Hotel Dara - Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Dara - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Hotel Dara is located in the heart of Old City Sultanahmet district next to Yeralti Camii, Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi and Zeyrek Mosque. With accents of international architecture, the hotel was built in 2009 and renovated in 2010.

Its location next to a tram stop allows to see a basilica, a palace and a mosque in Istanbul. Just 10 minutes from the center of Istanbul.

The property is close to boutiques and a bazaar.

A short 10-minute walk from Kumkapı train station. The hotel lies 15km away from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

All 33 soundproof guestrooms feature Wi-Fi, a minibar, individual climate control, a laptop-size safe and satellite TV. Guests will enjoy a view of the Marmara Sea from their rooms. Decorated in an ottoman style with wooden floor, rooms come with en suite bathroom equipped with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Eat

In the morning a rich buffet breakfast is served. Guests can order Turkish meals at the panoramic restaurant. The small lobby bar features free Wi-Fi.

Services

The hotel offers a business center, a photocopier and internet connection and multilingual staff.

Relax

At Hotel Dara you will have such leisure options as a library and a sun terrace.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

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 rooms:   33.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    400 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.4km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.7km
Train Stations
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    4.0km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.2km
  • Emniyet-Fatih
    3.2km
Restaurants
  • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    80 m
  • Seven Hills Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
    190 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 18m2
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    Hotel Dara Standard Triple Room
    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 21m2
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      Family Room
      Bed type: 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds or Quad or Twin beds
      Size: 35m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      FAMILY ROOM CAPACITY 5

      Room facilities
        Family Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Quad
        Size: 35m2
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        • Bathtub
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          Superior Room
          Size: 35m2
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            Bed type: 1 Single bed
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              How to reach hotel

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              Hotel Address:

              Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Istanbul
                400 m
              Airports
              • Ataturk (IST)
                13.4km
              • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
                30.7km
              Train Stations
              • Haydarpasa Train Station
                4.0km
              • Train Stations
                100 m
              Underground stations
              • Aksaray
                2.2km
              • Emniyet-Fatih
                3.2km
              Restaurants
              • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
                80 m
              • Seven Hills Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
                190 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  1 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of rooms:
                33

              Hotel Awards

              TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulHotel Dara

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

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              Hotel Dara Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Blue Mosque - 300 m
              • Basilica Cistern - 600 m
              • Hagia Sophia - 700 m

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 300 m

              Places of interest

              • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 100 m
              • Hippodrome - 300 m
              • Mosquée Bleue - 300 m
              • Petite Sainte Sophie - 400 m
              • La colonne de Constantin - 400 m
              • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 400 m
              • Le milliaire d'Or - 500 m
              • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 500 m
              • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 600 m
              • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 600 m
              • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 600 m
              • Kumkapi Restaurants - 600 m
              • Saint Sophia - 700 m
              • La mosquée de Beyazit - 800 m
              • La fontaine Ahmet III - 800 m
              • Holzhäuser - 800 m
              • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 800 m
              • Theodosianische Mauer - 800 m
              • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa - 800 m
              • L'aqueduc de Valens - 800 m

              Parks

              • Gülhane-Park - 800 m

              Local Attractions

              • Galata Bridge - 1.9km
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              • Galata Tower - 2.3km
                Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
              • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) - 2.5km
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              • Zeyrek Mosque - 2.1km
                Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
              • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 2.5km
                Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

              Near the hotel

              • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 190 m
                Sultanahmet, Istanbul
              • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - 210 m
                At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
              • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 320 m
                Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
              • Arap Camii - 370 m
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              • Sultan Ahmet Cami - 180 m
                Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
              • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 750 m
                Sultanahmet, Istanbul
              • Besiktas - 370 m
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              Restaurants Nearby

              • Sokullu Restaurant - 80 m

                Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A
                Phone: 0212 458 3536

                84% likes this, based on 256 reviews
                Cuisine: Mediterranean
                Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 65

              • Vaha Cafe and Restaurant - 40 m

                Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet
                Phone: +90212 517 34 24

                65% likes this, based on 67 reviews
                Cuisine: Turkish

              • Karadeniz aile Pide & Kabap - 90 m

                Address: Divan Yolu Cad. Haci Tahsin Bey Sok.No:1
                Phone: 02125229191

                64% likes this, based on 99 reviews
                Cuisine: Turkish
                Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 14

              • Seven Hills Restaurant - 190 m

                Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet
                Phone: +90 (212) 516 94 97

                71% likes this, based on 560 reviews
                Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
                Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 35

              • Delight Restaurant - 40 m

                Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamam Sk. No:13-15
                Phone: +90 212 458 03 64

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  1 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of rooms:
                33

              Hotel Awards

              TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulHotel Dara

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              Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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              Hotel Dara Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Dara

              Individual guest reviews

              • Family with children
                8.8

                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.

              • Family with children
                7.0

                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.

              • Family with children
                3.2

                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.

              • Family with children
                6.2

                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).

              • Family with children
                5.4

                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

              • Couple
                10.0

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

              • Single
                10.0

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

              • Family with children
                7.4

                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.

              • Single
                10.0

                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 ...

              • Family with children
                5.0

                Its location near the historical Istanbul area Sultanahmed area

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

              • Family with children
                8.8

                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.

              • Family with children
                7.4

                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.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                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 ...

              • Family with children
                7.4

                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.

              • Family with children
                10.0

                Hotel staff was helpful. Location was perfect to get around in Istanbul. Room was great for us we were 3 travelers so all had place to sleep. Air conditioning was great after day in hot sun. Restraunts near by as well as market. Had good shuttle service to airport which was free with 4 night stay.

                Initially difficult to find because streets are not labeled well.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hotel Dara - Istanbul Istanbul location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Istanbul
                400 m
              Airports
              • Ataturk (IST)
                13.4km
              • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
                30.7km
              Train Stations
              • Haydarpasa Train Station
                4.0km
              • Train Stations
                100 m
              Underground stations
              • Aksaray
                2.2km
              • Emniyet-Fatih
                3.2km
              Restaurants
              • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
                80 m
              • Seven Hills Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
                190 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  1 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of rooms:
                33

              Hotel Awards

              TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulHotel Dara

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

              Use Badge