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Ararat Hotel

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best hotel ever!!! I stayed on July,4th 2015 for 5 nights in total! This hotel really recommended for budget traveller. Located in heart of tourism object of Sultan Ahmed. The staff are great, and the General Manager, Miss Demet is very helpful and eager to help us. The room is not too big, but they are more than what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very near the Bazaar and Blue Mosque! Other tourist attractions are walking distance as well. After roaming around the touristy part of Istanbul, I was able to walk just a comfortable distance back to my comfortable hotel. There are many restaurants to chose from nearby and you are really in the heart of it all. The rooms are clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice and cosy hotel. Very well located in the heart of the old city, behind the Blue mosque. Rooms are small with low ceilings, so tall people watch your heads ;) but adds to the character of the place. Has a nice view on both sides of the hotel with a terrace to enjoy the ambience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cannot beat the price, the location (though it has been massive crowds during Ramadan) and the helpful staff. Breakfast was great on their terrace every morning. The call to pray at 3-4 am from the across the street Blue Mosque was a terrific reminder that we "weren't in Kansas anymore". Another great adventure. Thanks

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

Dear Dean F , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It is appreciated to spent your time by sharing your experience with all our future guests via this important platform . So nice to hear about your pleasure for stay , location , hotel and staff ...thanks again . It was my pleasure to offer you free breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I stayed at the Ararat hotel in April 2015. I was really pleased with my stay there. First, the staff, they are amazing. So nice and helpful. The Manager, Demet is really lovely. I was coming from the US and forgot my adapter and Demet had one and let me borrow it my whole stay. There is a really awesome... More 

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

Dear izzy8501 , What a nice to see this cheerful and so helpful comment ! Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It is appreciated spending your time with sharing your experience with all our future guests . So respected !! It was my biggest happiness to meet and host you . So nice to meet you . Always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Favorite hotel I have stayed in, anywhere. Great service, incredible location, views to kill for from the fourth floor patio. Breakfast is a delightful spread! The rooms were clean, although I feel some might find them small, but with so much to see and do, who cares? You will not find a better hotel for the price! I plan on... More 

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

Dear Ana O , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It has been appreciated spending your time with sharing your experiences with all our future guests .So nice to see your pleasure of stay and for hotel and amenities . Contentment is always about what you expect to have or meet ! Thanks for your objectivity . Hoping... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

lets start with the good things: the staff are so good and friendly and english speakers, the location is two minutes from the blue mosque and the tram station, also this advantage is not that good one because you will get up from your deep sleep when the "caller for prayer" start calling, five times a day. the rooms are... More 

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

Dear rubyazra , Thanks for your cheerful feedback . It is really very nice to hear your negatives and positives .. By paying only 25 euros per day -for 2 person , by choosing the economiest room , only 10 square mt with its picture and amenities , not buying for breakfast or use our wonderful terrace by pleasurely ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Located in the wonderful area of Sultanahmet, right in front of the Blue Mosque, the staff was always very kind and helpful. We stayed in two rooms at the top of the hotel, both very simple but comfortable, each room with its own private bathroom. One with a very nice view to the Blue Mosque and the other to the... More 

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

Dear Manrique A , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It is appreciated to spent your time by sharing your experience with all our future guests via this important platform . So nice to see your pleasure of stay and for hotel and amenities . We try to do our best for all our guests with all amenities... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

best location in the heart of historical Istanbul, few steps to Sultan Ahmat masjid and Aya Sofia, neighbor hood is fully loaded with bazaars, restaurants, and stores of all niches. staff and manager are so lovely and helpful, rooms are cozy and comfortable, great value for the money, so it can't be better i suppose !! enjoyed every minute !!

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

Dear bilal s , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It is appreciated to spent your time by sharing your experience with all our future guests via this important platform . So nice to hear about your pleasure for stay , location , hotel and staff ...thanks again . Hoping to see you soon again at Ararat Hotel... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I spent some days at Ararat hotel and I had a great experience there! First of all the the staff is really helpful and friendly, besides the rooms are spotless!!! The location is excellent it is very close to the main highlights. The terrace has a very nice view of the Blue Mosque, which is just a very short walk... More 

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

Dear Patricia d , Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback . It has been appreciated spending your time with sharing your experiences with all our future guests . It was my biggest happiness to meet and host you . So nice to meet you . Always I would be waiting for you to host again & again . Please... 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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