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“An enjoyable stay at Aren Suites”
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Aren Suites
Ranked #44 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
south coast UK
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31 reviews
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“An enjoyable stay at Aren Suites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Had a four night mini break in Istanbul and our first time at the Aren Suites.
We had a high floor ocean view room: clean comfy and spacious, a good sized bathroom with shower and a very comfy bed. Plenty of space to put our bags and a couple of sofa type chairs to flop into after a full day sightseeing.
The breakfast choice is mixed and plentiful, good service hours too so no need to rush down too early, as many have said it is nice to be able to take your breakfast tray upstairs to the open terrace with its lovely panoramic views weather permitting.
Most hotels/guest houses in the area of which there are plenty seem to have a roof terrace but this seems to be higher and more spacious than most.
Very helpful staff in all aspects- arranging transport/local eateries/understanding the language and many thanks to them all for their service.
You are only a short walk from some major sites and the Sultanahmet tramstop for getting further afield - strongly recommend getting a travel card for ease of use on public transport, it works just like a London oyster card for those that know them.
So, a lovely friendly place to stay - we will definitely return here next time in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Had 5th floor ocean view - think it is classified as a Superior double, well worth the cost. Light a...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

If you like a small hotel that has a great location than this is a great choice! All staff were friendly helpful,happy and relaxed.A happy staff makes for a better stay.The suite we had on the top floor was very comfortable,clean and well appointed.Tough to find any faults but after coming back from Antalya and the Royal Holiday Palace,the breakfast seemed a bit meager.Worth coming back to.

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ArenSuites, Manager at Aren Suites, responded to this review, 3 December 2014
Dear valued guest
Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.
Sincerely,
Mehmet Sumengen | General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Really enjoyed our recent stay at Aren Suites. Especially loved taking our breakfast up to the rooftop terrace to enjoy the view. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Glad we arranged airport transfer through the hotel- would recommend Aren Suites to my friends at home! It served all our needs for our brief stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Staff was excellent and provided very useful information regarding attractions in the area, the hotel location is ideal, our room was very comfortable and the roof top terrace offers spectacular views. .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArenSuites, Manager at Aren Suites, responded to this review, 3 December 2014
Dear valued guest
Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.
Sincerely,
Mehmet Sumengen | General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Was nice and cosy hotel,newly renovated, clean, friendly staff and good location. Nice terrace on the roof from where you could see the Blue Mosque and Marmara sea.
You could enjoy your breakfest there or take some drinks any time.
The breakfest was good, many fruits and local food.

Room Tip: Sea view is very good,large and sunny.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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ArenSuites, Manager at Aren Suites, responded to this review, 3 December 2014
Dear valued guest
Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.
Sincerely,
Mehmet Sumengen | General Manager
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We just stayed at the Aren Suites Hotel. A perfect location, just below the hippodrome and 3 minutes to the Blue Mosque. Our room had a panoramic view of the sea of Marmara, and the rooftop terrace was delightful, as you could look back at the Blue Mosque. There is a nice breakfast with many interesting choices. There was also an afternoon tea with snacks. Volcan (sp), behind the desk gave us a very good restaurant recommendation and called the chef to get us a good table. But the ultimate service was provided by the owner/manager, Mehmet. My Iphone was stolen in the tram, and we decided to make a police report. Mehmet brought a copy of our passport to the police station, stayed with us as a translator (the Turkish police spoke no English). Then he drove us to a nearby mall and helped me purchase a phone for the rest of the trip. It turned what could have been a trip ruining experience into one of those cultural interchanges that make travel interesting. I highly recommend it, and we are planning to change our reservations on the way back to Istanbul to stay there again.

Room Tip: 4th and 5th floors have great views, also easy access to the rooftop terrace.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Since the Sultanahmet section of Istanbul has over 100 small hotels within walking distance of most of the major sites, our primary selection criteria were quality of service and room size (since many of the hotels have very small rooms). Aren Suites was a winner on both counts. We selected a “family room” for the two of us so that we would have plenty of both bed space and a couch during the day. They set up the room exactly as we had requested in our e-mail contacts. The desk and size of bathroom completed a full size suite for our stay of over a week. The outstanding helpfulness of the hotel staff cannot be overstated. One unusual example: Our late evening arrival at the airport prevented our getting to a store to purchase vinegar needed for our medical use early the next morning, long before the stores opened. The manager on duty went to the hotel kitchen and brought us a partially used bottle, which we returned later that day after we had bought our own for the rest of our stay. All of the hotel staff were attentive and helpful. The breakfast bar offers an adequate variety of cold foods and various choices for drinks, and the roof terrace is a nice place to relax and view the harbor or the nearby Blue Mosque. There are about 50 small restaurants within five minutes walk, ranging from very good to terrific. We particularly liked Cheers Soul Kitchen. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aren Suites
Address: Kucukayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aren Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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