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Arena Hotel

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  • Excellent56%
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great spot in the old city, close to trams and major attractions such as Blue mosque, koptapi palace. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast has lots of choice and housekeeping is good. Lots of cosy corners to sit and...More

2  Thank Lisa O
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded July 24, 2014

Dear Lisa O, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim

Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely, comfortable short stay in this hotel, tucked away in a back street behind the Blue Mosque. The location was good, the room very cozy and comfortable and the staff always friendly and helpful. There were some nice additional touches not always...More

1  Thank JonSmmns
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded July 16, 2014

Dear JonSmmns, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It is a pleasure to read about how much you enjoyed our hotel and had a great experience here in Sultanahmet. My team and I thank you for...More

Reviewed July 7, 2014

So pleased I discovered this place. Where to start?! Perfect location, a stones throw from the Blue Mosque. A great starting point to all first time visitors to Istanbul. Even though it is so central the hotel is situated on a lovely quiet street. The...More

1  Thank Kate M
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded July 16, 2014

Dear Kate M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home, enjoyed the very essence of our service culture, which is exactly what we strive for....More

Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really good location within walking distance of the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque etc. Helpful and friendly staff. The breakfasts were really good, lots of choice of well prepared home cooked pastries, bread, fruit, yogurts, honeys, jams, cold meats and cheeses. Scrambled eggs etc. The restaurant was...More

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Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded July 8, 2014

Dear Michael F, Thank you very much for your marvelous review about Arena Hotel. My team and I, we appreciate your distinction and vigilance. Your comments gave us the motivation and support to offer the best service and quality to our guests in our hotel....More

Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is clean, and great value for money. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The location is fabulous, easy walking distance to all the sights as well as some lovely restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.More

1  Thank Sian R
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded July 8, 2014

Dear DannySian, Thank you very much for spending time to write about Arena Hotel. My team and I, we appreciate this brief review as well as your recognition and lovely words. And we are looking forward to welcome you soon at Arena Hotel in future....More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
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US$50 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#64 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#124 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$50 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#64 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#124 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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
September 15, 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
May 12, 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
February 18, 2015|
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It was good size for I -pad, but don't think will be big enough for laptop.
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Room Tips
"If you don't need a view the "economy" rooms are exceptional value for money."
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"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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