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“Great value, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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ARN Aruna Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cankurtaran Mah. Ahirkapi Sok No 74, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #477 of 944 Hotels in Istanbul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Great value, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Terrific location, terrific price. The rooms are a bit small, and the bathrooms are even smaller, but I don't know about you, I spend more time out of my hotel than in my bathroom while on vacation. The staff are incredibly helpful, and the spa downstairs with Turkish bath is a must. I would stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I went to Istanbul with my girlfriend and we in fact normally use hostels but at this time we decide to get a hotel to have more comfort and privacy. We were actually very lucky on our choice, the hotel is very clean decorated in old Turkish style, the staffs are great, smiling and helpful.
They have a nice space and professionals very competent to give massage and Hamam. The location is really good just 2 beside the blue mosque, and the breakfast is completely. We got a really good price for all this.

Absolutely no complains.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We got that hotel because of recomendations and we really enjoyed it! It's really few minutes walkin from Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia. From the cafe on the roof you can see Bosphorus. In the room everything did in a old histirical style. And we also did a massage and hamam in a new spa center in this hotel, i really recommend it! My boyfriend said that he never been washed so good) About breakfast i can say that so many choises, that it's difficult to decide what to eat. Gyus from reception recommended us good places where to eat and where to buy cheapest gifts, I was before in Istambul, but now I inloved in that City even more! Go and enjoy there!

Room Tip: Our room had a not a street view. But in any place of hotel was not noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The hotel was a good value for the money. The staff were very nice and late me check-in early and check-out late. Located in a well-situated place. I could walk to the Blue Mosque in approximately 10 minutes if I walked slowly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Visited Istanbul for 4 days in Jan.2010 with husband and son. Hotel at that time was newly renovated and absolutely clean, beautiful and walking distance to major attractions. Room was large and accommodated 3 persons with room to spare. Staff was friendly and breakfast had good healthy choices to start the day. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel is nicely situated in the Old City, which gives easy access to the main tourist sites in Istanbul. The rooms are larger than those traditionally found in other hotels in the Old City. Each one has it's own traditional theme. Rooms were well arranged and seem to have been renovated recently. Breakfasts are served on the roof and are adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful. Worth a visit. There's also free wifi to help with those roaming costs.

Room Tip: Second or third floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Hotel very disappointing, when we arrived we were given a room on the ground floor without us there together ... and we understood why ... dark, noisy (roadside) -> I slept very badly, no wifi, dirty bathroom (hair on the floor). I immediately requested a change that has made ​​the following day. New room -> front of the stairs, crossing point, wonderful ...
The breakfast was nothing special, fresh orange juice would be minimal. It takes in a basement, no deck in May!
The staff is not friendly at all, do not expect a "hello", no news is given to help the vacationer.
They offered a shuttle to pick us looking to the airport for 30 euros (4 people) we were 2, after discussion by mail, the receptionist did not want to understand, I guess if we had to be to find 2 others, this is outrageous .. .. We used public transport (6 TL is less than 3 euros)
The proposed prices for massages and other treatments are exorbitant.
The room price is too high relative to benefits of this hotel.
Only positive point, it is not far away places to go but to the number of hotels in the vicinity you can find better!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about ARN Aruna Hotel

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Ahirkapi Sok No 74, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#261 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — ARN Aruna Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ARN Aruna Hotel is one of the newest jewels of the Old City (Sultanahmet) / Istanbul. The hotel is located in the heart of the historic peninsula "Old City". It is only 5 minutes walking distance away from the must-seen treasures of the area such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Grand and Spice Bazaar etc... ARN Aruna is a brand new hotel with exclusive interior decoration and its 16 carefully, well designed and elegantly decorated rooms (5 Suites "3 of them with Turkish Bath and 2 with Jacuzzi", 7 Deluxe Double and 2 Deluxe Triple and 2 Deluxe Single rooms) for the comfort of its guests, an indoor restaurant and a terrace café bar where you can enjoy watching the unique Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea as well as the Asian Side of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aruna Hotel Istanbul

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