Ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Cfrom London

Breakfast and the Blue Mosque

Posted Aug 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
My husband and our two sons spent six days discovering Istanbul in mid August and stayed at the Arasta Hotel. Given its amazing location within minutes on foot from the Blue Mosque which constitutes the breathtaking view from the breakfast terrace on the fourth floor and Haghia Sophia and the Topkapi PAlace, the Arasta is very good value. More bed and breakfast than hotel, we found the staff kind, smiling and helpful. Ayhun on reception even took our boys off to the right cafe to watch some football match one evening and brought them back safely. The rooms are small but fine if you just want to sleep. Perfect for the tourist who wants to get out and see Istanbul .
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Darwin Australia

Utter dump

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Bulldozer
1. Tiny rooms 2. Overpriced 3. Front desk manager dodgy 4. Crappy beds and linen 5. Noisy 6. Poor security
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Near everything.

Posted Jun 2, 2014
The room is realy small, but the hotel is behinde Aya Sophia and from a walkable distance of everything that you want to see. The neighborhood is very good with nice restaurants.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by So Hyun Jungfrom Seoul, Korea

위치는 좋으나 낙후됨

Posted Jun 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
조식 부페가 무료로 제공되지 않으며 창으로 해가 잘 들지 않는 방이라 낮에 조명을 켜도 어두웠음 낙후된 시설에 방도 너무 좁았음 하지만 사장님이 매우 친절하였고 아라스타 바자 바로 옆에 위치해서 술탄아흐멧역에서 접근성도 좋고 근처에 모자이크 박물관, 블루모스크등 관광지도 매우 가까움
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Angie H.from Milwaukee, WI

Location Only Good Thing About This Hotel

Posted May 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
The location of this hotel is perfect. The rest of it was not - the photos are very misleading. Our room was literally falling apart (paneling coming off the walls, water stains on the walls and tile ceilings) and the sheets had holes and stains, which were not changed until our last day. We assumed there used to be a light in the shower, where there was a hole in the ceiling stuffed with tissue. Only one of the outlets worked, the wi-fi only worked when you were down in the lobby or on the terrace and we could count every spring in the mattress. If all you're looking for is a cheap room in a good location and don't care about anything else, the hotel will be fine. If you're looking for a clean, comfortable room, I would look elsewhere.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by MARI CARMENfrom PONTEVEDRA (SPAIN)

MUY CENTRICO PERO DESCUIDADO

Posted Apr 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
EN GENERAL BIEN SI BUSCAS LOCAL CENTRICO, PERO HOTEL ESTA MUY DESCUIDADO, NO TIENE ASCENSOR PERO ESTA LIMPIO Y EL PERSONAL ES MUY AGRADABLE.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Sørenfrom Aarhus

Slidt hotel med god beliggenhed og fin service

Posted Apr 17, 2014 on Hotels.com
Værelset var ikke prangende, men hvis du har brug for et billigt værelse MEGET tæt på de største seværdigheder (<100 meter til den Blå Moske), er dette et fint valg. Personalet var meget venligt. Fin tyrkisk morgenbuffet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lars Ploug Hansenfrom Danmark

Fantastisk beliggenhed & god service

Posted Mar 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
Arasta ligger helt ideelt hvis du vil opleve seværdighederne I Istanbul til fods. Du er tæt på alt - også mussinen når han kalder til bøn :-) Hotellet ligger med den ene side ud mod bosperus strædet og den anden mod den blå måske - bedre beliggenhed finder du ikke. Området er gammelt og det er hotelletsbasis installationer også, selvom det er moderniseret, værelse 401 har et fantastisk udsyn, men ind imellem er der en smule kloaklugt I badeværelset. Det må være prisen for den storslåede udsigt.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Nevin lobofrom London

excellent hotel

Posted Mar 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
enjoyed the stay lovely room very clean awesome staff ... Best location easy access ...... amazing breakfast .....10/10 overall will always book this hotel when I visit Istanbul
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Daniel86from Budapest

Friendly hotel with excellent location

Posted Mar 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and clean with daily cleaning service and fresh towels. We had a perfect view to the Blue Mosque from our bed. Breakfast was offered on the top floor with a nice terrace and the food was abundant. All in all, Arasta Boutique Hotel represents an excellent opportunity for those who want to stay in the heart of the Hagia Sophia/Blue Mosque area, but don't want to spend too much on accommodation. Certainly, don't expect anything luxurious, but a very friendly and tidy hotel. If I have the chance to visit Istanbul again, I won't hesitate to stay again at Arasta Hotel.