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Overview of Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
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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 sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBasilica Cistern3 min walk
    Popular LocationTomb of Sultan Ahmet I3 min walk
    Popular LocationSultanahmet Square3 min walk
    AirportIstanbul (IST)55 min drive

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  • Standard Triple Room

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds
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  • Standard Double Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Twin Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Istanbul

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

What's nearby

  • Basilica Cistern - 3 min walk
  • Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 3 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 4 min walk
  • Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Sultanahmet Station - 2 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 10 min walk
  • Istanbul (IST) - 55 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Grill Restaurant – Serves breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Terrace Bar Pub – Open daily. Open 24 hours.

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 on-site. 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 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site 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 or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)
Follows the 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • 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 cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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

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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the 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 on-site 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 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) and receive a full refund?
Yes, Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )?
As of 6 Mar,2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) on 9 Mar,2021 start from SG$60, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )?
Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9 AM.
What time is check-out at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel )?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of EUR 45 per vehicle applies.
Where is Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) located?
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace are also within 15 minutes. Sultanahmet Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cemberlitas Station is 6 minutes.
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 451 out of 983 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 394 out of 983 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 81 out of 983 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 40 out of 983 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 983 reviews
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4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Wonderful hotel. On the heart of everything. Restaurants are close by seriously right outside the door. Very friendly and attentive staff. A wonderful experience. Highly recommend this hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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The LAPIS INN hotel too me became part of the memory and experience itself during our stay in Istanbul as we were so warmly welcomed from check-in to check-out during our week stay in Turkey that made my Friend & I feel like we were at home. The hotel exceeded all my expectations with all staff treating us as Family, attending to all our questions and needs 24/7. It’s central location gave us easy convenient access to tourists attractions, city rail, local markets, and dining. The hotel offers a indoor/outdoor terrace on the 5th Floor with breathtaking panorama views of the city including Hagia Sophia served with complimentary breakfast in the morning. We also ate up there almost every night for dinner when getting takeout. Honestly can’t thank the staff enough for providing a safe environment, discounted rates for our extended nights, free large bottle waters, complimentary hot tea/coffee in the room or made fresh in the Lobby with conversation, routine cleaning of our rooms while we were eating breakfast in the morning for our convenience, and exceptional warm/friendly hospitality. Will definitely be returning back to the LAPIS INN hotel for our next visit to Istanbul, Turkey! - Robert, USA
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

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Great place to stay, very close to all attractions, breakfast on terrace is so amazing with beautiful view. Very central location, staff is so friendly and speak good English. Highly recommend
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I already reviewed this place. Stayed almost 8 days. Would highly recommend.
Stayed 13 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was great, very helpful and super professional. Always greeted with smile and tasty Turkish tea. Location that right next Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and main palace. 3-4 minute walk to Grand Bazaar. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable; AC and heater worked great.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

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