"Cultural tomes are piled in reception and throughout the 24 rooms of this exemplary design hotel, which also has a comfortable lounge with open fire, and a terrace bar with knockout views of the nearby Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Rooms are gorgeous but some are small, with more space in the deluxe options and those in the new section." From Lonely Planet's Istanbul, 2017 edition. Here, Ibrahim Pasha is singled out as one of Istanbul's "six top choice hotels".
"The Ibrahim Pasha doesn't overplay the old Ottoman card and instead is stylishly modern, smart and bright, with just enough judiciously placed artefacts (including some fascinating old photographs in the breakfast area) to remind you that this is Istanbul." From TimeOut's Istanbul.
"The Ibrahim Pasha Hotel is the thinking persons Sultanahmet boutique hotel. With an elegant interior design that riffs off orientalist tropes, and bookshelves aplenty, it effortlessly manages to create an erudite oasis of calm in the centre of Istanbul's historic district. This is a hotel that thrives on detail, chairs are scattered with traditionally upholstered yastıks, or cushions, the lampshades are printed with details from Orientalist paintings, and historical etchings pepper the walls. From a chic roof terrace with elegant tiles and an excellent bar, to a cosy library with a fireplace that roars into life in the winters, the Ibrahim Pasha manages to combine the best elements of a house visit with the discreet charm of a boutique hotel. The low-key concierge services are fantastic. From making reservations to advising on boat times, the employees are extremely well-versed in how to get the most out of the city." From Cornucopia Hotel Collection.
"This lovely guesthouse is arguably the most tasteful boutique hotel in Sultanahmet, successfully blending a stylish modern interior with Ottoman antiques. The rooms are uncluttered and very comfortable and owing to its side-street location, quiet. Views from the roof terrace across the domes and minaretts of Sultanahmet and down to the sea of Marmara are superb, and the freshly prepared breakfast (with latte and espresso on lap) in the cosy and charming downstairs breakfast room a delight." From The Rough Guide to Turkey.
"With its air of quiet sophistication, this tastefully furnished boutique hotel makes a most refined refuge from the bustle of the city. ” From Cadogan's Turkey.
"There's an attention to detail and an unfussy elegance at the Ibrahim Pasha that puts it head and shoulders above the other boutique hotels that have opened up over the past ten years around Hagia Sophia." From The Daily Telegraph's Dream Cities.
"Converted from a 19th-century four-storey townhouse, the Ibrahim Pasha Hotel offers sophisticated and modern accommodation, a rarity in the Sultanahmet area, and is an ideal place to stay for the first time visitors wanting to explore Istanbul's historic monuments to their collective hearts' content. The rooms are well equipped and confortable, and all are decorated in the ubiquitous contemporary-with-a-twist-of-Ottoman style." From StyleCity Istanbul.
"The faultlessly elegant Ibrahim Pasha has taken a discreet mallet to its nineteenth-century layout and now offers rooms with space enough to sleep, lounge, and whirl like a dervish. The deluxe doubles are a little pricier but worth every cent." From Condé Nast Traveller.