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Ajia Hotel

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

If you are looking for a different experience in Istanbul, you must start with your hotel. Ajia is a typical ottoman house, refurbished and modernized from the inside. Located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. Having the breakfast on its terrace while watching the boats cruising is a unique experience. You can ask for the small boats to cross... More 

Thank Adel K
Fort Worth, Texas
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

We had our son's wedding here. It was top notch in every way; from the view, food,customer service and even the perfect weather with a light breeze coming off the water. The Bride and Groom made a great choice when they picked the Ajia Hotel! I would recommend it for a vacation, wedding or any other celebration.

Thank Tricia R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The hotel was quite a ways outside the city, so getting there and back was quite and adventure. This gave us the opportunity to try all kinds of public transport (tramway, bus, ferry, taxi). Unfortunately we were there before the complimentary boot transfer to the city was available (not in season). The hotel has a wonderful sight of the Bosphorus,... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Absolutely lovely setting just by Bosphorus, on the Asian sid across from Sabanci Fondation - make sure you are fine with the location as it is far from the Old City and the traffic can be a nightmare but the place is absolutely worth it (and they can arrange for a private boat to drop you on the European side).... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Our stay in Ajia hotel was like dream near Bosphorus. Hotel is very nice boutique hotel and has boat service from European Side.Breakfast was good enough and rooms are clean comfortable and luxurious.

Thank ozcan y
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Stunning location, very modern interior with a modern refit that works- although some of the rooms look a little tired. Only 16 bedrooms right on the Bosphorous. Might have been a language issue but staff seemed strangely lacking in training or guest skills. Everything done with great reluctance and none of the usual wonderful Turkish hospitality..

Thank Nablitt
Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

My wife and I stayed at this yali in Istanbul for our anniversary. We stayed in the Bosporus Terrace Room, which had a fantastic view of the Bosporus. It is minimally decorated and had the most comfortable bed - it was one of the best nights sleep we had in years while living in Istanbul. We had dinner in the... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2015

The hotel is housed in a magnificent antique wood building by the famous Bosphorus. You can observe the sea gulls and boats passing by and the changes of color from your room or from the sitting area. We had a simply decorated yet elegant room, with comfortable bed with all the amenities. The restaurant was fantastic, food delicious and service... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2015

A lovely hotel, rooms are a great size, we had a balcony over looking the Bosporus and it was stunning - if you can secure one of these rooms. It doesn't have a spa or indoor pool but it is very peaceful, the staff are not imposing and you can completely relax. I certainly want to return for longer and... More 

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Monterrey, México
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

This is the worst "hotel" I've ever been, if you can call this a hotel... One night they just locked the door and close the hotel, because the receptionist decided to go to sleep, it was cold and rainy outside and in the middle of nowhere , had to knock in every window, till sleepy receptionist came out... After 45... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A’jia Hotel awarded by the 2009 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence as “Most Excellent Charming Hotel” in Europe.A distinguished boutique Hotel, a’jia is a traditional Ottoman mansion that jewels the Asian shores of the Bosphorus. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ajia Hotel

Address: Cubuklu Cad. Ahmet Rasim Pasa Yalisi No:27 Kanlica, Beykoz, Istanbul 34812, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range: $213 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ajia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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#185 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#288 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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“Definitely take the Bosphorus side, and if you take the "-1" you'll be at the same level of the water”
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“Get the mezzanine suite if you can, it has a wonderful view and one of them has a tub in the bedroom (if the photos can be believed)”
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