Get an overview of this hotel3-star Istanbul hotel in Istanbul City Center, walk to Basilica Cistern


Located in Istanbul City Center, this hotel is steps from Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome and Blue Mosque are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, valet parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and 24-hour room service are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 18 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, premium bedding, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a grocery/convenience store. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel's 2 bars/lounges. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property offers access to a business center. This Istanbul hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Ares Hotel Sultanahmet is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (free) 
  • Total number of rooms - 18 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Free reception 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 8 AM and 10:30 AM. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Palmiye - This restaurant specializes in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Palmiye Teras - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 4 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 25 per stay.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No cribs (infant beds) available

24-hour check-in

No pets or service animals allowed


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: EUR 13 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December. One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Ares Hotel Sultanahmet is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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