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Shining Star Hotel

Building design
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
View from property
Shower, hair dryer, slippers, towels

Overview of Shining Star Hotel

Shining Star Hotel

City centre hotel within walking distance of Hagia Sophia
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

35 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
Sengül Hamami Sk. 3, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34110
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Reception hall
For families
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Basilica Cistern - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 5 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 6 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 11 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 12 min walk
  • Bosphorus - 13 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 14 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 28 min walk
  • Istiklal Avenue - 31 min walk
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 52 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 66 min drive
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 6 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 11 min walk
  • Vezneciler Subway Station - 21 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 5 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 8 min walk


  • Köşk Kebap Dürüm Evi - 1 min walk
  • Sultan Mehmet - 2 min walk
  • The Must Turkish Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Otantik Kebab Huqqa - 2 min walk
  • Nur Muhammad Malezya Lokantası - 2 min walk

About this property

Shining Star Hotel

Shining Star Hotel offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Free perks include WiFi and buffet breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Also, Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque are within a 15-minute walk. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Gulhane Station is 3 minutes and Sultanahmet Station is 5 minutes.


English, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Programme (Turkey)

Social distancing

Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast 7:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Mobile key entry
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Programme (Turkey) guidelines.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shining Star Hotel?
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 Shining Star Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shining Star Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Shining Star Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shining Star Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What's the area around Shining Star Hotel like?
Shining Star Hotel is in Istanbul City Center, a short 3-minute walk from Gulhane Station and 6 minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and modern hotel. Conveniently close to the major sites of the old city. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Yusef was awesome!
Michele, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff made us feel welcome. The rooms and bathroom are small but nice and the bed was comfortable. The location is amazing and very walkable to many of the sites plus easy to get around the city via tram and metro. Breakfast was the best we’ve had at any hotel. Would definitely stay again. Don’t forget to tip the staff as they are very helpful and work hard including the staff that cleans the rooms.
Benaiah James, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

NURUN NABI, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mohammed, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Seyedkamal, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Recommend place to stay in.
It was new hotel and friendly staffs and service was v.good We like staying in it overall and we like the traditional matching with modern in the building of the hotel
Al hosni, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

It was really excellent experience nice new place, friendly people. It will be my place whenever I go to turkey
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Très bel hôtel
Personnel aux petits soins trs gentils a l'écoute. Hôtel proche de tout Vraiment un sejour inoubliable
manel, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Eveline, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Muy buen hotel
Excelente ubicación, instalaciones muy buenas, muy buen servicio, el buffet de desayuno no muy bueno pero cumple, realmente excelente
RODRIGO, 4-night trip
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