I have had the pleasure of being a guest of the beautiful Artefes Hotel for the fourth time. As a regular traveller to Istanbul, I can easily say that this warm boutique hotel in the middle of Istabul's historic peninsula is the best hotel experience I have had in Istanbul. The hotel experience is about location, comfort and service. Artefes Hotel gets 10/10 in all three.
Its location in the Sultanahmet district means its in the most touristic region of the city and within convenient reach of any part of Istanbul using public transport. Within walking distance to shops, bazaars and touristic facilities, its location simply allows one to reach in any direction of Istanbul without expensive or multi connecting means of transportation. Put simply, this translates into time saving.
Artefes has offered me a 5 star comfort level consistently - my fourth stay in this hotel is a testament to this fact. Beautiful and practical rooms, a welcoming and warm breakfast environment, and a terrace for your morning or evening tea or coffee, with a view of the Marmara Sea - the comfort offered was simply outstanding and immensely pleasurable.
Ultimately however, its all about service, and Artefes again scored 5 stars from me. Its staff share a set of common qualities that one notices right from the initial encounter: Friendliness, the willingness to help and pure professionalism in their dealings with guests. You will notice this with your first contact with the Artefes reception desk - you'll feel welcome straightaway. The attention is personalised and your needs are anticipated. The feeling you will have is that, its your home away from home, but theres always a friendly and willing person to assist you with any issues you may have.
I have had a very comfortable and wonderful holidaying experience in Istanbul. Artefes was definitely a major contributor to this pleasurable stay. I would strongly recommend Artefes to any traveller to Istanbul. To me its location, comfort and service are unrivalled.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Artefes Hotel is located on walking distance of such historical and major city sights as St. Sophia (Aya Sophia/Hagia Sophia), The Blue (Sultanahmet) Mosque, The Cistern Basilica (Yerebatan Cistern), Topkapi Palace, The Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) and Spice bazaar) Misir Carsisi. Old City and its palaces divide the historical peninsula down the middle and lead guests directly from the hotel into the heart of Sultanahmet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Artefes Hotel