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The Yusuf Pasa Konagi hotel is one of the nicest places in old Istanbul. Do not expect great comfort from this Ottoman residence - rather, try to appreciate the colourful atmosphere in the neighbouring streets. A family hotel for those on a tight budget.

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    Location 8.6 /10

    The Yusuf Pasa Konagi 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 from there (allow between 20 and 25 minutes for the transfer).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The rooms are small and have different views. The decor is classic with a slight Ottoman style. Comfort is basic: air conditioning, telephone with direct international line, minibar and satellite. But there are no safes (they cost extra at the reception). The bathroom has a bath, toilet and hair dryer. A few rooms have a tiny balcony.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The Yusuf Pasa Konagi is a small charming hotel that was rebuilt in 1998 in a manner identical to the Ottoman houses of the 19th century. It stands out from the other houses in the lively area where it is located, thanks to its beautiful coloured wood facade. Its 20 rooms are set over 3 floors with a lift.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The hotel has a small restaurant room that seats 60 people, and is a continuation of the reception hall. You can have breakfast buffet there. For the other meals, the hotel has an a la carte menu and a set menu. In summer, the hotel opens its roof terrace which is decorated with hangings and rugs. It is possible to have a snack in your room thanks to the 24h room service.

    To know

    If you are staying in summer, have a drink on the 4th floor bar rather than sticking to the charmless ground floor bar. The panoramic terrace has a great view over the sea of Marmara and the lively areas round about. You can even have breakfast there.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      mountain bike

    • Animals allowed
    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Limousine service
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • It is located a stone's throw from the main historical sites in Istanbul.
    • Its small capacity makes it intimate.

    disadvantages

    • The hotel surroundings lack attractions, unless you want to immerse yourself in Istanbul's street life.
    • The lack of entertainment in the hotel.
    • The comfort and style are disappointing compared to what you might expect from a charming hotel.

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score -/10
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