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Agora Life Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No:6 | (Old City, Sultanahmet), Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Agora Life Hotel is boutique hotel in a great location for sightseeing and has excellent service. The staff was really pleasant and accommodating. I am accustomed to staying in more upscale properties, so I was a little shocked when I arrived and found that it was much smaller than I imagined and the area looked a bit run down... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a very pleasant surprise on our first visit to the City of Istanbul. The Agora LIfe Hotel is beautifully situated with magnificent views over Sultanahmet and the Bosphorus from a magnificent rooftop terrace. The hotel is easy walking distance to Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Aya Sofia, The Blue Mosque and close to train, tram services and... More

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Cherryhill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I've ever taken some time to write a review but this place definitely deserves it! 5 stars isn't enough! From the moment I emailed them asking for information until the second I stepped foot out of there it was outstanding service! My husband and I decided to go to Istanbul for our honeymoon so as... More

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

Dear Hsaed, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review of your stay at Agora Life Hotel, Istanbul... There is nothing better than hearing a guest has gone away with great memories of their stay. We are all so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room, the location and our city. We believe that a... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Agora Life Istanbul for 3 nights on the way through onto Australia.A very comfortable and friendly boutique hotel in a great central location.Staff were very friendly and helpful.Rooms were clean and had nice views.It was a great experience and would definitely stay there again.

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

Dear Joanna E, Thank you for posting such a rewarding comment regarding your recent stay at Agora Life Hotel, Istanbul.It is without a doubt always our goal to make your stay with us as amazing and memorable as possible and all the staff take very much to heart your declaration. I am very glad that your own experience met these... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a free upgrade to a suite for two days with a Bosphorus view and it was a wonderful surprise. It had a small attached terrace with a breathtaking view. The room that we got afterwards seemed smaller after the suite and it had no/partial view of Bosphorus. The room and bathroom was clean. The breakfast was good but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many hotels in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, but of those that I've sampled Agora Life is, hands down, the best. The rooms are clean but generally average (seemingly a theme in the mid-tier Sultanahmet hotels). But the rooftop terrace, looking out over Haghia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, makes everything else matter less. Serenity amid chaos. I also... More

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

Dear talesofaturkey, Thank you very much for this stunning review you took the time to write on your recent visit at our terrace in Agora Life Hotel, Istanbul.. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel terrace . Thank you also for taking the time to underline the service you received from our dedicated team. We look forward... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 5 days, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, gave us good suggestions. The hotel's locations is perfect for discovering all that Sultanahmet has to offer. I would recommend this place to everyone, especially the Bosphorous suite which had a small terrace with beautiful views of the water. The only negative I have is... More

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

Dear Ahmad I, Thank you for taking the time to post your warm recommendation on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted to hear about your experience. We will also analyse your criticism about AC and will improve it to the top level. Thanks again for staying with us and look forward to meeting you again. Sincere... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (as parents) were staying at the hotel as the World Youth (u18) Championship for Water Polo was being played in Istanbul. We asked if the hotel was interested in hosting a dinner for the boys and other parents on their terrace. They said they would be delighted and Mr Kadir gave us a reasonable quote. Well what a special... More

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

Dear John P, Let me express how grateful i am for the time you dedicated to this review. It looks like you were able to make the best of your stay amongst us. I am glad you could feel the strong commitment of all our staff and we are humbled by your kind words. Thank you for choosing Agora Life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 5 fabulous days at the Agora Life Hotel! Great location excellent views extremely clean and ALL members of staff most helpful and friendly! They made the right suggestions and helped us build wonderful new memories! Definetely a place to recommend to all my family and friends and for me a beautiful birthday to remember !... More

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

Dear Simplydani, Thank you for taking the time to post your great feedback on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read that you had chosen Agora Life Hotel and that you had a very positive stay. The team and I would like to thank you for choosing us, and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

April was the 4th time I have stayed at this little gem. And I repeat verbatim my last review. "It's tucked on a little side street 5 minutes from the tram and walking distance to everything. Rooms are modern, clean, simple and elegant. I will stay with them whenever I am in Istanbul. The staff is wonderful. Kadir and Isa... More

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

Dear Lee255, Let me express how grateful i am for the time you dedicated to this review. It looks like you were able to make the best of your stay amongst us. I am glad you could feel the strong commitment of all our staff and we are humbled by your kind words. Thank you for choosing Agora Life Hotel,... More

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Address: Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No:6 | (Old City, Sultanahmet), Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Agora Life Hotel 4*
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Just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this boutique hotel offers modern accommodation with free wireless internet access and breakfast included, and a lovely rooftop terrace. In the heart of Sultanahmet, Agora Life Hotel offers an ideal location for guests who want easy access to Istanbul's most historic sites. Each of the rooms is tastefully decorated and has contemporary wooden floors. They feature LCD TV and laptop-size safes. Thoughtful touches also include bathrobe and slippers and a work desk.Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is just 10 minutes' walk away. There are also excellent public transport links close to Agora Life, providing easy access to the rest of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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