Basilica  3 stars

Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi No:30, Istanb, Istanbul, Turkey, 34073  show mapSave
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Overview

Located in close vicinity to the city center, this four-star boutique hotel provides easy reach to most city points of interest including Saint Sophia, Hippodrome and Archeological Museum.

Renovated in 2009, the hotel’s contemporary facade leads into sophisticated Ottoman-style interiors and rooms.

All 20 rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen satellite TV, Jacuzzi bathtub and a private balcony with breathtaking views of the historic Sultanahmet district.

The Vista Point Café serves authentic Turkish specialties as well as international menus. Guests may also choose fine terrace dining.

Wi-Fi access is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Spa area includes a marble Hammam, Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi tub and massage treatment.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   20.

Distance to:

  • City center Istanbul - 1700 ft
  • Airports: Ataturk (IST) - 8.6 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.0 mi
  • Train stations: Haydarpasa Train Station - 2.4 mi, - 400 ft
  • Underground stations: Aksaray - 1.5 mi, Taksim - 2.0 mi
  • Restaurants: House of Medusa (Cuisine: Turkish) - 100 ft, Barbecue House (Cuisine: Barbecue, Turkish) - 100 ft
  • Parks Gulhane Park - 2000 ft

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms.

Superior suites come with upholstered furniture and enhanced room amenities for a comfort living.

Extra beds are available. All children under six years may stay free using existing beds. Older children/adults may stay at price of 65 percent of the room stay per night/person for extra beds.

Dining options

Free buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant.

The Vista Point Café serves authentic Turkish specialties, Ottoman cuisine as well as international menus. Guests may also choose fine dining on the terrace.

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Facilities

General
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

No parking available.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Telephone

Policies

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of 65 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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The hotel provides non-smoking rooms.

Superior suites come with upholstered furniture and enhanced room amenities for a comfort living.

Extra beds are available. All children under six years may stay free using existing beds. Older children/adults may stay at price of 65 percent of the room stay per night/person for extra beds.

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Bed type: Double Bed

Basilica LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions
  • Basilica Cistern
    400 ft
  • Hagia Sophia
    700 ft
  • Blue Mosque
    1400 ft
Popular areas
  • City Center
    1400 ft
Places of interest
  • Petite Sainte Sophie
    400 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
    400 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or
    400 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours
    400 ft
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
    700 ft
  • Saint Sophia
    700 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III
    1000 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
    1000 ft
  • 1000 ft
  • L'aqueduc de Valens
    1000 ft
  • Holzhäuser
    1000 ft
  • Theodosianische Mauer
    1000 ft
  • Mosquée Bleue
    1400 ft
  • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
    1700 ft
  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
    1700 ft
  • 1700 ft
  • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
    2000 ft
Museums
  • Archeological Museum
    1400 ft
Parks

Local Attractions

  • Mosque of Sehzade
    5000 ft
    Sehzadebast Caddesi, Istanbul
  • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque
    5000 ft
    Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
  • Ciragan Palace
    1.1 mi
    Ciragan Cad. No 32 Besiktas Istanbul 80700Turkey
  • Galata Tower
    1.1 mi
    Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
  • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi
    1.2 mi
    Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

Near the hotel

  • Basilica Cistern
    400 ft
    Imran Oktem Cad. No:4 D:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    800 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih
    500 ft
    Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
    1800 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Dance Of Colours
    700 ft
    Divanyolu Cad. No:9 Cemberlitas, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
    1400 ft
    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
  • 1001 Direk Sarnici
    1200 ft
    Imran Oktem Cad.Binbirdirek Mah., Istanbul

Restaurants Nearby

  • House of Medusa

    77% likes this, based on 444 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 52

    100 ft
    Yerebatan Caddesi No:9

    Phone: +90 (212) 511 41 16

  • Barbecue House

    77% likes this, based on 445 reviews
    Cuisine: Barbecue, Turkish
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 14

    100 ft
    Yerebatan Cad. No 19

    Phone: 90 212 511 03 61

  • Amedros Cafe & Restaurant

    73% likes this, based on 1427 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

    600 ft
    Divanyolu Cad Hoca Rustem Sok No / 7

    Phone: +90 212 522 83 56

  • Cihannuma Restaurant

    68% likes this, based on 65 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 42

    100 ft
    Yerebatan Cad. No:18

    Phone: 0212 520 7676

  • Kybele Restaurant

    84% likes this, based on 116 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

    100 ft
    Yerbatan Cad.35

    Phone: 212 511 77 67

Getting there.

Ataturk International Airport is in 19.7km away from the property.

  • From the airport: Head southeast on Ataturk Airport Passenger Entry for 800m. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Cd Ataturk Airport and drive on 2.8km. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Yeşilköy-Bakırköy Coastal Highway and move on 4.1km. Turn slight right onto Kennedy Cd and stay on 9.2km. Continue straight to stay on Kennedy Cd for 1.7km. Turn left onto Ahırkapı İskele Sk. Turn right onto Ahırkapı Sk. Turn right onto Şadırvan Sk Şadırvan Sk turns left and becomes İshak Paşa Cd. Drive ahead for 350m. Turn left onto Kabasakal Cd and follow on 130m. Take the first right turn onto Yerebatan Cd. The hotel will be on the right side in 400m.

Basilica Reviews

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

Average guest rating

8.2
out of 10
Excellent
Based on 261 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.3
Rooms
8.2
Value
8.4
Service
8.7
Dining
8.1

Individual guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    The location was excellent, full value for money. enjoyed my stay

    Breakfast was horrible

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Single

    Price! 59€ (Flash Deal) Rooms are good, but the view terrible (2nd floor, view to staircase). Location very good, if you want sightseeing.

    Where to start... The staff is absolutely incompetent. They all should to a training how to run a hotel and handle guests. 1.) I kindly asked to get a room with better view, with my booking and again in the hotel. They said its booked out, which was a lie. 2.) Breakfast is for Non-Turkish people terrible. Fresh O-juice not included, you have to pay. One morning the waiter pushed me several times to leave the room, because breakfast time is over (10:30 - actually it was 5 minutes before that) - unbelievable. As soon as I got up, Turkish guests have been moved to my table. 3.)They try often to squeeze some more Liras out of you. Parking should be paid (Denied, because Booked.net said its free), they try to fool you with the exchange rate... much more to complain here, when it comes to the staff!

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Family with children

    best near all historical places/ extended 2 nights to 5 nights. charged 110/euro i was getting hilton for 90/ euro surprised

    five days of my stay, breakfast was lousy

    • Average rating
      4.6
  • Older travelers

    The hotel has excelent location. From our room we had a beautiful view :from the Golden Horn to the Hagia Sofia. Good size room and bathroom, the breakfast generaly was ok, From the breakfast terrace the panorama is fantastic. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    From Monday to Wednesday the variety of the breakfast was a little bit poorer than on the other days.

    • Average rating
      10.0
  • Family with children

    The staff were helpful almost to a fault. The masseur in the Turkish bath was excellent as was the entire bath experience.

    The quality of their cots is below the standard set by the rest of the hotel experience.

    • Average rating
      8.2
  • Couple

    Basiliaca has great rooms on the fourth and fifth floor with views to the city skyline and the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. Very pleasant. The room is clean and comfortable.

    Breakfast could be better; same things were served for many days. Very limited fruit options.

    • Average rating
      8.8
  • Single

    Convenient, 3 mins walking distance to places of interest. New, big room and clean. Excellent bathroom with jacuzzi and lot's of amenities.

    No boiling jar/complimentary of bottle mineral water. Unfriendly front desk as he don't understand English.

    • Average rating
      7.4
  • Group of friends

    The shower hose was broken in our room (it was impossible to take a shower) of which we notified the hotel staff. Two days later with nothing done to rectifying the situation, they finally gave us a different room. The staff did not handle the situation well.

    • Average rating
      5.8
  • Older travelers

    I enjoyed sightseeing and absorbing all of Istanbul's history, then going back to the warmth of the hotel and relaxing. The breakfast truthfully boasts 75 varieties of sumptuous breakfast and brunch options. The location was perfect.

    • Average rating
      9.6
  • Family with children

    Everything was perfect. It is true. The rooms, the staff, the food for breakfast and the location, of course.

    • Average rating
      9.6
  • Family with children

    the hotel location . and hotel clean

    the ask me evre time about many .and the was vary small . the brekfast boor

    • Average rating
      7.0
  • Group of friends

    The excellent and alert service provided by the hotelstaff

    I would have preferred a better shower in the bathroom.

    • Average rating
      9.2
  • Family with children

    It was close to all the main monuments of the city. Very friendly atmosphere. Spectacular view of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Bosphorus from the roof terrace.

    • Average rating
      10.0
  • Group of friends

    Location. Perfect location right near the Aya Sofia.

    Staff were so tip hungry, even when they have not done anything! Doorman took tip from taxi driver, which was added to our taxi fair. It's a shame - this is a great hotel, but their doorman lets them down.

    • Average rating
      7.4
  • Couple

    very helpful and friendly staff,wonderful position of the hotel

    • Average rating
      9.6
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