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Arena Hotel

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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We booked Arena Hotel after reading many positive reviews on different web-sites. We were not disappointed with our choice. Arena is a beautiful little hotel tucked away on a small, quiet street yet a five minute walk to the shops and to the Blue Mosque...More

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Response from arenahotelistanbul, Front Office Manager at Arena HotelResponded 23 August 2014

Dear ShaliJaya, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. We always try to give the best service we can.My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you and...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great location - Minutes walk from Blue Mosque. Grocery store nearby. Can walk to Grand Bazar and Spice Market. Room- Stayed in suite for family of four. Decorated and arranged nicely with with Turkish style. Like the little patio. Rooms are cleaned daily. Staff -...More

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Response from arenahotelistanbul, Front Office Manager at Arena HotelResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Mr.Hsiao, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you your lovely family again on a future visit. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 10 August 2014

Our week-long stay at Arena Hotel was the beginning of our nearly month long honeymoon. When we entered our room, we were presented with a bottle of Champagne, a big beautiful bouquet of flowers, chocolates, and a fresh selection of fruits (thank you Naz!!!) It...More

Thank Z0Dak
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Yönetici at Arena HotelResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Z0Dak, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. My team and I are very happy to hear you throughly enjoyed your experience with us. Many thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 August 2014

This hotel is 2 minutes away from the Blue Mosque! We stayed there for 4 nights and we had a great time! The breakfast had a big variety of food and the staff of the hotel was very helpful. They also helped us arranged our...More

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Thank IoannaKyr
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded 5 August 2014

Dear IoannaKyr, Thank you very much for taking the time to share about Arena Hotel. We are very glad about your review that you enjoyed the breakfast and the service the staff provided. The reservation department always provides the detailed info about the room before...More

Reviewed 1 August 2014

This hotel is perfectly located only a short walk from the Blue Mosque and restaurant district in Sultanahmet. The rooms are spacious and comfortably fitted out in the traditional Turkish style. The staff were very welcoming and helpful at all times.More

Thank Wooditch
Response from arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena HotelResponded 5 August 2014

Dear Wooditch, Thank you very much for taking the time to share about Arena Hotel. My team and I, we appreciate your candid and brief review and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. It will be a pleasure to welcome...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$38 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#89 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#101 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#156 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$38 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#89 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#101 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#156 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Nearby
Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Alicja S
16 September 2017|
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Response from dmartin358 | Reviewed this property |
The rooms my friend and I got were more or less the same. Small and no service. The bedding did not even fit. We would leave early for our daily tours and not once on arrival round about 5pm,was our room made. It was a... More
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zebras5
13 May 2016|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about delay in finding your question. There was no sign of any swimming pool at the Arena but they claim to have a haman (Turkish Bath ) and I did see a lady in a white coat who would seem to be the attendant... More
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jen2951
18 February 2015|
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Response from GoTravelAU | Reviewed this property |
It was good size for I -pad, but don't think will be big enough for laptop.
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"Amazing serivce"
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"Avoid the basement level. U will not have any view at all. Higher the better. They have lift."
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"room are very small and bad and what you see in photos is not same in reality"
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"Our rooms were extremely small"
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