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Superior Double Room | Free minibar, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Free minibar, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Superior Double Room | Free minibar, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Double Room | Free minibar, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
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Overview of Optimist Hotel

Optimist Hotel

Hotel with restaurant, near Grand Bazaar

8.0/10 Very good

19 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Bindirdirek Mh At Meydani Sk No 16, Fatih, Istanbul, 34122

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Blue Mosque - 5 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 7 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 8 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 15 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 33 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 1 min drive
  • Basilica Cistern - 30 min drive
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 20 min drive
  • Istiklal Avenue - 22 min drive
  • Taksim Square - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 52 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 61 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 11 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 14 min walk
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 15 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 5 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 5 min walk
  • Beyazit Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Doy-Doy Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Fine Dine Istanbul - 2 min walk
  • Serbethane Cafe & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Sultan Köşesi - 3 min walk
  • Arch Bistro - 4 min walk

About this property

Optimist Hotel

Putting you in a great location, within a short 10-minute walk of Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque, Optimist Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 20 per vehicle one-way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Sultanahmet Station is 5 minutes and Cemberlitas Station is 5 minutes.


Arabic, English, Russian, Turkish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 7 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one-way)


  • Self-parking costs EUR 7 per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Optimist Hotel Hotel
Optimist Hotel Istanbul
Optimist Hotel Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Optimist Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Optimist 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.
Are pets allowed at Optimist Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Optimist Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 7 per day.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Optimist Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Optimist Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Optimist Hotel and nearby?
Optimist Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Optimist Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Serbethane Cafe & Restaurant (3-min walk), Sultan Köşesi (3-min walk) and Arch Bistro (4-min walk).
What's the area around Optimist Hotel like?
Optimist Hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Sultanahmet Station and 8 minutes' walk from Grand Bazaar. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for families.



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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

the staffs were very friendly. Didnt like how the bathroom flush broke and water dripping from AC even though it was fixed later
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This small boutique hotel and restaurant is right next to Blue Mosque walking square. It's very convenient location to many attractions in walking distance. Or T1 tram is very close by, it will take you to many other attractions too. We really like the location. The hotel is clean, quite, and comfortable to sleep, great view too. The owner and staff is very kind and helpful too. We really enjoy our stay.
Chin, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful central hotel with views of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia from the bedroom window. Lovely breakfast each morning. We were well looked after.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic place and great hospitality
Fantastic location. Owner & manager Mohammed made everything to make me comfortable, including providing a pass for the tram. Also a great breakfast. And the views to the Blue Mosque were incredible. Would love to stay here again !
flavio, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

great location but very bad service
Good:location right in front of the Blue Mosque,we have the one with spectacular views of the Blue Mosque,Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea.Walkable distance to almost historic location.Breakfast was good and staff were friendly.Bad:Tried to contact the hotel before our trip and to book a private shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.Unfortunately,after 2-3 messages nobody answer so we've taken a taxi.At 1 o’clock we’ve got our room which was not so clean,no heat,frozen water at the sink/shower,the TV doesn’t work(the owner told us that you don’t need TV you book the room for the view).All the winds are in the room if you do not have heat,many spaces between windows,walls, and doors.When we asked about the TV why it's not working,they remembered to start the heating,after that it was ok in the room.Second day we’ve gone exploring the city and return on 6 pm at the hotel and went to our room which,surprise:was clean expecting new guests.Therefore,no luggage,no any other thinks that we’ve had in the room.Therefore,we have gone downstairs and trying to find where were all our belongings:nobody knows,the staff call the owner.We have discover our luggage at the front desk but without thinks that we have out of baggage:perfumes,books, clothes,etc.I had to repeat several times that we’ve missing thinks,so we are going to call the police.They told us to wait to talk to housekeeping, who arrived later very upset and give us our missing thinks who putted in her cupboard.
Alma Virginia, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I recommend! Your place with friendly people
Everything was good. If you want to stay near to all top tourist places, this is your hotel. Breakfast, staff, place, view, all. The owners are very kind and responsive. For the owners - thank you for your warm attitude and attention! Greetings! Gery, Bulgaria
lupo, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice place with amazing location!
Nice place with amazing location! The staff is very friendly and helpful! Right across the street from the blue mosque!
1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Carlos, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Fantastiskt läge, god mat på hotellet Minus för dåligt wi-fi, och att viss belysning på rummet inte fungerade, tv funkade inte heller, inga stora saker men ändå. Annars toppen.
Elisabeth, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Супер отдых в Оптимисте
Все очень круто. Шикарное расположение в центре города. Завтраки супер. Персонал супер. Цена супер. Всем довольны.
ALEKSANDRA, 3-night trip with friends
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