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

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 attractive Ararat Hotel comprises individual rooms in the vicinity of Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Featuring Byzantine architecture, Ararat Hotel was renovated in 2006.

Ararat Hotel lies in the heart of Istanbul. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Istanbul city center.

This hotel is placed in Levent - Maslak district, known for a museum, a mosque and a palace.

The hotel's convenient location offers to get to Ataturk airport in 15 minutes by car.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of superior family suite, family single room and superior family room with hardwood furnishing. They feature satellite TV, a laptop-compatible safe, a trouser press, a kitchenette and climate control. Some rooms overlook the sea. They come with an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in Sofa Cafe & Restaurant and Rami Restaurant, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Guests can take advantage of a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and a beauty shop.

Relax

Ararat Hotel offers such leisure options as a rooftop terrace, a picnic area and a library.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site 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
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service
  • 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

  • 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. 

How to reach hotel

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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

Ararat Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Mosquito net
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Extra long beds
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Superior Family Suite
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Superior Suite Family City View With Breakfast

Ararat Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Guest Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Mosquito net
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Guest toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Room

Ararat Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Mosquito net
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Guest toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Room

Ararat Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Mosquito net
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Extra long beds
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

Ararat Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Mosquito net
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Superior Suite
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Suite|Superior Suite Double City View With Breakfast

Ararat Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center400 ft

Places of interest

  • Mosquée Bleue400 ft
  • Hippodrome700 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)700 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or1000 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours1000 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours1000 ft
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)1400 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III1400 ft
  • Saint Sophia1400 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie1400 ft

Train stations

  • Cankurtaran Train Station1000 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station1400 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Roman Hippodrome700 ft
  • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 700 ft
  • Hagia Sophia1400 ft
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque1700 ft
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque1700 ft

Museums

  • Media Museum1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Istanbul University5000 ft
    Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
  • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque1.1 mi
    Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
  • Galata Tower1.4 mi
    Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
  • Suleymaniye Mosque1.1 mi
    Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
  • Galata Bridge1.2 mi
    IstanbulTurkey

Near the hotel

  • Blue Mosque 1000 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Sultanahmet District900 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Arap Camii400 ft
    IstanbulTurkey
  • 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
  • Besiktas400 ft
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque700 ft
    Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul

Restaurants nearby

  • Cafe Rumist400 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 Restaurant200 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 Kathisma700 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 Town200 ft

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

    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Sofa Cafe & Restaurant200 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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