"Located just off the Hippodrome,this exemplary designer hotel successfully combines the Ottoman style with contemporary decor, and is notable for its high level service. All of the rooms are gorgeous but some are small- opt for a deluxe one if possible. We love the comfortable lounge and the terrace bar with its knockout views of the Blue Mosque." From Lonely Planet's Istanbul, 2013 edition. Here, Ibrahim Pasha is singled out as one of Istanbul's "five top choice hotels"
"Tucked round the corner from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, the Ibrahim Pasha is an eminently likeable small hotel. It 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. Rooms can be small, but judicious use is made of space. The buffet breakfast has a good selection of cheeses, honey, bread, olives and much more. Staff are helpful; the ambience calm and relaxed. There are plenty of minarets and domes on show from the rooftop terrace." From TimeOut's Istanbul, 2012 edition.
"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. Perhaps the hotels most charming features are its public spaces. 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 delightful small hotel is named after Suleiman the Magnificent's grand vizier, who had a palace just around the corner, and is just steps away from the historic Hippodrome where chariot races were run in Byzantine times. Wooden floors paired with contemporary furnishings set the tone for rooms that are petite but perfectly equipped; ask for one of the newer, more spacious ones if you want to stretch out. The roof terrace offers a fantastic view of the Blue Mosque, and in winter a roaring fire welcomes guests to a book-lined lobby where a giant Roman capital props up the reception desk. The dining room feels like a Parisian bistro." From Guardian's Istanbul City Guide .
"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, 2010 edition.
"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, 2009 edition.
"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, 2005 edition
"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, May 2005 issue.