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Arden Park Hotel
Ranked #141 of 1,038 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed May 13, 2011

My experience at the Arden Anex City Hotel in Istanbul was wonderful!
I was welcomed warmly by the Front Desk Manager, Ms. Mine Adivar, and helped by Hakan Özkan.
My room was comfortable, clean and it included decent breakfast.
Ms. Mine Adivar was great in recommending places to eat authentic Turkish seafood; and to go sightseeing.
I would highly recommend Arden Annex City Hotel for anyone that wants to stay in Sultanahmet neighborhood, as it is close to all the historical sites.

K. Yousuf

Room Tip: Arden Annex City Hotel is reasonably priced
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  • Stayed April 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2011

4 Nights and 5 days
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of Istanbul, made all the more pleasurable by staying in the Arden Anex City Hotel.
This place has several things to recommend it.

Access:
Extremely easy from Ataturk Airport, take the metro to Zeytinburnu and change to the tram (drection Kabatas) getting off at Sultanahment.
From Sabiha Gokcen, take the Havas bus to Taksim, then the funicular to Kabatas and from there the tram (Direction Zeytinburnu) and get off at Sultanahmet. The hotel is 3 minutes walk from Sultanahment station. or you could get a taxi, but with public transport this cheap and accessible why bother (unless you have lots of suitcases)

Location
Perfect, The hotel is super close to all the main sites, Topkapi Hagia Sofia, Yerebatan Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar but in saying that it is located off the main drag so it is very peaceful at night. The area immediately surrounding the hotel is known for it's booksellers and printing houses. (the first Turkish newspaper was founded just around the corner). Sirkeci Station (train) and Eminonu ferry terminal are just down the hill which gives you access to the Bosphorus, Golden Horn and the Asian side of the city. The main tramline that passes Sultahamet goes to Kabatas is excellent for exploring the Taksim and Istikal Cad area. Take the tram to Kabatas, then the funicular to Taksim, walk the length of Istikal Cad (shops and more shops) then you can either walk down the Karakoy (stopping off to see the Galata tower) or take the funicular to downhill and take the tram back across the Galata bridge to Sultanahmet.

Ambience
Comfortable and cozy are words that spring to mind

Rooms
Again comfortable and cozy, but also warm and clean with impeccable bathroom with shower, airconditioning, tv,. Beds are comfortable with a duvet and footblanket. The rooms are cleaned everyday and to a very high standard.

Food:
Breakfast is generous, plenty of tea and coffee along with all the other things that make a leisurely holiday breakfast, fruit, cereals, charcuterie, hot options.
Lunch and dinner are available in the hotel, the menu is small-ish but more than acceptable. On our first night we ate there, but there are many options in the neighbourhood to explore (including a charming bufe across the street)

Room Tip: have dinner in Arden City Hotel terrace nxt door
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

Very noisy rooms, very uncomfortable bad, not very clean, dangerous elevator with no closing door (work in progress).

Hotel is situated into a very good area.. near ayasophya, blue mosque and turistic attraction.

Staff is nice.

Don't take the hotel transfer from the airport (really expensive they ask 65€ but I payed with another private only 10€)

  • Stayed March 2011
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New England, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2011

My wife and I spent a lovely long weekend here sightseeing in Istanbul. Located within 3 minute's walk of the stunning Blue Mosque and the other fabulous historic sites in the old city centre, ARDEN ANEX CITY Hotel is very convenient for sight seeing.The rooms are clean, the beds are comfy and the staff are lovely (MİNE is especially helpful)Food was good and the restaurent service was excellent.tBreakfast was excellent with a variety of bread, cheese, olives, yogurts, fresh fruits, .... The receptionist - who made us feel at home when we arrived late at night and recommended some excellent tours for the following days.One of the most exciting things provided by the hotel is hamam - a turkish bath and spa. The woman working there -ELMAS - can literally do wonders with her bare hands. pa specialist of the highest class.
We recommend to accept the service this hotel provides and try the most amazing massage in the world. As soon as we arrived, they served us some delicious Turkish tea and gave us a couple of useful maps for sightseeing while explaining how to get to all the sites from the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2010

this is a lovely hotel as long as you dont pay over the odds for it........we booked through booking.com and booked what we thought was the arden city hotel but it is the annex you stay in.

The hotel is modern but small, however it suited our purpose and for the price we paid 180 euro for a double room for four nights we couldn't complain. The breakfast was ok, apart from the bread which was dry every morning.

The rooms are pretty small but well furnished, modern and clean, others have put about noise but we didn't experience this and we were situated on the front.

the girls in the breakfast room are so friendly and polite but the bloke needs to learn to smile ha ha
The location is fab, 2 min walk to the blue mosque, palace, tram etc......

i would certainly recommend this hotel but only at the price we paid, i wouldn't have been happy if we had paid more.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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The Hague
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

The stay at the hotel Arden City has been excellent. Nice room, small but very well equiped.
Good breakfast buffet with variation international and local food. Fantastic friendly personel.
We have been treated extremely well as well as my mother of 78 years old.
The taxi service that the hotel provided was very good and friendly as well.
Good organisation, very clean, good looking hote with a perfect situation: close to all important buildings to visit and in good area with friendly shop owners.
We enjoyed Istambul a lot but the stay at this hotel has make it especially wonderful.
Excellent

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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1 review
Reviewed September 18, 2010

This is a great hotel in a convenient location just up the street from Yerebatan Sarayi (the Basilica Cistern). All of the major attractions are within walking distance. The staff is pleasant and helpful, and someone replaces towels and freshens up your room everyday. Although it is in the heart of the Sultanahmet district, it is quiet at night. A full buffet breakfast (not only standard Turkish fare, but European style choices as well) is included in the cost of the room. Comparable hotels in this area charge much more than Hotel Le Piano. Some reviewers have commented on the small size of the rooms, but they are comfortable and clean. I believe most travelers will probably not spend much time in the room while in such an interesting city. I was there for 5 nights, and I plan to stay there again on my next visit to Istanbul

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Arden Park Hotel
Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Kazim Ismail Gurkan Caddesi 6, Istanbul 34170, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 1,038 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arden Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arden Park Hotel is walking distance from all of the main attractions such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, The Topkapi Palace, Yerebatan Basilica, Cagaloglu Bath, Grand Bazaar. Arden Park Hotel has been chosen Best Prime Location hotel by online European Travel Agency . ... more   less 
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