Boutique St Sophia

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

If you’ve got little time and a lot to see during your break to Istanbul, Boutique St Sophia is your ideal bolt-hole given its excellent location right next to Hagia Sophia – it even boasts views over the mosque’s courtyard. This converted 19th century building was renovated a few years ago and provides a great base for wide-eyed travellers to Istanbul.
Perfect forWhirlwind trips to Istanbul.
In the knowBoutique St Sophia was originally built for the Ottoman general and Grand Vizier, Ahmet Pasha.

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Hotel Overview


In the Sultanahmet quarter, surrounded by Istanbul’s top attractions including Hagia Sophia mosque.

Rooms at Boutique St Sophia

The 26 rooms are minimalist in style, decorated in marble and teak wood, and feature images of Hagia Sophia behind the beds. The courtyard suite has its own spacious terrace with a view across to the courtyard.

Food and facilities

Boutique St Sophia has one restaurant with its own piece of history, Sophia Pita, with its original Byzantine wall which was once part of Hagia Sophia itself. This restaurant offers a Spanish tapas menu and a selection of local and international wines. It also serves a delicious breakfast which is best enjoyed al fresco.

Activities at Boutique St Sophia

What makes Boutique St Sophia a gem for visitors to the city is that it sits in the midst of Istanbul’s must-see attractions. Stroll to Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, Gulhane Park and Istanbul Archaeology Museum within 5 minutes from stepping out of the hotel. The Galata Bridge over the Bosphorus is just 15 minutes away so you can also explore this lovely part of the city.

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