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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Istanbul hotel in Nisantasi, near Dolmabahce Palace

Location

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Istanbul Military Museum, Dolmabahce Palace, and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. Taksim Square and Dot are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a nightclub, 2 bars/lounges, and a 24-hour fitness center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 82 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and sofa beds. Living rooms and dining areas are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels.

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4.2 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
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Great hotel , location ,best concierge and staff

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 22, 2016
Best experience ever , best staff , best location .. The best concierge ..
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Perfect Hotel, Great Location, Great Value.

5 out of 5
by from Traveller
Posted Sep 1, 2016
The Hotel is a hip and cool place with a great rooftop restaurant bar. Free upgrade, nice room, very friendly staff. House keeping could be improved.
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Fancy hotel with Zero customer service

1 out of 5
by from Kuwait
Posted Jun 1, 2016
The experience was bad before even checking in to the hotel! I had called and it appears that the hotel staff are very unprofessional and really are not bothered with providing the best customer service or go out of their way! At one point they did not even care that I had booked 2 rooms - so I cancelled the suite and rebooked at a hotel right next door! I stayed at the hotel and then discovered that the room did not have an actual window or a view which was depressing! There was noise and it was not as comfortable as other 5 star hotel rooms! The room had an electrical issue to the point where they gave me a second key card as my initial card would not work! Supposedly they had a bar called Frankie which would close at 10:30-11 because it lacked customers!! Probably because of the bad customer service! Thankfully my weeks stay at the hotel ended and it turned out to be a total disaster! But since Turkey was an amazing place.. It made up the difference!
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location is excellent

3 out of 5
by
Posted Mar 7, 2016
Pros: Mr. Sadat and all people working at the reception and conciege,,i loved the staff,,,room service is excellent to,,,but cleenness is quite poor
Cons: CLEANESS,,CLEANESS, CLEANESS
Location: EXCELLENT LOCATION
wonderful staff especially Mr. Sadat,,very helpful and flexible,,,all staff are wonderful, welcoming and attentive,,but room cleaning is poor,,
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Excellent location in the modern part of Istanbul

4 out of 5
by from Herzliya, Israel
Posted Feb 17, 2016
Pros: Everything, except the courtyard looking rooms.
Cons: Single hanger for bath towel, no hangers for towels. Replenish tea and coffee without asking Open the toproof of the courtyard
Location: Excellent shopping area for every pocket. Walking distance for public transport
Exellent hotel,except the courtyard looking rooms which are without any natural daylight
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Great! Easy check-in easy check-out. Great room.

5 out of 5
by from houston tx
Posted Dec 21, 2015
Great comfy bed, great bathroom and rain shower, And spacious area.
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Great location for shopping and other access

5 out of 5
by
Posted Aug 20, 2015
My friend had slipped at the bathroom as there were no towels on the floor but the management and managet MR.Erhan was so great they came in with a doctor offered to cover medical costs luckily it was not severe and also made sure to send get well soon bouquet to the room. The staff were kind well spoken and I will defiantly put this on my top list of city hotels to stay in. Very pleased with my stay
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2015 by The Sofa Hotel
Dear guest, Thank you for caring and taking your time to write this lovely review about The Sofa. It gives me great pleasure to know that you appreciated the location and services of our hotel. Our Director of Rooms, Mr. Erhan will be happy to hear that you found the room to be spotless and comfortable. Thank you for highlighting the great service that you experienced during your stay, we really do appreciate when guests notice our dedication. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Murat Sezen E-Commerce and Marketing Executive murats@thesofahotel.com
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5 out of 5
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Posted Aug 1, 2015
Very helpful staff. Clean. Good location. Nice bar on the top floor.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 31, 2015 by The Sofa Hotel
First of all I would like to thank you very much for taking the time and commenting on our services; we really appreciate it and value our esteemed guests' opinion such as yours very much. Your feedback encourages us towards our aim to deliver, heartfelt, genuine care, personalized and uncompromising service in all guest interactions. These comments such as yours are the best tool for us not only to maintain but further improve our quality and service. It was and will always be our pleasure to ensure your comfort and I look very much forward to welcoming you back at The Sofa Hotel each time you visit Istanbul. Best regards, The Sofa Hotel
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Recommended hotel in Istanbul

5 out of 5
by from Israel
Posted Jun 2, 2015
Pros: Everything
Location: Apart of the almost permanent horrible trafic jam at the upper class Nisantasi area it is one of the best placed hotels in Istanbul where you can cro
As a frequent traveler to Istanbul and my first acquintance with the Sofa Hotel my experience is : 5-stars +++.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 31, 2015 by The Sofa Hotel
First of all I would like to thank you very much for taking the time and commenting on our services; we really appreciate it and value our esteemed guests' opinion such as yours very much. Your feedback encourages us towards our aim to deliver, heartfelt, genuine care, personalized and uncompromising service in all guest interactions. These comments such as yours are the best tool for us not only to maintain but further improve our quality and service. It was and will always be our pleasure to ensure your comfort and I look very much forward to welcoming you back at The Sofa Hotel each time you visit Istanbul. Best regards, The Sofa Hotel
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Nice Hotel strategically located.

5 out of 5
by from Italy
Posted Feb 4, 2015
Pros: design and peaceful athmosphere
Cons: no
Location: Very much strategic
Wonderful service and very kind personnel. All hotel officers were very kind and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 31, 2015 by The Sofa Hotel
First of all I would like to thank you very much for taking the time and commenting on our services; we really appreciate it and value our esteemed guests' opinion such as yours very much. Your feedback encourages us towards our aim to deliver, heartfelt, genuine care, personalized and uncompromising service in all guest interactions. These comments such as yours are the best tool for us not only to maintain but further improve our quality and service. It was and will always be our pleasure to ensure your comfort and I look very much forward to welcoming you back at The Sofa Hotel each time you visit Istanbul. Best regards, The Sofa Hotel
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Sofa Hotel Istanbul - Special Class features an indoor pool and a spa tub. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel's 2 bars/lounges. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 13993 square feet (1300 square meters) include conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Sofa Hotel Istanbul - Special Class has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 82 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 13993 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Nightclub 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1300 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Pay movies 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Separate living room 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Sofie - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

Green Spa has 10 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Number of treatment rooms 10 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of TRY 85 per pet, per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between TRY 50 and TRY 100 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: TRY 40 per night
  • Pet fee: TRY 85 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Sofa Istanbul
  • Istanbul Sofa Hotel
  • Sofa Hotel Istanbul
  • Sofa Hotel Istanbul Special Class
  • Sofa Hotel Special Class
  • Sofa Istanbul Hotel
  • Sofa Istanbul Special Class
  • Sofa Special Class

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

Turkey Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.