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Safety index

63 out of 100

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Hotel Saint Sophia

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9.2

Excellent (2,860 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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140 m Basilica Cistern

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210 m Sultanahmet Square

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280 m Hagia Sophia

Hotel Overview

Hotel Saint Sophia, located in the heart of Istanbul, is a popular choice among visitors due to its rich historical ambiance and proximity to major tourist attractions. The hotel has received mixed reviews, with guests praising certain aspects while noting areas for improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Service

Location

Property

  1. Location: Guests love its central location, making it easy to explore the city's historical sites.
  2. Historical Charm: The hotel's historical architecture and interior are highly appreciated.
  3. Staff Hospitality: Many reviews commend the friendly and helpful staff.
  4. Comfortable Rooms: Visitors have mentioned that the rooms are comfortable and well-maintained.
  5. Views: Some rooms offer stunning views of the city's landmarks.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: A common complaint is about noise, especially from the streets.
  2. Room Size: Several guests have mentioned that the rooms can feel quite small.
  3. Price: Some visitors find the pricing to be on the higher side compared to other options.
  4. Breakfast Variety: A few guests feel the breakfast variety could be improved.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: There have been reports of inconsistent Wi-Fi in some areas of the hotel.

Amenities

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

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Score icon9.2

RateScore

Total 2,860 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.2

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9.1

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9.4

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4.6/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

48 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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booking

1,130 Reviews

9.1 / 10

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expedia

775 Reviews

9.4 / 10

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google

336 Reviews

4.6 / 5

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tripadvisor

571 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service was mentioned 60 times

7% Negative93% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Aliya Zeib6 months ago
4/5Google icon

The hotel staff were all fantastic and very helpful. Breakfast was excellent great variety and staff accomated all requests. The extra touch of offering tea/coffee and cake to guests at 5pm is a nice gesture. The only criticism I have with the rooms is that the bathroom is a little too close to the bed! Location of hotel is in the best place you could be in Istanbul only disadvantage is that the taxi cannot drop or pick you up from outside the hotel.

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F K75 months ago
5/5Google icon

Amazing hotel Enes was very nice and genuinely helpful Great breakfast spread and chef! Only downside was the location does not allow taxis drop off as near tram lines and slightly hilly location so was difficult carrying suitcases to hotel but once we got there they were so helpful and always asking if we are okay. Places are close by too! Would definitely recommend!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 26

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Number of floors 4

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2000

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

12

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25

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17

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Basilica Cistern

140 m

Sultanahmet Square

210 m

Hagia Sophia

280 m

Blue Mosque

700 m

Grand Bazaar

770 m

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Getting around

Gulhane Station

350 m

Sirkeci Marmaray Station

490 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

28.5 km

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Restaurants

Foodie-Ist Restaurant-Brasserie

210 m

The Must Turkish Restaurant

Nearby

Green Corner

Nearby

Basilica Restaurant

140 m

Sultan Mehmet

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

Unsafe

Istanbul safety index

Safety

Crime

63

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

63 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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49

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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83

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

48

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

48 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

46

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Mugging or robbery  45/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

42

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  33/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

52

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Insult or harassment in public  51/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.1 - $0.6

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Coffee

$1.4 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$4.7 - $12.6

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.3 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$19 - $47.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.4 - $15.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5.1 - $7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.6 - $1.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$24.3 - $37.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.1 - $9.5

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$12.6 - $63.2

Weather In Istanbul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

PM1038

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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