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“first class cuisine, great escape from crowded Istambul” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ajia Hotel
Ranked #480 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“first class cuisine, great escape from crowded Istambul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

cons of the hotel was a bit tired furniture in the room, but everything else was superb!
the view of the Bosphorus, aqua di parma toileteries, location and especially restaurant was superb! we had the best lunch in Istambul down there. The room with a bosphorus view is a must!
the hotel also offers free shutlle-boat to european part of Istambul.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

After staying in a flat in the Beyoglu area for a week, we holed up at the Ajia for the last three days of our honeymoon. There was a slight mix-up with our room and the staff happily upgraded us to a large suite with high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the Bosphorus. I would recommend springing for a room with a view - that's the whole point of this location.

The Ajia has tasteful decor, luxurious bath products, friendly staff, on-demand boat service to Emirgan on the European side where taxis and buses can be taken to the Old City and tourist attractions, and an excellent restaurant.

Fair warning: the hotel is NOT close to the tourist sites of Istanbul, and it will take either time or money to get there, but if, like us, you have already seen the Sultanahmet/Taksim areas, it's a great choice for two or three days.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lancashire
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

We visited and stayed here for a friends wedding.

We only stayed one night but the hotel staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough to help. The rooms...amazing! The view was just stunning and all of it made for a gorgeous wedding venue.

I wold love to go back to stay again on holiday but maybe only for one night as you are quite removed from the city but its a nice little break away.

This hotel is real luxury and oozes style...highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kirsty83
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Nottingham, UK
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Arrived in a little boat from Emirgan Pier (complimentary service provided by the hotel) to this absolutely spectacular hotel on the Asian side of Istanbul, an old Ottoman yali converted into a luxury hotel. The exterior is old-world and charming, the interior sleek and modern. Spectacular views over the Bosphorus, We spent many hours watching boats and ships go up and down. The restaurant downstairs is amazing, great food beautifully presented and the service was very good.
We were there sans kids for a change and it was everything we'd hoped for and more. Peaceful and luxurious.
For sightseeing we would recommend taking a taxi to Uskudar and then the ferry across to Eminonu. The hotel offers a private boat transfer but pretty expensive.
The only slight negative was that the room temperature was centrally controlled and it was really very hot, when it was pretty cold outside!
Would love to go again.

Room Tip: Definitely select a room with a Bosphorus view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Enchanti
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california
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We loved this hotel, the location albeit far from the tourist sights of Istanbul is beautiful. The hotel was previously a private residence located right on the Bosphorous. You have unobtructed views of the water and the Euro side of the city. The hotel can set up a private water taxi to whisk you over to the European side, James Bond style! but don't take the water taxi without enjoying a delicious Turkish breakfast on the deck!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank paw2004
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Amman, Jordan
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Very elegant hotel I really like the decore and details, the room is beautiful with an amazing viewto the besphorous espacially at night with hot cup of tea.
The breakfast very delecious with all turkish delight.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amna M
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed at this wonderful chic boutique hotel for one night.

The views in the room were outstanding and the beds are extremely comfortable.

This hotel is worth the experience and is highly recommended.

The hotel is located on the Asian side, but it offers a private water taxi to the other side of the Bosporus.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Ajia Hotel
Address: Cubuklu Cad. Ahmet Rasim Pasa Yalisi No:27 Kanlica, Beykoz, Istanbul 34812, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #480 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ajia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A’jia Hotel awarded by the 2009 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence as “Most Excellent Charming Hotel” in Europe.A distinguished boutique Hotel, a’jia is a traditional Ottoman mansion that jewels the Asian shores of the Bosphorus. ... more   less 
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