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Mavi Ev (Blue House)

14 Dalbasti Sokak
Istanbul, Turkey
TEL: 90-212-638-9010

Visitors to Sultanahmet might believe Mavi Ev (blue house) had absorbed its color from the adjacent Blue Mosque. Although the 26-room guest house is decorated in traditional Ottoman tiles, carpets, and stained glass, it includes most modern amenities. The main decision is between views of the iconic landmark or Marmara Sea. Summertime provides access to the two outdoor restaurants — one on the rooftop terrace and one in the garden, both of which serve gourmet versions of Turkish classics like stuffed phyllo dough borek, kebabs, and Hunkar Begendi (stewed lamb in eggplant puree).

Room to Book:

There are no bad views at Mavi Ev, but room 36 offers a particularly nice one of the Blue Mosque.

Insider Tip:

Despite all the charm of Ottoman-style accommodations, the rooms offer little in terms of space unless you upgrade to a suite. 


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Concierge
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 26

Number of Suites: 1

Number of Restaurants: 3

Number of Bars:

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Year Opened:



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