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Arasta Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Torun Sok. No 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #170 of 829 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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“Superb hotel at a great location - don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We stayed at the Arasta Boutique Hotel for 3 nights and we really enjoyed it! At first I was very impressed by the professionalism of the communication we had through emails, so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed! The hotel is a small gem at a great location - just behind the Blue Mosque, very easily reachable by tram (3 minutes walk from Sultanahmet tram station). The rooms are spacious, very nicely decorated, brand new and really clean! Most of them have incredible view to either the Blue Mosque or the Marmara sea, but, even if you don't, there is always the fantastic terrace to enjoy these great surroundings! On the terrace you will also enjoy the delicious, homemade breakfast. The staff is very helpful and speak very good English. Special thanks to Tahsin, who is always polite and willing to help out with directions, maps, and guidelines for anything you may need!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

Spent 3 nights there on a short city break and it was perfect place to stay. The hotel is really like a guest house - not many amenities within, but it does have incredible views, well decorated rooms, wireless internet, decent bathrooms - everything you need really.

Location is really hard to beat and the view at night of the Blue Mosque from my bed was stunning. Staff are helpful, breakfast (Turkish style) simple and fresh, and there is so much to do within close proximity. I would most definitely use it again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

Arasta Boutique Hotel - Stayed there four nights in the last week of June. I was with a party of six and we stayed in 3 of their 5 rooms. Great little hotel (more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel). It is fairly new therefore very clean and in good condition. My wife is very picky about cleanliness ... and it passed her muster. The rooms are fair sized and although not plush, are nicely decorated. I would compare them to a basic "Comfort Inn" in the states. Dynamite location .... right across the street from the Blue Mosque. Could look out our balconey and see the Blue Mosque and the Red Mosque. From the roof top lounge / breakfast area you can see the Blue and Red Mosques and the sea on the other side. Great central location ... the owner speaks english and is very helpful ... clean rooms .... and reasonably priced. I would stay there again.

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Address: Torun Sok. No 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #170 of 829 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arasta Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arasta Boutique Hotel has 10 rooms , 3 standard double room, 2 family suite rooms with magnificent view with St. Sophie and Blue Mosque views and 3 standard double room with views of Hagia Sophie and Blue Mosque,1 double room with balcony and view of Marmara Sea and 1 Deluxe double room located terrace with the views of maramara sea and Princess Islands. . Each rooms is fully equipped with modern private bathroom, hair dryer, remote control T.V. The rooftop sitting and also breakfast room is a cosy place in winter with view of St Sophie, Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea under snow. In summer you'll be out on the terrace enjoying uninterrupted views of the Blue Mosque or the Sea of Marmara. ... more   less 
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