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Arena Hotel

#173 of 1,069 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Sinem and the team were really helpful and friendly from the outset. I had a fantastic stay in Istanbul and it was always great returning to Arena Hotel after my days adventure where I would be greeted with a friendly and helpful member of staff (Reception is manned 24 hour). The room was great and free wifi was really handy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend and we received a very warm welcome. We were offered a drink while we checked in (and must have caught them at a lucky time as they offered us some tasters from the kitchen too, which were delicious). They went over a few options of things to do, showed us things on... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As well travelled tourists we have no doubt about suggesting this hotel to any who are looking for a location close to many of the amazing sights of Istanbul.But it it does not stop with this. Add in the wonderful staff, the comfortable room and the genuine local cuisine and you can expect a great experience

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Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent, staff was friendly. We enjoyed our stay as it was cosy. The location is good but it can be difficult to access sometimes as it was uphill &:some big vehicles had difficulty. Once, we had to carry our heavy bags in cold snowy condition. I hope something can be done about this.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Istanbul and met very helpful staff who are always willing to give advice on places to visit. Great location to the historic sites. Homely feel to the hotel with wonderful service. Massage and Hammam were great as well! Highly recommend.

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Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Istanbul for our Winter break and out first hotel stay was in Arena and stayed at couple of other hotels as we traveled into various places around. The best out of all hotels we stayed was Arena. Kids loved it, excellent rooms, location, breakfast and family people. Loved it all...and top recommended from us.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I visited Istanbul for 5 days in the beginning of December and it was our first time, before we left Toronto I got in contact with the hotel and arranged a shuttle to take us straight to the hotel. Once we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by the friendly staff and were offered tea, coffee,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great hotel that's inexpensive with that "old charm" feel and near most of the historic sites, this is the place to be. The staff are absolutely charming, polite and very knowledgable. This was my first visit to Istanbul and I booked this hotel based on reviews posted online. You won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I stayed at the Arena Hotel for eight days and had a great time with my family. The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke English very well. In fact I saw them speak French and German. We loved Aysen, she was very helpful and friendly and ready for all our questions. The room was clean and comfortable. The... More 

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Tajikistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had been visited Istanbul several times and my visit to Arena hotel was the first one, but it was one of the best. I visited Arena hotel with my family and we stayed there around 9 days. Very good location for the most famous and historical places - Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and others.The rooms... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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