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Arena Hotel

Orbitz.comUS$39*
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#171 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Houston, Texas, United States
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I stayed overnight and had a pleasant experience in early May, 2013. The hotel is very nicely located just blocks from the popular tourist sites. The staff was accomodating. My one regret is that they recommended a tourist restaurant for dinner; the prices were a bit high. I prefer more local culture for dining experiences. The breakfast was served in...

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ann L, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us as well as our unique location. We noted your thought about the restaurant recommendation. When you return to Istanbul, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to Sultanahmet....

central pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Came to Istanbul for nights with a friend and found this hotel through Hotwire. It was perfect for our stay. The location was within walking distance of all the major historic sites and was also within walking distance of the tram (which can get you anywhere else) The staff was fabulous and helped with everything and spoke english - and...

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wautomagirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. We are very happy that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all aspects of our hotel. My team and I, are grateful for your kind words and note of recognition. Receiving this kind of feedback is wonderful. When your travels...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have 5 days in the Arena hotel everything about the hotel was very good from reception to breakfast, the rooms were very big and the bathroom, that had everything you may have forgot. If we go back to Istanbul we will stay here again

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ellison01, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. It is wonderful to hear you had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed the very essence of our service culture. My team and I greatly appreciate your candid feedback and recognition. We hope to see you again at our hotel when you...

london
Reviewed 19 April 2014

All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The hotel is charming, with a relaxing reception area, decorated in a comfortable traditional style. Our room was in the new wing. It was small and pleasantly decorated with a good shower, comfortable bed and tea and coffee-making facilities, which was a very nice touch. We found it restful after a...

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear vpg, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great experience. My Reception & Guest Services team are thrilled with your wonderful comments about our hotel and service philosophy that you describe so well. Thank you for your distinction. When...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Arena Hotel is ideally situated for a vacation in Istanbul. The reception staff were very knowledgeable and nothing was too much problem for them. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and more than adequate for a weekend break. There is a wide selection of choice to eat for breakfast. The sites were very close to hand, so nowhere was...

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BarbaraOhoro, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guests here at Arena Hotel and we are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your weekend with us. My entire team and I greatly appreciate your wonderful feedback with recognition and distinction. We...

Tirana, Albania
Reviewed 12 April 2014

With so many small hotels in the Sultanhamet area of Istanbul, it is difficult to make a choice. Arena hotel is really 2 hotels in one. The 160 year old building is charming but door locks are push buttons and the rooms are dark. The newer section has small but bright modern rooms. Staff is friendly and helpful and the...

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear aninkzland, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It is a great pleasure for my team and I to know you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed every minute of it. We are all humbled by your recognition, heartfelt thanks for your amazing feedback and kindness and drawing attention to Turkish...

Istanbul
Reviewed 11 April 2014

if you book econom room please be aware that it is quite small, with small window and low ceiling the rest is qiute nice breakfast is not very rich (as usual in Istanbul), but much better then in other Istanbul's small hotels. if you stay on top floor, you will hear screaming cats all night and screaming gallops early morning...

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Dear Andrey O, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guests here at Arena Hotel. My entire team and I greatly appreciate your feedback. We are open to our guests suggestions in order to increase customer satisfaction. Apart from the things we now have...

UK
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Very welcoming friendly hotel with some of the best staff in any hotel we have stayed at. It is spotlessly clean in all areas of the hotel. The old part of the hotel is a bit dark and faded but the rooms are larger, the new part is updated but with very small rooms. We had one wardrobe between us...

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear londongalUk, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Trip Advisor. My team and I, honored with your recognition of amazing staff and the brilliant location. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Arena Hotel, your dinner as well. Thank you very much for your suggestion of painting the old part in light colors,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 April 2014

originally we thought the rooms were small and "old" but we adjusted by the morning of day 2 and it became our home away from home. The cleanliness of the hotel was outstanding and this trumps "old". The staff was kind, helpful, and respectful. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The nocturnal noises were somewhat disruptive-dogs, cats, seagulls...but we had a...

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Dear 600traveler, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Trip advisor. My team and I, are flattered with your review. We are very happy that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all aspects of our hotel. My team is grateful for your kind words and note of recognition. Receiving this kind of feedback is wonderful....

Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed in queen suite. Great room with wonderful facilities. If you will book it writhe that you want on higher floor. They have bigger queen suites on lover ground floor if you don't mind. I preferred smaller but with better view. I had with mosque on the street side. I really enjoyed that. 3 min to Sultanahmed.

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Dear Mermelka, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us as well as our unique location. When you return to Istanbul, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to Sultanahmet. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arena Otel; 19. yüzyıldan kalma, büyüleyici Osmanlı taş binası ve kendine has tarzı ile sizleri karşılıyor. Otelin sahibi, doğduğu konağı 1998 yılında otele çevirmiştir. Bu sebepten dolayı, konaklamanız boyunca otel çalışanları tarafından ideal Türk misafirperverliğini bizzat tadıp, her bir bireye gösterilen özel ve benzersiz ilgiye tanık olacaksınız. Özellikle yazın, otele giriş sırasında misafirleri ferahlatmak adına, misafirlerimiz soğuk kolonya ikramı ile karşılanıyorlar. Pasaport işleri ve bilgi dolum formları ile sizi bir karmaşaya sokmak yerine, adeta bir Türk evine misafirliğe gitmişsiniz hissi ile çay/kahve ikramı ve ev yapımı kurabiye ve kek çeşitleri büfesine yönlendiriliyorsunuz. Odalar eski İstanbul mimarisi karakteri, zengin ve zarif dekoru ile ziyaretçilerine konforlu ve ferah bir konaklama sağlıyor. Samimi havası ve yardımsever personeli ile Arena Otel misafirlerine evden uzakta ev rahatlığını ve keyifli bir konaklamayı garanti ediyor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $64 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#65 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#130 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#135 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Clean, quait, very close to the most important visiting points.”
andreis60, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are quiet & theres an elevator which is very convenient with suitcases”
udyawillis2003, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Muezzins call at 0500, probably audible in all rooms, otherwise very quiet.”
michaelr417, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor have a nice sea view”
178sanas, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“we had a front room very quiet”
B5278UFianh, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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