Arena Hotel - Istanbul

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site parking

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

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Facial

Reflex massage

Beauty treatment

Turkish bath

Treatment room

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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-story hotel in a historic area of Istanbul at a close proximity to Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews and Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate Church offering classic rooms with warm colored décor. The excellent hotel, built in 1997, is renowned for its Ottoman architecture.

This venue accommodates guests in the heart of Istanbul. Arena Hotel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Istanbul.

There are shopping options, such as a bazaar and shops within easy reach of the property.

This hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Çemberlitaş tram stop. A few minutes' drive from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

This property has 27 guestrooms including family connecting room, economy double room and corner suite appointed with complimentary wireless internet, flat-screen TV, a mini bar, a private safe and a refrigerator. The rooms look on to the sea. For more comfort a hairdryer, a shower and terry bathrobes are provided.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of vegetarian cuisine. Tea and coffee are offered in the café bar. Guests can wine and dine at Seven Hills Balik and Stone House Restaurant & Cafe, located in the neighborhood.

Services

A business centre, a meeting room and secretarial services along with free parking, a cash machine and a designated place for smoking are available for guests.

Relax

On-site treatment facilities feature beauty therapy, skin therapy and Turkish steam bath.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free 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
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • 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
  • A la carte restaurant
  • 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

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

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
  • 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

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

  • 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:

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu, 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

Standard Twin Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 240 sq. feet
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TWIN STANDARD + EXTRA BED (3PAX). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Triple Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Single bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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Suite
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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Corner Suite
Size: 270 sq. feet
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Family Connecting Room
Size: 485 sq. feet
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Economy Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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DOUBLE /TWIN ECONOMY. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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:

Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu, 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

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Arena Hotel Location

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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
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 1700 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or - 1700 ft
  • Kumkapi Restaurants - 2000 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 2000 ft
  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 2000 ft

Train stations

  • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 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

Museums

  • Media Museum - 1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Galata Bridge - 1.2 mi
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Galata Tower - 1.5 mi
    Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex - 1.6 mi
    IstanbulTurkey
  • 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
    IstanbulTurkey
  • 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
    IstanbulTurkey

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

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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
    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

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