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Agora Life Hotel

#51 of 1,021 Hotels in Istanbul
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Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No:6 | (Old City, Sultanahmet), Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is perfectly located for visiting the main attractions in the Old City (Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar...) and the view from the rooftop terrace is truly stunning. But the best thing about Agora Life is the staff. We were welcomed with glasses of tea and a friendly chat about our stay. The kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great for us. The staff is the nicest I've ever met. A special "thank you" to Kadir, who was always willing to help us and made our experience even more pleasant. We felt very welcome. Easy access to the Haggia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. The terrace offers and amazing view of the city... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jorge C, What a delight to read your positive comment! Your description and experience is what we aim for, and I am glad we have been able to fulfill your expectations through our perfect location and high quality service. Many thanks for taking the time to write, and we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife , son and myself had 4 great days at Agora Life Hotel. We were exceptionally impressed with the Management and staff.The rooms are clean and it is very close to some of the best sites not only in Istanbul but the world. The view from the terrace is fantastic. Peter MacLeod

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter MacLeod, First of all thank you very much for such a nice feedback. It been great pleasure meeting you and family at our little hotel. We are very glad to know you were totally satisfied with hotel choice. Many thanks for taking the time to write, and we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good small hotel, with simple but very clean and recently redone rooms. Management is super efficient and friendly (I asked information about museum passes, and they bought them for me in advance...). Terrace overlooking Hagia Sofia is magnificent and super quiet. Located 5 minutes from Hagia Sofia, and Blue Mosque, even though it is in a narrow alley-like street.... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vasco G, On behalf of the entire team at Agora Life Hotel, Istanbul, thank you very much for sharing such a heartwarming review. We are most grateful you took the time to review our beautiful property, and we are thrilled our staff’s attention to detail enhanced your stay. It is also very exciting to read our central location allowed... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay was in July 2015: Agora Life hotel is perfectly located: just about 5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque/Hagia Sofia and other sightseeing spots but still in ca calm place in the night which I really appreciated. At arrival the service personnel was very helpful in case for any city sightseeing trips and information. The room was very clean... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bilal K, Thank you very much for sharing your opinions of recent stay At Agora Life Hotel, Istanbul. We are thrilled to read such helpfull and friendly feedback. It was a great pleasure to meet you and we all look forward to seeing meeting you again in Istanbul. Kind regards, Kadir Cikan More 

Bear, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were at this hotel from july 22nd to july 28th and loved it....rooms were great and the staff was extremely helpful...they even arranged our ride back to the airport...they are there to assist u in every way...very close to all the major sites..walking distance infact..the only issue we had was when we arrived it was me and my husband... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dinaz a, Thank you very much for kind and detailed review. It was a pity that you did not have a nice begin upon arrival. There was an error for number of person in room when booked. Fortunately we had a larger room where we could place whole family. We are so glad to know you were happy with... More 

Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agora Life Hotel is at the center of the Sultanahmet and very close to all major tourist attractions. The lobby is so cute and stylish! Rooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and able to answer any question that you throw at them. I stayed there with my friend for 3 days and those days were... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amelie W, I would like to thank you for sharing this kind and detailed review on your recent stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your feedback on our helpful and dedicated team. It was a great pleasure for me to read you were thrilled by the quality of service provided in our property. It is very rewarding to learn... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I, my wife and two children stayed at the Santa Sophia Suite at Agora Life Hotel, August 2nd through the 6th, 2015. We got picked up at the airport early morning and the hotel staff offered breakfast and rushed to get the suite ready for us. The room had spectacular views of the Bosphorus and Hagia Sophia. The beds were... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Syed R, I would like to thank you for sharing this kind review on your recent stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your feedback on our helpful and dedicated team. It was a great pleasure for me to read you were thrilled by the quality of service provided in our property. It is very rewarding to learn that you... More 

Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brother Isaa was a sweetheart from the time we stepped in. He gave us refreshment, explained the major sites for us, recommended a tour guide for us. The hotel is small and neat. Breakfast has lots of item and IS complementary. My dad was not feeling well one of the days and stayed at the hotel while we were all... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My trip to Istanbul was amazing...and it all started with the hotel. As everyone has said, it is in a prime location. From the roof-top patio, you can see the most spectacular view of the Bosphorus and all the iconic sites in Turkey. The entire hotel is clean and comfortable, the complementary breakfast is fresh and delicious (and the items... More 

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agoralife, Manager at Agora Life Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maryam P, Thank you so much for such a detailed review. Feedbacks from our valued guests are critical to us in our endeavor to provide the highest quality of service. It has been a great pleasure for me to read that you are totally satisfied with given services. I have personally shared your comments with our team who is... More 

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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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