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 situated in the historical center of Istanbul near Galata Tower, The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews and Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi. The comfortable hotel was built in 1995 and refurbished in 2001.

The excellent location makes a mosque and a palace easily reachable. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Constantine Column, Roman Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern.

15 minutes' drive from Ataturk airport and 10 minutes' walk to Cankurtaran train station.


The hotel rooms are air-conditioned, all of them come with ironing facilities, a telephone, a minibar, Wi-Fi and a safe. They provide bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer.


Breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning. The modern bar serves a selection of coffee.


The hotel offers a tour desk, currency exchange and an internet cafe; 24-hour room service, an ironing service and car rental are also provided.


A Turkish bath and 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
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • 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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Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Spectra Hotel Istanbul Family Suite
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      Spectra Hotel Istanbul Family Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed or Three Single Beds
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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        Spectra Hotel Istanbul LocationWhat's nearby

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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
        • Petite Sainte Sophie
          1000 ft
        • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
          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 mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
          2000 ft
        • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
          2000 ft
        • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
          2000 ft
        • La fontaine Ahmet III
          2300 ft
        • L'aqueduc de Valens
          2300 ft
        • Kumkapi Restaurants
          2300 ft
        • Holzhäuser
          2300 ft
        • Theodosianische Mauer
          2300 ft
        • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
          2700 ft
        • La mosquée de Beyazit
          3000 ft
        • Archeological Museum
          3000 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 64 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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