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Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel
Ranked #44 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Great little hotel in the middle of Sultanhamet, close to the most iconic attractions of Istanbul. The hotel is brand new, I think they opened in december 2013. Staff is friendly and very helpful.
We stayed in a deluxe room, it was a corner room facing Asia Sophia, wood floor, marble bathroom, all very clean. Bed linen were soft and scented. Breakfast is a little "experience" and it's served in the lobby.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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FIRAT Y, Director of Sales at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Istanbul.

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our hotel.

It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again at our hotel in your next visit to Istanbul.


Best Regards,

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Very small rooms and bland breakfast are different from what other reviewers raved about. Location is great, but can get that much cheaper and better accomodation. Walls are thin and a good night's sleep will depend on person in next-door room. English of staff was poor and made it difficult to communicate.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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FIRAT Y, Owner at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us
We are truly sorry to hear that we were not able to meet your expectations during your recent stay. We value every single comment and opinion of our valuable guests.
We hope you will give us another chance with a further visit in the future and let us provide you with the finest Turkish hospitality here at the Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

It was a wonderful stay wonderful service, smiling facces when u come in and out everything is near to u amazing stay delicious breakfast abit noisy, opening the curtain seeing haja Sophia at the side of our room amazing to tell u the truth

Room Tip: I advise the suite
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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FIRAT Y, Director of Sales at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Istanbul.

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our hotel.

It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again at our hotel in your next visit to Istanbul.


Best Regards,

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Not the most luxurious of hotels, but clearly one of the nicest renovated hotels close to the monuments and mosques. It is on the tram line that goes north across the river to the newer parts of Istanbul. Breakfasts are good, could use some variety if the guest was there for more than 2-3 days. Service is excellent. Free internet keeps you connected. Outside bar would be nice when the weather is good, but unusable when it is raining or cold. Value is fair, somewhat expensive, but not bad considering location.

Room Tip: They have one "suite" over the bar area, has it's own outside sitting area. Would be...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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FIRAT Y, Director of Sales at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Istanbul.

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our hotel.

It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again at our hotel in your next visit to Istanbul.


Best Regards,

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Nice new hotel right next to Haya Sofia. Location couldn't be better. You might get a room with more sunlight but facing the tram line or a bit darker one facing the other side. And the air conditioner might be a bit nosy. Still we slept just fine. Breakfasts were absolutely great! Seriously, if read all the other complains that breakfasts in Istanbul are poor, just pick this hotel and enjoy huge tasty breakfasts with fresh squeezed juices and nice service.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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FIRAT Y, Director of Sales at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear Asya,

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Istanbul.

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our hotel.

It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again at our hotel in your next visit to Istanbul.


Best Regards,

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Great boutique hotel. Delicious breakfast, personally made and served. Very friendly staff.
Opening the curtains in the morning we could almost touch the Agia Sophia. This hotel is both perfect for me as business travel, as for a holiday stay in Istanbul. This hotel is my first choice hotel in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Choose a corner room, so you have light and view to both sides. Ask for a room at the Agia Sophia si...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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FIRAT Y, Director of Sales at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear Lideke Van Rees Vellinga,

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Istanbul.

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our hotel.

It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again at our hotel in your next visit to Istanbul.


Best Regards,

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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

In the historical city centre is a modern boutique hotel. I liked the decoration, the service is very kind and helpful. Delicious full breakfast! Very comfortable bed and very good air conditioning system. I recommend it for anyone who prefers to stay in the part of the old city of Istanbul. I will go again definitely

Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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FIRAT Y, Director of Sales at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear Mr. Dimitris,

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Istanbul.

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our hotel.

It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again at our hotel in your next visit to Istanbul.


Best Regards,
Senay Durdu

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Address: Alemdar Cad. No 2, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#56 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#111 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £76 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Saint Sophia is situated in the premium location of Istanbul, surrounded by all the major historic and cultural sights in the heart of the old town, Sultanahmet, just next to the renowned Hagia Sophia (St.Sophia, AyaSofya) Museum. In this prime location, locals and visitors alike are offered the chance to experience Istanbul’s impressive history that spans the rise and fall of three of the world’s most famous empires: Byzantium, Roman, and Ottoman.In this city full of art and history, you are sure to enjoy spectacular historical landmarks, a plethora of museums, churches, and bazaars amidst the beautiful harmony of cultures and people from East to West.Our team is ready to look after your every need and please don’t hesitate to call on us if there is anything further we can do to enhance your stay. We are delighted you have chosen Boutique Saint Sophia and wish you a most enjoyable and memorable stay. ... more   less 
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