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Ararat Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The view from this hotel was the perfect setting for our first night in Istanbul! From then the following three nights even better, a family room was lovely and good value for money, the staff amazing! Their help With lost luggage went above and beyond the call of duty! Just be wary of the fact large room have only one... More

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simplyalouise , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It is so appreciated to share your experiences with our future guests via on this important platform . It was our pleasure to host and help you for all manner . We try to do our best for all our guests with all amenities of Ararat . It made... More

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great location, extremely kind manager (Ms. Demet), very kind and friendly staff, good WI-FI service. I would recommend strongly and I would go back again if I ever went to Istanbul. I had really very relaxing week!!! Amir Kurdi

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amir K , Thanks for your valuable feedback . You are so kind and friendly guest for us and made us too happy to be hosted by you . So nice to meet you . It is so appreciated to share your experiences with our future guest . It was our pleasure to host you and would be always... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I wrote the review but it came out in the name of the person who owned the laptop! Perhaps that's why nobody replied from the hotel. I do feel I was ripped off on the recommendation of a member of staff. And this hamam is the only one they advertise in the foyer. The owner/manager made the arrangements for me

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tessav12 , Thanks for your feedback . It is so appreciated to share your experiences with all our future guests . As far as can be seen , you had enjoyed of your stay at Ararat Hotel . So it is our pleasure to see that . About your hamam experience, it is not a good expression which you... More

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
1 review
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Perfect for visiting the town, perfect for the warm hospitality All the hotel is clean and all the staff are super kindly. They really took care of us by being well welcomed, offering a confortable bedrooms , nice and clean. morning on the roof you will live another life of beauty . I will come back soon . thank for... More

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alqarni , Thanks for your valuable feedback . It is so appreciated to share your experiences with all our future guests by frankly . It is our biggest happiness to see our guest's contentment of their stays . Always , it would be our pleasure to host you at Ararat Hotel . Here is like your home in İstanbul... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I just stayed 1night but it was really nice experience. The hotel has an amazing view , you can feel Turkish Culture. Thanks for everything ... Hope to see you soon again but this time I ll try to stay more:)

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ahmed a , Thanks for your valuable feedback . It is so appreciated to share your experiences with all our future guests . It is our biggest happiness to see our guest's contentment of their stays . It made me so happy to see that you would come back and stay for more days ! Here is like your... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I was recommended by one of the staff to go to a particular hamam. It was extremely basic (not particularly cheap), noisy building work, daytime TV and men wandering around. Having gone for the full package, I was the charged extra for a face mask! I was so disappointed and felt that either the hotel or staff were on commission.... More

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Toulouse, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed there with my husband for 6 nights. The location is perfect, the staff very nice and the room was comfortable. I just didn't find the manager very honest: my reservation was for 474€ which she converted in TL with not the exact exchange rate (x3 instead of x2.85), which makes a difference of 35€. Of course I didn't... More

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear estelle B , Thanks for your feedback . It has been appreciated to share your experience about your stay at Ararat Hotel with our future guest . But it is not right behoviur to accuse me without know/understanding policy .. It is big fault of you .. Your reservation was NON REFUNDABLE which is calculating on the day of... More

Al-taif
1 review
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Frankly this is my second time in this hotel. Everything was awesome, location , clean , breakfast ,traditional hotel and roof. It's really good. Also the manager of this hotel Ms.Demet Bölühbaşı helped me every time and she advice me. She is very kind. Also the stuff of hotel very kind with me Ali and Zolfea. Thank you very much.... More

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Allawi07 , Thanks for your valuable feedback . You are always so kind ! It made us so happy to read your nice and truthful explanations both about hotel and staff . We always try to be a family for all our guests during of their stay .. Again I could say that pleasure is a changable sense for... More

1 review
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My family and I spent 6 days in this hotel it was great! Its a comfy and a cozy place in addition to the amazing view it has facing the blue mosque and aya sophia. The breakfast was so good as well with the choice of having it either on the terrace or inside. I would definitely recommend this hotel... More

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pia A , Thanks for your valuable feedback . It is so appreciated to spent your time by sharing your experiences with our all guests . It was especially my pleasure to meet you and your family . So nice to meet you . And I am sure , it would be again . It made us so happy... More

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32 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great views onto the area and the Blue Mosque. You might not like the street noise, or the calls to prayer... otherwise this hotel is an urban experience in the soul of Sultanhamet. When you stay here you feel the old city vibe. Breakfast on the terrace and walks along the cobbled lanes into the heart of Istanbul.

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Demet B, General Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cote_style , Thanks a lot for your valuable feed back . It was so appreciated that you spent your time to share your experience with our future guests via on this important platform . It is our biggest happiness to host all our guests by pleasurely .We are looking forward to see you again . Thank you so much... More

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Address: Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ararat Hotel 2*
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Istanbul's Ararat Hotel is a small, intimate, artistic boutique hotel directly across the street behind Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet Square.If you're looking for a small, personally-run "arty" hotel absolutely right next to Istanbul's prime attractions, the Hotel Ararat is a good place for you. Breakfast is an extra service that is 7 euro per person serving on the roof . Free internet service in the rooms and all over the hotel . ... more   less 
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