Ayasofya Konaklari Hotel

Istanbul, Turkey

Set on a pedestrian-only cobblestone lane between the Haghia Sofia and the Topkapi Palace, the Ayasofya Konaklari is within walking distance of Istanbul’s great monuments. The hotel is a series of restored 19th century Ottoman period row houses, with four to ten guest rooms each, furnished with a blend of Western style and 19th century Turkish antiques. A traditional Turkish buffet breakfast is served in a peaceful courtyard garden—be sure to sample the fresh apricots and yogurt!