Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
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
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.
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.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by Olgafrom Dubai

the hotel location is good and close to everything

Posted Jul 27, 2013
i would go and choose the same hotel , amazing staff
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by DJfrom NZ

good location although noisey

Posted May 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
Room requested not available, TV, internet and bathroom light were not working and needed repairing. Loud music nearby in restuatrants, dogs barking. Owners pleasant but room expensive for what was provided.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by DiLullofrom Chicago

Posted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
For a small hotel, it was very convenient to all major attractions and within walking distance. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. Rooftop breakfast area was excellant. M&M Chicago
1 out of 5
by Frankiefrom London

Great location but unclean and not worth the money

Posted May 14, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Unclean, noisy, overpriced
The location was brilliant and the staff were friendly but that is as far as it goes. The room was dirty and smelt damp. We were in the bottom floor room and we could hear every conversation going on in the reception and when they went to the toilet which was a cupboard next to our room. The shower leaked all over the bathroom and after the first day they stopped bothering to clean our bathroom not even bothering to give us toilet paper or empty the bin. The location is brilliant but it's not enough to pay the price we did for such an unclean and noisy room. Disappointing.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Brock family

close to everything

Posted Jan 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
The name of the hotel is deceptive, 'boutique' leads one to believe that it is something really special. It is a budget hotel, perfectly acceptable and acceptably clean. It is a bit ramshackle but there is a great view of the Blue Mosque from the front of the hotel and a sea view from the back. The big plus is that it is withing walking distance of all of the major sights and close to the tram for the more distant ones. I would stay here again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Barbarafrom UK

Good hotel for short stay to see the sights

Posted Oct 30, 2012
Pros: Location
Cons: Size of room
Location: Just by all the main Istanbul sights
Very good location for all the main sights. Our room was extremely small and various small items - eg light bulbs etc needed fixing - apparently all the rooms are having a makeover soon so all this might improve. Overall, it was reasonably comfortable but could have been btter.