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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 #121 of 748 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
Maggie R Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
100 helpful votes 100 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My 2 friends and I recently were in Istanbul and stayed at this hotel from 1st May – 3rd May 2013. If the review was based solely on my stay, I would have to give the hotel 3 stars. The reason we picked it was due to all the rave reviews. However, I found the hotel to be very overpriced... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I stayed in Arasta Hotel last month with my friend and it was so unforgettable for us . Firstly ,thanks a lot for staff about their hospitality . In addition to that , hotel rooms are so nice, clean and very big . Location was wonderful that it faced you directly to Blue Mosque and on your right Hagia Sophia... More

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

Our Dearest Guest , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It was appreciated to take your time by sharing your experience with our future guest via on this important platform . It was our pleasure to host you in our lovely hotel . Always , we will do our best for all our guests . Looking forward to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Excellent location,mostly walking distance to all places in Sultanahmet,friendly and helpful staff,a tiny hotel,but very cozy!! A nice little terrace with full view of the Blue Mosque and Ayasofia.For a first time,it was like home!!!!!!

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

Our Dearest Guest , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It was appreciated to take your time by sharing your experience with our future guests . It is our pleasure to see your nice statements about your recommendation for Arasta Hotel . The first aim is your contentment for all of us . Looking forward to host you... More

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Additional Information about Arasta Boutique Hotel

Address: Torun Sok. No 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 748 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arasta Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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