I was at this hotel twice. The place of the hotel is perfect: you can reach on foot all objects of interest in the old town of Istanbul, the main market places are also near, and tram and buss stops as well. The hotel itself is butique style and is situated in the cosy ancient street in which you can feel specifics of Istanbul street life and culture. The exceptional atmosphere is created not only by ancient buildings, good service but by hotel staff as well. Sales manager Ayhan Salur is especially kind and helpful. He helped us to find all places we wanted to visit, explained how to get there and arranged our trips, reccomend some good restaurants to taste local food and helped everytime when we had questions. It is really worth to visit this hotel if you want to feel culture and street life of ancient Istanbul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ares Hotel Istanbul is a 3 star hotel offering classically decorated, luxurious rooms right in the centre of Istanbul's old city. Staying here, you've got it all at your fingertips, since the main historical and cultural attractions are within short walking distance of the hotel, such as the Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque. In fact, from the terrace of the Ares Hotel, you can enjoy panoramic views of all of the above, and more sights of Istanbul. Taking a walk around this area, you'll also find plenty of restaurants, shops, and other things to do and see. There are 21 spacious and comfortable rooms in total in this elegant hotel, with the choice between staying in a single, twin, double, or triple room. All of the rooms have private bathrooms, and you'll also find all the amenities you'll need, such as hair-dryer, safety deposit box, heating, air-conditioning, telephone, TV, and Wi-Fi Internet. Also, the list of the hotel's services include a left-luggage office, 24 hour reception, restaurant, bar/café, and a TV lounge. Finally, the icing on the cake is that your breakfast is included in the price of your stay. A private car park is also available (extra charge). ... more less
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