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Ayasofya Hotel

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Maryborough, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Why 3 Greats - easy, this was our third stay in 4 years. We were picked up at the airport, courtesy of the hotel and arrived late afternoon. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by Gaye and Greg as if we were good neighbors who had just returned home. The apple tea was truly appreciated after our... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best service, the staff was very helpful. clean and great location. this is a very small hotel, this make it very cozy, the managment get to know you and help you around. If you next destination is istanbul I recommend this Hotel.

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Thank sandra ines m
Gayagypsy, Owner at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sandra. We loved having yourself mum and auntry with us and thank you for being such delightful guests! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located near the best Istanbul's Sultanahmet district has to offer-- Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome,Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. The room was large and comfortable, the breakfast buffet very nice but best of all was that the staff was wonderful beginning with transfer from the airport -- a welcome service after a long flight. Helpful with suggestions for tours, where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Istanbul was a fantastic experience, full of life, history and excitement. Gaye and Greg at the Ayosofya were both warm, easy going and extremely helpful with tips on places of interest and tours around Istanbul. They also helped with tours as we continued our trip around Turkey. Their staff could not be more pleasant.The neighbourhood of their hotel is an... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous small historic hotel in the heart of old Istanbul -- you can walk to most of the major attractions (Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi palace). The real treasure of this hotel, however, is the staff: they help you find your way, suggest places and outings of interest, and do everything to make you... More 

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Thank Maureen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well what can I say this was one of the best trips I've personally ever experienced. everything from the hotel to the overall history of Istanbul was amazing there was not one moment which i did not enjoy. overall the hotel was beautiful it offered us a lot of space and time together. Being a big family and obviously not... More 

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Thank Aamina P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is positioned very well, it has nice little rooms with TV, breakfast is fresh and nice hotel managers are great and the staff too. Hotel is about 5 minutes from Sultan Ahmet Mosque(Blue Mosque) Bathrooms are their low point, cuz it does not have any separation and everything gets wet, also the steam place is big and connected with... More 

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Thank ReshkoB
Gayagypsy, Manager at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for our nıce guests for their review and the comments about our staff and management, Just a point on the bathrooms we do have rooms wıth larger bathrooms whıch are lıttle more expensıve however each room ıs dıfferent. The central rooms do have joint extractıon so ıts a bıt trıcky!! However the rooms are clean and brıght -... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Ayasofya is in an excellent location in Old Town, Istanbul if you want to see the historic sites, visit The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Cisten, the Roman and Byzantine walls of the city, and the Grand Bazzar. Greg and Gaye both speak English as a first language and are warm, friendly, and informative hosts. They know the sites, the... More 

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Thank Lorne B
Gayagypsy, Owner at Ayasofya Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Lorne for your very thoughtful review, We enjoyed your company immensely and are very happy that your travels around Turkey went well. We hope that you have the opportunıty to come again and that we will have the pleasure of meetıng you again. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Australian managers of this clean and affordable hotel are quick to offer suggestions on what to see and provide maps on how to get around the convoluted streets of old Istanbul! As an older woman traveling alone in 2016 I felt quite safe and supported. I was asked daily by the staff about my success at site seeing and... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A friend and I stayed here for three nights. The location is close to everything (5 minutes from Sultanahmet), though you are at the bottom of a hill. Good news is that your walk is always downhill at the end of the day. :) There are also some lesser known but beautiful mosques in the immediate vicinity, as well as... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Ayasofya Hotel you and your family are our welcome guests. Whether you are here on a family holiday with your children, traveling alone or here for a romantic stay with your partner we will do our utmost to make you feel completely at home. We are an historic hotel in the heart of the Old City. For atmosphere, location and service choose Ayasofya Hotel for your stay in Istanbul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ayasofya Hotel

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Demirci Resit Sok. No:28 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $29 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ayasofya Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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