Arena Hotel - Istanbul

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 4 stars
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Arena Hotel - Istanbul

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Facial

Reflex massage

Beauty treatment

Turkish bath

Treatment room

Verified Reviews:

  • Very noisy location - Rooms are clean - Very hard beds - Free shuttle transfers - Good price
  • Location is great - Free wifi - Will come back again - Service excellent
  • Very central place - Restaurant has a coutyard - Fab terrace - Bar was very trendy
  • Next to a mosque - Rooms are spacious - Modern bathrooms - Staff was very courteous
  • Good hotel - In centre of major tourist attractions - Good bed - Excellent breakfast

Overview

The traditional Arena Hotel is situated in the heart of Istanbul close to Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Spice Bazaar and Ataturk Museum. Founded in 1997, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2006.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. Monuments, a museum and a mosque lie a short distance away.

Shoppers will appreciate a bazaar and shops at a short distance from the hotel.

A 15-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram train station. Ataturk airport is 15 minutes' drive from away.

Rooms

Guests are offered 27 classic hotel rooms equipped with complimentary wireless internet, a safe, a private balcony, a mini bar and TV with satellite channels. The rooms look on to the sea. They have parquet floor and antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

A range of vegetarian dishes is offered at the lounge restaurant. The café bar serves tea and coffee. Seven Hills Balik and Stone House Restaurant & Cafe are situated in a historic area, about 150 meters from the venue.

Services

Limousine and bicycle rental services are available on site.

Relax

On-site recreational facilities include beauty therapy, skin therapy and Turkish steam bath.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 5 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   27.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Gay friendly
  • Executive/club floor
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Arena Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    400 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.4 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.7 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    500 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.2 km
  • Sishane Metro Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
    190 m
  • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    27

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Rooms and availability

Arena Hotel photos Room
Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

TWIN STANDARD + EXTRA BED (3PAX). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Corner Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Corner Room

Arena Hotel photos Room
Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 King-size bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Wine or champagne
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Triple Standard

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Quenn Suite

Economic Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Arena Hotel photos Exterior
Economy Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

DOUBLE /TWIN ECONOMY. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Arena Hotel photos Room
Imperial Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Imperial Suite

Arena Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Blue Mosque300 m

Popular areas

  • City Center300 m

Places of interest

  • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa100 m
  • Mosquée Bleue300 m
  • Hippodrome300 m
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours400 m
  • La colonne de Constantin400 m
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours500 m
  • Le milliaire d'Or500 m
  • Petite Sainte Sophie500 m
  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye600 m
  • Kumkapi Restaurants600 m
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)600 m

Train stations

  • Sultanahmet Tram Station400 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque100 m
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque100 m
  • Roman Hippodrome300 m
  • Column of Constantine400 m
  • Cemberlitas Turkish Bath500 m

Museums

  • Media Museum400 m

Local attractions

  • Galata Bridge2.0 km
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Galata Tower2.4 km
    Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex 2.5 km
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Zeyrek Mosque2.1 km
    Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi2.5 km
    Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

Near the hotel

  • Blue Mosque 200 m
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 210 m
    At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church 760 m
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Arap Camii370 m
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Sultan Ahmet Cami200 m
    Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque310 m
    Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
  • Besiktas370 m
    IstanbulTurkey

Restaurants nearby

  • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant190 m

    Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No: 8/A 34400 Sultanahmet
    Phone: +90 (212) 516 94 97

    74% likes this, based on 583 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
    Price Range: NZD 0 - NZD 35

  • Vaha Cafe and Restaurant50 m

    Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet
    Phone: +90212 517 34 24

    75% likes this, based on 82 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant110 m

    Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi
    Phone: 902125163580

    66% likes this, based on 219 reviews

  • Sokullu Restaurant90 m

    Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A
    Phone: 0212 458 3536

    81% likes this, based on 244 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Price Range: NZD 2 - NZD 74

  • Kasap Osman60 m

    Address: Hoca Pasa Mh
    Phone: 5193216

    67% likes this, based on 71 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    27

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulArena Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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Arena Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Arena Hotel

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 86 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Value
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    They do a very good breakfast and the restaurant staff are very helpful. It's location was close to some of the bigger attractions like the Blue Mosque and St Sophia etc. which was handy for a couple of big days out sightseeing.

    I found the reception staff not keen to help and seemed a little jaded. Almost as though they were thoroughly sick of their job and being nice to customers. If you persisted, they were helpful. The location was just a little out of the way - we found that walking back to the hotel after a day sight seeing, just a little too far. We preferred to just stay out and find somewhere to eat rather than go back and get changed and then go out.

  • Couple
    3.8

    Location was ok, but I would prefer to leave this part blank as I would like to stress the bad points which deserve to be read first.....

    By read the reviews on the net and by my own experience when first checking in and if offered the basement room, say no, as this is always offered first to clients. The room has some very loud plumbing , cracked windows etc. The staff at this hotel fall well below the industry standard, when they are not too busy surfing the net their short abrupt and sometimes rude conversations will leave you feeling cold to say the least. Please also note that you are required to sign a document which small print reads " that the Hotel will not be responsible for any items stolen from the room" breakfast is also a joke.

  • Couple
    6.2

    The location is very good.

    Most of the staff are very sluggish, seemed like were very unhappy to work with clients. Only one woman- a receptionist - tried her best to make us satisfied. We changed four times the room, tried to find one with air conditioning working! Terrible!

  • Family with children
    9.6

    Excellent location because it was quite yet very central.The staff was very helpfull and kind ( specially Onur). Our room (303) was spacious, turkish style with a very nice view.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    What especially appealed to me is the location, the fact that although everything is very near e.g. sightseeing spots, restaurants, shops, you have a quiet evenings and no noise of traffic during the night. Just a few minutes away you are surrounded with an ordinary family life in the old town of Istanbul as well. Staff is rather discrete but approachable, professional while premises are kept clean and tidy.

  • Couple
    5.0

    The best thing about the hotel is that it's in the middle of all the major attractions that Old Istanbul has to offer.

    Never stay there during the summer. The hotel reception was freaking boiling like a sauna. A/C barely worked or I think turks don't believe in A/C during the summer. Myself and my wife could not sleep at night becuase of the A/C not working properly. I called them like five times, but they didn't care much about our issue.

  • Single
    5.8

    the location is very convenience to visit old town, i think a visitor maybe save money and time.

  • Couple
    3.8

    Location was excellent!

    The price isn,t justified.What picture they have on the site doesn,t exist in reality! When I received the first room I was shocked! I think it was 6 square metters! Then I asked for the second! It wasn,t also a 100 euro per night room...This is it,,,no second time...

  • Single
    4.6

    The location was good

    Air con not very good, poor service, lazy staff.

  • Single
    5.8

    The hammam is ok, air conditioning efficient.

    Very basic breakfast buffet without any warm food or fresh fruits.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Great location with able and attentive staff. Nice decor and small enough for the staff to know you and your requirements even though we only stayed for 2 nights/1 day.

    Some rooms slightly small, shuttle to airport seemed expensive.

  • Single
    7.0

    Quality and range of the breakfast was exceptional. All facilities worked and generally everything was very clean.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Location and quiet neighbourhood

    There was no Internet connection in the room, even it was in hotel descriptions. Also bad TV connection. We were able to see only 3 channels. We missed some soccer games :( and mattress was very hard.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Very well situated to explore all major sightseeing attractions

    Availibility of front desk personnell. Unable to help with bussiness facilities, fax systems, internet not available most of the time, etc

  • Couple
    10.0

    Arena Hotel is a romantic, historic Ottoman House and staff was nice and helpful, safe parking, well equipped rooms, a few steps from the Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque. And a important information: For the airport transfers saw-ata&ist- try to book a shared shuttle transfer or a private transfer at a fixed price - it is well worth the money and you can avoid the scams the taxidrivers try to pull on you.

How to reach hotel

hotel Arena Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

Get directions
City Center
  • Istanbul
    400 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.4 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.7 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    500 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.2 km
  • Sishane Metro Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
    190 m
  • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    27

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulArena Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

Use Badge