Hotels near Hagia Sophia
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One of the most recognizable and iconic sights in Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia, is one that visitors simply shouldn’t miss. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia is in the center of the city’s top attractions.

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Hotel Aslan Istanbul
Hotel Aslan Istanbul
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8.5
Excellent
Akbiyik Caddesi No63 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
from $9
Element Suites
Element Suites
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6.0
Good
Sehit Muhtar Mah Turan Cad Cevza Sok 2, Istanbul
from $22
Georges Hotel Galata
Georges Hotel Galata
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8.7
Excellent
Serdar-i Ekrem Sokak No-20 Galata, Istanbul
from $88
Sumahan - on the Water
Sumahan - on the Water
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9.0
Excellent
Kuleli Cad. No:43 Cengelkoy, Istanbul
from $223
Hotel Arcadia Blue
Hotel Arcadia Blue
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8.8
Excellent
Imran Oktem Cad. No 4 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $15
Boutique Saint Sophia
Boutique Saint Sophia
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9.2
Excellent
Alemdar Cad. 2 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $71
Elite World Istanbul Hotel
Elite World Istanbul Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
Sehit Muhtar Caddesi No:42 - T, Istanbul
from $102
Dilhayat Kalfa Hotel
Dilhayat Kalfa Hotel
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8.6
Excellent
Sultanahmet Mh. Tomurcuk Sk. No:1, Istanbul
from $8
Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus
Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus
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9.3
Excellent
Ciragan Cad Number 28, Istanbul
from $320
GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa
GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa
Akbiyik Cad No. 21 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $34
More About Hotels near Hagia Sophia...

What’s the Hagia Sophia?

Nearly 1,500 years old, the Hagia Sophia dates back to the sixth century, when it was built as a Christian church. It remained the largest cathedral in the world until Ottoman rulers converted it into a mosque and added its signature minarets in the 15th-century. Today the building is a museum with historic and artistic exhibitions, and it also serves as an event space and a place of learning. The Hagia Sophia is one of the most visited museums in Turkey.

Which Hotels Have the Best View Near the Hagia Sophia?

Near the Hagia Sophia, take your pick from numerous boutique and larger chain hotels. Stay just steps from the historic building, and book a night at the affordable Boutique Saint Sophia, which offers great views, concierge services, and free Wi-Fi. Splurge on a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, and enjoy some of the most luxurious quarters in the city.

What Are the Benefits or Drawbacks From Staying at a Hotel Near the Hagia Sophia?

If you want to stay in the center of Istanbul’s best historic attractions, you won’t find a better location than Old City Hagia Sophia hotels. Since the Fatih neighborhood draws millions of tourists every year, however, some visitors might consider the area to be too crowded.

What Do I Need to Know About the Hagia Sophia?

If your visit falls during the winter months, keep in mind that the Hagia Sophia closes at 5 p.m. daily. In the spring and summer months, the museum is option until 7 p.m. Save time by purchasing advance tickets on the museum’s website, or skip the line with a museum pass. Kids 12 and under always visit for free.