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Agora Life Hotel
Ranked #48 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The location is excelent, near to all major attractions. However its located in a very quiet street. The staff is extremely helpful and welcoming, ready to support with all they could.
The view from the terrace was the best I have ever experienced in Istanbul. I highly recommend having breakfast there if the weather is ok. Also try to get room with view to enjoy special view of Istanbul.
Breakfast is rich and delicious.

I stayed there for 4 nights with my wife and highly recommend It!

Room Tip: try to get room with view to enjoy special view of Istanbul.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We booked this hotel on the advice of a Turkish friend and found it to be an oasis of calm in a city with a population variously estimated to be between 13 million and 24 million people. Once you get past 10 million people the chances of finding a quiet spot to sleep are probably limited.

The Agora Life hotel is small, freshly renovated and provides a good continental breakfast. It has a roof terrace overlooking Hagia Sophia and is close to the main tourist sites. The rooms are air conditioned and double glazed to cut out any street noise although the hotel is on a quiet lane and noise is not an issue. The bathrooms are small but modern. The hotel arranged complimentary airport pick up and return and provided a welcoming fruit platter and bottle of wine. A good experience in a great city.

Room Tip: There are some bigger rooms overlooking Hagia Sophia that cost a bit more.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Agora Life Hotel is close to main downtown attractions. The hotel staff is extremely friendly, giving all information we need. As promised and “advertised”, the view from our window was great. We could see Hagia Sophia and the sunrise over it was special.

We’ve been to some restaurants with beautiful views, but the view from the terrace was the best in town. At night, we just took a bottle of wine and some cheese to the terrace.

The breakfast is OK. It could be better compared to other hotel we’ve been in Turkey. Bedroom is really tiny, but if as we were there just to sleep… it is OK. Our neighbors were quiet, otherwise… it is possible to listen everything from other rooms.

We recommend!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Oaks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

My wife, daughter and I stayed at the Agora Life Hotel for one week. If we return to Istanbul, we will definitely stay there again. The hotel is modern, clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and great to work with. It is on a quiet street in the heart of the historic part of the city.
The breakfasts are delicious. The terrace on the fifth floor roof has a view of the city that is amazing! I happily rate this with 5 stars!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We highly recommend this gem of a hotel - small, personal, excellently managed and very well run. The rooms are lovely, quiet and comfortable, the buffet breakfasts offer plentiful choices, the staff, very attentive, but the roof top terrace - oh the rooftop terrace! From the roof we would start our mornings with coffee, and end up there in the evening with a bottle of wine. The hotel is located in the center of the old city, walking distance to all major sites, but is located on a quiet back street in a safe and vibrant area. The rooftop offered us a unique perspective of the entire city - impressively beautiful views in every direction! This is a great way to experience Istanbul, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is one of the best I have been. I was here with my aunt. The hotel is located ideally, a lot of sightseeing places, the big bazaar, but also cute nice restaurants. The hotel staff were lovely, they helped us out with everything we asked.

The hotel is gorgeous, nice light rooms, an awesome rooftop terras and absolutely delicious breakfast.

I am going to recommend this hotel to everyone who is going to Istanbul that I know.

Hope to see you soon Agora Life Hotel!!

  • Stayed November 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

I spend 4 terrific days in Istanbul with my niece. Agora Life Hotel made our trip just perfect. We had a nice and light room, with a good bathroom. Breakfast was very complete. They have a magnificent roofterrace with view over Istabul. We had our breakfast here every morning, but we also used it to relax and see Istanbul by night after a long day of sight seeing. The hotelmanager Kadir gave us a warm welcome, a lot of good suggestions and arranged a little party on national day for the guests to see the fireworks from the terrace. The hotel is within a few minutes walk to Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosk and the Grand Bazar. It is located in a quiet street and you do not here the mosk. There are also nice restaurants and hamam in the neighbourhood. The hotelowner and his staff are very friendly and will did everything to make our stay perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Agora Life Hotel
Address: Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No:6, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #48 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Agora Life Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this boutique hotel offers modern accommodation with free wireless internet access, free breakfast and a lovely rooftop terrace. In the heart of Sultanahmet, Agora Life Hotel offers an ideal location for guests who want easy access to Istanbul's most historic sites. Each of the rooms is tastefully decorated and has contemporary wooden floors. They feature LCD TV and laptop-size safeboxes. Thoughtful touches also include bathrobe, slippers and a work desk. Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is just 10 minutes' walk away. There are also excellent public transport links close to Agora Life Hotel, providing easy access to the rest of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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