Hotel Ararat - Istanbul

Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
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Hotel Ararat - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Valet parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

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 intimate Hotel Ararat offers currency exchange, a souvenir shop and a designated smoking area available on-site. The hotel features international architecture and occupies the building renovated in 2006.

Hotel Ararat has been welcoming guests to its individually designed rooms since 2000. The property is set 10 minutes from the center of Istanbul, in the proximity of SALT Galata, The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews and Yeralti Camii.

This hotel is placed in Old City Sultanahmet district, known for a mosque, museums and a palace.

This hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Çemberlitaş tram stop. Due to the hotel's great location, it will only take a 15-minute drive to get to Ataturk airport.

Rooms

This property has 12 guestrooms including Superior Family Room, Triple Room and Double Room appointed with satellite TV, a laptop-size safe, a minibar, individual climate control and a writing desk. Guests will enjoy a view of the Marmara Sea from their rooms. They also have family bathrooms with free toiletries, slippers and a bidet.

Eat

The hotel Ararat provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Services

Hotel Ararat creates possibilities not only for relaxation, offering a photocopier and internet connection on site.

Relax

Leisure options at the hotel include a library, barbeque and a rooftop terrace.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 3 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
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • DVDs/Videos for children
  • 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
  • Kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Patio
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    200 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.9km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.3km
Train Stations
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    3.6km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.6km
  • Emniyet-Fatih
    3.6km
Restaurants
  • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
    120 m
  • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
    40 m
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

Hotel Ararat Superior Family Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Superior Family Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Superior Family Room Hotel information
Superior Family Room
Bed type: 2 King Size beds or 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 30m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This spacious room with views of either the Blue Mosque or the Sea of Marmara, includes 1 double and 2 single beds.

Room facilities
    Hotel Ararat Double Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Double Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Double Room Hotel information
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 13m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Double Room, View - Room Only

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      Hotel Ararat Standard Triple Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Standard Triple Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Standard Triple Room Hotel information
      Standard Triple Room
      Bed type: King and Single or Triple
      Size: 15m2
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      This room is opening to a small patio at the back.

      Room facilities
        Hotel Ararat Superior Triple Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Superior Triple Room Hotel informationHotel Ararat Superior Triple Room Hotel information
        Superior Triple Room
        Bed type: King and Single or Triple
        Size: 18m2
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        Spacious room with view of the Blue Mosque.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

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          Hotel Address:

          Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Istanbul
            200 m
          Airports
          • Ataturk (IST)
            13.9km
          • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
            30.3km
          Train Stations
          • Haydarpasa Train Station
            3.6km
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          Underground stations
          • Aksaray
            2.6km
          • Emniyet-Fatih
            3.6km
          Restaurants
          • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
            120 m
          • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
            40 m
          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

          • Blue Mosque - 100 m
          • Hagia Sophia - 300 m
          • Basilica Cistern - 400 m
          • Topkapi Palace - 800 m

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 100 m

          Places of interest

          • Mosquée Bleue - 100 m
          • Hippodrome - 200 m
          • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 200 m
          • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 300 m
          • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 300 m
          • Le milliaire d'Or - 300 m
          • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 400 m
          • Petite Sainte Sophie - 400 m
          • La fontaine Ahmet III - 400 m
          • Saint Sophia - 400 m
          • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 500 m
          • La colonne de Constantin - 700 m
          • L'aqueduc de Valens - 800 m
          • Holzhäuser - 800 m
          • Theodosianische Mauer - 800 m
          • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 900 m

          Museums

          • Archeological Museum - 700 m

          Parks

          • Gülhane-Park - 800 m

          Local Attractions

          • Suleymaniye Mosque - 1.7km
            Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
          • Galata Bridge - 2.0km
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          • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 2.3km
            Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul
          • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.8km
            Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
          • Galata Tower - 2.3km
            Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul

          Near the hotel

          • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 290 m
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Sultanahmet District - 250 m
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          • Arap Camii - 120 m
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          • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - 280 m
            At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
          • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 410 m
            Sultanahmet, Istanbul
          • Besiktas - 120 m
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          • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 210 m
            Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Cafe Rumist - 120 m

            Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5
            Phone: 902124586641

            82% likes this, based on 622 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
            Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 30

          • Sofa Cafe & Restaurant - 60 m

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

            79% likes this, based on 155 reviews
            Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 9

          • Galissta Restaurant - 70 m

            Address: Mimar Mehmet Cd. No. 28/30
            Phone: +90 212 458 12 11

            Cuisine: Turkish

          • West Town - 40 m

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

            Cuisine: Turkish

          • Albura Kathisma - 190 m

            Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni AkbIyIk Cad. No:38
            Phone: +90 212 517 90 31

            81% likes this, based on 1065 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Café, Turkish
            Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 30

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2006
          • Number of rooms:
            12

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          Hotel Ararat Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Ararat

          Average guest rating

          7.8out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 62 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          8.0
          Rooms
          8.0
          Value
          10.0

          Individual 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 Hotel Ararat - Istanbul Istanbul location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Torun Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Istanbul
            200 m
          Airports
          • Ataturk (IST)
            13.9km
          • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
            30.3km
          Train Stations
          • Haydarpasa Train Station
            3.6km
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          Underground stations
          • Aksaray
            2.6km
          • Emniyet-Fatih
            3.6km
          Restaurants
          • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
            120 m
          • West Town (cuisine: Turkish)
            40 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2006
          • Number of rooms:
            12

          Hotel Awards

          TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulHotel Ararat

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Hotels Recommended by Guests in Turkey

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