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Arife Sultan Hotel
Ranked #472 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 18 October 2017

10.11.2017-10.12.2017.: On one side the location of the hotel is perfect: 3-5 minutes from Sultanahmet station. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby, though they are rather expensive considering the place (historic center of the city). On another side the most dreadful thing was a smoke of the tobacco in the room even though there was no ashtray there (not smoking room). It was really terrible considering the fact, that me and my wife were non-smokers. I've never met such terrible experience in my life before!!! The second unpleasant thing was a very loud noise from nearby restaurants. It continued till almost 1.00 a.m. !!! Even with closed windows it was difficult to sleep. The breakfast was moderate one (not the "best rated" as in many other reviews? though not bad at all The room was a tiny one as well as the bathroom (shower only). If I had to stay for more than one night I would certainly changed the hotel.

Room Tip: If you are non smoker - pls try to make sure, that there will be no tobacco smell in your room.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The location of the hotel is the biggest plus. Just in few minutes you can reach the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosce, and the grand Bazar. Few more steps away is the Topkapi Palace and the Archeological Museum. The service personal is super friendly and helpful. The breakfast is typical turkish and enough in my opinion. The rooms are tidy and clean, no complains here about the shower or anything else. If you like to explore Istanbul by foot and or with public transportation, this is really a great hotel. Also nice are all the nice and good restaurants and bars around it. Go there and enjoy Istanbul.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Arife Sultan is a great bet if you're looking for a clean, modern room in an excellent location a block or two from the Aya Sofia and metro. The staff is friendly, the rooms are impeccably kept, but tiny... not a problem for me, but worth being aware of. The breakfast was a nice bonus. Solid bet in often-spendy Sultanahmet

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

It's a very nice,clean and perfect place to stay in Istanbul.
The staff is very nice and very friendly!!!
It's alway coming home, when I stay in this hotel.
Your very near to all the spectacular places and very near the tramway.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good and very clean, so your staying will be 👍🏼
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

I stayed here for 5 nights during my stay in Istanbul in August 2015. the staff was amazing and so helpful. We spoke to them over tea and they told us about the history of Turkey and of specific sites, as well as where to go and the best way to get there. Engin and Mehmet were really accommodating and helpful. I definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to staying there again the next time I visit.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I was very happy,stay in arife sultan hotel,Room soo clean and comfortable,breakfast was simple but soo delicious.staf soo helpful and frendly.ready to help ever guestion.Hotel has a nice loceted,near the train station.closed to all historicsl place by walking distance.l ll back to again,whrn i go to istsnbul.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

especially in the middle of the city covered market full Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia very close the staff are very good and useful location as well.a perfect place. Breakfast small but very nice and fresh.

Room Tip: the rooms are small but very useful in the front.
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Arife Sultan Hotel

Address: Alemdar Mah. Catal Cesme Sokak No:8 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #472 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: C$42 - C$614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arife Sultan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Arife Sultan Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the Old City of Istanbul adjacent to The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Byzantium Hippodrome and many more. Arife Sultan Hotel offers 8 guest rooms. Rooms are modern and feature flat-screen TVs and self control air-conditioning , safe box, emergency life alarm, central heating system full automatic, direct dial telephone, bathroom. Relax in your tastefully decorated room and enjoy modern amenities, including LCD TV. Check your emails using free wireless internet access. Start each day with a complimentary buffet breakfast ... more   less 
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