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Hotel Sapphire

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Double or Twin Room (Bathtub or Shower) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Double or Twin Room (Bathtub or Shower) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Double or Twin Room (Bathtub or Shower) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Hotel Sapphire

Hotel Sapphire

Hotel with restaurant, near Grand Bazaar

8,6/10 Fabulous

278 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is R1 539
Price available on 2022/12/16
ibnikemal Caddesi No:14 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, 34410
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Theme park shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Topkapi Palace - 10 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 10 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 10 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 11 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 13 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 23 min walk
  • Istiklal Avenue - 26 min walk
  • Taksim Square - 43 min walk
  • Eminönü Square - 8 min drive
  • Galata Bridge - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul Airport (IST) - 52 min drive
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) - 68 min drive
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 1 min walk
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 14 min walk
  • Vezneciler Subway Station - 20 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 2 min walk
  • Sirkeci Station - 3 min walk
  • Eminonu Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)


  • Hocapaşa Pidecisi - 2 min walk
  • Bitlisli - 2 min walk
  • Kasap Osman - 2 min walk
  • Namlı Rumeli Köftecisi - 2 min walk
  • Şehzade Cağ Kebap - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Sapphire

Putting you in a great location within a 15-minute walk of Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque, Hotel Sapphire offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 60 per room one-way. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Also, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia are within a 15-minute walk. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and breakfast. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Gulhane Station is 2 minutes and Sirkeci Station is 3 minutes.


English, German, Russian, Spanish, 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)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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 are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 15 per day)
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 15 per day)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle within 1 meters*
  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Theme park shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Swimming pool


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Pool fee: EUR 25 per person, per night
  • Spa fee: EUR 35 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 60 per room (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle, shopping center shuttle, and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 22 2020 to November 30 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool


  • Self parking costs EUR 15 per day
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 15 per day

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.

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; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

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).

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


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Sapphire Istanbul
Sapphire Istanbul
Sapphire Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Sapphire Hotel
Hotel Sapphire Istanbul
Hotel Sapphire Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Sapphire offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Sapphire 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 Hotel Sapphire?
As of 07 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Sapphire on 16 December 2022 start from R1 539, including 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 Hotel Sapphire?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Sapphire?
Yes, there's a pool. The pool will be unavailable from December 22 2020 to November 30 2022 (dates subject to change).
Are pets allowed at Hotel Sapphire?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Sapphire?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 15 per day.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Sapphire?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 60 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Sapphire?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Sapphire?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pizza de lavia (3-min walk), Hafız Mustafa (3-min walk), and Tarihi Eminönü Dürümcüsü (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Sapphire like?
Hotel Sapphire is a short 2-minute walk from Gulhane Station and 11 minutes' walk from Grand Bazaar. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

One draw back is the lack of taxi service right in front of building. Had to go half block away to catch a taxi.
David, 7-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

annie, 6-night trip
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4/10 Fair

sara, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Omar, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very cool stay at Sapphire hotel
It was very cool stay in the heart of Istanbul city and close to the main attraction areas for tourists.
Mahmoud, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I was not happy for the stay and I will not pick this hotel again. Overall, my enthusiasm about this hotel when I booked returned to disappointment. There were just a few good things: I liked the respect, professionalism and helpfulness of employees especially cleaning staff, breakfast workers and bell boy (I think his name is Cengiz) who helped me many times. I like the breakfast bar, variety and quality of items and cleanliness of the area. On the other hand; there are many negative issues. The hotel needs a good and thorough renovation. Lobby and lounge are dark and dirty. Pool was closed. There was a water and sewer problem. Linens are clean but old. I had to change the room since the first one had drainage problem and a/c was not working. You cannot open the windows since there is no screen on the windows. Staff were helpful to offer a better (!) room and helped me to move. However, the next room also had issues; the safe deposit box was out of order (it's fixed immediately when I informed), and shower also had a slow drain. I will not stay in this hotel in my next trip unless all those issues are fixed.
Canan, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shazad, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to enjoy your stay!
The location is excelent, a lot of good restaurants near by, the staff at the reception extremely helpfull an corteous; good breackfast; the room was spacious and clean, the hallway carpet is worn out.
Fanny, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bradley, 7-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Every time I come to Istanbul I prefer to stay in this hotel
Jamal eldeen, 5-night family trip
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