£46.32 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 23 Jul 2014 Check-out 26 Jul 2014

Almina Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
Kucukayasofya Cad Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk No27 Sultanahmet, AKBIYIKDEGIRMEN SOK. NO 27, Istanbul, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
23 reviews
A great hotel with touch of class

A fantastic hotel....from outside, it looks like an ancient hotel but once you step in..the is more... See full review

  • World Class Traveller
  • 1 Mar 2011
A great hotel with touch of class

A fantastic hotel....from outside, it looks like an ancient hotel but once you step in..the is more... See full review

  • World Class Traveller
  • 1 Mar 2011
Boutique hotel with roof terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea

The Almina Hotel, under new ownership since 2009, is known for providing a high level of service to guests. The boutique hotel -- with just 29 rooms -- treats guests to complimentary services including a daily breakfast buffet and wireless Internet access. The hotel is just a short walk from many of Istanbul's most famous attractions. Nearby sights include the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. On-site hotel amenities include a Turkish hamam, sauna, and a restaurant overlooking the Marmara Sea.

Highlights
  • Complimentary breakfast and wireless Internet
  • Views of the Marmara Sea
  • Walking distance to historic sights
  • Relax in the Turkish hamam or sauna
Rooms

The hotel's 29 rooms and suites feature traditional but simple furnishings. Room amenities include orthopedic mattresses and pillows, flat-screen LCD televisions, air conditioning, and private bathrooms with showers. The hotel's largest room can accommodate a family of four. Family room amenities include a Jacuzzi tub and a private balcony with a view of the Marmara Sea. Travelers on a tight budget should consider one of the hotel's three economy rooms, with standard amenities but no view.

Features

A full hot and cold breakfast bar is served in the on-site Ararat Restaurant every morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. On weekends, the breakfast buffet remains open until 11 a.m. The hotel is also in easy walking distance to many of Istanbul's best restaurants and bars. The restaurant serves tea in the afternoons. Guests can also relax at the hotel bar between city excursions or business meetings.

 

Other on-site amenities include a fitness room, Turkish bath, steam bath, and sauna.

Transportation
  • Cankurtaran Train Station (0.6 mi/1 km) 
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (11.3 mi/18.2 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Topkapi Palace (0.6 mi/1 km)  
  • Hagia Sophia (0.6 mi/1 km) 
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (0.6 mi/1 km) 
  • Blue Mosque (0.8 mi/1.2 km) 
  • Cemberlitas Hamam (1 mi/1.5 km) 
  • Grand Bazaar (1.1 mi/2 km) 
  • Istanbul Modern Museum (3 mi/4.8 km) 
  • Galata Tower (3.6 mi/5.8 km) 
  • Balat Ahrida Synagogue (3.9 mi/6.3 km) 
  • Ataturk Cultural Center (4.1 mi/6.5 km) 
Business
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Secretarial and other business services available upon request
Policies and fees
The hotel arranges airport transfer upon request (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Almina Hotel Istanbul Rooms

Standard Double / Twin Room
Standard rooms equipped with a french bed or Twin beds with a very comfortable mattress. Attractively decorated and furnished. Room Facilities: Minibar, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Balcony, Radio, Bathroom Amenities, Toilet, Bathroom, Orthopedic beds & pillows, Heating, LCD Satellite TV, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Slippers(on request) Breakfast: Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.
Triple Room
Triple Room equipped with a french bed and a single bed with a very comfortable mattress. Attractively decorated and furnished. Room Facilities: Minibar, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Balcony, Radio, Bathroom Amenities, Toilet, Bathroom,Orthopedic beds & pillows, Heating, LCD Satellite TV, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Slippers. Breakfast: Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.
Single Room
Double or Twin room for single use with double bed. Attractively decorated and furnished.Room Facilities: Minibar, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, LCD Satellite TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Balcony, Radio, Bathroom Amenities, Toilet, Bathroom, Orthopedic beds & pillows, Heating, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Slippers Breakfast: Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

41.0032 28.9773
Area served
Istanbul
Nearby airports
Ataturk Airport
Area description
The Hotel is located in the prestigious and historical district of Istanbul which hosts Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman cultures that awaiting you to reveal its hidden beauties including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome area etc.

Nearby points of interest

  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.3 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.4 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.6 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.3 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.4 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.6 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1 mi
  • Tünel: 1.2 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.3 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.3 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.6 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.7 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.9 mi
  • Golden Horn: 2.1 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.2 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.6 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.6 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.7 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.7 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.8 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.8 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.4 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.7 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 4 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.8 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.8 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.2 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.3 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.7 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.2 mi

Dining

Terrace Cafe & Bar
lovely roof terrace cafe & bar with magnificent views of Blue Mosque, Marmara Sea and the Asian side of Istanbul.
Ararat Restaurant
An extensive cold & hot buffet breakfast is available in the restaurant. Almina utilises the freshest of produce. Breakfast is available from 07.30am to 10.30am on Monday to Saturday and Brunch is from 7.30am to 11.00am on Sundays.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for Almina Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nobbly
Surrey, England
9 Jun 2014

Good location

Room small and cramped with inadequate provision for clothes and no comfortable chair(s). Staff excellent but poor breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Remember that it's very hilly!

Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dpfranz
Falls Church, VA, USA
10 Apr 2012

Good location right by the Blue Mosque, but also on train tracks

Decent place on charming old-world street. Free breakfast was good. Room spotless, newish furniture and bathroom elements. Free wifi. Nice rooftop terrace. I thought it was a good value, and located really well for exploring old Istanbul: hagia sophya, blue mosque, grand bazarre. One caveat: it is right on the train tracks on the south side, where all the rooms face. Trains come by a lot. I'm a pretty heavy sleeper, but this might really bother a light sleeper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

As noted above, very close to major old Istanbul attractions.

Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jtorr21
Arlington, TX, USA
20 Oct 2011

Great place to stay!

as if my stay in Istanbul could have been any better. this hotel is great! the staff is wonderful and very helpful. you won't regret you stay here. you are 5 minutes away from the blue mosque, basilica cistern and hagia sofia. ten minutes away from topkapi palace. hotel was awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Antonio Tx.
12 Jul 2011

Nice Hotel

The hotel was close to all the mayor attractions, a few blocks from Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia, short walk to nice restaurants, but the Hotel is besides the train railway, the first day was impossible to sleep. The staff friendly and helpfull.Free wireless internet in the rooms and included breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Antonio Tx.
12 Jul 2011

Nice Hotel

The hotel was close to all the mayor attractions, a few blocks from Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia, short walk to nice restaurants, but the Hotel is besides the train railway, the first day was impossible to sleep. The staff friendly and helpfull.Free wireless internet in the rooms and included breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
NW business traveller
Business
Seattle, WA
13 May 2011

AVOID - NEXT TO TRAIN TRACKS

This place is directly next to the train tracks, so unless a rumbling commuter train every 10 minutes helps you fall asleep, take my advice and avoid this place! If you really want to say here at least insist on being on the side of the building facing away from the tracks, though they will try to talk you out of this by saying the road is just as loud - (it's not). The night door man was using the room adjacent to mine as some kind of by-the-hour flophouse, I'd get back to my room and see shady looking couples hanging outside my door and waiting their turn - should I really give you any more details? The hall lights were often turned off so it was challenging to find your way back to your room, maybe to save on the electricty bills. They forgot my wake up call, which really annoyed me. This might be a good deal for $50 - $70 a night, as the location is otherwise good, the rooms are well furnished and the breakfast buffet was nice. However pay more than that and you're going to feel ripped off.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Do not go to the Seafood restaurants along Kumluik Street, it's one giant tourist trap.

Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
NW business traveller
Business
Seattle, WA
13 May 2011

AVOID - NEXT TO TRAIN TRACKS

This place is directly next to the train tracks, so unless a rumbling commuter train every 10 minutes helps you fall asleep, take my advice and avoid this place! If you really want to say here at least insist on being on the side of the building facing away from the tracks, though they will try to talk you out of this by saying the road is just as loud - (it's not). The night door man was using the room adjacent to mine as some kind of by-the-hour flophouse, I'd get back to my room and see shady looking couples hanging outside my door and waiting their turn - should I really give you any more details? The hall lights were often turned off so it was challenging to find your way back to your room, maybe to save on the electricty bills. They forgot my wake up call, which really annoyed me. This might be a good deal for $50 - $70 a night, as the location is otherwise good, the rooms are well furnished and the breakfast buffet was nice. However pay more than that and you're going to feel ripped off.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Do not go to the Seafood restaurants along Kumluik Street, it's one giant tourist trap.

Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim & Eva
Naples, Italy
17 Apr 2011

Hotel Review

We chose this hotel because it allowed us to walk wherever we wanted in old town Istanbul. The hotel did not disappoint us - it was perfectly located by the Blue Mosque. It is next to the train tracks, so ask for a room on the road side. Tell them you do not want a room next to the rail road tracks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Be prepared to bargin with the shop owners. They figure every American is loaded, so they inflate their prices accordingly. We speak some Italian, so when we were asked if we were Americans, we answered in Italian that we were from Itay (we do live in Italy). Thus, bargining was easier as Italians do not have the money Americans have. The shop owners are very, very aggressive. You must bargin aggressively in return for carpets, leather, knick-knacks, etc..

Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim & Eva
Naples, Italy
17 Apr 2011

Hotel Review

We chose this hotel because it allowed us to walk wherever we wanted in old town Istanbul. The hotel did not disappoint us - it was perfectly located by the Blue Mosque. It is next to the train tracks, so ask for a room on the road side. Tell them you do not want a room next to the rail road tracks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Be prepared to bargin with the shop owners. They figure every American is loaded, so they inflate their prices accordingly. We speak some Italian, so when we were asked if we were Americans, we answered in Italian that we were from Itay (we do live in Italy). Thus, bargining was easier as Italians do not have the money Americans have. The shop owners are very, very aggressive. You must bargin aggressively in return for carpets, leather, knick-knacks, etc..

Review of Almina Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hatarious
Chicago
22 Mar 2011

Tiny Convenient Location

Nice place, rooms are small. A train in right next to the hotel and makes it a bit loud. The breakfast is more of a continental breakfast with hot scrambled eggs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are places to dine very close to the hotel, but these are really expensive, venture out a bit for reasonable priced dining

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