Darkhill Hotel - Istanbul

Mimar Kemalettin Mah. Koca Ragippasa Cad.No:9 Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey, 34130show map
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Overview

The 4-star Darkhill Hotel enjoys an ideal setting overlooking the Marmara Sea. Offering accommodation in the 7-story building, the hotel combines an art deco architecture and modern facilities.

The venue is 2 km away from Topkapi Palace. This stylish hotel is set 2 km from Istanbul city center.

There are shopping places, such as stores and a bazaar nearby.

This hotel is situated within a 10-minute walk from Aksaray underground station and 100 meters away from Laleli Tram train station.

Rooms

The property offers soundproof guest rooms with air conditioning, a kitchen area and a sofa set. Some units include views of the sea. Rooms are decorated in a classic style.

Eat & Drink

The hotel offers a rich continental breakfast daily. Darkhill Hotel invites guests to taste delicious international dishes in its rooftop restaurant. The large bar serves a selection of coffee and tea. There are a variety of dining options 5 minutes' walk away offered by Gulhane Sark Sofrasi and SuAda.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   106.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Halal food
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's pool

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Suleymaniye MosqueSuleymaniye Mosque2700 ft
Yenikapi FerryYenikapi Ferry2300 ft
Marmaray YenikapiMarmaray Yenikapi2300 ft
Suleiman the Magnificent's MausoleumSuleiman the Magnificent's Mausoleum2700 ft
Laleli Tram StationLaleli Tram Station400 ft
Aksaray Tram StationAksaray Tram Station1400 ft
Yenikapi Train StationYenikapi Train Station2300 ft
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar2300 ft
Istanbul UniversityIstanbul University1700 ft
Laleli MosqueLaleli Mosque1000 ftNext to the Laleli Tram Stop
Beyazit SquareBeyazit Square1500 ftOrdu Cad. Beyazit, Fatih
Rustem Pasha Mosque Rustem Pasha Mosque 4200 ftHasircilar Carsisi Eminonu
Zeyrek Mosque Zeyrek Mosque 4100 ftZeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sk. Zeyrek, Fatih
Serpent ColumnSerpent Column4500 ftHippodrome of Constantinople
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SuAdaSuAda400 ftKurucesme Park - Galatasaray AdasI / Besiktas
Gulhane Sark SofrasiGulhane Sark Sofrasi500 ftAlay Kosku Cad. No:22
Tashan ArkatTashan Arkat900 ftKemalpasa Mah. Fethibey Cad. Tashan No:55 Bodrum Kat No:1
Tashan RestaurantTashan Restaurant900 ftFethibey Cad. Tas Han No:55
Emek Saray RestaurantEmek Saray Restaurant900 ftFethi Bey Cad. C Blok D 26-28
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Blue MosqueBlue Mosque4600 ft
Basilica CisternBasilica Cistern5000 ft
Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace1.2 mi
Galata TowerGalata Tower1.9 mi
Istanbul Congress CenterIstanbul Congress Center3.0 mi
Kariye MuseumKariye Museum1.9 mi
Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace3.0 mi
Gülhane-ParkGülhane-Park4600 ft
Talimhane TiyatrosuTalimhane Tiyatrosu3.0 mi
Galata BridgeGalata Bridge1.0 miGalata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Beyoglu
Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) 2.0 miIstiklal Caddesi
The Bosphorus Bridge The Bosphorus Bridge 2.2 miBosphorus
Taksim SquareTaksim Square2.4 miGumussuyu Mh. Beyoglu
Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)3.0 miCamii Kebir Caddesi Eyüp. Meydani
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)7.8 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.8 mi
Train
Laleli Tram Station400 ft
Aksaray Tram Station1700 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  159  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location (near to shops, bazar, blue mosque), friendly staff, nice (sea) view from the terrace on the top of the hotel, good bed, free wifi which is quite fast. There is not much noise, the hotel is quite. There is a minibar in the room.

    The swimming pool was in the middle of the terrace on the top of the hotel, so that other guests were continually looking at you while you were swimming. The swimming pool, sauna and turkish bath are only open till 8 pm. There are very few vegetarian dishes on the menu. The breakfast is only till 10 A.M. and there is not enough (choice of) bread. There is no coffee/tea in the rooms. There is no bath in the room (only shower) and the water pressure is low.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Excellent location, friendly staff

    There was no balcony indicated on Booked.net and the noise from the conditionner's istallations (and even from the generator during the first night of our stay) in the small yard of the hotel made our room quit uncomfortable

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good location, very close to the tram. Restaurant with nice view. Good masage services at reasonable prices. Spacy room.

    Parking was not free athough it was mentioned otherwise. Problems with minibar charging (they tried to charge items we had not consumed).

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Hotel suffers a little bit its years, but generally speaking it was good experience. Staff was helpful and nice, all my inquiries were solved soon. Room service was quick and good Russian speaking staff, because many russians tourists. 10 minutes walk from Grand Bazar and 25 to Historia shopping mall Crazy traffic road all around, so leave sooner when going back to the airport or you could stay 1 hour in traffic jam. Hotel is on a main road where tram passes, so easy to get to the Blue Mosque also (but don't expect the Mosque is at a walk distance). With room window closed, not lot of noise

    If I have to criticize something, just a few simple things: -when going out of the room, would be better to have another 5 seconds light before everything switches off -lift is a little bit too slow -I would put 2 small water bottles at the arrival, it's not a big deal for a 4 stars hotel -it's not a very touristic area, so not charming restaurants around, just clothes and shoes shops -it misses the "do not disturb" door notice -additional light over the bathroom's mirror -tv screen in the sofas room is nice, but sometimes nice to relax and watch tv on bed -terrasse restaurant would be great for summer breakfast, too !! -easier bar service in the lobby, without going up and down to the "a" floor

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The room was fine.

    The service was terrible. The front desk guy wanted me to pay in advance, wanted to keep my passport for hours, failed to give me an invoice upon check-out, negotiated the price of the taxi to the airport and then couldn't give me the invoice for that trip. I am very disappointed and feel like I was cheated several times.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Room = sufficiently comfortable, no complaints. Small Heated pool and Hamam bath (Free)

    Breakfast - only 3 dishes = Cheese patty, sausages and boiled egg +fruits etc. no option at all if you're a vegetarian. Omelet and fried cost extra. No complimentary water. Buy 1 glass for 2 Lira. No Iron in room, Ironing 1 shirt cost 3 Euro. Staff changed 100 us$ @ 1.7, outside rate 1.8

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    First of all,I have to say that I had one of the most beautiful holidays in my life in Istambul,this summer.I Was very pleased about the manager atitude,helping us in airport pick up...but the greatest pleasure we had seeing the great,comfortable and very nice decorated room.After many hours walking in town and a lot of places we visited,we were absolutely happy returning in our hotel,where we found nice atmosphere,nice place in top terace or relax in a wonderfull spa.We were happy in hamamm...and the massage...everything was fine!!!

    We did not intend to get some more weight kilos...but the breakfast bufet ,in my opinion need some improvements...and the top building bar,especially in pool area deserve some attention in very next time,making it a good alternative for spa(it is very,very beautifull).Next year we intend to visit again Istambul and I think we will decide to reserve again D.H.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Everything but the desk staff

    the desk staff, moody, not interested.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Good location with a tram stop just a few metres away, which allowed easy access to the main sites and the ports. Roof top bar/restaurant had good views with enthusiastic staff.

    I cannot understand why you should have to pay an extra 8tl for fresh orange juice at breakfast when no other orange juice fresh or otherwise was available. Needless to say nobody was buying it. Bathroom was a little cramped for a family sized room.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The roof-top pool and bar is very pleasant and much appreciated after a hot day's sightseeing. The hotel is reasonable value and is very well located, being only a 100 metres or so from the main tram line to Sultanahmet and Taksim Square.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Nice rooftop pool and restaurant bar. Also very nice health spa and pool in basement. Breakfast are was clean and comfortable too.

    The bathrooms were too small and poor lighting. The lifts were too small for the traffic. The hair dryer in our room overheated after 30 seconds. After repeated requests to reception and a visit by the house engineer, it still over heated.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    wall ornament; city center proximity; roof terrace

    1. Hotel staff was terrible. They refused to help even in such small things as restaurant booking, quoting the receptionist "you will speak to them yourself as I will speak in Turkish and they will not be able to say no to me". they could not give any good recommendation for restaurants nearby too, so we felt absolutely helpless 2. the area is really spooky. although it is quite close to the center, you feel like staying in slums with lots of cheap cloth shops around. there are so many nice hotels downtown, but this one is located in dirty and busy urban area 3. our room esp shower was smelling with cat pee :( 4. other guests of the hotel indeed misbehaved - strangers were calling to the room with (I assume) some offers. thanks God, I did not speak their language and did not understand what they were talking about. Overall, Istanbul is gorgeous, but this hotel is complete nighmaret

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel is located near the tram station, at the Old City and close to the historical places, Sultanahmet district and the Grand Bazaar. The sea view from the terrace is wonderful. Two swimming pools and spa procedures add real value to the hotel. It is nice, clean and kept in good order. Wi-Fi connection is free of charge and very stable with a good speed. But the main value of the hotel – its friendly and cooperative staff. Thank you all. Would love to stay here again.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location was excellent and the staff were extrememly helpful.

    I thought there was an outdoor pool, so was a bit disappointed, but it was still lovely.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    I don't like the hotel

    Firstly they sold our room another people Secondly the room was too small not like as the picture on internet. Thirdly the staff wasn't friendly and helpy So we didn't enjoy during stay and It was like a nightmare... Extremely I do not suggest to stay at darkhill...

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)7.8 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.8 mi
Train
Laleli Tram Station400 ft
Aksaray Tram Station1700 ft
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