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Sapphire is a classic Ottoman-style hotel located 1,650 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 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Sapphire has been welcoming guests since Jun 23, 2007

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

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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4 reasons to choose Hotel Sapphire

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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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 October 12, 2019
  • 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 January 14, 2020
  • Hiya, is the swimming pool available in March, what is the size of it, do you have any pictures? What is available in warm breakfast?
    Dear Valued Guest , Thank you very much for your message . in march for now it seems to be open .But if there is any problem we cannot imagine for ...
    Answered on January 4, 2020
  • 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 October 11, 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 August 11, 2022
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

Discover Istanbul’s old town, which boasts more history than almost any other place in the world. Explore nearby icons like the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar.

Amenities of Hotel Sapphire
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Off-site Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 15 per day.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • 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
  • Ironing service
  • 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
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • 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 by request
€ 25 per child, per night
1 - 5 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
€ 25 per child, per night
6+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 25 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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

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

  • Room options at Hotel Sapphire include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Twin/Double

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

  • Guests staying at Hotel Sapphire can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free

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

  • Hotel Sapphire is 1,950 feet from the center of Istanbul.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hotel Sapphire by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 30min