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Hotel Antea Polis Hotel 0 star
Mimar Mehmetaga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sk 17/19, Sultanahmet Istanbul 34400 Istanbul, Turkey -
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A friendly and charming hotel, located close to the main historical sites in Istanbul. Sports fans will appreciate the proximity to local facilities.

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    Location 6.6 /10

    The hotel is located in the south of Sultanahmet, around 330 feet from the sea of Marmara. It is equidistant from the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Saint Sophie Mosque, the Racecourse and the Grand Bazar (approximately a 15 minute walk away). Allow 25 minutes for the transfer to the airport (11 miles).

    Accommodation 6.95 /10

    The rooms are comfortable. The decor has an Ottoman flair. For your comfort you will have a mini-bar, a satellite television and a direct telephone line. If you stay in summer, request a room with air-conditioning for only 26 of them have it. In the others you can cool down using a fan. The bathrooms have a bathtub with toilet. From the rooms the view is rather average. Request if possible one of the 14 rooms overlooking the sea.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The Hotel Amber is an old Ottoman residence which was completely renovated in 1992. Its wooden façade painted in blue gives it a lot of charm. The building is set around an old interior courtyard, which is now covered. The reception, decorated with blue ceramics, leads to a charming small Ottoman room where you can enjoy a tea. The 58 rooms are set over three floors (with a lift), all along the galleries surrounding the interior courtyard.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    The Hotel Amber has two restaurants: the first one is located inside the interior courtyard, around the central fountain. Here breakfast is served buffet-style. Breakfast and dinner are served in a charmless room with both a set menu and an la carte menu (2 starters, 10 grilled meat and fish dishes, 3 desserts). The cuisine is local and original. In summer the hotel opens its panoramic terrace. Unfortunately, the sports grounds located in front of the hotel somewhat block the distant sea view.

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    For a fee, sport lovers can use the municipal sports grounds located just in front of the hotel (football, volleyball, basketball and ping-pong).


    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      hammam, (paying), sauna, (paying), massage

    • Sports equipment

      football, volleyball, basketball


    • The charm of the Ottoman residence.
    • Proximity to the sports facilities.
    • A warm welcome.
    • The proximity to the tourist places.


    • The lack of comfort and maintenance in some rooms.
    • From most of the rooms, the view is disappointing.
    • The lack of choice in the restaurant menu.

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