Ayasofya Hotel - Istanbul  3 stars

Kucukayasofya Mah Demirci Resit Sk No:28 28, Istanbul, Turkey  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Keenly Ottoman inspired, the Allstar Ayasofya Hotel of 52 rooms occupies a row of 19th century wooden houses. This is a classic Ottoman boutique hotel. All 52 rooms have brass beds. Enjoy a lavish breakfast served in a glass conservatory replete with chandeliers.

Verified Reviews:

  • Free shuttle service - Beautiful views - Very nice owner - Fabulous personal service
  • Free wi-fi - Cable tv (with bbc and cnn) - Air conditioning was not working - Street parking nearby
  • Location in sultanahmet - Room was spacious - Bathroom was clean - No evening restaurant
  • Calm street - Staff was very friendly - Good breakfast - Nice roof terrace
  • Friendly hotel - Close to everything - Rooms were clean - Highly recommended
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs available


The historical 3-star Ayasofya offers classic accommodation in a charming area of Istanbul. Since 1990, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Istanbul.

Located in Old City Sultanahmet district, 1.6km from The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews, Suleymaniye Mosque and Zeyrek Mosque. Catladi Kapi, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque are located just 50 meters from the venue.

The hotel is situated near a palace and a mosque.

10 minutes' walk to Kumkapı train station. 15 minutes by car from Ataturk airport.


The hotel offers 25 rooms. All of them feature a minibar, satellite TV, air conditioning, a mini-refrigerator and Wi-Fi. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower available in all guestrooms.


Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served from 07:30 to 10:30. The wine bar stocks wines to enjoy in a homelike atmosphere.


Guests can take advantage of a business center and internet connection and make use of room service, car rental and free transportation provided on-site.


Leisure facilities in Ayasofya include a rooftop terrace and a cocktail lounge.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   29.

City Center Istanbul - 1700 ft
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 8.3 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.1 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 2.5 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Aksaray - 1.4 mi, Emniyet-Fatih - 2.1 mi
Restaurants Tarihi Cesme Restaurant - 100 ft, Saray Restaurant Cafe (cuisine: Turkish) - 100 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Premium bedding
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone



from 13:00 - 00:00 hours


until 12:00 - 00:00 hours

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Bed type: Triple


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      Bed type: 1 Double and 1 Single bed or Quad


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        Ayasofya Economy Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed


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          Ayasofya LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • 1400 ft
          • Basilica Cistern
            2300 ft
          • Hagia Sophia
            2700 ft
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            1400 ft
          • Stadtmauer
            3300 ft
          Places of interest
          • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa
            400 ft
          • Mosquée Bleue
            1400 ft
          • 1400 ft
          • La colonne de Constantin
            1700 ft
          • Kumkapi Restaurants
            1700 ft
          • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
            1700 ft
          • 2000 ft
          • Le milliaire d'Or
            2000 ft
          • Petite Sainte Sophie
            2000 ft
          • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
            2300 ft
          • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
            2300 ft
          • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
            2700 ft
          • Saint Sophia
            2700 ft
          • La mosquée de Beyazit
            3000 ft
          • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
            3000 ft
          • La fontaine Ahmet III
            3000 ft
          • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
            3000 ft
          • L'aqueduc de Valens
            3300 ft
          • Gülhane-Park
            3300 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Suleymaniye Mosque
            5200 ft
            Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
          • Galata Bridge
            1.3 mi
          • Zeyrek Mosque
            1.4 mi
            Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Galata Tower
            1.5 mi
            Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
          • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi)
            1.6 mi

          Near the hotel

          • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
            1000 ft
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
            1000 ft
            At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Sultan Ahmet Cami
            1000 ft
            Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
          • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque
            1200 ft
            Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
          • Istanbul Photography Museum
            1400 ft
            Sehsuvar Bey Mah. Kadirga Liman Cad. No:60, Istanbul
          • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
            2900 ft
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Besiktas
            1500 ft

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant

            66% likes this, based on 224 reviews

            100 ft
            Kadirga Liman Cadessi

            Phone: 902125163580

          • Saray Restaurant Cafe

            74% likes this, based on 53 reviews
            Cuisine: Turkish

            100 ft
            Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Kadirga Liman Cad. No:166

            Phone: 0212 518 54 42

          • Reggae Cafe Shots Food

            77% likes this, based on 22 reviews
            Cuisine: International
            Price Range: USD 5 - USD 26

            100 ft
            Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Kadirda Limani Cad. No: 147/1

            Phone: +90 530 584 8714

          • Spectra Cafe Restaurant

            84% likes this, based on 66 reviews
            Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza & Pasta, International, Turkish

            200 ft
            Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No:2

            Phone: 00902125163546

          • Kasap Osman

            74% likes this, based on 87 reviews

            300 ft
            Hoca Pasa Mh

            Phone: 5193216

          Ayasofya Reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            Staff friendly and helpful. Hotel very central to main tourist sites, but generally not suitable for people with ambulatory limitations.

            The rooms are small and the shower/toilet is even smaller. There is no elevator and there is no swimming pool (both of which should be advertised). Pictures on the Internet are misleading.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            I liked Ayasofya because it was part of the local community in a very big fast city.I would come again understanding that it is a three star and as such is very good value.I will be telling friends and colleagues about my stay there.

            The breakfast could be more imaginative with some of the local seasonal fruit availabe form the local markets, eg wonderful figs were at the local market when I was there.Perhaps some of the locks on doors and other like facilities could be a little easier to use.The TV was very sporadic and my friend's airconditioner seemed less than friendly.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The room was very comfortable , the helpfull staff and the view from the roof top of the hotel.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The location is excellent, and the staff (especially Bülent) very attentive.

            The rooms are charming, but the bathrooms are frankly inadequate. Our shower was not enclosed, and there was no room to place anything in the bathroom. For the price, I expected slightly better installations.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            We spent our honeymoon in Istanbul and the Ayasofya was ideal place as it was so close. The owner Gaye had put flowers and wine in our room for us and the staff were very welcoming,

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The hotel staff at the reception was excellent, very professional and welcoming.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The hotel and rooms were very very clean and all staff were very helpful and friendly, including the reception responsible, who was always willing to provide information about anything I needed. The English of the reception responsible was also very good, which is quite important! The reason I picked this hotel was because it has a terrace, with a decent view of the water side (not perfect, but satisfactory). I was not disappointed! Although the terrace was not officially open we were able to go up and enjoy the view, and even order a drink up there. Overall, this hotel was very good value for money. I think one of the best dinners I had was the night I felt too tired to go out and ordered in - the food was perfect and although it was take-in (from a local restaurant), it was served to me by the hotel staff on plates, silverware, etc.! (Talk about pampering!)

            I was not able to have a smoking room (although I had selected this when I booked). However this was not necessarily a bad thing because I was able to smoke on the terrace! Also, I was not very fond of the fact that there is some uphill climbing when I ventured out in the morning (although of course downhill upon my return!) This can be alleviated though by taking a short taxi trip in the morning to the tram or to a nearby tourist attraction. Also I would have preferred being a little closer to more cafes and restaurants, although there were some in the area, I just would have preferred more within a shorter walking distance (on level ground!). Some reviews I had read stated the rooms were a bit small, this is true for the standard rooms (I did not see the deluxe or apartments) however this is made up for in cleanliness, comfortable beds, and good service.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            We stayed in one of the Ayasofya apartments. It was very comfortable for our family and had a great view of the sea.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Just few minutes walk away from Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, TopKapi and grand Bazar.

            Very old, very small and extremely loud. The bathrooms are connected so you can hear everything which is going on in the neighbour's bathroom. Terrible place. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The owner welcomed you and was always available to answer questions and give you sites to visit recommendations.

            The bathroom shower was small and hard to take a shower without getting the rest of the bathroom wet.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Ants in an apartment (rooms and apartments available)!!! Tiny rooms @95eur/night! Slance backstreet location! No fresh soap,caps, cumbs, etc in bathrooms! No cold water in fridge! Torn fresh towels in rooms! No lift to upstair rooms! Ac varely operating in rooms! This is a two star hotel maximum instead of the advertised four!

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Lovely old building beautifully renovated. Very friendly family run hotel. Beautiful location with stunning views and close to the ancient sights. Generous and varied breakfast.Interesting wine cellar and good value wines to drink. Overall a great place to stay and we wish we had booked for longer.

            A couple of very small niggles only. The pillows on the bed were not very good quality and made me sweat in the heat. The coffee at breakfast was Nescafe unless you pay extra. I realise this is common in Turkey, but for a "boutique" hotel it does not set the right tone.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The helpfulness of the owner and staff generally. Its closeness to major attractions.

            The hotel itself is fine but we were initially put into an annexe 200 yards away then another 100 yards away and eventually into the hotel itself. Both annexes were not of the standard we expected.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            I Loved the attention recived from the staff, specially the front door worker.

            The staff responsable for the restaurant service need to learn english.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Lovely atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very personal and happy. Good local advice provided. Nice central position, though a steep climb up a hill to reach main sites - beware those who like level walking! Good plentiful breakfast constantly refilled. Clean and tidy. Air conditioning worked well in bedroom and breakfast room (often not the case in hotels I've frequented, but essential for survival in Istanbul in July).

            Room very small - but we expected that so not a complaint. Room not cleaned two days in a row so we had to ask at the desk for this to be done when we returned late afternoon/early evening. They obliged, but it was a bit of a nuisance. Hotel hard to find initially - a detailed map would be good. A noisy family in the next room - not the hotel's fault, but not conducive to rest!

            • Average rating
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