4.3 out of 5

"Absolutely fabulous location to explore Istanbul from. Friendly staff and very reasonable but smart. We would definitely recommend this hotel but don' ... " More

By Steven Efendi on Thu 29 Oct 2015

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Hotel Description

The Ambassador Hotel places you in the center of Istanbul, steps from Basilica Cistern and within a short 5-minute stroll of Hagia Sophia. Highlights at this hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and free buffet breakfast.

You can enjoy plasma TVs with satellite channels, and all 22 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. You'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads, slippers, and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Safes and hairdryers are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, aromatherapy, and reflexology along with access to the sauna. The restaurant, Grill Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Terrace Bar Pub is the hotel's own pub. Enjoy the Turkish bath/hammam and sauna. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Free breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Old City hotel include Cagaloglu Hamami and Hippodrome.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£45 per night

Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Ambassador Hotel ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Amazing location

Absolutely fabulous location to explore Istanbul from. Friendly staff and very reasonable but smart. We would definitely recommend this hotel but don't complain about small dark rooms - they are smart and clean but only a bed for the night, that's the trade off for such a great location and breakfast from on the roof terrace is breathtaking.

Posted by on 29 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

Perfect stay and perfect location

The Ambassador is a gem of an hotel. The views from the rooftop terrace cannot be beaten in Istanbul. The location is perfect being a short stroll from all the major sights of the city. The staff are friendly and helpful. The style is modern/boutique and the rooms, whilst small, are clean and comfortable. You need to remember that the rooms are just for sleeping in as any spare time you have should be spent on the rooftop!

Posted by on 7 May 2014

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Birthday weekend

Absoloutely super staff, they were always doing their best to help us out with anything-and even surprising me with a birthday cake and the staff singing happy birthday! The amenities are more than good enough considering the value and the small number of total rooms in the hotel. Location was perfect for sightseeing and transport links and best of all the view from the rooftop terrace. I would rate this hotel ''Highly recommended''

Posted by on 19 Mar 2014

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4 out of 5

Sehr zentrales Hotel - Top Aussicht

Pros: Dachterasse & Personal
Cons: Internet- Zugang
Location: Sultanahmed Moschee, Hagia Sofia, Kapali Carsi, Sultanahmed Area with nice restaurants and shops.
Das Hotel ist sehr zentral gelegen - gleich bei der Blauen Moschee und Hagia Sofia. Auf der Dachterasse hat man eine wunderbare Aussicht. Unser Zimmer war sehr klein - aber es reichte für uns, da man den ganzen Tag unterwegs ist. Das Personal ist ausgezeichnet; sehr zuvorkommend, freundlich und bemüht. Das einzige was uns ein bisschen gestört hat: schlechtes Internet. Im Zimmer war fast nie eine WLAN Verbindung möglich.

Posted by , from Switzerland on 23 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Liebe Gaeste, vielen lieben Dank für Ihre netten Worteüber unser Team and Hotel. Da wir auf jeder Etage eine andere WLAN box haben, muss man sich auf jeder Etage neu einloggen, das Passwort ist jedoch das gleiche. Wir arbeiten an ein Update und danken für Ihr Feedback. Hoffentlich haben wir wieder die Möglichkeit Sie bei uns im Hause begrüssen zu können. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Ihr Ambassador Hotel Team

4 out of 5

Phantastisch Aussicht von der Dachterasse

Abwechslungsreiches Frühstücksbuffet auf der Dachterasse mit leckeren Mezze. Hilfsbereites Personal. Kleines aber ruhiges Zimmer ohne Aussicht. Leider war meine Matratze durchgelegen. Ich würde trotzdem wiederkommen!

Posted by , from Schweiz on 11 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Oct 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Sehr geehrte Arlette, vielen lieben Dank für Ihre nette Bewertung. Es freut mich zu lesen, das Ihnen unser Frühstück so gut gefallen hat. Die Köchin dankt. :) Wir kümmern uns um die Matratzen und hoffen Sie bald wieder bei uns im Hause begrüssen zu können. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Ihr Ambassador Hotel Team

4 out of 5

Istanbulin vanhan kaupungin ytimessä, hyvä paikka.

Pros: Ystävällinen ja avulias henkilökunta. Hotelli on vanha, mutta sähköt ja hissi uusittu. Huoneen avain etälukukortti.
Cons: Yläkerran ulkoterassin katos tarvisi parannusta, markiisikatteet repsottaa jo. Paljon lokkeja ym. Varis kävi viemässä naapurin pöydältä juustot.
Location: Loistava sijainti, vanhan kaupungin kävelykadut ja ravintolat ympärillä. Topkapin palatsi ja Grand Bazar kävelymatkan päässä. Ratikkalinja vieressä.
Hotelli järjesti nouto- ja paluukuljetuksen lentokentälle (Atatürk) edullisesti, tosi hyvä juttu. Liikenneruuhkat voi olla melkoisia, itse en olisi edes löytänyt hotelliin, etuovi hiukan sivussa kävelykadulta ravintoloiden välissä. Aamiaisravintola on ylimmässä kerroksessa, jossa ulkoterassi, hienot näköalat Sultanahmetin puiston ja Topkapin palatsin suuntaan. Huoneen ikkunoista ei näkoalaa, toiset rakennukset niin lähellä. Hyvä jääkaappi (minibaari), 32 tuuman TV. Hotellista sai kartan, jolla osasi liikkua vanhassa kaupungissa, Grand Bazar on shoppailijan paratiisi. Kävimme Bosborin salmella laivaristeilyllä, meni molemmin puolin rantoja, sitten jatkui bussilla kaupungin läpi näköalapaikalle, josta lyhyt vaijerihissimatka alas hautausmaan ylitse, bussi odotti alhaalla. Matkalla perehdyttiin suurkaupungin liikenneruuhkaan, kuusi katua samaan kiertoliittymään, mikä oli ihan tukossa eikä kukaan väistä, meni noin 50 min puolen km:n matkaan. Kannattaa käydä, saa uusia kokemuksia. Nahkatakkeja myydään joka toisessa kaupassa, piti ostaa vaimolle yksi kun oli sovitellut muutamassa kaupassa niitä muutaman kymmenen erilaista. Takin hinta putosi alle puoleen lähdöstä, kun vaimo jaksoi tinkiä. Kaupasta jäi hyvä mieli molemmille osapuolille eikä ollut mitään pakkomyynnin makua hommassa.

Posted by , from Espoo on 27 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jun 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Dear Pertti, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to send us your suggestions. All of us hope to be able to welcome you back some time. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team

4 out of 5

Sehr hübsches Hotel

Das Hotel ist bestens gelegen sehr zentral ! Sehr nette und äußerst freundlicher Service . Besonders möchte ich den Herrn Hüseyin erwähnen , da dieser uns sogar auf der Straße empfangen hat weil der Taxifahrer das Hotel nicht finden konnte !

Posted by on 3 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jun 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Lieber Gaeste, vielen lieben Dank fuer Ihre Bewertung. Wir freuen uns das es Ihnen bei uns im Hause gut gefallen hat. Hüseyin möchte sich persönlich für Ihr positives Feedback bedanken. Es war uns eine Freude Sie bei uns im Hause zu haben und hoffen Sie bald wieder hier begrüssen zu können. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Ihr Ambassador Hotel Team

5 out of 5
Das Personal war sehr aufmerksam und sehr freundlich! Super Team

Posted by on 12 Feb 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Feb 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Lieber Gast, vielen lieben Dank für Ihre netten Worte über das Ambassador Hotel. Wir freuen uns das es Ihnen bei uns gefallenhat und hoffen Sie bald wieder in unserem Hause begrüssen zu können. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Ihr Ambassador Hotel Team

4 out of 5

Die beste lage von Istanbul

Sehr freundliches Personal. Frühstück einfach aber lecker.

Posted by , from h on 4 Feb 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Feb 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Liebe Susi, vielen lieben Dank fuer Ihre Bewertung. Es freut uns das es Ihnen bei uns im Hause gefallen hat und wir hoffen Sie bald wieder in unserem Hause begruessen zu können. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Ihr Ambassador Hotel Team

2 out of 5

Laisse à désirer!!!!

Chambre avec pas mal de saletés sous les lits et meubles... fuites d'eauet sanitaires anciens, serviettes usées... manque d'espace et la "meilleure chambre" offre une vue sur des toits sales... Se rattrapent cependant par un Petit déjeuner varié..

Posted by , from Paris on 3 Aug 2016

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by Ambassador Hotel

Dear Mee, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your feedback. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team

Property Features

The Ambassador Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library are also featured at The Ambassador Hotel. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee.

  • 1 building
  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) (19.8 km / 12.3 mi)
  • Train station: Istanbul Cankurtaran Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Cemberlitas Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

The Ambassador Hotel offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Plasma televisions come with Satellite channels. Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, complimentary slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Grill Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Terrace Bar Pub – On-site pub. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.

  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 48 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR48 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • The Ambassador Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 5 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.