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4.2/5 Very Good
1,216 reviews
Great location, Walking distance, Friendly staff

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Basilica Cistern
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sultanahmet Square
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hippodrome of Constantinople
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Istanbul (IST)
    47 min drive

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1-866-500-4938
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Twin Room

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  • Standard Triple Room

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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

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  • Standard Double Room

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  • Family Room

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About this area

Istanbul

Located in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighbourhood, Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) is in the city centre and by the sea. Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. Isfanbul Theme Park and TurkuaZoo are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transport: Sultanahmet Station is just steps away and Gulhane Station is 7 minutes by foot.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Basilica Cistern - 2 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 3 min walk
  • Hippodrome of Constantinople - 4 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 4 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Sultanahmet Station - 2 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 11 min walk
  • Istanbul (IST) - 47 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Grill Restaurant – Serves breakfast and dinner.
  • Terrace Bar Pub – Open 24 hours.

About this property

Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)

3.5-star Istanbul hotel in Sultanahmet, walk to Sultanahmet Square
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a sauna and a rooftop terrace are on-site. All 22 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find minibars, rainfall showerheads and coffee/tea makers.
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel) offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Full-service spa
Sauna

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

Lift
Front-desk safe
Library
Newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
German
Turkish

Business services

Computer station

Outdoors

Rooftop terrace

Spa

2 treatment rooms
Aromatherapy
Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Facials
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - sports
Massage - swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Reflexology
Sauna
Spa open daily
Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom

More

Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Free cots/infant beds
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer
Rainfall showerhead

Entertainment

plasma TV
satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Minibar

More

Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-compatible safe
Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 1 PM - 9 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

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. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
4.2

Very Good

5 - Excellent
549
4 - Good
500
3 - Okay
105
2 - Mediocre
45
1 - Poor
17
4.1
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
3.7
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The hotel is situated right in the centre near some amazing sites. There is also an excellent choice of restaurants right next door.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities

The hotel is in an amazing location in the centre of the old town, perfect for all the main attractions in Istanbul. There are really good restaurants right outside the hotel. The hotel staff were superb, especially in the restaurant, nothing was too much trouble for them. My only complaints, were, the bathroom in our room was somewhat small and could use a refurb. (The sealant and grout around the bath could have been cleaner and the shower screen was hard to move) Also some of the inverters for the aircon/heating which are attatched to the walls outside the rooms were getting noisy and resonating into the room. But I stress again a great hotel and location... :)

Stayed 5 nights in Feb. 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

This hotel has a great location, but it’s kind of hidden and none of the taxi drivers we used knew where it was. The entrance yo the hotel in in a narrow alleyway. The hotel is also very close to a mosque’s minaret so you will wake up at 7am, when they start their first prayer. All the deluxe rooms face an internal area with AC units that are very loud, so don’t plan to sleep before 11pm, or bring ear plugs! The rooms are not very clean, especially the bathroom. But the staff makes it up with their smiles and friendliness!

Stayed 3 nights in Jan. 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 4 nights in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Friendly and helpful staff. It's only 5-10 minute walk from all the sightseeing spots. Really good breakfast that's included. Would've liked more light in the room. The room was dimly lit. Also, can be loud at night since the location is at the heart of all the action.

Stayed 5 nights in Dec. 2019

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