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Ararat Hotel

2.0 of 5 Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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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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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anyone who wish to stay and appreciate Istanbul, Ararat is the best..closest to9oìtourist attraction,shopping arcade and best of all..the hotel will provide you with city tours packages to choose at its reasonable and convenient to tourist who came on themselves as first timer in Istanbul. More importantly..breakfast with the Blue mosque is the view is like dating in a movie... More

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booking was based on a recommendation of someone who stayed there four years earlier. As seniors, we requested a quiet room and minimal stair climbing. On arrival we were given the key to Room 103 with apologies that it was small. We were appalled when we viewed Room 103 and our request for something else was met with “not possible.”... More

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Mayo ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we were unlucky enough to book this place for 2 nights in Sept 14. It was a terrible place. The building was decrepid and a fire trap. The fire escape was through another guests room. If it was occupied I assume it would be locked from the inside which of course totally defeats the purpose. The entrance was a narrow... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so happy to know Ararat hotel and Istanbul. İstanbul is the most beautiful city in the world . There is a place to stay,enjoy and see that's Ararat hotel . It has a wonderful view from terrace. Near to Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sofia and also Blue Mosque. Thank you everyone, special thanks to Demet and Zülfiye. I... More

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

Dear ayazzz , Thanks for your valuable feedback and spending your time by sharing your experiences via Tripadvisor . Like always , we go on to host you by pleasurely . It will make us so happy to host you again with your family , too . All hotel staff say you hello .. Hoping to see you soon .... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be best described as a backpacker hotel. Small bathroom and room(but these 2 things are common in hotels in this area), narrow stairs and expensive breakfast are some of the downers for this place. But the biggest disappointment was the dirty towels they had - otherwise this place is almost the same as other hotels with this price range... More

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

Dear Theghostwhowalks03 , Thanks for your feedback . It is so appreciated spending your time by sharing your experiences . Yes , as you said it is cozy hotel not modern but for everybody who comes Sultanahmet for cultural tourism and wish to feel historical values and like just 5 steps to walk Blue Mosque and 5 min to Hagia... More

Beijing, China
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First pleasant surprise:We were offered an upgrade to a much larger room with the same prise.I love the room with the view of blue mosque and the decoration with Byzantine-inspired murals.The staff were friendly and kind,they were always ready to help. I had no idea that it was so close to the blue mosque, it was literally across the street.... More

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

Dear jie y , Thanks for your valuable feedback . It is so appreciated to share your experiences with our future guests . As we seen pleasure is so changable and different expects for what you have . Always if there is availability , I could upgrade for all my guests by pleasurely . And always ready to help for... More

Al-taif
2 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My lovely placeevry time , the hotel is located in a very calm street . very close to the most lively part in the european side of Istanbul ,also SultanAhmet . rooms are spacious and cozy, rooftop restaurant offers a very nice view of town. the staff is also kind and friendly with me every time i come, thanks a... More

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

Dear Allawi07 , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedbacks . It made us so happy to see your statements and good speeches for all of us and our lovely hotel . It would be always our pleasure to see you here and host you like feeling at your home . I said everybody your regards and so happy they... More

kathmandu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The hotel is very centrally located near 'everything' in old town. It's small, but cosy and with terraces with fantastic views. But that was actually the big problem for us. We had booked a 'room with a view' for a romantic night in Istanbul. The view was exactly as good as shown at the pictures, and the room was cute,... More

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Kakanj, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is near Sultanahmet mosque. Rooms are small but clean. View is great. Staff is friendly and helpful. WiFi is good. Worth every penny. I did not take the breakfast in the hotel because there is Simit Sarayi near the hotel and I love having breakfast there.

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

Dear Azra Z , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . What a nice review you had written on tripadvisor for all our future guests ; summarily and the most clear one sentences by one . So nice to see your pleasure of stay and for hotel and amenities . We hope to see you again at Ararat Hotel... More

New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The staff was helpful. The rooms were nice. They even kept our luggage for 4 days when we went out for a tour out of Istanbul. Amazing view of the Blue Mosque from the terrace of the hotel. Absolutely hassle free service.

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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*
Number of rooms: 12
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