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Cagaloglu Hamami Sokak No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34110 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 141 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Agora Life Hotel.
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Room Service, Airport Shuttle, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Turkish, French, English
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 141 reviews
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With a perfect location in the midst of Istanbul’s historic attractions, this hotel offers magnificent views of Hagia Sophia’s 4 minarets from its outdoor dining terrace.
Score from 213 reviews Very good
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Score from 48 reviews Wonderful
In Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, this luxury hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Blue Mosque. It offers panoramic views of the old city and has guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 379 reviews Excellent
Situated a 10-minute walk from Grand Bazaar, this luxurious hotel features rooms with Ottoman-style decorations and a fully-equipped gym.
Score from 1306 reviews Very good
We stayed in a suite on the 4th floor, the view was incredible. The Breakfast was outstanding and the staff couldn't have been more professional and helpful. The location cannot be beat. This is a very clean and comfortable place to stay.
This hotel is just as advertised, the staff is very nice and couldn't be more helpful. Upon arrival we asked if we can still make the Bosphorus cruise, we were picked up 10 minutes later! The terrace is exactly like the photos, not a photoshop! just jaw dropping (Agora is the last high building before the Topkapi park area begins) not even photos can describe the amazing picturesque view which captures the essence of Istanbul; the breakfast is served in the basement floor in a nice room but the roof terrace is for you to use (there is no restaurant) you can go up at any time we found the best way is to have the breakfast down then bring up our coffee or desert to the terrace or have a drink at night, the location is prime just a walking distance from all the major Sultanahmet sites, it saves you time / money on transportation. Finally the rooms are a bit on the small side but the shower and room feel is very clean and cozy, we had the double room on the first floor with it's own balcony overlooking a calmn backyard followed by Haigha Sophia. You get free welcome fruits or drink upon arrival. All in all a very nice hotel which greatly enhanced our enjoyment of the trip.
Tiny niggles are not worth mentioning, except the breakfast which was fine instead of great and there was no fresh orange juice, however remember that you can ask for an omelet as it was super tasty. The room rates are a little bit on the high side but there are was no extra charges during the stay and snack / drink prices are good.
Whether it's breakfast or an evening drink on the rooftop balcony, the uninterrupted views of the Ayasofya in one direction and the busy Bosphorus in the other are simply stunning and the undisputed highlight of this hotel. Situated in Sultanahmet within very close walking distance of all the major tourist sites and many many restaurants - although it pays to be discerning which ones you choose - this hotel is conveniently located for tourists. The hotel is small and situated down a quietish street. The staff are excellent, friendly and helpful particularly in assisting in booking tours. We had a basic room and it was small in size, a bit tired having weathered some wear and tear over the years and we found the bed very hard. It was rather noisy in the evenings with people coming up the stairs and there was a sizable gap between the floor and our door so we lacked a degree of privacy. However you stay here for the central location and the rooftop balcony.
Excellent reception and service inside and out side the hotel
Narrow rooms, needs more adjustment
The hotel was small and boutique with excellent desk staff who were very helpful. The hotel was right in the heart of the historic old city, a couple of minutes walk to Agia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque. Grand Bazaar was also very close. The view from the roof top terrace was beautiful
An excellent experience in Istanbul, where the Hotel location was fantastic, it is nearly a walking distance to most of the historical places and restaurants as well, Agora life staff was very friendly, we used to arrange with them our next day plan and they were providing very good suggestions in addition to related logistics, Finally, the hotel terrace was our daily final place to relax after long walks or after any trip, to enjoy the fantastic view and fresh air.
This small unassuming hotel is wonderfully located for the most tourist attractions. They provide an excellent breakfast and all day snack menu on the terrace.
terrace with breakfast with amazing view friendly staff water bottle in room location walking distance to attractions
noisy didn't liked the recommendations they gave us at front desk. they suggested a restaurant that came to look for you by car the restaurant wasn't good at all and too expensive. crazy suggestion when asking distance you have lots of cheaper and nicer restaurants and the major attractions that you go to istanbu for. I suggest the AYA SOFIA CAFE also they recommended a guide we had to pay cash in advance to the front desk for whom wasn't great, he finished earlier without showing us all the attractions, he left us alone several times looking while he was at his phone and instead he took us to a shop were we were sold a much expensive rug than in any other place without even arguing price. I wouldn't recommend the guide they recommend not the restaurant. We accepted both on our first day on turkey but after being for 15 days we felt the suggestions as turist tramps. That is our opinion and advice but the rest was ok
Great location. Helpful staff. Wonderful rooftop deck.
We had a problem in the room and once reported it was addressed and resolved very quickly
I thought that the hotel was a little overpriced compared to other hotels we stayed in during the Turkey visit.
Location @ Staff are excellent.
The manager and staff were the nicest and most thoughtful I have ever experienced. Toiletries and other touches were well thought out. The roof top was amazing!
Rooms were very tiny especially with our luggage after a cruise.
Location and helpful staff members
For the price,we probably expected a bit more in terms of facilities and the poor wifi signal was frustrating
Boutique hotel in a brilliant location. A close walk to all the main attractions. staff were very helpful.
The family room is located behind reception so is easily accessible but has no views from the windows. Otherwise it is clean and comfortable.
Location, similar to other 2200 different small hotels... Staff are nice and helpful.
Clearly overpriced, even for Sultanahmet. Quite modest small old hotel needing an urgent rehabilitation (the floor of my room was very degraded). The site are full of misleading photos (view is available only in the suites). I don't understand how they got an 8.7 rate...
Great terrace and central location to all of the historical sites.
First room was very dark, no lamp at the desk. Second room (they thankfully changed us when we asked) had a very smelly bathroom (from old pipes?) with poor ventilation. The shower "door" was a small glass panel that meant anytime someone showered the entire bathroom floor became soaked. They did comp an airport transfer for the trouble of the smelly bathroom, but we were there five days and it was a pretty significant annoyance. The room was bright and comfortable but there was no desk at all (we had to do some business while there). Breakfast was mediocre, one day of five they offered our friends an omelet but this service seemed ad hoc since they never suggested it to us or anyone else we saw. Same with making a coffee that did not come out of the otherwise miserable generic coffee machine at the buffet. The facilities need refreshing -- there were holes in the walls, peeling paint and water damage in the rooms.
Great location, great service, suite with fantastic views of hagia sophia & bosporus, great rooftop terrace for breakfast and sundowners.
The roof view.
The entrance so crouded.
The staff were pleasant and Mr. Kadir, the manager, was so helpful with maps/directions. The location can't be beat. The hotel is on a quiet street, yet just 5-10 minutes walk to Hagia Sohpia, Blue Mosque, Cistern, Grand Bazaar and only about 15 minutes walk to Spice Market and ferry pier. The tram is easily accessible as well, which we took to get to Taksim Square in the new district. There are restaurants on the main street, which is just a half a block down from the hotel. Drinking coffee in bed and looking out at the Sea of Marmara was a great way to start each day.
The bed was rather hard, which might not be a problem for everyone, but it was for me.
We loved everything about this gorgeous boutique hotel. Agora life has created a wonderful ambience and can highly recommend. The staff are highly efficient and super friendly and are very genuine in wanting to make your stay enjoyable. The roof top terrace is amazing. The suites are incredible.
Everything was Perfect for us. Very helpfull service. Breakfast is Good but could be better.
We particularly liked the the owner and his staff for their exceptional care and interest in our well-being, not only as related to the hotel itself, but also to advising and assisting in our daily activities and ongoing tours.
The only negative aspect was the type of pillows which were far too thick and bouncy. However, had we mentioned the matter earlier and not at the the time of departure, the owner said they would have been changed and I have no doubt that they would have been.
Its too expensive for such hotel
Great location with extremely friendly and helpful staff in particular the Hotel Manager. Well serviced rooms at a very high cleanliness status. Breakfast was also fresh and plentiful. Nice view from the rooftop balcony.
No immediate negative features at all.
Great service, friendly and helpful staff. Location is excellent. Breakfast is very good; first place where we found brown bread! Hospitality was top class - with friendly staff and books for children. Management was open to critique and suggestions for improvement.
As with the other hotel we stayed in during our stops in Istanbul, there's a difference between pictures shown and reality + small details that are slightly annoying. For example, there's a lovely picture of breakfast on the roof. The detail is that you need to bring your own breakfast from the basement up!
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