Hotel Şebnem

Adliye Sokak Çıkmazı No. 1, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

Price from: £42

Hotel Şebnem terrace

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#26 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation

Expert review of Hotel Şebnem

Immensely charming small hotel on a cute, quiet cul-de-sac.

The friendly, family-run guesthouse inside this unassuming little red building is modest but I found it very charming, from its vine-covered exterior to its cosy terrace, and including its small, but well-kept rooms.

Location: 

The Şebnem is blissfully set apart on a quiet cul-de-sac leading off from one of the main tourist hubs in Sultanahmet, with all the sights still close at hand.

Bedrooms: 

The 15 rooms are small, but clean and tastefully appointed, with wooden floors and furniture and crisp white bedding. I particularly like the lively Central Asian tapestries used as canopies over some of the beds. The downstairs rooms can be a bit dark but open up onto a lovely and lush little garden with intricate tile work and a small fountain.

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Public areas: 

The cosy, but colourful reception area offers a nice library of books for guests to browse, as well as a computer nook.

Eating and drinking: 

The excellent breakfast buffet is served on the hotel’s indoor/outdoor terrace, which has a fairly pedestrian view of the Marmara Sea but tons of atmosphere to make up for it. With its comfy seats and many plants, I found it one of the most appealing terraces in the area. Later in the day, the area turns into a café for sipping drinks and puffing on nargile (water pipes).

Service: 

The warm and welcoming staff provide lots of good tips to travellers.

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Who stays there: 

Foreign vacationers, particularly Americans, Europeans and Australians.

Price advice: 

Prices include breakfast and taxes. Drinks on the terrace are well-priced for the area.

Pros: 
Good service
Excellent breakfast
Appealing terrace
Cons: 
Rooms are small
No elevator

More information on Hotel Şebnem:

Price from:
£42
Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
Adliye Sokak Çıkmazı No. 1, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet

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