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

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Terrace/patio
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 LocationHagia Sophia4 min walk
    Popular LocationBlue Mosque5 min walk
    Popular LocationGrand Bazaar9 min walk
    AirportIstanbul (IST)53 min drive

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Standard Triple Room

3.7/5 guest room rating
  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds

Standard Double Room

3.9/5 guest room rating
  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

4/5 guest room rating
  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Standard Twin Room

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

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
  • Hagia Sophia - 4 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 5 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 9 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

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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 a 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 20 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lapis Inn Hotel & Spa ( Ex. Ambassador Hotel ) on 25 Apr 2021 start from RM194, excluding 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.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 458 out of 989 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 394 out of 989 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 79 out of 989 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 41 out of 989 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 989 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I received a fantastic response from Reception staff, especially Rashid who basically assisted in a way that's unheard of all over the world where i have stayed. I lost my wallet and phone outside the hotel during my stay and the support i received from both Rashid and Salik was brilliant and outstanding. 5 stars rating for their assistance during a very stressful time when i had no one to ask for help during my stay. Thank you Rashid and thank you everyone else. You guys saved me
Stayed 9 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful staff Selchuk and Reshad help us with everything we needs, attending to all our questions and needs 24/7.they let us feel like we were at home.Very friendly Begum from the breakfast to the cleaning lady. The hotel is on the heart of everything The location to enjoy the old city could not be better Restaurants are close outside the door. A wonderful experience. Highly recommend this hotel. Thanks to all the staff😍
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location is next to all attractions including the blue mosque,Ayasofia ,Grand bazaar and Topkapi .Restaurants and shops also next to the hotel .The room is comfortable,clean and staff are polite.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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

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