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Arasta Boutique Hotel

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Torun Sok. No 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #157 of 778 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here based on previous reviews, location and of course the price! Stayed with my six yr old son and 21 yr old daughter. I booked online for four nights, breakfast not included, for a triple room - $80.00 AUD. When we arrived we were shown to room 101 - it was literary a cupboard under the stairs! One... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stay here with my family in March 2014.Nice small hotel with terrace от the top.Very good location, not far from historical monuments. Staff is very friendly. Thanks to the hotel owner Ayhan for his attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

l had been before with my family in this hotel. location was very great. it s very close to hagia sophia topkapi palace. all staff were very greatfulll. speacially thank to mr.ayhan and yosef. my room was a bit small but it was clean and great .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

You could not ask for a better location and breakfast. The staff was very friendly and helpful and while the rooms are not fancy, it is a nice place to come home to after eating Turkish delight by the Bosphorus.

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Washington, DC
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27 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We believe that the positive reviews for this hotel are fake! The rooms are tiny and have a terrible sewage smell, especially in the bathroom. There is no daylight from the small window and there is hardly any electrical lighting. There is no place to store your luggage. You can put it on the floor by your bed, but then... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed in the hotel last time in April (see my previous review) and we were here again to celebrate New Year in Istanbul! I was pleasantly surprised that staff remembered me :) We had a wonderful time, met the New Year at the square between Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia, great view of fireworks! Hotel is still my favorite "go-to"... More

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We loved this hotel really felt in love . We chose it for just 2 nights after our wedding ceremony . It was offered us by agent . We thank her so much , too :) We stayed in 401 which had perfect sea view and at the roof that faces to Blue Mosque .. was perfect !!! Delicious and... More

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Arasta_Boutique, Owner at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ggguulllyy , Thanks a lot for your valuable comment . What a nice to see your pleasure of stay in our cozy hotel ! It was our biggest happiness to host and serve you for your honeymoon . That was great for us , too .. So nice to meet you ! Always , we would be looking forward... More

Singapore, Singapore
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25 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stayed at Arasta Botique 2 nights in September 2013. During the breakfast you have the Blue Mosque view, the old Arasta Bazaar is across the street, walking distance to the train station, and the hotel itself is nice and clean albeit the room is tiny and breakfast is just a regular Turkish: Tomato, Cucumber, Cheese, Eggs, Tea, Coffee, Bread... More

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Arasta_Boutique, Owner at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Navid F , Thanks for your valuable comment . It is a pleasure to see your contentment of your stay at Arasta Hotel . We always try to do our best for all our guest and be careful for their requests ... Hope to see you again to host at Arasta Boutique . Thank you so much . Kindest... More

Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed in Arasta Boutique hotel during our recent stay in Istanbul! Hotel is located walking distance from ALL the major attractions. Staff was very helpful, room size is nice, breakfast was good, and best of all the view of the Blue Masque and Hagia Sofia from terrace was wonderful, I was even able to book my tours from the... More

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Arasta_Boutique, Owner at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sofia S , Thank you so much for your nice comment . It is so important for us to see your experiences about your visit of İstanbul and accomodation in Arasta Boutique Hotel . Thanks a lot again . But just in one case , the massing about your reservation was your agency fault . Hotel just could know... More

Oakland, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family and I traveled from USA and was very impressed with this hotel.The staff was always willing to help our every need and made us feel very welcomed. Very clean rooms and the breakfast was an added bonus. To top it all off the location is right in the spot of it all and to name a few:blue Mosque,Hagia... More

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Arasta_Boutique, Owner at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EdieElizabeth , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It made us so happy to shared your nice experience with our future guests via on this important platform . Reading your beautiful sentences about my staff , services and location , made me so pleased , too . Thanks for your highly recommendation - for Arasta Boutique Hotel... More

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Address: Torun Sok. No 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arasta Boutique Hotel 3.5*
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Arasta Boutique Hotel has 10 rooms , 3 standard double room, 2 family suite rooms with magnificent view with St. Sophie and Blue Mosque views and 3 standard double room with views of Hagia Sophie and Blue Mosque,1 double room with balcony and view of Marmara Sea and 1 Deluxe double room located terrace with the views of maramara sea and Princess Islands. . Each rooms is fully equipped with modern private bathroom, hair dryer, remote control T.V. The rooftop sitting and also breakfast room is a cosy place in winter with view of St Sophie, Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea under snow. In summer you'll be out on the terrace enjoying uninterrupted views of the Blue Mosque or the Sea of Marmara. ... more   less 
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