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Boutique Saint Sophia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Well run boutique hotel----great welcoming and extremely helpful staff. Small room, but always clean. Great breakfast and they offer "Afternoon Tea." Our stay, despite being ill two days, was solid. The only bad moments were the noisy couple re-living theiur honeymoon every hour----they kept us up ALL NIGHT, they checked out so our last two days were calm and tranquil.

Where do I begin? Just off the bat I must say Boutique Saint Sophia is excellent on all accounts. I had emailed them prior to arriving to just re-confirm our reservation for my own peace of mind. They responded promptly and answered all my questions. My main concern was a shuttle transfer from the airport to them. Boutique Saint Sophia booked us a shuttle and just charged it to the room. Super easy, and one less thing for me to worry about when landing. We flew in from San Francisco and arrived around 5PM. Apparently, we were the last guests to check in so our original room was not available. They apologized and made it clear that if we were not happy with the room given they would easily upgrade us. It was a nice room, but not that one we had reserved. The next day we told the front desk we'd like to change rooms, and no questions asked they did. The interior of this establishment is very very nice. The front desk is nothing more than a staff member behind a desk who is eager to greet anyone who walks thru the doors, or down the stairs from the rooms. Eager to answer any question thrown at them and eager to recommend places to eat. I 100% recommend anyone looking to stay in the heart of Sultanahmet, near all the major landmarks, to stay here. And Oh yeah, did I mention that it is literally, right next to the Hagia Sophia. Waking up to that is amazing. Thank you again.

Stayed here over the wknd and was extremely pleased with the service of the staff. Made the trip very enjoyable and did not want to leave. Great location was a bonus as well as most of the main sites are close by.

You realize this hotel as perfect when u see it is very close to the most famous historical tourist attractions of the city. Besides the location, the hotel provides very good service and very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms are clean and modern. In sum, you can experience a pleasant stay in Istanbul in Saint Sophia hotel.

When I opened the drapes of my smartly designed room, I was astounded to be looking up at the Hagia Sophia! It was my nextdoor neighbor! The great bed, "pillow menu" of pillows and nice sheets made sleep easy, at least until the pre-dawn Call to Prayer, which is broadcast from every minaret! The big Turkish breakfast lasted me through touring until mid-afternoons. I found the nearby tram was a great gateway to Istanbul's very good transit system, which is good, because the complicated streets of the old historic neighborhood make taxis to/from the hotel slightly obscure. The staff spoke English and everyone was friendly and helpful. This is a wonderful hotel for a visit to Istanbul.

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HOTEL Perfect location,I like the room with a great view to HAGIA SOPHIA, but the most that I like was the wonderful and friendly Staff I just loved them VERY RECOMMENDED!

The Hotel staff is very friendly. Perfect for a sightseeing tour. We stayed a couple of days and the staff was very friendly and warm. The furniture could be renewed but otherwise a good hotel. The bar has no alcohol but fine fruit cocktails (alcohol is forbidden near holy sites).

3 fantastic things about this hotel. 1. The location - you will find blue mosque, aya Sofia, cistern just about 2 minutes away on foot. 2. The staff - all of the staff were friendly and you can feel they genuinely want to help you. If you have any questions, just go and ask them. They will go out of their way to help you. 3. Breakfast - this was what blew me away. We thought it was a simple breakfast with bread cereal milk and honey on the table. But a waiter will come and ask how you'd like your eggs and whether you'd like coffee or tea. Soon he will bring assortment of fresh vegetables, nuts, bread, spreads, cheese with your eggs. My scrambled egg was on point. The room was not the fanciest I've stayed, but good value for money. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

We were a family of 8 who stayed here for 4 nights. Could not have asked for a better hotel. The decor was very slick and very close to all the sites. Our room was facing directly behind the hagia sophia. The beds and quilt in the rooms were very comfortable and a very good size. The staff were exceptional from the minute we arrived. Nothing was ever too much trouble and every request was fulfilled with a smile. Credit to the staff. Breakfast was wonderful and served again by friendly and polite staff. I cannot fault the hotel in any way and it made our stay in Istanbul perfect. However, be aware cars cannot park directly outside so you will have to walk 1 minute to the hotel. Someone was there to meet us and help with luggage. Don't hesitate to book this will not regret it. Thank you boutique saint sophia.

We had a great time at Boutique saint Sophia, very nice personnel who was eager to help us with everything and gave us great Tipps. Nice breakfast also with lots of Turkish specialities to try. Would definitely come back here again.

Alemdar Cad. 2 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old City, Boutique Saint Sophia is next to popular attractions like Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. This 26-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Hippodrome.


Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Boutique Saint Sophia's 26 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2013, Boutique Saint Sophia offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and free newspapers. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for TRY 125 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room (Grand)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Single Room

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Single Room (Grand)

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 346 reviews