Ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Getaway With Friendsby JennaC from Chicago
Hidden Gem in SultanahmetPosted Sep 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
I had my doubts after reading reviews of Art City, but my stay was wonderful. The staff are really great. The room was basic, but clean and safe. AC and hot water worked great. Included breakfast on the terrace was especially nice. Staff speaks English and German fluently and were very helpful in helping us plan. The hotel is walking distance from the grand bazaar, popular turkish baths, the cisterna, topkapi palace, blue mosque, and hagia sophia. Also some cheap local corner markets and affordable restaurants. It's down an alley, so it was difficult for the cabs to find, but we mostly walked everywhere. If you're noise sensitive, this might not be the spot for you. The walls are fairly thin, we could hear the shower in the adjoining room. Also the hotel is very near a historic mosque, so you will hear the muezzin call in the morning and evening, which I actually enjoyed.
for Couplesby Hadeer from Boston
Very Nice!!!Posted Aug 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
very friendly staff.. Pretty much close to everything you need to see in historical Istanbul.. I strongly recommend it
Recommendedby Nicole from Brooklyn, NY
A little gem in the old cityPosted Aug 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
I cannot be more gracious for the warmth of the hotel staff at this quaint tucked away location in Sultanahmet. The reception desk was phenomenal ensuring I got to the airport safely & economically. The room was very clean & inviting. The bathroom was very tiny but worked. Breakfast was a decent spread with offerings of bread, eggs, cake, fruit, juices etc. It's such a great hotel but not in the best locale & quite a walk up and down hills to the square where the Blue Mosque is.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Jos from Belgium
Clean, good, simple hotelPosted Jul 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is a nice, small, no-nonsense hotel. Everything works, very clean, without being overly luxurious. Wifi good enough for video streaming. A/C works well and is silent. Minibar. Location great: walking distance to historic sites like Blue Mosque and Grand Bazar, and to tram stops. When you take metro&tram from airport, make sure you have a detailed map, as finding the place on foot is a little difficult at first.
for Everyoneby Gareth from South Africa
Second floor or above only.Posted May 30, 2013
Cons: Basement rooms
Upon booking which I booked 3 rooms we requested second floor or above as I had heard that below this is like living in a dump. Upon arriving the day before my family I was surprisingly not met at the airport by a hotel representative and had to spend 15 pounds finding out where my shuttle was. Upon arriving at the hotel we were put in the basement in the dump as I call it and upon complaining we where moved the next day to a better room second floor or above. Surprisingly they wanted to put my parents in the basement and after arguing and complaining that we requested second floor or above and confirmed this via email months ago my parents got a better room. I suggest anyone visiting confirm this as the basement is a dump compared to the second floor or above. The staff were fantastic and very friendly.
for Familiesby Ray from NJ
Clean hotel near important sightsPosted May 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
We highly recommend the Art City Hotel. It is very clean and close to Istanbul’s major attractions. The staff was very friendly and helpful in arranging airport transportation, recommending good restaurants, and sights to see. The breakfasts were wonderful and the outdoor patio area had a great view. The room was clean, comfortable, quiet and had a nice view of the water.
for Familiesby Mohammad
Posted Feb 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
It is the best hotel I ever stayed, room was very good, cleaning was very good, location of hotel is very good, service was very good, over all it is the best, and when ever I will go to Turkey I will stay in this hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
highly recommendPosted Jan 14, 2013
We spent there a whole week, the hotel itself is lovely, clean, furnished with taste, and very close (5 min walk) from the main sights (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, etc). The staff is very friendly yet professional.
for Everyoneby Jennifer from Chicago, IL
Good Hotel, Covers the BasicsPosted Jan 9, 2013
Pros: Good breakfast, friendly staff
Location: Easy to get to all the major attractions
My husband and I spent 2 nights here. The rooms are simple,decent sized and clean. Breakfast was good with several choices. This hotel is an short easy walk to the Blue Mosque and Higia Sophia. There are lots of little restaurants nearby and a corner store for any essentials that you might need to buy. The hotel is tucked away and would have been hard to find on our own but we got a taxi from the airport and printed the directions off for the taxi driver (in Turkish) from their homepage which seemed to help our driver.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 3, 2012 on Hotels.com