Arena Hotel - Istanbul

Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 3 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

Steam bath

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 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

Arena is a 4-star hotel offering a classic accommodation not far from Blue Mosque, Constantine Column and Hagia Sophia. Built in 1997, the hotel is a combination of Ottoman architecture and contemporary facilities.

The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome. Guests can get to Istanbul city center, which is 1 km away.

There are a bazaar and shops located nearby.

Sultanahmet Tram train station is a 15-minute walk from the property. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes' drive away from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

Arena Hotel offers rooms with a warm colours interior, free Wi-Fi, a private safe, TV with satellite channels, heating and a minibar. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of vegetarian dishes is served at the lounge restaurant. A variety of tea and coffee is offered in the café bar. The venue is set next to a train station and just 150 meters from Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant and Stone House Restaurant & Cafe.

Services

Business facilities include a business center, a banquet hall and a meeting room to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

Arena Hotel is a child-friendly hotel offering babysitting, cots 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
  • 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
  • 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 beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

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  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.3 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    19.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    1700 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    3000 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.4 mi
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
    700 ft
  • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    27

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Rooms and availability

Arena Hotel photos Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
Size: 240 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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TWIN STANDARD + EXTRA BED (3PAX). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Room facilities
    Arena Hotel photos Room
    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Single bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    TRIPLE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

    Room facilities
      Arena Hotel photos Room
      Corner Suite
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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        Economy Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 175 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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          Arena Hotel photos Room
          Imperial Suite
          Size: 410 sq. feet
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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
              1400 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.3 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              19.1 mi
            Train Stations
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station
              1700 ft
            • Cankurtaran Train Station
              3000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              1.4 mi
            • Sishane Metro Station
              1.7 mi
            Restaurants
            • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
              700 ft
            • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
              300 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              27

            Hotel Awards

            TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulArena Hotel

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1000 ft

            Places of interest

            • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 400 ft
            • Mosquée Bleue - 1000 ft
            • Hippodrome - 1000 ft
            • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 1400 ft
            • La colonne de Constantin - 1400 ft
            • Petite Sainte Sophie - 1700 ft
            • Le milliaire d'Or - 1700 ft
            • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 1700 ft
            • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 2000 ft
            • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 2000 ft
            • Kumkapi Restaurants - 2000 ft

            Train stations

            • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 1400 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Media Museum - 1400 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 400 ft
            • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 400 ft
            • Roman Hippodrome - 1000 ft
            • Column of Constantine - 1400 ft
            • Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - 1700 ft
            • Kumkapi Restaurants - 2000 ft

            Local attractions

            • Galata Bridge - 1.2 mi
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            • Galata Tower - 1.5 mi
              Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
            • Fatih Mosque and Complex - 1.6 mi
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            • Zeyrek Mosque - 1.3 mi
              Zeyrek Mah. Ibadethane Sok. Fatih Merkez, Fatih, Istanbul
            • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 1.5 mi
              Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

            Near the hotel

            • Blue Mosque - 700 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum - 700 ft
              At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
            • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church - 2500 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Arap Camii - 1300 ft
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            • Sultan Ahmet Cami - 700 ft
              Binbir Direk Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. No:43, Istanbul
            • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 1100 ft
              Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
            • Besiktas - 1300 ft
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            Restaurants nearby

            • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant - 700 ft

              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: USD 0 - USD 25

            • Vaha Cafe and Restaurant - 200 ft

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

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

            • Tarihi Cesme Restaurant - 400 ft

              Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi
              Phone: 902125163580

              66% likes this, based on 219 reviews

            • Sokullu Restaurant - 300 ft

              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: USD 2 - USD 52

            • Kasap Osman - 200 ft

              Address: Hoca Pasa Mh
              Phone: 5193216

              67% likes this, based on 71 reviews

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • 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:

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

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Istanbul
              1400 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.3 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              19.1 mi
            Train Stations
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station
              1700 ft
            • Cankurtaran Train Station
              3000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              1.4 mi
            • Sishane Metro Station
              1.7 mi
            Restaurants
            • Seven Hills Balik (Fish) Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish)
              700 ft
            • Sokullu Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean)
              300 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • 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