Walnut Shell Hotel

Your second home in Istanbul

Discover the superb location of the Walnut Shell Hotel situated in the shadow of the Blue Mosque and just a quick hop across the coastal road for enjoying a stroll along the Marmara Sea. We are surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes and all of the old city attractions!
Situated in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district, just steps from the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace,Walnut Shell Hotel offers elegant accommodation and beautiful views of the Marmara Sea.
Our Hotel’s prime location is ideal for guests touring the historic sites. Traditional Turkish hospitality and attentive service ensure a pleasant stay.

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What customers says

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ivangeorgiev57 (on TripAdvisor)

A little gem

Stayed at the Walnut Shell Hotel for a couple of nights in May. Its a little family run place not far away from all major attractions. Its very clean and the stuff is extremely helpful and friendly. Plenty of restaurants just around the corner. The Blue mosque is 15 min away on foot. The Grand bazaar a bit further , Will recommend this place to anyone.

Skinny549 (on TripAdvisor)

LOVE this place!

From the time we arrived here, travel weary and cranky, until we were delivered to the ferry port 3 days later, we were made to feel as though we were the only guests in the place. Cameron and her gorgeous staff cannot do enough for you. The ambience of the Walnut Shell immediately makes you feel at home. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the beds are comfy. The Turkish breakfast is freshly prepared and more than adequate. The location is brilliant, with easy access to The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market just to name a few as well as numerous good restaurants. Thank you for making our introduction to Turkey so amazing! Very happy to recommend and we’d definitely stay again.

jurol (on TripAdvisor)

Just like staying with family

Loved this place. It is a sweet little hotel, more like a B&B in many ways. They do everything they possibly can to help you and keep you comfortable and they are always friendly but without being intrusive. It isn’t flashy but it is damn good value for money, in easy walking distance of so many attractions, restaurants and cafes, and I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else. There is a lovely large room with balcony on the top floor but if you aren’t up to climbing a few flights of stairs, we were very comfortable in one of the two first floor rooms. Had a lovely week here.

Yashodara U (on TripAdvisor)

Helpful, friendly and courteous

Right from the moment we enquired about a room at Walnut Shell Hotel, Cameroon and Eyup were extremely forthcoming with helpful information. They also shared very clear information on how we could get from the airport to the hotel and we got there with no trouble! We were warmly welcomed with a nice cup of Turkish tea and this continued each time we came back to the hotel after our day out.

They helped us book tours in Istanbul and additionally helped us plan the rest of our trip – including booking of travel and stay in Pamukkale and Oludeniz.

The rooms at Walnut Shell hotel are a bit small and there is no elevator to go to the upper floors but the large-hearted staff more than make up for it. Would definitely stay there next time and highly recommend it!