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Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamam Sok. No:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34400 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.2/10! (score from 248 reviews)
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant (buffet), Snack bar, Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.
Room service, Packed lunches, Car hire, Shuttle service (surcharge), Airport shuttle (surcharge), 24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Currency exchange, Tour desk, Ticket service, Luggage storage, ATM/cash machine on site, Concierge service, Private check-in/check-out, Babysitting/child services, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Trouser press, Meeting/banquet facilities, Business centre, Fax/photocopying, VIP room facilities, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Lift, Soundproof rooms, Heating, Allergy-free room, Non-smoking throughout, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area
Turkish, English, German
14:00 - 00:00 hours
12:00 - 12:30 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 248 reviews
Value for money
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Only 70 metres from Sirkeci Train Station, this hotel is 12 minutes’ walk to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Galata Bridge and Spice Bazaar are a 4 minute walk away.
Score from 1564 reviews Very good
Set in a traditional wooden house on a quiet street in Istanbul’s Old City, this special class hotel offers elegantly decorated rooms and a sauna. The Blue Mosque is just 5 minutes’ walk away.
Score from 260 reviews Fabulous
Set at the heart of Historic Peninsula, Rumours Inn is a 3-minute walking distance from Sultanahmet Square. The accommodation offers a terrace, and free Wi-Fi is available in all areas free of charge....
Score from 647 reviews Superb
Sapphire is a classic Ottoman-style hotel located 500 meters from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet. It features an indoor pool with hot tub, sauna and hammam, as well as free WiFi access.
Score from 2540 reviews Fabulous
Everything was perfect expecially the manager was very kind... Thank you again
I stayed in a room downstairs and the wi fi did not work
Location Staff Breakfast
The excellent location, close to the main sites and tram to other areas of the city. The friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. The lovely, generous breakfast. The spacious triple bedroom (roomy and comfortable, even though we were a family of four). The beautiful, late Ottoman furnishings. It was a pleasure to sit in the lounge area, reading, in the evenings.
Great location very helpful staff. Great breakfeast Overall fab place to stay
Small hotel in excellent proximity to major museums and mosques. Friendly staff And good breakfasts.
Rooms were reasonable but dinner was a bit pricey though good.
Location is excellent, walking distance in every area of Old city. This family run hotel is always give you warm feel. All crew are treat us like a family. Old building but decorated like five stars. Choose the new building for better room. I stay at 1st and 3rd day of my trip in Istanbul, 2nd day we went to Bursa and all our luggage are kept with them without problem. They can arrange any tours and airport transfer. They can suggest own trip also like a local. Thanks to Zeinep and Aisha
Bottled water are chargeable. For me it's too cheap, cost only 1TL, but can make your guest feel bad
The staff were very friendly, the room was beautiful, the whole hotel had a very pleasant look to it, the breakfast was good, and the location was excellent.
The wi-fi was a bit slow, but that's a minor quibble.
Nearby places of interest (ie: walking distance)
Arena staff were all wonderfully attentive and went out of their way to make you feel comfortable,as you would feel in your own home. We had a wonderful stay,would return if ever in Istanbul again By the way, breakfast was fantastic!
I was there with my husband and my mother. We stayed in 2 large comfortable rooms. We had a very nice stay and were very well attended by the kind staff who accommodated all our needs. Aysen in particular was extremely efficient and was very helpful to us. There is a very warm family feel as though you were in someones home which is very nice.
Breakfast was fine, but could use a little upgrade.
Had a great stay. Rooms are nice and clean, and the location is perfect. The staff was very service minded and friendly. This is my second time at the Arena hotel and I would choose it again if I come back.
Some of the rooms in the new wing have a glass wall separating the bathroom from the bedroom. It looks cool, but doesn't give you much privacy. However, service minded as they are, they changed our room immediately after we complained.
Good location close to the Hippodrome. Situated on a side street with nearby restaurants and shops. Staff spoke English and were friendly and professional answering all questions and assisting with travel plans and arrangements. Decent breakfast buffet but looked like powdered eggs and there was an extra charge for fried eggs.
Small rooms. Not enough space for more then one suitcase, everything was a tight fit. Shower stalls were small as well, difficult to maneuver in.
Very close to everything 5 mins walk. Staff exceptionally helpful.
Room quite small and dark
Centrality of Location and proximity to Blue Mosque etc. Room was lovely
Breakfast could have been better!
Everything! Staff were all great. The lady on duty when we checked in was so helpful and knowledgeable - a great asset to the hotel! Breakfast and room amenities were very good. Liked the touch of the chocolate coated nuts in the room. Very well located near major attractions and the hotel has a lot of character. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend.
Nothing at all.
Staff were fantastic:always greet with friendly smile and very very helpful with tourist tips, information for directions, public transport etc.
Just a little annoying, toilet continued to run after flushing
Friendly staff, clean rooms, good breakfast, wifi in the rooms, great location - close to main places of interest and restaurants. The higher the floor the more beautiful the room is (and more expensive!) :-) still very reasonable price compare to the others in the same area.
I liked everything!
The staff were most accommodating from friendly smiles each day to best recommendations for everything - a special thanks to Hayati for his assistance. Good healthy breakfasts; quiet little street with no cars and few people.
Room is small but we didn't stay much in the hotel; a little garden or terrace would have been nice for afternoon breaks
Hayati at the front desk gave excellent personal service, english was also great! food good, wifi and very friendly.
breakfast not my favorite.
Central location, good for restaurants, the main sites of Istanbul and transport. Very helpful staff, went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Hotel has "very good fen shui." Friends recommended this hotel and we have on hesitation in recommending it
Staff, cleanliness, location, beds. The people were wonderful, kind and generous. They gave us plenty of information to make our stay special. The food in the retaurant was good and the service prompt.
Wake up call to prayer every day, early - but rather goes with the location!
The location was in short walking distance of all the main attractions. The staff were lovely particularly the maid who made me feel much better after I had been ill in the room! The reception staff organised a guide who was excellent. We all had a fantastic time even though I was not well. The hotel even upgraded our room! Breakfast was excellent with fresh fruit and lots of choice. I would recommend this hotel.
The restaurant serves every day and has a well-reviewed master chef, who gives courses in Turkish cookery. The breakfast has to be the most extensive we've ever seen, catering to European, Arabic and Turkish tastes.
Sadly for us, the master chef was off the Sunday we visited and the replacement was a disaster. The dish ordered bore no relation to the advertised menu and the accompaniments were motorway coach tour standard - uneatable. However the staff were as upset as we were and didn't charge us, apologising profusely and clearly embarrassed. We'd try again but make sure the real deal was on duty!
Friendly staff, quite location and a good breakfast.
The helpfulness of the staff
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