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Santa Sophia Hotel

Tasdirek Cesme Sok No 20 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
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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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Athens, Greece
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the location was great (old city) the hotel facilities were average. Breakfast was poor, the staff although polite and helpful, did not speak good English. We booked this hotel to be wheelchair accessible. Breakfast room was not, elevators narrow, room not as advertised. There is no parking.Of course Istanbul is not suitable for people with disabilities at all. Wifi... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The location of the hotel is not bad. It is close to the Grand Bazaar. But you can see easily that it was a normal apartment before it came a hotel. The reception staff is treating the quests very bad. They have no respect at all. The rooms are very small. The bathroom was in catastrophic situation. The restaurant is... More 

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Almaty, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel with my family in December 2014. Great location - about 5-10 minutes from Sultanahmet. Hotel has been recently renovated. Advantageous: Room was cleaned every day, very polite staff, good lobby area for the rest. Linen, mattresses were new. Breakfast is good enough. Disadvantages: tiny bathroom. Hair dryer is old. Only one socket in the room.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed here from 25-29-Dec-14. Three friends on a backpackers trip to Istanbul. The hotel is located ideally, very close to the tram station (Cemberlitas) and most of the attractions around the Sultanahmet area. The rooms were cleaned everyday. The Wi-Fi connectivity was very good. The breakfast was good but repeated! One suggestion would be to add variety to the breakfast... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Just returned after a nice stay at Santa Sophia Hotel Sultanahmet, we would like to make a recommendation for this hotel. The professional photos actually looked at the room, we got (!), which we found very charming. We were lucky to have sea view from our room. That was unexpected - but very nice! We thought that the hotel was... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Good location near by BLUE MOSQUE & GRAND BAZAAR, Wi Fi is very good and Breakfast was a GREAT! Staffs are so friendly & beds are comfortable to me. I have stayed 2 nights to me is unforgettable memories. I like it! Close to Sultanahmet and tram station. Pick up, drop off service was so expensive to me. Great, next... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

In general, the stay was good.. Concierge was friendly and helpful.We received helpful and friendly information from the man who took our bags up, and on the way out the door. Location is great, will return again if the price is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

When we arrived the rooms had been just renovated and everything was brand new. It was clean and tidy as expected. I enjoyed the yummy breakfast with lots of variety. The staff was very kind and helpful. The location super amazing. They made our stay pleasant and we felt welcome , to anyone looking for a reasonable priced hotel to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel, and found the staff members extremely helpful, especially Yusuf. At breakfast there were a lot of choices and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. Yusuf booked domestic flights for us, organised taxis even in the other city by calling our hotel up over there. He was very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

poor service i had to give them tips every day for the ladies to clean my room and they wouldnt clean very well when i didnt tip them on one of the days they didnt clean the floor and it was exactly the same when i returned .the guy at the reception who's there in the morning is better than... More 

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