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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sogukcesme Street, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Formerly Ayasofya Pension) (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ayasofya Konaklari
Ranked #420 of 917 hotels in Istanbul
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were here with some friends to have some break while making our full day walking tour in İstanbul.Very nice,clean and quiet part of Sultanahmet area for having some rest in any cafe.This little road where this establishment is located attracks the people for having sometime here.Recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Please note this is closed for renovation!!! There is nothing on the site saying so at the moment. Next best bet is the hotel of similar name,Ayasofya on Kucukayasofya, with super friendly desk help. It is a shame not to know the former is closed, suppose to be lovely .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Spring time in the bloomy garden of Ayasofya Konaklari, reading a novel, writing postcards for friends, drinking tsai, enjoying the last rays of sun. This is an ideal evening for me in the old city of Sultanahmet in Istanbul and Ayasofya Konaklari, is the ideal place for living it. This is a historical hotel, in one of the oldest streets... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Definetely worth for ur money, an efficient deal.. for sure not the best hotel to stay but i paid very little and get what i paid for.. good location small rooms and not a perfect untenet connevtion thnks everyone..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Hotel was a great location, the rooms were on the small side, as was the bathroom. There was very little in regards to amenities in the room, no coffee or tea or plug in kettle. However, the room was clean, the service was good and the breakfast was lovely. The location can not be beat, it was a friendly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The hotel is situated nicely in the middle of all the touristy sites. But for the price that you pay you get very little. The Wi-fi is limited to the cafe and reception areas, sometimes seemingly at the wind's whim you might have reception in your room. The mini-bar has more than a 100% mark-up on food stuff and there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

An excellent place to stay in Istanbul, snuggled right in between the Hagia Sofia and the walls around Topkapi Palace. The location couldn't be better - we loved swinging by our room to grab jackets or take a break during a busy day of sight seeing. The staff are most helpful, the breakfast is in a lovely conservatory, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is an unusual hotel, a conservation project. There is a row of old wooden cottages built against the palace walls and looking across a traffic-free cobbled street at Aya Sofiya. Our room on the second floor was almost cramped – there was a small double bed and no room for a television. Breakfast was served down the street in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The location is good, if you are touring the basic highlights of Istanbul, but I bet there are some that may be better. The service was fine, as was breakfast, but the room we had for 2 nights was so teeny our luggage barely fit in the room with us, and we travel light. AC was on the blink and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I loved the Ayasofya Konaklari from the moment I arrived in Istanbul in May of 2011. I was booked in for three days, and then I was going to move to another hotel in the Sultanahmet for the remainder of the week, before moving over to the Bosphorus side of Istanbul. I enjoyed the Ayasofya Konaklari so much, I cancelled... More

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Address: Sogukcesme Street, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Formerly Ayasofya Pension)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet - Old City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ayasofya Konaklari 3.5*
Also Known As:
Ayasofya Konaklari Hotel Istanbul
Ayasofya Hotel Istanbul

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Ayasofya Konaklari and Konuk Evi is situated on Sogukcesme Street between the City's greatest imperial monuments, the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. A piece of art placed at the best location of history. The nine hotel buildings consist of a row of guesthouses which is completely closed to traffic; greets the visitor with the name of perfume, such as Jasmine House, Honeysuckle House, Rose Mansion, Cyclamen House. ... more   less 
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