My family and I stayed at the Aren Suites for 5 wondeful nights. We had a room on the 5fth floor facing the Marmara Sea. I had requested sea view when I made the reservation months in advance. The view was spectacular. The room itself was large enough for our fmaily of 4. I had requested a crib ahead of time and when we entered the room the crib was already there. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Elevator was little small but we only felt that because we had a stroller and 4 year old with several bags with us each time we went out. The best part of this hotel is the location. From the terrace you can see the Blue Mosque. It is an excellnt view of the Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea. Our room also had a nice jetted tub which was great after being on your feet all day. The tub did work, unfortuantely being with the kids we did not get a chance to try it out.
Breakfast is from 6-10 each morning. Continental Breakfast is served. Juice, Cereals, Breads, etc. On the first day we were there it was a little crammed in the breakfast area, it became kind of hard to maneuver around, but then again we had 2 small children. You can always takes your breakfast up to the terrace.
The walk to the Blue Mosque is maybe 7-10 minutes. Aya Sofia is another a few minutes. Arast Bazaar, Hippodrome, a variety of restaurants were all close by. As a parent with 2 little kids, I would stay here again.
I hope I didn't miss anything, but each night when we would come back to our room it was always clean. Housekeeping did a great job with maintaining the property and room. I wish they would have a small restaurant/cafe on site. It would be great to have some pastries/coffee in the evenings with the Blue Mosque backdrop. Awesome weather made the stay all the more worththile.
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- Nicely decorated boutique hotel in the historical area of the old city. For the ones, who want to feel at home away from home. Enjoy your stay with a complete sea view in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and a warm hospitality. ... more less
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