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1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
28 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationTurkish and Islamic Art Museum3 min walk
Popular LocationBlue Mosque7 min walk
Popular LocationSultanahmet Square8 min walk
AirportIstanbul (IST)33 min drive

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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea View
  • Imperial Suite

    Room amenities

    • 430 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsImperial Suite
  • Classic Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • Comfort Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsComfort Double or Twin Room
  • Economy Double or Twin Room on the Basement Floor - No View

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsEconomy Double or Twin Room on the Basement Floor - No View
  • Queen Suite

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Large Single Beds
    More detailsQueen Suite
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsFamily Room

About this area

Istanbul

Located in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighbourhood, Arena Hotel - Special Class is in the city centre and by the sea. Notable landmarks in the area include Hippodrome of Constantinople and Blue Mosque, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Hagia Sophia. Check out an event or a game at Vodafone Arena, and consider making time for Isfanbul Theme Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 3 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 7 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 8 min walk
  • Basilica Cistern - 9 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cemberlitas Station - 7 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportIstanbul (IST) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Delight Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Delight Restaurant & Bar — 1 min walk
  • Şirvan Şark Sofrası - 3 min walk
  • Fine Dine Istanbul - 4 min walk
  • Nostra Casa - 4 min walk

About this property

Arena Hotel - Special Class

Istanbul hotel in Sultanahmet, walk to Blue Mosque
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, spa services, 24-hour room service and a business centre are on-site. All 40 rooms offer comforts such as Select Comfort beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and electric kettles.
Arena Hotel - Special Class offers 40 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: TRY 35 per day
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Return train station shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Reflexology
  • Turkish bath/hammam

More

  • Renovated entire property – January 2014
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Select comfort bed

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 110 per vehicle (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: TRY 0 (one-way), (up to 6 years old)
  • Self-parking fee: TRY 35 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

The Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodation in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.

Property is also known as

Arena Hotel Special Class
Arena Hotel Special Class Istanbul
Arena Special Class
Arena Special Class Istanbul
Arena Special Class Istanbul
Arena Hotel - Special Class Hotel
Arena Hotel - Special Class Istanbul
Arena Hotel - Special Class Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Arena Hotel - Special Class and receive a full refund?
Yes, Arena Hotel - Special Class offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Arena Hotel - Special Class cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Arena Hotel - Special Class pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Arena Hotel - Special Class?
Self-parking is available for TRY 35 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Arena Hotel - Special Class?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Arena Hotel - Special Class?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Arena Hotel - Special Class provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of TRY 110 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Arena Hotel - Special Class located?
Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hippodrome of Constantinople, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Hagia Sophia is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Cemberlitas Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sultanahmet Station is 7 minutes.
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4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Exccelent Services
I felt great at Hotel Arena. Erol and Suat are two extraordinary employees. it is impossible to ask for something and not to help you. thanks for the services. you are extraordinary Hotel Arena 🇹🇷🙏
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 10 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location with lovely friendly staff An excellent pleasant stay
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

1/5 Terrible

Great
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a wonderful old-school hotel in a lovely, quiet, convenient part of Sultanahmet. The staff were all professional, attentive and competent. Special standouts included Errol and Eileen in the dining room. They were absolutely amazing, remembered our names and all our likes and dislikes, right down to how many sugars etc. They were also wonderfully friendly and personable, and their always happy greetings at the end of a long day sight-seeing etc really made us feel like the Arena was our home. Special thanks too to Mr Sezar and Mr Sarkan, the hard-working young men who helped us and our bags (!) into and out of our rooms, cars and taxis and were always cheerful and pleasant. And to the unobtrusive domestic staff, who kept our rooms and the hotel so spotlessly clean. We did notice the plumbing (and bathroom generally) could do with some attention. The hot water pressure was low and the drains were slow to empty. Not a big deal for us, but typically important things for travellers. A strong, hot shower or bath at the end of the day is a real treat, and can make-or-break a guest's perception of a hotel. Also the bathtub (in which you stand to shower) is very high in relation to the floor, and tricky to get into and out of safely. To be clear though, those minor issues were absolutely outweighed by the wonderful staff and the lovely home-like uniqueness of the Arena. We recommend, and will stay there next time if we can.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2019

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