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 public areas

Parking

EUR 5 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

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

Leisure/ TV room

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

This property comprises 12 rooms featuring Superior Family Room, Standard Family Room and Triple Room with free Wi-Fi, a minibar, an iron with ironing board, multi-channel TV and a seating area. Ararat Hotel offers rooms with the sea view. The rooms come with private bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The café Metropolis Cafe And Restaurant is around 250 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

Guests with children can use cribs and board games available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 5 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
    700 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.6 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    1400 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
    400 ft
  • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
    200 ft
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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Superior Family Room
Size: 325 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
    Size: 140 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 165 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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        Standard Family Room
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
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          Superior Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
          Size: 195 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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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
              700 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.6 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              18.8 mi
            Train Stations
            • Cankurtaran Train Station
              1400 ft
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station
              1700 ft
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              1.6 mi
            • Sishane Metro Station
              1.7 mi
            Restaurants
            • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
              400 ft
            • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
              200 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of rooms:
              12

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 400 ft

            Places of interest

            • Mosquée Bleue - 400 ft
            • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 700 ft
            • Hippodrome - 700 ft
            • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 1000 ft
            • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 1000 ft
            • Le milliaire d'Or - 1000 ft
            • Saint Sophia - 1400 ft
            • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 1400 ft
            • Petite Sainte Sophie - 1400 ft
            • La fontaine Ahmet III - 1400 ft
            • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 1700 ft

            Train stations

            • Cankurtaran Train Station - 1000 ft
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 1400 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Media Museum - 1400 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Roman Hippodrome - 700 ft
            • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 700 ft
            • Hagia Sophia - 1400 ft
            • Hagia Irene - 1700 ft
            • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 1700 ft
            • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 1700 ft

            Local attractions

            • Istanbul University - 5000 ft
              Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
            • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.1 mi
              Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
            • Galata Tower - 1.4 mi
              Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
            • Suleymaniye Mosque - 1.1 mi
              Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
            • Galata Bridge - 1.2 mi
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            Near the hotel

            • Blue Mosque - 1000 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Sultanahmet District - 900 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Arap Camii - 400 ft
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            • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum - 1000 ft
              At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
            • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church - 1400 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Besiktas - 400 ft
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            • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 700 ft
              Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul

            Restaurants nearby

            • Cafe Rumist - 400 ft

              Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5
              Phone: 902124586641

              82% likes this, based on 622 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
              Price Range: USD 15 - USD 41

            • Rami Restaurant - 200 ft

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

              59% likes this, based on 155 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish
              Price Range: USD 11 - USD 21

            • Albura Kathisma - 700 ft

              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: USD 8 - USD 41

            • West Town - 200 ft

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

              Cuisine: Turkish

            • Sofa Cafe & Restaurant - 200 ft

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

              81% likes this, based on 144 reviews
              Price Range: USD 1 - USD 13

            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
              700 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.6 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              18.8 mi
            Train Stations
            • Cankurtaran Train Station
              1400 ft
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station
              1700 ft
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              1.6 mi
            • Sishane Metro Station
              1.7 mi
            Restaurants
            • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
              400 ft
            • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
              200 ft
            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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