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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Very good staff,clean rooms and very near to metro station and old bazaar.

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Bucharest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

I will mention first the hotel location, 5min walking from any direction! Clean and ventilated rooms, old towels, smal bath, comfortable beeds. Services are good, staff friendly for a small tip, helped us to park right in front of the hotel (a miracle in Istanbul). Breakfast, simple but fresh! We were a large group so rest of details not important,... More 

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Guildford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

we were also lured by its decent reviews on tripadvisor. however our actual experience was only a tad better than horrible. Hot room with no ventilation; when u try to open the window the handle breaks and the noise from the road down below is so horrible that you cannot sleep; could not even arrange for a table fan; no... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

The Santa Sophia is the worst hotel I've stayed in. My room is so small I have to walk sideways to get between the bed and the table. The wireless keeps going off. The waste water from rooms above me goes right through a pipe in the wall of my room and it is very noisy. The walls are so... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

This hotel is right in the heart of Sultanahmet (5 mins from Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Grand Bazaar). Breakfast is great. Very reasonable price. The staff are some of the sweetest and kindest people you'll meet in Istanbul! If you end up staying here, be sure to talk to Turan (great communication skills and very knowledgeable), Birol (very nice... More 

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South Portland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We stayed there 4 nights on the first run and a return of 2 more nights. Onder and Loman at the front desk are AWESOME--transport to and from airport. SOOOOOOOO reasonable, fabulous breakfast, nice side street, easy walking to all the key attractions, including Grand Bazaar and on tram line, one block away. Clean rooms, wonderful breakfast too. helpful staff,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

except for the room we've had by chance, whose sight included both the quiet underlying square and a lovely slice of sea, and for the staff, who is very much caring and efficient, all the rest was not that impressive: good central position in Sultanahmet- as many, thin walls enabling noises from wherever, standard breakfast with no yogurt at all... More 

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Kiev
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

This hotel is so nice! At first we booked another hotel, but it was in reality it was terribre and we decided to change it. The free room was in Santa Sophia. The place in the center of Istanbul, good prices, clean and very nice room, sea view, delicious breakfast, careful staff. We spent a very good time there.

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Debrecen, Hungary
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2011

It was great to stay in this hotel. The location is simply perfect, it is in the heart of the Sultanahmed, which is home of many toursitic places. It has a great atmosphere with a friendly and helpful staff. I am looking forward to spend some days tere again. Thank you very much.

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Debrecen, Hungary
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2011

during stay in santa sophia , it is best thing , very near for best place area and so helpless staff and so clean hotel ,,, i loved it ,,, and i am looking forward to go there again ,, thank you guys :)

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Santa Sophia is in the heart of the historic center of Istanbul and many famous sights such as the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace are within walking distance.The hotel’s 40 guest rooms are simply, but comfortably furnished. Each room has a private bathroom, as well as satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and the restaurant is also open for dinner, serving international food as well as many Turkish dishes.The Santa Sophia is in a great location for public transportation around the city, with both tram and bus stops close to the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Sophia Hotel

Address: Tasdirek Cesme Sok No 20 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: €27 - €66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Sophia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“central location to grandbazar and rail.”
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