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Santa Sophia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tasdirek Cesme Sok No 20 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about the Santa Sophia Hotel is, without doubt, its location as it is close to all the local tourist attractions such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. The breakfast is also good, although it is the same every day. Staff are generally polite and helpful but, unfortunately, that's where the positives end. The... More

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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43 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a budget hotel. We booked 3 double rooms and return airport transfer. All was paid for and confirmed in writing. When we arrived, we had to wait our airport transfer for 65 minutes (driver said it was due to traffic, Istanbul is always busy and driver could have left home early and arrive without over 1 hour delay),... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was supposed to be an upgrade from another hotel and I am glad I did not stay at the other at all. This one in excellently situated but that is all. The room I had was small and the bed had to serve as chair as well at the dressing table. Reception staff were not professional and left me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a smaller hotel in an excellent area within walking distance to all the great sites in Old City Istanbul. Unfortunately, there is currently construction going on in the hotel and so it is very noisy during the day and early evening. The service was wonderful and the concierges were willing to help us confirm tours, make reservations, change... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Simple,but perfect position near Gran Bazar and fantastic staff!We traveled to Cappadocia by a local travel agent found by the receptionist and everything was perfect!We visit the town by ourself and the receptionist help us with every information.If you want to walk in Sultanameth in 10 minutes you can arrive.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was the third time we stayed at this comfortable,clean,centrally situated hotel.It is a real gem right in the centre of historic Istanbul.A very helpful staff who went out of their way to make us very welcome H &S Edinburgh Scotland

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

When I got ready to go to bed there was only a sheet over the mattress. In all of the other Turkish hotels that I've been in this week there were two sheets-one for below and one above. I called to ask for a sheet and they argued that the white bed cover was the top sheet. They brought an... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great little hotel and a great value at 60 euros. Nice staff, clean, cheap and cheerful. It is centrally located near Cemberlitas tramway that runs right to the harborside and all of the main sites. It is located approximately 250 meters from the Hagia Sophia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Six of stayed here and had mixed reactions but mostly liked it, some of us very much. With a great location, we never bought bus or rail tickets to reach popular local attractions, saving us money. We thought the staff was quick to respond to requests and readily available. All six of us were content with their free breakfast. The... More

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Kherson, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in Santa Sophia hotel for 6 days. The staff is friendly, rooms are clean and cozy. The location is great - very close to Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Basilica, Blue Mosque and other places of interest.

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Address: Tasdirek Cesme Sok No 20 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Sophia Hotel 3*
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The Santa Sophia is in the heart of the historic center of Istanbul and many famous sights such as the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace are within walking distance.The hotel’s 40 guest rooms are simply, but comfortably furnished. Each room has a private bathroom, as well as satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and the restaurant is also open for dinner, serving international food as well as many Turkish dishes.The Santa Sophia is in a great location for public transportation around the city, with both tram and bus stops close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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