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Arena Hotel

492 reviews
#215 of 1,181 Hotels in Istanbul
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue mosque”(72 reviews)
“the hotel staff”(23 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Airport Transportation
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4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights in the Arena Hotel, what a lovely hotel was made to feel welcome from the minute we walked through the door. Room was small but comfortable, good selection of food for breakfast. We booked all our excursions through the hotel by Ulas,...More

Thank Barbarayarwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience. The location was perfect, the staff were friendly and the rooms were clean. Good breakfast as well. We stayed there from 8 to 12 feb 2018. I also liked that they had a 24h opened reception, and they offered little...More

Thank sarahmegh
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Istanbul in winter so we needed a cosy hotel to recover from long days spent walking around. I'm very happy to say that the hotel was absolutely lovely. We landed quite early in the morning and from the beginning, we were accommodated very...More

Thank w_t1993
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Spent 4 nights at this superbly located hotel which is in within walking distance to the major highlights of Istanbul. Very ottoman "oldy worldly" style. Friendly staff and when we arrived we were advised about a Fish Restaurant. We were picked up to and from...More

Thank TheBar-Levs
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I stayed at Arena Hotel during low season for tourism. I loved it. The hotel feels very much like a home, not a hotel. The rooms are comfortable and lovely. The daily breakfast is an incredible spread of fresh and homemade Turkish dishes. I ate...More

Thank Karina Q
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
Babysitting
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Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
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Price range
US$38 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#91 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#113 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#162 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$38 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#91 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#113 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#162 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Nearby
Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
...More
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Alicja S
15 September 2017|
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Response from dmartin358 | Reviewed this property |
The rooms my friend and I got were more or less the same. Small and no service. The bedding did not even fit. We would leave early for our daily tours and not once on arrival round about 5pm,was our room made. It was a... More
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zebras5
12 May 2016|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about delay in finding your question. There was no sign of any swimming pool at the Arena but they claim to have a haman (Turkish Bath ) and I did see a lady in a white coat who would seem to be the attendant... More
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jen2951
18 February 2015|
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Response from GoTravelAU | Reviewed this property |
It was good size for I -pad, but don't think will be big enough for laptop.
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Room Tips
"Amazing serivce"
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"Avoid the basement level. U will not have any view at all. Higher the better. They have lift."
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"room are very small and bad and what you see in photos is not same in reality"
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"Our rooms were extremely small"
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