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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
I visited Istanbul for the first time with my parents and sibling for 6 nights and from our arrival to our departure all the staff delivered beyond exceptional service, less them 10 minutes walk from "Blue Mosque" clean and tidy hotel with amazing sea view...More
Recently took a visit to istanbul and after a lot of searching we selected Arena Hotel. It was a great choice. In my experience wherever you go you face some problems, but what matters is that is the staff supportive and helps you through those...More
We stayed at the Arena September 2-6 on our arrival in Istanbul, and again September 15-17 on our return from a tour of Anatolia. It was really wonderful to be welcomed back to what felt like home! The lobby echoed the description in Orhan Pamuk’s...More
Stayed in this hotel for 3 night late September 17. I am rating this hotel excellent. I would say the staff of this hotel are a credit to the hotel. They were very welcoming, friendly and very helpful in telling us everything we needed to...More
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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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
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 terrible experience and i will never recommend this hotel
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
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.
Swimming pools do not seem to be high on the list of facilities in the sultanamet area, I only saw one on the roof of an up-market hotel. This property prides itself on being OLD, I don't doubt that it is on the site of the old family property but the info in the lobby states that a lot of work was done and it would appear to be a major reconstruction. But there is no space for a pool, the "garden" is a courtyard - with tables and chairs.
One good thing which I failed to mention in my review, our room had a comprehensive adaptor plug in the bedside table so one could plug in and charge without searching for a suitable adaptor.