Hotel Sari Konak

, Istanbul, Turkey
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Hotel Sari Konak

, Istanbul
3 star

Rooms: 17

42 Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad - Istanbul - 34400 - Turkey Hotel Website | | 212 638 62 58
417 Traveller

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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Sari Konak

Certainly come back

from A TripAdvisor Member
I enjoyed this hotel very much, it was definitely one of the best hotels in Istanbul. It has a wonderful character.we thought hotel did an excellent job taking care of their customers. We especially appreciated the efforts and care Daphne paid us and her concern for us.

Pleasant hotel, great location, great service.

from nadinerichmond
This is a small hotel in an Ottoman period building. The area of Sultan Ahmed is the most historical but also the most touristy part of the city, so it's got plenty of restaurants, taxis, and safety for women alone. The hotel itself offers lovely quiet rooms, some with little balconies, all spotless and well-maintained. Many of the rooms look directly at the Blue Mosque's minarets and dome. The breakfast is generous and so are the staff, all of whom, including the owners, are friendly and extraordinarily willing to go out of their way to help.

Every city needs a Sari Konak!

from lryzebo
We cannot rave enought about this gem! The location is perfect, the service awesome and the breakfasts delicious. What's more the fellow guests are among the most interesting we've met in our travels.

Great location

from vicimelda
Our stay was brief, being only two night, but we enjoyed our time at this hotel. We arrived at 11pm on the first night and had to leave at 6:30am the next morning to go on a tour. This was not a problem for this small hotel and they even got up early to give us a basic breakfast with tea before the bus came to get us. They apologised that the bread wouldn't arrive until 7:30am. We were grateful to get anything at that hour!
We were sharply woken up at 5:40am by the praying that is broadcast from speakers from the Blue Mosque! Not a good way to wake up when disoriented!
The location of the hotel was also very good and we walked most places. The staff were very happy to help us with directions and they spoke good english.
The hotel has a great roof top deck that we used while waiting to go to the airport. The drink prices are quite expensive but with that view, what do you do?....
I would stay here again and recommend this hotel.

Really Fantastic!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I just can say, that all the reviews written about Sari Konak are true.
Good/clean rooms, perfect in a quit area, but still close to all culturale things to visit! I would also like to thank Defne for her wonderfull help. And the restaurant she recommended to eat authentic turkisch food. The place is called Hala, and you can eat turkisch pancakes stuffed with delicious things. It is in Taksim on the main street,(where the tramrail is!) go up a street between Benetton for kids and a chocolatshop, go left at the end of that street, you see a groccery en next to is Hala. Really wonderful.
Defne was really helpfull, and so where the other staffmembers! Nothing was too much. Next time to Istanbul and I will surely come back!
Thanx for a great holiday!
Greetz Leonie

s great cities

from kaibab11
Staying at this boutique hotel, in the shadow of Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque and with a panoramic rooftop terrace view of the Sea of Marmara is feels like a stay in the gracious home of good friends.
Great location on a quiet street, within walking distance of Sultanahmet Square, Seraglio Point and light rail... cozy rooms and modern bathroom plumbing... a fine breakfast and, above all, a helpful, friendly and efficient staff. At the risk of "spoiling" a terrific hideaway in glorious Istambul by reiterating what others have already said, one word sums up the Sari Konak experience: "Go!"

Perfect hotel in Sultanahmet!

from Maggot
We stayed at the Sari Konak late August for 5 nights. "We" were my boyfriend, myself and my parents. We were Istanbul for some sightseeing and the Formula 1.

I can back up all of the nice comments below, this really is a fantastic hotel! I would recommend it to anyone travelling to Istanbul.

The hotel is a small family run place right in the middle of all the sights in Sultanahmet, but on a quiet street and near the waterfront. The owners and staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel and its rooms are beautiful and clean, and it has a great roof terrace.

It's rooms and communal areas are tastefully renovated with some lovely details, but not at all over the top. Everything is very clean and in very good condition, looks like it was renovated yesterday. The reception and lounge areas are lovely and cool and simple, with marble floors and staircases, pale colours, various antiques, comfy sofas and pictures of old Istanbul. A real relaxing haven after a day of sightseeing or shopping.

Breakfast (which is very nice) is in the breakfast room which opens into a lovely shaded courtyard.

Best of all, the rooftop terrace is beautiful with views to the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia and marmora sea. There is a covered seating area, but also has some cushioned benches dotted around the terrace from where you can take in the view and watch the world go by below - over a cool beer.

The rooms, like the rest of the hotel, are clean, simple, and very tastefully decorated. They have a small TV and air con. Beds comfy, everything spotlessly clean. We took one standard room (which was adequate in size and great on all other counts) and one deluxe room, which was bigger and had a few more pieces of furniture (lovely antique desk etc).

The staff are all either the family or friends of the owner (or the owner himself) and they are incredibly friendly and helpful. They will help you with your Turkish, your sightseeing, restaurant recommendations and bookings etc. But they are also just lovely and chatty and will happily tell you about their lives in Istanbul, how they renovated the hotel etc.

In our exploring (and we did a lot) we passed most other Sultanahmet hotels. We could also see a fair few from our terrace. I have to say that from the outside / reception areas, none looked as nice as Sari Konak. The really big luxury places are not in Sultanahmet.

I really can't think of any negatives. I can't imagine why anyone would want to stay anywhere else. So, unless a big modern chain hotel with full on pool, gym, european restaurant and room service etc is an absolute neccessity for you (I can't imagine why it would be unless you're on business travel) stay here! You will love it.

A Great Place!

from bagritter
We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in early July, and had a wonderful experience. The hotel was very charming. Our double room was small but cute and clean, and the bathroom was bigger than others we've experienced in Europe. The breakfast was excellent.

Defne, at the front desk, was extremely helpful and pleasant. She was very knowledgeable of the public transportation systems, and helped us plan our routes on multiple occasions.

We would highly recommend Sari Konak.

Excellent Hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We loved the hotel. The people were so friendly and helpful. The hotel location is perfect and the rooms were clean and comfortable (best water pressure I have ever experienced). Breakfast was very good. Real good insulation made it hard to hear others or the call to prayer at dawn. Good value!

Nice Boutique Hotel With One Reservation

from toodlepip
Having read the reviews here, we decided to kick off our stay in Turkey with 2 nights at the Sari Konak. We were delighted with the hotel, which is a rather elegant building in the Sultahahmet district of Istanbul (a stone's throw from Blue Mosque, Ayia Sofia, Byzantine Cistern and a great restaurant, Rani - ask for seats on the top floor which has views looking onto the Blue Mosque).

The rooms were comfortable and pleasantly furnished, although not overly large, exactly what we were after from this type of hotel. The staff initially were friendly and suggested some things to do in Istanbul and located the main sightseeing attractions on a handy map. Unlike our other stays in Turkey, they didn't push us towards any tours, or try and point us to a carpet shop, which was great.

The hotel was a splendid roof terrace, which was a bit nippy at the start of June, but would be fantastic when it's warmer. We had drinks up there each evening before wondering our for dinner. Watching the sun set of the Sea of Marmara with the Blue Mosque towering behind you, really gives you the chance to take in the atmosphere of Istanbul. As the hotel is perched fairly high on the hill, you can also look down on the houses and streets below, whilst the sea gulls batter each other on the roof above you!

The only drawback, and sadly this did rather colour our stay there was that a passport went missing from one of our rooms. We kicked ourselves for not putting it into the hotel safe, but never having had a problem before, we didn't feel the need to. What surprised us was the utter disbelief of the hotel staff, who failed to believe the passport was gone, or that anyone would have taken it from the room.

They weren't helpful in sorting out the problem and we had to figure out for ourselves that we'd need to get a report from the police and then go to the embassy to get a new one re-issued. This did leave a rather bitter taste in the mouth, which was a shame because otherwise I really liked this hotel.

In particular, the guy who looked after the little bar on the roof was really friendly and we enjoyed helping him practise his English.

Top Local Tips for Istanbul

Tram to Dolmabahçe It´s easy to get a tram to Dolmabahçe, you just have to leave the tram on the last stop and it costs 1.3 ytl.

Bring comfortable shoes Much walking, both within historical areas as well as between them. Sometimes on cobblestone roads.

Where to eat Turkish Great little restaurant Ocean's 7 very near to hotel -great food and very friendly service!

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