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Artefes Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #161 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Excellent hotel for a very fair price!”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Staff is very friendly and helpful! I cannot find any negative points.... the rooms or large enough with enough space to put away all of ones stuff. The bathroom is also clean and large enough. For breakfast there is more then enough choice and one can eat in a place - or on the roof terrace - with a view to Marmaris Sea.. Airconditioning is working excellent en in bathroom the suction apparatus works wonderful!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I traveled to Istanbul for 5 days with my sister for research purposes. So I knew where we were going to go and what we were going to do. We had a plan and most of our visits were in the district of Fatih, and relatively unknown sites, so we couldn't depend on arranged touristic visits for transportation. That is why location was so important. We chose this hotel based on 1)location, 2)price for service and 3)facilities.
I can say I was very pleased. The hotel is modest, in terms of lobby and eating spaces, elevator, furniture etc. The room is comfortable but at the minimum of a 4 star hotel quality. I mean it had what we needed, was naturally lit nicely, clean, tidy, BUT if I have concerns they are the following: one the artificial lighting was white, not yellow, like an office, which is not nice for a hotel. and two, the desk with mirror was MINI, l mean it looked like a child's cubicle, small and low. which was not ideal for me who wanted to use her laptop for work. However, that is the only negative thing to say about the hotel room.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially in giving advice about local public transportation.
The thing that made it the right choice for us was the location. The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia were literally a ten minute walk away. what more could you ask for?

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

we spent there 3 nights...the staff are very very helpful and nice, they never say no to any request, it has a nice terrace with a beautiful view...the only thing is that the rooms are a bit small and the shower area to is too small...they have a nice traditional breakfast buffet. It is near by sultan ahmet square, and the shops are all around.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

We have just stayed 4 nights at this hotel. It has an excellent location, 5 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya and a big range of restaurants. The rooms were clean and big, the beds were super comfy and the range of choice for breakfast was large. The staff were very warm, welcoming, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We spent 5 days at Artefes in Istanbul. It has a superb location, in the heart of the touristy area of Sultanahmet. Walking distance from the Blue Mosque, close to public transport and the bazaars. The rooms are small, though clean. The Breakfast was always great, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The manager helper arrange for tours and guided us on how to use public transport.
The hotel is small, charming and superb value for money.

Room Tip: The corner room had a better view, and was larger.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

But the hotel is a good one! Breakfast was great, with a sea view to match it. Close to the wonder and off the too-trodden path. Right up my alley! A tip: dinner is best had across the bridge in the Istikal area!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Sassari, Italy
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

The hotel is so charming for its facade entirely Made of wood. It is located in old Sultanhamet , nestled in a web of narrow cobbled stones streets where most buildings are wooden built and just a few steps away from the Blue Mosque and the other hot spots of Iatambuk. From its terrace on the fourth floor you can enjoy a spectalurar view of the Dome and the minaretsof the Blue Mosque as well as the Marmara Sea. I was positively surprised by the complimentary pick up service from Ataturk airport provided by the hotel considering that I arrived at 1 am on Sunday. I was greeted by a chauffeur who drove me to the Hotel wherethe kindest and most cheerful receptionist offered me a cold cherry juice while checking in. He explained in detail everything about the hotel policies and gave me tips on what to do in town.
My room was a big single room with an amazing ottoman style queen bed, a big bathroom, a mini fridge an LVD TV , a good sized bath with a wonderful shower , all toiletries and extras were provided and the wi fi and air conditioning worked perfectly. I was disappointed by the buffet breakfast. Ok, it offers a very wide selection of food, but it's mainly local food, which I found heavy for my standards, I mean there wasn't a proper continental buffet breakfast.
The hotel also has its own amazing hammam and sauna. I took advantage of them since i returned to the hotel quite early in the evening.
If I had the chance to visit Istanbul again, I!d opt for Artefes again

Room Tip: My room 301 was amazing.. Good view
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Artefes Hotel Istanbul

Property: Artefes Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Cayiroglu Sok. No:17 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#52 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#60 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#178 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#178 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Artefes Hotel Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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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