Traditional hotel in great location
Posted Oct 9, 2015
The Arena Hotel is very well located, a few minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It is quiet, a traditional building in part of the old town - walking around requires negotiating cobbled or non-existent pavements and hills, but the location is incredibly convenient. Not all the rooms are as big or light as those featured on the website, but it is clean and comfortable. The hotel staff are extremely helpful, going the extra mile to assist with choosing restaurants or dealing with any problems. The breakfasts are plentiful and varied.
The hotel also serves evening meals, which was helpful when we arrived late, although relatively expensive.