Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Jay from London
Not that great a hotel but very good location.Posted Mar 25, 2014
Pros: Free wireless internet Location
Cons: Breakfast Night shift staff Room decor/size of double rooms
Location: Blue Mosque, Museum, Obelisk, Basillica Cistern etc all 5 minute walk away
We arrived in the evening at this hotel the member of staff present must have been the night shift as he was quite abrupt with any questions we had and was not at all welcoming when we arrived. This was the first disappointment. When we got to our room it was like a box room, there was hardly any room for anything other than the double bed! The room and bathroom were generally clean and tidy but I could see the corners of the wallpaper coming off (attention to detail!). TV is very small for a double bedroom. The breakfast here is the worst I have had at any hotel. There were no omelettes available only boiled eggs, the tea was too bitter and the coffee quite bad. There is also no toaster, the cold bread did not really go down too well with myself and the misses. I am not at all a fussy eater but there is not much there that is edible. On the positive there is free wireless which was a handy service to have. We also got a free sauna and self service hammam next door (sister hotel) and the facilities were excellent including the staff who were very kind and informative. I think the location is the only benefit of this hotel and feel the owners are taking advantage of this and providing such a bad service in other areas.
for Everyoneby Traveling Feet from Indiana
Nice clean hotel close to the historical sitesPosted Mar 19, 2014
Pros: Convenience and cleanliness
The hotel is pretty ok and clean. It is very conveniently located next to the tram stop and almost all the historical places. Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace was just about a block away. Grand Bazar is about 10 mins walk. I would recommend this place if you are looking for something cheap, clean and convenient.
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for Everyoneby Andy from London
Centre of the Old CityPosted Oct 2, 2013
We were on a 24 hour stopover and the Arlen City was great for us - in the heart of the Old City and no fuss with checking in or out. Although a bit small (which is a price worth paying for the location) the rooms are clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. We didn't stay in the hotel for our evening meal but breakfast was ok - it probably suited different tastes to ours (lots of meat and cheese, not a lot of fruit and the coffee was a bit disappointing). As a base to explore the old city for a short time this is a great place to stay.
by A verified traveler
Good Location - Unfriendly StaffPosted Aug 7, 2013
Location: All of the good tourist spots are within walking distance.
The hotel has a great location and was clean and tidy, but the staff was not super friendly. Definitely not a 4 star hotel, which was disappointing because I booked it based on that rating.
for Personal Eventby M. L. from Malta
Very good locationPosted Jun 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
There is no way the price announced was a real price (the discount offered was not real at all). I did not make any good deal, I paid the normal rate. The room described in the booking was supposed to give on a garden. I was above the street and hear the tram. The room was smaller than the one described. Despite all these disappointments, the hotel has a good location even if at the top of a steep hill street. The staff is very discret but efficient. The groom was welcoming and smiling. I think you can find better quality for the same price in this aera but it is a good back up plan if you want to see the must-see sights without taking trams or taxi.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Great hotel and cityPosted May 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great location, no fault in anything except the price.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
close to all must-see sightsPosted Feb 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was in a fantastic location. Most attractions were walking distance away, although we did not have to use the transport regularly we had the tram 5 minutes walk. The hotel was clean, room size a bit small, breakfast buffet did not have a big variety and you had to pay for fresh juices. The most disappointed thing was the language. We found it very hard to communicate with some of the reception staff.