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Ayasofya - Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit, Istanbul, Turkey  show map
 3 stars
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Ayasofya - Istanbul

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Laundry

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

Ayasofya is located at 1450 meters' distance from Yeni Cami.

Isbank Museum is within 15 minutes' walk away.

This hotel is placed in Levent - Maslak district, known for a mosque, a palace and a basilica.

The hotel lies within a 15-minute walk of Sultanahmet Tram train station.

Rooms

Ayasofya Hotel features 22 rooms across 5 floors. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Tarihi Cesme Restaurant and Kasap Osman can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

There are bicycles, limousines and cars for rent on site.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a rooftop terrace, barbeque grills and a library.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Tobogganing
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bungalows

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Ayasofya - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit, Istanbul, Turkey

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Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.3 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    19.1 mi
Train
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2000 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    3000 ft
Underground
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
    100 ft
  • Saray Restaurant Cafe (cuisine: Turkish)
    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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Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

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Ayasofya Location

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Local attractions

  • Laleli Mosque5000 ft
    Next to the Laleli Tram Stop
  • Galata Bridge1.1 mi
    Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Beyoglu
  • Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) 2.1 mi
    Istiklal Caddesi
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque 1.0 mi
    Hasircilar Carsisi Eminonu
  • Zeyrek Mosque 1.4 mi
    Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sk. Zeyrek, Fatih

Near the hotel

  • Serpent Column1100 ft
    Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Beyazit Square3400 ft
    Ordu Cad. Beyazit, Fatih

Restaurants nearby

  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant100 ft

    Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi
    Phone: 902125163580

    66% likes this, based on 224 reviews

  • Reggae Cafe Shots Food100 ft

    Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Kadirda Limani Cad. No: 147/1
    Phone: +90 530 584 8714

    77% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 26

  • Kasap Osman300 ft

    Address: Hoca Pasa Mh
    Phone: 5193216

    74% likes this, based on 87 reviews

  • Saray Restaurant Cafe100 ft

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

    74% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Spectra Cafe Restaurant200 ft

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

    84% likes this, based on 66 reviews
    Cuisine: International, Turkish

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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Ayasofya Reviews

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

7.2
Very goodBased on123 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 - Istanbul Istanbul location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit, Istanbul, Turkey

Get directions
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.3 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    19.1 mi
Train
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2000 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    3000 ft
Underground
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
    100 ft
  • Saray Restaurant Cafe (cuisine: Turkish)
    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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