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 parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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

The comfortable 4-star Best Western Citadel Hotel is set in Sisli district and offers soundproof guestrooms with a view over the sea. Featuring art deco architecture, the property was remodeled in 2009.

A short distance to a tram stop enables you to get to Topkapi Palace and Panorama 1453 in no time. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Istanbul city center.

The hotel is set next to a palace, a basilica and city walls.

Best Western Citadel Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Ataturk airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Best Western Citadel Hotel come with a minibar, wireless internet, LCD TV, an individual safe and a seating area. Some of the guestrooms have a breathtaking view of the Marmara Sea. They are equipped with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a stove.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The garden restaurant treats guests with European meals in a pleasant setting. Guests can dine at The Byzantium Terrace and The Cozy Garden Istanbul located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The venue offers shuttle service, laundry and valet parking.

Relax

A cocktail lounge and a picnic area are available at the hotel.

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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
One child
3 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1000 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.8 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Giritli Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    300 ft
  • Balikci Sabahattin (cuisine: Turkish)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • 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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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, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby 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
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • 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 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:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby 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

Classic Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Suite|Classic Suite

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

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby 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.

Standard Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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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 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby 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:

Family Room has one double bed and two twin beds, sea view, 23-inch LCD television, in-room safe, coffee maker and coffee set, alarm clock radio, high-speed Internet, complimentary 1.5 liter bottle of water, mini-bar. Guests enjoy a complimentary full buffet breakfast.

Family Connecting Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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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:

Triple room

Family Quadruple Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center1400 ft

Places of interest

  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)1400 ft
  • Mosquée Bleue1400 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or1700 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III1700 ft
  • Saint Sophia1700 ft
  • Hippodrome1700 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours2000 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours2000 ft
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)2000 ft
  • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa2300 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie2300 ft

Train stations

  • Cankurtaran Train Station700 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station2300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 1400 ft
  • Roman Hippodrome1700 ft
  • Hagia Sophia1700 ft
  • Hagia Irene2000 ft
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque2300 ft
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque2700 ft

Museums

  • Archäologisches Museum2700 ft
  • Media Museum2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Isbank Museum1.0 mi
    Hobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2, Istanbul
  • Museum of Calligraphy1.1 mi
    Bayezit Meydani, Istanbul
  • Suleymaniye Mosque1.2 mi
    Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
  • New Mosque1.0 mi
    Eminonu IstanbulTurkey
  • Istanbul University1.1 mi
    Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul

Near the hotel

  • Sultanahmet District300 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Akbiyik Street800 ft
    Akbiyik Street, Istanbul
  • Besiktas1500 ft
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 1900 ft
    At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church 2000 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque 2000 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque1500 ft
    Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul

Restaurants nearby

  • Giritli Restaurant300 ft

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

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

  • The Byzantium Terrace500 ft

    Address: Cankurtaran Mah

    76% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • AhirikapiBalikcisi500 ft

    Address: Keresteci Hakki Sokak 38, Cankurtaran/Ahirkapi

    85% likes this, based on 7 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Balikci Sabahattin600 ft

    Address: Seyit Hasan - Cankurtaran
    Phone: 02124581824

    63% likes this, based on 416 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 100

  • Dubb Ethnic Restaurant600 ft

    Address: Amiral Taftil Sok No:25
    Phone: 517 6828

    82% likes this, based on 227 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • 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

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 156 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    The location of the Hotel is perfect.

    The noise from what seemed to be the renovation in some parts of the hotel.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Very good Hotel to visit Istanbul, but as all the other international Hotels in this town, the price is not in relation to the medium loan of the average people living there. The breakfast is very good. Excellent. Also good for families with children. But hte rooms are a bit small. The price for coffee and drinks are too high.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Perfect location (view! -we saw dolphins playing in the see), nice little hotel made for city tours. I would very much like to compliment the reception desk staff: when it turned out that the triple room is really not enough to accommodate 2 adults, 2 children, the receptionist was proffessional and forthcoming enough to upgrade us to a suit. Excellent!

    Rooms are very small - should be known in advance so a guest is not negativelly surprised. Other than that - good value for the price!

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Hotel's location was excellent, very close to historical centre wih lovely view of the bosporus.Hotel staff was polite and helpful and the manager's response in resolving an issue that arised during my stay was fast, adequate and extremely customer-friendly.Congratulations to the management for the professional attitude and the customer oriented approach.

    Cleaning was of acceptable standard but not thorough, Parking capacity was limited to a few spots, breakfast was satisfactory but could include more options given the listed room price and hotel category.

  • Couple
    8.2

    the location was vwey good,and the hotel staff were very freindly and the breakfast buffet was rich and delicious

    the hotel room is too small and there is no elevator there

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Location for exploring old Istanbul could not have been better

  • Single
    6.6

    The good breakfast and the nice restaurant area.

    The room size is too small to enjoy a comfortable stay.

  • Single
    8.8

    Great location, friendly staff, was upgraded to family room which had amazing views.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    nothing wonder me,,,,,very bad hotel

    no service,price high

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    The location of the hotel was fantastic, it was just beside Marmara sea, with fantastic sea view from the hotel. Though the outlook of the hotel was not so much fancy, the rooms were very good, quite spacious, the furniture were very nice and comfortable, and the room was totally cleaned. The communication system is also awesome, with Blue Mosque and others in walking distance, the Tram and Train station as well which enable you to go to any part of the city very easily and cheaply.

    The outlook could be little more fancy. Also if the Hotel Loby can be extended, it would be very nice. The sea-side cafe is awesome and can be used for relaxation though.

  • Single
    7.8

    location

    rooms are small, but fine for citytrip if you don't spend much time in the room

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Nice view of Marmara sea. Great breakfast spread and good coffee. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Location is OK but it is a good ten minute uphill walk to the old city. Not particularly far but all up some steep hills and old cobblestone streets. All of the hotels in turkey seem to quote rooms in Euros but when you pay they are unable to give change in Euros so have the correct amount or you will end up getting Turkish lira back at an unfavorable exchange rate.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Very good position, friendly staff, beautiful vue, excellent buffet ....good ratio for money

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Hotel is very clean, room not too big, but cozy and very clean. Breakfast is good.

  • Family with children
    9.2

    Very convenient location. In front of the sea. Very kind personnel offered us services like booking in restaurants, taxis, events.

    Close to the main road. Little noizy if you open the window.

How to reach hotel

hotel Best Western Citadel Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Istanbul
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1000 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.8 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Giritli Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    300 ft
  • Balikci Sabahattin (cuisine: Turkish)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • 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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