Dara Hotel - Istanbul41.0046296838322, 28.9729106426239
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Family Hotels in Turkey
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.
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.
Guests can avail of 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning.
A sun terrace and a library are available for guests' enjoyment.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.
Year renovated: 2010. Number of floors: 4. Number of rooms: 33.
Late check-in/ -out
Paid airport shuttle
Sports & Fitness
- Pedal boating
- Table tennis
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Wake up service
- Paid porterage
- Full board
- In-room breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Buffet breakfast
- Meeting room
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Sun terrace
- City view
- In-room air conditioning
- Central heating
- Free in-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Living room
- Sitting area
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Internet television
- Direct dial telephone
- CD player
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Parquet floor
Rooms and availability
195 sq. feet
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed
In the Room
230 sq. feet
Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
Sleeping arrangements for 4 personsSleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
1 Single bed
In the Room
1 Single bed
Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
- City landmarks
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
Execellent location perfect servis and good breakfast :))).... Thank you four everythink dara hotel
Perfect hotel and very friendly stuff I hope see you again ....
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.
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 ...
Its location near the historical Istanbul area Sultanahmed area
Breakfast, Services and cleanness are really poor, need to improve more
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.
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.
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 ...
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.