Ayasofya Konaklari

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Sogukcesme Street, Sultanahmet, (formerly Ayasofya Pension), Istanbul, 34122, Turkey

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    How many breathed,died,buried in Istanbul ?

    Today, a drained culture and soul remained in the dirty streets of Istanbul.Here in Sultanahmet, a real traveller,a catcher can find the remains of the haunted city.Ayasofya Pensions is unique in terms of Architecture and with it reminds us.

    Unique Quality: Food, Service,Rooms.. Well if you like to grab a bite of "history"

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    if you want to touch old wall...:)


    a row of 9 wooden hotel buildings with athmosphere of 19th century Ottoman style, very charming, cosy and green, but not so old in reality, just imitating Ottiman style archtrecture, it was built and opened to public in 1986, each of the houses is romantically named "rose", "jasmin"....there is no tv and air-co in rooms..to have better feeling of old Istanbul i suppose...
    i read in one travel guide that it's not a good thing half of rooms having window view at Topkapi wall..and you can practically touch it with your hand...
    but for me..touching such old wall would be just one of greatest experiences of my life...:) i would be honoured!
    where in Moscow could i find such an old and authentic wall??

    Directions: small street between Aya Sofia and Topkapi Palace walls, close to the traffic

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    Right next to Topkapi Palace walls


    Located in a pedestrian street next to the outer courtyard of Topkapi right behind the Ayasofya. The narrow street is known as the "Street of the Cool Fountain". The houses built against the palace walls form part of a complex that includes the fountain dated 1810 that gives the street its name. The hotel is owned by the Turkish Touring and Automobile association. There are 9 hotel buildings.

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    Atmospheric and Very Close to Everything


    Unique Quality: The hotel takes up the entire small, pedestrianised cobblestone street of Sogukcesme Sokagi. It thus has a very quaint, old-fashioned feel as the street itself is something of a tourist site because it preserves an old upper-class Ottoman neighbourhood.

    It is also literally right between Ayasofa and the walls of Gulhane Park. Our windows looked out at the doems of Ayasofya, the Fountain of Ahmet III, and the Bab-i-Humayun.

    Directions: It is right between Ayasofya and the wall of Gulhane Park (old outer wall of Topkapi Palace). One end is near the Bab-i-Humayun and the Fountain of Ahmet III, the other is down near the Gulhane Tram station.

More about Ayasofya Konaklari

Side Pension, Istanbul

by MalenaN

Side Pension and Hotel is in Sultanahmet area, just a few minutes walk from Aya Sofya and Blue mosque. It's on a quiet street.
Breakfast is served on the roof from where there is a nice view over the blue mosque (don't forget to go up and have a look at the view at nighttime as well). In the pension lobby there is free tea and a television. It's a nice place where you can sit down to chat with other travellers.
At the pension there are single rooms with privat toilet and shower for 30 Euros and rooms with chared bathroom for 20 Euros. These are the summerprices and the rooms at the hotelside are a bit more expensive.

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Need hotel advice

by trisanna

We are thinking of doing a stopover with Turkish Airlines from Singapore to Munich with my husband and one year old son in late September. I have a few questions.
1. has anyone stayed at Hotel Poem, Ayasofya Pansiyonlari, or Ottoman Imperial Hotel? We are looking for a quiet nice room with space for a baby cot. We would like to stay in the Sultanahamet part of the city, since our time is limited to two days. Spending around 100-130Euro a night. Any suggestions are welcome.

2. Has anyone flown turkish airlines? What is their service like. Have you flown with a baby or children? I appreciate any information. Cheers!

Re: Need hotel advice

by george5b

re #2 I've flown with Turkish airlines. I'd says their service is average. Nothing out of the ordinary, but fairly descent.

Re: Need hotel advice

by trisanna

Thanks for the information. Cheers.

Re: Need hotel advice

by profannie

My friends came from Canada with their little one-year-boy and took a flight Istanbul-Dalaman with Turkish air lines. Everything was perfectly fine.

For a great choice of hotels in Istanbul, you can check on the following website: www.turkeytravelplanner.com It's from an previous travel guide book writer who now lives in Turkey. I always followed his recommandations for planning my trips in Turkey (I'm currently living in Ankara) and was never deceived.

Following the suggestion of this site, my parents stayed at the Dersaadet Oteli (http://www.dersaadethotel.com) in last April. They really liked the place, their room and the staff.

Re: Need hotel advice

by gilabrand

On the subject of flying with kids, I have two tips on my Israel page that may help you (one on infants and the other one toddlers).

Re: Need hotel advice

by Fakosasu

Dear, i have been to Istanbul many times, i can recommend some hotels near Sultanahmet, there are many cute old builings which renovated as hotels. But also recommend to check travel agencies web site with good selection hotels in. I always book by using hotelsistanbul.net,they have realy good command on their service.


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Address: Sogukcesme Street, Sultanahmet, (formerly Ayasofya Pension), Istanbul, 34122, Turkey