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  122 reviews
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Overview

Boutique Saint Sophia is an unique 4-star hotel with modern facilities and an empire architecture. Since 1856, it has been hosting guests in the centre of Istanbul.

Located just 10 minutes' walk from the center of Istanbul, close to Topkapi Palace. Taksim Park stands about 3.3 km from the venue.

The venue is located next to stores, a bazaar and boutiques in modern Istanbul.

It will take 20 minutes by car to get to Ataturk airport.

Rooms

Every soundproof room is fitted with climate control, a storage space and flat-screen TV. Guests can enjoy the garden views from the hotel. The hotel comprises 26 rooms, each one features a standard decoration.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is provided daily. The on-site 24-hour restaurant tempts guests with international dishes. The luxury café bar offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a terrace. The hotel lies just 100 meters from Amedros Cafe & Restaurant and Altinkupa.

Services

Car and bicycle rental services are also available.

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 14:00-23:59FREECheck-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
Serpent ColumnSerpent Column1600 ftHippodrome of Constantinople
Rustem Pasha Mosque Rustem Pasha Mosque 4300 ftHasircilar Carsisi Eminonu
Beyazit SquareBeyazit Square4100 ftOrdu Cad. Beyazit, Fatih
Galata BridgeGalata Bridge4300 ftGalata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Beyoglu
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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
Laleli MosqueLaleli Mosque1.2 miNext to the Laleli Tram Stop
Zeyrek Mosque Zeyrek Mosque 1.3 miZeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sk. Zeyrek, Fatih
Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) Galatasaray High School (Galatasaray Lisesi) 1.7 miIstiklal Caddesi
The Bosphorus Bridge The Bosphorus Bridge 1.8 miBosphorus
Taksim SquareTaksim Square2.0 miGumussuyu Mh. Beyoglu
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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
7.0
Very goodBased on  122  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
6.0
Dining
  • 6.6
    Good

    Great location if you are tourist(s) - in the very center of Old Town. Clean. Good value for money.

    If you are traveling by car, reaching the hotel is a nightmare and subject to a "old town car fee" (15 TRL). May be a little noisy as tram passes in front of the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location could not have been better--right next to the Hagia Sophia. A block or two from the palace and all its museums and very near the blue mosque. Also it was close to several good eating places. The free shuttle from the airport was very good and solved the problem of accessing the hotel. [It is hard to get to this location.] Hotel staff mainly attentive and helpful. [Beds changed every day, ac worked well, two keys were provided when we asked for them for example.]

    It is a very old building and the steps are uneven everywhere. Higher, shorter, often rough. Outside the access to the hotel is extremely bad. It is on a stiff slope with rough cobblestones and loose rock and dirt. You must either go uphill or down hill to the street. Nothing is level anywhere in the place. Also the bathroom is very small. But because of the location you can put up with a lot!!!!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We like location best. This is a very good hotel for those who come to Istanbul to see the city tourist attractions (near Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, near Bazar, etc.).The rooms are clean - a suggestrion: do not stay in triple room. Ask for a double and a single room instead! Waiters and the ladies who clean the rooms are more helpfull than the staf at the reception (with one or two exceptions).Recomand.

    Location, nice rooms.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The room are really badly isolated. I had the feeling the tram was going through my room all night long. Also I could hear the TV from the room next door.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    My best remembrances were of the staff - very friendly and accommodating at all levels.

    No dislikes. The only improvement might be internet telephone.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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. The hotel has a small number of rooms; few of them were interesting for us in terms of space; If you are booking the suite, you will enjoy if you could get it. Over all, we enjoyed the stay and we strongly recommend this hotel for families with children, it’s very homey and safe hotel with excellent location.

    small rooms.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location of the hotel is just surerb, near all main sightseeing. I enjoyed view of the Blue Mosque from the window.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The best attribute of the hotel is undoutedly its location, although a certain degree of traffic noise comes along with this. It may be considered relatively good value for money due to its location, but the hotel iand its rooms are quite dated and the service level, although friendly, is somewhat limited by the small number of staff. The breakfast service could certainly be improved upon.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location for this hotel is very nice. Close to St.Sophia and Sultan Ahment Mosque.

    Breakfast for this hotel is quite poor

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    perfect position, unbeatable value for money

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The staff is very polite and helpful. Clean and comfortable rooms and a good restaurant inside the hotel. The location of the hotel is magnificent, right next to Hayia Sofia and only 2 minutes walk to Sultanahmet square. Very good prices for such a hotel. I highly recommend it and I would like to stay there again in my next visit.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    I stay with my family 2 nights the first night my son fall down from the bed and get serious injury in his head I tried to call the reception at 2:30am but no answer then I take him to elevator to go down but the elevator has been switched off to save electricity we go by stairs and my son bleeding the blood every where when I reach the reception the employee was sleeping I ask him to call ambulance he said I don’t know the number?? What kind off hotel this ,,, I don’t recommend this hotel strongly

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Central location Friendly personnel Clean and tidy rooms

    Loud music from the café across the street till midnight. Maybe, a better windows sound insulation would do?

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very good location. Near Sant Sophia. Good and plesant staff. Hotel is small and comfort for staying. Very good to be with family with plans to see old city.

    Take into account: No guests are permited to visit you at this hotel in your room. We can meet in the hotel hall only. Breakfast is poor.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very close to famous attractions as hagia sofia,(next door), blue mosque, dining, transportation stops,tour starting points

    1)Lighting inside the room was bad as we could not read anything in the night and the visibility inside the room was too low during the night due to bad lighting. 2)FOR BREAKFAST AT THE RESTAURANT, NOBODY TO ATTEND THE GUESTS

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  122 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 14:00-23:59FREECheck-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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