Hotel Features. The Mina Boutique Hotel is a modern hotel with a 24-hour front desk where multilingual staff can offer currency exchange and secure valuables in the safe-deposit box. There is a sauna on site, and fitness equipment and massage treatments are available. Wireless Internet and complimentary newspapers are offered in the lobby, and room service is available around the clock.
The contemporary Teras Restaurant offers a range of Turkish and international dishes and drinks, while the rooftop Horizon Restaurant has views across the Bosphorus. The lobby café-bar serves coffees and pastries throughout the day. Buffet breakfast is complimentary.
There are conference rooms available at the Mina Boutique.
There are tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts nearby.
Guestrooms. The 46 air-conditioned guestrooms at the Mina Boutique have light decor and dark wood furniture. All have satellite television, direct-dial phones, wireless Internet access, safes, and minibars. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, and hair dryers.
Expert Tip. The Sultanahmet Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque for the stunning colour of its interior tiles. A heavy chain hangs in the western entrance to ensure that the Sultan on horseback would have to bow his head in the face of the divine.
Mina Room: One queen or two twin beds, plus a sofabed. Modern decor in muted shades. Air conditioning, satellite television, direct-dial phone, complimentary wireless Internet, coffee and tea facilities, and minibar. Bathroom with shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and hair dryer.
Marmara Room: Two twin beds and a sofabed. Modern decor in muted shades. Air conditioning, satellite television, direct-dial phone, complimentary wireless Internet, coffee and tea facilities, and minibar. Bathroom with shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and hair dryer.
From Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST):
Distance to Mina Boutique Hotel is 15 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Both airport terminals are connected to the metro system, which runs to the city centre, and the nearest station to the hotel is Sultanahmet, 100 metres away. Single tickets cost approximately 1 TRY. The Havas Airport bus departs every 30 minutes for the main bus terminal and Taksim Square, in central Istanbul. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes. Bus number 96 runs between the airport and the city centre, and a shuttle bus runs to the port. Taxis wait outside Arrivals; fixed prices are in place and the fare to the hotel should be approximately 30-35 TRY. At night, there is a 50 per cent surcharge. Prices are subject to change.
Getting around. Istanbul's extensive public transport system includes buses, metros (underground trains), trains, trams, sea buses, and ferries. Tickets can be purchased from main stops, stations, or kiosks prior to boarding. Istanbul's yellow taxis are reasonably priced, but travellers should ensure the meter is used. A cheaper alternative is to use a 'dolmus' (minibus or shared taxi). Driving is not advised for visitors.
Driving directions. From the airport, follow Kennedy Street along the seafront until reaching Sirkeci Station.
Follow Ataturk Street to the railway line, and after crossing, the hotel is found on the first street to the right, Dostluk Yurdu.
- Computer rental Business center
- Babysitting or child care Fireplace in lobby
- Restaurant(s) Parking (surcharge)
- Bar/lounge Arcade/game room
- Technology helpdesk Shoe shine
- Complimentary breakfast Meeting room (small groups)
- Security guard Television in lobby
- Fitness equipment Sauna
- Business services Translation services
- Currency exchange Comp newspapers in lobby
- Health club Banquet facilities
- Concierge desk Elevator/lift
- Room service (24 hours) Safe-deposit box
- Dry cleaning service Medical assistance available
- Library Internet public area - wireless
- Conference room(s) Parking (valet)
- Airport transportation (fees apply) Barbecue grill(s)
- Air-conditioned public areas Massage-treatment room
Room Amenities: , , • Cable/satellite TV • Complimentary toiletries • Climate control • Window opens • Cribs (infant beds) available • Iron/ironing board (on request • Direct-dial phone • Blackout drapes/curtains • Electronic/magnetic keys • Extra towels/bedding in room • Handheld shower • Internet access - complimentar • Makeup mirror • Shower/tub combination
Blue Mosque: 200 metres| Hagia Sophia Museum: 300 metres| Topkapi Palace Museum: 400 metres| Grand Bazaar: 500 metres| Underground Cistern: 500 metres| Islamic Art Museum: 500 metres| Archaeological Museum: 700 metres| Bazaar: 1 km| Seaport: 1 km|
Istanbul Hotels - Mina Boutique Hotel