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4.7 out of 5

"The rooms are smaller than they appear at the browse, but excellent to stay out 'til late night. The staff attention is GREAT! They have a lot of opt ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 23 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

3.5-star spa hotel near Sultanahmet Square

Seaside stay

A stay at this Sultanahmet hotel places you steps from Basilica Cistern and a 5-minute walk from Sultanahmet Square. Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the sauna, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, plasma TVs

The 22 guestrooms have plasma TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include minibars, rainfall showerheads, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$120* Per night/room 7 Jun. - 8 Jun.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)

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4 out of 5

Great hotel in Istanbul turistic area.

The rooms are smaller than they appear at the browse, but excellent to stay out 'til late night. The staff attention is GREAT! They have a lot of options at breakfast (not continental at all)

Posted by , from Gtm on 23 Mar. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Mar. 2017 by Ambassador Hotel

Dear Vale, Thank you very much for your time to post your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the location and that you have been pleased with the staff and breakfast. All of us are looking forward to welcome you back in the future. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team

5 out of 5

Genuine Welcoming Energy & Beauty

Pros: Location, Staff, Complimentary offerings
Cons: Spa Prices. Should be listed in Lira and Dollars as well.
Location: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Harrabe Cafe
I had a wonderful stay at the Ambassador Hotel. The staff was genuinely welcoming and loving in their reception. I received complimentary tea and delicious fresh baked cake on my arrival. And when I left, they presented me with a wonderful parting gift of the most delicious Turkish Delights. I will definitely be staying at the Ambassador when I return to Istanbul. Located in the heart of Sultanamet, it's just steps away form the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and there's a wonderful Shisha Bar-- The Harrabe Cafe only steps from the door of the hotel. I absolutely loved my stay at the Ambassador and Highly recommend it for travelers!!!!

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Apr. 2016 by Ambassador Hotel

Dear Guest, We are really touched by your wonderful and kind review. It was our pleasure to have you among our guests and truly hope to welcome you back some day. The entire hotel team thanks you for those wonderful words and took your requests into consideration. With Greetings from Istanbul in the Spring, Your Ambassador Hotel Team

5 out of 5

Great place to stay!

This hotel is a great place to see the city from and the staff and the comfort of the hotel is incredible. The rooftop view for breakfast and nighttime pictures is fabulous. If you have a chance, enjoy the hamman and the massage from Zeki. Also, this hotels airport pick up team is excellent. And as for the availability of restaurants right outside the hotel it is perfect. If you don't get your fill of breakfast, which was awesome, then you can enjoy some afternoon tea and assorted cakes. And you can have coffee free anytime. All in all a great place to stay and enjoy your time as you explore the city.

Posted by , from Kansaa on 8 Nov. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Apr. 2016 by Ambassador Hotel

Dear Mark, What a nice to read how much you enjoyed your stay. The entire team would like to than thank you for all your kind words and hopes to be able to welcome you back some time in the future. Once more thank you for rating our hotel on Travelocity.com . Take care yourself. Warm Regards, Your Ambassador Hotel Team

About the Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)

Location Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul, Istanbul 34420

Property Features

Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) offers its guests a full-service spa and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library are also featured at Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel). An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Istanbul hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Istanbul (IST) (42.9 km / 26.7 mi)
  • Train station: Istanbul Cankurtaran Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Sultanahmet Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Grill Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Terrace Bar Pub - Onsite pub. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 15

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 48.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • One child stays free
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 60 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 48.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ambassador Hotel Istanbul
  • Ambassador Istanbul
  • The Ambassador Hotel
  • Lapis Old City Ex Ambassador
  • Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) Hotel
  • Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) Istanbul
  • Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) Hotel Istanbul

You should know

  • Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 6 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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