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“Charming small hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel

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Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel
Ranked #46 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Charming small hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

No fake Anatolian antiques! Modern, simple and tasteful,decoration. The rooms are big enough, elegant and spotless clean. Although it is located behind Ayasofia it is quiet and with a beautiful terrace for breakfast and drinks. At morning we awoke at the sound of a harp playing in the patio, beautiful! The staff is very helpful and kind. Some unexpected interruptions in room service and restaurant should be corrected.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Patricia D
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in July I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed the location as well as the room décor and the service from all the team here. It will be my pleasure to share your review with everyone here .
Of course we have some points to improve, we are all working on these.
I do hope to welcome you back to Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is small, clean, modern, and Very close of Saint Sophie (20 meters). It is ideal for resting after visits to near Big Bazar (10 minutes walking), The Cisterne (1 minute) ,Blue Mosque (2 minutes), or the several mágic places of the históric área where the hotel is situated.
The Turkish breakfast...nice...but I prefer the spanish ;)
At 2 minutes you can take The tram which goes to The Galata Bridge (a lot of restaurants for visitors) and Galata Tower, an old tower where you can see the infinit landscape of Istambul and Two continents!!!!
Resume: A wonderful hotel in a wonderful city with wonderful people. The best location where I have been ever.

PS: The first call to pray for muslim people is too early and too long...but is part of the sensations that Istambul is unique. Enjoy it ;)

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nachosolana2015
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in June. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the location of the Hotel and had a memorable experience.
We look forward to welcoming you again during your future trips to Istanbul...

Kind Regards,
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

The Boutique St Sophia Hotel is exactly as its name says, Boutique in every way. From the staff to the soap it was just fantastic. The staff were amazing, always professional and ready to assist you with a smile on their faces. The rooms were lovely with really great linen and super comfy beds that await you after a long day of haggling and sightseeing. They knew it was our anniversary and went the extra mile to make our stay special. Thank you Boutique St Sophia for making our stay so memorable!!

Room Tip: Not sure about the other rooms but our room was on the Road and it wasn't noisy at all. It is no...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Melanie N
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in Jun.
It's a great pleasure to read that you had a lovely time with us and enjoyed your room, as well as the friendliness of the staff.I have passed on your kind words to my great team who always try their best to meet our guests expectations. I am happy that you chose our property to celebrate your special anniversary and enjoyed our services.
I hope you come back and visit us again very soon...
Kind Regards,
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Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Rather than repeating all the kudos already showered on this lovely hotel, let me just point out the two most outstanding points. The location is probably the best in the Sultanemet...at the top of the town, no hills in the heat, right next door to everything.
A lot of other hotels claim to be 'steps away' or 'right beside' various sites, and look it, on a map, but are, in fact down the incline of a steep hill and require a lot of hiking. Also, the quaint little streets they are on are, indeed, full of restaurants and shops....and each one has a guy standing out front, hustling you to come in and eat or buy or just look at something, anything...so getting around is like running a gauntlet!
Not so, here. Just saying.
Location is one thing...but the service also sets this place apart. They simply cannot do enough for you, in a kind, professional way. Makes a big difference from the usual Istanbul-style you will become familiar with as you go about your explorations.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank tgtoronto
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 18 October 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in June. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and you were happy with Hotel's location as well as the service.
We hope you come back and visit us again very soon...

Kind Regards,
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We just came back from spending 2 nights at this fab Boutique hotel. This is an exceptional hotel, in a great uniqe setting. The hotel itself is very well run, and provides fantastic hospitality full of nice touches that make you feel appreciated. The rooms whilist not huge are adequte and well designed. The location is ideal for exploring the area and the rest of Istanbul. I certaily would go back to the hotel and would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ali Z
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 18 October 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in June. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am also delighted that you enjoyed hotel's locaton and find our hotel exceptional and modern. Thank you for your kind words about the service and staff which I have passed to everyone and thank you also for your recommendation.
I do hope that you will return on a future visit and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Kind Regards,
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Individual service as it should be! Great hospitality! Usually I prefer to open new place for staying when return, but I certainly will stay again in Boutique St Sophia Hotel next time in Istanbul. Such disadvantages like water being effluent out of the shower tray to the floor are minor vs great design, excellent location, staff advertency, and a lot of small pleasant moments, you'll discover while staying here (like live harp music on breakfast, bvlgari accessories set, "birds trill" at opening of doors, DND funny switch instead of common tag etc). I had everything to feel myself as a VIP person for 3 days with "everything you want" attitude

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank OlgaKr
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in June.
We are delighted to see your comments about our perfect amenities, and we are extremely thankful to read that our team was able to exceed your expectations. We hope you come back and visit us again very soon...

Kind Regards,
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alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The service was fabulous and each staff member was extraordinarily kind. I was traveling with my 89 year old father and they were gracious and helpful and considerate to him everyday. The breakfast was excellent and set the tone for peaceful day with the fabulous, fresh fruits (the finest fresh OJ I have ever had) and vegetables, and beautiful harp playing in the background. The wifi was superb. The grounds are impeccably kept and the room was pristine. There is only one thing that I would change and that is the privacy level of the bathroom. The bathroom (beautiful glass and marble design) is comfortable and functional, but the only thing separating it from the room is smoky glass through which you can definitely see - a bit awkward when not traveling with an intimate companion. Apart from that, I cannot wait to return. The location is superb with easy walking access to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern (exit is across the street), the tram to Eminonu for a ferry trip on the Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace, etc. This location enabled us to go to a 1-2 sites at a time and return for a rest in the peaceful courtyard before embarking on another visit. I will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank queennur
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Senay D, General Manager at Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Boutique Saint Sophia Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in May 2014 and for recommending us to other travelers.
I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and you were happy with Hotel's location, the breakfast as well as the service.

We hope you come back and visit us again very soon...

Best Regards
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Property: Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel
Address: Alemdar Cad. No 2, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number:
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#37 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#57 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#112 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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