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“Just a simple hotel to stay for couple nights”
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Santa Sophia Hotel
Ranked #579 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed May 11, 2010

I stayed in this hotel as per my friend's recommendation. The hotel was just a fit to its price. Nothing special, a comfortable bed, an OK bath. No proper wireless in the room, but was good in the lobby. Quiet most of the time. Hotel reception was just simple. Breakfast was not impressive, no fruit or cereals. The hotel probly needs more renovation, there are definetely better newly renovated hotels around that area.

Although the most convenient was its being around 5-10 mins walk to Cemberlitas, Grandbazaar, Sultanahmet, Topkapi..

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2009

Perfect located hotel, close near all touristic places, ( grand bazar, sulthanamet with blue mosque and hagia sophia is very near) close near tramway and even trainstation is not far. Clean rooms, good breakfast and very helpfull en friendly staff. Always there to help you when you have questions.
Nice rooms: big, good beds, nice bathroom and clean. I had nice vue, i could see the sea, what was an extra nice thing. Very recommenable hotel, when i come back i would stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled solo
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Thank obike
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

Great hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Everything we wanted to see was just around the corner.
We had a great time.
Heather Worsley

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank hbuxton
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Reviewed August 7, 2009

The hotel is clean and service was excellent.
the guys there are so friendly, cleaners are caring
Desk Manager is willing to help with lots of information

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank funmiyinka
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

Not very pleased with the hotel. The location is not as mentioned in the website map, it is located at a rundown area. Pieces were falling apart in the room. Triple room was basically a double with additional bed, making it cramped - but the price was 35% more than a double.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

It was good value for the package price we (six women) paid. Rooms were somewhat rundown - could do with a bit of attention. Repairing/replacing broken/old lampshades and other items and general updating would make a big improvement. Breakfast was boring - addition of some fresh fruit, choice of bread, and maybe some cereal would improve the situation. But the service was excellent. All the reception staff could not have been more helpful, especially Turan Yilmaz who went out of his way to help. If some improvements are made to updating the bedrooms and breakfast, we would recommend the hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank LeilaniPacker
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Reviewed May 24, 2009

Despite telephoning Yosef on reception and ordering a hotel transfer taxi to meet us at the airport on our arrival - none arrived and no apology. Blank looks all round and Yosef is not around. Refused room offered because of smallness and rubbish dump outlook, accepted second room because it was marginally bigger but with similar garbage dump, landfill outlook (see Photos). Breakfast was less than basic - tasteless cheese slices with bland, awful tasting cold dressings, no milk or cereal nor toast.
The walls are paper thin and the lift whilst being some distance away from our room, still sounded as though it was in there with us!! Dismal and Gothic without the ambience of Norman Bates behind the reception desk.
On the credit side, it was within walking distance of most of the sights and thankfully we were only there for three days.
Would I recommend this hotel? Only if I did'nt like you...
No Roofgarden views of the city, the door was blocked with three matresses and the staff said that it has'nt been available for years!! Still advertised on there website though.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Legbye
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Address: Tasdirek Cesme Sok No 20 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #579 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $24 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Sophia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Santa Sophia is in the heart of the historic center of Istanbul and many famous sights such as the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace are within walking distance.The hotel’s 40 guest rooms are simply, but comfortably furnished. Each room has a private bathroom, as well as satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and the restaurant is also open for dinner, serving international food as well as many Turkish dishes.The Santa Sophia is in a great location for public transportation around the city, with both tram and bus stops close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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