Hotel Dara - Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Dara - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Dara is a worthy example of 3-star hotels in Istanbul offering non-smoking rooms overlooking the Marmara Sea. The high quality hotel was built in 2009 and refurbished in 2010.

A short stroll of 30 minutes will take you to Taksim Square and Istanbul Modern. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

Hotel Dara is set close to a mosque, a palace and a basilica as well as Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia Museum and Hippodrome.

Sultanahmet Tram train station is a 15-minute walk away. Hotel Dara is about 15 minutes’ drive towards Ataturk airport.

Rooms

A great view over the city welcomes guests to Family Double Room, Family Quadruple Room and Triple Room with modern-style décor offering a wardrobe, ironing facilities, a safe, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. They provide bathrooms with free toiletries, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

A rich buffet breakfast is served daily. Guests can dine at the panoramic on-site restaurant serving international cuisine. Kasap Osman and Karadeniz aile Pide & Kabap are situated in a cultural area, about 100 meters from the venue.

Services

Such business facilities as a copier and a business corner are also available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   33.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Paid porterage
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Dara - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

Get directions
City Center
  • Istanbul
    400 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.4 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.7 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    500 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.2 km
  • Sishane Metro Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Seven Hills Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
    170 m
  • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 18 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Double Room

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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 21 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Triple Room

    Room facilities
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      Family Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 30 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Bathtub
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      Family Room Capacity 4

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        Family Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 30 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Bathtub
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Dara - Istanbul Istanbul location
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          Hotel Address:

          Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Istanbul
            400 m
          Airports
          • Ataturk (IST)
            13.4 km
          • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
            30.7 km
          Train Stations
          • Sultanahmet Tram Station
            500 m
          • Cankurtaran Train Station
            900 m
          Underground stations
          • Aksaray
            2.2 km
          • Sishane Metro Station
            2.7 km
          Restaurants
          • Seven Hills Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
            170 m
          • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
            70 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  1 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            33

          Hotel Awards

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          Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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          Hotel Dara Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 300 m

          Places of interest

          • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 100 m
          • Mosquée Bleue - 300 m
          • Hippodrome - 300 m
          • La colonne de Constantin - 400 m
          • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 400 m
          • Petite Sainte Sophie - 400 m
          • Le milliaire d'Or - 500 m
          • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 500 m
          • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 600 m
          • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 600 m
          • Kumkapi Restaurants - 600 m
          • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 600 m

          Train stations

          • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 400 m

          Shopping areas

          • Media Museum - 400 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 100 m
          • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 100 m
          • Roman Hippodrome - 300 m
          • Column of Constantine - 400 m
          • Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - 500 m
          • Kumkapi Restaurants - 600 m
          • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath - 600 m

          Local attractions

          • Galata Bridge - 2.0 km
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          • Galata Tower - 2.4 km
            Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
          • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) - 2.5 km
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          • Zeyrek Mosque - 2.1 km
            Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 2.5 km
            Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

          Near the hotel

          • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 170 m
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Sultan Ahmet Cami - 200 m
            Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
          • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 740 m
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Arap Camii - 350 m
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          • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - 190 m
            At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 300 m
            Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
          • Besiktas - 350 m
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          Restaurants nearby

          • Seven Hills Restaurant - 170 m

            Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet
            Phone: +90 (212) 516 94 97

            74% likes this, based on 581 reviews
            Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
            Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 20

          • Vaha Cafe and Restaurant - 30 m

            Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet
            Phone: +90212 517 34 24

            65% likes this, based on 67 reviews
            Cuisine: Turkish

          • Kasap Osman - 80 m

            Address: Hoca Pasa Mh
            Phone: 5193216

            64% likes this, based on 58 reviews

          • Sokullu Restaurant - 70 m

            Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A
            Phone: 0212 458 3536

            81% likes this, based on 235 reviews
            Cuisine: Mediterranean
            Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 41

          • Delight Restaurant - 40 m

            Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamam Sk. No:13-15
            Phone: +90 212 458 03 64

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  1 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            33

          Hotel Awards

          TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulHotel Dara

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          Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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          Hotel Dara Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          8.2out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 352 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Family with children
            8.8

            The staff at Dara Hotel was supreme, always helpful and ready to answer any question one might about hotel or about sight seeing. The room I was given was small but beds were comfortable. The most important thing was that I wanted one room for 6 of us and they had it for a good price. I wanted my children with me in the same room. Internet connection was excellent and every major attraction was at comfortably walking distance and easy access to trains. Mconalds and tons of Turkish restaurants are in EZ access. I would try them again.

            For a choosy person like me break fast was a little weak. Improvement in this area would really be something Dara Hotel would like to look into. A mix of Turkish and Continental break fast would be great.

          • Family with children
            7.0

            Very nice rooftop terrace where the breakfast buffet was served daily.

            There seemed to be a problem with the bathroom plumbing which resulted in an unpleasant order.

          • Family with children
            3.2

            The helpfull of most staff. The big welcome smile of watress.

            Very very small rooms that you hardly can move inside the room. These rooms are not good for couples nor families. They might be suitable for singles. Its location is not convenient for walking nor it is easy to reach public transportation. It could be good for athletes since it is located in very steep road. The hotel management never declare these facts about room sizes. In addition, they apply stringent cancellation policy, by applying the full period charging in case of cancelling.

          • Family with children
            6.2

            Free Wi-fi access. Good breakfast in a relaxing terrace. Very helpful and friendly staff. Water pressure and temperature was good. Daily assortment of toiletries.

            The room lighting is not enough to read. The curtains do not avoid the sun for breaking in since dawn. Noise insulation is weak. The windows in quad room face a wall. Upon arrival, around 9 pm, the manager told me that he did not have the two double rooms for my family of four. We would have to stay at another hotel during that evening and we would be back to the Dara hotel the following night. After much of arguing and negotiation, later in the night, the manager arranged a quad room (€119) but still charged the price of two doubles (€158).

          • Family with children
            5.4

            Good staff espacialy (samra) and good location

            The room is small and there is a bad smell from the tolite . old building and the electric is not work some time. Left is far from the rooms

          • Couple
            10.0

            Execellent location perfect servis and good breakfast :))).... Thank you four everythink dara hotel

          • Single
            10.0

            Perfect hotel and very friendly stuff I hope see you again ....

          • Family with children
            7.4

            Staff, location and breakfast. Specially the lady managing breakfast is so kind. Front dest staff also always ready to help and have good knowledge about the tourist attraction. Overall I recommend this hotel.

            Little trouble for family with young kids and old age people because hotel is on slob.We stayed four night but during whole stay they didn't clean room floor. Towels are clean but most of them live their life because treads comes out.

          • Single
            10.0

            First of all I would say this is a perfect family house felt at home and would like to thank my family made ​​me very happy. Rooms are very clean, other staff, everything is really interested us was very nice hope to see you again ...

          • Family with children
            5.0

            Its location near the historical Istanbul area Sultanahmed area

            Breakfast, Services and cleanness are really poor, need to improve more

          • Family with children
            8.8

            The staff is very helpful and friendly. The breakfast is very excellent. If we have any chance to visit Istanbul again, we will definitely stay at this hotel.

            The only problem is that the map of Dara hotel is not totally correct. But it is ok since we have our own travelling book.

          • Family with children
            7.4

            We stayed in the Hotel for 9 days (extended for 4 days). Overall the stay was comfortable. Staff is excellent. Breakfast was very good with lots of choices. Also, it is close to most of the historic sites in Istanbul.

            Only negative thing is that on our arrival we were told that one of the guest is leaving a day late due to sickness and transferred us to another Hotel for one night. My family didn't like that Hotel at all since it has no elevator and the stairs were like a death trap. But they moved us back to the Hotel next morning.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            location of the hotel rooms are clean and spacious, breakfast very good collection of award winning again, I hope the staff is very helpful in Istanbul that I prefer if I go to a thank you for everything ...

          • Family with children
            7.4

            Hotel staff were very friendly and extremely helpful with directions and general orientation in Istanbul.

            Our family room on the top floor was too hot. There needs to be better air conditioning in that room. I was also concerned about fire safety as there was no fire exit, only a narrow staircase to exit the building.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            Hotel staff was helpful. Location was perfect to get around in Istanbul. Room was great for us we were 3 travelers so all had place to sleep. Air conditioning was great after day in hot sun. Restraunts near by as well as market. Had good shuttle service to airport which was free with 4 night stay.

            Initially difficult to find because streets are not labeled well.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Dara - Istanbul Istanbul location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Istanbul
            400 m
          Airports
          • Ataturk (IST)
            13.4 km
          • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
            30.7 km
          Train Stations
          • Sultanahmet Tram Station
            500 m
          • Cankurtaran Train Station
            900 m
          Underground stations
          • Aksaray
            2.2 km
          • Sishane Metro Station
            2.7 km
          Restaurants
          • Seven Hills Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
            170 m
          • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
            70 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  1 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            33

          Hotel Awards

          TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulHotel Dara

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in Turkey

          Use Badge