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Ala Sofia Hotel

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Economy Quadruple Room, Ground Floor | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
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Economy Quadruple Room, Ground Floor | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Standard Single Room | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Superior Double Room | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters

Overview of Ala Sofia Hotel

Ala Sofia Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Blue Mosque

8.2/10 Very Good

186 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is $40
Price available on 1/27/2023
Binbirdirek Mah Suterazisi Sok No: 8, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34122

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Blue Mosque - 6 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 8 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 9 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 16 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 33 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 1 min drive
  • Basilica Cistern - 33 min drive
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 25 min drive
  • Istiklal Avenue - 26 min drive
  • Taksim Square - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul Airport (IST) - 33 min drive
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) - 64 min drive
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 12 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 13 min walk
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 15 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 6 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 6 min walk
  • Beyazit Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Fine Dine Istanbul - 3 min walk
  • Arch Bistro - 3 min walk
  • Buhara 93 Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Mitara Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Ziya Baba Turk Mutfagi - 3 min walk

About this property

Ala Sofia Hotel

Putting you in a great location within just a 10-minute walk of Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque, Ala Sofia Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 220 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in massages, facials, or body scrubs, and grab a bite to eat at Terrace restaurant, which serves Turkish cuisine and is open for breakfast. Also, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Hagia Sophia and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Topkapi Palace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant. Public transportation is just a short walk: Cemberlitas Station is 6 minutes and Sultanahmet Station is 6 minutes.


Arabic, English, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property for guests without COVID-19 vaccination
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a TRY 200 fee
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Offsite parking within 0.6 mi (TRY 90 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Low-height counter/sink


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 80-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Terrace restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TRY 220 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Parking is available offsite and costs TRY 90 per day (0.6 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a TRY 200 fee.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Ferman Hotel
Ferman Sultan
Ferman Sultan Hotel
Ferman Sultan Hotel Istanbul
Ferman Sultan Istanbul
Hotel Ferman
Ala Sofia Hotel Hotel
Ala Sofia Hotel Istanbul
Ala Sofia Hotel Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Ala Sofia Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ala Sofia Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Ala Sofia Hotel?
As of Jan 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ala Sofia Hotel on Jan 27, 2023 start from $40, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ala Sofia Hotel?
This property confirms that onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ala Sofia Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ala Sofia Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TRY 220 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ala Sofia Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ala Sofia Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
Are there restaurants at or near Ala Sofia Hotel?
Yes, Terrace restaurant offers alfresco dining and Turkish cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Buhara 93 Restaurant (3-min walk), Mitara Cafe (3-min walk), and Ziya Baba Turk Mutfagi (3-min walk).
What's the area around Ala Sofia Hotel like?
Ala Sofia Hotel is in Istanbul City Center, a short 6-minute walk from Cemberlitas Station and 9 minutes' walk from Grand Bazaar. The local area is considered central as well as being good for sightseeing.



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6/10 Good

4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location easy walking distance to the 2 big mosques, Grand Bazaar, the T1 tram line & many others. I’ll definitely consider staying here again if I return to Istanbul.
Nekel, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our stay at Ala sofia was great, staff were very friendly and rooms were cleaned daily I would definitely go back
Shakeela, 4-night family trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very Good

Hashim, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

9-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

The staff was very courteous and helpful. The room and bathroom were clean and very well done. The breakfast was OK with some room for improvement in the choice of items.
Tariq, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Spectacular Stay
I stayed in Ala Sofia Hotel for three Nights. All the staff was very co operative and Helpful. Especially, the Lady at the counter named BALLAR was very nice, Humble and Helpful person towards us. Our room was in Basement, that was a Nice and spacious room. There was elevator as well to go on different floors.Only one little problem was that it was hard to view outside through the Window. Apart for that, it was wonderful experience to stay with Ala Sofia Hotel. I'll recommend this Hotel to stay if someone visiting Istanbul.
Suhail, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

I really liked the service at the hotel, the staff were really helpful and very approachable. The hotel ambience was really nice. The hotel was really near the trams, shops and restaurants. The only issue we had was the room we had reserved was not available when we arrived as there was plumbing issues. Due to that the room we got was small. It was difficult moving around the room with luggage.
5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice n helpfully manager. The works at the hotel very nice too.
5-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lawrence, 5-night trip with friends
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