Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton

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4.5
#134 of 2 175 hotels in Istanbul
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Located between Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace, this narrow tree-lined street is known for its historical houses furnished with the breathtaking beauty of flowers and their refreshing smell. The Roman cistern located on the same street is a perfect example of Istanbul’s beautiful mix of a timeless journey. Our collection consists 17 individual mansions. Including one of the iconic buildings of the historical area, 'Green House'. Hagia Sofia Mansions is for passionate travelers seeking local and remarkable experiences who want to step out of day-to-day to make new discoveries. With baroque style furnishings, delicate pendant lighting and portrait-style artworks - renders each room a masterpiece. All rooms include a minibar and en suite bathrooms which feature a Turkish Hammam and a deep soaking bathtub. Our suites, with delightful accents of artwork and lighting, intricate wooden cabinetry and detailed feature walls provides an experience of sheer bliss. Meticulous attention to detail - from . Through an elegant foyer, the suites enter into a spacious living area offering views of the Mansion’s tranquil grounds. Ottoman historical charm and contemporary sophistication continues to meet in Sofia Terrace Restaurant. This restaurant is placed with indoors and outdoors, with amazing Hagia Sophia view. Green House Garden Restaurant with an enchanting stone fountain, lush greenery and delicately perfumed air, magically transforms the hustle of the city into a calm sanctuary. Sofia Garden Café: End up the day in a completely unexpected ambience: It turns into a speakeasy style and bring you back to the time of Ottoman and provide an alcohol-free or alcohol experience. The 24-hour reception provides room service and currency exchange. Dry cleaning and ironing services can also be offered upon request at an extra fee. Within a block, reach the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace and Sultanahmet tram station. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the traditional shopping district of Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar with ethnique stores featuring jewellery, antiques, carpets, souvenirs, spices and many more local products. Cevahir Shopping Mall is 7 km away, while Kanyon is 9.8 km from the hotel. Istinye Park Mall is 14 km away and Zorlu Center is 9.4 km from hotel. Istanbul Airport is 52 km away, while Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 46 km from the property. Airport transfer can be arranged at an additional fee. Cistern Spa includes a fully-equipped fitness center, massage rooms, hammam style massage stone, shock room, an indoor jacuzzi converted from an old roman cistern. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the traditional shopping district of Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Turkish
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Kabasakal Cad. No:5 Sultan Ahmet, Istanbul 34122 Türkiye
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Great for walkers
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Nestled in the heart of a historic locale, Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton, has captivated guests with its elegantly traditional rooms and atmospheric charm. While some guests consider the pricing steep, others feel the unique amenities, such as the Cistern Jacuzzi, justify the cost. Travelers consistently extol the cleanliness and the blend of heritage with modern comforts in their accommodations. The hotel's prime location garners unanimous praise for its easy access to cultural sites. Service at the hotel earns rave reviews for its exceptional attentiveness and friendliness.
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Comfortable
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Expensive
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Meticulous
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xsauth wrote a review Dec 2022
Freising, Germany
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the best stays through the year - an unexpected and wonderful blend of style, history, East ambience, comfortable food, amazing location and super service. The whole experience is truly interesting, from the moment of arrival and buggy pick-up in the heart of Sultanahmet through the ultra stylish and plush suites, with variety of food experiences and mixture of locations (as hotel consists from multiple buildings scattered through the old city). I would definitely stay again if needed to be close to the old town.

On the development side I would perhaps mention a breakfast buffet experience which while not being bad as such, wasn't either as rich as I would expect from five star facility. We tried both the breakfast places and I must say that the a la carte option in the courtyard of our building was much-much better than a buffet place next to the main reception, so would for sure recommend that one for the breakfast (and we had a lazy dinner there too - was superb, indeed!).
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 10 Jan 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at the Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection By Hilton Hotel. We think you are awesome and we are thrilled that the felling is mutual. We are so glad you enjoyed our prime location and stellar city views. It is lovely you had such a pleasant experience with us. We strive to offer top-notch service and comfort for all of our guests. We are happy you appreciated our accommodations so much. Our team takes great care to properly refresh all rooms and your praise lets us know we are succeeding. Our hotel culture is to provide quality, affordability, and great service to our guests. We do take pride in making our guests stay an enjoyable experience. Thank you again for your very kind comments regarding our hotel and for your stay, we hope to see you again in the near future. Yours in Hospitality, Zelal Iyik/ Guest Relations Manager
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Nicole D wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was our absolute favorite during our entire Turkish vacation! The way that the hotel is laid out, made it feel like we were experiencing Istanbul as a local, and not a tourist, almost like we had our own apartment in this lovely city. The room itself, was spotlessly clean. The staff is really going above and beyond to make guests feel safe during Covid -- handing out sanitizer, wipes, and even disinfecting our passports on arrival. The room was decorated beautifully, and the bathroom was HUGE with a large shower and separate tub area. The breakfast was delicious, a huge spread of baked goods, olives, etc. and also hot meals like eggs and pancakes to order as well. We ate one night in the courtyard restaurant (not all of the restaurants were open when we were there) and the food was delicious. It was a small menu, but a decent variety if you are looking for something light and quick. My husband and I used the jacuzzi or the Hammam one day, it was included in our Hilton Gold status. I'd definitely recommend, it's truly a unique experience. You rent it for one hour at the front desk and have it completely to yourself, it's very relaxing.

The one thing to note is that it's very hard to locate the hotel, Google Maps takes you to a random location, that's not the front desk. Luckily, this must happen a lot with guests and a nearby shop owner ended up calling the hotel on our behalf. Within minutes a staff member showed up with a golf cart to take us the rest of the way. I'd recommend giving the hotel a call when you arrive, and they will come to you.

Great overall stay and can't wait to come back again soon!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 05 Dec 2020
Dear Nicole D, First of all we would like to thank you very much for your kind interest to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton . We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed this experience. It is very rewarding that our efforts have been recognized and appreciated. It means a lot to all of us! We’re doing our best to have happy and satisfied guests and receiving a comment like yours, shows us we’re on the right track. We will be sure to send your kind words to our dedicated team members. We are looking forward to delight you again on your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards, Zamanfer Uzunyılmaz Guest Relations Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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J222_psu wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Any first time visitor to Istanbul should consider staying at this hotel for its location and easy of pedestrian access to anything located in the old part of Istanbul. Our visit was marred by our arrival and the transfer that was arranged through the hotel – no one was at the airport to greet us and we had to wait for hours as the hotel continued to assure us that someone would be there soon. I found it odd that we had to pay the ride company directly in cash – why the cost could not be added to the hotel bill puzzles me. That aside, the hotel itself is scattered across several buildings around the Hagia Sophia – which adds a certain level of charm and intimacy to the rooms and accommodation. Most guests are met, then whisked to check in via a golf cart. I could imagine this being very crowded on busy days. The check in was quick, the staff was overly attentive in my opinion (as a result of the ride mix up upon arrival). Still, they were polite enough to upgrade us into a larger room. There are no elevators (lifts) in the buildings but the staff is happy to carry your bags. Our porter, Jack, was one of the most polite people we met in all of Istanbul. The rooms were clean, well designed, and cleaned regularly. In the bathroom, there were some items that were missing and upon request, took some time to obtain, such as a wash cloth. Just odd that a hotel bathroom would not have a wash cloth. The breakfast served on site was awesome, a mix of local Turkish items and traditional breakfast items. The coffee was good and the quality of the food was good as well. I am aware that we are in a central and historical area, so improvements, construction and refurbishment is a given. But the hotel could let guests now when they assign them rooms to lessen the noise or other issues.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask where construction is occurring
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Response from HagiaSofiaMansions, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear J222_psu, We appreciate your great review which shows us that our main aim is reached and our guests enjoy their holiday. All kind of reviews are so important for us. Because according on them we are able to improve some kind of directions or understand that all we make goes well. All your notes which should be improved or has some flaws are saved and will be given to our management. Thank you for the time you spent to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton in the near future. Best Regards, Zamanfer Uzunyılmaz Guest Relations Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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Brett P wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a twin room for 6 nights and was not disappointed with room 2801. It is ground floor, short walk from hotel courtyard/reception and eastern side of the Hagia Sofia. The historic buildings are a beautiful tourist attraction in itself and attract quite a lot of attention from passers by looking for the perfect instagram photo. Rooms are beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained (I believe the rooms were decorated in late 2019). The twin room that we were allocated was incredibly spacious with 2 large beds, a corner sofa, desk and huge bathroom. 2 free water bottles are provided each day (4 for Gold status). Slippers and bathrobes are included along with some reasonable quality toiletries. There is a kettle with tea/coffee and a fridge.

In order to use the pool, you need to call reception to book a 1 hour slot in advance. There was not an issue in getting time in the pool. They also offer massages should you so desire in the rooms below the pool, further underground. This spa space looks beautiful, clean and very inviting.

Keep in mind on arrival, the hotel lobby is located north side of the Hagia Sofia. My friend and I arrived to where google maps pointed us to the building on Kabasakal Cd next to the Istanbul Crafts Centre. However that building is currently closed due to covid (no sign saying the building was closed). The good news is that the shop owner next to this building called the hotel who promptly sent one of the staff in a buggy to collect us and our bags and whisk us away to the main lobby. The lobby feels covid safe, with all staff wearing masks, social distance notices on the floor, sanitiser station at the entrance and also requests from staff to wear mask should you forget.

The hotel rooms are adjacent to the Hagia Sofia Mosque, so you can expect to hear the call to prayer very early (around 5.45am during our stay). The call echoes across the city, so this is just an expectation when you stay in Istanbul.

The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Thanks to all on reception who were willing to advise and help with all of our questions during our stay.

The only slight issue that we had was that the entrance door to our building (2801) was a little noisy, so staying on the ground floor meant that you could hear the door clicking (and slamming) as and when other guests (and staff) come and go. We advised the staff upon our departure of this and they have promised to fix this.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel, and should I return to Istanbul, I will be looking no further than to stay here. I loved every moment of my stay. Thanks Hagia Sofia Mansions for making our Istanbul holiday so memorable.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Twin room 2801 was lovely and spacious and easily accessible as this is ground floor
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Response from Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton, Guest Services / Front Office at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 26 Sept 2020
Dear Brett1977, First of all we would like to thank you very much for your kind interest to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton . We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed this experience. It is very rewarding that our efforts have been recognized and appreciated. It means a lot to all of us! We’re doing our best to have happy and satisfied guests and receiving a comment like yours, shows us we’re on the right track. We will be sure to send your kind words to our dedicated team members. We are looking forward to delight you again on your next visit to Istanbul. Kind regards, Melis Okay General Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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Nabil M wrote a review Jul 2021
Houston, Texas
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I just returned from Istanbul after spending 3 nights at this incredible property! This was one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in anywhere in the world!

We are Hilton diamond members and were treated like royalty every step of of the way. We had booked a standard King room but were automatically upgraded to a beautiful Topkapi suite. This room was very large with a separate sitting area with a sofa sleeper and extra half bath. The main room had a very comfortable king bed and you could see the Hagia Sofia from the window. The master bath was really nice, with a double vanity, a large soaking tub, and a huge shower with a Turkish bath. The room was tastefully furnished in an Ottoman style which was very fitting for the location. Our diamond status also got us free breakfast daily at the Sofia Terrace, and got us complimentary access to their amazing pool/jacuzzi which is built into an actual Roman cistern—we were able to book this privately just for us to be used for 45 minutes, it was breathtaking.

If you are wanting to hit the main historic tourist attractions in Istanbul, the location cannot be beat. The hotel is a series of buildings (mansions) on a cobblestone pedestrian street between the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace, making these locations as well as Sultanahmet square and the Blue Mosque all within short walking distance. If you want to use public transportation, the Sultanahmet and Gulhane tramway stations are both within walking distance as well.

The staff and service was top notch. Everyone was super friendly and helpful and they made every effort to make sure our stay was perfect. Special thanks to Betul in the guest relations department who went above and beyond with a couple of our requests. If there is anything you need while you’re in Istanbul, they will take care of it for you.

One thing to note is if you’re taking a taxi to the hotel, the drop off location is a bit far from the reception—you need to call the hotel to let them know when you arrive so they can send a golf cart to pick you up with your luggage and drive you to reception. They will then drive you and your luggage to your room after you check in. Regular cars cannot access the pedestrian road where the buildings are.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to Istanbul, particularly if you want to be in the Sultanahmet district.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Note that cars cannot get into the road where reception is, you need to call the hotel to pick...
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Response from Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 04 Aug 2021
Dear Nabil M, The Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel sincerely thanks you for your time spent writing this evaluation of your stay. It is always a great pleasure to read a comment left by our Guests because these commentaries help us to improve the growth and quality of our hotel and our services. It’s our duty to ensure that you spend unforgettable moments in our hotel and we are delighted you did. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the nearest future. Best Regards, Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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matty-os wrote a review Sept 2020
Coventry, England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is laid out a little like a resort, in that there were over 50 mansions, all laid around a courtyard behind the mosque - it makes it so peaceful and serene.

The rooms were decorated to such a high standard, with so much marble in the bathroom, and beautiful blue and white mosaic tiles, with a free standing tub. The bed and wood work were so ornate -so luxurious.

The check in staff were incredible, so friendly and polite.

The breakfast was in an amazing spot, with a view of the hagia Sophia mosque, and it was table service - i think they are getting used to the Corona adjustments, as on days the table service was a little slow, and the staff did need reminding but completely understandable.

I'd reccomend this hotel without hesitation, and would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Some rooms have balconies - i'd ask for one of those.
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Responded 22 Sept 2020
Dear Matty-os, First of all we would like to thank you very much for your kind interest to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton . We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed this experience. It is very rewarding that our efforts have been recognized and appreciated. It means a lot to all of us! We’re doing our best to have happy and satisfied guests and receiving a comment like yours, shows us we’re on the right track. We will be sure to send your kind words to our dedicated team members. We are looking forward to delight you again on your next visit to Istanbul. Kind regards, Melis Okay General Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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faryal2012 wrote a review Mar 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First, Hlton owning and running this property comes as a shock as one normally associates Hilton with more commercial establishments. Having said that, the staff, supervised by the resident manager Mr Zaman are a superb team, from the buggy and bell boys to the waiters and the housekeeping. A special thanks to Rukiye the super nice, and friendly concierge and tour operator and resident guide. I am genuinely indebted to her for her help in pointing me to the right shops and great restaurants. She accompanied me with some other guests to the bazaar and was so patient and smiling despite having had a long day.
Muammar and Mehmet [hope I got the names right] who helped me on several occasions driving me around the old town in the much welcome buggy [for rainy days and when one is tired holding shopping bags] are super helpful and lovely people.
Breakfast is amazing. far better than the Four Seasons Bosphorus breakfast I had on checking into that hotel after 4 nights bcs of a previous booking schedule.
The hotel is on a small pedestrian street but that is not an issue as the buggy is always available to drive guests around and take them to the taxi station or drop them at other restaurants in the area.
Topkapi and Hagia Sophia and the Sulemaniya Mosque are all closely located and a short walk away. The hotel comprises rooms and suites in several villas along the street and its main enclosure. The idea is lovely and the interiors are stunning. My suite the Topkapi suite was beautiful. The bedlinen and towels are high end, the mattress and pillows a dream to sleep on.
The bathroom was stunning all blue and white tiled with a marble private hammam and a lovely bath tub in the main bath section. The floor was heated and very welcome as it was cold during my stay.
I absolutely loved the beautiful suite which is so romantic and belongs to another era, one of class and elegance and comfort.
The housekeeping was so thorough and sanitising was one of very high standards with packed towels being brought in daily.
I just wish they had better toiletries as I didn't like the lotion which was a bit grainy. Otherwise I cannot fault this hotel for anything. The value for money was amazing and one gets the experience of a lifetime. Its gorgeous and I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Istanbul. This was my sixth visit to Istanbul and I had planned to stay in Sultanahmet this time so I was very happy I got to discover this gem, run by an amazing team. Hilton higher ups should be really proud of this team.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The villas are all heritage properties so don't have lifts. Ask for first floor rooms if you...
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Responded 23 Mar 2021
Dear Faryal2012, We appreciate your great review which shows us that our main aim is reached and our guests enjoy their holiday. All kind of reviews are so important for us. Because according on them we are able to improve some kind of directions or understand that all we make goes well. All your notes which should be improved or has some flaws are saved and will be given to our management. Thank you for the time you spent to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back to Hagia Sofia Mansions Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel in the near future. Best Regards, Zamanfer Uzunyılmaz Guest Relations Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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SMD 333 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my 5th visit to Istanbul.
We recently stayed at Hagia Sophia Mansions by Curio Hilton.
You cannot get a better Location if you want to stay in the Historic Sultanahmet area in Istanbul.
The hotel is in between the walls of the Topkapi palace and the Hagia Sophia.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
As a Hilton Diamond Member we were given an upgraded room.
The indoor pool is unique and worth a visit.
Bookings have to be made to use the pool facilities due to covid restrictions.
We felt like VIP’s when we were shuttled around Sultanahmet with the hotel golf carts.
Please note the hotel rooms are spread out over a few buildings and the google maps location is not that of the main reception area. The roads around the hotel are closed off to traffic and you have to call a hotel golf cart should you need to get to a road with public access.
We will definitely return to this historic hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 19 Oct 2020
Dear smd333-333, First of all we would like to thank you very much for your kind interest to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton . We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed this experience. It is very rewarding that our efforts have been recognized and appreciated. It means a lot to all of us! We’re doing our best to have happy and satisfied guests and receiving a comment like yours, shows us we’re on the right track. We will be sure to send your kind words to our dedicated team members. We are looking forward to delight you again on your next visit to Istanbul. Kind regards, Melis Okay General Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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bzlaaa wrote a review Jul 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in this hotel for 3 days, and we did not have the best impression of it. In the beginning, the reception staff did not notify us that breakfast is an additional charge. While at night, the security was shouting, laughing, loudly talking with each other near our room, so we could not sleep. Rooms are very tight, no space for free walking. The bathroom did not contain basic dental and shaving kits. The conditioner is relatively weak and cannot make the room very cool.

The location of the hotel is the only great thing since most showplaces are very close. The hotel's overall concept is interesting, but I wouldn't say I liked that the paths we walk to reception/cafes are overcrowded with tourists who are not guests of the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 30 Jul 2021
Dear bzlaaa, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking time to share your review regarding your experience at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection By Hilton Hotel. We do appreciate your feedback and we continue to strive to improve our standard of service at all times. We regularly make improvements to our service based on the feedback of our valued guests. Your comment has been shared with our team members. Kind Regards, Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton.
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Miss Daniels wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could write a essay on how fantastic this hotel is, however I don’t want to ramble on too much.

Firstly the welcoming was so nice, we were greeted by staff and taken in a buggy to the hotel main entrance.I could already tell by the reception just how classy this hotel was.

We were upgraded which was most appreciated we stayed in the Topaki suite and wow it was just out of this world. It has a lounge room with separate bedroom and bathroom. The decor of this hotel is striking it’s designed in such a way that you feel the historical style but it’s also such a modern feel they really got this right. The bathrooms are absolutely gorgeous with a stand alone deep bath and a separate shower and Hammam. What I love the most are the stunning bedside lamps in the bedroom. I can’t fault a single thing.

The housekeeping were very good and we allways felt it had been cleaned well, bed sheets changed, new robes left and the bedsheets were off superb quality as I’m very picky.

The main restaurant is closed due to covid but I absolutely loved the little outside cafe by reception it had such a peaceful feeling and I enjoyed nothing more than enjoying my evening lattee. Let me tell you I have stayed in 5 hotels during my 18 night stay in Istanbul and this is the only one that had delicious lattee with the correct milk to coffee ratio etc.

The cistern jacuzzi is amazing, you have to book a 45 minute slot and it will be all yours. I didn’t even bother visiting the cistern basiclia as I had the opportunity to swim in a fraction of it underground. I didn’t try the spa but it looked great and the gym and changing rooms spotless and gorgeous.

This hotel is one of a kind and I truly can say you won’t find better in that area. It’s literally a 2 minute walk to topaki castle! Location is amazing and you can’t get any closer than what we did.

The manager Zamanfer was gracious and is doing an amazing job within management. He always made sure we were happy with our stay and always asked us if we needed anything.

Book this hotel you will not be disappointed, im a fussy traveler and this place was 10/10 for me no questions asked. You will find many hotels with 5* in Istanbul but the curio delivers in every single area and does not undercut it does everything to ensure the guest is king.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 01 Mar 2021
Dear chevikdaniels, First of all we would like to thank you very much for your kind interest to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton . We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed this experience. It is very rewarding that our efforts have been recognized and appreciated. It means a lot to all of us! We’re doing our best to have happy and satisfied guests and receiving a comment like yours, shows us we’re on the right track. We will be sure to send your kind words to our dedicated team members. We are looking forward to delight you again on your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards, Zamanfer Uzunyılmaz Guest Relations Manager Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Curio Collection by Hilton
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Answer from ravi s
Boston, Massachusetts87 contributions54 helpful votes
You can try contacting them via the main Hilton number.
Answer from Jacquelyn D
6 contributions2 helpful votes
There are two buildings where they do check-ins and have staff working constantly. Each of these buildings has a public area. A lot of their spaces are outdoors, BUT the restaurant does have indoors dining. There is a bar (that I have not visited) on the property. The pool is a fun (and warm!) place where people can gather, but you need to book ahead as it is very popular. There are also many restaurants near by. You'll find many gathering places have outdoor spaces still open with outdoor heaters. Have a terrific time! I love Istanbul!
pennyrode asked a question Nov 2023
Apollo, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Could you make arrangements for transfers from the airport to your hotel?
Answer from jlasf
San Francisco, California82 contributions109 helpful votes
When getting a transfer to hotel, be aware that there are two separate parts of the Hagia Sofia Mansions. Try to find out which one you will be in. Also, the hotel is in the pedestrian area around the mosque, so a shuttle has to pick you up. Cars can't go directly to the door of the hotel. Other than that, it's great.
Points2Travel asked a question Jul 2023
Bora Bora, French Polynesia22 contributions25 helpful votes
Is there a shuttle from the airport here? What's the best way to get here from IST airport?
Answer from mjay1989
Pleasanton, California48 contributions17 helpful votes
I don’t think so The hotel can arrange for a pick up or just Google it and there are some transport companies which will arrange for a car or van . Best is call the hotel direct and they can help
Answer from Travelaround59
London, United Kingdom2,032 contributions672 helpful votes
I normally call them for queries: 0090 212 912 42 12 They are always polite and helpful Good Luck
Sampriti G wrote a tip 13 Jul
Arlington, Virginia21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Taxis can’t always get here so just the exact location of where you’re heading. Also, there are two different locations."
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charlotte W wrote a tip 11 Jul
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pre book tickets for the attractions. "
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Christina wrote a tip Jun 2024
Worldwide6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Love this place for the location, room design, service, and overall attentiveness, professionalism, and friendliness of the staff. "
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Nuravc wrote a tip Jun 2024
Golden, Colorado33 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you coordinate the drop off with the hotel as they will have to golf cart you/ bags It’s a 10 min uphill walk with cobblestones"
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Dan Gabriel P wrote a tip Apr 2024
Constanta, Romania5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The zone is only for electric buggy access supplied by Hagia Sophia Mansions."
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R 5,406 - R 6,593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Which popular attractions are close to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Nearby attractions include Basilica Cistern (0.4 km), Viaurbis, Free Tour in Istanbul (0.2 km), and Alfombras de Estambul (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gulhane Sark Sofrası, Buhara Fi̇sh Meat House Roof, and Las Tapas Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a heated pool, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton have airport transportation?
Yes, Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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