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Ararat Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cozy hotel with all facilities and ideal location with all tourist destinations within easy walk. Blue mosque can be seen from the hotel windows and every time you step in and out. Blue mosque, Mozaic bazar, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazar, Topkapi palacem Sulemanya mosque, Istanbul Archaeology museum, Gulhane park, Shahzade mosque, New mosque, Galata tower, Taksim square,...

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Ararat H, Owner at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your nıce words about our hotel. we very glad that you were lucky ın our hotel. ın future we wıll be very glad to wellcome you.

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully located 3 star hotel in traditional partly wooden building. IMHO the closest hote to the Blue mosque. Direct view of the mosque and side view for one terrace and Bosphorus view from the other terrace. The rooms and beds very OK, no issues with hotwater as sometimes mentioned. Breakfast could have more varieties, as fruit and juices, but never...

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Ararat H, Owner at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your nıce words about our hotel. In future we wıll be very glad to wellcome you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended hotel. Located just a few walks away from the blue mosque with amazing view at night. The staff was very friendly esp mr Ramadhan and treat you as you're in home, generous breakfast, comfort room, and i certainly would come here again if i have a chance to visit Istanbul next time.

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Ararat H, Owner at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your nıce words about our hotel. we very glad that you were lucky ın our hotel. ın future we wıll be very glad to wellcome you. mr. Ramazan Çelik

Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I had booked this hotel for a family vacation in December. We were given separate rooms on different floors. The heating in my childrens room was not working and it was freezing cold. The hot water in my room was not working and we had to use cold water. I had pre paid and was happy to move to one...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Ararat hotel is located in a superb location at an affordable price. It is within 3 mins walking distance to the Blue Mosque in a safe neighborhood. Staff is generally polite but seems a bit shy. Facilities are basic but definitely clean. Room can be small due to the price but very reasonable. One minor inconvenience is that you need...

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Ararat H, Owner at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest. Firstly great thanks for your choosing our hotel. You are allways wellcome to Istanbul and we are glad to make you happy in our hotel. With the best regards. Ramazan Çelik

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Back at Hotel Ararat for the second time. Last time was about 10 years ago. New owner of two years. He has changed the mattresses so they are more comfortable and converted the terrace to have a retractable roof so it can be used year round and sit and look straight onto the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia to the...

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Ararat H, Sahibi at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

thank you very much you ara very kind person l hope to see you egain

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The property was very clean and located at the heart of old Istanbul in front of the Blue Mosque where the most popular tourism areas are located. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is ok.

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Ararat H, Owner at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest. Great thanks for your choosing our hotel. You are allways wellcome to Istanbul and we are glad to make you happy in our hotel. Best regards. Ramazan Çelik

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This gem of a hotel is in the heart of Turkey. Right opposite the Blue Mosque and close to all of the beautiful sites. The staff (Monika, Anna and Ramazan) is really friendly and accommodating.. I also had a very nice breakfast overlooking the Sultan Ahmet Mosque on the one side and the Bosphorus on the other! Well done Ararat..I...

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Ararat H, Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your nıce words about our hotel. we very glad that you were lucky ın our hotel. ın future we wıll be very glad to wellcome you.

Sarcelles, France
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I only stayed one night at this hotel. The location is fantastic. It is literally right next to the Blue Mosque. Everything is within walking distance. The hotel staff were very friendly. The room I was given was small, but it didn't matter to me, I was alone and staying one night. It was a very clean room, the shower...

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Ararat H, Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your nıce words about our hotel. we very glad that you were lucky ın our hotel. ın future we wıll be very glad to wellcome you.

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Place is very nice and clean. Location is the best as it is right in front of Sultanahmet and Arasta bazar. Also staff is amazing. Ramazan, Monica and Anna are such sweet people and very helpful. They treat you in the best possible way. I can't be anymore thankful to them. Room is a bit smaller for two people with...

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Ararat H, Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your nıce words about our hotel. we very glad that you were lucky ın our hotel. ın future we wıll be very glad to wellcome you.

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Istanbul's Ararat Hotel is a small, intimate, artistic boutique hotel directly across the street behind Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet Square.If you're looking for a small, personally-run "arty" hotel absolutely right next to Istanbul's prime attractions, the Hotel Ararat is a good place for you. Breakfast is an extra service that is 7 euro per person serving on the roof . Free internet service in the rooms and all over the hotel . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ararat Hotel

Address: Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $35 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ararat Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Back side 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles Metelesku2, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you must stay here, ask for a room with a window. The rooms in the back are dark and depressing.”
 of 5 bubbles Changila, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“good rooms with everything you need”
 of 5 bubbles shene2009, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“higher floors”
 of 5 bubbles diankawulaia, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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