Sapphire Hotel - Istanbul

Ibni-Kemal Caddesi No: 14-16 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey  show map
 4 stars
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Sapphire Hotel - Istanbul

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Turkish bath

Sauna

Overview

Sapphire Hotel is an attractive 4-star property placed next to Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul Modern and Galata Tower. The hotel was opened in 1994, renovated in 2006 and is housed in a 6-storey building.

This venue accommodates guests in the heart of Istanbul. Just 10 minutes' walk from Istanbul city center.

This hotel is placed in Beyoglu district, known for a mosque and a palace.

Sapphire Hotel is within a 15-minute drive to Ataturk airport.

Rooms

Some of the comfortable hotel rooms feature a trouser press, a laptop safe, climate control, television with satellite channels and IDD telephone as well as coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher. The rooms are furnished with modern wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

A rich breakfast is served daily. Guests can have special meals at the cozy restaurant. The property is 5 minutes’ walk from Imbat Restaurant offering dishes of Turkish cuisine.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of EUR 15 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs EUR 15 per person per night. 

Services

Business facilities include a photocopier and a business center to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

A sauna and a hot tub as well as hammam and Turkish bath are available to guests on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at EUR 15 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Clothes dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Sapphire Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

Ibni-Kemal Caddesi No: 14-16 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    900 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    14.0 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.7 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    600 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1.0 km
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.8 km
  • Aksaray
    2.4 km
Restaurants
  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine (cuisine: Turkish)
    50 m
  • Imbat Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    60 m
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    390 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    50

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Rooms and availability

Sapphire photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE/TWIN STANDARD. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Triple Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Sapphire Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Basilica Cistern400 m
  • Topkapi Palace500 m

Places of interest

  • Holzhäuser100 m
  • Theodosianische Mauer100 m
  • L'aqueduc de Valens100 m
  • La gare de l'Orient-Express200 m
  • Petite Sainte Sophie500 m
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)500 m
  • Le milliaire d'Or500 m
  • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa500 m
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours500 m
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath200 m
  • Hagia Irene500 m
  • Hagia Sophia500 m

Museums

  • Archeological Museum300 m
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum300 m
  • Archäologisches Museum400 m
  • Media Museum500 m

Parks

  • Gülhane-Park100 m
  • Gulhane Park300 m

Local attractions

  • Tophane Parki1.6 km
    Hacimimi Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Kemankes, Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Golden Horn1.6 km
    Halic, Istanbul
  • Galata Mevlevi Lodge1.7 km
    Sahkulu Mah. Galip Dede Cad. No:15, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern Museum1.7 km
    Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
  • Galipdede Caddesi1.7 km
    IstanbulTurkey

Near the hotel

  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church 540 m
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Gulhane Park390 m
    Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih530 m
    Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque 900 m
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum450 m
    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
  • Isbank Museum510 m
    Hobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2, Istanbul
  • New Mosque560 m
    Eminonu IstanbulTurkey

Restaurants nearby

  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine50 m

    Address: Ibn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci
    Phone: 513 3750

    71% likes this, based on 1899 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 17

  • Hatay Restaurant20 m

    Address: Ibni-Kemal Caddesi-Sirkeci

    79% likes this, based on 276 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Dejavu Restaurant and Bar50 m

    Address: Mehmet Murat Street

    85% likes this, based on 399 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Imbat Restaurant60 m

    Address: Hocapasa Mh. Hudavendigar Caddesi No:24
    Phone: +90 212 520 71 91

    78% likes this, based on 1751 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 21

  • Ozler Restaurant20 m

    Address: Ibni Kemal Cad. No. 9 Sirkeci
    Phone: 512 4107

    62% likes this, based on 242 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Hotel Awards

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Sapphire Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sapphire

Average guest rating

9.0out of 10
Superb
Based on 2886 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
10.0
Value
10.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    10.0

    All the Staff of the Hotel were very helpful and especially Denize, the breakfast buffet was amazing and rich of delicious foods, and the most important thing is the location of the hotel, it's near the tramway station and just 5 minutes by walk to the Blue Mosk, Aya Sofia, and Topkapi Palace. I really recommend other people to stay at this hotel, although the size of the room is small.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Very hospitable team. Hotel is situated in pedestrian area in old city, within walking distance from main places of interest. Complete with pool and sauna. Lovely breakfast buffet. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    a well located,very quiet, comfortable, very friendly hotel with all the usual ammenities plus tea making facilities and bathroom fan

    I could not use my cheap Turkish Telecard and the pillows were very large and lumpy.... I believe the linen is to be upgraded in the near future

  • Family with children
    9.6

    We really enjoyed the location and especially the helpfulness and good humor of the staff. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The friendliness of the staff, they welcomed you back each time you returned from a trip.

    Small bath towels. Needs a anti-slip mat in bath, as it is also a shower area.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Location could not have been better. We were very happy with our stay. While on our 2 week tour of Turkey we stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels but enjoyed the Hotel Sapphire the most. It felt like being at home.

  • Single
    10.0

    I really appreciate comfort and location of the hotel ... and above all the feeling of being at home due to the kindness of the hotel staff.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The staff at this Hotel are exceptional, very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and they really made our stay special. The Hotel is very clean and major attractions such as the Blue Mosque are just a few minutes walk away. The Hotel has a nice swimming pool in the basement which is well maintained and wonderful views of the city from the roof terrace. I highly recommend this Hotel and feel it is very good value.

    There was nothing I could find fault with.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The very friendly and helpful staff. Large comfortable lounge with free internet access. Wide ranging buffet breakfast included in the room rate. The location of the hotel relative to the main tourist attractions which were within easy walking distance. Mustn't forget the grey parrot in reception - it kept us amused.

    More information on hotel facilities could have been provided in the room, eg there was no information on telephone usage or swimming pool and only a brief mention of the fact that their restaurant was also open for evening meals.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The staff really went out of their way to be genuinely helpful in little things as well as the usual services that one would expect from a boutique hotel. They helped me to check the weather of my next destination on their computer at the front desk and even offered my wife some hot tea while she was waiting at the lobby for the airport shuttle pick up. What a team of wonderful staff! I wouldn't stay anywhere else but the Sapphire when I return to Istanbul again. It's right from the bottom of my heart! A++

    Just one thing. The street in front of the hotel is out of bounds to any vehicular traffic. Hence, if one has many heavy suitcases, it is a hassle to lug them from/to the street about half a block away where the shuttle or taxi is waiting. Moreover, it isn't easy to wheel the suitcases since the street is cobble-stoned and not flat.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    I really enjoyed to stay this hotel, especially staffs are really nice and helpful, I want to stay here again if I have any chance to visit :)

    Room is quiet small but still clean and ok.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Personeel extremely friendly and competent, great location, nice rooms

    Breakfast was not good

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    excellent location in sultanahmet, very warm welcome and friendly staff

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Ideally located, outstanding value for money + comfort for this category (beds, airco, shower), excellent and varied breakfast buffet, kind staff and even nice check-out gift. We definitely recommend this hotel for a very enjoyable city trip.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The hotel staff were very organized and helpful even before arriving at the hotel. They were friendly, energetic and attentive. The hotel provided great value for money and the rooms were clean and comfortable. I believe the hotel had one of the best locations to access Istanbul's sites. We had a wonderful experience.

How to reach hotel

hotel Sapphire Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Ibni-Kemal Caddesi No: 14-16 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey

Get directions
City Center
  • Istanbul
    900 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    14.0 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.7 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    600 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1.0 km
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.8 km
  • Aksaray
    2.4 km
Restaurants
  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine (cuisine: Turkish)
    50 m
  • Imbat Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    60 m
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    390 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulSapphire

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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