May Hotel

Photo gallery for May Hotel

Primary image
7 bedrooms, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of May Hotel

May Hotel

Within easy reach of Grand Bazaar
20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
Mimar Hayrettin Mah.Bali Pasa Yokusu 86, Kumkapi, Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34126
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Car rentals on site
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fatih
  • Grand Bazaar - 6 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 10 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 15 min walk
  • Basilica Cistern - 16 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 16 min walk
  • The Egyptian Bazaar - 16 min walk
  • Suleymaniye Mosque - 17 min walk
  • Eminonu Square - 20 min walk
  • Galata Bridge - 21 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul Airport (IST) - 47 min drive
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) - 53 min drive
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 6 min walk
  • Vezneciler Subway Station - 14 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 16 min walk
  • Beyazit Station - 5 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 7 min walk
  • Laleli-University Station - 10 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

May Hotel

May Hotel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute walk of Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square. Also, Blue Mosque and The Egyptian Bazaar are within a short drive. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Beyazit Station is 5 minutes and Cemberlitas Station is 7 minutes.

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/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Taking the kids

  • Babysitting (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 70.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey).


This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

May Hotel Istanbul
May Istanbul
May Hotel Hotel
May Hotel Istanbul
May Hotel Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

hotel was untidy . We would rate this hotel 11/2 stars only
peter, 5-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

May Hotel perfect staff
Very nice and helpful staff; Nizar and Ozz and the others. The hotel geographic location is good, very close to Grand bazaar and local restaurants. The problem was the area(streets) were dirty. And you have to be fit to go up hills reach main road/ metro. The tour was wondrful.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

May Hotel give you fake extras
May Hotel offering free parking. It is not true. Hotel haven't parking. Hotel area is prohibited daily for cars. We have booked 2 triple rooms in this hotel but we got 2 single room with one extra large bed and claustrophobic room. For this room the hotel may receive only one star. 3 stars is a joke with clients.
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Worst experience ever
Hotel is situated on a hill 20 minutes walk from the central sultan ahmet area. Hotel staff decently friendly however rooms are tiny, dirty showers/bathroom. The beds are terrible and require changing-staff are you paying attention!! Bed sheets were dirty and when they got changed, which they did after 3 requests, the new sheets were also dirty. I travelled with my pregnant wife so I required a hotel with breakfast...their breakfast was terrible. I had to spend extra money every morning to buy food from outside. We fell ill after eating the fruit the first morning. Bread was awful and the only decent thing to eat was the bread. Tea was so string and tasted like wee. Overall, regardless of what your budget is, do not book here. Trust me, you will regret it. If I had the money to, I would've checked out the following morning and booked elsewhere.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nice hotel in a somewhat scruffy area
the hotel was really very nice. Situated in a somewhat "authentic" if not scruffy, but very safe working class area, the hotel was a little oasis in the midst of it. Don't need an alarm clock - the call to prayer at 6.00 will probably wake you - but that's part of the Istanbul experience!
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Difficult to find but worth it in the end
A nice little hotel, the pics make it look better than it is but it's in a pretty good location for Sultanahmet albeit tough to find at first - especially in the dark! It's on a very steep hill so beware if that's an issue for you. Aside from that it's clean, comfortable and cheap. The rooms are a bit small and it's not plush by any stretch but if your here to see the city rather than sit in your room then this will do you very nicely ( to sleep and pit stop).
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

A good location
A good location with walking distance to all the tourist attractions. Its a 10 min walk however a hike up the hill so would not suggest to the elderly. The hotel is small but clean and friendly staff. The street gets busy in the night with trucks unloading and garbage collection which can get quite noisy. However the location, price and cleanliness offsets this.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Decent place to stay in middle of Fatih
Was cheap, right in the centre of the Fatih and if I am travelling alone for a few days will not mind staying again. Staff was helpful and even helped me traverse the Istanbul with helpful directions and tips. Just recommended to a colleague who would be staying with them in coming February.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

few issues you need to resolve
i had this hotel for overnight stay even the fact its far from airport (close to the fish ,market and grand bazar).the reason to do so was that in the website and in resevation i was promised free transfer back to the airport so it made it more economicly to me .when i arrived there, they told me that even i have it written, they will not suply it to me beacuse its a mistake !!! even it was written both on site (diferent ones) and also in was nice but in 4 in the morning you get to hear the muazine calling and its not so nice (unless you muslim) ...
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Not a bad hotel, but...
The May Hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It's in a pretty good location for all the historical sights (about a 15min slow walk). The room was pretty small (especially the shower), but well maintained... breakfast was nothing special (cold selection, bread, stewed tea). The main issue is that the street it is on is pretty noisy (bring earplugs!) and that no taxis seemed to know where it was. Once you got your bearings however you didnt really need taxis to see most of the sights...
Verified guest review