"Great place near Sultan Ahmed" Best Western Hotel Amber Tip by flyer31

Best Western Hotel Amber, Istanbul: 529 reviews and 1 photos


Very nice hotel, perfectly clean and new bathrooms, nicely Kelim-decorated rooms. Location in Google not shown correctly - it is at the Kadirga Limani Cd./Ustad Sk. You do not hear the sea highway or the railway line in the hotel. Just Kadirga Limani has many "party cars" in the evening until about midnight, but calm in the morning. Very many and nice restaurants nearby, Kumkapi fish restaurant street just around the corner, then going down towards railway line (and further restaurants and fish market at the sea side). Very friendly staff and rich Turkish-Western breakfast buffet on a very nice breakfast terrace with terrific view in any direction. Rooms will have sea side view only in the top floor (=3rd floor), our room had no sea side view - just over the "garden restaurant" onto the next houses after 10m, but anyway ok. Very solidly built and freshly renovated house, you do not hear the other guests, includes also a bank in the ground floor - said to be earth quake safe place. Great bazar starts just a 5-10 min walk on top of the hill, and Hippodrome/Blue mosque also only 15-20 min walk through very nice and interesting streets. We booked via booking.com, but we did not get separated beds as required - but they put a separate bed into each of our rooms (which made the rooms a bit small then).

Unique Qualities: Perfectly clean, nice kelim style decorated rooms, very nice staff, great breakfast terrace, many small restaurants nearby

Address: Ciftegelinler Caddesi No 3, Kumkapi TR Istanbul
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: take taxi to Kumkapi fish street - from the sea highway it passes under the railway line directly at Kumkapi fish market (small ferry boat + fish harbour). In March 2010 Taxi from airport: 35 TL.
Phone: +90 212 5184801
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.hotelamber.com/

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2010
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