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3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Aksakal Soka. No:20 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #638 of 789 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice area, staff were very friendly and helped us out alot, I read previous reviews and was shocked a little, but apparently since then they've had new staff....Only 1 little negative point was the hotel should of had more time to eat and more food at breakfast. ..

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel was a shocker! Small ,cramped ,disorganised reception. Staff not friendly , wanted 3 days payment upfront in Euro's and in CASH!! Room on 3rd floor with winding staircase (no elevator) with dirty carpets. Interior of room a disaster, dirty , heating /tv not working ..no view ..window leading to an exterior staircase. No cafetria or bar in premises.... More

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Schenectady, New York, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Our experience was not quite as terrible as the other reviewers describe, thank goodness. We also booked through a hotel reservation service, and were told we need to pay cash upon arrival for our 5 night stay. We did that - paying in dollars for the quoted rate in Euros (exchange rate OK though not optimal). We had many problems... More

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

To start off we were not expecting much from this place because of the price. We showed up to the hotel and were asked to wait 15 minutes after paying up front for the room. It turns out instead of the "garden view" room we booked online we were shown to a tiny room 3 ft away from the reception... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Stay here if you want but it didn't look very nice. We booked online using a credit card and when we arrived our room was given away. We were threatened about charging our credit card for five nights under the cancellation policy if we did not comply and stay in another hotel of his choice and pay cash for five... More

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langley, bc, canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Booked this based on some good reviews on a hotel booking site. They must have been submitted by the owners buddies. Somehow, between the booking site and the hotel our reservation was cancelled. It could have been the booking site so I will not blame the hotel for that. However, they tried very hard to get us into a hotel... More

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Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The manager is a bully - is rude and unapproachable - real control freak. They take money from your credit card and demand cash upfront. The rooms are hellish and unsafe - exposed wires and dirty. One youth staff member said 'we know the district and will find bad customer!' Very scarey! We realised that we had entered somewhere dangerous,... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

To call this establishment a hotel is vast overstatement. I have stayed in cheap hostels in India and Thailand that were much better. Disgusting is the only word to describe it, and it almost ruined my entire visit. I made a reservation one month before, having read reviews and having perused the website. All lies. The place was run by... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Sefa hotel is in a reasonable location on the old town in Istanbul, making it easy to get to the Blue Mosque, Ayasofia etc..but rooms are small, not very clean and look out onto a main road at the front. Staff tried very hard to sell us trips on our first night, ( they run a travel agency from... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

It is a bit hard to explain the mix feelings concerning my stay at this hotel since the experience is one of utter surrealism. On the one hand, it is superbly located close to the sea and just five to ten minutes from the blue mosque, Hagia Sofia, and the Arasta Bazaar with plenty of restaurants and supermarkets around for... More

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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Aksakal Soka. No:20 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sefa Hotel 3*
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