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Barcelo Saray Istanbul Reviews
Great hotel, great location, reasonable price Oct 09, 2008
The Barcelo Saray is a modern hotel situated in the Beyazit district of Istanbul city centre, 800 metres from the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and St Sophia Museum. The 96 air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated in a contemporary style with black and red fabrics and furnishings. Room amenities include cable television, wireless Internet, safes, direct-dial phones, minibars and bathrooms with showers, hair dryers, and telephones.
Guests can enjoy a pampering Turkish bath, or unwind with a sauna. The bar serves a selection of drinks accompanied by live piano music, and Vista is a modern first-floor restaurant, overlooking Beyazit Mosque and Istanbul University, serving international favourites with a Turkish twist.
The hotel is surrounded by a wealth of attractions; 800 metres away guests can visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Yerebatan Cistern. The hotel is located 14 kilometres from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
We looked around for a reasonable nice hotel in Istanbul. We founded Barcelo Saray. We stayed for one night from 9th to 10th October.
The hotel is modern and owned by a Spanish chain. I must compliment the Barcelo for its reservation system, free pick-up from the airport if you stay four nights or more.
The hotel looked impressive & the rooms are good/small & well designed. Unfortunately, the cleanliness is not so good.
The hotel is in the old part of town and is perfectly located for seeing the Grand Bazaar, the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque etc. You're within walking distance of all the major spots - and the sea too.
The tram is right in front of the hotel and you're not bang in the middle of a tourist trap so the taxis won't rip you off.
Facilities... The hotel has such a strange lay-out, but it is pretty good. Some of the rooms face inwards and their windows open into a central, covered courtyard.The bathroom had a walk-in shower, small sink, shelf, hairdryer and some soaps, etc.
Staff... The staff were great. They were all really helpful and friendly. The staff spoke English and Turkish unfortunally not Spanish.
I hadn't heard of the Bacelo chain before, and they were heavily into promoting all their other properties around the hotel. I'd try them again for sure.
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For midgets only May 09, 2008
This is the honest to god truth. The room measured 4meters X 4meters X 3 meters. The bed took up most of the room with just enough space to make it to the door or bathroom.
It was booked through Central Holiday and I was told this was a 4 star gem.
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Barcelo Saray Overview
The Barcelo Saray is within a short walk of destinations such as the Grand Bazaar, the Sultanahmet and the many historic sites to be found within that area. It is also centrally located on the Beyazil, the historic peninsula district of Istanbul. The Kumkapi at the Seaside is nearby as well. Istanbul's major airport, the Ataturk International, is located approximately 15 kilometers from the Barcelo Saray, about 30 minutes by car. The front desk is 24-hours and guests may exchange currency at the concierge.
There are 95 rooms available at the Barcelo Saray which are designed to offer a homey feel to guests. They feature electronic safes, air conditioning, satellite television, wireless high-speed Internet access and comfortable furnishings. There is a restaurant on site as well as a piano bar that serves cocktails. There are three conference rooms within the facility.
The Barcelo Saray is situated in a 50 year-old mansion which has been converted to service as a luxury hotel. It is close to the historical sites popular with tourists seeking accommodation in Istanbul. The hotel strives to create a romantic atmosphere but offers very modern amenities to its guests.
Barcelo Saray Amenities