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Ayasofya Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice quiet hotel located in small street 15-20 minutes walk from Sultanahmet Tram Station. Good location but it's not ok if you have big luggages as the rough streets and you have to walk up & down hills. Breakfast is ok. They serve Turkish style breakfast buffet (cheeses, bread, jams, olive pickles, broiled eggs, sausage, yogurts, etc.). The hotel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Little bit difficult to find but excellent location,a clean place and very helpful and polite staff. All the museums and historical places are ina walking distance from the hotel.Also the subway and ferries were close by

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Thank Shpend G
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I stayed at the Ayasofya Hotel for the second time in July. It was great to stay in such a comfortable place - the beds and even the pillows were wonderful. The room was super clean and the air conditioning worked perfectly. We could walk everywhere and easily hop on the tram. The hotel is very close to the old... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

I had stayed here 12 years ago and this time around the Ayasofya was even more charming than before. A truly enchanting place to stay in Sultanahmet, the Ayasofya is within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, and the tram. Gaye and Greg are wonderful, friendly hosts and very knowledgeable about restaurants,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

While we didn't see Gaye much, we spoke with Greg every morning at breakfast and he was very helpful and informative about things to do in the city. The room was quite nice for the price and had a very cool Ottoman vibe. Also the hotel was very conveniently located, within walking distance of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The hotel is an historic Ottoman home so the experience is truly authentic while the staff welcome you like it's their own home. Gaye and Greg (both Australians) are the perfect hosts, always there and welcoming, with an apple tea and travel tip or hint to set you on the right path for great days of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed at Ayasofya Hotel very recently and it was a very good base amidst all the other excitement and activity of Istanbul and Turkey. It is a cozyl 21 room boutique hotel, very nicely located a short walk from the Hippodrome area within historic Sultanahmet and close to the tramway public transport. Aussie hosts Gaye, Greg and the crew... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a great hotel situated in the perfect position for all excursions into Istanbul's Old City- everything is walking distance (although it is also tucked away from the noise!) The city has such a great transport system you can get anywhere from anywhere- so if you want to experience the roots of Istanbul look no further for a hotel.... More 

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Maryborough, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Why 3 Greats - easy, this was our third stay in 4 years. We were picked up at the airport, courtesy of the hotel and arrived late afternoon. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by Gaye and Greg as if we were good neighbors who had just returned home. The apple tea was truly appreciated after our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Best service, the staff was very helpful. clean and great location. this is a very small hotel, this make it very cozy, the managment get to know you and help you around. If you next destination is istanbul I recommend this Hotel.

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Thank you for your review Sandra. We loved having yourself mum and auntry with us and thank you for being such delightful guests! More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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At Ayasofya Hotel you and your family are our welcome guests. Whether you are here on a family holiday with your children, traveling alone or here for a romantic stay with your partner we will do our utmost to make you feel completely at home. We are an historic hotel in the heart of the Old City. For atmosphere, location and service choose Ayasofya Hotel for your stay in Istanbul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ayasofya Hotel

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Demirci Resit Sok. No:28 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $33 - $672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ayasofya Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Both times I stayed there our room was above the quiet street. They were lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles jeannek135, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you outline your needs and timelines to Gaye and Greg, they will help find the most suitable room, and at the right price to suit.”
 of 5 bubbles I6563ORneilh, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in different rooms each time and have found them all to be good.”
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“all are great”
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“Rooms are air conditioned and windows double glazed. No real preference in room selection.”
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