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Hotel Arcadia Blue
Ranked #109 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Oudenaarde, Belgium
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96 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We spend 3 days in this hotel, the hotel is close to all tourist locations, you have great views on the rooftop terrace, ideal to end your day with a raki. Standaard rooms, the breakfast was good and the staff is very helpfull. Good place to spend your citytrip.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Buck78
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Very good hotel with what could possibly have the best views over Sultanamet area,you could get anywhere from the 9th floor restaurant.The restaurant serves quality food, with friendly and professional staff.
The hotel is comfortable and the rooms well presented and again the staff are helpful and friendly.
We are already planning our next trip.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sentrv
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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

No doubt the location is great, close to all the monuments, shops, restaurants but during our stay of 3 days, the internet crashed on one day, the hot water was not available on one day, and the shampoo etc was not replaced every day. The property is located very close to the mosques and the daily call for prayers could be very noisey

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aiwaw
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The location of the hotel is perfect, We requested for a room above the 6th floor when we booked but our request was not met.
We stayed there for 6 nights but the teabags & coffee sachets were not replenished daily. Neither was the shower gel & shampoo. When we called housekeeping for more shower gel, they delivered us shampoo instead and when we said we needed shower gel, they said they do not have them then. The bell-boy said "same same" and asked us to use the shampoo as shower gel!
Aside from these minor issues, we had a very pleasant stay.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel has a great location. A beautiful view of the place. That is all. The staff was friendly until i fail to "tip" the porter and when i asked for extra bottle he says i will charge as i am entitled to one bottle a day, then he pass me one and says "next time no more". If this is the policy, how come he can pass me an extra bottle? I went out the next day, i left some money on the table (3 lira) and it disappear when i am back. I have not complained as i believe the cleaning staff may think that it was a tip, to add on. I asked for a taxi and i was charged a fixed rate, further understanding i believe taxi was on meter, that was my previous experience in other hotels in istanbul. This makes me wonder what are the policies of the hotel or it was made by the staff themselves?

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jeffrey N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Arcadia has been much improved after its recent facelift. It is now a very comfortable hotel with very helpful staff.

It has some of the best views in Sultanahmet from both the terrace and from many of the rooms, and is located in a great position for the old town. Just as importantly it is on a vwery quiet road - not easy to find in istanbul.

The massage service is very good too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert S
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay to Arcadia Blue Hotel. Thank you to Robert Broad travel, Lichfield for sorting. Lovely, modern, clean hotel with the most stunning views from the 9th floor restaurant. Having done the tours and floated around the old city, this is definitely the best positioned hotel in the city. A 3 minute walk brings you to the end of the road and into the hippodrome, with the Blue Mosque one end and the Hagia Sophia the other. At the end of the road is a basilica and round the corner is the Basilica Cistern. Up the road is Constantine's Tower and the Grand Bazaar, and the main drag with many restaurants and the tram system. The only thing I would say is be prepared to queue to see the sights and get the 85tl 72hr museum pass from the grey mobile transit vans parked outside the Hagia Sophia. It will allow you to fast track and avoid queuing. The only negative point about the hotel is only 2 English tv channels which show dramas. Many Turkish, French and German channels.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Karen1963_12
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Property: Hotel Arcadia Blue
Address: Dr. Imran Oktem Cad. No: 1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#76 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#81 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#127 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Arcadia Blue 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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