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Ares Hotel Istanbul

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Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus Sok. No:35 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is superbly located, within a very short walk of the blue mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi palace and just a little further to the Grand bazaar. It's off the main road in a little side street full of lovely restaurants. Staff were welcoming and extremely friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable, cleaned daily and has plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I came to the Ares Hotel for a week vacation to Istanbul and stayed at the Ares Hotel. We were looking for a place with a good location in Sultanahmet and the Ares Hotel has an excellent position right next to the Hagia Sofia mosque. The terrace on the fourth floor has spectacular views of the Topkapi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ares Hotel is an amazing hotel, central to all the attractions - Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, etc. Short walk from the Bosphorous and Eminonu. Well worth the price. As with all hotels in Istanbul, space is tight, but the staff is very accommodating and friendly. Definitely recommend.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We initially wanted to stay in a big chain hotel on the Asian side. Good thing we did not find any rooms and chose this hotel! If you visit Istanbul you must stay in the very heart of Sultanahmet as the city is very crowded and you will spend a lot of time traveling. The hotel is on a small... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

* Perfect location for sightseeing and getting around the city. * Friendly and helpful staff, with someone at the front desk 24 hours a day. * Clean and tidy rooms, with a comfy bed and good shower. * Roof terrace with fabulous views - the Hagia Sophia is right in front of you! * Easy access to/from airport via metro/tram,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We have just spent 4 nights here with our 6 year old son & can recommend ares hotel, especially for the friendliness of the staff. It is only a few minutes walk from the Aya Sofia & Blue Mosque so is a great bolt hole, also surprisingly quiet at night. Comfy, clean beds; not a huge lot of space but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Nice location has a top floor view, hotel staff is very friendly and helpfull. Hotel is close to all atractive and historical place,near the train station by walking tree minute.roomz are cllean and enough comfortable for us.and breakfast fresh and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Had a great time during my stay in Ares Hotel. Good and central point in the city to see all the tourist attractions. From the rooftop terrace you have a great view over the city. Everytime I came here I enjoyed it very much. Great staff and decent rooms. All cozy atmosphere.. I would recommend this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Positive: 1)great staff 2)great location 3)amazing wifi connection 4)fresh breakfast 5)tramvay just 5min away from hotel by walk. 6)hagia sophia and some other popular attractions 5 min away by walk. 7)safe hotel 8)everyday room service I would like to thank Mr yusuf who used to give us a very good service everyday for breakfast, Mr ossman who works night shift,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The location of this hotel is excellent. 20 seconds from the Sultanhamet tram stop, you couldn't really get much closer to the main sights of the old city. However, the place has surly unprofessional staff and seems to be falling apart. When I visited it was during the cold, rainy winter of December. I expected it to be cold outside,... More 

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