BLUE HOUSE HOTEL
These are the comments of the guests about our hotel, who stayed with us or who wanted to make the reservation in our hotel. The comments of the guests are extremely valuable to us. Each suggestion and comment, both negative and positive about the hotel, is always taken into consideration by the management and leads our company to be better. Not even a letter, nor comma was not changed in the following comments; all reflects the exact opinions of the guests. We thank you very much to our guests who shared their valuable comments with us. And we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming all of them again in our hotel.
"The Only Place to Stay in Istanbul"
As my husband and I have traveled many times in Istanbul, we have found that the Mavi Ev is the only place for us. It is situated in the historic district of Sultanahmet. You are close to the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.The service is wonderful. The employees are there to help you with smiling faces. We see the same faces year after year.The hotel is impeccable. It is soooooooooo clean. The view from the hotel is wonderful as well.The bedding is very comfortable. The rooms are safe and secure. The morning breakfast is very nice and great selections. The servers are waiting on you immediately. Dinner on the terrace is breathtaking!!!! The food is great.I can not say enough about this wonderful hotel. If you do not consider the Mavi Ev, you are definitely missing out. If you visit Istanbul, one of the hottest places to visit according to National Geographic Traveler, you definitely need to check this hotel out. :):)
From Tripadvisor - Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
"Our Stay at the Blue House Hotel"
This is a wonderful hotel. It is attractive both inside and out and the rooms are roomy and lovely. The staff, from the Desk clerks and porters to the waiters on the Rooftop terrace were professional and enjoyable to talk to. In the lobby, they have a very secure facility and procedures for storing your valuables such as cash, jewelry and passports. For dinning at the hotel, they have a lovely Rooftop terrace with linen on linen and quality service. When it came to questions about the surrounding area and attractions, the Desk clears were most helpful. There were NO surprises such as being put in a room that should be labeled a closet as opposed to a room. It was very reasonably priced for the quality of the staff and accommodations. Speaking to the staff in English was not a problem. My wife and I could not say enough good things about this hotel and I would recommend this hotel to my friends.
From Tripadvisor - 7/6/2010.
"Great hotel and location"
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in the beginning of July. This hotel is located in the most touristy area of Istanbul – Sultanahmet which is the Old City. Some people try to avoid staying in this area but I think it was a great place to be. You're steps away from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, which are both really great sites to see. This hotel is only a 10 min walk to the tram which will take you to any area you want to go to.The rooms were very nice and comfortable The staff were very accommodating and helpful and made any and all arrangements we needed. Breakfast was included in our package which was quite tasty. All in all we got a very homely vibe from this hotel and I would stay there again.
From Tripadvisor - July 19, 2011
"Excellent Hotel, Great Location. First Rate Place."
This is a Very Nice, Excellent Hotel. Stayed Here for Several Days Mid-July and Was Very Happy and Satisfied With the Hotel, Central Location and Services. First Rate Place. Centrally Located in Sultanahmet, which is A Great Location. Can't be Beat. Literally Right Across from the Blue Mosque, Which is Absolutely Amazing to See At Night. It will Take Your Breath Away. Simply Look Out the Window or Just Step Outside the Front Door of the Hotel and There is It. Right in Front of You. Can't Top that! The Famed and Must See Hagia Sophia is a Short Walk Away. Also Very Nice to Walk Around the Neighborhood and See the Shops, Get A Sense of Atmosphere and What Turkey is Really Like. Room Was Fine, Met Our Needs Very Well. Staff Very Helpful, Pleasant, Service Oriented and Very Accommodating. Breakfast Was Great, Ample Amount of Everything and it was Really Nice to Sit Outside on the Terrace and Take in the Early Morning Istanbul Atmosphere. We Also Had Lunch on the Rooftop Terrace of the Hotel which was Very Good, Great Service and Mind Blowing Views of Istanbul. A Must if You Stay at this Hotel. Would Highly Recommend and Would be Very Happy and Eager to Stay Here Again.
From Tripadvisor - August 3, 2011
"Great hotel, great location"
Rooms although small were pleasantly decorated and very clean. Staff were very attentive. Breakfast was above Turkish standard, it offers more than picked cucumbers and boiled eggs! My coffee cup was refilled before I asked. It was cool when we were there but breakfast on the terrace would be gorgeous in summer. The roof top restaurant/ bar was a gorgeous place to end the day overlooking the floodlit Blue Mosque. This hotel is so centrally located you can walk to everything. This little hotel was a lovely place to stay and I would happily return.
From Tripadvisor - June 10, 2011
"Nice hotel in Sultanahmet"
Spent 3 nights at the Blue House while visiting Istanbul. It is conveniently located near all the big sights like the Blue Mosque and Ayasofya and a lot of well rated restaurants. Our room was clean and comfortable and quiet. The service was excellent. They have a roof-top terrace where they serve dinner. My wife and I had dessert and a raki on the terrace which had a great view of the Blue Mosque lit up at night. The tram/metro is a short distance away for visiting further away sights.
From Tripadvisor - May 25, 2011
"Excellent hotel with spectacular view and exceptional staff!"
This hotel is just beautiful, very clean and comfortable with a wonderful view of the Blue Mosque. Our room was tastefully decorated with a full ceramic tiled bathroom and excellent bedding. It was very clean and relaxing. The breakfast buffet was delicious and had a great variety to choose from. We enjoyed several meals in the restaurant just off the lobby. The food was delicious. There is also a lovely roof top restaurant for the summertime! We spent time on the side patio, a perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea and plan our day. The full service lounge/bar was always open and staffed with friendly people who were very helpful and interesting.The location is excellent and within walking distance of "everything"!Can't wait to return... we had a wonderful trip thanks to the staff at Blue House Hotel. Thank you all.
From Tripadvisor - April 13, 2011
"Dream stay -- such attention to detail and quality!"
My husband and I are always happy for any opportunity to stay at the fabulous Blue House hotel in Istanbul. The owners have taken meticulous care with all the details, and it shows -- in the beauty of the room decors, in the attentive service of the staff, and in all the thoughtful little amenities that help make any visit memorable.I love being able to sit and write emails up on their rooftop terrace, while sipping a beverage, and gazing out at the magnificent views of ships on the Bosphorus and Marmara Seas. With a slight turn of my head, I can see both the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofiya in all their majestic serenity -- both are just steps away from the door of the hotel.The elaborate and delicious breakfast buffet is a real treat not to be missed. It will definitely fortify you for a full day of shopping and sight-seeing.In sum, the Blue House is a great base from which to experience all the best Istanbul has to offer. I will return there every chance I get!
From Tripadvisor - April 3, 2011
"what a wonderfull place to be"
My wife and I enjoyed our sweetest weekend ever in Blue House (istanbul) last month. It located in excellent with a few steps to the Old City (Blue mosque-sultanahmet square). The room was nice, clean, large and had a well-equipped . Staying here, we were looked after so well with a nice staff. They offered nice rooms, great meals, full services and always ready to meet all our requirement. We were extremely relaxed when staying here. Such a wonderful friendly host. Thanks Blue House, we would come back again in near future.
From Tripadvisor - March 31, 2011
The Blue House Hotel in Istanbul is precious and the location is ideal. Our room overlooked the Blue Mosque and we were within walking distance of many historic landmarks and fabulous restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you for sharing your world with us.
From Tripadvisor - Joyce and Kathy, USA. March 22, 2011
If you're looking for a hotel that's within easy walking distance of the major sites, but also close to lots of restaurants, then this is a good choice. Our room looked out onto the Blue Mosque which was great except for the call to pray at 5am! However that only lasts a minute and you can always go back to sleep.Our standard room was small but perfectly formed and all we needed. Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was ok - again, all you need and you're not paying 5 star prices. Would stay there again.
From Tripadvisor - December 6, 2010
"Great hotel in excellent location"
Nice little hotel in a superb location. We were in Istanbul from 13 to 17 November 2010 and this hotel was one of the reasons we had such a lovely stay. The staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable, accomodating a bed for our 7 year-old son. Staying in this hotel was very conveninent because it is walking distance from all the major sights in old Istanbul and is also 5 minutes walk to the tram stop in Divan Yolu, making it convenient to go get transport to the Bazaar, the Golden Horn and across the Galata Bridge to the newer part of the city. The perfect end to a long day of sightseeing was to return to the hotel to enjoy a drink (or a meal) in the terrace overlooking the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya. I highly recommend this hotel.
From Tripadvisor - November 20, 2010
"One of the best in the world!"
This medium sized hotel manages to combine the slickness of a five star with te friendliness and warmth of a family hotel. It's location is perfect with views of the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus from the bedroom window and the terrace. Everywhere you would want to go is within easy walking distance. The staff, from the opening moment are warm, welcoming and efficient. Great selection for breakfast it's just...great!! If ever I am in Istanbul this is the place I would most want to go to.
From Tripadvisor - October 8, 2010
"Great view & location, good value, recommended."
My wife and I stayed in the suite for one night upon arrival in Istanbul. The view of the Blue Mosque is unbeatable – double bay windows looking directly at the mosque. The windows can open if you want to get a clear view or the mosque or to hear the call to prayer. The suite was reasonably spacious and very clean, the bed and linens modern and comfortable. The staff was helpful in providing directions to nearby sights. We ate dinner in the terrace restaurant, which was thoroughly acceptable and notable due to the magnificent view. Breakfast was served at street level outdoors, and was satisfying and included further good views of the mosque. Overall, we liked the Blue House and would stay in the suite again.
From Tripadvisor - October 18, 2010
"what an amazing view"
We only stayed here one night but i wish that i had stayed longer. The room looked directly at the Blue Mosque! Dinner on the rooftop restaurant looked down on to one of the smaller markets and we saw a whirling dirvish show without being too touristy.
From Tripadvisor - August 7, 2010
"Great Location, great staff, great service in the heart of Istanbul!"
If you're looking for a clean, well run, small hotel in the center of the Instanbul, pick this place. The view from our room was incredible - the Blue Mosque. We wre within easy walking distance of all the major historical attractions, dining, evening entertainment and shopping. They even accomodated our 13-year old by adding an additional bed, and putting the 2 twins together for my husband and I. The lobby and the rooms are very clean with well appointed furniture. The bathrooms are a bit tiny, but very clean. The staff was great - everyone from the person who took our reservation, to the guy who stayed at the airport for over an hour waiting for us to get through the visa process, to the front desk, cleaning person and waiters all were very helpful, courteous and helped make our stay in Instanbul fantastic. I'd definitely recommend the Blue House!
From Tripadvisor - July 12, 2010
"Rooms are small but the location is perfect!"
A friend and I just spent a couple of weeks in Turkey and stayed here twice. The first time we got a corner room with a view and lots of windows. We were there several nights so it was great. The hotel is clean, the bathrooms are tiny but very functional, and the staff is very pleasant. Each evening we would come back from where ever and have a glass of wine on the terrace overlooking the Blue Mosque. Gorgeous!! The breakfast was excellent and the internet access very convenient. I highly recommend it, and preferred it to the the Cirigan Kempinski (our last night) which was expensive and not as well located.
From Tripadvisor - June 4, 2010
"Highly recommended if going with family or friends"
I and my friend went to Istanbul and we absolutely loved it, the blue house hotel is in an ideal location straight outside the blue mosque, we had a really good view of the blue mosque & the marmara sea from my room. We didn't stay in the hotel much because we were out and about visiting museums and shopping etc. But I would definitely recommend this hotelThe reception area is nice. They've got good sofa's.
From Tripadvisor - April 29, 2010
"Helpful Staff, Great Location"
We only spent one night at the Blue House, but the staff was very helpful. We arrived early and they made us comfortable in the lobby with cay and cookies during the short wait for our room. This hotel couldn't be more convenient for the Old Town's major sites. The room was small, but clean and well appointed. Cheers.
From Tripadvisor - April 25, 2010
Excellent position in the city. Very friendly and helpful staff throughout. Warm & cosy in this cold winter. Will certainly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Istanbul.
Christopher Martin - Room No:33 - 11 – 14 January 2009 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Very excellent place to stay. Very Clean. The staff is very friendly. Breakfast excellent, quality and standart. We appreciate very much fresh flowers on the table for breakfast and at the reception. We want return.
Saltini - Room No:11 – 12 - 04 January 2009 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We would like to say a very big thank you to all the staff for making our stay a pleasant one. And we hope to return to Istanbul and The Blue House very soon.
Kenneth & Janet Ford - Room No:25 – 15 May 2008 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
As always, Blue House is a wonderfully delightful experience. We have stayed here 4 or 5 times and each year we are treated with most courtesy and friendliness. Rooms are extremely clean, cheerful and comfortable. Thank you for yet another memorable stay. We hope to be back.
Mr. & Mrs. McDonnell – Room No: 37 – 26 June 2007 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We would like to thank you for a wonderful visit at you wonderful hotel, from May 9 to 13, 2007. We enjoyed our anniversary tour of Turkey and we thank you for your hospitality and the champagne. Your staff made the last 5 days of a 21 day trip to Turkey complete. Be it from making day tour reservations, dinner reservations, calling taxies for our friends who were not staying at your hotel, to serving breakfast at 5:00 am, prior to going to the airport, the service was excellent. We have already recommend your hotel to our friends who hope to visit Turkey in the near future.
Philip and Theresa Day (A mail from our guest)
I want to extend my warmest thanks to your staff for their gracious hospitality during The Leesa High School Girls Basketboll Tournament. All the countries really enjoyed your hotel.
Merrill Ross Athletic/Activity Director (A postcard from our guest)
I have had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. The staff has been outstanding offering excellent service with a smile. I liked the free internet terminal in the lounge and the free spring water in the mini-bar.
Andrew Nightingale – Room No: 41 – 9 October 2006 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Very comfortable stay in an exceptionally well hotel. All staff gave good, cheerful service. We don't often eat in the hotels we stayed in but we dined here 2 evenings out of 3 we stayed, because the food was very good and reasonably priced.
Powell – Room No:46 – 05 October 2005 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Our television didn't work very well, but we didn't mind too much because we were busy having fun in Istanbul! We love the view from our room (#46) and we also like your hotel staff very much! Everyone is very friendly and helpful, and will be back again hopefully soon. Thank you.
Schnell – Room No: 46 – 5 September 2005 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Our travel agent Christine at Mary Rossi – Sydney recommended your hotel with no hesitation. We could not be more pleased. We were picked up at the airport even though our plane was delayed. The Blue House has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and the best buffet breakfast in the world.
(And we have sampled plenty) It is also in a great location – walking distance to so many interesting places. Congratulations. We enjoyed our stay.
Janet & Allan Hay – Room NO: 23 – 15 April 2005 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Thank you for our delightful stay at the Mavi Ev / Blue House. The convenient, punctual transfer from the airport to the hotel, the comfortable, cozy and clean room, the delicious breakfasts (especially the omelets), relaxing lobby with its well supplied bar, the perfect location in the city's historical section and the constant graciousness and helpfulness of all of the staff made us feel comfortable and well served. We would highly recommend the Blue House to anyone interested in the historical side of Istanbul. Please feel free to use our email letter as a recommendation for your hotel. I only wish we had visited in the summer rather than in the winter so that we could enjoy your beautiful outdoor terrace, but your warm lobby was quite welcoming when we came in late on those two very rainy evenings. Thank you
Peggy Jacobson – 30 January 2005 (A mail from our guest)
We have had an excellent enjoyable stay here. All the staff have been vey friendly and helpful. The hotel is beautifully kept and the many flowers and plants add to its delightfulness. The view is unforgettable. Thank you.
Margaret Banker & Terry Hickman Smith – Room No: 41 – 02 August 2004 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We have had a wonderful stay in your city. We have been delighted with your hotel, which is spotlessly clean , well equipped and all the staff have been helpful & efficient.
No Name 8/9/2003 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
What I had heard about hotel information in Antalya made me worry about paying too much. BUT it was an excellent experience to stay in your Blue House. I would recommend your hotel if I have a Korean friend who wants to visit Istanbul in future. Thanks!
Hyong-Shik Kim No.36 7/9/2003 Korean (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We have ... Very pleased visit the service given to us during our away home in Istanbul at the Blue House. We found everyone very helpful and very cooperative and very polite. We look forward to our next stay if we come to Istanbul ...in the Blue House.
M. A. Kahn 25/8/2003 No.25 25/8/2003 British (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Tous nos remerciements pour l'accueil et le service. Notre sejour dans votre hotel a ete tres agreable.
Andre Michel 19/08/2003 No.36 French (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
Impressed by hotel's cleanliness. Thank you for the complimentary water. Service personnel are very helpful and friendly. A lovely hotel in a beautiful area.
McDonnell 3/8/2003 No.26 Belgian (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Thank you for a wonderful stay - 2 times - July 16-20 Room 4th floor view, July 30-Aug 2 Room 23. Wonderful bed-best in Turkey!
Joel Kuhn 2/8/2003 No.23 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
You can feel like in your house! Reception excellent! Thanks!
Teresa Preira 20/7/2003 No.41 Spanish (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Dear Ali and team,
We have returned to Australia but wanted to send an email to say how delightful it was staying at the Blue House - the staff were great and the location and view of the Blue Mosque from our unit just superb.
All the Best.
Cathy & Rod McLennan, Hotel Manager of 'The Islander Noosa Resort' in Australia 12/2/2003 Australian (An e-mail From Hotel Guests, Who Stayed With Us)
We enjoyed our 6 nights at Blue House. The best feature was the friendly and helpful staff. You made us feel very welcome. Suggestions- replace the duvet on the beds with a much lighter blanket.
Don Carlson 1/11/2002 No.37 American (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
My friend and I had the privilege to stay at the Blue House between the 10th and 15th May this year. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to fill in a guest Comment Form before we left.
I should like to thank you all for making our stay such a pleasure. The hotel's location is excellent, its staff have got to be the most courteous and efficient I have ever had the pleasure to meet. The standard of cleanliness (and I'm a very fussy person!) is exceptionally high. I have stayed in many hotels over the years, both on business and on holiday. The Blue House will be the standard by which I will measure all other hotels - I doubt many will come close, let alone equal this standard. Well done Blue House!
Jean Williams 23/6/2002 No.17 American (An e-mail From A Hotel Guest, Who Stayed With Us)
You have an excellent hotel with friendly staff always willing to help.
Poturalski 8/6/2001 No.24 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
I am always impressed with the high standards of your hotel. It is impeccably clean, but the best part of all is the friendly staff. Everyone tries so hard to please the guests and it is greatly appreciated.
Patricia Dwight 2/6/2002 Travel Agent, ADVENTURE TRAVEL No.36 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
The Blue House is a homely place. The staff excellent. The house is well situated & we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & would not hesitate to recomment the house to others. Thank you.
Mr. K. Collinson 6/5/2002 No.42 British (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
The staff were great - friendly and professional. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay! We will send our family & friends!
Litvin 1/4/2002 No.42 Israeli (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
Thank you. I enjoyed to stay in your hotel. I will come again and I will recommend you.
Adrian Rosca-Metaxa 22/3/2002 No.17 Romanian (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
Enjoyed our stay here enormously. We will be back soon!
Ursula Radke 30/9/2001 No.46 Scottish (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
This hotel comes highly recommended on AOL's Message Board for Turkey. Now I know why. Reception was so nice and everyone else in the hotel was wonderful! It's the little things, like the free water & postcards that make the hotel special. Also - the air conditioning works great. I really appreciate that!!!
Felicia Denos 20/9/2001 No.27 American (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
We have had a very pleasant stay at the Blue House and it was always so nice to come back to a comfortable, cool room. We found the hospitality excellent. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The location of this hotel made an enormous difference to our sightseeing, meaning that we could come back for little rests between trips here and there. Our only disappointment was the lack of availability of a double room bed (which we thought we had booked).
N. Ward & A.Tolley 10/08/2001 No.26 Australian (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
A beautiful hotel in a great location, friendly staff. A very pleasant experience overall.
Elliff 15/4/2001 No.16 Australian (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We shall be highly recommending this hotel to our friends! Your friendliness (especially to our son) has been very much appreciated.
Sue & Collin Illsley 5/4/2001 No.23 British (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
I have appreciated the quality surroundings, friendly greetings from all staff, the dÃ©cor and location. I have stayed at many hotels in many countries. Blue House is a very pleasant place to stay. I will return!
David Hopkins 5/4/2001 No.27 New Zealander (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
We have had a very enjoyable stay at the Blue House Hotel Istanbul. Thank you to all the staff for being so friendly and efficient.
Alison Westbrook 26/3/2001 No.23 British (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The cleanest hotel we have ever stayed, anywhere - very much appreciated. Every member of the staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. We will stay here, again, when we next come to Istanbul. Thank you!
B. Hartman & E. Riffenburgh 12/3/2001 No.25 American (Hotel Guests - Comment Form)
All your staff was cheerful and nice. Loved all clerks. Breakfast waitress very cheerful and provided excellent service.
Linsley 30/12/2000 No.27 American (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
Overall good quality hotel. Staff very polite & helpful. We appreciated staff arranging an early breakfast for us at 6 a.m. Thank you very much for this service. We will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends in Australia.
Keep up the good standard. We stayed in 1st class hotels in Canakkale + Cappadoica & Blue House was the best standard + service.
McPherson 21/12/2000 No.23 & No.25 Australian (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
We had a wonderful time in Istanbul. The Blue House staff was extreamly helpful and it will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you!
Justine Carey & Paul Whitehead 8/10/2000 No.24 American (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
We have really enjoyed staying here & will certainly recommend Mavi Ev to our Travel Agent & friends in Australia.
We have enjoyed meeting all your staff, have found them polite, friendly & able to enjoy a joke! Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing visit. We look forward to our return.
Mr. & Mrs. Loche Waters 28/8/2000 No.23 Australian (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We enjoyed our one week stay with the Blue House Hotel immensely. We were recently married and were delightful with the service from all staff who were very helpful and friendly. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Blue House Hotel to our friends and family back in England.
Chaudry 6/8/2000 No.33 British (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
Wonderful music with live musicians & view of Blue Mosque spectacular in roof restaurant.
Ray Anderson 4/8/2000 No.21 Canadian (Hotel Guest-Comment Form)
A big thank you to the evening front desk / reception staff for assisting me in seeing a doctor, drugs, and a special meal when my daughter was sick. Your help was greatly appreciated.
Jeffrey McCall 22/7/2000 No.31 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
An excellent hotel with wonderfull atmosphere and very friendly and efficient staff. I will recommend this hotel to all my friends.
Alan Farrell 17/7/2000 No.22 Australian (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Wonderful staff: friendly and very helpful. Great attention to detail. You made our honeymoon special. Thank you again.
Colin and Jill MacDonald 22/6/2000 Canadian (Hotel Guests - Comment Form)
Our hotel in Istanbul, the Blue House Hotel, was delightful, just the sort that I like… The location was ideal, in the Sultanahmet district of the old town across the street from a small bazaar and with a view of the Blue Mosque. Our walking tours began at the door of the hotel…
Harlan Hague, 2000, from his article on his personal web page, which we found it by chance.
Enjoyable. Room was charming. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Bed linen excellent. Hotel is very clean, everywhere. We will return to your hotel, and will recommend it to other people. Service was slow, at the start. We don't drink alcohol, so did not use the bar or minibar. Breakfast was good.
Mr. Pandit & Ms. Lawson 6/10/99 No.25 (Hotel Guests - Comment Form)
Some think Paris, Rome and London are their "home away from home". For us it is Istanbul and your hotel. Thank you for a wonderful visit.
Don Duerson 1/10/99 No.44 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We only ate in your restaurant once but it was very nice. We loved your hotel and would love to come back again. We will recommend your hotel to all our friends.
Ivo Inez 27/9/99 No.45 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
This is a lovely hotel. The staff was especially helpful, particularly Turker, Naci and Fatosh. For example, Naci was so kind to offer to walk us to the Grand Bazaar after he got off work. Fatosh arranged dinner at last minute's notice. Turker promptly responded to faxes about our reservations. I will highly recommend to others in the U.S. Internet site very helpful! Should include URL on all correspondence.
Blumenthal/Littlestone 9/9/99 No.36 American (Hotel Guests - Comment Form)
Thank you everyone at the Mavi Ev! You made coming "home" to the hotel enjoyable. Everyone here always has a smile for us. We will miss and never forget you. It is hard to say goodbye. We will try to write. Goodbye to you all! And thank you again. Love,
The Weisbaum 23/8/99 No.43 Canadian (Hotel Guests - A Note Which is Dropped To The Reception)
This is our home away from home and we really enjoy the staff. We will continue to recommend the Mavi Ev to all clients. Reading lights would be nice. Room clerks and waiters excellent.
Angie Brenner & Joy Stocke 21/8/99 No.37 American (Hotel Guests - Comment Form)
Very enjoyable stay. The night staff were very attentive on Tuesday night/morning after earthquake.
John Reynolds 18/8/99 No.44 Irish (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
At the conclusion of our extensive holiday, it has been lovely to spend a couple days in the Blue House to release and recover from our travels before returning to England. The room was beautiful and the view of the Blue Mosque amazing. Congratulations on a top class establishment.
Kavenagh/Daffey 10/8/99 Australian (Hotel Guest- - Comment Form)
…I could know it through a Japanese travel guide that your hotel has a good reputation…
Teiji Uchida 5/8/99 Japanese (From An e-mail of A Guest Who Made A Reservation.)
…Your establishment came to us highly recommended - by friends who had stayed with you last year…
Linda Knudsen McAusland 13/7/99 American (From an e-mail of a guest who made a reservation through Internet)
Thank you for your wonderful assistance and attention when we were in Istanbul in earl June. We enjoyed Istanbul and our tour.
Sally and Tim Davidson 9/7/99 American (Hotel Guest-From an e-mail)
Wonderful hotel. If you maintain it we will surely come back again. Very necessary to keep decorating and painting. Management is very good.
Eric Jay 28/6/99 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Of all the hotels I have been looking at yours is by far the nicest. I would hate to have to stay anywhere else!
Laurie Sore-Portman Travel 25/6/99 American (From a fax of a guest who wanted to make reservation.)
Hotel decoration in general is very tasteful and of an extremely high standard. Restaurant menu would benefit from a more adventurous menu although the food currently is very good. Bar prices are a little expensive. All the staff have been excellent. Please send them to the UK to teach our people!
John Rosie 6/6/99 No.37 British (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We saw a favorable reference in the Holiday Asia magazine. With the phone/fax information they published we were able to contact you.
Cathy Murphy 02/06/99 American (From an e-mail of a guest who made reservation in the hotel)
This was the best out of 8 hotels we visited in Turkey.
Barry Sanders Australian 27/5/99 No.46 (Hotel Guest. Comment Form.)
Everyone who stays at the Mavi Ev is always very happy with the hotel and friendly staff.
Joan Luguel 14/5/99 Australian (Managing Director of Exotic Destinations Pty. Ltd. -From a fax)
Thank you so much for looking after Mr. Veel and the groups, everyone loved your hotel and were delighted with your friendly service.
Sue McGrath 12/5/99 Australian (JETSET. From an e-mail)
The staff was most welcoming and helpful - being most helpful as to attractions to visit & sights to see. I did indeed feel as if I were home. Hotel transfer, 35 USD much too high & excessive, but dependable. Hotel exactly what I asked for - safe, small centrally located & charming. I would recommend highly!!! (Nicest touch - Hairdryer - merci)
Lynn A. Hardcastle 6/5/99 No.41 American (Hotel Guest. Comment Form.)
Dear Ali and colleagues, Many thanks for being so helpful and friendly with our groups. Everybody has really enjoyed their stay in Istanbul.
Mr. Robert Veel 20/04/99 Australian (JETSET Group Leader - From a note, which was dropped to the desk.)
Excellent service from all staff-always smiling and friendly. Only complaint wardrobe in bedroom is very difficult to use because door don't open enough. We much enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel.
Martin 22/3/99 No.42 British (Hotel Guest -Comment Form.)
Dear Sir, Thank you for your marvelous hospitality. The room was attractive and very clean. The service was elegant. Hope I can come again.
Wilson 19/3/99 American (Hotel Guest -Comment Form.)
I have read many messages on the Istanbul travel board recommending the Blue House...We have read many wonderful things about your hotel and know that we would find it a wonderful experience.
Jane Parker 25/1/99 and 9/2/99 American (From an e/mail of a guest who made a reservation in the hotel through Internet.)
I think Blue House is a lovely hotel. The color theme is nice. Tiles are so nice. Vases are attractive. My lunch of lamb chops was delicious. Breakfast menu is rather limited. Should rather see mush or corn flakes than cocoa-flavor cereal. I very much enjoyed your hotel.
Jucile Davis 16/11/98 AmericanNo.34 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Excellent; staff polite and very helpful. A very comfortable visit.
Jan Watson 22/10/98 No.24 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
We were very impressed by the customer service provided by everyone. This is a classy operation. The cleaning lady was extremely nice and provided excellent service. She went over and beyond to make us feel at home. The best we have seen so far and we travel a lot.
Murali Rao 11/10/98 No.33 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Ali - who appeared to be a manager was exceptional. Treating us as special guests and being extremely helpful. The fruit bowl was a warming touch. Thank you. My wife and I truly enjoyed. Your entire staff has been exceptional. We will be sure to tell friends of your wonderful hotel and when in Istanbul we will return.
John & Donna Rizzo 13/9/98 No.46 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
It has been a pleasure to be here again. I look forward to my return and will continue to send my friends and clients here.
Star Zuckerman ODYESSEE CRUISING American No.46 30/8/98 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
You have a very nice hotel. We have been treated very well. Especially by the morning receptionist. We will recommend this hotel to our family and friends if they will visit Istanbul. Thank you.
Salinas & Elies 10/8/98 No.41 Spanish (Hotel Guests -Comment Form.)
We have enjoyed very much staying over nine nights in Mavi Hotel and it has been just like the home. I would also like to express my thanks to Mr. F. Ã‡olpan and his staffs for excellent services. Room clerks very helpfull & excellent attitude. Waiters very polite & excellent service.
Falahatpishek 29/6/98 No.43 & 44 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
All of the staff worked very hard to make my stay comfortable and happy. It was noticed that the chef takes great pride in his work. Food quality very good. I wonder if you were to add several items to the menu to be specials for the day. I would come back again, if I have a chance. Thank you for all of your personal attention.
Susan Andelman 26/6/98 No.45 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
One of the best hotels in Istanbul!
Mario Toff 3/98 No.33 Austrian (Hotel Guest -Comment Form)
Working in a hotel, I am far more critical than most guests but believe your hotel to be very well run with much thought. I will make sure we return. Thanks!
Joanna Samuel 9/11/1997 No.33 British (Hotel Guest - From the Comment Form)
Enjoyed the enthusiasm & helpfulness of your staff - very refreshing.
Dian Eversole 9/10/1997 No.22 American (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
It has been a big pleasure staying in your hotel. It is very well situated, well decorated and the restaurant on the roof is great. A special appreciation remark on the quality and the politeness of the staff. Keep on this way. We will send you clients.
Rossner 4/8/1997 No.46 French (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Very nice hotel! The staff are very nice patient and helpful with a good sense of humor. The tiles in the bathroom are beautiful.
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It is a very efficiently run hotel. And the staff friendly, patient, have a sense of humor. It was a great pleasure to stay here and I will gladly recommend the hotel.
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I will recommend Blue House to friends of mine when they plan to visit Istanbul.
No. 27 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Recommendations were clean. The shower needs attention. There is no way you can take a shower without flooding the whole bathroom. Thanks for your hospitality.
A guest No.21 (Hotel Guest - Comment Form)
Some Blue Notes
No afterglow in the world could beat one that creeps over the crumbling rose-hued coat of Ayasofya, and you can almost lean over and touch it from the roof of the Blue House. The Blue Mosque also hoves into view and on the left a higgledy-piggledy jumble of crumbling domes, spires and roof trips down to the Sea of Marmara. Order a raki and pinch yourself...
"From An Article in Holiday Asia Magazine."
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