White House Hotel Istanbul

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Address: Çatalçeşme Sokak No. 21, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.9

Attractive, well-kept hotel with sparkling rooms and subdued style.

This is a rare small hotel in Sultanahmet that’s not a remodelled Ottoman-era house. The White House feels bright and airy to me, with its distinctive columned exterior and a blend of crisp modernity and subtle luxuries inside.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.6
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Though it’s not on a particularly appealing street, the hotel is in a safe, convenient location a short walk from all of Sultanahmet’s sights.

Bedrooms

The hotel’s 22 rooms feel very clean and new, and are relatively spacious for the area. I like the muted-yellow wooden furniture, including big stand-alone wardrobes, and the high-backed silver-upholstered chairs. The top-floor superior rooms are good for business travellers, with their work desks and coffee tables, while the family and triple rooms work well for a small group.

Public areas

The appealing lobby sets the tone with its big, high-backed bronze-hued chairs and brightly painted sky-blue dome.

Eating and drinking

The buffet breakfast served in the cheery basement salon is top-notch, but there is no restaurant or bar on-site.

Service

The helpful, English-speaking staff can competently meet guests’ needs and requests.

Who stays there

A mix of business and leisure travellers; older guests and families are made to feel especially welcome.

Price advice

Breakfast is included in the room rates.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Clean, comfortable rooms
  • Excellent breakfast
  • No views
  • No restaurant or terrace
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