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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Ares Hotel Istanbul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus Sok. No:35 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #53 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The only reason I am giving the hotel a 4 is because the location is great and we did not stay in the room but to shower and sleep. The breakfast was average, they offer the same breakfast everyday, no choices. The rooms all smelled as we switched several times. The beds were comfortable. The rooms kind of a tight squeeze. Our fridge did not work well. Staff helpful and friendly. I would stay again because you get used to the smell. The hotel is near The blue mosque, tram, Hagia Sophia and other great places to visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Ares hotel in august for 5 days and had a great time! The staff were very friendly and helpful especially ozmat and Ahmet the hotel was very clean and our room was supplied with clean sheets and bath towels daily also

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We are stay family from ares hotel. Hotel breakfast very incull.This area very nice because everywher very cost. And very old pleace here. Big center grand bazzar and spicel bazzar. I like that galata brice with eat my family nice dinner also. But very aczotic mosque blue,hagia sopia, topkapi palace,basilica sistern that nice reception mr. Ahmet hello

Room Tip: We stay triple room room nuber 302
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We are Very happy that we got this hotel booked by the booking.com . Great location, could not get any better! Right across the Blue Mosque,Cisterna Hagia Sofia, the tram, many restaurants and shops. The staff was, as all in Turkey, very pleasant and try to serve you with a big smile.Espeacily Mr Ayhan Salur. If you book a single it is a bit tight but very comfortable at least for a few nights. Breakfast was average but delicious, fresh and plenty. You can have your coffee,tea, beer, lunch and dinner in their fantastic roof terrace. We love this little hotel very much.

Room Tip: We stayed room 203 a bit small but enough for us.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights with our four children. Our stay was comfortable and the rooms were cleaned and changed daily. The staff were friendly and helpful with good advise and info as this was our first visit to turkey. Many thanks to mr Osman and mr Ahmed in particular. We would certainly recommend this hotel for honesty and trustworthy purposes also. Rashad Mahmood from United Kingdom.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We stay in ares hotel his make a nice location. Mr.ahmet have a information like that this area and very cost everywhere the musem blue mosqei hagia sopia topkapi palace wiht together grand bazaar and specail bazzar. But if sitt roof tarace have lunch time also see very eczotic manzara.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

we are staying in this hotel for two days and its a very sweet hotel. Also mr.ahmet (receptionist) is a very sempathic man. And very cost every musem blue mosque hogia sopia topkapı palace basilica cestern very eczotic city. We stay nice room and comfort bed. Breakfast porfec.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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Address: Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus Sok. No:35 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ares Hotel Istanbul 4*
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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