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Santa Sophia Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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Almaty, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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Poznan, Poland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel several times in the past and intend to return in future. It is well situated; close to Sultanahmet and tram station. The rooms are comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpfull, food ok.

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London
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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Cape Town
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7 helpful votes 7 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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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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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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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*
Number of rooms: 40
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