• Login
Hotel Citadel Hotel 4 star
Easyexperts
Istanbul, Turkey -
See the map
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Hotel Citadel is a very beautiful 19th century residence that is finely decorated and well maintained. Well located near to Istanbul's main historical sites, it is one of the most beautiful reconstructions of Ottoman house.

+
  • Well located
  • Rest
  • Charm
  • Our pick
  • Flight
    • Hotel Citadel

      Best Western Citadel   -   © EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Citadel

      Best Western Citadel   -   © EASYVOYAGE

       
    Compare all the prices

    Price per night - Find at 44 partner(s)
    • - AccorHotels.com - View prices
    • - AsiaTravel.com - View prices
    • - Amoma - View prices
    • - Ctrip.com - View prices
    • - Ebookers - View prices
    • - Elvoline - View prices
    • - Expedia - View prices
    • - Site officiel de l'hotel - View prices
    • - Getaroom - View prices
    • - Hanatour - View prices
    • - HappyRooms - View prices
    • - Hilton.com - View prices
    • - Homestay.com - View prices
    • - Hotel.info - View prices
    • - Hotelius - View prices
    • - Hotelnjoy - View prices
    • - Hotelpass - View prices
    • - HotelJoin - View prices
    • - Hotelopia - View prices
    • - Hotell.no - View prices
    • - Superbreak - View prices
    • - Hotels.com - View prices
    • - HotelsClick.com - View prices
    • - HotelTravel - View prices
    • - Hotelquickly - View prices
    • - Hotusa - View prices
    • - Jalan - View prices
    • - Lastminute.com - View prices
    • - Laterooms - View prices
    • - Otel - View prices
    • - Ostrovok - View prices
    • - Ozon Travel - View prices
    • - Prestigia - View prices
    • - Rumbo BravoFly Volagratis - View prices
    • - Rakuten - View prices
    • - Reserver avec l?hotel - View prices
    • - Sembo - View prices
    • - Skoosh - View prices
    • - TravelClick - View prices
    • - Travelocity - View prices
    • - Voyage SNCF - View prices
    • - Yanolja - View prices
    • - ZenHotels HC - View prices
    • - Agoda - View prices
    Show more offers

    Location 5.0 /10

    The hotel Citadel is located in the popular and historical area of Sultanahmet, in a small street parallel to the boulevard running along the sea of Marmara. The Blue Mosque, the Saint-Sophie Mosque and the Topkapi palace are very close - only a 10 minute walk away. Allow 20-25 minutes to get to the airport (11 miles).

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The 31 rooms of the hotel are set over three floors (with no elevator). Decorated in orange tones, they are simple but comfortable. They all have a bathroom with bathtub, toilet and hair-dryer. They have satellite television, adjustable air conditioning and a small mini bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The Citadel is a charming hotel which was built in 1992 in the style of 19th century Ottoman houses. It can be recognised by its wooden walls painted in white and pastel pink. The small lobby, bright, clean and tastefully decorated, leads to a terrace which overlooks the boulevard that runs parallel to the coastline of the sea of Marmara. The Sera bar will welcome you under its glass windows, which house green plants and a small fountain. It also offers a nice view over the sea of Marmara.

    Food and drink 7.95 /10

    The Citadel has two restaurant rooms for its residents. Like the rest of the hotel, they are finely decorated in a style which combines Ottoman influence and French taste. It serves mainly Turkish and international cuisine. The breakfasts are served as a buffet, whereas lunch and dinner are served a la carte. It offers a choice of 6 starters, 9 dishes (grills and specialities) and 5 desserts, unless you decide to choose the fish menu (40 US$). In summer, you can eat on the terrace. For some occasions, a second restaurant opens. Here the ambiance is more rustic and there is wood throughout the place (beams, chairs...). Finally, in high season, there is a third restaurant room offering folklore dinner-show that recalls the 19th century.

    To know

    Located along the walls of the old Byzance, the hotel is built on the same spot where Great Admiral Hayrettin Pasha built the areas for his crew in the 16th century.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus

      (paying)

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access

      (in reception)

    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      beach volley, mountain bike

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • A charming hotel.
    • The proximity to the tourist places.
    • The calm and very cozy ambiance.

    disadvantages

    • The surroundings of the hotel are not very welcoming.
    • Due to the immediate proximity of a busy boulevard, the terrace is noisy.
    • The lack of entertainment (absence of leisure activities).

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score -/10
    Hotels near to Istanbul
    • Grand Emin Hotel Grand Emin Hotel Grand Emin Hotel
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 6.84
      • Location 4.86

      This establishment puts all of its effort into its image, but it was not entirely successful when it comes down detail. The Grand Emin is located in the district of Laleli, not far from the Ayma hotel, which belongs to the same (Turkish) owner, and is not a bad little hotel, thanks to its rates and location.
      The hotel's two main drawbacks are the lack of atmosphere and the rather basic level of service. It could really do with a thorough renovation.

      From
      See the offer
    • Royal Royal Royal
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.72
      • Location 5.04

      A cheap hotel that has just been renovated, a few minutes by tram from the main historical sites in the old town.

      From
      See the offer
    • Nazar Nazar Nazar
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 6.91
      • Location 5.41

      A small hotel with a pleasant welcome, the Nazar offers a very decent level of comfort for its three stars. It is located in a popular shopping area of Istanbul.

      From
      See the offer
    • Ayma Hotel Ayma Hotel Ayma Hotel
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.32
      • Location 5.4

      This establishment really is too outdated to be able to appreciate its positive aspects, such as its restaurant terrace and its location in the very heart of the shopping district of Laleli.
      It is a small and rather unimpressive hotel offering a pretty average level of service.
      If you particularly want to stay in this area, we'd recommend you try the Grand Emin instead, which happens to be run by the same people.

      From
      See the offer
    • Çara Çara Çara
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 6.84
      • Location 5.85

      A comfortable hotel located in the old town, just some minutes away by tram from the main tourist sites, with pool and a panoramic view over the sea of Marmara. A good hotel for the area.

      From
      See the offer
    • Yigitalp Yigitalp Yigitalp
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 6.87
      • Location 5.59

      A small hotel on a human scale, the Yigitalp has a good level of comfort in a pleasant, unpretentious setting. Laleli district, where it is located, is good for experiencing a bit of local colour.

      From
      See the offer
    • Best Western Senator Best Western Senator Best Western Senator
      • Easyopinions 8.07
      • Value for money 6.96
      • Location 5.16

      A nice surprise from the Best Western chain. The Senator has classic charm with marble, statues and antique chandeliers. Calm and comfort 2 miles from Sultanahmet.

      From
      See the offer
    • Grand Savur Grand Savur Grand Savur
      • Easyopinions 5.00
      • Value for money 6.54
      • Location 5.06

      A charming, very well-kept hotel near the historical sites of the old town. Our favourite hotel in this area.

      From
      See the offer
    Top Hotels Istanbul
    • Sumahan On The Water Sumahan On The Water Sumahan On The Water
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.34
      • Location 3.0

      As its name indicates, the Sumahan on the Water is a little world on the water. Inside, it displays a balance of lines and shapes that create a modern style and is never cold. This is a bit of a surprise given the exterior aspect of the building, which management wanted to keep as nondescript as possible.
      This effort to go unnoticed speaks of the attention afforded to the guests, in terms of welcome, service, and cuisine. The Sumahan blends luxury and attention to detail together with know-how, efficiency, good taste, and quality.
      It also commands one of the finest views of the Bosphorus there is. It really is in a league of its own.

      From
      See the offer
    • Ciragan Palace Kempinski Ciragan Palace Kempinski Ciragan Palace Kempinski
      • Easyopinions 8.79
      • Value for money 7.33
      • Location 6.0

      This is a prestigious hotel offering the services of large European hotels combined with oriental charm. The setting is incredibly romantic, making the Ciragan Palace an ideal location for any honeymoon and all types of celebration. It is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Istanbul.

      From
      See the offer
    • Çiragan Palace Çiragan Palace Çiragan Palace
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.31
      • Location 8.35

      Like the phoenix, the Çiragan Palade has risen from the ashes to produce a high-ranking and very charming hotel. An exceptional location by the Bosphorus in order to stay in the same place where sultans lived.

      From
      See the offer
    • Four Seasons Istanbul Four Seasons Istanbul Four Seasons Istanbul
      • Easyopinions 9.38
      • Value for money 7.31
      • Location 9.01

      The Four Seasons is indisputably the most charming place in Istanbul. Nothing is left to chance in this old restored prison: neither decor, nor service. An excellent place to enjoy top-class service in the heart of one of the most beautiful historical sites in the old town.

      From
      See the offer
    • Eresin Topkapi Eresin Topkapi Eresin Topkapi
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.29
      • Location 4.48

      This luxury hotel is of a very good standing. This hotel is made for those seeking excellent comfort as well as numerous and impeccable services. Its only downside is the distant location.

      From
      See the offer
    • Hyatt Regency Istanbul Hyatt Regency Istanbul Hyatt Regency Istanbul
      • Easyopinions 8.67
      • Value for money 7.22
      • Location 5.25

      An elegant, quality international hotel for business people and holidaymakers. Great food too.

      From
      See the offer
    • Hilton Hilton Hilton
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.21
      • Location 5.0

      The Hotel Hilton in Istanbul offers all the standard comfort of large business hotels, but this place is also suitable for tourists and anyone who wants high-quality services. It is rare in Istanbul to find a hotel with a large landscaped garden.

      From
      See the offer
    • Intercontinental Ceylan Intercontinental Ceylan Intercontinental Ceylan
      • Easyopinions -
      • Value for money 7.19
      • Location 5.38

      Located close to the business quarter and the best bars and nightclubs in Istanbul, the Intercontinental Ceylan offers all the services of a top international hotel. A practical and comfortable place with no unpleasant surprises.

      From
      See the offer