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Hotel Arcadia Blue
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dr. Imran Oktem Cad. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34440, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #122 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Godalming, United Kingdom
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I agree with all the other reviews , this hotel is fab. Location excellent everwhere is walkable, 10 minutes to the grand bazaar , 10 minutes to the archeological museum which has a superb Alexander the Great sarcophagus.
The staff were lovely. One point I would like to make is that because of the wonderful views from the restaurant it is a popular choice for tour groups. We were not told we had to book a table for dinner and could not get in one evening, the following evening was similar but the staff did squeeze us in and gave us complimentary wine and dessert, we are two mature ladies and did not want to wander round the area at night and felt that as guests in the hotel we should be given a table automatically.
I would definately stay there again, having visited Istanbul before this hotel was the best. Thanks to all the lovely staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Odense, Denmark
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I recently returned from a vacation in Istanbul with my family, and this hotel made the whole vacation a lot better
The staff is so polite, helpful and always smiling, you could say we made some new friends :)
also the view from the hotel and its location could not be any better; just a few hundred meters walk away from the famous Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia, and while eating breakfast you have a view of both mosques and the sea and you can also see the famous Bosphorus bridge

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Wonderful hotel and definitely would book there again. Staff excellent from the reception to the restaurant people. Next time in Turkey We would first book at the Arcadia blue.to make our arrival that much more pleasant. The staff at both the restaurant and the reception were excellent in their positions. We greatly appreciated the service.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great hotel, great location, staff very helpful, breakfast very nice and view from the restaurant is unbelievable! Great value for your money! It has everything location nice hotel and staff and would go right back next time I visit Istanbul! Loved the experience. Took a room with the fab view and worth the extra cost for it! BUT if your room does not have a view, just go upstairs to eat or drink and there you have it.
Rochelle---Palm Springs, California, USA

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hello Dear Our Guest

Thank you so mucj for your review about our hotel. We are really happy to hear that you loved the experience while your stay in istanbul, we hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in the nearest future.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place keeps the promises made on the website: Perfectly located in the heart of Sultanahmet, you can walk to all the spots or take the train which stops just a few steps away from the hotel and takes you easily to wherever you want to go. The hotel was renovated recently and is in a fine state. Furthermore it is in the heart of the City but still quiet enough to relax.

We had a room with a great view: The sea, the Golden Horn, Hagia Sophia and the Bue Mosque. The view from the restaurant's terrace is simply fantastic.

We would defitnitely go there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hello Dear Our Guest

Thank you so much for your review about our hotel, as you well said in the comment our hotel is located in heart of the history and it is very convinient.

We hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in the nearest futur.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The terrace of the hotel has an amazing view to Hagia Sofía and Sultanahmet. The staff was so kind, te room was beautiful, clean and cozy. The hotel is near to the biggest atractions of Istanbul. Two blocks to Grand Bazahar, Sultanahmet and Hagia Sofia.
Breakfast was delicious! And with this view is priceless!!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hello Dear Our Guest

Thank for sharing such lovely review and we are really happy to hear that you had a great time in our hotel, hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in the nearest future.

Kindest Regards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My mom and I stayed at Hotel Arcadia Blue for 5 days. We both totally loved it. We have searched a lot of hotels near old city, but this hotel was one of the best hotel we found. The outside of the hotel building was very clean and looked like it was recently built compared to other hotels around Sultanamed. It has hardwood floors which me and my mom personally like. The elevators are quite small but did not bother at all. The staffs are very kind and always eager to help us at anytime. Especially Aihan and Emir were very helpful. Because we stayed for 5 days, they offered a free 30min body massage and spa which was located downstairs next to the gym. We ate breakfast on the 9th floor which has a stunning view of the Blue Mosque and Haiga Sofia. On our third day of our trip, we had a private tour which included a night tour. The next day we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. Personally the hotel view was better than the night tour we had. We couldn't sit right next to the window or on the balcony because it was all reserved. Many people came up to the restaurant just to take pictures on the balcony. We made a reservation for the next day next to the balcony and enjoyed our dinner. The manager gave us chocolate rice pudding with walnuts as a complimentary on the house.
As we traveled around for a whole week, we realized that hotel arcadia was also the best for location wise. It takes less than 2mintues to get to the Sultanamed tram station. Theres a kiosk on the same block of the hotel which was very convenient to charge transportation cards or to buy any snacks before going back to the hotel.
Our trip was arranged for 5days, but our flight was cancelled and had to stay for one more night. We asked if there was a room available, but it was all full and reserved. We really wanted to stay at hotel arcadia, so we decided to come back around the afternoon to check if anyone has cancelled. It turns out that no one had cancelled, and Emir called other hotels near the area. He told us that some hotels near the area do not offer breakfast; and in that case we were welcomed to eat at hotel arcadia.
If we ever come back to Istanbul for another trip, Hotel Arcadia would DEFINITELY be our first choice!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hello Dear Our Guest

Thank you so much for your review regarding to your stay, we feel happy to hear that you had good time while your stay, we hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in the nearest future.

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Address: Dr. Imran Oktem Cad. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#69 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#86 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#101 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arcadia Blue 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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