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Ayasofya Hotel

#92 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
3.5 of 5
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Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Demirci Resit Sok. No:28 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #92 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Julia B Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ayasofya is a beautiful boutique hotel right around the corner from the cultural heart of Istanbul. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay with Gaye and Greg. Our room was comfortable and clean, the traditional Turkish breakfast daily was lovely and the evening drinks on the rooftop in the sunshine were gorgeous! Only a 5 minute walk... More 

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Gayagypsy, Owner at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Julia - thank you so much for your kind comments - we loved having you both at the hotel - you were such a charming happy couple! Look forward to your return visit! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was like coming home, my third stay at this hotel, situated in a very convenient location. The staff as I have come to expect, were welcoming and happy to assist with organising tours or making other travel arrangements. Thoroughly recommend room 205 a quiet spacious bedroom and sitting room, both nicely furnishe d including lovely rugs on the floor... More 

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Thank you Doug for your nice review! We were only too pleased to assist you and your lovely wife during your stay and I know that Sebo his time with you too!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is walking distance to all the main attractions . The rooms are very comfortable and air conditioned . Breakfast is fantastic fresh and lots to choose from . We had a family room with a balcony verandah and an incredible view of the sea of marmara. Greg helped us with directions which made it easy to get around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a delightfully restored 19th century 4 storied mansion right in the heart of the old city. The room was clean and had all the usual amenities, one would expect of a hotel at twice the price but with period features and great attention to detailed restoration. The staff were all so caring and helpful that it was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel, which is conveniently located within easy walk to the major sights of Istanbul. Staff were super friendly and helpful. The terrace is a great spot for a quiet drink at the end of the day. I'd stay here again.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small hotel (probably 3 star) is ideally located in the old city, and is an easy walk to most of the key attractions. It is run by two Aussies, Gaye and Greg, who are very friendly and helpful, as are the local staff. The rooms are adequate although the plumbing is typical Turkish i.e. not great, but you get... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is within easy walking distance of the major Istanbul attractions, including the blue mosque and the bazaar. The hotel itself is in an old building, with many quaint features. The rooms are a good size. Service is very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This boutique hotel was a real find, so close to everything that matters, but quiet enough to sit on the balcony and savour the evening sunset.. The service was amazing - everyone was helpful and there was a willingness to go the extra mile for us, be it arranging a boat trip or catering for an impromptu dinner Nothing was... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're expecting a "cookie cutter" replica of an American style hotel you will be disappointed. However, if you want a quaint room with the feeling of Ottoman Turkey, then this is your place. The staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful with everything we needed during our two week stay. Ayasofya Hotel will be our first stop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gaye and Greg were the best hosts when I stayed at Ayasofya Hotel in easter this year, with my children. Very friendly and helpful. The hotel is well located a short walk from the Blue Mosque, restaurants and sites. Gaye designed a personalised walking tour for us and took us around the spice markets and restaurants off the tourist beat.... More 

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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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