$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 6, 2015 Check-out: May 7, 2015

Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
View map of Cagaloglu Hamam Sok. No 6 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34110

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
40 reviews
secure and welcomed in Istanbul

I usually travel with my husband, but on this occasion travel for a meeting gave me a couple of... See full review

  • Eileen D.
  • Feb 15, 2015
Great to be there

This is our second visit to the hotel and it won't be the last. It is great to stay there. See full review

  • Totry
  • Feb 4, 2015
Just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this boutique hotel offers modern accommodation with free wireless internet access. It has a rooftop terrace and offers a buffet breakfast. In the heart of Sultanahmet, Agora Life Hotel offers an ideal location for guests who want easy access to Istanbul's most historic sites. Agora Life Hotel is 17 kilometers far from Ataturk Airport which can be reached by metro and tram line passes the area

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Agora Life Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Dopuble Room
Deluxe Double Room with sea view offers one queen bed includes Air conditioning, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone.
Double Room
Double Room with one queen or two single bed includes Air conditioning, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone.
Executive Suite
Executive Suite rooms are located on top with view of the Bosphorus, Saint Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Basilica Cistern: 0.1 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.3 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.3 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.3 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.4 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.5 mi
  • Tünel: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.1 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.3 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.3 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.3 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.4 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.5 mi
  • Tünel: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.8 mi
  • Miniaturk: 0.8 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.1 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.4 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.6 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.1 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.2 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.3 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.3 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.4 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.4 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.4 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.3 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.3 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.6 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.6 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.6 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.5 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 6.9 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.4 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 7.9 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.8 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Agora Life Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 40
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Agora Life Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eileen D.
Business
N/A
Feb 15, 2015

secure and welcomed in Istanbul

I usually travel with my husband, but on this occasion travel for a meeting gave me a couple of days in the old part of Istanbul as a woman alone. Feeling more vulnerable than usual in an unfamiliar city (especially one in which groups of men seem to run the restaurants and shops and be the largest presence on the streets), I particularly appreciated the courteous welcome I was given at the hotel desk. The fact that the staff quickly came to recognize me made me feel more secure. They always seemed pleased to help me -- lending me a plug adapter for my laptop when I'd forgotten mine at home, giving me an umbrella when it was raining, and so forth. Being alone intensified my appreciation, but the practical details of the room (clean, comfortable) and its location (superb as a tourist base!) were already enough to make me decide that, when I persuade my husband to come with me next time, we will want to stay there again. (The breakfasts were good, too.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Agora Life Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Totry
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Great to be there

This is our second visit to the hotel and it won't be the last. It is great to stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Puddin Tang
Business
Washington, DC
Nov 19, 2014

Great location & view, helpful staff

Agora Life Hotel was serviceable. If you're going to spend most of your time out in the city, it's a fine place to sleep. It's in a great location, close to the Grand Bazaar, Ayasofya, and The Blue Mosque. The view from the terrace was wonderful. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. There were a few issues with cleanliness: one pillow and parts of the shower had visible black mildew. Otherwise, not a bad place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ChrisMB
Business
Hertfordshire, England
May 23, 2014

Fabulous exotic city

We have just returned (May 2014) from a short trip to Istanbul and stayed at this Hotel which I researched extensively beforehand. The Manager was polite, friendly and very helpful and gave us a city map and pinpointed the hotel and all the top attractions. This hotel is in a quiet street very near to Basilica Cistern which is fantastic, and within ten minutes’ walk of the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the ferry terminal. The rooftop view is amazing with Hagia Sophia to your right and straight ahead The Golden Horn and its boats. You can take your breakfast up to the terrace on a tray and just sit and enjoy the view. Our room was spacious, clean and had tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary water and fruit. The bathroom had a shower only and not a bath, loo, basin, toiletries, plenty of toilet rolls and fresh towels. There was a room safe and a fridge so really everything you could want. Taxis don't seem to know the Hotel exists and the road outside is car free. A lovely 4* Hotel in a central location in a wonderful city. Definitely coming back to Istanbul and this Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

For a brief trip to Asia get the car ferry from Eminonu to Harem in Asia. 3TL and a 20 minute journey. If you contact the Florence Nightingale Museum at least 48 hours in advance they will show you around. The barracks dominate the skyline and this is where she treated the wounded soldiers of the Crimean War. Great views of the Old City from The Golden Horn and Bosphorus.

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Review of Agora Life Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anu S.
Business
USA
Feb 19, 2014

Excellent Hospitality/Location, Slightly hard to locate

Very happy with the Stay, Helpful staff, close to all the attractions and shopping/eating places

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Agora Life Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kate RN
Business
New York
Feb 19, 2014

Perfect Staff and great location!

The best part about this hotel is the staff. They were all extremely helpful and friendly! I can't think of enough good things to say about how nice everyone was. This hotel has a great location within walking of distance of all the old town sites. The only problem is that cabs never seem to realize where it is, but once you know, it's a great place. The breakfast is lovely, the rooms are clean and the view from the roof was fantastic! When I go back to Istanbul, I'm staying here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the tram when you can. It's only 3 Turkish lira and a fun way to get around the city.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LuisitoM
Business
Houston
Feb 17, 2014

Hotel

Nice location, if probably would stay there again. One thing, staff outstanding customer service, no doubt.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Hotel in the middle of everything. Great location to everything.

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Review of Agora Life Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Totry
Business
Haifa, Israel
Jan 14, 2014

Just perfect

This was the most enjoyable place I have been to. The location is perfect and the staff were extraordinary nice. I highly recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vincent J. I.
Business
Canada
Jan 12, 2014

This is the place

If you're looking for any or all of the following in a boutique-style hotel, the Agora is definitely the place to stay in Istanbul: economy, close to the sites of the Sultanahmet and other historic locations, very helpful, friendly and efficient staff (literally everyone from the manager on down), great buffet breakfast that will hold you the whole day, and all managers with good levels of English. Everyone in this hotel makes you feel at home. Located in a quiet/secluded spot of the Old City.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

One of the principal advantages of the Agora Hotel is its secluded location yet proximity to some of the most historically significant sites of the former Ottoman Empire. Also, just a short tram ride to the various cruise vessels available for visiting one of the most strategic/famous water-ways in the world: the Bosphorous--dividing the continents of Europe and Asia.

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Review of Agora Life Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Zahid
Business
Milton, Canada
Dec 2, 2013

Perfect for family

Excellent location. Staff very cooperative. Breakfast good with lot of variety. Only little attention needs for room comfort. One more chair and table in the room can make it more comfortable. Overall good experience to stay in Agora life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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