The hotel is centrally located by the Cistern, Topkapi, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sofia. You can't really ask for a more central location from a purely tourist perspective. Like most of the hotels in that area, the rooms are very small and the hotel is a bit dated. There is a free breakfast included, as with all hotels in Istanbul, but the breakfast was just ok. The best part of hotel is undoubtedly it's roofdeck with views--the saving grace. However, it looks over onto some construction that could be cleaned up. I guess if you are on a budget and need a central stay, it's fine. Customer service was lackluster, but again, it was a budget hotel.
- 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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