Ayasofya Hotel - Istanbul

Kucukayasofya Mah Demirci Resit Sk No:28 28, Istanbul, Turkey  show map
 3 stars
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Ayasofya Hotel - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Massage

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

Keenly Ottoman inspired, the Allstar Ayasofya Hotel of 52 rooms occupies a row of 19th century wooden houses. This is a classic Ottoman boutique hotel. All 52 rooms have brass beds. Enjoy a lavish breakfast served in a glass conservatory replete with chandeliers.

Verified Reviews:

  • Free shuttle service - Beautiful views - Very nice owner - Fabulous personal service
  • Free wi-fi - Cable tv (with bbc and cnn) - Air conditioning was not working - Street parking nearby
  • Location in sultanahmet - Room was spacious - Bathroom was clean - No evening restaurant
  • Calm street - Staff was very friendly - Good breakfast - Nice roof terrace
  • Friendly hotel - Close to everything - Rooms were clean - Highly recommended

Overview

The elegant Ayasofya Hotel is rated 3 stars and comprises 22 rooms with homely comforts. Renovated in 2007, the hotel combines original architecture with ultimate comfort.

Ayasofya Hotel is set close to Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace as well as the palace, the mosque and museums. Istanbul city center is 1 km away.

The nearest tram stop is a 10-minute walk away. Ataturk airport lies within about 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The 5-story Ayasofya Hotel offers classic rooms appointed with climate control, satellite TV, wireless internet, a wardrobe and a mini-refrigerator as well as coffee/tea makers, a kettle and utensils. The property boasts views of the Marmara Sea from its rooms. Decorated in ottoman design with parquet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A hot breakfast is served daily. Guests are welcome to the Terrace bar to relax with a drink. Serving guests with turkish dishes, Stone House Restaurant & Cafe is 100 meters away.

Services

Ayasofya Hotel offers a business center, computers and a meeting room along with medical service, 24-hour room service and shuttle service.

Relax

Parents will find babysitting, a mini club and cots for their children on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/club floor
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Kucukayasofya Mah Demirci Resit Sk No:28 28, Istanbul, Turkey

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.3 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    19.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2000 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    3000 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.4 mi
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
    200 ft
  • Kasap Osman
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Size: 885 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      One-Bedroom Apartment
      Size: 755 sq. feet
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        First Floor Apartment
        Size: 915 sq. feet
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          Bed type: 2 Double beds and 4 Single beds
          Size: 960 sq. feet
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            Deluxe Apartment
            Size: 895 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Ayasofya Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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              Hotel Address:

              Kucukayasofya Mah Demirci Resit Sk No:28 28, Istanbul, Turkey

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Istanbul
                1400 ft
              Airports
              • Ataturk (IST)
                8.3 mi
              • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
                19.1 mi
              Train Stations
              • Sultanahmet Tram Station
                2000 ft
              • Cankurtaran Train Station
                3000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Aksaray
                1.4 mi
              • Sishane Metro Station
                1.7 mi
              Restaurants
              • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
                200 ft
              • Kasap Osman
                100 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2007
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                22

              Hotel Awards

              TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulAyasofya

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              Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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              Ayasofya Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 1000 ft

              Places of interest

              • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 400 ft
              • Hippodrome - 1000 ft
              • Mosquée Bleue - 1000 ft
              • Kumkapi Restaurants - 1700 ft
              • La colonne de Constantin - 1700 ft
              • Petite Sainte Sophie - 1700 ft
              • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 1700 ft
              • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 2000 ft
              • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 2000 ft
              • Le milliaire d'Or - 2000 ft
              • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 2300 ft
              • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 2300 ft

              Train stations

              • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 1700 ft

              Shopping areas

              • Media Museum - 1400 ft

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 400 ft
              • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 400 ft
              • Roman Hippodrome - 1000 ft
              • Column of Constantine - 1700 ft
              • Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - 1700 ft
              • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 2000 ft
              • Kumkapi Restaurants - 2000 ft

              Local attractions

              • Suleymaniye Mosque - 5000 ft
                Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
              • Zeyrek Mosque - 1.3 mi
                Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
              • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 1.6 mi
                Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul
              • Galata Bridge - 1.2 mi
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              • Galata Tower - 1.5 mi
                Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul

              Near the hotel

              • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 800 ft
                Sultanahmet, Istanbul
              • Sultan Ahmet Cami - 900 ft
                Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
              • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 2700 ft
                Sultanahmet, Istanbul
              • Arap Camii - 1300 ft
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              • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - 800 ft
                At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
              • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 1100 ft
                Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
              • Besiktas - 1300 ft
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              Restaurants nearby

              • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant - 200 ft

                Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi
                Phone: 902125163580

                66% likes this, based on 224 reviews

              • Spectra Cafe Restaurant - 100 ft

                Address: Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No:2
                Phone: 00902125163546

                77% likes this, based on 42 reviews
                Cuisine: International, Turkish

              • Saray Restaurant Cafe - 200 ft

                Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Kadirga Liman Cad. No:166
                Phone: 0212 518 54 42

                84% likes this, based on 61 reviews
                Cuisine: Turkish

              • Kasap Osman - 100 ft

                Address: Hoca Pasa Mh
                Phone: 5193216

                64% likes this, based on 79 reviews

              • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant - 700 ft

                Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet
                Phone: +90 (212) 516 94 97

                61% likes this, based on 583 reviews
                Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
                Price Range: USD 0 - USD 25

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2007
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                22

              Hotel Awards

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              Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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              Ayasofya Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ayasofya

              Average guest rating

              7.2out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 115 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                5.4

                Staff friendly and helpful. Hotel very central to main tourist sites, but generally not suitable for people with ambulatory limitations.

                The rooms are small and the shower/toilet is even smaller. There is no elevator and there is no swimming pool (both of which should be advertised). Pictures on the Internet are misleading.

              • Group of friends
                9.2

                I liked Ayasofya because it was part of the local community in a very big fast city.I would come again understanding that it is a three star and as such is very good value.I will be telling friends and colleagues about my stay there.

                The breakfast could be more imaginative with some of the local seasonal fruit availabe form the local markets, eg wonderful figs were at the local market when I was there.Perhaps some of the locks on doors and other like facilities could be a little easier to use.The TV was very sporadic and my friend's airconditioner seemed less than friendly.

              • Single
                10.0

                The room was very comfortable , the helpfull staff and the view from the roof top of the hotel.

              • Group of friends
                7.0

                The location is excellent, and the staff (especially Bülent) very attentive.

                The rooms are charming, but the bathrooms are frankly inadequate. Our shower was not enclosed, and there was no room to place anything in the bathroom. For the price, I expected slightly better installations.

              • Couple
                10.0

                We spent our honeymoon in Istanbul and the Ayasofya was ideal place as it was so close. The owner Gaye had put flowers and wine in our room for us and the staff were very welcoming,

              • Group of friends
                10.0

                The hotel staff at the reception was excellent, very professional and welcoming.

              • Single
                8.8

                The hotel and rooms were very very clean and all staff were very helpful and friendly, including the reception responsible, who was always willing to provide information about anything I needed. The English of the reception responsible was also very good, which is quite important! The reason I picked this hotel was because it has a terrace, with a decent view of the water side (not perfect, but satisfactory). I was not disappointed! Although the terrace was not officially open we were able to go up and enjoy the view, and even order a drink up there. Overall, this hotel was very good value for money. I think one of the best dinners I had was the night I felt too tired to go out and ordered in - the food was perfect and although it was take-in (from a local restaurant), it was served to me by the hotel staff on plates, silverware, etc.! (Talk about pampering!)

                I was not able to have a smoking room (although I had selected this when I booked). However this was not necessarily a bad thing because I was able to smoke on the terrace! Also, I was not very fond of the fact that there is some uphill climbing when I ventured out in the morning (although of course downhill upon my return!) This can be alleviated though by taking a short taxi trip in the morning to the tram or to a nearby tourist attraction. Also I would have preferred being a little closer to more cafes and restaurants, although there were some in the area, I just would have preferred more within a shorter walking distance (on level ground!). Some reviews I had read stated the rooms were a bit small, this is true for the standard rooms (I did not see the deluxe or apartments) however this is made up for in cleanliness, comfortable beds, and good service.

              • Family with children
                10.0

                We stayed in one of the Ayasofya apartments. It was very comfortable for our family and had a great view of the sea.

              • Couple
                3.2

                Just few minutes walk away from Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, TopKapi and grand Bazar.

                Very old, very small and extremely loud. The bathrooms are connected so you can hear everything which is going on in the neighbour's bathroom. Terrible place. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone.

              • Older travelers
                7.0

                The owner welcomed you and was always available to answer questions and give you sites to visit recommendations.

                The bathroom shower was small and hard to take a shower without getting the rest of the bathroom wet.

              • Couple
                3.2

                Ants in an apartment (rooms and apartments available)!!! Tiny rooms @95eur/night! Slance backstreet location! No fresh soap,caps, cumbs, etc in bathrooms! No cold water in fridge! Torn fresh towels in rooms! No lift to upstair rooms! Ac varely operating in rooms! This is a two star hotel maximum instead of the advertised four!

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Lovely old building beautifully renovated. Very friendly family run hotel. Beautiful location with stunning views and close to the ancient sights. Generous and varied breakfast.Interesting wine cellar and good value wines to drink. Overall a great place to stay and we wish we had booked for longer.

                A couple of very small niggles only. The pillows on the bed were not very good quality and made me sweat in the heat. The coffee at breakfast was Nescafe unless you pay extra. I realise this is common in Turkey, but for a "boutique" hotel it does not set the right tone.

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                The helpfulness of the owner and staff generally. Its closeness to major attractions.

                The hotel itself is fine but we were initially put into an annexe 200 yards away then another 100 yards away and eventually into the hotel itself. Both annexes were not of the standard we expected.

              • Single
                9.2

                I Loved the attention recived from the staff, specially the front door worker.

                The staff responsable for the restaurant service need to learn english.

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                Lovely atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very personal and happy. Good local advice provided. Nice central position, though a steep climb up a hill to reach main sites - beware those who like level walking! Good plentiful breakfast constantly refilled. Clean and tidy. Air conditioning worked well in bedroom and breakfast room (often not the case in hotels I've frequented, but essential for survival in Istanbul in July).

                Room very small - but we expected that so not a complaint. Room not cleaned two days in a row so we had to ask at the desk for this to be done when we returned late afternoon/early evening. They obliged, but it was a bit of a nuisance. Hotel hard to find initially - a detailed map would be good. A noisy family in the next room - not the hotel's fault, but not conducive to rest!

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Ayasofya Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Kucukayasofya Mah Demirci Resit Sk No:28 28, Istanbul, Turkey

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Istanbul
                1400 ft
              Airports
              • Ataturk (IST)
                8.3 mi
              • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
                19.1 mi
              Train Stations
              • Sultanahmet Tram Station
                2000 ft
              • Cankurtaran Train Station
                3000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Aksaray
                1.4 mi
              • Sishane Metro Station
                1.7 mi
              Restaurants
              • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
                200 ft
              • Kasap Osman
                100 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2007
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                22

              Hotel Awards

              TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulAyasofya

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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