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Ayasofya Konaklari

Sogukcesme Sokak
Istanbul, Turkey
TEL: 90-212-513-3660

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.

Insider Tip:

With narrow staircases, cobblestones, and often cramped quarters, Ayasofya Konaklari is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • B&B/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast Included

Number of Rooms: 64

Number of Suites:

Year Opened:



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