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Arena Hotel

492 reviews
#221 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue mosque”(72 reviews)
“the hotel staff”(23 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Airport Transportation
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4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Rooms are small, very poor service & hygiene, rooms not tidied by the time we arrived back from the day out. I had to ask for replacement soaps, toilet paper and clean towels. None of the advertised activities and services were available e.g. inconsistent WiFi,...More

Thank dmartin358
Reviewed 3 July 2017

When you visit a city on the scale of Istanbul, how do you choose where to stay ? Not an easy one that, is it ? I searched for a long time to find an establishment which is: Representative of the local culture, not a...More

5  Thank iwritetravel
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Perfect location with less than a 5 min walk to the main tourist attractions in the Old City. Rooms look beautiful but `the main attraction was the staff that go above and beyond to make your stay in the hotel and Istanbul as rewarding as...More

4  Thank Aamer K
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Perfect location. 5 minutes walk to major tourist attractions and restaurants. Clean hotel. Safe area. Very friendly staff who looked after our every request. We loved staying there and would love to go back one day.

3  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at Arena Hotel. The location was right in the center of old town and all major attractions were within 5 minute walking distance. The staff was very nice and always willing to help plan our itinerary. Thank you for an...More

2  Thank Jacqueline C
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
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
Babysitting
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Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$35 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#92 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#115 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#164 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$35 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#92 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#115 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#164 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
...More
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Alicja S
15 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
12 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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Room Tips
"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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