Hotel Katelya

Kucukayasofya Mahallesi Oğul Sokak 21 Sultanahmet Fatih Istanbul34122Turkey
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About Hotel Katelya

Guests can soak up centuries of Istanbul’s colourful history with a stay at Hotel Katelya. Just a five-minute walk from the Blue Mosque, this small modern hotel is built on the site of the ruins of the Boukoleon Palace.

The rooms feature a contemporary classical theme and a unique refined decor. Each one is air-conditioned; with satellite TV, safe, and tea and coffee making facilities all standard amenities.

Hotel Katelya offers complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and on-site parking. The 24-hour multilingual front desk can organise airport transfers, change currency and book excursions.

An extensive breakfast spread is laid on in a room containing some of the ruins of the former palace. There are also several restaurants nearby, including the excellent value Çatladikapi Sosyal Tesisleri, which is just a five-minute walk away and overlooks the sea.

Many high-profile sights, such as the Aya Sofya Museum, Topkapi Palace, Gulhume Park and the Grand Bazaar can be reached on foot in roughly 15 minutes.


Kucukayasofya Mahallesi Oğul Sokak 21 Sultanahmet Fatih , Istanbul, 34122, Turkey
Telephone: +90(212)4589494 | Fax: +90(212)4589499 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect location to discover Istanbul

The position of this hotel for exploring the historic sights of Istanbul could not be any better. Guests are delighted to benefit from the best of both worlds – a relatively quiet location in a nice neighbourhood, away from the hustle and bustle; and being within walking distance of all the main attractions. Guests like that he Blue Mosque is only a three-minute walk away, through a local bazaar, whilst other sights such as Aya Sophya and the Tokapi Palace are within walking distance. The Sultanahmet railway station is also close by, as well as a tram stop.

Five-star service

The highly favourable impression that guests have of this hotel is in no small part due to the incredible hospitality they are afforded. The manager seems to know how guests should be treated and his staff are well trained to ensure they feel at home. The front-desk personnel are extremely friendly and attentive, with guests touched by their genuine kindness and generosity. They are always greeted with a smile and given the best advice possible for visiting Istanbul.

Incredible breakfast spread

Reviews indicate days get off to the best possible start at this hotel, thanks to an exceptional buffet breakfast. Guests are amazed by the glorious choice and variety of foods laid out in front of them, including Turkish specialities and a huge selection of cereals, juices, fruits, eggs, meats and cheese.

Negative Reviews

Some soundproofing issues

Guests staying in the hotel’s annexe draw attention to the rooms’ less than average standard of insulation. They point out that residential neighbours can be heard through the walls.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 134 reviews