We booked a 5 night stay at Aren Suites on the back of previous positive reviews on TripAdvisor and I have to say, the hotel more than lived up to expectations. The room was very pleasant, clean and comfortable, though we actually spent much of our time on the roof terrace, with stunning views over the Bosphorus that stretch over to the Blue Mosque. The staff were incredible, always very helpful. Hot water and titbits of food are laid out in the lobby for hungry guests to snack on as they pass.
The highlight was asking for a good place to obtain lamacun ("la-ma-jun", a Turkish stone-baked flat bread coated in minced lamb that is eaten rolled up with salad, herbs and lemon) for takeaway. The manager offered to order it for us and deliver the food up to the roof terrace. The result was the best food with the best view we experienced in the city.