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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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Ranked #513 of 883 hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We arranged to see the sights and sounds of Istanbul for 1 week in June. The hotel is conveniently situated in the old part of Sultanamet near all the usual tourist attractions. Our room was clean but dark and dingy. The small little tv hardly worked. There was one skimpy little blanket on the bed. The breakfast was a daily... More

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The hotel is well positioned, close to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The rooms are extremely clean, comfortable and cosy. As when I first got my room I did not like it, as it had a view to a small backyard, I asked for a change and I got one with the street view the next morning. I... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel twice in the past and intend to return this year.It is well situated,close to the major sites.It is comfortable,clean and the staff are friendly,courteous and extremely helpful H & S Edinburgh,Scotland

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Also Known As:
Hotel Santa Sophia
Santa Sophia Istanbul
Address: Tasdirek Cesme Sok No 20 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #513 of 883 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Sophia Hotel 3*
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