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Artefes Hotel Restaurant

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Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi, Cayiroglu Sokak No: 17 | Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 516 58 63
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

we stayed here for 4 nights, the hotel was clean and staff are friendly. Breakfast is okay too. The best thing about this hotel is the rooftop terrace from which there is an amazing view of the blue mosque and the sea. The hotel is n walking distance of all the major tourist attractions and I will defo stay here... More 

Thank Smaira Jabeen H
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

first, let's get it clear it is NOT a restaurant. it is a rooftop where you can have your breakfast or sit up there anytime with a drink. very enjoyable for that. but is is not a rooftop restaurant. since last year visit, the hookah house corner is completed. tends toward tacky and cuts down on the view of the... More 

Thank family f
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The buffet breakfast is great. Keeps you on your toes during all that walking. You can skip lunch if you have to, and have an early dinner nearby on your way back to the hotel. They have plenty of olives and cheeses to choose from.

Thank assameseinmumbai
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Just stayed the second time in this little hotel. Staff is very friendly and the rates are reasonable. However the service this year definitively lost quality. The hotel's location is ideal, if you want to see all the famous landmarks in this part of the old city, because everything is in walking distance. If you book more than 3 nights,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

have stayed her before and it was perfect...this hotel HAD a great view of both sea of marmara an sutanahment (blue) mosque. a recent addition this year of a "hookah house" in the corner of the rooftop nearest the blue mosque has cut way down on the ambience and view - hopefully it will turn into a nice cooler weather... More 

Thank family f
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2012

each person on staff is exceptional: kind service, helpful and knowledgeable . we felt quite at home and loved how the location is walkable and safe . thanks so much, especially Murat andNuri

Thank susandamelio
Geelong, Australia
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

As usual in Turkey nothing is too much trouble. Staff great,requests not on the menu met and an enormous complimentary choice with the inevitable Raki

Thank Samantha W
Kuala Lumpur
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60 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2011

Try having an early breakfast when the sun rise. The reflection of the sun on the Sea of Marmara with the cool sea weather is heaven!

Thank MrTravelMalaysia
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2011

This hotel is literally 5 minutes walking distance to everything! Best to go the the terrace in the mornings or at sunset.

Thank Ayesha Z
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

I stayed here last time and I loved it. The terrace has lovely views of teh Bosphoros and to the back views of The Blue Mosque. I enjoyed spending time there at night having a beer and enjoying the views.

Thank chelleMB73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi, Cayiroglu Sokak No: 17 | Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 516 58 63
  • This restaurant is at Artefes Hotel Istanbul
Artefes Terrace Bar and Restaurant commands an impressive view of the Blue Mosque and Sea Side.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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