Turkey’s largest city is a sprawling metropolis, so if you’re staying at the 4-star Arden City Hotel, it’s good to know you’re right at Istanbul’s historic heart. The Ottoman-style hotel was refurbished in 2013 and has a rooftop restaurant that offers views of the city to the west and the Bosphorus strait, a body of water that links Europe with Asia, to the south.
The hotel sits in the Old Town, Sultanahmet, close to many of the city’s top attractions. The Hagia Sofia Museum, which you can see from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, is about a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while The Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar are both a little over 10 minutes’ away. The Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is 600 metres from the property.
The rooftop bar and restaurant serves traditional Turkish food, as well as international cuisine, and is open for drinks too. The hotel also has a bar that is designed (for some reason) to look like a British pub -- it’s open for drinks and has sports TV channels. Breakfast is served in the hotel’s breakfast hall and serves fresh Turkish fare.
Rooms are luxuriously furnished and all have double beds, free WiFi, private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Executive Rooms have queen size beds and private balconies, while Junior Suites have king size beds.
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Bathtub or shower
Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating Turkey Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
Know Before You Go
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
One child 1 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Airport shuttle fee: TRY 150 per vehicle (one way)
Self parking fee: TRY 30.00 per night
Rollaway bed fee: TRY 150 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The nearest airport is Ataturk International, about a half-hour drive from the hotel. You can also take the Metro and tram to Sultanahmet, 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel -- this will take a little under an hour. Trains run into Sirkeci station, a 15-minute walk away. If you’re driving, parking is available nearby (charges apply).
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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