Bucoleon Palace Hotel - Istanbul  4 stars

Kucukayasofya Mah. Cayiroglu Sk. No:20, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was very nice - Terrace view is amazing - Fast wireless internet - Highly recommend
  • Nice accomadations - Beds are comfortable - Excellent service - Reasonable price
  • Located in sultanahmet - Close to teh blue mosque - Rooftop terrace is magnificent
  • Nice restaurants in the area - Bathroom is good - Beautiful view - Very poor breakfast
  • Lovely hotel - Perfect location - Rooms are clean - Great breakfast


The grand 4-star Bucoleon Palace offers air-conditioned rooms with views of the Marmara Sea. The hotel opened in 2009 and since then remains an example of art deco architecture in Istanbul.

Museums, a basilica and a mosque lie a short distance from the hotel. Just 10 minutes from the center of Istanbul.

Cankurtaran train station lies within a 10-minute walk. Ataturk airport is 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.


The hotel offers 10 rooms. All of them feature individual climate control, Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe, a private balcony and a minibar. Some hotel rooms come with panoramic views over the sea. They provide bathrooms with slippers, a hairdryer and a shower.


Breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning.


Ironing service, 24-hour reception and concierge service as well as a lift, currency exchange and a safe deposit box are available at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   11.

City Center Istanbul - 1400 ft
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 8.4 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.0 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 2.4 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Aksaray - 1.5 mi, Emniyet-Fatih - 2.2 mi
Restaurants seatanbul cafe restaurant (cuisine: Seafood, International, Turkish) - 100 ft, Artefes Hotel Terrace Bar and Restaurant - 100 ft
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  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Room view
  • Sea view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone



from  1 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 175 sq. feet
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    Bucoleon Palace Junior Suite
    Bed type: 1 King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double Bed
    Size: 260 sq. feet
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      Bucoleon Palace LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • 1000 ft
      • Hagia Sophia
        2300 ft
      • Basilica Cistern
        2300 ft
      • Topkapi Palace
        4000 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1000 ft
      Places of interest
      • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa
        700 ft
      • Mosquée Bleue
        1000 ft
      • Hippodrome
        1400 ft
      • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
        2000 ft
      • Istanbul Gay Private Tours
        2000 ft
      • Le milliaire d'Or
        2000 ft
      • Petite Sainte Sophie
        2000 ft
      • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
        2000 ft
      • La colonne de Constantin
        2300 ft
      • Saint Sophia
        2300 ft
      • Kumkapi Restaurants
        2300 ft
      • La fontaine Ahmet III
        2700 ft
      • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
        2700 ft
      • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
        3000 ft
      • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
        3000 ft
      • Holzhäuser
        3300 ft
      • L'aqueduc de Valens
        3300 ft
      • Theodosianische Mauer
        3300 ft
      • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
        3300 ft
      • La mosquée de Beyazit
        3700 ft
      • Archeological Museum
        3700 ft
      • Gülhane-Park
        3300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Isbank Museum
        5000 ft
        Hobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2, Istanbul
      • Istanbul University
        5000 ft
        Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
      • New Mosque
        5100 ft
        Eminonu IstanbulTurkey
      • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque
        1.0 mi
        Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
      • Suleymaniye Mosque
        1.1 mi
        Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul

      Near the hotel

      • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
        900 ft
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul
      • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque
        800 ft
        Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
      • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
        1000 ft
        At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
      • Besiktas
        1200 ft
      • Arap Camii
        1200 ft
      • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
        2700 ft
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul
      • Sultanahmet District
        1900 ft
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul

      Restaurants Nearby

      • seatanbul cafe restaurant

        84% likes this, based on 129 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood, International, Turkish
        Price Range: USD 7 - USD 27

        100 ft
        Kucuk Ayasofya Mahalle. Cayiroglu, Sokak 32

        Phone: +(90)5323675239

      • Artefes Hotel Terrace Bar and Restaurant

        77% likes this, based on 42 reviews

        100 ft
        Kucukayasofya Mahallesi

        Phone: +90 212 5165863

      • Littlehavana

        84% likes this, based on 57 reviews
        Cuisine: Continental, Turkish

        200 ft
        Kucukayasofya Mahallesi Mustafapasa Sokak No 26/A sultanahmet

        Phone: +(90)5384299450

      • Hippodrome Restaurant

        78% likes this, based on 202 reviews
        Cuisine: Turkish
        Price Range: USD 9 - USD 17

        400 ft
        Kucukayasofya Can. No 41A

        Phone: 00902125186987

      • Amira Hotel Restaurant

        64% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: Turkish

        300 ft
        Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. Mustafa Pasa Sokak 79

        Phone: 0212 516 1640

      Bucoleon Palace Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bucoleon Palace

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 85 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends

        Cleanness, benevolence of hotel personal, quantity of room and comfortable place near the centre!

        Review from a window.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        the location was good to visit istanbul

        The staff doesn't speak english. When you ask for something they say yes but they didn't understand what you mean!!! We ask for coffee at 9.30 Am (the buffet close at 10.30 AM) and somebody said "finish"!!!!

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Clean and beautiful view from third floor.

        Small room

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        This hotel is very basic, it's not pretentious at all. Our room is exactly what I asked for, away from the street noise. Its bathroom is functional and clean, the view from our window is breathtaking esp at night. The buffet b'fast though is very limited and somehow they served almost the same food for the 4 days that we were there. The staff are friendly esp the receptionist, one who was assigned at daytime. The location is about 15-20 mins walk from the major tourist spots in Sultanahhmet. Their wi-fi connection was strong. Overall, I'll recommend this hotel to my family and friends, it was value for money. We had a lovely stay there!

        The only setback we had was that the TV connection wasn't working very well, the programs were all either in Turkish or Arabic languages only and when we asked for assistance, the technician never came.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Hotel stuff are very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, very close to main historical sights. We had a beautiful room with view to Blue Mosque. Good value for what we paid. Bfast is quite ok for unpretentious people. It's maybe 2-3 years old, so everything (except towels) looks still new.

        One night, when we came later, we had to wait under closed door of hotel for 20 minutes till someone opened. Last 2 mornings our AC went crazy and was waking us up with loud scarry noise and wouldnt turn off. But then it would stop after breakfast. Plasma TV in our room was showing only fashion TV, but we didnt complain, there was no time to watch it anyways. Otherwise it's quite recommendable, considering such good location and being quiten new.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Stuff was very friendly, breakfast, cleaning perfect, location excellent.

        In April Istanbul is a little bit cold and the heating wasn't perfect. And in the street was a building operation, so it was sometimes noisy.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        small boutique hotel overlooking Mamara Sea. Standard rooms small but sufficient. Would definately stay there again

        minor issue with bathroom - resolved after a day.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Great location close to the Blue Mosque. Quiet surrounding. The close railroadtracks did not disturb. Even the call for morning prayer was far away. The rooms were very clean and had good beds. Beautiful bathroom. The breakfast was good, served on the roof terrace with view to the Marmara Sea. The staff was very engaged. We did arrive after midnight and had no problem with the check-inn.

        Only one blanket in the room.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Bucoleon Palace Hotel is situated in the very center of Sultanahmet and at the same time we felt like being away from all the tourists and the busy atmosphere at Sultanahmet. Furthermore the hotel offers a perfect view over the sea. The staff did a perfect job to make us feel comfortable and the breakfast was very good. We will definitely recommend Bucoleon Palace Hotel!!

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Excellent..., it's like the more personal Touch to the guest....Bravo for the owner of the Hotel.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the price

        the shower literally tiny so that you could not turn around while taking a shower. the manager was very helpful but others were not experienced in advising guests about sites, restaurants etc

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Perfect location to walk to every old town location, yet quiet street. Nice staff, great sized rooms, some with views.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Very clean, nice staff, good view on the sea. Very quite and in a very good location. the bed was very comfy though the room is very small. The shower room is goon and the air condition was quite. will go again

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The hotel is very new and the rooms were thoroughly cleaned. Front desk girl was very nice, sincere, and hard working. There is a decent view of the marmara sea from the hotel roof terrace. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was nice, and the a/c system worked very well. Good location, not far from historic district by foot but could be a hike if you have any walking difficulties.

        There is a train that is close and it runs by regularly and is fairly noisy. Not a problem for me but it may be for you in case you are a light sleeper. The buffet breakfast was a horrible experience for me. Subsequeant early checkout experience was below my expectations due to hotel management giving poor customer service, leading to further aggravation of a sickening situation. Follow up service by the hotel management was dissapointing and below my expectations, so I do not plan on returning there again. Overall a disappointing experience for me, unfortunately and surprisingly based upon other reviews.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The staff were friendly, the location was excellent and the breakfast on the terrace offered a beautiful view. The Hotel was a quick 5 minute walk to the blue mosque, tram, and top tourist sights. The wifi was free and ac worked great.

        The breakfast could have had a little more variety although for a small hotel it was reasonable and everything fresh daily.

        • Average rating
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