Hotel Obelisk Sumengen Hotel 2 star
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Mimar Mehmet Aga Cadno 17-19 Sultanahmet Istanbul, Turkey -
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The Obelisk Sumengen is a charming hotel that authentically recreates the Ottoman style of the 19th century. It is located a stone's throw from the main historical sites in Istanbul.

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    • Location

      1.0 /10
    • Accommodation

      7.20 /10
    • Overview

      6.95 /10
    • Food and drink

      6.95 /10
    • To know

    • The Hotel Obelisk Sumengen is located right in the heart of the popular and historical area of Sultanahmet, half way between the sea of Marmara and the Blue Mosque. The airport is 11 miles away (allow between 20 and 25 minutes for the transfer).

    • The rooms are quiet, very clean and decorated in pastel colours. The wooden floors are covered in Turkish carpets. They all have air conditioning, satellite television and a telephone with direct line. Some have a small mini bar. The bathrooms have a shower, toilet and hair dryer.
    • The hotel has two adjoining buildings: the Obelisk and the Sumengen. Both recreate an ancient Ottoman residence from the 19th century. Its wooden façade is painted in yellow and outlined in white. The reception is in the basement at the entrance to the Obelisk. The atmosphere in the lobby is cosy but a little dark. At the far end is the hotel's bar. The 71 standard rooms are set in 2 buildings. They are set over 4 levels in the Obelisk part and 6 levels in the Sumengen part, with a lift. For entertainment or relaxation, the hotel has an oriental salon, a little 18th century hammam, and a TV room.
    • The restaurant is ideally located on the top floor of the Obelisk. Its large glass panels mean you have a panoramic view over the Marmara sea and the fragile rooftops of this area. In summer, the doors are thrown open and you can eat on the large bright terrace. From either end you can also see the impressive Blue Mosque which dominates the area from its hilltop position. Breakfasts are served as a buffet. It is possible to enjoy an a la carte lunch and dinner with a small choice of local specialities. In high season, the hotel also opens the restaurant in the Sumengen part.
    • The surroundings mean that there is no nice view from all the hotel's rooms. For that reason, request one of the 10 rooms with a sea view.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      hammam, (paying), sauna, massage, Turkish bath

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe

    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.
    • The lack of entertainment (absence of leisure activities).
    • The bar and lobby are in the basement.

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