Ayasofya Aparthotel - Istanbul

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

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

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 in a historic area of Istanbul in close proximity to Zeyrek Mosque, Galata Tower and Suleymaniye Mosque. The building was renovated in 2007.

The hotel overlooks the Marmara Sea and offers an ideal setting in the heart of Istanbul. Guests can get to Istanbul city center, which is 1km away, in no time.

Nearby points of interest include a palace and a mosque.

Ayasofya can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

This elegant hotel comprises of Economy Double Room, Triple Room and Family Suite with an ottoman décor and such comforts as satellite TV, a writing desk, a kitchenette, Wi-Fi and a minibar as well as modern bathrooms. The stylish rooms feature the sea view. The rooms are furnished with contemporary wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

A hot breakfast is served from 07:30 to 10:30. Refreshing drinks are offered in the wine bar.

Services

Bicycles and cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

The hotel provides windsurfing, boating and parasailing for an active pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   29.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • 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
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Library
  • Television in lobby

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
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge

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 13:00 - 00:00 hours

Check-Out

  • until 12:00 - 00:00 hours

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child may stay at the price of EUR 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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)
    19.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    2.5 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.4 mi
  • Emniyet-Fatih
    2.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Kasap Osman
    100 ft
  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 13:00 - 00:00 hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 12:00 - 00:00 hours
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    29

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
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    Ayasofya Studio ApartmentAyasofya Studio ApartmentAyasofya Studio Apartment
    Studio Apartment
    Size: 885 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This apartment has a stovetop, air conditioning and electric kettle.

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      Ayasofya Standard Triple Room
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      Bed type: Triple
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      TRIPLE STANDARD

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        Ayasofya First Floor ApartmentAyasofya First Floor ApartmentAyasofya First Floor Apartment
        First Floor Apartment
        Size: 915 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
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        This apartment features a balcony, dining area and sofa.

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          Ayasofya Family RoomAyasofya Family RoomAyasofya Family Room
          Family Room
          Size: 960 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          This family room features a kitchenware, dining area and sofa.

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            Family Suite
            Bed type: Quad
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            FAMILY ROOM SUITE ROOM

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              Deluxe Apartment
              Size: 895 sq. feet
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              • Air conditioning
              • Shower
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              This apartment has a kitchenware, soundproofing and toaster.

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                Ayasofya Economy Double Room
                Economy Double Room
                Bed type: Double Bed
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                DOUBLE ECONOMY

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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Ayasofya Aparthotel - 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)
                    19.0 mi
                  Train Stations
                  • Haydarpasa Train Station
                    2.5 mi
                  • Train Stations
                    400 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Aksaray
                    1.4 mi
                  • Emniyet-Fatih
                    2.1 mi
                  Restaurants
                  • Kasap Osman
                    100 ft
                  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
                    300 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from 13:00 - 00:00 hours
                  • Check-Out:
                    until 12:00 - 00:00 hours
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of rooms:
                    29

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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                  Ayasofya Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Blue Mosque - 1000 ft
                  • Basilica Cistern - 2000 ft
                  • Hagia Sophia - 2300 ft

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 1000 ft

                  Places of interest

                  • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 400 ft
                  • Mosquée Bleue - 1000 ft
                  • Hippodrome - 1000 ft
                  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 1700 ft
                  • Petite Sainte Sophie - 1700 ft
                  • La colonne de Constantin - 1700 ft
                  • Le milliaire d'Or - 2000 ft
                  • Kumkapi Restaurants - 2000 ft
                  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 2000 ft
                  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 2000 ft
                  • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 2300 ft
                  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 2300 ft
                  • Saint Sophia - 2300 ft
                  • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa - 2700 ft
                  • La fontaine Ahmet III - 2700 ft
                  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 2700 ft
                  • Holzhäuser - 3000 ft
                  • Theodosianische Mauer - 3000 ft
                  • L'aqueduc de Valens - 3000 ft

                  Parks

                  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 hotelNear the hotel

                  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 700 ft
                    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
                  • Sultan Ahmet Cami - 900 ft
                    Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
                  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 2600 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 - 1000 ft
                    Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
                  • Besiktas - 1300 ft
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                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Kasap Osman - 100 ft

                    Address: Hoca Pasa Mh
                    Phone: 5193216

                    66% likes this, based on 67 reviews

                  • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant - 700 ft

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

                    67% likes this, based on 553 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
                    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 27

                  • Stone House Restaurant & Cafe - 300 ft

                    Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kaleci Sk. No 7

                    84% likes this, based on 158 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish

                  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant - 300 ft

                    Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi
                    Phone: 902125163580

                    64% likes this, based on 236 reviews

                  • Spectra Cafe Restaurant - 200 ft

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

                    84% likes this, based on 66 reviews
                    Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza & Pasta, International, Turkish

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from 13:00 - 00:00 hours
                  • Check-Out:
                    until 12:00 - 00:00 hours
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of rooms:
                    29

                  Hotel Awards

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

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                  Ayasofya Reviews

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

                  Individual 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 Aparthotel - 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)
                    19.0 mi
                  Train Stations
                  • Haydarpasa Train Station
                    2.5 mi
                  • Train Stations
                    400 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Aksaray
                    1.4 mi
                  • Emniyet-Fatih
                    2.1 mi
                  Restaurants
                  • Kasap Osman
                    100 ft
                  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant
                    300 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from 13:00 - 00:00 hours
                  • Check-Out:
                    until 12:00 - 00:00 hours
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of rooms:
                    29

                  Hotel Awards

                  TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulAyasofya

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

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