"A nice hotel close to centre of Sultanahmet area."
A nice hotel, located just 5 mins walking distance to the Blue Mosque. Located in a quiet side street means that there is no traffic noise at all.
A friendly bunch of staff who were attentive and very helpful throughout our stay.
We found this a small, friendly hotel with a comfortable, family feeling. The rooms were not large but clean with good beds and daily serviced. Great breakfast on terrace overlooking the Bosphorous. Narrow staircase -- take care.
Marmara Guesthouse is a small and charming guest house in Istanbul, Turkey , run by a Turkish family. The property is …More
This hotel was ideal for our five nights in Istanbul. The location couldn't be better and allowed us to walk almost everywhere.
The room was the size I expected for the money and was very clean. The bathroom was very nice indeed.
The hotel employees were really friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
I'd read that it was very noisy when I booked but hadn't realised just how noisy it would be. For the first two nights it was difficult to sleep due to the noise from a club a couple of doors down.
However, on the third night, we realised that a window had been slightly open and once we'd closed it, the noise was much more bearable. I would still say that if you want a restful night this might not be the hotel for you. However, if you're attracted to the local nightlife and will be out until late at night or early the next day, you probably won't even notice.
We were back at just before midnight most nights and did notice the noise. Having said that, I would definitely consider staying here again as it was such great value and in an absolutely perfect location.
It was a little difficult to find, but otherwise a very nice place for the price. We stayed for one night on a layover between the U.S. and Rome. We wanted a centrally-located hotel for the one night but at a good price; it met our requirements perfectly except for the kind of difficult location to find (It was on the street just south of the blue mosque.). The breakfast was Turkish continental. The mattress was hard, but for the price it was expected. The staff is at the desk 24/7. The terrace view is very nice. Overall, I would recommend it highly for the price.
Austin from Houston, TX
Supremely located across the street from the famous Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet Square, the Ararat Hotel in Istanbul offers …More
Staff were very friendly and helpful. The surroundings were very relaxing. Went to the Bazaar every day for shopping. Breakfast in the hotel was very good and service was excellent. Rooms were clean and made up every day.
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