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Agora Life Hotel

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

The Agora Life Hotel is situated right in the heart of the old city of Istanbul. This charming Boutique Hotel offers modern and comfortable rooms, superb service with friendly staff, one of the most amazing views off the top floor terrace of the Hagia Sophia, the Golden Horn and Bosporus. The breakfast buffet offered a wide variety of Turkish and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in early January 2012. Agora Life is a quaint little boutique hotel in old town Istanbul (Sultanahmet) -- clean and comfortable rooms with beautiful views, super helpful staff, and a good breakfast buffet with variety (ask for their turkish coffee or black tea in the morning). Rooms tend to be somewhat small in size,... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

It was a great experience to visit Istanbul and our hotel choice was excellent as well. ıt was just in the middle of historical places, yet really silent area. Our room is really clean and practical. The breakfast was enormous, not like we got in europe -not just some jam and bread-fresh orange juice, eggs as you wish etc.. The... More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

I only stayed 4 days at Agora .from the first day to check out everything was super clean with great and professional service.The location of the hotel is very close to historical places and the modern part of the city. I will definately be back and recommend to all of my friends.

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

I stayed in Agora-Life for three nights in July. My travelling companions and I were looking for a place to stay in Istanbul after debarking from Crystal Serenity in Istanbul. We read reviews from various sites before proceeding to book at Agora-Life. Firstly, my friend had been to Istanbul before and as such advised that staying at Sultanahmet was a... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

I only had the privilege of staying at Agora Life one night, but will hopefully return in the future. Making reservations and communicating via email with Mr. Kadir Cikan was always timely and helpful. This made a very good first impression! Upon arrival to the hotel, we were greeted with a refreshing drink of choice, help with luggage and provided... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2012 via mobile

We arrived at Ataturk airport without any idea where to go. A sign with our name was there to greet us and a taxi took us to the airport.The hotel is in a perfect location for the main sights, the markets, tour companies and restaurants. The staff were very helpful. We didn't need a birthday cake so didn't get that... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We stopped in Istanbul after a trip to Tanzania and Kenya and decided on the Agora Life Hotel after reading TripAdvisor reviews. We stayed four nights in the St. Sophia suite, and the whole experience was wonderful. The room was impeccably clean and comfortable, with a living area, bedroom area, and updated bathroom (2 vessel sinks and a soaking tub!).... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed in Agora Life for 4 days and we really appreciated the service of the hotel: the owner and all the people are super kind, they offer you suggestions and help for every kind of need you can have (luggages, taxi, daily trips, etc.) The position is amazing to visit main monuments, 5 minutes walking distance from everything! Do... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Agora Life was everything and more of what we expected for our allocation in Istambul. Great location, the hotel is very clean, rooms are comfortable and well decorated, the service is very good and the view from the terrace is amazing. We rarely write reviews but Agora Life Hotel diserves it!

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this boutique hotel offers modern accommodation with free wireless internet access, free breakfast and a lovely rooftop terrace. In the heart of Sultanahmet, Agora Life Hotel offers an ideal location for guests who want easy access to Istanbul's most historic sites. Each of the rooms is tastefully decorated and has contemporary wooden floors. They feature LCD TV and laptop-size safeboxes. Thoughtful touches also include bathrobe, slippers and a work desk. Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is just 10 minutes' walk away. There are also excellent public transport links close to Agora Life Hotel, providing easy access to the rest of Istanbul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Agora Life Hotel

Address: Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No:6, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: €43 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Agora Life Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#22 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#32 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#33 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#43 Business Hotel in Istanbul
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“Rooms with a view on 3rd and 4th floors are amazing. One side has a view of the Bosphorus and the othe side has a view of Aya Sophia!”
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“ask for a room with a view”
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“Ask for the king with the Hagia Sofia view.”
 of 5 bubbles goldenfleese, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for 1st floor room with balcony (103&104); have breakfast at the rooftop terrace. Stunning view of the city.”
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“We were on the third floor, facing front. Few street noises. Sunny in the morning. Good closet space.”
 of 5 bubbles EllenC143, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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