Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Right locationPosted Oct 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
Recently stayed at the Arasta Boutique hotel. Honestly, the rooms were small but they were cleaned very well and the location outweighed the size of the room. We were literally next to the Blue Mosque and very close to other great attractions. Be warned that when you stay next to the mosque, prayer is belted out of speakers many times a day, starting at 5:55am. We interacted with 4 staff: a mother and son, a visitor helping and another gentleman. The mother, son and visitor were great. Helped as much as possible. The fourth gentleman really didn't need to be there. Tired, irritated and didn't help at all. Overall- mostly great service, great location. Would stay here again.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Dirty, dirty, dirtyPosted Sep 9, 2012 on Hotels.com
Location was great, but don't expect clean sheets.... er, or clean anything! Soap is reused from one customer to the next. Dirt and grime everywhere. Stained quilt. No top sheet provided. Smelly towels.
for Everyoneby Rysiu from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Tiny but goodPosted Jun 30, 2012
Pros: Good staff, great location, nice terrace for breakfast.
Cons: Size of room, dangerous stairs, toilet seat.
Location: Right in front of Istanbul's most recogniseable landmark, couldn't be better.
Stayed for 4 nights in this tiny room locatedbin a great spot. Still very good value for money, but (sort of) luckily my wife decided not to travel with me so the small size was not too much of a factor. There were a few things that did bother me, the toilet lid woukd bang you in the back whener you sat down, water took ages to get to temperature, and the automatic lights on the stairs would turn on just as you finished climbing / ascending, and there were a couple of blackouts during the stay (with no backup power), however for the money there really is not much to complain about here.
Posted Jun 27, 2012 on Hotels.com
great center of old town everything in walking distance
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby rwhiffen from Arlington, VA, USA
Great location, friendly and helpful staffPosted May 25, 2012
Pros: Great view for breakfast
Cons: Needed a new mattress, a tad lumpy.
Location: Close to everything you want to see in Istanbul
This is a small 6-room hotel, bordering on a bed and breakfast. Boutique in every sense of the word, but the price, location and views from the terrace are awesome. The only thing I would have liked is a new mattress, ours wasn't the most comfortable. Everything else about the room was great. Take the metro and tram to the hotel, don't bother with an expensive (and usually stuck in traffic) taxi. The restaurants in the neighborhood offer great dining options. They offer Turkish breakfast, which you should read up on before hand so you know what to expect. I loved it, but I can understand if someone was expecting something different might be disappointed.
for Business Travelersby Wonderer
Great But..Posted May 17, 2012 on Hotels.com
We loved the Hotel , However they double booked us and moved us to another Hotel the last night without compensation. Not sure if I would us this Hotel again, Had they compensated us I would have ignored the mixup. Overall the staff was friendly and the rooms were very convenient .
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Maidstone
Perfect for sightseeingPosted Apr 18, 2012 on Hotels.com
I chose this hotel purely because it was close to a lot of the local attractions. Our room overlooked the Blue Mosque and most things we wanted to do were within minutes walk. It maybe wasn't quite the boutique hotel it claims to be but the staff were very helpful and if you're visitng just for the sights this is a great place to stay.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from chicago
arasta hotel in sultahamet, istanbulPosted Mar 21, 2012 on Hotels.com
This hotel is perfect to see the blue mosque and ayasofia...literally only steps away. Furnishings are decent if you get one of the rooms facing the mosque. Not all rooms have a view of the mosque and the ones that don't are very small and sparse. Our water was turned off once which made it difficult to get ready for the day. Keep in mind that they charge in euros and not Turkish Lira! Hotel staff was friendly and the front desk is staffed 24 hrs/day.