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Ayasofya Hotel

#66 of 1,005 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 #66 of 1,005 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently visited Turkey and stayed a week in Istanbul at the Hotel Ayasofya Hotel. It was much nicer and friendlier than staying in the big tourist hotels. The owner/manager is an Australian woman and she and her staff were exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble. It is located very near the Blue Mosque and other attractions and also close... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally located but needs big time renovations. The bed springs are creeping,the bathroom doors and exhaust dint work ,while you are bathing the water will suddenly become very slow and cold coz someone else is using. Five nights and were made to change the room twice. The staff is good and cooperative. There was no change at all in the... More 

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Gayagypsy, Owner at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you to these guests for their review. Firstly I would like to mention that they initially changed rooms at THEIR request as they sought a larger room, despite being allocated a Standard Twin Room which they originally booked. The second change was due to a huge thunderstorm which affected the air conditioner in their room - a force of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is a plus point, blue mosque, ayasofya, basilica cistern were within walk's reach. The area around the hotel is friendly. You can find little shops and restaurants nearby. The building has an old charm, but the rooms do need a lot of work. Bathroom was too small. The restaurant at the terrace has an amazing view of the sea.... More 

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Gayagypsy, Owner at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you to our guest for taking the time to review out hotel. We believe we are in the best location in the Old City - close to everything but far enough away to still have a local flavour. As to our guest's comment regarding the room, we do have a variety of room sizes. Some are smaller whilst some... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaye and her staff at Ayasofya Hotel were friendly, helpful and accommodating, making our first visit to Istanbul all the more pleasant. Situated in the old town of Istanbul (Sultanahmet district), it's a delightful building with loads of charm. There are no lifts, but the walk up the stairs is worth it. The rooftop terrace allows for a secluded retreat... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Turkey was greatly enhanced by the friendly and generous owners and staff at Ayasofya. We had been recommended by friends to book and we are glad we did. Gaye and staff are just wonderful and helped us with our further travels throughout Turkey.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel and stuff makes our holiday a memorable journey. Location was very good. Near all historical sites. 5 min. walking distance to tramway which is going to taksim.Rooms are very clean and well designed. All our stay stuff and exactly Mr Ceyhun answers all of our questions very clearly and assist us very good. Surely I will be back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to spend 2 weeks at Ayasofya late November and early December and highly recommend staying here if you want to be in a local neighbourhood away from touristy carpet salesman and restaurants. It is truly a local experience in a quaint and quirky old Ottoman house, furnished in such a way so that you really know... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the location of this hotel - it is just a few minutes up the hill to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia the tramline and the bazaar is just a 10 minute walk away I also liked the character of the old building and the fact that it was in an interesting area The staff were always... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is run by a lady who I believe was originally from Australia. The rooms are clean but very average. The best thing about it is location in close proximity to the blue mosque and other main attractions. Please be advised that there is a mosque nearby that will wake you up with their morning prayer daily. It can... More 

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Gayagypsy, Owner at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the guest for writing a review, If I remember correctly the family had the suite room at the top of the hotel which is really a very nice suite with its own terrace - I would not call it average but I guess it depends on the type of accommodation you are seeking, Our hotel is an historic... More 

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