Ratings based on 103 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Location and Friendly Staff

Posted Oct 14, 2016
Pros: Location Staff
Cons: Wi-Fi slow sometimes. Bathrooms need a bit of work
Location: Great location, right close to all the most important tourist sites in Istanbul and tram station.
Nice experience. I have spent 6 nights here. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Great location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2016 by Ares Hotel , Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your sincere and kind comments :) It was a pleasure welcoming you at Ares Hotel Sultanahmet.Hope we can accommodate you and your loved ones in near future again. Warm regards..
2 out of 5
by Jeannine from Sarasota

Nice people but outdated hotel

Posted Dec 13, 2015 on Hotels
While the hotel was in a great area, this hotel is outdated and needs help. I was there the end of October when the weather was cool. THe room they gave me had a draft. I complained that the heat was not working. The nice man at the front desk came to turn it on, but it never worked. At midnight I called the front desk, but no one answered so I put on every stich of clothing I owned. At 4 a.m. I went down to the front desk to wake up a man for a new room. He gave me a thin comforter and told me to check with the front desk in the morning. I did, and was given a room with a heater that eventually worked, but this was after trying about 6 rooms. The front desk people were nice, but when I asked for a refund, was told that I must contact the booking agency I used. THis hotel is in a great neighborhood, and has wonderful people, but if it is cold, I don't recommend staying here. The rooms are small and my rooms had a building backing up to them with no view at all.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Frendly staf&staf&good location. P

Posted Nov 21, 2015 on Hotels
Location is very good near to all histrocal places also near to tram stations, making very easy to move about to other parts of Istambul.Istambul . chef & .Kadir are excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your sincere and kind comments :) It was a pleasure welcoming you at Ares Hotel Sultanahmet.Hope we can accommodate you and your loved ones in near future again. Warm regards..
5 out of 5
by Robin

Posted Oct 24, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your sincere and kind comments :) It was a pleasure welcoming you at Ares Hotel Sultanahmet.Hope we can accommodate you and your loved ones in near future again. Warm regards..
5 out of 5
by Ralph from South Shields

The Best of Everything.

Posted Oct 24, 2015 on Hotels
As a disabled man on holiday this hotel was perfect, The Basilica Cistern is a 30 second walk, The Hagia Sofya and the Topkapi Palace are across the road. The Blue Mosque is a 5 minute walk, you get the picture, everything is on the doorstep. The food in the Ares Hotel is excellent, try the Turkish and Ottoman menu, you will be pleasantly surprised, also the Turkish breakfast is first class. I was given help with everything. The Ares Hotel is not the biggest or the most famous but it's the hotel that I will go back to because it is friendly, central, good food and very helpful, why pay more. I am looking forward to my next visit to Istanbul and my stay in The Ares Hotel, Sultanahmet.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 14, 2017
Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your sincere and kind comments :) It was a pleasure welcoming you at Ares Hotel Sultanahmet.Hope we can accommodate you and your loved ones in near future again. Warm regards..
4 out of 5
by Allein from Indianapolis

Amazing location, great staff

Posted Oct 6, 2015 on Hotels
super nice staff. amazing location. good breakfast. beds were adequate but had stiff sheets and limited blanket. rooms are quite small, but if all your doing is sleeping it is adequate.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your sincere and kind comments :) It was a pleasure welcoming you at Ares Hotel Sultanahmet.Hope we can accommodate you and your loved ones in near future again. Warm regards..
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Sep 23, 2015
Very local to tourist spots. Many restaurants in area. Staff was great and tried their English skills. The room had not been swept well and the bed cover not clean but sheets were clean. Good breakfast. Over all the hotel was great and I would stay there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington, DC

Perfect Location!

Posted Sep 14, 2015
You can't find a better location than this for tourism. Literally steps from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Basillica Cistern. Short walk or tram ride (the T1 is right outside the door) to the Grand Bazzar, The Golden Bridge, and many ferry terminals. The staff are all friendly and go out of their way to take care of you. From the airport, you can take the M1a line to the T1 line and ride transit all the way to the hotel for 8 Lira.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Houston

Great service from a little great Hotel.

Posted Jul 5, 2015
As soon as I arrived the staff delivered great service. They helped me with my bags and showed me around the hotel. They gave me information of the hotel, the neighborhood, and the city of Istanbul. The room was clean and spacious and they have restaurant on top of hotel with a breathtaking view of Istanbul. The stay was enjoyable and the staff was amazing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent central location

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Pros: The staff and the central location.
Cons: The décor makes the bedrooms feel even smaller than they are!
Location: Excellent central location for the main places of interest, transport and restaurants.
Hotel rooms and bathrooms very small but staff friendly and helpful. Excellent central location literally minutes from Blue Mosque, cistern, Ayasofia and Topkapi Palace. Also very close to transport, restaurants and park. Within easy walking distance of Grand and spice bazaars.