Arena Hotel - Istanbul

Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 4 stars
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Arena Hotel - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

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

Offering a spa center and a library, Arena Hotel lies in a historic area of Istanbul near to Hippodrome, Constantine Column and Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque. Opened in 1997, the superior hotel attracts visitors with its Ottoman architecture.

The city center is 1 km away from the hotel. The venue is placed in the heart of Istanbul, a stroll away from Spice Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

This hotel is placed in Beyazit district, known for museums, the palace and the basilica.

Ataturk airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Arena Hotel.

Rooms

The property comprises 27 classic rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, a private safe, a minibar, climate control and satellite TV. Some rooms feature views over the Marmara Sea. They all have parquet floor and antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of vegetarian cuisine are served in the authentic restaurant. Guests can try tea and coffee served in the café bar.

Services

Corporate travelers can use a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier available on site.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include babysitting and a game room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gay friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/Club floor
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Massage
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Arena Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, 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
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    4.0 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.2 km
  • Emniyet-Fatih
    3.2 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 Double RoomArena Hotel Double RoomArena Hotel Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 22 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Features complimentary newspapers and satellite TV.

Room facilities
    Arena Hotel Triple RoomArena Hotel Triple RoomArena Hotel Triple Room
    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Features a satellite TV.

    Room facilities
      Arena Hotel Corner SuiteArena Hotel Corner Suite
      Corner Suite
      Size: 25 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Suite featuring a separate living area with upgraded décor.

      Room facilities
        Arena Hotel Family SuiteArena Hotel Family SuiteArena Hotel Family Suite
        Family Suite
        Size: 45 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        This suite has a minibar, air conditioning and electric kettle.

        Room facilities
          Arena Hotel Imperial SuiteArena Hotel Imperial SuiteArena Hotel Imperial Suite
          Imperial Suite
          Size: 38 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Spacious suite featuring a sofa bed and views over the Sea of Marmara.

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Arena Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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            Hotel Address:

            Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Istanbul
              400 m
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              13.4 km
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              30.7 km
            Train Stations
            • Haydarpasa Train Station
              4.0 km
            • Train Stations
              100 m
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              2.2 km
            • Emniyet-Fatih
              3.2 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

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Blue Mosque - 300 m
            • Basilica Cistern - 600 m
            • Hagia Sophia - 700 m

            Popular areas

            Places of interest

            • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 100 m
            • Mosquée Bleue - 300 m
            • Hippodrome - 300 m
            • La colonne de Constantin - 400 m
            • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 400 m
            • Le milliaire d'Or - 500 m
            • Petite Sainte Sophie - 500 m
            • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 500 m
            • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 600 m
            • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 600 m
            • Kumkapi Restaurants - 600 m
            • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 700 m
            • Saint Sophia - 700 m
            • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 800 m
            • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa - 800 m
            • La fontaine Ahmet III - 800 m
            • Holzhäuser - 900 m
            • La mosquée de Beyazit - 900 m

            Local attractions

            • Galata Bridge - 2.0 km
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            • Galata Tower - 2.4 km
              Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
            • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) - 2.5 km
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            • Zeyrek Mosque - 2.1 km
              Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
            • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 2.5 km
              Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

            Near the hotel

            • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 200 m
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - 210 m
              At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
            • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 760 m
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Arap Camii - 370 m
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            • Sultan Ahmet Cami - 200 m
              Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
            • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 310 m
              Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
            • Besiktas - 370 m
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            Restaurants nearby

            • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant - 190 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: CAD 0 - CAD 33

            • Vaha Cafe and Restaurant - 50 m

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

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

            • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant - 110 m

              Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi
              Phone: 902125163580

              66% likes this, based on 219 reviews

            • Sokullu Restaurant - 90 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: CAD 2 - CAD 68

            • Kasap Osman - 60 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 85 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            8.0
            Value
            10.0

            Individual 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:

            Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Istanbul
              400 m
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              13.4 km
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              30.7 km
            Train Stations
            • Haydarpasa Train Station
              4.0 km
            • Train Stations
              100 m
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              2.2 km
            • Emniyet-Fatih
              3.2 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