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Sapphire is a classic Ottoman-style hotel located 1640 feet from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet. It features free WiFi access. Sultanahmet, which houses many historic landmarks, is within a walking distance. Rooms at Hotel Sapphire combine wooden furnishings and damask fabrics with modern satellite TV channels and air conditioning. Each room includes private bathrooms with bathtub and hairdryer. Each morning, a rich breakfast buffet is offered with a wide selection of ingredients. Traditional Turkish cuisine is served at the restaurant of the hotel and room service is also available. The street hotel is located on a street closed to traffic and you can sit outside and relax with a cold drink. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services can be offered upon request at an extra fee. Currency exchange is also provided. The 24-hour staff at the Sapphire hotel can help plan visits and excursions to nearby Blue Mosque and renowned Grand Bazaar. They can also arrange an airport shuttle service upon request. Istanbul Airport is 32 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Istanbul, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Sapphire has been welcoming guests since Jun 23, 2007

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Istanbul, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free

Private parking at the hotel

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Room Type
3 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Amer
    Palestinian TerritoryPalestinian Territory
    The hotel has the best location in the old town, you can go by wall to the most historical and tourist places. The staff are nice and polite
  • Vakhtang
    The hotel is located in the middle of historical part of Istanbul. Its real near to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace and other historical places. Is grear location for Marmaray metroline, Kabatas metroline and quite simpe arrive to Sabiha...
  • Zeadi
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Worth the price. Reception staff are approachable, ready to help at all time. Kitchen staff also are helpful and nice people.
  • Talaat
    The staff are very helpfull and very friendly ,the location very close to the tram station that you don’t need taxi to visit the city
  • Lizette
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Location perfect, breakfast was great, rooms clean and comfortable
  • Racha
    perfect location you can find everything near by. great breakfast, nice room. friendly staff
  • Racha
    great location, we use the tram. Perfect breakfast all varieties clean room. Helpful staff specially Mr Aly who helped us very much to find all destinations we needed
  • Racha
    GREAT location, very delicious breakfast, clean room and veryyyy friendly staff . I will stay in Sapphire hotel every time I travel to Istanbul and will advise all my friends to do the same.
  • Muhammad
    Hotel staff is very professional and the breakfast buffet is amazing
  • Mehraliyev
    Nice and clean rooms. Wifi was working fine, staff was super kind and helpful( I even received a present in the end). Pool facility was working, hotel also had a Turkish bath, which is nice.

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  • There is a car from airport to hotel. Hoe much for teo persons and teo baggages? Thanl you so much enzo

    Dear Valued Guest , Thank you very much for your e-mail. İf you want a transfer from Airport to our hotel,wecan provide for you private car. İ..
    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • Don't trust this hotel, expect them to cancel your booking suddenly without any warning! I booked 5 nights for december and they suddenly cancelled it

    You booked your reservation online with invalid credit card .WHEN WE VERİFY YOUR CARD İT İS DECLİNED.Booking gives the time their customer to modify..
    Answered on 11 October 2021
  • Hi there, Can I book a parking for my car? Do I have to book my own place or will you do it for me?

    Dear Valued Guest , Thank you very much for your message there is a car parking place near our hotel .up on your arrival our staff will happy yo s..
    Answered on 11 August 2022
  • Do any of the rooms have double beds, or can the twins be made into a double?

    Dear Valued Guest , we have one big bed which size is 140cm*190 cm . if you want we will happy to help you about your request up to our availability ..
    Answered on 14 January 2020
  • Hi, I've noticed you guys provide airport pick up services. How much would you charge for 6 people arriving at Istanbul airport on 19th November 2022 ..

    from istanbul airport for 6 person 50 eu from saw airpoort 55 eu single way
    Answered on 7 October 2022
  • I need window room

    Dear Valued Guest , All our room have a window kindly Regards Hotel Sapphire
    Answered on 12 May 2022
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Hotel area info *

Amenities of Hotel Sapphire
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Private Parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs € 15 per day.
    • Public transit tickets
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • Express check-in/out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Suit press
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key card access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Wake-up service
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Soundproof
    • Car rental
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Elevator
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • Room service
    • Lowered sink
    • Raised toilet
    • Toilet with grab rails
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    • Public Bath
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Russian
    • Turkish

    Sustainability initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Hotel Sapphire takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 12:00 PM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    < 1 year old
    Extra bed upon request
    € 25 per child, per night
    1 - 5 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 25 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    6+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 25 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Cash Hotel Sapphire accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Guests making bookings through this site will receive a nonalcoholic welcome drink and Turkish delights upon arrival. Please note that reservations do not include any free shuttle service to/from any airport unless it is specifically offered with chosen reservation. Airport shuttle can be arranged with an additional fee upon request. WiFi is offered free of charge and subject to availability. Certain facilities may be unavailable for technical reasons.

    Please note that due to Covid-19 outbreak, Turkish Health Ministry imposed bans on all indoor saunas, steams rooms and swimming pools until further notice. In addition, we are no longer able to offer open buffet breakfast but only continental breakfast. We are really sorry that all these facilities / services are temporarily closed / unavailable for now; as per the health ministry guidance / ban.
    We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding during this difficult times.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Hotel Sapphire

    • Hotel Sapphire is 1,950 feet from the center of Istanbul. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Hotel Sapphire include:

      • Double
      • Triple
      • Twin/Double

    • Guests staying at Hotel Sapphire can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Halal
      • Gluten-free

    • The prices at Hotel Sapphire may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Hotel Sapphire is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • Hotel Sapphire offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Evening entertainment
      • Public Bath
      • Themed dinners
      • Walking tours
      • Tour or class about local culture