Before booking our trip we had never heard of Agora. My husband and I were tempted to book the Hilton as we knew there would be a certain standard and we have also stayed in the Hilton chain before. Upon reading reviews for Agora my gut feeling was to go with this Hotel...I am so glad I followed that feeling! What lacks in other hotels was discovered in this; a personal touch. From the word go the hotel staff were amazing, upon arrival we were given drinks and Isa was extremely helpful. We were then greeted by Kadir who greeted us with a smile and was lovely throughout the whole stay. The breakfast staff were lovely and so friendly; we were there with our 5 month old son and they would hold him whilst we had breakfast and showed him so much love! Whenever we left the hotel or came back from our travels, the staff would rush to help us with the baby stroller. The room was lovely and cleaned every day, we asked for spare hangers and towels and they were given straight away. I asked Kadir for two bottles of water for my son's milk and they were provided every day. The view from the terrace was breathtaking! As soon as the lift doors opened, we were blown away by the view! The hotel is within a 5 minute walk of the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, it is on a small, quiet side street and there are plenty of shops nearby. Upon leaving I was given a gift from the hotel; a beautiful scarf. I was overwhelmed by the gift as no other hotel has ever given us a gift. Kadir and Isa came out to say good bye to us. I would highly recommend this hotel for the personal touches which made it so special and for the staff who were so affectionate! Istanbul is a beautiful place with beautiful people and after a long, tiring day of sight seeing, Agora is the place to be. If we ever go back to Istanbul, Agora Life will be the place to stay.
- 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
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