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Arena Hotel

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Fishkill, New York
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were very impressed with the hotel - especially the staff. Everyone was very friendly and most importantly, very helpful. The rooms were decorated nicely and very clean. The breakfast buffet was terrific. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Susan J, 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 is grateful for your kind words and note of recognition. Receiving this kind of feedback is wonderful. When your travels bring...

Belgrade,Serbia
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Excellent little family hotel and fantastic location. Staff is more than kind and ready to assist you in any possible way. We had a corner room with nice view,nicely furnished and very clean. Breakfast was excellent the only thing which we didn't like was the fact that you have to pay additionaly if you want fried eggs for breakfast instead...

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

Dear despinis, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about Arena Hotel. It is just wonderful reading your comments and knowing you had really enjoyed your experience at our hotel and had a great time in Istanbul. As we offer boiled eggs and scrambled eggs for breakfast, Turkish style eggs, "menemen" and mixed omelet are...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I personally did not stay in the hotel. However my brother (who doesn't have a cell phone) and my elderly mother stayed here. When I called to update them on changing events; the hotel staff not only called the room but also went a looked for them in the restaurant. They were friendly, patient, took a lot of messages and...

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

Dear Chrisjones33, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay in Arena Hotel. As you described so well, Arena Hotel is a family run & small hotel with a big heart where we are all about personalized service. Our core purpose is to make sure our guests have a unique experience at this sensational location and enjoy Istanbul...

Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Arena has a comfortable "homey" feel; it's a small hotel with friendly staff and a spot-on location. The rooms (on the older side) are not big or too modern; and yo probably want to request a room on the newer/ renovated side. However, the room has all the basics you need; comfortable bed, wifi, tea/coffee facility, safe, warm water...

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

Dear Minttuha, Thank you indeed for taking the time to share your thoughts about Arena Hotel. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay and had a great time here, many thanks for your sincere and beautiful feedback. We hope to welcome you again to Sultanahmet, Warm regards from the small hotel with the big heart.. Naz Küçükserim

Twickenham
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I stayed at the Arena with a friend this week, and found it a charming place. As often happens, we had booked a twin room but when we arrived were informed that there was only a double available, however we were eventually shown a twin room on the top floor. It was fine, comfy beds and nice ensuite, however being...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The beds were soooo comfortable the Hamaan and Turkish bath was fabulous the staff very helpful!! Noisy kind of but I found it soothing the prayers 5 times a day other than stray dogs and cats which we loved too it was a trip of a lifetime!! We would stay here again! Location is awesome too!

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

Dear Catherine L, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. Your wonderful feedback is truly appreciated by my team and I. We are delighted that you had a trip of a lifetime at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again when you travel back to Istanbul in the future. Warm...

Reviewed 1 May 2014

Great hotel, excellent location, great breakfast and helpful staff. Not an exceptionally robust wifi, but most hotels don't have this anyway. They arranged an airport shuttle for us, gave us a map and oriented us, and there was always some available at the front desk. It was great quality with a mom and pop feel!

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

Dear anitam69, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your lovely words about location, breakfast and staff. Looking forward to welcoming you again to Sultanahmet. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim

London
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed four nights at Arena hotel and found the location to be ideal for visiting all the main attractions of Istanbul on foot. The blue mosque and hippodrome just 3 minutes away, Sirkeci station and Galata bridge no more than 20 minutes. The room was very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. The breakfast very good. The staff friendly and helpful....

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

Dear Lucy P, 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. I thank you for your distinction and look forward to welcoming you again to our hotel. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim

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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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...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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: ₹ 3,120 - ₹ 6,894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arena Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Spa 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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