Amethyst Hotel - Istanbul  4 stars

Mesihpasa Mahallesi, Aksaray, Istanbul, Turkey, 00000  show mapSave
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The historical Amethyst is set in Asian side-Kadikoy district next to shopping centers and a bazaar. Since 2012, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Istanbul.

This hotel is located in a central area and 1.9km from Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Obelisk of III. Tutmosis. A 5-minute walk will take you to Laleli Mosque, Constantine Column and Suleymaniye Mosque.

The hotel is situated near a mosque, a basilica and a palace.

The Aksaray tram stop is situated only 200m from the hotel. 15 minutes' drive from Ataturk airport.


En-suite rooms feature a minibar, satellite TV, individual climate control, trouser press and Wi-Fi. They feature en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower.


Turkish dishes are served in the traditional restaurant. The lively fish bar features free Wi-Fi and a terrace.


Aside from shoe shine, ticket service and 24-hour reception, guests can also make use of a cash machine, currency exchange and a lift.


Guests are provided with an indoor swimming pool and a library on site as well as a wellness center, massage and hammam for relaxation.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   90.

City Center Istanbul - 1.2 mi
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 7.5 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 20.0 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 3.5 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Aksaray - 2000 ft, Emniyet-Fatih - 1.1 mi
Restaurants Tatseven Restaurant - 100 ft, Gulhane Sark Sofrasi (cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Turkish) - 1000 ft
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  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Turkish bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
  • Hammam
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access



from  1 pm


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 may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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          Amethyst LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          Popular areas
          • Stadtmauer
            2300 ft
          Places of interest
          • La mosquée du Prince
            2000 ft
          • La mosquée de Beyazit
            3000 ft
          • Kumkapi Restaurants
            3300 ft
          • La mosquée du Conquérant (Fatih Camii)
            4300 ft
          • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
            4300 ft
          • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
            4300 ft
          • La colonne de Constantin
            4600 ft
          • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
            4600 ft
          • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa
            5000 ft
          • La mosquée de Rüstem Pasa (Rüstem Pasa Camii)
            5000 ft
          • Le Hammam de Tahtakale
            5000 ft
          • Neue Moschee
            1.1 mi
          • Petite Sainte Sophie
            1.1 mi
          • 1.1 mi
          • 1.1 mi
          • Mosquée Bleue
            1.1 mi
          • Holzhäuser
            1.1 mi
          • L'aqueduc de Valens
            1.1 mi
          Universities, Institutes
          • Istanbul University
            2300 ft
          Underground stations
          • Aksaray
            1700 ft
          • Emniyet-Fatih
            1.0 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
            1.1 mi
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
            1.3 mi
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • New Mosque
            1.1 mi
            Eminonu IstanbulTurkey
          • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
            1.1 mi
            At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Isbank Museum
            1.1 mi
            Hobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2, Istanbul

          Near the hotel

          • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque
            2000 ft
            Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
          • Museum of Calligraphy
            2700 ft
            Bayezit Meydani, Istanbul
          • Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii)
            3500 ft
            Yeniceriler Cad., Istanbul
          • Suleymaniye Mosque
            4200 ft
            Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
          • Istanbul University
            4000 ft
            Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
          • Zeyrek Mosque
            4300 ft
            Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Taksim Square
            4400 ft
            Gumussuyu Mh., 34050, Istanbul

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Tatseven Restaurant

            82% likes this, based on 31 reviews

            100 ft
            Mesih Pasa Cad. No:1/A Aksaray, Fatih

            Phone: 5166426

          • Gulhane Sark Sofrasi

            52% likes this, based on 28 reviews
            Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Turkish

            1000 ft
            Alay Kosku Cad. No:22

            Phone: 5194754

          • Tashan Arkat

            58% likes this, based on 11 reviews
            Cuisine: Eclectic

            1200 ft
            Kemalpasa Mah. Fethibey Cad. Tashan No:55 Bodrum Kat No:1

            Phone: + 90 212 514 48 30

          • Tashan Restaurant

            63% likes this, based on 14 reviews
            Cuisine: French

            1200 ft
            Fethibey Cad. Tas Han No:55

            Phone: 5268734

          • Tashan Arkat Night Club

            56% likes this, based on 12 reviews
            Cuisine: International

            1200 ft
            Fethibey Cad. Tas Han No:55 D:1 Tahtakale, Fatih

            Phone: 5144830

          Amethyst Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Amethyst

          Average guest rating

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          Based on 100 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children

            The staff was very friendly and efficient. They even helped me out tracing back my luggage which was lost by another hotel in cappadocia. The rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel is located near the tram, thus the old city is within reach. Loved it, good value for the price.

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          • Group of friends

            Very nice and clean hotel, good location, helpful staff.

            A little bit noisy.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            I loved about this hotel that it met the description by being a very clean hotel,friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was excellent.

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          • Older travelers

            Very good hotel, clean, comfort and very good location.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            My experience at this hotel was quite good. The room was really clean and the buffet breakfast was good. Hotel staff were friendly and services were very prompt. I would recommend this hotel to any visitor to Istanbul.

            Hotel chocolate should be included in the breakfast drinks!

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Nice hotel, with very helpfull stuf. The locatation is not the best in Istanbul, but if you want to stay in Sultanamet quart this hotel is ok. Also, I would like to appriciate the brekfast in the hotel.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            people are friendly,price,location,services,breakfast are excellent,.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Good location 30sec ftom the tram easy to access. Cetrally locsated but still quite. Variable and rich breakfast. Very good service. The emploees at the reception very friendly happy to help, good use of english. Friendly n helpful staff. Toustist information at the reception, shuttle service to different kind of destination.

            The spa facilities are open from 11am to 11pm, but it s free of charge only between 11pm to 5pm. By rule the staff at the spa centre leaves much earlier when there are no customers. At the hotel' s restaurant the prices they charge you for the drinks are different from those in the menu as the taxes are not included which is not even mentioned in the menu. This is unacceptable , so be careful!! Nevertheless the management of the restaurant and the spa center is independent from that of the hotel so it s not their responsibility.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            This area is considered dangerous in Istanbul and definitely not for walking around in the evening hours. People at breakfast are mainly cheap clothes resellers and very strange atmosphere overall. At the reception I was kindly reminded that I am in Turkey and not in Europe. It would be good to know that in advance!

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Room is clean and staff are good. الغرف نظيفة والفندق جديد

            room is too small to the limit that there is no place to pray, bouble bed is only 140cm, الغرفة صغيرة لدرجة انه من الصعب انك تحصل مكان في الغرفه للصلاه باتجاه القبلة

            • Average rating
          • Single

            It was a nice, cosy hotel. The room was clean but a bit small. The breakfast was very good. The location was a bit far from the main historical monuments, but tram stop was 50m. away from hotel, so it was very convenient. The greatest thing was that guests can use the hotel's indoor cave-pool for free and it was great!!!

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Very well located ,100 meters from the tramway station Aksaray leading to all historic sites (Bazar,Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi,Bosphorus,Galata,Dolmabahçe Palace). The room was really clean and the buffet breakfast was good,except fresh orange juice not included ( 10 tl extra charge). Hotel staff were very friendly.

            We were at the 6th floor, a little bit noisy, people talking ( shouting !) very loud in the corridor. The spa facilities are open from 11am to 11pm, but it s free of charge only between 11pm to 5pm. (10 € for the pool,30 € for all the facilities)The access to the turkish bath (hammam) is not free, you have to pay for a massage at a very high price. The swimming pool was cold,what is unacceptable for an inside pool The management of the spa center seems to be independent from the hotel. You have to pay 10 TL for fresh orange juice at the breakfast. .By the way, you can have one in front of the hotel (Ordu Caddesi) at a very lower price. (2 ou 3 TL) We were charged 20 € on the bill vs the reservation we've made on .That's not really fair

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Good location, clean hotel, helpful staff. Stayed at the Junior suite which was nice. Tram stop 200 meters from the hotel, so easy acces to the other side of Bhosporus. Grand Bazaar, Topkapi, Hagia Sopia and Blue Mosque within walking distance. Has nice little spa.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The Amethyst hotel has an amazing spa and wonderful cave-like swimmingpool. The massage package deals are really good. You can also use this spa even if you stay in another hotel. The location of the hotel is right near Aksaray tram station with great access to all sites. The hotel is beautiful, rooms are well designed, great large tv, and clean bathroom.

            Check your mini bar when you get to your room if nothing is missing. I had an unpleasant discussion while checking out about items missing from the mini-bar. They tried to charge me for stuff I did not use. Also when the hotel arranged a taxi for me back to the airport, the driver tried to cheat me by taking a detour and tried to charge me more money. He wanted 60 Turkish lira- which I did not pay! For your information a taxi from this hotel to Ataturk international Airport should cost no more than 40 Turkish lira, or at most 20 euro.This is also what the hotel receptionist told me.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Yes,it is very nice hotel.

            Very good location ,close to metro and other comunication vehicles taxis,railway,metro.all historical places and famous grand bazaar only 10 minutes by walking from hotel .

            • Average rating
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