Spectra Hotel Istanbul  3 stars

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 . Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show mapSave
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Spectra Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of Levent - Maslak district right next to Galata Tower, Istanbul Modern Museum and Galata Bridge. Renovated in 2001, the historical hotel has welcomed guests since 1995.

Nestled in the historical center of Istanbul and a 10-minute walk from Cankurtaran train station. Within easy reach of Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church .

The hotel is situated near a palace, a mosque.

This hotel is located within a 5-minute walk of the Çemberlitaş tram stop. 15km to the Ataturk airport.


All quiet rooms at Spectra Hotel Istanbul are fitted with a telephone, TV and a minibar.


The modern bar serves a selection of coffee.


Guests will appreciate an elevator, an internet cafe and currency exchange as well as internet access, a fax.


A Turkish bath, a sauna are available on-site.


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

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   46.

City Center Istanbul - 1000 ft
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 8.5 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.0 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 2.4 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Aksaray - 1.4 mi, Emniyet-Fatih - 2.1 mi
Restaurants Seven Hills Restaurant (Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish) - 300 ft, Sokullu Restaurant (Cuisine: Mediterranean) - 300 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour security
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • TV



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • 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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What's nearby

Tourist attractions
  • 700 ft
  • Hagia Sophia
    1700 ft
  • Basilica Cistern
    1700 ft
Popular areas
  • City Center
    700 ft
Places of interest
  • Hippodrome
    400 ft
  • Mosquée Bleue
    700 ft
  • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa
    700 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
    1000 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie
    1000 ft
  • La colonne de Constantin
    1400 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours
    1400 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
    1400 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or
    1400 ft
  • Saint Sophia
    1700 ft
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
    2000 ft
  • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
    2000 ft
  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
    2000 ft
  • Theodosianische Mauer
    2300 ft
  • Kumkapi Restaurants
    2300 ft
  • L'aqueduc de Valens
    2300 ft
  • Holzhäuser
    2300 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III
    2300 ft
  • Gülhane-Park
    2300 ft

Local Attractions

  • Galata Bridge
    1.2 mi
  • Zeyrek Mosque
    1.3 mi
    Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Galata Tower
    1.4 mi
    Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
  • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi
    1.5 mi
    Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul
  • Tophane Parki
    1.5 mi
    Hacimimi Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Kemankes, Beyoglu, Istanbul

Near the hotel

  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
    300 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
    300 ft
    At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    2100 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Sultan Ahmet Cami
    800 ft
    Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
  • Besiktas
    800 ft
  • Arap Camii
    800 ft
  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih
    1300 ft
    Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul

Restaurants Nearby

  • Seven Hills Restaurant

    70% likes this, based on 572 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 27

    300 ft
    Tevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet

    Phone: +90 (212) 516 94 97

  • Sokullu Restaurant

    72% likes this, based on 246 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 50

    300 ft
    Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A

    Phone: 0212 458 3536

  • Ozi Pizza and Pasta

    84% likes this, based on 116 reviews
    Cuisine: Pizza & Pasta
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 21

    200 ft
    Binbirdirek Mah. Sultanahmet

    Phone: 0212 516 4447

  • Doy Doy Restaurant

    61% likes this, based on 400 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

    600 ft
    Sifa Hamami Sokak No. 13, Sultanahmet

    Phone: 517 1588

  • Med Cezir Restaurant

    75% likes this, based on 96 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 36

    300 ft
    Tevkifhane sokak no:6 Sultanahmet

    Phone: 02125175935

Spectra Hotel Istanbul Reviews

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

Average guest rating

out of 10
Based on 59 reviews

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Individual guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    Location is excellent, staff is helpful, hotel will be undergoing a renovation soon.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    the location was perfect and stunning views from the breakfast room plus staff helpful

    needs a bit more range in the breakfast offering

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Excellent location and great view of the Blue Mosque. Breakfast was pretty good.

    Bed felt damp during the first night. Shower was not separated at all from the rest of the bathroom, so the entire bathroom was soaked after a shower and wasn't really ever dry. You had to sit sideways on the toilet. The staff at the front door were not too welcoming and were asleep later at night and early in the morning.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Friendlessness of the staff, cleanness of the rooms.

    the rooms are way small, it was very deceiving pictures on the web site, the breakfast menu is way less than minimal,

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Por favor escreva pelo menos 15 palavras Excelent location. Marvelous view from breakfast room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms. Nice breakfast. Very nice place to stay, I surely recommend it.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    You cannot beat the location and the view from the breakfast room. Everyone was eager to help us during our stay.

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    The rooms were clean, service was good( friendly and helpful staff). Location was very good, but next time I visit Istanbul, I will prefer accommodation in Beyoglu instead of Sultanhamet.

    Lots of mosquitos, the ac was making a weird noise & I don't recommend the breakfast( very bad coffee, the food could be much better)

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Good location. Free internet WiFi. Breakfast is OK but no more. Great view from breakfast roof terrace. You are waken up at 05.30 every morning by the prayer call so you do not miss anything of the day.

    The hotel does not look anything near what is shown on photos. Rooms are small and dark, and you have to enter the shower cabin to close toilet door around you and then come out to sit down. Rooms on first floor have only very small windows down by the floor, you feel really like in a cell with no outside contact at all. Door cannot be locked from inside.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    The location of Spectra is its main asset. Located at the corner of Hypodrome square, it offers views on the Sultan Ahmet mosque, Aya Sofia and on the other side the sea. The room was cleaned, even if we left late in the early afternoon. But my second stay in another room did not have these upsides!

    I have stayed here two times, in two different rooms. The view and the room (402) during the first time was an 8. Excellent views and proper room. The second room (305) had a view on a busy street, and the bathroom was of lesser quality than the first room. Some lights were not working, the tiles seemed old and cracking, the cleaning of the room was done inregular. I would give this stay only a 6 or 7.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Its location. Could eat at its restaurant on site if you want.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Great location right on the corner of the hippodrome. Lovely staff, very helpful. To be fair small rooms but it is an old ottoman house so it makes up for it with charm. Great breakfast room up top with super views of the mosque. Delightful stay.

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    The hotel is very clean and located perfectly in the old city with a nice view to sultan ahmet and higa sophia. Its only 5munits walking to sultan ahmet tram station. The view from the resturant up is amazing. Internet is available in all rooms. Common services like grocery, lanundry and pharmacy are available around the hotel. Breakfast is simple but really nice. Toilts are small but very clean.

    Be aware the rooms are very small and the photos in booking are skewed in away to show a larger space. The first two nights i spent in a room of 2.5x3.5 meter i couldnt even move inside the room and I put my baby stroller outdside in the corridore. They shifted me later to a bigger room with nice view toward sultan Ahmet mosque. So if you plan to book in this hotel ask for room # 204 or #304 the ones located on the corner they are bigger and have a nice view. Booked.net should review the room size mentioned in the web site they are not larger than 12sqm while its 20 sqm in booking website. Another disadvantage the checkout time is 12:00pm sharpe

    • Average rating
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