We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much. We had our two sons (11 and 13) with us, and they were really welcome too. The room was spacious and clean, the bathroom impeccable and fresh. Breakfast had new surprises each morning with something to cater for everybody: just plain bread and jam, olives, eggs, fruit (first strawberries we ate this year!), cherry tomatoes and cucumber, and a choice of Turkish pastry, both hearty and sweet.
As we came back from our daily discovery walks around 5 pm, it was nice to find delicious black tea and apple tea in the lobby. This was also an opportunity to talk to the staff, who were ever so friendly.
Aren Suites are located perfectly: just five minutes from Sultanahmet with the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, the three absolute highlights of "old" Istanbul. The hotel itself is in a calm area and nice restaurants are within easy reach.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to people travelling to Istanbul for the first time, especially also to couples with children, as they are made to feel very welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nicely decorated boutique hotel in the historical area of the old city. For the ones, who want to feel at home away from home. Enjoy your stay with a complete sea view in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and a warm hospitality. ... more less
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