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“Great little place in the center of everything” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arasta Boutique Hotel
Ranked #172 of 1,014 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great little place in the center of everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Very nice small scale hotel in the historical center of Istanbul. You are right there at the Aya Sophia and Blue Mosque, just to look out the window to confirm! Shouldn't forget to mention the exceptionally helpful hotel staff who made sure our every wish was addressed and made us feel so very welcome. Ask Ayhan at the front desk for advise on good places to eat at and to visit in the neighborhood :)

Also, definitely don't miss out on the stunning views from the hotel terrace, great place for pictures without ever leaving the hotel! We had a wonderful all-around experience and highly recommend Arasta hotel as a great value and an excellent base for your Istanbul adventures!

Room Tip: Room 401 has an exceptional view. Also room 302 is bigger, if this is a big factor for you.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NikaGarg
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Guest,

I am very happy to hear that we have met your expectations once and thank you for taking the time to post your comment here.

We look forward to welcoming you soon
Sincerely,

Arasta Boutique Hotel

Andreas Konstandinidis
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Well, though the facility of the hotel is in general is unsatisfying, but the staff are very helpful and very hospitable, especially MATEM and ITEN. For me, I was completely happy with the hotel staff. Not forget to mention that the price is too high considering the facility and the limited size of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ali S
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and please rest assured that positive comments have been shared with all team members. Please accept our apologize for the unsatisfying moments. We are here to solve the problems which you met during of your stay. I look forward to welcome you back in not a too distant future to the Arasta Boutique Hotel.


Best wishes & Regards

Andreas Konstandinidis
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Madrid
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Hello,

I was in this hotel on March 2013 and all i can say is good.. I travelled alone and the second day i was looking for a hotel near to Sultanahmet i found this great hotel.
The personal is exceptional: Andreas, Yusuf and Metin always are available for help you in all!! Thanks guys for your help, i appreciate so much.

The views from the terrace where you take the breakfast is great, you can see the blue mosque from a privilege view.

Some day i'll came back and this hotel will be my choice, sure!

Cristian.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chikihaya
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Cristian,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and please rest assured that positive comments have been shared with all team members.

I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and we have met your expectations.

I look forward to welcome you back in not a too distant future to the Arasta Boutique Hotel.

Best wishes & Regards

Andreas Konstandinidis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

The hotel staff especially the GM himself, Mr Andreas Konstantidinis were very helpful throughout our stay there.Strategically located at the main tourists attractions plus nearby Sultanahmet tram stations gives it added advantage for tourists to move around. Nice and comfy beds, clean bathrooms plus terrace breakfast overlooking the Blue Mosque makes it most memorable stay in Turkey.

Stayed March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Sanusi A
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Mr. Sanusi,


I am very happy to hear that we have met your expectations once and thank you for taking the time to post your comment here.

We look forward to welcoming you soon
Sincerely,


Andreas Konstandinidis
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D.C.
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel with my family. The hotel is in a great location, with amazing views of the Blue Mosque. The mosaic museum is just down the street, Haggia Sophia is close, and all of the other site you will want to see are nearby. Also, a tram stop is nearby. The hotel is located across from the Arasta Bazaar and there are plenty of shops, restaurants, markets, etc for travelers. The included breakfast was great and the staff were very helpful in planning multiple transfers. The rooms were very clean, and typically sized for European hotel rooms. The heating worked, the tv worked, and the hotel also had reliable Wi-Fi. The hotel was a great value, and the location simply could not have been better. I would definitely stay again and would recommend that others stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a room with a Blue Mosque view, it is worth it!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DC-Caver
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, was a pleasure to have you here. We wish you all the best for you and for your family and I hope we will see you again soon.


Andreas Konstandinidis
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The rooms were nice and the beds really comfortable. We had sea view from one room and the Blue Mosque was just outside the other room. Andreas who runs the hotel was very helpful and recomended the best restaurants and also Hamam (turkish bath). I will visit Arasta again!

/Petter

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Petter_13
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Petter,


Thank you very much for your kind feedback and please rest assured that positive comments have been shared with all team members.

I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and we have met your expectations.

I look forward to welcome you back in not a too distant future to the Arasta Boutique Hotel.

Best wishes & Regards

Andreas Konstandinidis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

I stayed at this hotel in March 2013 with 5 family members, including my 3-year-old son. We had two rooms. Though the rooms are small (& with few or no chairs), they were perfectly sufficient, and the hotel is located RIGHT next to the Blue Mosque. That means it is also easy walking distance from the Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and a tram line. Breakfast was yummy and on the fourth floor with awesome views of the Blue Mosque and with a patio. The hotelier and the staff were very friendly and proactively accommodating, from offering breakfast items to our son, to moving us to a slightly larger room to arranging airport transfers. Considering all of this, I would definitely recommend this hotel for someone wanting to explore the Sultanahmet area (& beyond via tram and/or Metro).

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Batsarecool
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Arasta_Boutique, General Manager at Arasta Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Dear Guest,

I am very happy to hear that we have met your expectations once and thank you for taking the time to post your comment here.

We look forward to welcoming you soon
Sincerely,

Arasta Boutique Hotel

Andreas Konstandinidis
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Property: Arasta Boutique Hotel
Address: Torun Sok. No 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #172 of 1,014 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arasta Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arasta Boutique Hotel has 10 rooms , 3 standard double room, 2 family suite rooms with magnificent view with St. Sophie and Blue Mosque views and 3 standard double room with views of Hagia Sophie and Blue Mosque,1 double room with balcony and view of Marmara Sea and 1 Deluxe double room located terrace with the views of maramara sea and Princess Islands. . Each rooms is fully equipped with modern private bathroom, hair dryer, remote control T.V. The rooftop sitting and also breakfast room is a cosy place in winter with view of St Sophie, Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea under snow. In summer you'll be out on the terrace enjoying uninterrupted views of the Blue Mosque or the Sea of Marmara. ... more   less 
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