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May Hotel

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Double Room | Balcony
Double Room | Balcony
Double Room | Living area | LCD TV
Double Room | 7 bedrooms, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of May Hotel

May Hotel

Within easy reach of Grand Bazaar

20 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $64
Price available on 3/2/2023
Mimar Hayrettin Mah.Bali Pasa Yokusu 86, Kumkapi, Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34126

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Grand Bazaar - 6 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 15 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 16 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 22 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 32 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 14 min drive
  • Basilica Cistern - 39 min drive
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 19 min drive
  • Istiklal Avenue - 20 min drive
  • Taksim Square - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 50 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 63 min drive
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 6 min walk
  • Vezneciler Subway Station - 14 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 16 min walk
  • Beyazit Station - 5 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 7 min walk
  • Laleli-University Station - 10 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kumkapi Meydan Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Kumkapi Kosem - 3 min walk
  • Olimpiyat 2 Minas - 3 min walk
  • Kumkapi Hosh Seda Fish & Meat - 3 min walk
  • Şar Restaurant - 3 min walk

About this property

May Hotel

May Hotel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute walk of Grand Bazaar. Also, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Blue Mosque and 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Hagia Sophia. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Beyazit Station is 5 minutes and Cemberlitas Station is 7 minutes.


Arabic, English, Russian, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 70.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey) guidelines.


This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

May Hotel Istanbul
May Istanbul
May Hotel Hotel
May Hotel Istanbul
May Hotel Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does May Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, May Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at May Hotel?
As of 1 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at May Hotel on 3 Feb 2023 start from $64, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at May Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at May Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at May Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at May Hotel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by May Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at May Hotel?
You can check in from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Express check-in is available.
Are there restaurants at or near May Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Şar Restaurant (3-min walk), Evren Restaurant (3-min walk) and Kor Agop (3-min walk).
What's the area around May Hotel like?
May Hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Beyazit Station and 6 minutes' walk from Grand Bazaar.






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

hotel was untidy . We would rate this hotel 11/2 stars only
peter, 5-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

May Hotel perfect staff
Very nice and helpful staff; Nizar and Ozz and the others. The hotel geographic location is good, very close to Grand bazaar and local restaurants. The problem was the area(streets) were dirty. And you have to be fit to go up hills reach main road/ metro. The tour was wondrful.
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4/10 Fair

May Hotel give you fake extras
May Hotel offering free parking. It is not true. Hotel haven't parking. Hotel area is prohibited daily for cars. We have booked 2 triple rooms in this hotel but we got 2 single room with one extra large bed and claustrophobic room. For this room the hotel may receive only one star. 3 stars is a joke with clients.
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2/10 Poor

Worst experience ever
Hotel is situated on a hill 20 minutes walk from the central sultan ahmet area. Hotel staff decently friendly however rooms are tiny, dirty showers/bathroom. The beds are terrible and require changing-staff are you paying attention!! Bed sheets were dirty and when they got changed, which they did after 3 requests, the new sheets were also dirty. I travelled with my pregnant wife so I required a hotel with breakfast...their breakfast was terrible. I had to spend extra money every morning to buy food from outside. We fell ill after eating the fruit the first morning. Bread was awful and the only decent thing to eat was the bread. Tea was so string and tasted like wee. Overall, regardless of what your budget is, do not book here. Trust me, you will regret it. If I had the money to, I would've checked out the following morning and booked elsewhere.
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8/10 Very good

Very nice hotel in a somewhat scruffy area
the hotel was really very nice. Situated in a somewhat "authentic" if not scruffy, but very safe working class area, the hotel was a little oasis in the midst of it. Don't need an alarm clock - the call to prayer at 6.00 will probably wake you - but that's part of the Istanbul experience!
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6/10 Good

Difficult to find but worth it in the end
A nice little hotel, the pics make it look better than it is but it's in a pretty good location for Sultanahmet albeit tough to find at first - especially in the dark! It's on a very steep hill so beware if that's an issue for you. Aside from that it's clean, comfortable and cheap. The rooms are a bit small and it's not plush by any stretch but if your here to see the city rather than sit in your room then this will do you very nicely ( to sleep and pit stop).
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8/10 Very good

A good location
A good location with walking distance to all the tourist attractions. Its a 10 min walk however a hike up the hill so would not suggest to the elderly. The hotel is small but clean and friendly staff. The street gets busy in the night with trucks unloading and garbage collection which can get quite noisy. However the location, price and cleanliness offsets this.
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8/10 Very good

Decent place to stay in middle of Fatih
Was cheap, right in the centre of the Fatih and if I am travelling alone for a few days will not mind staying again. Staff was helpful and even helped me traverse the Istanbul with helpful directions and tips. Just recommended to a colleague who would be staying with them in coming February.
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4/10 Fair

few issues you need to resolve
i had this hotel for overnight stay even the fact its far from airport (close to the fish ,market and grand bazar).the reason to do so was that in the website and in resevation i was promised free transfer back to the airport so it made it more economicly to me .when i arrived there, they told me that even i have it written, they will not suply it to me beacuse its a mistake !!! even it was written both on site (diferent ones) and also in was nice but in 4 in the morning you get to hear the muazine calling and its not so nice (unless you muslim) ...
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6/10 Good

Not a bad hotel, but...
The May Hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It's in a pretty good location for all the historical sights (about a 15min slow walk). The room was pretty small (especially the shower), but well maintained... breakfast was nothing special (cold selection, bread, stewed tea). The main issue is that the street it is on is pretty noisy (bring earplugs!) and that no taxis seemed to know where it was. Once you got your bearings however you didnt really need taxis to see most of the sights...
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