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64 rooms from $182 per night

“A collection of historic buildings, reminiscent of the city’s Ottoman past, converted to a stylish hotel next door to Aya Sofya. Picturesque painted wooden houses each with 10 en-suite rooms and apartments in Ottoman style - maroon velvet, gilt and ornate furniture. A lovely garden terrace bar. ”

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“A collection of historic buildings, reminiscent of the city’s Ottoman past, converted to a stylish hotel next door to Aya Sofya. Picturesque painted wooden houses each with 10 en-suite rooms and apartments in Ottoman style - maroon velvet, gilt and ornate furniture. A lovely garden terrace bar. ”

Hotel Overview

“This is the place which kick-started the Istanbul boutique hotel renaissance and can claim credit for rescuing the last of Sultanahmet’s ramshackle, picturesque wooden houses from demolition. Ramshackle no longer, nine prettily painted Ottoman houses stand literally in the shadow of Aya Sofya (go for a room facing the narrow, cobbled street for a view of the great 6th-century cathedral). Each has up to 10 en-suite rooms and apartments, all decorated in the 19th-century Ottoman style, which leans towards plush maroon velvet, gilt and ornate wooden furniture. The beds, happily, are comfortably modern, but since these are heritage buildings, guests have to accept some compromises in terms of design and facilities.”

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Located next to the ancient walls of the Hippodome Splendon it is friendly and safe place to stay in the Old City.
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Local markets
  • For a spot of holiday shopping check out the vibrant and colourful Grand Bazaar.
  • Other Activities
  • Couples should take a romantic boat trip on The Bosphorus, a great way to see the city from another angle.
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a walking tour of the many beautiful Mosques that litter the city.
  • Great walks
  • Head down to Emirgan Park for a breath of fresh air.
  • Museums
  • Culture vulture's will love the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, packed with fascinating works.

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"Romance and history seep through the walls of the Ayasofya Konaklari that line pedestrianised Soğukçesme Sokaği, the road between the grounds of the Hagia Sophia and the wall of Topkapi Palace. "

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

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64 rooms from $182 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Located next to the ancient walls of the Hippodome Splendon it is friendly and safe place to stay in the Old City.
Activities
  • Local markets
  • For a spot of holiday shopping check out the vibrant and colourful Grand Bazaar.
  • Other Activities
  • Couples should take a romantic boat trip on The Bosphorus, a great way to see the city from another angle.
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a walking tour of the many beautiful Mosques that litter the city.
  • Great walks
  • Head down to Emirgan Park for a breath of fresh air.
  • Museums
  • Culture vulture's will love the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, packed with fascinating works.
Other highlights
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Restaurant
  • Townhouse

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