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Artefes Hotel Istanbul

#268 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Cayiroglu Sok. No:17 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting place to stay as it was very central to all the attractions such as the Blue Mosque, Aghia Sophia, etc. All these are within walking distance. The rooms are not large as the hotel has been made from an old Ottoman mansion. Although it was clean and comfortable some aspects could have been improved, e.g. broken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in November 2014, for 8 nights. Booked off of hotwire dot com and were plesantly surprised. The hotel is walking distance to all major attractions in Istanbul. Rooftop patio has amazing views! Breakfast was included and had many options, though it was nothing to rave about. Rooms were comfortable, but nothing fancy. Highly recommend a visit to Istanbul,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Artefes is located near The Blue Mosque. Friendly staff and good breakfast buffet. Reasonable price. The rooms are not very big though. The hotel offers one way free airport transfer, however make sure you book room(s) directly on the hotels homepage. We thought we did as we were recommended this hotel and therefor didn't did hotel search. However, upon arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good hotel in sultanhamet district. My wife, I and my daughter stayed here for 3 nights. The breakfast was excellent and the room was clean. When we ask them to change our room(for extra bed for our daughter) they did it immediately. kind and helpful staff. You can walk to blue mosque and some attractive places. The flat roof has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This a great little hotel near the major landmarks in Sultanahmet district. We were quite pleased to be able to walk to all areas of interest; Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace etc. It isn't right in the busy area with all the little tourist shops and restaurants but rather in a quite location minutes from Blue Mosque.... More 

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ZEHRA K, Genel Müdür at Artefes Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Salima, Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure personal service and warm welcome for your next visit. All the best and hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in total. We had no problems with anything at the hotel, everything worked as it should, shower and hot water was great and the wifi worked in our rooms! The staff were always willing to help us book day tours and point is in the right direction. The hotel is a... More 

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ZEHRA K, Genel Müdür at Artefes Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. We work really hard to serve the best service, and I am glad to see those efforts pay off on your last visit. Hope to have you back soon. Best regards, Zehra Karaaslan (Ms) More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good Location in the heart of the touristic area. Nice roof cafe view and good breakfast. Clean room and comfortable beds. Budget hotel for couples. Availability of HAMMAM is an option with good offers.

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ZEHRA K, Genel Müdür at Artefes Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kindest comments for our hotel. Thank you for remembering us... We hope to see you when you are Istanbul and please let us know if there is anything we could do for you. Kindest Regards from Istanbul, Zehra Karaaslan (Ms) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great value for money hotel. Friendly staff who spoke excellent English, and had good local knowledge if you are looking for above average basic hotel in good position then this is it. We had a triple ans had plenty of room good shower and hot water.

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ZEHRA K, Yönetici at Artefes Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel. We work really hard to serve the best service, and I am glad to see those efforts pay off on your last visit. Hope to have you back soon. Best regards, Zehra Karaaslan (Ms) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This hotel is located within walking distance of all the major and well know tourist attractions, yet the area is quiet and nice. The staff is so nice and welcoming and the hotel has a lovely terrace where you simply must see the sunset. Nice clean rooms as well.

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Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us. All the best and see you soon! Warm regards Zehra Karaaslan (Ms) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoy the quietness of the location but we can find restaurants and sundry shop just infront of he hotel. The busy area is very close, 5 min walk. the terrace has dual views; the blue mosque and the sea.

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ZEHRA K, Yönetici at Artefes Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Mohd, Thank you for your review. I am glad you loved location and terrace view. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property, and once again, thank you for your positive comments! Best Regards, Zehra Karaaslan (Ms) More 

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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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