I have nothing but great things to say about Aren Suites! When I arrived, I was greeted with a warm welcome, the staff were expecting me and already knew my name. The check in process was swift and was followed by a quick overview of the area surrounding the hotel by the manager. He asked what I was interested in doing and used a map to help me get around. I was taken up to my room with my bags and was given a tour of how things worked in the room and such. It was so great! After I thanked the bell man, I discovered on the table a bottle of chardonnay along with a hand written card welcoming me to the hotel! How amazing! The room was in great condition, everything was clean, the bathroom was immaculate. I was super impressed. I went up to the rooftop terrace to go check out the view, that was incredibly amazing. It was cold and windy so I didn't stay up for too long. The next day I went downstairs for breakfast which I found to be robust of great selections. There was juice, coffee, breakfast pastries, cheese, eggs, sausage, salads, cereal, tea, and the list goes on and on. The staff attending to the breakfast were attentive to the area, and I was just impressed with the offerings.
The area around the hotel was easy to navigate with the map they provided me. I walked mostly around the area, And then realized that the tram was super easy to get on and get off! Don't be afraid to venture around using the trams, or even the ferries that can take you to Taksim or to the Asian side of Turkey. I found it quite baffling at first, but then realized how easy it was.
The hotel arranged for private pick up for me to and from the airport, which was prompt, and friendly. Highly reliable.
Again, I have nothing to say but great things about this hotel. I'd like to thank all the staff and management of this hotel for an amazing stay. When I return to Istanbul, I will definitely come back and stay here!
- 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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