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Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
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Overview of Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )

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Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )

3.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34420

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHagia Sophia4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBlue Mosque5 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrand Bazaar9 min walk
  • AirportIstanbul (IST)58 min drive

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About this area

Istanbul

Located in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood, Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) is in the city center and by the sea. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Grand Bazaar and The Egyptian Bazaar. Traveling with kids? Make time for Isfanbul Theme Park, or check out an event or a game at Vodafone Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping and golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Sultanahmet Station is just steps away and Cemberlitas Station is 6 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • Basilica Cistern - 3 min walk
  • Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 3 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 4 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 5 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Sultanahmet Station - 2 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 10 min walk
  • Istanbul (IST) - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • Grill Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Terrace Bar Pub — 1 min walk
  • Massa Bistro — 2 min walk
  • Sirevi restaurant and bistro — 3 min walk
  • Cigdem Pastanesi — 3 min walk

About this property

Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )

Family-friendly Istanbul hotel in Sultanahmet, walk to Hagia Sophia
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find minibars, premium bedding, and rainfall showerheads.
Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 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.

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Highchair
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Turkish

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
  • Spa open daily
  • Turkish bath/hammam

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

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)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 45 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 5)
  • 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 may be 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 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 accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
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 property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 463 out of 992 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 388 out of 992 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 79 out of 992 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 43 out of 992 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 992 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Value for money, rooms were clean, the hotel is not new, staff was extremely friendly. Breakfast is ok. very close to all the sightseeing places.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location, friendly and helpful stuff
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had actually booked a different hotel but once we saw this one we decided to take a chance and cancel the previous reservation. I am so glad that we did and came here. Location: 11/10 You are across the street from the Haga Sofia and Blue Mosque and are almost on top of one of the copula domes of these magnificent structures. The Grand Bazaar is two stops away and Galata Tower is 4 stops. Great food, and shops are everywhere. Oh and that view!!!!! No words can describe how perfect that view was. Transport: 11/10 you are again, across the street from the tram (Sultunahmet stop), it's cheap and takes you everywhere you need. For foreigners you might need your hotel staff to assist with setting up your Istanbul Kart with your HES code. Due to Covid, they began using a travel card so now it's all digital. Hospitality: 11/10. In the U.S. hospitality is fair (where I'm from), of course I've never been able to afford luxury stays so I couldn't say what that service is like. But when I tell you they treat you like royalty/family here, I'm not even joking. Our receptionist staff welcomed us with the most amazing apple tea (after 48 hrs of travelling, it was more than needed and appreciated. We're not even tea drinkers!) They helped us book excursions and flights to Cappadocia and Ephesus. The cleaning and kitchen staff were lovely. I think the only bad thing I can say about the service is that they spoiled us haha I can't wait to return to Istanbul and stay at the Lapis Inn!
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021