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“Amazing Views in a Fabulous location”
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Agora Life Hotel
Ranked #44 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
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“Amazing Views in a Fabulous location”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Stayed four nights in the Santa Sophia suite and worth the cost! Views are simply wonderful, and you are also only one floor down from the roof terrace where we spent many happy hours. Staff are very friendly and welcoming, and went out of their way to help us settle in when we arrived, including giving us breakfast as we had arrived on a very early flight. Breakfast ok, but milk etc needs replenishing more frequently. Picky perhaps, but the room would benefit from nicer toiletries (White Company, Molten Brown, L'Occitaine en Provence etc) which would normally be standard in a room costing €329 a night. Shower was weak, and kept going hot and cold. And the one glass of wine I ordered came from a bottle which was corked. Housekeeping service was excellent and room looked immaculate when we returned each day.Overall, I would recommend it, and would certainly return. Location is perfect!

Room Tip: Santa Sophia suite is the best room in the hotel - junior suite, with stunning views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Right in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district (Sultanahmet) this hotel is 10 minutes walk from St Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Also close to trams and the Eminonu pier for boat trips. The room we stayed in was small but comfortable. There is a great terrace with a fantastic view of St Sophia and over the Bosphorus. Don't miss! The staff on the front desk are incredibly helpful and talk excellent English. Breakfast is excellent with plenty of variety and an omelette option. Also good value for money. All in all the perfect place to stay in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Higher floors get you away from the noise of the reception
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed 3 nights in the hotel 27 - 30 March. It was perfectly located in the Sultanahmet area (old Town) off the main street. Being the old town this street was very narrow and at certain busy times taxis are unable to drive along to the hotel because of parked cars ... it is a feature of the busy life at peak times in the old town. Our taxi driver dropped us off in the main street at the head of the sreet the hotel was located in and we trundled our case along the pavement to the hotel where a member of staff was outside waiting to welcome us in. This minor inconvnience was a small price to pay for an otherwise perfectly located hotel. On checking in we were given excellent information on tram journeys i.e. where they run to and where to get tokens, sightseeing trips, nearby restaurants and the main important sights only a few minutes walk from the hotel. We were also given information on a business card size of opening and closing times of about 12 close by sights. The view from the terrace was amazing. The Turkish breakfast was colourful and plentiful and omellettes could be ordered if desired. Our room was bijou. but we didn't plan to spend time in it and it was well appointed with a julliet balcony which provided an excellent view of the building across the very narrow street.Quaint. Sometimes you have to give a little to gain a lot and locality and roof terrace are fabulous. We were celebrating a significant wedding anniversary and the little thoughtful touches from the hotel in recognising this were much appreciated. Our room was tastefully decorated and had a stocked minibar, for purchasing from, and a safe.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Starting with the Manager, Kadir, we had some great service at the Agora Life Hotel. They were very accommodating with our rooms, the breakfast was always plentiful and delicious. The hotel itself was always well maintained and the other front desk workers were always around to give advice and help us navigate Istanbul. The location is perfect to get to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. We were close to tons of restaurants and bars, one of which (Amedros) was an excellent meal each time. We definitely recommend this hotel to people who like a nice, clean, boutique hotel, in a great location, with great staff and great rooms.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Excellent staff, helpful and friendly, clean room, very good service, comfortable bed,phantastic view from the roof -terrace and the suites, sumptuous breakfast buffet. Close to most important sights (walking distance), close to tram station. All features as described on web-site!
Good fish-restaurant nearby.
A place to stay again and to recommend to our friends.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Agora Life Hotel

Property: Agora Life Hotel
Address: Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No:6, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,621 - ₹ 8,039
Hotel Class:4 star — Agora Life Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this boutique hotel offers modern accommodation with free wireless internet access, free breakfast and a lovely rooftop terrace. In the heart of Sultanahmet, Agora Life Hotel offers an ideal location for guests who want easy access to Istanbul's most historic sites. Each of the rooms is tastefully decorated and has contemporary wooden floors. They feature LCD TV and laptop-size safeboxes. Thoughtful touches also include bathrobe, slippers and a work desk. Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is just 10 minutes' walk away. There are also excellent public transport links close to Agora Life Hotel, providing easy access to the rest of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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