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Best Western Citadel Hotel - Istanbul

Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu 12 Ahirkapi Fatih Istan, Istanbul, Turkey, TR 34400  show map
 4 stars
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Best Western Citadel Hotel - Istanbul

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Verified Reviews:

  • Right by the sea - No noise issues - Free wi-fi - Service superb - Good price
  • Rooms are quiet - Bathroom clean - Bed was comfortable - Seafood restaurant near by
  • Hotel faces the mamara - Nice view - Breakfast was good - Recommend this hotel
  • 5mins to blue mosque - Room was a bit small - Cleaning was good - Staff are very friendly
  • Beautiful location - Rooms had great view - Service is excellent - Will certainty go back

Overview

Best Western Citadel Hotel is set in a tourist area of Istanbul and gives access to Topkapi Palace, which is about 15 minutes' walk away. The grand hotel, built in 1992, is renowned for its historic architecture.

Overlooking the Marmara Sea, the venue is ideally located in the center of Istanbul. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

Enclosed by a palace, a basilica and city walls, the hotel offers a breathtaking view over the sea.

The hotel lies within a 10-minute walk of Cankurtaran train station. Best Western Citadel Hotel is located within 15 km from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

There are 31 soundproof rooms fitted with wireless internet, a private safe, flat-screen TV, a private balcony and a sitting area. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and a Jacuzzi are provided.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The property features a garden restaurant serving European dishes. Guests can eat at The Byzantium Terrace and The Cozy Garden Istanbul, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Offering car rental services, Best Western Citadel Hotel induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a cocktail lounge and a picnic area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   31.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 10 am FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu 12 Ahirkapi Fatih Istan, Istanbul, Turkey, TR 34400

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City Centre
  • Istanbul
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.7 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1400 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.7 mi
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Giritli Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    100 ft
  • Ahirkapi balikcisi (cuisine: Turkish)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    31

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulBest Western Citadel Hotel

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Rooms and availability

Best Western Citadel Hotel photos Room
Standard Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Dining:Bottled water
  • Media:LCD TV
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Best Western Citadel Hotel photos Room
Standard Single Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Single Room (Single bed)

Best Western Citadel Hotel photos Room
Standard Triple Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Room

Best Western Citadel Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Offers views of the Marmara Sea.

Classic Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Suite|Classic Suite

Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Bed in Dorm with 2 beds and Sea View (shared bathroom)

Best Western Citadel Hotel photos Room
Family Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Best Western Citadel Hotel photos Room
Family Single Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Single Family Room with Sea View and balcony (Double bed)

Standard Family Triple Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Family Room

Standard Family Quadruple Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Quadruple Family Room with Sea View and balcony

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Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Arasta Bazaar700 ft
  • Mosquée Bleue1000 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)1400 ft
  • Obelisk of Theodosius1400 ft
  • Hippodrome1400 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III1700 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or1700 ft
  • Saint Sophia1700 ft
  • German Fountain1700 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours2000 ft
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)2000 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie2000 ft
  • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa2000 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours2000 ft

Train stations

  • Cankurtaran Train Station1000 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station2000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Roman Hippodrome1400 ft
  • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 1400 ft
  • Hagia Sophia1700 ft
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque2000 ft
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque2000 ft

Museums

  • Great Palace Mosaic Museum700 ft

Local attractions

  • II. Mahmud Turbesi 5000 ft
    Merkez Beyazit, Fatih
  • Istanbul University5100 ft
    Fuat Pasa Cad. Beyazit
  • Beyazit Mosque5100 ft
    Beyazit Mh. Ordu Cad. Fatih
  • Haci Bekir 5000 ft
    Hamidiye Cad. No.83 34110 Eminönü
  • Beyazit Square5100 ft
    Ordu Cad. Beyazit, Fatih

Near the hotel

  • Blue Mosque1200 ft
    Sultanahmet Sultanahmet Mah
  • Cooking Alaturka600 ft
    Akbiyik Caddesi 72A Sultanahmet
  • Basilica Cistern 2000 ft
    Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
  • Jennifer\'s Hamam 900 ft
    NO: 135 Arasta Bazaar, Sultanahmet Fatih
  • Hagia Sophia Museum \/ Church (Ayasofya)2000 ft
    Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet
  • Sultanahmet District1300 ft
    Sultanahmet No 63
  • 5K Rug Store800 ft
    Mimar mehmet aga cad No 7 SULTANAHMET ISTANBUL

Restaurants nearby

  • Giritli Restaurant100 ft

    Address: Keresteci HakkI Sokak Armada Otel YanI Cankurtaran
    Phone: 458 2270

    64% likes this, based on 198 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • AhirikapiBalikcisi100 ft

    Address: Keresteci Hakki Sokak 38, Cankurtaran/Ahirkapi

    73% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Angel Blue300 ft

    Address: Baltalimani Mah. Baltalimani Cad. No:82
    Phone: 2292525

    71% likes this, based on 21 reviews

  • Ahirkapi balikcisi100 ft

    Address: Kerestaci Hakki Sokak No 46

    93% likes this, based on 12 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Armada Terrace Restaurant200 ft

    Address: Ahirkapi Sok. No:24, Cankurtaran
    Phone: 90-212-4554455

    77% likes this, based on 128 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    31

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulBest Western Citadel Hotel

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

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Best Western Citadel Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Citadel Hotel

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 169 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.4

    Staff, especilly porter was very helpful in stressed situation

    First, 3rd floor with no evevator was a major issue. Second, our booking indicated we had a room with balcony. We did not get that, we had a small third floor room with two relatively small windows. The porter on duty in the morning helped struggle the bags to the third floor to keep the situation from being a complete disaster, Manager basically told us the "Booking Dot Com" listing was "just wrong", we "got what we paid for".

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The location of the hotel is fantastic for visiting the main tourist sites like the blue mosque and bazaar. It is also only a 15 minute walk to the ferry terminal where you can travel to Asia for €1.75 one way with a ferry every 20 mins. The staff were very helpful with directions, nightcap drinks, suitcase storage and the chef at breakfast will make you any omlette or waffle you like. I definately recommend this hotel, even though the rooms are small, for visiting Istanbul city centre.

    The lack of a dedicated electric toothbrush/shaver socket in the bathroom. Not really a problem as we used the one in the bedroom to charge during the day when we were sightseeing.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The Hotel was very clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful. The location was great we stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and the breakfast ample.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Best place for stay in view to Sea of Marmara from room window and walk over historic center Istambul city

    Little bit noice by road traffic

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    staff was v good, especially Mr mesut who gave help and touristic guidance at reception, hotel was quite good for what i paid, the staff was great as we needed help and orientation. greatly recommend it.

  • Single
    8.2

    Room is very quite and silent. Front sea side room gave excellent panorama view

  • Couple
    7.0

    Location is good

    stuff, breakfast was not really good

  • Single
    10.0

    The location of the hotel is excilent,price is good ,rooms are very smal. The hotel staff are very helpfull and they speaks good english.Istrongly recommend this hotel.

  • Single
    7.4

    The free buffet breakfast and the views

    Rooms are a little small but it is expected to the Istanbul population

  • Older travelers
    8.0

    - Close to important sites - Free Internet access

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    its location near to blue mosque, topkapi and ayasophia with great sea view rooms. the hotel is relatively small it give it high privacy Staff are very caring and helpful we really enjoyed our vacation in this hotel.

    small room size

  • Couple
    10.0

    We loved everything. It was Aid Holiday, and our family gathering. Great value for the money. The breakfast was wonderful, and wi-fi made it an excellent value. The staff was awesome, and extremely accommodating. We loved the location. It was close to the sights, yet tucked away from the noise. We are definitely going back!!!!

  • Older travelers
    9.0

    One of the Best Hotel in Istanbul

    The Breackfast room is very Warm

  • Couple
    7.0

    Very Well Located and Generous Breakfast!

    The Rooms were too small

  • Couple
    9.2

    Staff, location, value for money

    Small rooms, unstable Wi-Fi

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu 12 Ahirkapi Fatih Istan, Istanbul, Turkey, TR 34400

Get directions
City Centre
  • Istanbul
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.7 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1400 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.7 mi
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Giritli Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    100 ft
  • Ahirkapi balikcisi (cuisine: Turkish)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    31

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulBest Western Citadel Hotel

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

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