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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Vancouver
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ares was a series of hits and misses for us. It's tucked away on a walking street, so someone meets you on the street and takes your bags up past a number of restaurants. It is a fantastic, central location, but the desk people are a bit disorganized. We always take a hotel business card in case we get... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I priced many hotels around the tram stop in Sultanahmed and they had a great deal at about $80 US dollars a night for a triple. The terrace view of Hagia Sophia is just outstanding and it is open 24 hours and hey sell drinks but you can also bring your own. The staff are very friendly! Limited English, but... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ares Hotel was worth a visit. Perfect location for trips to all the interesting sights in Istanbul and very quiet at night. Hotel rooms were nice. Staff, especially Mr Ayham was very helpful and understanding. Great breakfast too. Lots of restaurants around the hotel for dinner.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ares Hotel was worth a visit. Perfect location for trips to all the interesting sights in Istanbul and very quiet at night. Hotel rooms were OK for that price, bed was comfortable and my room had an air conditioning unit which was perfect. Staff was very helpful and understanding. No comments on the breakfast because I did not take it.... More 

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Ares is in the heart of the old city, so it is VERY convenient and the staff are wonderful. Just remember that everything will be small: the reception area, the rooms and the stairs. Our room/bedroom were sparkling clean. The elevator wasn't working, and we are an older couple, but they helped us get our luggage upstairs. Breakfast... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in June 2015. Initially we were slightly put off by the airport transfer the hotel organised whereby they quoted the driver would speak English, (which wasn't the case), and then he detoured on our way to pick up a friend without telling us at all, and therefore adding additional time to our trip. Upon... More 

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Perranporth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is excellent. The room is comfortable and has all you need. The staff are very helpful and their English is good. The hotel is central to all the places you want to visit. The views from the roof are spectacular. Kadir is very helpful and a mine of information

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is excellent. Very very close to all historic monuments in Istanbul. Easily walkable, from 2 to 10 minutes. But don't stay in rooms 204 or 304. They both are dark and dingy. While 204 is completely dark (no window), 304 window is 80% covered with the roof of neighboring building. All rooms are matchbox-like tiny with no room to... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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 May 24, 2015 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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