Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels

Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels

Hudavendigar Caddesi No 24, Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34120 Türkiye
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4.5
#289 of 2 172 hotels in Istanbul
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Istanbul does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels , a nice option for travelers like you. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Suleymaniye Mosque (0.8 mi) and Istiklal Street (1.3 mi), guests of Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels can easily experience some of Istanbul's most well known attractions. The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels features a concierge and a rooftop terrace. In addition, as a valued Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Pino Gare Restaurant Bistro, Constantine's Ark Gurme Restaurant, and Saltanat Barbecue House, which are some steakhouses that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. If you’re looking for something to do, Topkapi Palace (0.3 mi), Blue Mosque (0.6 mi), and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) (0.4 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels. Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Istanbul.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Shallow end in pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Aerobics offsite
Children's television networks
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Air purifier
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Turkish

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Sammy wrote a review Aug 2023
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely hotel run by friendly helpful staff.
Very clean and well maintained throughout
We had a room at the front of the hotel to begin with but found it noisy due to the tram running past at night.We asked for a quieter room and this was quickly done and we had a lovely room with a view of the city.
The room was very comfortable
Cotton bathrobes and slippers were in the room too
Breakfast was varied and tasty
Swimming pool area was small but very clean which we did use in the evening
The hotel is central to all attractions
Felt very safe in the area
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms to the back of the hotel were bigger and quieter
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Karim T wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuwait City, Kuwait
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As a couple we stayed at Orient Express hotel from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20/ 2020. The hotel is cozy, clean and well-situated in Sirkeci near all Istanbul's most famous tourist sites. It has a varied and nice breakfast in the basement floor. Cleaning is daily. Reception staff are friendly and helpful.
One demerit is that some rooms are facing the street along which the tram passes, so if this bothers you (It doesn't for me), you need to ask for a back room.
I subtract one star for the reason that they used to have a rooftop terrace designed for a restaurant the thing that encouraged me to book this hotel but I was informed at check-in that is was closed.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paula F wrote a review Sept 2023
Newcastle, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chose the hotel due to its name, a trip on the Orient Express remains on my bucket list!
The Orient Express and Spa by Orka Hotels is centrally located near many tourist attractions including the Blue Mosque. Both a tram stop and Metro Station are within a 2 minute walk so great for seeing the city on public transport when your feet won't walk any more.
The room was lovely, cleaned everyday and the aircon kept us cool at night, though my partner on that side of the bed would say he was too cold...glad I choose the window side!
All the hotel staff were friendly and helpful from the young man who brought our bags from the cab to the hotel, the staff in the roof top restaurant who were going to get me crisps when I wasn't well until we realised asking for chips was causing confusion...the french fries were just what I needed! Thank you to FATiH on reception who looked after as we waited to leave.
Would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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teresita l wrote a review Mar 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Picked this hotel for its location bad choice due to it being right on the tram line route so very noisy for rooms on the front which ours was, I went to request a change of room as it was very small as well as noisy asked for a room to the back of the hotel but was bluntly told that all the rooms were all the same looking on their website that is not correct but they would not be moved even when I challenged this. Breakfast was also very poor not what we were expecting very little choice.
Travel agent informed the hotel that I was going to be celebrate my 70th birthday my husband also reminded them but not even a happy birthday when passing reception 😢😢 we will not recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Istanbul due to the unhelpful staff how were very busy on their mobile phones which seemed the most important thing.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk every where, don’t do taxis
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Kumudini G wrote a review Sept 2023
Navi Mumbai, India
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: location is best, everything is in vicinity.

Cons:
1. Doors are pathetic and not maintained.
We got locked as soon as we checked in. We called the staff and the lady could barely understand basic English.. after a while she sent in a carpenter who started his repair work while we work inside without even informing. There was no staff accompanying him. Since we had landed few hours back, we wanted to get fresh and step out for lunch, I asked for temporary room to change to which the staff unapologetically asked us to leave our bags in the room and go. Where on earth do they ask you to leave bags in room which has no lock and some unknown person is repairing something there?
2.On second occasion my husband got locked in the bathroom but luckily we could help ourselves without calling this staff
3. The kettle provided leaked all the hot water while pouring which could have caused a serious accident if we hadn’t been careful in time. We requested for change but then we didn’t hear back.
4. Food spread for breakfast is awful & staff is not helpful in guiding what is vegetarian.. they roam around acting busy as if we are eating for free.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Location is nice, check some other hotel around
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Aiveen M wrote a review Aug 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were let down badly by the Orient Express & Spa hotel Istanbul.
We booked our room 5 months in advance through booking.com and two days before arrival, when we were already on holidays and about to leave for Turkey, they declined our credit card stating it was invalid. They did the same to our friend who’d also booked another room with a different card.
We made several attempts to contact the hotel and assure them our card was valid and even gave another card but this was declined, also as invalid. Both cards were working. They also declined our friends two cards.
We contacted booking.com customer service and they spoke with the hotel and we were assured our booking would not be cancelled. When we arrived with our young child the next day after a 6 hour flight we were told the booking was cancelled and they had no rooms!
We had to go looking for a room somewhere else with a young, tired child. Totally unacceptable - We hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sosageclub wrote a review Feb 2024
Bath, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not four star quality, hardly 2 star. Bad site for a hotel on noisy tram route. View from back rooms is desolate city horrorscape. Bathroom is 2 Star. Toiletries just soap and shampoo, not replenished once. Hoop for glass empty. When I asked for a glass they sent a wineglass. Moved here for the Spa. Pool is cold but they insist its warm. Complained to manager whose reply was " Its downstairs. " Hardly speaks English. Hamam has no steam. I strongly object to Spa manager - older man who looks you over in swimsuit. Sauna is only facility working.
Staff clearly dont like the job or us.
If you want breakfast in a windowless bunker this is for you. Coffee in posh machine is really nescafe ! I am now in a small hotel which is perfect though no rating. Shower cap, toothpaste, cotton pads, q-tips aswell as soap etc provided. Views of Nature and green so refreshing after the plastic box that is Orient Express ( no sit out.)
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Date of stay: January 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: AVOID. GO ELSEWHERE
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Lili T wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The first moment we laid our eyes on this hotel, we were surprised how crowded the street was. We could've almost missed it, as it looked like part of the street vendors.
This only means how great the location was, as everything was so close by. Within the location was our favourite restaurant, yellow machine for ISTANBULKART and a tramp station.

Close by, we enjoyed the Gulhane park, that was great and it was so close to the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. We really just needed to wake up at 7AM and within 10 minutes we're there. Not crowded, amazing for peaceful times..

The breakfast was very satisfactory and had a wide range.
The available pool had great size despite its location in city center.
Right next to the pool, we enjoyed the sauna.

For the staff, I cannot have a single complaint. Starting with how considerate they were and arranged our rooms, so that we can be on the same level.
All of the staff (and I mean the receptionist, the luggage guy, the cleaners, cooks) were extremely polite and friendly.
We had difficulties with IstanbulKart, because information on internet were old, so they registered all 7 of us, were incredibly patient and diligent.
We had tons of questions and one of them was a recommendation for a rooftop view. It was a wonderful place and we were very satisfied.
Last but not least, we want to thank Gürkan, very friendly and funny host, who made us feel very welcomed and we were always excited to return to our "home".

A great thank you for such amazing stay and great hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rawand Fitiani wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During my stay in Istanbul me and my sister stayed in the Orient Express Hotel, and we’ve been treated with nothing but respect and great hospitality. The crew is very welcoming and super helpful, each morning they will ask about our plan of the day and give suggestions and transportation tips that was very useful. The theme of the hotel is the orient express hence the name, and its near the train station, which makes going around the city very convenient. the view of our room was coffee shops and the railway. The area is surrounded by souvenir shops, Turkish sweets shops, restaurants, and cafes. Cihan and the rest of the crew where the nicest people ever, and the made the stay 10X better.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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naderk278 wrote a review Jul 2022
Jeddah
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A good hotel in the heart of Fatih district in proximity of many restaurants & Cafe.
The staff were very friendly especially Metin & another young lady at the reception (sorry but I forgot her name 🥹).
This young lady & Metin were probably the best people we met at Istanbul & they helped us find a taxi to the airport at the last minutes to avoid us missing the flight and had always a smile on their face .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I had booked a taxi to the airport with Vito transfer but the taxi driver decided last minute not...
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Aytan M asked a question Feb 2020
17 contributions23 helpful votes
Is there elevator(lift) in the hotel? I have a baby strolley.
Answer from OrkaHotels
Istanbul, Türkiye
Hi, there are two lifts at the property...
TamVict asked a question Aug 2018
Barbera del Valles, Spain134 contributions51 helpful votes
40/5000 The pool is definitely closed?
mohammad k asked a question Aug 2018
Coventry, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi if any one help kindly can any one confirm if tea coffee making facility in the room .regards
Answer from Muhammad A
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Yeeees have ... hotel perfect and staff very good. Hope you enjoy your stay
Muhammad A asked a question Apr 2018
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Does bathroom have Shataf?? ( Islamic )
Answer from Fylzah Z
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution7 helpful votes
The bathroom does not have a bidet shower for cleansing. However the bidet is fixed in the toilet seat similar like "Japanese washlet style toilet seat."
Andrei P wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"KEEP LOOKING, this is very noisy!"
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Sosageclub wrote a tip Feb 2024
Bath, United Kingdom20 contributions54 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"AVOID. GO ELSEWHERE "
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Inspire52240776462 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Carry your own cleaning detergents There are no cupboard space for luggage. Rooms are matchbox sizes Breakfast is poor"
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sue t wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware of the 7th floor rooms. Also room on the front will have the noise of trams between 6 am - 12pm daily."
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Juls3299 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom173 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out a Dervish evening, this was a really good, almost spiritual event"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,293 - R 1,712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
orient express istanbul, hotel orient express, orient express hotel istanbul
LOCATION
TürkiyeIstanbulSirkeci / Sultanahmet
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Viaurbis, Free Tour in Istanbul (0.4 km), Alfombras de Estambul (0.4 km), and Pub Crawling Istanbul (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gulhane Sark Sofrası, Median Cağ Kebab Restaurant, and Buhara Fi̇sh Meat House Roof.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels have airport transportation?
Yes, Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Orient Express & Spa by Orka Hotels?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basilica Cistern (0.5 km), Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.6 km), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (4.5 km).
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