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Arena Hotel

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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The owner and all the staff were friendly and very helpful.The hotel was clean with all the facilies you would expect and breakfast for us was good. The hotel is located behind the Hippodrome and close to Agia Sophia ,Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and great food places.Highly Recommend.

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Manuel, It's a great pleasure to read such a good review. We are very pleased to meet you and host you at our hotel. Thank you very much especially for this detailed review. Looking forward to seeing you again at our hotel.

London
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Centrally placed and close to the tram, just south of the Hippodrome, well hidden in the maze of one-way streets. This family run hotel is small and secure as the entrance is well observed thoughout day and night. The building itself dates from the 1970s but the lobby and seating area is furnished with family heirlooms and photographs of which...

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arenahotelistanbul, Yönetici at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Mr. Edward James ANDREW; Thanks for your valuable detailed observations about our hotel which we carefully noted. With your permission we'd like to clarify below points; 1- Building of the hotel is dating from 18th century, originally an Ottoman stone house belonging to a general (pacha) not dating from 1970s. 2- Menu advertised in the lobby is not...

Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Historic building in a historic location. Room was a little small as expected. Homey atmosphere. Clean. Food is very good. Staff is amazingly helpful. Location great to walk to many historic sites and restaurants.

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amkhol, Thank you so much for this lovely review.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. We hope to see you next visit to Istanbul.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This hotel in old Istanbul is in a perfect location for exploring the treasures of Old City. All the staff are very friendly and willing to always assist in any way. The breakfast has a great variety and gives you the perfect start for a long day of site seeing. The hotel itself is full of character and the facilities...

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for this lovely review.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. We hope to see you next visit to Istanbul.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The hotel staff is really friendly, and were always willing to sit down with us and discuss our sightseeing plans in the city. The location is also great, as it's walking distance from Sultanahmet square. If you're too tired to go out for a meal, Arena's 'Delight Restaurant' serves delicious food!

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sana, Thank you so much for this lovely review.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. We hope to see you next visit to Istanbul.

Milton, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This was y first trip to Istanbul and I wasn't sure about the hotels. I booked this hotel based on the reviews but was amazed at the quality, service and overall experience. My stay was pleasurable and enjoyable and I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff was courteous, friendly and very helping and the location of the hotel was...

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Travel4funnwork, Thank you very much for your comment. We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. We hope to see you again at your next visit to Istanbul.

Hillsborough, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 March 2016

After many various experiences with four/five star chain hotels, this time I decided to visit Arena Hotel, which has a special licence from the Turkish Ministry of Tourism. The staff is so eager to help and be friendly, that I did not feel like a drop in the ocean. From reservation to check out, everything went absolutely well and very...

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EdizK423, It's a great pleasure to read such a good review. We are very pleased to meet you and host you at our hotel. Thank you very much especially for this detailed review. Looking forward to seeing you again at our hotel.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 March 2016

It was my 3rd stay at Arena. As a Turkish person living in Switzerland, I always go to Istanbul to show my friends around. We work in hospitality ourselves and are always impressed by the service. Everyone is very friendly, rooms clean, food great and the location is just perfect for all the amazing attractions. 2 min walk to Sultanahmet...

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Seher, Thank you so much for this lovely review.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. We hope to see you next visit to Istanbul.

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Every now and then you strike it lucky when booking Hotels and Traveling. We certainly did when my Wife and I booked a four night stayat the Arena Hotel in the old Suburb of Sultanahmet Istanbul. We flew Singapore Airlines from Brisbane Australia and arrived in Istanbul early in the morning. We did not expect our room to be ready...

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thank you so much for this lovely review.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. We hope to see you next visit to Istanbul.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Sinem and the team were really helpful and friendly from the outset. I had a fantastic stay in Istanbul and it was always great returning to Arena Hotel after my days adventure where I would be greeted with a friendly and helpful member of staff (Reception is manned 24 hour). The room was great and free wifi was really handy....

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arenahotelistanbul, Ön Büro Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jim, It's a great pleasure to read such a good review. We are very pleased to meet you and host you at our hotel. Thank you very much especially for this detailed review. Looking forward to seeing you again at our hotel.

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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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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 

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Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 2,335 - ₹ 4,740 (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
#62 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#126 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#135 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Rooms are quiet & theres an elevator which is very convenient with suitcases”
 of 5 bubbles udyawillis2003, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Muezzins call at 0500, probably audible in all rooms, otherwise very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelr417, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor have a nice sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 178sanas, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“we had a front room very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles B5278UFianh, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“My room faced the road and the mosque beyond. As far as noise levels went it was still really good.”
 of 5 bubbles jimf921, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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