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Hotel Arcadia Blue
Ranked #87 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stayed here 1 night--1 too long! Booking.com put me in an "economy ? room"--$200/night. No window & impossibly tiny. Floor hadn't been vacuumed in weeks. Terrible location on 1st floor & no sound insulation. Noise from hallway & lobby all the time! People knocking about & talking loudly @ 1 am. Bed very hard. No tissues--bathroom brush fell off the wall when I attempted to use it. Lousy lighting in bathroom--bright enough, but poorly arranged, so you couldn't see your face while shaving. Breakfast location--great views, but sad, unfresh buffet. Ran out of coffee & the replacement pot was cold. This hotel probably has better rooms--but, I sure didn't get one. I wouldn't stay here again if it was free.

Room Tip: Don't book without guarantee of sizeable room, 4 th floor or higher w/ a view of Hagia Sofia
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is stunning. Very clean, nice ambience, incredible staff. Everyone was so kind, helpful, warm and friendly. I was only able to stay one night but will be back again!! Snacks at happy hour were wonderful, restaurant really tasty and musician playing. Don't miss the Turkish bath and massage. The views are.beyond incredible. I could sit on the terrace for days and not be bored!

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Arcadia Blue. We enjoyed the hotel and particularly its proximity to the major sights in Sultanahmet. The view from the terrace restaurant is breathtaking with the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque so close you feel you could touch them. The morning breakfast buffet is above average and the dinner choice is excellent. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We loved the Arcadia Blue. The location is great, close enough to walk to all the main attractions but secluded enough to be quiet in a very busy city. The view is unbeatable. When we first arrived our group was I. The dining room on the top floor and our first sight was the Blue Mosque at sunset. Simply spectacular. The room was small but adequate. My only complaint was not soap dish in the shower. What do you do with the soap if there is no soap dish. It was a little difficult to speak with staff as most spoke very little English but the food was outstanding at both breakfast and dinner. Oh, and the Turkish bath was quite an experience. I highly recommend.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank Jane073
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

After our cruise around the Black Sea, we had a four day stay in Istanbul and were lucky enough to choose Hotel Arcadia Blue. The hotel is two blocks behind the Blue Mosque and the views to the Mosque and onto the harbour is spectacular.
All of the main attractions in the old section of Istanbul are easy walking distance and the restaurant on the top floor has simply the best views of any of the hotels in this area. John and John

Room Tip: A corner room with sea view is the one to go for - they are high up and the largest.
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This hotel could very well stand on par to any NYC boutique hotel. From the AMAZING views of 2-3 beautiful mosques (the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque included), to the beautiful room, its gets better with the outstanding service. I have only one complaint- the breakfast- included with the room- isn't as appetizing as I'd hoped for a hotel of such caliber. It wasn't a skimpy breakfast either, but it seemed closer to a continental buffet with a side of omelet. The buffet just didn't match the elegance of the dining room (also with exquisite views!). If ever in Istanbul again, Arcadia is where I'm staying!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel for several days. The staff was attentive and friendly. Great breakfast buffet and the view from their 9th floor restaurant is magical. The Blue Mosque and the city at night are worth a trip to the 9th floor. The restaurant staff is helpful and very friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much. Another advantage of this hotel is that most of the big tourists attractions are within walking distance! as well as a lovely park and many restaurants, small shops and tram stops

Room Tip: It was very quiet at night
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Additional Information about 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:
#39 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#65 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#90 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £61 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Arcadia Blue 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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