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Situated in Istanbul's historic district of Sultanahmet, only a 2-minute walk from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, this Ottoman-style hotel combines traditional décor with modern facilities, including free wireless internet access.

Arena Hotel - Special Class is an excellent example of a 19th-Century Ottoman stone house. It has been carefully restored in keeping with Istanbul's historic architecture and features antique furnishings. Each of the spacious rooms at Arena Hotel - Special Class is decorated in rich fabrics and a creative blend of warm colours.

You are warmly welcomed to Arena Hotel - Special Class with complimentary coffee and cookies upon your arrival. You can also benefit from a buffet breakfast each morning, included in your room rate.

The cooking classes take place in hotel’s kitchen. The guests can cook and then enjoy the amazing Turkish food, in Arena Hotel’s Delight. The paper marbling classes are provided. Turkish bath is available at an additional price. Skin care treatment and foot massage are also offered.

The location of Arena Hotel - Special Class is ideal for exploring Istanbul's history. Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and Basilica Cistern are within the walking distance. The friendly and helpful staff is happy to offer you recommendations for restaurants, shops or day trips. Olivium Outlet Centre is 6.2 miles away. Istanbul Airport is 31.1 miles and Sabiha Gokcen is 29.8 miles from the property.

This is our guests' favourite part of Istanbul, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Arena Hotel - Special Class has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Jun 2009.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Istanbul, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast info

Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free, American


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Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
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  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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  • 1 extra-large double bed and 1 sofa bed
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  • Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
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About Arena Hotel - Special Class

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  • do u have a tour operator or a guide service?

    Dear Guest We have tour operator and guide service ,you can contact to us . Ozgur Asci.


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    Answered on 28 December 2019
  • Hi. My flight arrive at 00:00 Jan. 10. Do you have taxi? Also, is breakfast included? Thank you.

    Dear Guest i would like to inform you that your reservation has been confimed with breakfast and ONE BIG BED.. İstanbul Airport (60 km) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (56 km) transfer prices, 1-4 person for 30 Euro ( fix price )


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    Answered on 3 January 2021
  • Do you have muslim showers in the bathrooms?

    Good Morning Dear Guest. We do not understand how is muslim showers. In our bathrooms we have two type showers , one shower cabin ( you can take shower standing up) other as you know bathtub. Best Regards Suat Uslu


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    Answered on 9 February 2020
  • What are the additional documentation the hotel requests due to COVID-19 situation from guests?

    Dear Guest, When you arrive the hotel only we request to file the one form, asking your detailed and we check your body temperature. Best Regards Suat Uslu


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    Answered on 22 November 2020
  • One more question We are celebrating our wedding anniversary and we would like the Queen Suite with sea view if possible upper floor

    i am sorry Queen room have no sea view . our Deluxe room rooms have sea view


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    Answered on 15 April 2021
  • Hi, do you still have breakfast buffet at the hotel?

    Hi , yes we have


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    Answered on 22 November 2021
  • I'm planning to arrive to Istanbul Friday 20, November at 11:30 pm and be in hotel around 2am Saturday. Do you support late check-in ?

    Dear Guest It depends of availability of rooms , onyour arrivall we will let you know it. Best Regards Ozgur Asci


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    Answered on 15 March 2021
  • Can I request for an early check in on 19-2-21 around 12 pm?

    Dear Guest, If the roos able you can check in early and there will be free of charge. Best Regards Suat Uslu


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    Answered on 15 February 2021
  • Is there a shuttle bus to the airport now in August 2021?

    Yes there is you can check the time from airport web site


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    Answered on 1 August 2021
  • Do u have connecting room

    Yes we have family room


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    Answered on 16 January 2022
  • Is there 1 or 2 bathrooms in the family connected rooms? Do any of the family rooms have a balcony?

    Dear Guest There is 1 bathroom in family room and no balcony for family rooms . Best Regards Ozgur


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    Asked about: Family Connecting Room • Answered on 31 January 2020
  • Hi the distance between the hotel and taksim square????

    7km between hotel and taksim square


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    Answered on 24 July 2021
  • How can I request for a shuttle from the airport ?

    you can send us flight information and all passengers names we will arrange VIP transfer


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    Answered on 26 October 2021
  • Salam is there a smoking room?

    Dear Guest our room is non smoking but you can smoke in balcony or we have smoking area you can use when ever you want.


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    Answered on 5 November 2020
  • hi, is it poasible to request for a microwave in the room? or microwave available to use any where in hotel??

    wE HAVE IN THE KİTCHEN YOU CAN USE


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    Asked about: Queen Suite • Answered on 9 December 2021
  • Spa Center is working?

    yes it is working


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    Answered on 6 August 2021
  • Hi, What is your Covid policy? Do we have to be fully vaccinated or is a Negative PCR test acceptable? Ayoub & Carol Morocco

    No policy for us if you can fly


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    Answered on 16 November 2021
  • Can we take public transpo from airport to hotel? if yes, how? Also, is the deluxe sea view with overlooking of the mosque or any landmark

    you can take public airbus that name is HAVAİST for IST airport to Beyazıd station or Havabus for SAW airport to Taksim station than u need to get tram station .. deluxe room has view with small hagia sofia mosque and some city neigboorhood


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    Answered on 30 September 2021
  • Do you have a room facing sea views with balcony very clean

    Yes we have deluxe rooms with sea view


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    Answered on 30 September 2021
  • Thank you for the prompt response. However, please advise: are there corner rooms and queen suite in the second floor, or at least in the first floor above the ground?

    corner and queen rooms are on the second or third floors


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    Answered on 29 December 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Located in the historic old town

Discover Istanbul’s old town, which boasts more history than almost any other place in the world. Explore nearby icons like the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar.

What's nearby
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque
    0 miles
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
    0.1 miles
  • Serpent Column
    0.2 miles
  • Obelisk of Theodosius
    0.2 miles
  • Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education
    0.2 miles
  • Theodosius Cistern
    0.2 miles
  • Blue Mosque
    0.2 miles
  • Hippodrome of Constantinople
    0.2 miles
  • Great Palace Mosaic Museum
    0.3 miles
  • German Fountain
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Fine Dine Restaurants
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Starbucks
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant KUMKAPI RESTAURANTS
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Column of Constantine
    0.3 miles
  • Basilica Cistern
    0.4 miles
  • Hagia Sophia
    0.5 miles
  • Spice Bazaar
    0.8 miles
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
    0.9 miles
  • Galata Tower
    1.5 miles
  • Maiden's Tower
    2 miles
  • Istiklal Street
    2.2 miles
  • Taksim Square
    2.3 miles
  • Taksim Metro Station
    2.3 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Marmara Sea
    0.2 miles
  • Sea/ocean BOSPHORUS
    0.6 miles
Closest airports
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
    19.1 miles
  • Istanbul Airport
    21.3 miles
  • Corlu Airport
    55.7 miles
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Facilities of Arena Hotel - Special Class
Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Pub crawls Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Street parking
  • Secured parking
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Wellness facilities
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Public Bath Additional charge
  • Hammam Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
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House rules
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Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
Free
4 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
6 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Arena Hotel - Special Class in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Arena Hotel - Special Class

  • Arena Hotel - Special Class offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Pub crawls
    • Happy hour
    • Cooking class
    • Bike tours
    • Public Bath
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Beauty Services
    • Walking tours
    • Facial treatments
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages

  • Arena Hotel - Special Class is 500 yards from the centre of Istanbul.

  • Guests staying at Arena Hotel - Special Class can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Arena Hotel - Special Class by:

    • Bus 1h

  • The prices at Arena Hotel - Special Class may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Arena Hotel - Special Class is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Arena Hotel - Special Class (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Street parking

  • Room options at Arena Hotel - Special Class include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite
    • Twin
    • Double