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Hotel Arcadia Blue
Ranked #88 of 1,181 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We stayed two nights in this hotel, our room was on the seventh floor and had fantastic views of the the old city and the Bosphorus Generally the hotel was comfortable, the rooms were modern and of a reasonable size compared to others we have stayed in at Istanbul. The staff were very friendly and helpfully especially Ayan the bell man who went out his way to assist us. On major issue, though, our bathroom had a very bad smell, the staff attempted to fix it however after two days it was almost unbearable. For position this us certainly a good option

Room Tip: For the best views try to get a room on the fifth to eighth floor and in the middle, the corner room...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We spent a weekend here, in the beautiful city of Istanbul. This hotel isn't great, but it works for a place to sleep. It was clean and the breakfast was great. The staff isn't the most efficient and the rooms aren't all they promise to be on the website. You really need a room right at the top to enjoy any kind of view.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed with our daughters and the stay was fascinating. Our priority was to be in the heart of the old city, Sultanahmet and the location was perfect. Quiet lane, not congested, approachable by taxi and very near to tram station. Walk out at 11:00 PM and you are in the crowd, enjoying in the square with street hawkers and roadside restaurants open to welcome customers. The hotel was neat and clean, very helpful and courteous staff. Although we were disappointed by the view from the room window, the roof top restaurant was amazing. For sure, it is a recommendable hotel for the tourist who wants to be in the action packed part of the city. Take a note: rooms are not very big but comfortable.

Room Tip: Higher floor to have a sea view. It will be amazing.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Hello Dear Our Guest

We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time while you stay with us and we appreciated for your review.

We hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in the nearest future.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The corner room was very good and luminous but the view was dissapointing. I thought it would be as the picture in internet showed and the view was my priority, but being on the fifth floor it had a partial view of the sea and of everything. The service was very good, the staff was very helpful and friendly. Perfect location and quiet. The bathroom had a bit of bad smell but not unbeareable. There was no relation between the prize and the accomodation, too expensive for what it offered.

Room Tip: Higher floors must be the best
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Bea V
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Hello Dear Maria Villaruel

Thank you for your negative and positive critics about our hotel. We are really sorry to hear that we failed to make you happy while you here but i would like to explain some points. According to your reservation request you wanted to have a quiet room and your reservation was for standart corner deluxe room.

We upgraded your room to 501 which is a really quiet (its far from the restaurantr and lobby) room and it is in our rooms with sea view category.

We wish that we could notice the problem but i assure you we would change your room if you could let us know about this situation.

Anyway, we are aware of many things that should be improved, thank you once again for your points.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with another couple and our teenaged daughters and loved the hotel. The location was literally within walking distance to the Blue Mosque as well as restaurants and the underground Cistern. Our room was small but clean and well-appointed. I wish we had spent up for a view of the Blue Mosque. Breakfast on the roof deck was good but the view was the real highlight. Bring a sun hat and protective clothing up there as there is not a lot of shade on the outside deck.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Hello Dear Our Guest

Thank you for your such positive review and recommendation, We hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in your next trip to Istanbul.

Sincerely

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

With minimalistic design this a brand new hotel. (Some of the taxi drivers did not know the place although they knew the street). We stayed in a room on the 7th floor and our views were absolutely dazzling. We could see alt the way from Hagia sofia to the blue mosque. Perfect location. Staff is friendly but their english is poor, yet not surprising in turkey.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Hello Dear Our Guest

Thank you for your reviewabout our hotel. We are aware of many things that we should improve to serve you better but anyway we are so happy to hear that you had a good time while you stay with us.

We hope to see you back again at Hotel Arcadia Blue in the nearest future.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Over the last six years we have done extensive travel and stayed in many, many accommodation options, and found the Arcadia Blue one of a few that has been the most relaxed to date. It's simplistic design, rooms are not large, but comfortable and modern. The views over the sea and Mosques was just amazing!! The offer of a free wine and nibbles from 4pm to 5pm an added plus. We arrived early and were welcomed with an early entry into our Room after being offered a breakfast. Such welcoming staff all through the complex! All breakfasts are in the top floor Restaurant with the amazing views and we did experience the Dinner and completely satisfied. Many thanks to all at Arcadia Blue for making our stay such a wonderful experience. We will be back!!

Room Tip: Make sure you have a sea view room...the view is worth it!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArcadiaB1ue, Yönetici at Hotel Arcadia Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Hello Dear Marilyn C.

Thank you for your such positive review about our hotel, we are happy to hear that you had a good vacation at Hotel Arcadia Blue, we hope to see you back again in the nearest future.

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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
#66 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#90 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £63 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Arcadia Blue 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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