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“BRILLANT AGORA LIFE”
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Agora Life Hotel
Ranked #55 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“BRILLANT AGORA LIFE”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Myself and some friends stayed at the Agora Life hotel for 3 nights and we all found it excellent we only wish we could have stayed longer. We were greeted by the hotel manager Kadir who was very friendly and accommodating as were all his staff,he showed us all the sites to visit and the trips we could go on which he would arrange for us if necessary. The hotel and rooms were very clean and tidy and the breakfasts were varied. The hotel is situated in a very good location near to the centre of Istanbul just a short walk away from most of the main attractions i.e. Blue Mosque, Grand bizarre, Spice Market and the bosporus. Overall I can highly recommend this hotel. Well Done.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I had a great time in Istanbul, in part because I stayed at this friendly, lovely little hotel!

I chose Agora Life because of positive reviews I had read, and so was not surprised to
find the hotel attractive, clean, comfortable, and well located. I soon found that the hotel
also had a friendly, experienced captain in Manager Kadir, who gave us valuable local and
cultural information, guidance in sightseeing and bookings, assistance in travel to/from the
airport...he and the staff make the hotel a happy place to come home to, explaining the
repeat customers I met while there!

As a traveller who likes to do a lot of sightseeing on foot, the Hotel is perfectly located in the
heart of the old city- so the Hagia Sophia (seen from my window!), the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Archeological Museum, the Cisterns, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market are all within walking distance (as was my favorite eatery, Medusa). The Tram is also close (and easy)
for quicker trips across Galata Bridge, to Dolmabahce Palace...

So- Istanbul is your oyster from the Agora, a friendly oasis in the heart of the old city.
Highly Recommended!

Room Tip: View of the Hagia Sophia!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Spent three nights at the Agora Life Hotel and had no complaints whatsoever. The welcome from Kadir was excellent and he explained in great detail all the places to visit and the best way to see them. The entire staff were very helpful and could not do enough for us during our stay. The hotel is situated very close to the blue mosque and the bazaar and the public transport system is good for getting to the harbour and spice bazaar. We stayed in the sophia suite and the view has to be the best view I have ever had from a hotel bedroom - it was incredible. The roof terrace is very good and once again has lovely views over Istanbul and the bosphoros river. Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone visiting Istanbul.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stayed for a long weekend, great hotel and would stay again. Fantastic location with lots around the hotel and easy walk to key attractions. Welcome at the hotel from Kadir was great, explained all city, what to do, went through it on a map over a tea. rooms a high standard and very clean. Highlight of the hotel for us was the roof terrace with the most amazing views over the river and city. Nothing was to much trouble at all and Kadir and the team where open in welcoming any feedback at all. Can highly recomend and would stay there again.
There are lots of nice places to eat so go and explore and also do not be afraid to use the public transport and explore the city on your own, you dont need to do trips etc. Thanks to the Kadir and team at the Agora life for a great weekend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The service at the reception when I arrived at the hotel was excellent (as it was throughout my stay). While I was checking into the hotel the person welcoming me gave me information about all the major attractions and a lot of other useful tips. Also, I was happy with the room I got. It was clean and nice. Neither could I have asked for a better location. The hotel is near Haghia Sofia, Blue mosque, Grand Bazaar etc. - literally within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I would recommend this hotel. It is wonderfully situated, clean, small, and gives a lot of personal attention to the guests.
The management is personable. and tries to please. The hotel is right across the street from a Hammam that is authentic, and gives wonderful service.
A few blocks away from the Grand Bazaar makes visiting the bazaar easy !
I would not hesitate to recommend tis hotel.

Room Tip: My room overlooked the Mosque, not the street, and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Milano Marittima, Italy
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I was looking forward to go Istanbul to see the history and the mixture of the culture. I didn't expect such a great hotel when me and my husband found it through internet. The staff welcomed us really nicely. They explained how to go all the historic places which take place just 5 mn walk from our hotel. The entrance of the hotel is very calm and nice decorated. The rooms are simple and comfortable and clean all the time. Other facility which is really important to me is the free internet all over the hotel. On top of these great details, the hotel has a fantastic view of Bosphorus and Hagia Sophia on the terrace. It was a really nice and relaxing holiday for us.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 1,150 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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