
I am almost 50, have traveled across the world, have stayed in many large and small hotels, and can honestly say that this was one of my best hotel experiences ever.
I highly recomment hhis hotel.
Fabulous New Hotel in Istanbulfrom Mochismom
The really special thing about the Ada is the sense of personal hospitality from the hands-on owner, Dr. Dogan Sumengen and his wife Havva, who live on the premises. They were always cheerful and helpful with whatever I needed. Dr. Sumengen even went so far as to accompany me to the UPS office to help me ship back some of my holiday purchases. You won't get that at the other hotels!
Delightful Istanbul pied-a-terrefrom caseypaul
Breakfast was served on the roof terrace of a nearby hotel. Whilst the quality of the food on offer was not great, there was reasonable variety and the views from the roof terrace are wonderful.
The hotel is located opposite a popular mosque and if you are likely to have your slumber interrupted by the Muslim call-to-prayer at sunrise, I would advise the use of earplugs.
The hotel whilst in the heart of Sultanahmet, is tucked away from the madding crowds on a delightful quiet side street. The front facing rooms above the ground floor have beautiful views of the sea of Marmaris and the mosque referred to above.
This is a lovely family-run hotel. It's clean, friendly and down to earth and has no pretentions to be other than this. I think that refering to it as a boutique hotel gives altogether the wrong impression and may lead guests seeking this to be disappointed.
Ada Hotel Istanbul is a wonderful boutique hotel with outstanding hospitalityfrom Accidental_Pilgrams
absolutely magnificentfrom ornix
Overall I would say, ADA hotel is the best hotel to stay. If have chance will come to TURKEY again !
Not a bad choicefrom terf
The rooms have all been newly decorated and have jacuzzi baths which seem good in theory but in practice are quite small and if its hot may not seem like a great idea. As previous reviewers have pointed out there are building works happening not only within the hotel itself but right next door, so don't be surprised to hear a lot of drilling and banging if you find yourself in your room during the day - however since most visitors are out and about you may not notice them.
Also the front door is locked 24 hours a day, and you have to ring the bell and wait for someone to answer. This seemed like an inconvenience especially if you want to have a late night out and the owners have to stay up specifically for you. However, the elderly gentleman who runs the place is extremely helpful and always at hand if you ever have any queries or need assistance.
Overall I think the place is absolutely fine, I think the challenge for the Ada will be to see how it deals with its first opening during peak season - when we were there we had to share the tiny but impressively positioned breakfast room with its sister hotel which also seemed fully booked - this meant queues for tables at breakfast in the morning.
We got a good room rate for our stay, but I wouldn't pay anything like 100 euros a night for a stay - especially since there are lots of choices around.
Never again!from swissmodern
They had organised for a car to pick us up at the airport: overpriced, you have to wait ages till you actually depart in a derelict car; say no, there's lots of cabs outside and they are all metered.
We arrived at 10.30pm, there is no reception as such, we walked into a space where father, daughter and the cat sat. You don't get a key for the hotel front door and they had no key for our room, so had to walk the 4 flights of stairs with us. Very romantic. The lift is still being installed. And the workers start at 8.30am, even on Saturday morning, as we discovered...We got woken up much against our will and no way could we go back to sleep.
We had no hot water in the shower or the jacuzzi bath which sat in the middle of our room, bizzarely. We were assured the water was working so it must have been us not having enough brain cells to turm it the right way I guess...!
The breakfast is in another hotel 5 mins away. The room is small and shabby. It was full when we got there, had to share someone's table. The doors of the cabinet on top of which the buffet was fell on my feet... Lots more people arrived and had to wait for a free table in cramped conditions.
Oh yes, do not take their advice for a fish restaurant. They pick you up & bring you back, but it is a tourist trap to avoid at all cost!!!
We checked out after one night, and went to the Moevenpick hotel, an excellent design 5* at only 20% more than the Ada.
We would like to respond to the review of our hotel by "swissmodern" UK entitled "Never
The first morning of her stay she complained that there was no hot water. We checked her room and the hot water was working fine. But she was angry and wanted to go to another hotel. We discounted the price of the room and also did not charge her
for the airport transfer which she now says was "overpriced".
Our hotel is brand new and at the time of her stay we did not have our own terrace finished so we sent guests to our other hotel just one minutes walk away so they could enjoy the view. It was Easter and both hotels were full so it may have been crowded there.Since then we have finished our own beautiful terrace and breakfast
will be served there now.
Also because we were a new hotel we were just having the elevator installed which took longer than expected. Of course we apologized and carried her luggage upstairs for her and her spouse. The elevator has been fully functional for some time now.
When they arrived at our hotel it was very late and she asked us where they could go to eat. We recommended a very good fish restaurant in the Kumkapi district. The restaurant sent a car to pick them up. We send many guests to this restaurant and they really enjoy it. I learned later that once this couple arrived at the restaurant they decided they wanted to eat somewhere else.
Thank you for the opportunity to clarify the issues raised by "swissmodern"
Dr Dogan Sumengen
Owner/Manager Ada Hotel Istanbul
Ada - Decent mid-range Hotelfrom MattSharpe
The best thing about the property is its location, steps away from the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque, with easy access to Divan Yolu and surrounds.
The hotel itself is clean and modern, and being new the fittings remain in a good state. Whilst we were there however, there was ongoing constuction within and next door to the hotel, which we found could be a little noisy and dusty.
The breakfast room was still under construction, so we had to walk over to a nearby hotel a few minutes away each morning. This breakfast here was standard buffet fare, but the views from here over the hippodrome were really special.
The bedroom was relatively spacious, and contained a spa bath which was a nice touch, although it would be nicer if you could see out of the window from there.
The front rooms have views over the local area and down to the Marmara Sea, and there is a small attractive mosque immediately in front of the building (if you don't mind being awoken by the Muezzin).
The staff were friendly and helpful, particularly the older man who ran the place, although we did find that it sometimes felt as if you were staying with your grandparents - particularly becuase we did not get a key to the front door, so he had to open the door every time we wanted to leave or come back to the hotel.
Overall, if you can get a deal on this (we got 4 nights for the price of 3) it is worth considering, but ensure you get a room with a view. Once the construction is complete this would also be a better option.
The Ada Hotel is a great choicefrom MissFiona
Top Local Tips for Istanbul
Asia side We went to the Asia side for a morning and really didn't find anything. I wouldn't recommend going over there. But because we had 6 days in Istanbul we were able to go to some of the areas on the european side that weren't "sights". Ortokoy was great at night. Taksim was a wonderful neighborhood to walk through also.
Tokapi Palace The queues for the treasury are enormous so make sure you head there first and line up.
Taxis take advantage of foreign tourists Taxis drivers didn't always use their meters to calculate fares and then ask for an outrageous price when dropping off. Make sure the meter is used or negotiate your fare before getting into the taxis.
Other names for Ada Hotel Istanbul
- istanbul ada hotel
- Address: 30 Sehit Mehmetpasa Yokusu - Istanbul - 34122 - Turkey
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