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Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi Demirci Resit Sokak No: 28 Sultanahmet - Istanbul

Price starting from 38.99

Unwind with down comforters in the guest rooms at Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class which also offers a rooftop terrace and free breakfast rendering this family-friendly Istanbul hotel located in the area of Sultanahmet a good choice.

This 3-star Sultanahmet, Istanbulhotel offers massage/treatment rooms, free Wi-Fi and dry cleaning/laundry. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find barbecue grills and 24-hour room service. Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge.

Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out. This hotel has a business center. Catch up with all the local news and weather in the lobby, where you will find complimentary newspapers and a TV, as well as fresh coffee and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities include an area shuttle, concierge services, laundry facilities and a computer station.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.3 Fair
Based on 12 hotel reviews © 2015

The first night we were accomodated in a tiny room with two separate single beds, ...

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Breakfast at Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class

  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Massages
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 8 AM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 30.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official Turkey Classification provided by Turkey Ministry of Tourism
Turkey Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.










Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

the suite on 3rd floor is worth the price, with a spacious terrace and a view over the See of Marmara. The hotel staff is very welcoming and helpful. Overall a great place for staying in the neighbourhood of Blue Mosk and Topkapi.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

Pros: Friendly staff, clean, quiet, good location, fresh opened hotel. Cons: - Weak breakfast (colored water instead of juices), - Cigarette smell because smoking outside next to the door of room for breakfast, definitely smaller room as on the picture (suite which had the size of a Türkish standars double), - Weak explanation of the origin of the differencies between the picture and the reality (we have different room categories than Venere). - At room cleaning our belongings were moved into the drawers.

5.1 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

chambres exiguës salle de bains wc inclus 1.5 m2 inadaptées petit dejeuner trés pauvre

  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

First of all.. I must say that this Hotel is by far one of the worst hotels we've stayed in all europe. We are a young couple that travel around europe quite often and we dont ask much from a hotel. Only 2 things. 1. its quiet and 2. clean. This hotel had the clean part ok. but... If we the noise! its incredibly noisy! The first night we stayed at the bottom room... we slept probably 2 hours... we could hear everything. For example... the night reception person was on the computer.. we could hear his typing on the key boards! we could here his clicking on the internet! we could here the people in the next room go to the bathroom! and it got worst.. suddenly.. around 2 pm.. this huge noise started... and it was a banging for every half hour.. apparently it was something to do with the furnace. Oh.. and the bed! horrible.. it made this loud noise every single time i turned around.. and i could here the bed in the next room squeak soo loud! the next morning we complained and they moved us to the 2nd floor.. again. that night... same thing.. the noise the bed everything!!!!! we always travel on a budget and we where seriously considering going to look for another hotel even if it meant loosing our money. The last night they put us on the suite.. which again.. it was nice but.. honestly... it was so not worth the 3 days of no sleep. The suite was a bit quieter but the bed was still squeaking so loud that i woke up my wife even if i went to the bathroom.... so... please... dont go here if you are thinking of having a good night sleep!!! i would never ever stay here.. I'm problably better off in a hostel....

4.8 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very close to the Sultanhamet tourist sites. And cheap. However the trade-off is the tiny rooms and wafer thin walls that allow you to hear what you neighbour had for breakfast.

6.1 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We booked a triple room for three nights at the hotel. After almost 10hrs on the bus, the initial arrival at the hotel was rather disappointing - the reception staff was extremely nice and helpful (even carried our bags for app. 3m to a room opposite the reception desk) but the room was right next to the reception area/ guest lounge which was noisy and smoky. The receptionist indicating that we could have dinner in the hotel and then trying to send us to some fish restaurant near the waterfront (“a shuttle will drop you off”) (unsurprisingly, as it turns out later, the guy earns a little on the side by recommending restaurants, carpet shops and taxis etc.) didn’t help the first general bad impression. The room itself was far too small for 3 beds, the bathroom tiny, the minibar empty; everything seemed rather makeshift. We complained and got promised a better room for the next night, which did happen, but only after repeated complaining and talking to the manager the next day - reception staff seemed rather surprised that we were serious about shifting rooms, the previous night’s promise had only been made to pacify). In the end we got moved to a self-contained flat about 3min walk from the hotel, which was fabulous, quiet, spacious and we got it for the initial price we had agreed to on the internet. After that everything looked better! Two of us even stayed for some more nights and got a nice, decent size room on the first floor. Despite the initial troubles, we liked the hotel and would stay again. Staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was lovely, the rooms were clean. So an overall good experience, if you stay away from rooms on the ground floor and/ or if you look only for double and single rooms.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Finland

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

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8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.4 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Egypt

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class, offering 29 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 21-inch LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Sultanahmet visit.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding and down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Minibars and complimentary bottled water are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class

By car
From the Ataturk International airport, proceed on the Kennedy street along the seaside. Turn right at the Brown Sultanahmet Sign (after Kumpkapi and the Fish Markets) proceed straight ahead over
Kucukayasofya. Turn left and then right at childrens playground and left - You will see the Ayasofya Hotel Sign.

By train
Sirkeci Train station - take the tramway to Sultanahmet Tram Station.

By airplane
Ataturk airport - take shuttle bus taxi or private transfer which can be arranged by the hotel.

By public transportation
On the tramway alight at the 'Sultanahmet' station. Walk to the end of the Hippodrome veer left down past the childrens playground. Turn right and then left and you will see Ayasofya Hotel

Distances from Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class

Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Cardakli Bath - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Hippodrome - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Little Hagia Sophia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Esma Sultan Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Mosaic Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
German Fountain - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cemberlitas Bath - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Column of Constantine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.2 km / 8.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Ayasofya Hotel - Special Class

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking