Sandwiched between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this hotel complex consists of nine pastel-colored clapboard buildings along a narrow, cobblestoned street closed to traffic. Each takes its name from flowers like honeysuckle, rose, and jasmine and contains four to 10 rooms furnished in 19th-century Turkish style with strong western influences. Rooms are small but come with original Ottoman furnishings including velvet curtains, brass beds, and mirrored armoires. There are two restaurants on-site, but it’s the bar, located in a 1,400-year-old cistern, that is the real gem.
Room to Book:
For the full Ottoman experience, ask for the pasha suite, which has a view of the Hagia Sophia and its own Turkish bath.
With narrow staircases, cobblestones, and often cramped quarters, Ayasofya Konaklari is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Breakfast Included
Number of Rooms: 64
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