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Saruhan Hotel is a yellow stone house run by a Turkish Family, this is one of the only hotels in Istanbul decorated with stone and wood together. It is located in the heart of the open air museum Istanbul, in the historical area. It is ideal for visiting by foot.

Named after the smoothly-hewn yellow-tinted stone, our hotel, "Saruhan," is old Turkish for "The Yellow Inn."

The yellow stone was specially quarried in the Cappadocia region while the property also features marble floors everywhere and the most beautiful woodwork-interior and creates an atmosphere strongly reminiscent of the fine old Ottoman mansions of yester year.

9 months of the most careful restoration has ensured that everything is modern and spotlessly clean!

The property features large and beautifully decorated rooms and bathrooms, WI-FI service everywhere even in your rooms. Almost all the rooms also have nice balconies!

More than one guest have commented on our excellent mattresses, on their perfect night's sleep, on the spacious, beautifully-tiled bathrooms, the double-glazed windows, the air-conditioning, Satellite TV, the balconies and, on the upper floors, the inspiring city views of Istanbul itself and the sea views to Asia and the Princess Islands.

A lovely Turkish-style breakfast on terrace complete with the most delicious homemade jams - is taken on the open roof-terrace with the sea and all of its vistas right in front of you.

But our location is also unique! Our hotel is conveniently located for visitors who want to immerse in the local life while staying close to the main sight-seeing spots (a few minutes walk to the Blue Mosque and Ayasofya ).

The Saruhan Hotel is owned by Mr and Mrs. Faik Aytekin but managed by their enterprising children, Miss Elif Aytekin and her brother, Ersin Aytekin, both in their twenties. Elif and Ersin not only speak very good English, but they are also very sweet-natured and genuinely interested in their guests.

The hotel has a very informal atmosphere, Elif and Ersin always have time for a chat and are always ready to help to maximize the comfort of their guests and to give good advice about the wonderful world of Istanbul which begins at their doorstep.

Location Information

How to reach us:

From The Airport:

Please ask for pick up service from Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Another alternative to reach to the Saruhan Hotel is the subway and tram connection. Take the subway at the Ataturk Airport, get off in Zeytinburnu station. The tram stop is near the subway station. Take a tram and get off in Sultanahmet stop. It takes just 10 minutes by walking from the Sultanahmet stop to "Your Home in Istanbul (Saruhan Hotel)".

From The Main Bus Stop:

Take a subway at the Bus station, get off in Aksaray. Take a tram from Aksaray and get off in Sultanahmet.

Please check the map in Sultanahmet tram stop. It takes just 10 minutes by walking from the Sultanahmet stop to "Your Home in Istanbul (Saruhan Hotel)".

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Highlights

  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Common Room
  • Travel Desk

Important Information

Check-In

13:00

Check-Out

11:00

Please be advised that as soon has you receive your confirmation email you will be required to email the property directly with the three digit security code or CCV number from the back of your card. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your booking and no refund of the deposit will be given.

You will be provided with the properties contact email address on your booking confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 4 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Outstanding 96%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It was a little bit difficult to find at first but once you learn how to move in zig zag streets of Sultanahmet, everything is as easy as find the big mosques. There is no elevator which could be a problem if you are in the third floor. The rooms are just awesome! very clean, well-equipped, styled, the staff is 24hrs helpful and the price is reasonable in comparison with most hotels in the city. I totally remommend it.

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5
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4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The Saruhan hotel can definitely be recommended. Only positive things cross my mind when I look back on our stay there: clean, value for money, decent breakfast, superb staff, great view from the roof, ... The surroundings are nice and fairly authentic. The small park nearby is an ideal spot for watching Istanbul life and sipping on a cup of tea. Bear in mind that the city centre (blue mosque etc.) is a short, though steep, walk away.

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5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Overall well priced 3 star accommodation in a handy location to all the sights of Sultanahmet. Good sized rooms with good en-suite facilities. The young staff are very helpful and friendly and speak good english.
Nice continental breakfast with pleasant views over the Marmara sea.
If we ever return to Istanbul, would definitely stay here again.

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4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Linen was really good quality in the rooms on the top floors; not as good on the bottom floor rooms. However, the rooms on top are very light so if you can't sleep with lots of light, go to the bottom rooms. Also, you can hear the Muslim prayers at 6 am from these top rooms.

Service was pretty good and location too.

They're installing flat screens so that should be up and running very soon for everyones' enjoyment after a hard day exploring.

If you want scambled eggs or orange juice for breakfast, you have to pay extra!!

Free pick-up from the Sultanamet train station was on foot so beware if you have a lot of luggage!!

Overall, the hotel is good value for money, if you just want the basics.

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4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

What a wonderful place to stay - a real home from home. Our room was spacious, well-equipped and comfortable with a fantastic view of the sea and parts of Istanbul and the islands. We loved being able to enjoy breakfast and sundowners on the rooftop terrace. The owners and staff members were wonderful and accommodating in seeing to all our needs whether they were travel arrangements, dinner suggestions, maps and directions, shopping, access to the Internet or just information about modern-day Turkey.
We have no hesitation in recommending the Sarahun Hotel to anyone visiting Istanbul.
Cilla from Pretoria, South Africa

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The staff was incredibly helpful in arranging last minute changes in our travel itineraries. They were quick in responding to inquiries before we arrived, and delightful in helping us navigate Istanbul.
The area surrounding the hotel is charming and away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The breakfast is delicious and filled with local delights. The view from the rooftop terrace is worthy of postcards and could be enjoyed prior to and after a long day of touristing. We would recommend this charming and well run hotel (although it lives more like a guesthouse) to anyone interested in experiencing the best of Istanbul.

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This is a great place to stay for some days! very welcoming, people are kindly and the atmosphere il really familial!
Very clean and cheap, nice terrasse and very good breakfast before starting a good day in the historical center!
Lovely place! thanks to the family!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Infant bed
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • No Curfew
  • Safety deposit
  • Television room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls

Extras

  • Breakfast – FREE
  • Linen – FREE
  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Towel – FREE

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