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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 colors. 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 the hotel’s kitchen. The guests can cook and then enjoy the amazing Turkish food, in Arena Hotel’s Delight. Turkish bath is available skin care treatment and foot massage are also offered with an additional cost. The location of Arena Hotel - Special Class is ideal for exploring Istanbul's history. Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, and Basilica Cistern are within walking distance. The friendly and helpful staff is happy to offer you recommendations for restaurants, shops, or day trips. Olivium Outlet Centre is 10 km away. Istanbul Airport is 50 km and Sabiha Gokcen is 48 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Istanbul, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, American


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
or
1 large double bed
1 double bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
1 double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.2
Free WiFi
8.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Mouad
    United States United States
    Excellent location , all the staff were professionals
  • Mouad
    United States United States
    Excellent value for money. Close to main attractions( Blue mosque, Grand Bazaar , ) Staff are super friendly. Rooms are clean with comfortable beds.
  • Veronica
    Australia Australia
    The staff were exceptional. Incredibly helpful. We were made to feel very welcome and valued.

Hotel surroundings

Facilities of Arena Hotel - Special Class
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Minibar
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 costs € 8 per day.
  • Street parking
Transport
  • 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
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 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
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Wellness
  • 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
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

House rules

Arena Hotel - Special Class takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00

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

Check-out

Until 12:00

 

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

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

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
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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.

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.

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.

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

FAQs about Arena Hotel - Special Class

  • Arena Hotel - Special Class is 500 yards from the centre of Istanbul. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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

  • Guests staying at Arena Hotel - Special Class can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • American

  • 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.

  • Room options at Arena Hotel - Special Class include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite
    • Twin
    • Double

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