Dara Hotel - Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazis, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122show map
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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  357 reviews
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Overview

Dara Hotel Istanbul is a 3-star central property offering a designer accommodation just 350 meters from Blue Mosque.

The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Basilica Cistern . The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

This hotel is placed in Taksim district, known for a basilica and a mosque.

Dara Hotel Istanbul is located within a 20-minute drive from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

Dara Hotel Istanbul offers 33 rooms fitted with a mini bar, a safe, television, a refrigerator and a work desk for a comfortable stay in Istanbul. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the dining room. Sokullu Restaurant offers Mediterranean meals and lies within 50 meters of the property.

Services

Guests can avail of 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning.

Relax

A sun terrace and a library are available for guests' enjoyment.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   33.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Paid porterage

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Sun terrace
  • Bungalows
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Blue MosqueBlue Mosque1000 ft
Basilica CisternBasilica Cistern2000 ft
Sultanahmet Tram StationSultanahmet Tram Station1400 ft
Cankurtaran Train StationCankurtaran Train Station2700 ft
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar2300 ft
Media MuseumMedia Museum1400 ft
Archäologisches MuseumArchäologisches Museum3300 ft
Istanbul Archaeological MuseumIstanbul Archaeological Museum3300 ft
Gülhane-ParkGülhane-Park2700 ft
Serpent ColumnSerpent Column700 ftHippodrome of Constantinople
Beyazit SquareBeyazit Square3200 ftOrdu Cad. Beyazit, Fatih
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Seven Hills RestaurantSeven Hills Restaurant600 ftTevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet
Sokullu RestaurantSokullu Restaurant300 ftBinbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A
Vaha Cafe and RestaurantVaha Cafe and Restaurant100 ftKucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet
Delight RestaurantDelight Restaurant200 ftKucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamam Sk. No:13-15
Kasap OsmanKasap Osman300 ftHoca Pasa Mh
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Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace4000 ft
Suleymaniye MosqueSuleymaniye Mosque4600 ft
Galata TowerGalata Tower2.1 mi
Haydarpasa Train StationHaydarpasa Train Station2.4 mi
Istanbul Congress CenterIstanbul Congress Center3.0 mi
Kariye MuseumKariye Museum2.5 mi
Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace2.7 mi
Talimhane TiyatrosuTalimhane Tiyatrosu3.0 mi
TaksimTaksim2.3 mi
Rustem Pasha Mosque Rustem Pasha Mosque 5000 ftHasircilar Carsisi Eminonu
Laleli MosqueLaleli Mosque5000 ftNext to the Laleli Tram Stop
Galata BridgeGalata Bridge1.0 miGalata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Beyoglu
Zeyrek Mosque Zeyrek Mosque 1.3 miZeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sk. Zeyrek, Fatih
Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) 2.0 miIstiklal Caddesi
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.3 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.1 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station1700 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station3000 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.7 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  357  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very clean room, central location and as we booked early, we got a very good rate.

    Very small room. Actually this is the only hotel room I've ever stayed in, where there wasn't a wardrobe available. You have to hang your clothes on a wall hanger! By European standards, I think that the room would pass for a single room but definitely not a double room. By American stands, no comment!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff at Dara Hotel was supreme, always helpful and ready to answer any question one might about hotel or about sight seeing. The room I was given was small but beds were comfortable. The most important thing was that I wanted one room for 6 of us and they had it for a good price. I wanted my children with me in the same room. Internet connection was excellent and every major attraction was at comfortably walking distance and easy access to trains. Mconalds and tons of Turkish restaurants are in EZ access. I would try them again.

    For a choosy person like me break fast was a little weak. Improvement in this area would really be something Dara Hotel would like to look into. A mix of Turkish and Continental break fast would be great.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very nice rooftop terrace where the breakfast buffet was served daily.

    There seemed to be a problem with the bathroom plumbing which resulted in an unpleasant order.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The helpfull of most staff. The big welcome smile of watress.

    Very very small rooms that you hardly can move inside the room. These rooms are not good for couples nor families. They might be suitable for singles. Its location is not convenient for walking nor it is easy to reach public transportation. It could be good for athletes since it is located in very steep road. The hotel management never declare these facts about room sizes. In addition, they apply stringent cancellation policy, by applying the full period charging in case of cancelling.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Free Wi-fi access. Good breakfast in a relaxing terrace. Very helpful and friendly staff. Water pressure and temperature was good. Daily assortment of toiletries.

    The room lighting is not enough to read. The curtains do not avoid the sun for breaking in since dawn. Noise insulation is weak. The windows in quad room face a wall. Upon arrival, around 9 pm, the manager told me that he did not have the two double rooms for my family of four. We would have to stay at another hotel during that evening and we would be back to the Dara hotel the following night. After much of arguing and negotiation, later in the night, the manager arranged a quad room (€119) but still charged the price of two doubles (€158).

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Good staff espacialy (samra) and good location

    The room is small and there is a bad smell from the tolite . old building and the electric is not work some time. Left is far from the rooms

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Execellent location perfect servis and good breakfast :))).... Thank you four everythink dara hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Perfect hotel and very friendly stuff I hope see you again ....

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff, location and breakfast. Specially the lady managing breakfast is so kind. Front dest staff also always ready to help and have good knowledge about the tourist attraction. Overall I recommend this hotel.

    Little trouble for family with young kids and old age people because hotel is on slob.We stayed four night but during whole stay they didn't clean room floor. Towels are clean but most of them live their life because treads comes out.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    First of all I would say this is a perfect family house felt at home and would like to thank my family made ​​me very happy. Rooms are very clean, other staff, everything is really interested us was very nice hope to see you again ...

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Its location near the historical Istanbul area Sultanahmed area

    Breakfast, Services and cleanness are really poor, need to improve more

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff is very helpful and friendly. The breakfast is very excellent. If we have any chance to visit Istanbul again, we will definitely stay at this hotel.

    The only problem is that the map of Dara hotel is not totally correct. But it is ok since we have our own travelling book.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We stayed in the Hotel for 9 days (extended for 4 days). Overall the stay was comfortable. Staff is excellent. Breakfast was very good with lots of choices. Also, it is close to most of the historic sites in Istanbul.

    Only negative thing is that on our arrival we were told that one of the guest is leaving a day late due to sickness and transferred us to another Hotel for one night. My family didn't like that Hotel at all since it has no elevator and the stairs were like a death trap. But they moved us back to the Hotel next morning.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    location of the hotel rooms are clean and spacious, breakfast very good collection of award winning again, I hope the staff is very helpful in Istanbul that I prefer if I go to a thank you for everything ...

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Hotel staff were very friendly and extremely helpful with directions and general orientation in Istanbul.

    Our family room on the top floor was too hot. There needs to be better air conditioning in that room. I was also concerned about fire safety as there was no fire exit, only a narrow staircase to exit the building.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  357 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.3 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.1 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station1700 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station3000 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.7 mi
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