Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category

Hotel with spa, near Cemberlitas Bath

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Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Front of property – evening/night
Reception hall
Standard Quadruple Room | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Overview of Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category

8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Binbirdirek Mah. Dostluk Yurdu Sk. No 2, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Reception fireplace
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Minibar

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

  • 20 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Quadruple Room

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Room

  • 22 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Triple Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

  • 22 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Sultanahmet Square - 4 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 6 min walk
  • Basilica Cistern - 7 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 8 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 9 min walk
  • Bosphorus - 15 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 21 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 30 min walk
  • Istiklal Avenue - 33 min walk
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 54 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 59 min drive
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 13 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 13 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 14 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 4 min walk
  • Beyazit Station - 8 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • Loti Cafe & Roof Lounge - 3 min walk
  • Tarihi Cemberlitas Borekcisi - 2 min walk
  • Peyk Away Coffee - 1 min walk
  • Ortaklar Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Bombay Masala Indian Restaurant - 2 min walk

About this property

Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category

Putting you in a great location, within a short 10-minute walk of Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque, Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 90 per vehicle return. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with Thai massages or body scrubs. Also, Hagia Sophia and Bosphorus are within a 15-minute walk. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Cemberlitas Station is 3 minutes and Sultanahmet Station is 4 minutes.


Arabic, English, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property offers airport shuttle drop off and pickup service from Ataturk Airport only.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 656 ft (EUR 12 per day); booking required


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • Shopping centre on-site
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Emir Sultan Hamamı has 3 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include Thai massages and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam. The spa is open daily.


On-site venue – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 5 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 90 per vehicle (return)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and high chair


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 12 per day (656 ft away)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gulec Hotel Istanbul
Gulec Hotel Istanbul
Gulec Istanbul
Hotel Gulec Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul Gulec Hotel Hotel
Hotel Gulec Hotel
Gulec Hotel
Gulec & Spa Special Category
Gulec Hotel Spa Special Category
Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category Hotel
Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category Istanbul
Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 90 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 AM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category and nearby?
Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category has a spa and a Turkish bath.
Are there restaurants at or near Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category like?
Gulec Hotel & Spa - Special Category is in Istanbul City Center, a short 3-minute walk from Cemberlitas Station and 6 minutes' walk from Grand Bazaar.



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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was really good, very helpful. You can ask them for anything they will do the best to help you.
Ahmet, 6-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Worst receptionist ever, grumpy old guy who apparently wants sharia law in the hotel. Very unfriendly and inflexible, he should be fired. I recommend anyone to stay away from that place, especially if you have a girlfriend you're not married to.
Samer, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Fatou jow, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

Every thing is excellent for me I am proud of name is not Firehiwot she is my wife my name is Girma Negussie thank you makes your corrections
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6/10 Good

Not as good as it looks on the website
Very small bathroom, you were unable to sit on the toilet straight as the shower was too close, there was black mould in places in the shower and the bathroom had a bad smell from the drains.
Mohamed, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not ok
Maadane, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Hotel one night stopover
On arrival we were held hostage to a 15 minute tour sale before our key was issued. The small room size was what we expected for the 53Euro price, and the bed was made albeit with very worn out sheets with holes. The bathroom however had the last guests soap in the sink and shower, and bare live electric wires dangling over the basin.
John, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I like the area
Sheik Nadim, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zahraa, 2-night trip
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General property information

Airport Transfer
Reasons to Book
Nearby Parking