With a stay at Hotel Daphne - Special Class in Istanbul (Sultanahmet), you'll be minutes from Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Hippodrome. This 4-star hotel is close to Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern.
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and bathrobes. Conveniences include safes and desks, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in the lobby.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
You can hear people next door
The location; in the heart of the old city with attractions and landmarks within walking distance.
very poor customer service and hospitality. extremely unfriendly, i would say flat out rude. Our experience was very unpleasant.
The location is great - close to the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Arasta Bazaar, really nice. Front desk staff was lovely. Our room was very comfortable - not large, but had everything we needed, and a comfortable bed. Breakfast was average, but it was absolutely enough to get us going and start off the day. The people were so friendly, they helped us with all our questions and gave us great advice. We really enjoyed our stay.
Hotel staff were very friendly, helpful, and honest! After we left, my wife realized she left her ring and earrings (total value of over $10k). We called immediately and the hotel said it was at the front desk waiting for us to pick up at anytime. We had 2 rooms. 1 with sea view and 1 without. Would recommend with the beautiful sea view. Well worth the money.
The hotel is quite central - roughly 5-7 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and around 10-11 min from the Aya Sofya. The closest tram station is Sultanahmet and is very close to the Aya Sofya. The staff at the hotel were all extremely nice and friendly, the rooms were not very big but comfortable and very very clean and modern.
This is not a critisism of the hotel per se as we were very happy with our stay. The hotel is located on a small street which is also a one way and on an upward incline. As we had some elderly people with us, it was sometimes a problem for them to walk the last 100m to the hotel, but most times taxis will break the one way rule and drop you right infront of the hotel.
Good location (walking distance) to some of the main sites and easy access to public transport
Although definitely not your Four Seasons or top hotel, I wouldn't choose any other hotel to stay at in Istanbul. The location was ideal; we were only a few minutes away from all the great cultural historical sites of Sultanahmet. The staff were always extremely helpful and charming; they were always willing to assist us with room accommodations or even advice on our daily itinerary, giving us reservations, etc. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, and breakfast was great. Hotel Daphne definitely factored hugely into our enjoyment of our Istanbul holiday. A definite recommendation to anyone wanting to have a comfortable, pleasant stay!
The space of the hotel (rooms as well as the lobby, breakfast room, etc.) is quite small, and may become overcrowded with people or, in the rooms, with your luggage and things, but the smallness is also quite cosy and home-like.
We had a lovely stay at Daphne - staff were friendly and a drink on the roof terrace is a must. Very close to the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque though in a quieter area.
My only compliant of this hotel is that the pillows were too hard !
Staff were not knowledgeable. Breakfast poor and unclean. Slow service, sometimes an attitude. Dinner which we paid for was inedible and service awful. Positives: location, room and bathroom size.
see above. PS 6 couples from our cruise stayed there. We are all Americans
Staff were very friendly, great location for sight seeing...
Excellent location, close to many tourist attractions and tram stops.
For a suite the room was quite small. Furthermore, the cleaning of the room could have been more thorough.
We had a lovely room with a little balcony overlooking the Bosphorous. The view from the bar on the roof terrace was lovely, coupled with a lovely mezze plate! Staff were very helpful.