Boutique Saint Sophia - Istanbul

ex. Saint Sophia Hotel Istanbul

Alemdar Cad No 2, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122show map
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Highlights
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Very goodBased on  91 reviews
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Overview

The comfortable Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel is a decent example of a 4-star hotel in Istanbul. Since 1856 the hotel has been offering accommodation in a 4-story building with Ottoman architecture and furnishings.

The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, 19 km away from National Museum and 4.3 km from Cagaloglu. A 10-minute walk to the center of Istanbul.

There are boutiques, shops and a bazaar within a quick reach of the hotel.

5 minutes' walk to Sultanahmet Tram train station. There is Ataturk airport at a 15 km distance.

Rooms

Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel offers 26 elegant rooms with marble bathrooms. They are equipped with a dishwasher and a stove.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Offering a variety of dishes, Amedros Cafe & Restaurant and Altinkupa are about 100 meters away.

Services

A cash machine, an elevator and a news stand along with a business centre and a copier are also at guests' disposal.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 0 per hour

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Basilica CisternBasilica Cistern400 ft
Blue MosqueBlue Mosque1400 ft
Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace1700 ft
Sultanahmet Tram StationSultanahmet Tram Station700 ft
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar2700 ft
Archäologisches MuseumArchäologisches Museum1000 ft
Media MuseumMedia Museum1000 ft
Gülhane-ParkGülhane-Park1400 ft
Gulhane ParkGulhane Park1700 ft
Hagia Sophia Museum \/ Church (Ayasofya)Hagia Sophia Museum \/ Church (Ayasofya)500 ftAyasofya Square, Sultanahmet
Basilica Cistern Basilica Cistern 300 ftAlemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
Historic Areas of IstanbulHistoric Areas of Istanbul400 ft
Caferaga Medresesi Caferaga Medresesi 300 ftCaferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5
Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami 400 ftCankurtaran Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydani, No:2 Fatih
Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes 500 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor :3 Sultanahmet
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Matbah Ottoman Palace CuisineMatbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine200 ftCaferiye Sokak No 6/1
Amedros Cafe & RestaurantAmedros Cafe & Restaurant600 ftDivanyolu Cad Hoca Rustem Sok No / 7
Green Corner Cafe & RestaurantGreen Corner Cafe & Restaurant100 ftAlemdar Cad. Caferiye Sok. No:12
Sedef Bufe CafeteriaSedef Bufe Cafeteria100 ftSultanahmet
Alemdar RestaurantAlemdar Restaurant200 ftAlemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. No. 5 D 2 Sultanahmet
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Suleymaniye MosqueSuleymaniye Mosque4600 ft
Galata TowerGalata Tower1.9 mi
Haydarpasa Train StationHaydarpasa Train Station2.2 mi
Istanbul Congress CenterIstanbul Congress Center2.7 mi
Istanbul Convention & Exhibition CentreIstanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre2.7 mi
Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace2.4 mi
Kariye MuseumKariye Museum2.5 mi
Talimhane TiyatrosuTalimhane Tiyatrosu2.7 mi
TaksimTaksim1.9 mi
Les Arts Turcs ToursLes Arts Turcs Tours500 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Sultanahmet
Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih 500 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor:3 Sultanahmet
Hippodrome (At Meydani)Hippodrome (At Meydani)600 ftBetween Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking Workshop Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking Workshop 600 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor:3 Sultanahmet
The Pudding ShopThe Pudding Shop600 ftDivanyolu No: 6 Sultanahmet
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.7 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)18.9 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station1000 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station2000 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.4 mi
Sishane Metro Station-Istiklal Street Exit1.4 mi
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  91  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
6.0
Dining
  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Nothing. Rude staff, shabby hotel.

    the hotel recpetion wanted cash upfront and did not want to use credit card, he was very rude when i said this was not standard practice. Bathroom was really old with stained glass. Will never stay here again.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Hotel staff are very helpful and friendly at reception. The central location is perfect for sight seeing and the tram is on the door step which makes travel around the city very easy. This hotel is all about location.

    The hotel is aged and could be doing with some money being spent on repair to bring up to a standard. Breakfast very basic and the same every day. Cleaners have no respect for do not disturb signs and continue making lots of noise. 10 oclock is when breakfast is finished and as far as house keeping is concerned everyone should be out of the hotel.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location. Nice homely feeling, human scale. Good wifi.

    Breakfast a bit simple. Hotel saves on wrong items, no slippers in the room, only one bar of soap in room for two persons and no new one.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location and helpful staff

    A bit noisy - right next to tramway

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    excellent location

    cleanliness is poor: 1-water cattle is dirty, 2-jacuzzi is dirty, 3-bathroom floor gets full of water during shower, since the drainage is located at bathroom corner, 4- lobby & restaurant furniture is very old and dirty needs upgrade

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the best location I could imagine, magnificent view from balcony, nice suite room with jacuzzi

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The hotel is in the city centre but the room ano not clean an not nice at the same of the high price... The staff are very inhospital and they are lier becouse the parking of the hotel do not exist. I would not raccomend this hotel to anyone.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very good location

    A lot of noice from outside (it's near tram line). Very bad bathroom equipment - always water on the floor.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It is near all historic monuments,tram,Bosfor

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent location, very helpful and friendly staff, fresh breakfast with limited verities, safe family atmosphere. Free internet high-speed service is excellent, but you can only enjoy in in your room, don’t expect the nice and conformable lobby.

    I booked a suite but unfortunately I couldn’t get it before 2 nights, the reason was a mistake in the booking system allowed bauble booking on the rooms. In return, the hotel management offered to us a complementary dinner for that mistake (it was mentioned in my booking confirmation that there will be a free dinned after Nov. 15th and I was staying up to the 17th , what they did is they gave it a bit earlier) and it was a good dinner.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    great location+++. Building condition and bed comfort fair. Good breakfast.Noisy area.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I liked first of all the location. The hotel staff were friendly and helpfull. The open terrace in front of the hotel was excelent.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location is amazing right next to hagia sophia, the cistern, toptaki palace, and the blue mosque. Sultanahmet station is pretty close as well, so you can either walk aroud everywhere, or take the "subway", bus, taxi. restaurants, souvenirs is everywhere. the Staff is friendly and helpful. I wish we had stayed for more nights in that hotel

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent location, in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet quarter, within easy walking distance of Saint Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace and other highlights of this ancient city.

    We had to ask for a change of room as the fire exit was not secure on the first room and again as the 2nd room was on the front of the hotel and picking up a lot of noise from the street. The staff changed our room with no problems and no additional charge.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Small, quirky, hotel feels like home. Perfect central location. Friendly staff. Good wifi.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  91 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEOne child3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.7 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)18.9 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station1000 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station2000 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.4 mi
Sishane Metro Station-Istiklal Street Exit1.4 mi
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