Orient Express Hotel - Istanbul

Hudavendigar Street No: 24, Istanbul, Turkey, 34112show map
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Overview

The grand Orient Express Hotel is situated in the market district next to a basilica, a mosque and a palace. Offering accommodation in a 7-story colonial building, the hotel was remodeled in 2010. The venue comprises a lounge restaurant and 52 fashionable rooms.

This hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica Cistern. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Istanbul city center.

The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram train station, offering a direct train link to Ataturk airport.

The property is set close to a bus stop.

Rooms

Each hotel room has heating, TV set with satellite channels and a pantry for guests' use. The rooms have a view over the sea. These rooms also provide a shower, free toiletries and bath sheets in bathrooms along with a dishwasher, a fridge and an ice machine.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the bar. The excellent restaurant serves Turkish meals in an elegant atmosphere. The lobby bar has a widescreen TV and a terrace along with delicious drinks. New Hatay Restaurant Kebab & Fish House and Dejavu Restaurant and Bar offer an assortment of dishes within 50 meters of the property.

Relax

Cots, child care and a pool are available at Orient Express hotel for guests' use upon request. Orient Express Hotel also has a sun terrace and an indoor swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   52.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Laundry

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Basilica CisternBasilica Cistern1700 ft
Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace1700 ft
Blue MosqueBlue Mosque3000 ft
Sultanahmet Tram StationSultanahmet Tram Station2000 ft
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar2300 ft
Archäologisches MuseumArchäologisches Museum1400 ft
Media MuseumMedia Museum2000 ft
Gülhane-ParkGülhane-Park400 ft
Gulhane ParkGulhane Park1000 ft
Tuncer Gift Shop Tuncer Gift Shop 400 ftTaya Hatun Sokak Sukran Han NO:C3 Sirkeci
Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in IslamIstanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam500 ftGulhane Parki Hasahirlar Binasi Sirkeci, Fatih
Aslan Gift Shop Aslan Gift Shop 600 ftAnkara Cad. Hocapasa Sk. Demir Han No:1 Sirkeci/Istanbul Sirkeci
Sirkeci StationSirkeci Station700 ft
Gulhane Park Gulhane Park 900 ftAlemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih
Cagaloglu BathsCagaloglu Baths1200 ftKazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih
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Imbat RestaurantImbat Restaurant100 ftHocapasa Mh. Hudavendigar Caddesi No:24
Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman CuisinePasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine300 ftIbn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci
Red River PubRed River Pub100 ftHudavendigar Street No: 28-30/B
Hatay RestaurantHatay Restaurant200 ftIbni-Kemal Caddesi-Sirkeci
Ozler RestaurantOzler Restaurant200 ftIbni Kemal Cad. No. 9 Sirkeci
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Suleymaniye MosqueSuleymaniye Mosque3700 ft
Galata TowerGalata Tower1.6 mi
Haydarpasa Train StationHaydarpasa Train Station2.4 mi
Istanbul Congress CenterIstanbul Congress Center2.4 mi
Istanbul Convention & Exhibition CentreIstanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre2.4 mi
Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace2.1 mi
Kariye MuseumKariye Museum2.3 mi
Talimhane TiyatrosuTalimhane Tiyatrosu2.4 mi
TaksimTaksim1.7 mi
Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace1900 ftCankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square
Istanbul Archaeological Museums Istanbul Archaeological Museums 1300 ftOsman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Sultanahmet
Haci Bekir Haci Bekir 1500 ftHamidiye Cad. No.83 34110 Eminönü
Caferaga Medresesi Caferaga Medresesi 1500 ftCaferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5
Isbank Museum Isbank Museum 1700 ftHobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.7 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.1 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station2300 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station3700 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.1 mi
Sishane Metro Station-Istiklal Street Exit1.1 mi
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Reviews
8.6
Superbbased on 278 reviews

Rating by category:

7.0
Rooms
  • 10.0
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    We stayed with two kids at orient, and our stay was excellent, the staff, services everything was perfect. They also cooperated a lot and changed my room and offered me a big room at same price for my family.Also they guided us in detail where to visit. Breakfast was similar to five star hotel, infact the best I get in my whole trip. I would recommend this hotel if you want to stay in Sultan Ahmet.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location,location ,location.

    Could not find any thing to dislike bout the hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were extreemly friendly, helpful and fast. The location of hotel is perfect for shopping as well as sightseeing tours. The food is fabulous and you should all try the roof terrace restaurant and Pacazade restaurant. They offer a 7 stars level cuisine. The rooms are very clean. The reception can arrange for you all different types of tours so that you will see all different attractions in Istanbul and never feel that you missed anything.

    Rooms are really small, and should have more options for cable english channels with an lcd.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The most outstanding thing about the hotel was the very friendly and helpful staff. It was really well located for seeing all the sites and although on a fairly main road which the trams ran down it was very quiet at night. Rooms were very comfortable, although quite traditional in decor, with attention to detail in terms of having everything that you would need (incuding a pull out line above the bath which we could dry out swimming costumes on). Breakfast was more than adequate - cereals, meats / cheeses / breads & pastries plus a hot selection.

    My only complaint is that the hotel bar was rather lacking in atmosphere

  • 6.6
    Good

    The hotel staff is very kind. We could receive 1 bottle of filtrated water every day at our room by free of charge. The location of hotel is very convenient for us because there are many restaurants near the hotel.

    The bathtub is small.

  • 10.0
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    Mother and daughter travelled together, daughter in Istanbul for the first time. Coming back to orient Express, she said: - Feels like coming home. This is pretty much the feeling you get when you arrive, it's like coming home. Friendly and helpful staff, always there to help out.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location of the hotel is excellent, and the staff are extremely courteous, helpful and friendly. I dined one evening in the terrace restaurant, and the meal was delicious.

    The only comment I would make is that the hotel is perhaps just a little 'tired' and may need looking at for such things as shampooing the carpets and keeping maintenance up to date.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel is ideally located within easy walking distance of most of the main tourist attractions and transport links. The tram stops just around the corner making it simple to get there from the airport and also to get around the city. The hotel staff were extremely helpful particularly the front desk staff who spoke excellent English and went out of their way to provide information on arrival and make our stay comfortable. There is an excellent choice of foods at breakfast catering for the wide variety of international visitors and the staff were cheerful and friendly. Rooms are not huge but have everything needed for a comfortable city stay and there was a high standard of cleanliness throughout. A swim in the basement pool was a nice start to the day. The hotel is not flashy or trendy or fashionable but it provides a constantly high standard of friendly service which is certain to ensure return guests. Computers with printers enabled us to check in and print boarding passes for our return flight. Thoroughly recommended.

  • 10.0
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    Our stay in Istanbul was great. The Orient Express Hotel was the best choice in Hotels that we have made in the last 10 years of International travel. This was mainly due to the following factors: 1.The Hotel staff - every one of them - were fantastic. In reception, in the bar, in the breakfast area, room cleaners and most of all in the great rooftop restaurant IMBAT. 2.Advice from hotel staff helped us go on a great Bosphorus Cruise as well as the Dervish display at the cultural centre along with lots of information on best timings to visit other sites of interest. 3.Checkout was smooth and easy even with using multiple currencies in cash. A great city break hotel!!!

  • 10.0
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    The Orient Express Hotel, was excellent from the moment we arrived till the day we left, the staff were excellent, and they could not do enough for you, they were so helpful, that nothing was not to much trouble for them. The Restaurant on the top floor, The views overlooking the Marmara Sea, were stunning, especially at night, The food served in the Restaurant was excellent, and great value for money. I would highly recomend this Hotel for anyone looking for great value, and a warm welcome, in a great area of Istanbul, close to all the main sights in the city.

    Everything was perfect

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff most pleasant and helpful, always ready to give the best possible advice. Excellent restaurant on top of the building with superb view on Prosporus, excellent quality/price relation for meal offert

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Brilliant little hotel where staff keen to ensure that you enjoy your stay in Istanbul. Some sweet touches. Theme great and location fantastic for the old city sights. Excellent roof terrace restaurant - but remember to book.

    We were on the 7th floor just below the roof terrace so it could be a little noisy for those after an early night

  • 10.0
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    Its location, very friendly hospitable staff, and excellent breakfast buffet. We have traveled all over the world and we think their breakfast buffet is one of the best if not the best! We especially liked the honey served in honeycomb and the wide selection of food. We had a room on the top floor with a view of the Bosphorous strait, and it was just wonderful at night. Its location gives one a flavor of the old Istanbul, which we were more interested in. Close to Galata bridge and walking distance to everywhere. We only have good things to say about this hotel, and we would stay there again on our next Istanbul visit.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the staff is very friendly and helpful, the tried to help you as much as possible.

    not enough facilities and only one restaurant that has a booking policy

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Clean and convienient for Istanbul. Good value.

    Breakfast could do with a little more choice

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Highlights
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129of 1,331 hotels in Istanbul
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.7 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.1 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station2300 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station3700 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.1 mi
Sishane Metro Station-Istiklal Street Exit1.1 mi
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