Best option for best location
Reviewed 9 September, 2021
I would like to thank all of the staff for the nice things and nice welcoming. Very clean room, nice pool, ammaaizing location. Amazing price as well. Thanks for everything and definitely it will be no the last time to visit and sleep in here.
Thank you Orient Express by Orka Hotels.
Reviewed 18 August, 2021
An excellent hotel, all services, and staff are very good.
We stayed 10 days at Orient Express Hotel. The room was clean, the position is close to the centrum and ferry port eighter the view from the restaurant is excellent.
Reviewed 29 July, 2021
The first moment we laid our eyes on this hotel, we were surprised how crowded the street was. We could've almost missed it, as it looked like part of the street vendors.
This only means how great the location was, as everything was so close by. Within the location was our favourite restaurant, yellow machine for ISTANBULKART and a tramp station.
Close by, we enjoyed the Gulhane park, that was great and it was so close to the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. We really just needed to wake up at 7AM and within 10 minutes we're there. Not crowded, amazing for peaceful times..
The breakfast was very satisfactory and had a wide range.
The available pool had great size despite its location in city center.
Right next to the pool, we enjoyed the sauna.
For the staff, I cannot have a single complaint. Starting with how considerate they were and arranged our rooms, so that we can be on the same level.
All of the staff (and I mean the receptionist, the luggage guy, the cleaners, cooks) were extremely polite and friendly.
We had difficulties with IstanbulKart, because information on internet were old, so they registered all 7 of us, were incredibly patient and diligent.
We had tons of questions and one of them was a recommendation for a rooftop view. It was a wonderful place and we were very satisfied.
Last but not least, we want to thank Gürkan, very friendly and funny host, who made us feel very welcomed and we were always excited to return to our "home".
A great thank you for such amazing stay and great hospitality.
Reviewed 29 January, 2020
Great hotel in the heart of Istanbul every where behind us near to any transportation from mermary to gulhana metro and eminouni bus
Very friendly and helpful stuff
Breakfast is good but needs some more variety ,rooms is clean
I like this hotel and next time i will be there again
A nice and clean hotel
Reviewed 21 January, 2020
As a couple we stayed at Orient Express hotel from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20/ 2020. The hotel is cozy, clean and well-situated in Sirkeci near all Istanbul's most famous tourist sites. It has a varied and nice breakfast in the basement floor. Cleaning is daily. Reception staff are friendly and helpful.
One demerit is that some rooms are facing the street along which the tram passes, so if this bothers you (It doesn't for me), you need to ask for a back room.
I subtract one star for the reason that they used to have a rooftop terrace designed for a restaurant the thing that encouraged me to book this hotel but I was informed at check-in that is was closed.