Sapphire - Istanbul41.012944, 28.976998
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey
The attractive Sapphire Hotel is a 4-star property with comfortable rooms to stay in a market area of Istanbul. With accents of classic architecture, the hotel was built in 1994 and renovated in 2006.
Due to the location in the center of Istanbul, it is easy to get from Sapphire Hotel to such landmark as Suleymaniye Mosque, which is around 15 minutes` walk. Istanbul city center is 1 km away.
This hotel is placed in Beyoglu district, known for a palace and a mosque.
Sapphire Hotel is set a 20-minute drive from Ataturk airport.
For a comfortable stay in Istanbul Sapphire Hotel offers 50 rooms fitted with climate control, central heating, a laptop safe, coffee/tea makers and a trouser press. They have hardwood floor and modern furniture.
Eat & Drink
Every morning a rich buffet breakfast is served. Guests can have special meals at the large restaurant. The small café bar features a terrace and Wi-Fi. Imbat Restaurant treats guests with Turkish dishes and is 100 meters away.
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.
Guests will enjoy using car rentals when exploring the sites of Istanbul.
The hotel offers steam baths, Turkish bath and massage for body relaxation and revitalization.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site at EUR 15 per day.
Year renovated: 2006. Number of floors: 6. Number of rooms: 50.
EUR 15 per day
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor dining area
Paid airport shuttle
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Restaurant buffet
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Outdoor dining area
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Babysitting/Child services
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Beach access
- Turkish bath
- Pool view
- Landscape view
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Living room
- Clothes dryer
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Bathroom telephone
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- International calls
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
220 sq. feet
Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
In the Room
1 Single bed
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
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.
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!
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
We really enjoyed the location and especially the helpfulness and good humor of the staff. We highly recommend this hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personeel extremely friendly and competent, great location, nice rooms
Breakfast was not good
excellent location in sultanahmet, very warm welcome and friendly staff
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.
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.