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Ararat Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #309 of 885 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

location was spot on - right next to blue mosque and haya sofia museum. room was tiny only 1 plug socket, yet i had 2 phones and a laptop to charge no table to work at (it was a business trip) no wardrobe, but thankfully there were hangers and a rack where you could hang clothes from my room was... More

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Nice, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for several days, and I would truly recommend it. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, the rooms spacious and refined, hot water always plentyful, the terrace a great bonus. Location is excellent, you just step out and you ARE THERE !

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When looking for hotels in the Sultanahmed district in Istanbul old city, one is not short of choice. We opted for this hotel as it is right next to the Blue Mosque and in walking distance of all the other amazing sights in this magnificent part of Istanbul. It is advertised as 'ideal for backpackers and young couples', so as... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Fabulous vacation i had even if it was short... Let the history take you away when you look at the pictures in wall. Istanbul is an amazing city and you can feel this uniqueness of the city while you are staying...

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

Dear Zain d , 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 . Always we would like to serve and accomodate you in our... More

Madrid, Spain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The staff is really nice and willing to help. I had a small problem and they helped me a lot. Besides, it's very well located and the value you get for that price is really high.

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

Dear Jose M , Thank you so much for your valuable feedback . It was my pleasure to assist you for a small problem :)) I am so happy to see your nice words and support for us . It was so appreciated to spent your time by sharing your experience with our future guests . We always try to... More

New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel was amazing and I never thought I would say that. There was no TV in my room and the shower was my bathroom which was smaller than a closet. That said the location was amazing, the bed was big and comfortable, the staff was amazing and beyond friendly, there was WIfi and the daily fresh made breakfast was... More

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

Dear Spyro M , Thanks a lot for your valuable comments . What a nice words you had used to tell your pleasure of stay at ARARAT HOTEL . It made us so happy and looking forward to host you again . Anymore we have an availability for the whole year :) Always we are ready to serve and accomodate... More

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Small rooms, but as you'd expect for a small hotel in the area. Breakfast spread could have been better and overall value was average. Was a little odd in that we heard them tell multiple people their credit card machine was down and they needed to pay in cash. Wasn't an issue for us as we planned to anyway, but... More

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San Francisco, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
42 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The location of the hotel cannot be beat. It was walking distance to the Blue Mosque and Haiga Sofia and convient for the metro line to get to the Grand Bazaar, the spice market, and other sights around town. Superb view from the terrace of the Blue Mosque - a great way to spend breakfast and the evenings. The service... More

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Jedda, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed here for 5 nights and had the best room in the hotel. My first two nights were in 102 facing the Sultanahment mosque then i was moved to the terrace room 301 facing the mosque as well. Room 301 i would say the best of all. I have the rooftop terrance on my own. The room is not... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stayed at the Ararat hotel from September 10-13, 2013 with my husband and brother. It is a lovely small, cozy and charming hotel near the Blue Mosque with an incredible view of the mosque. The staff was really friendly and helpful. They booked a transfer for us from the airport to the hotel. Breakfast is great and it is... More

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Additional Information about Ararat Hotel

Also Known As:
Ararat Hotel Istanbul
Address: Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ararat Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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