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Overview of Genius Hotel Istanbul

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Genius Hotel Istanbul

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant, near Hagia Sophia

9.0/10 Superb

47 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Kutlugün Sokak, No.9, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34122
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • In-room childcare
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Hagia Sophia - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 6 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 6 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 7 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 15 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 34 min walk
  • Istiklal Avenue - 36 min walk
  • Basilica Cistern - 14 min drive
  • Eminönü Square - 18 min drive
  • Süleymaniye Mosque - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 60 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 72 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 3 min walk
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 11 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 22 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 8 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 9 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Seven Hills Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Sebil - 3 min walk
  • Seafront Lounge - 1 min walk
  • Palatium Cafe & Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Cafe Minared - 3 min walk

About this property

Genius Hotel Istanbul

Putting you in a great location, within a short 10-minute walk of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, Genius Hotel Istanbul offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 60 per vehicle one-way. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sultanahmet Square and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Topkapi Palace. Fellow travellers like the location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Sultanahmet Station is 8 minutes and Gulhane Station is 9 minutes.


English, Russian, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

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
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (EUR 7 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Bed rails
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Built in 1990
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible airport shuttle
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 82-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • LED light bulbs
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 20 for adults and EUR 10 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 60 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Uncovered self-parking costs EUR 7 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

Nar Sultan Hotel
Genius Hotel Istanbul Hotel
Genius Hotel Istanbul Istanbul
Genius Hotel Istanbul Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Genius Hotel Istanbul offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Genius Hotel Istanbul 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Genius Hotel Istanbul?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Genius Hotel Istanbul?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Genius Hotel Istanbul?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 7 per day.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Genius Hotel Istanbul?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 60 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Genius Hotel Istanbul?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Genius Hotel Istanbul and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Hagia Sophia (3-min walk) and Blue Mosque (6-min walk), along with Topkapi Palace (7-min walk) and Grand Bazaar (0.8 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Genius Hotel Istanbul?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Genius Hotel Istanbul like?
Genius Hotel Istanbul is in Istanbul City Center, a short 8-minute walk from Sultanahmet Station and 3 minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Genius hotel Istanbul
Hospitality, price, service, assistance with transportation logistic and booking was superb. It is not 5 star hotel, but very friendly and I felt like I was staying with my friends. It is what I value the most.
Larisa, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean but need to update their fridges.
Elma, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Dirty, limited space isn’t that they show in pictures
Jose Enrique Azalde, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location is the best!!! Excellent staff!!! We had some issues with reservation at the beginning due to technical error but the manager solved everything within minutes. I definitely recommend this place.
Olga, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel for family, very clean and felt safe. I would recommend this hotel
Hatice, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The owner was very friendly and helpful. My room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The location is amazing. I highly recommend this hotel.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The home hotel
The hotel is very nice and very comfortable 👌 Amin and his team did every thing to make us feel like in home. He provided us with all the informations and arranged The PCR test and airport drop-off The Breakfast was nice and healthy It is not a 5 star hotel but it is best than 5 stars The area around the hotel is historical and full of tourists.. it is 24/7 open and many restaurants and activities to do I highly recommend this hotel When ever i visit IST it will be my place to stay I loved it 😍
elwaleed, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff, pretty good rooms (except basement)
Muneeb, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend.
Emin the hotel manager was wonderful, so was the rest of the staff. Great location. My stay here was amazing.
monalisa, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overall, it was a great stay! The room was very spacious and clean. The hotel is very close to the main attraction, Hagia Sophia. Lots of restaurants and bars around the area. My favorite is the terrace restaurants. They provide a great view of the area. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone who’s visiting Istanbul!
Muhammad Kamalnajmi, 1-night trip
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