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Arena Hotel
Ranked #213 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 3, 2013

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

recommend this hotel!! staffs were very helpful and friendly. we talked them a lot and fun time. room was lovely and classical. foods were very good.
then convenient place for sightseeing Ayasofya, Sultanahmet, Topkapi Sarayi..
we had happy time here :)

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank Meguel
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Stayed for a few nights. We were placed in a basement room that was under the lounge/dining room and the whole night heard tables and chairs being moved around. The bathroom leaked through the ceiling and by observing the water damage this had been an ongoing occurance.

I expected so much more and what we experienced isnt what the reviews and website shows.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank wanderlustlady2010
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I loved the hotel, staff is so friendly, big variety of meals, location is amazing 10 min max to metro.
very close to the old city and Sultan ahmet blue mosque and hagia sophia.
rooms are spacious, very clean and excellent room service.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MHawsawi
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The location is really good considering that all the touristic places are exactly there and the hotel is so close to the public transportation also.The room was nice, so clean and traditional Turkish having all the comforts. The breakfast was so fresh and tasteful. Finally, the staff was so kind, friendly and helpful also

Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
Thank Dimitris C
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My friends and my family had a great time at this rather small hotel in the historic centre of Istanbul. Price, service, location are convincing and I can only recommend it;
the only slight reproach would be that breakfast service is rather slow and I may not forget to mention the fact that one is woken up by the muezzin early in the morning -
summing up, a very good place for a short stay which met my expectations.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Michaela A
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Hotel Arena is a very good hotel, very well located, at 100 meter from the most beautiful part of Istanbul, and the service is excellent: everybody so helpful and kind. I reccommend the hotel also because of the good relation between price and service.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Federica V
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Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#134 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#162 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $41 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arena Otel; 19. yüzyıldan kalma, büyüleyici Osmanlı taş binası ve kendine has tarzı ile sizleri karşılıyor. Otelin sahibi, doğduğu konağı 1998 yılında otele çevirmiştir. Bu sebepten dolayı, konaklamanız boyunca otel çalışanları tarafından ideal Türk misafirperverliğini bizzat tadıp, her bir bireye gösterilen özel ve benzersiz ilgiye tanık olacaksınız. Özellikle yazın, otele giriş sırasında misafirleri ferahlatmak adına, misafirlerimiz soğuk kolonya ikramı ile karşılanıyorlar. Pasaport işleri ve bilgi dolum formları ile sizi bir karmaşaya sokmak yerine, adeta bir Türk evine misafirliğe gitmişsiniz hissi ile çay/kahve ikramı ve ev yapımı kurabiye ve kek çeşitleri büfesine yönlendiriliyorsunuz. Odalar eski İstanbul mimarisi karakteri, zengin ve zarif dekoru ile ziyaretçilerine konforlu ve ferah bir konaklama sağlıyor. Samimi havası ve yardımsever personeli ile Arena Otel misafirlerine evden uzakta ev rahatlığını ve keyifli bir konaklamayı garanti ediyor. ... more   less 
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