Ararat Hotel - Istanbul

Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 3 stars
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Ararat Hotel - Istanbul

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Editorial review:

The Hotel Ararat is a small hotel, but its rooftop terrace bar with Blue Mosque views is popular with guests. Appointed with dark wooden floors, nice linens and mirrors that make the rooms appear larger, this hotel is a good choice. Homemade pastry for breakfast is a nice touch, but don’t pay the extra money for a view since the two terrace rooms are the hotel’s smallest.

Overview

The 3-star Ararat Hotel places guests abound 2.1 km from The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews, Zeyrek Mosque and Galata Tower. The hotel was opened in 2000 and remains an example of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul ever since.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. This intimate property is located in the heart of Istanbul.

This hotel is placed in Sisli district, known for a museum, a mosque and a palace.

Sultanahmet Tram train station is a 5-minute walk away. Due to its location 15 km from Ataturk airport, it will take about 15 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Ararat Hotel offers 12 guestrooms appointed with satellite TV, high-speed internet, a wardrobe, coffee/tea makers and ironing facilities with all the sights of Istanbul within easy access. Guests will enjoy views of the Marmara Sea from their rooms. They feature private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The café Metropolis Cafe And Restaurant is situated 250 meters of the property.

Services

Guests can use car rental services on site.

Relax

Ararat Hotel provides cribs, meals and a baby stroller for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Baby stroller
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ararat Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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Hotel Address:

Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    200 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.9 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.3 km
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    400 m
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    500 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.6 km
  • Sishane Metro Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
    120 m
  • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
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  • Shower
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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    Standard Family Room
    Bed type: Double bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Ararat Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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      Hotel Address:

      Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Istanbul
        200 m
      Airports
      • Ataturk (IST)
        13.9 km
      • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
        30.3 km
      Train Stations
      • Cankurtaran Train Station
        400 m
      • Sultanahmet Tram Station
        500 m
      Underground stations
      • Aksaray
        2.6 km
      • Sishane Metro Station
        2.7 km
      Restaurants
      • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
        120 m
      • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
        40 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        12

      Hotel Awards

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Blue Mosque - 100 m
      • Basilica Cistern - 400 m

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 100 m

      Places of interest

      • Mosquée Bleue - 100 m
      • Hippodrome - 200 m
      • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 200 m
      • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 300 m
      • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 300 m
      • Le milliaire d'Or - 300 m
      • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 400 m
      • La fontaine Ahmet III - 400 m
      • Saint Sophia - 400 m
      • Petite Sainte Sophie - 400 m
      • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 500 m

      Train stations

      • Cankurtaran Train Station - 300 m
      • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 400 m

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 200 m
      • Roman Hippodrome - 200 m
      • Hagia Sophia - 400 m
      • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 500 m
      • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 500 m

      Museums

      • Media Museum - 400 m

      Local attractions

      • Istanbul University - 1.5 km
        Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
      • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.8 km
        Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
      • Galata Tower - 2.3 km
        Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
      • Suleymaniye Mosque - 1.7 km
        Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
      • Galata Bridge - 2.0 km
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      Near the hotel

      • Blue Mosque - 290 m
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul
      • Sultanahmet District - 250 m
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul
      • Arap Camii - 120 m
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      • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum - 280 m
        At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
      • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church - 410 m
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul
      • Besiktas - 120 m
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      • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 210 m
        Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul

      Restaurants nearby

      • Cafe Rumist - 120 m

        Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5
        Phone: 902124586641

        82% likes this, based on 622 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
        Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 51

      • Rami Restaurant - 50 m

        Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Utangac Sok. No:6 Sultanahmet
        Phone: 212-517-6593

        59% likes this, based on 155 reviews
        Cuisine: Turkish
        Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 26

      • Albura Kathisma - 190 m

        Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni AkbIyIk Cad. No:38
        Phone: +90 212 517 90 31

        71% likes this, based on 1050 reviews
        Cuisine: Turkish
        Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 51

      • West Town - 40 m

        Address: Cankurtaran mah. Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. No: 13

        Cuisine: Turkish

      • Sofa Cafe & Restaurant - 60 m

        Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16
        Phone: 00902124583630

        81% likes this, based on 144 reviews
        Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 16

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        12

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      Ararat Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ararat Hotel

      Average guest rating

      7.8out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 62 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      8.0
      Rooms
      8.0
      Value
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        8.8

        Friendly and helpful staff; rooftop terrace was great! Location was ideal for us. Breakfast buffet was not extensive, but offerings were tasty and varied enough that everyone found something they liked.

        We were a little confused about the use of the refrigerator in the rooftop kitchen. When we checked in, we were told to help ourselves to things in the fridge, but there was nothing there except the supplies for breakfast. We would have liked to be able to put some of our own things in the fridge to keep cold (water, beer) but didn't know if others would help themselves to our stuff. I would like to suggest that you keep a stock of ice in the fridge, maybe add a few more ice trays, so people could make their own mixed drinks.

      • Single
        6.6

        Fabulous location near Ayasofia, blue mosque and Topkapi. and lively restaurant area.

        Very small and dark room, and tiny bathroom.

      • Couple
        4.2

        It is the most awful hotel I have ever seen. The room is about 7 m., 5 of them is the bed square. It has no bathroom and the water from the shower falls distinctly to the toilet`s floor. But the hotel is romantic enough, especially if you are ready to feel yourself young, poor and homeless.

      • Family with children
        8.8

        Only 20-25 minutes by taxi from airport. 34 Lira. Nice homely breakfast room at top of hotel plus outside terasses. the smaller terass with 2-3 tables with view over Marmaris sea. Something had gone wrong with our booking of a family room so instead we got 2 double rooms. Maybe the presentation of the rooms are faulty at Booked.net? very nice surroundings with a lot of restaurants and nice streets. Very close to Blue Mosque and with view of mosque from hotel.

        Breakfast started 8.00, which is late, especially if you like us are going to take a flight 9 AM. Toilet in 1 of the rooms did not flush. The booking of the 4 bed room Superior did not work. When arriving to hotel they seemed to not have such an room?? But Booked.net presented one which we booked!! So we got 2 double room instead.

      • Couple
        10.0

        The staff and the facility, also the design of rooms are very stylish and romantic

        the shower room is a little small

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        The main advantage of the Arafat is its fantastic location in the Sultanahmed district

        Sparse furniture in the rooms - poor light for reading

      • Couple
        8.8

        Its a nice boutique hotel, very clean and excellent location from view and transportation facility. Excellent for tourist who are looking not for luxury.

        Nothing

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The hotel staff was super - Chian, Hatice and Sultan were very friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Loved the location and the cozy atmosphere. The views from the front and rear rooftop decks of the Blue Mosque and Sea of Marmara were fantastic.

        I have no complaints about this hotel

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        very clean hotel..the staff are friendly and informative..they serve nice breakfast..they have wifi in the entire hotel..the location is great

        very tiny room for 3 people

      • Single
        6.2

        Right in the heart of old town.

        My room was close to the reception, way too noisy. It was also very tiny and cramped. No TV.

      • Couple
        8.8

        Unique rooms, friendly staff, brilliant location

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Great location, within walking distance to most major areas of interest. Beautiful view of both the Bllue Mosque and the Bosphorus from a lovely rooftop deck area where a wonderful buffet breakfast was served and where you go could go anytime for a cup of coffee, internet use and relaxing.

      • Single
        7.8

        Both location and staff! Going up to the terrace and enjoying such a breathtaking panorama was amazing!!!

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Ararat Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Istanbul
        200 m
      Airports
      • Ataturk (IST)
        13.9 km
      • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
        30.3 km
      Train Stations
      • Cankurtaran Train Station
        400 m
      • Sultanahmet Tram Station
        500 m
      Underground stations
      • Aksaray
        2.6 km
      • Sishane Metro Station
        2.7 km
      Restaurants
      • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
        120 m
      • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
        40 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        12

      Hotel Awards

      TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulArarat Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in Turkey

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