Arena Hotel, Istanbul
|Kucukayasofya Mah-Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamam Sk-No:13-15, Sultanahmet, 34400, Istanbul, Marmara, TURKEY.|
Description: Arena HotelThis hotel is an excellent example of a 19th Century Ottoman stone house. In fact, the hotel's charming owner was born in this very house, so maybe that is why such meticulous care was taken to ensure that none of the building's original character was sacrificed in the transformation. She has restored and decorated it to give guests a glimpse into the Istanbul of yesteryear.
Arena Hotel is located in the old city part of Istanbul called Sultanahmet, known as one of the biggest open air museums of the world.
Public areas have been decorated with antique furniture in order to give a warm and elegant atmosphere. In the lobby there is a 2.5 meter high, 16th Century, 24 carat gold-leaf mirror, a hand-made velvet bridal "Kaftan" embroidered with gold threads, as well as a 19th Century seating group which surrounds a display housing examples of Turkish silver household items. Other features include an 18th Century Vienna Console stone mirror with intricate Hand-made designs on the frame, and a unique Chinese-style hand-embroidered silk prayer rug.
In the garden there is an antique fountain and the sides of the garden bar are covered with Kandira stone. The Hotel entrance has a hand-made ceramic Tree of Life panel. According to Selcuk Turkish tradition, it will bring good luck.
Type of rooms: Arena Hotel27 rooms (54 beds)
All rooms come with full bath, direct dial telephone, wireless network system, hair-dryer, safe, cable TV, radio, and minibar. Most rooms have a sea view. Fully air-conditioned and heated.
Additional information: Arena Hotel
Dining: There is an indoor restaurant that seats 30. The Delight Restaurant is within easy walk to the main Hippodrome area, as well as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the convenient public tram. The restaurant serves delicious Turkish and continental cuisine for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Fresh fish is available every day. If you are a wine lover, they have a variety of excellent Turkish wine. You are sure to find a traditional Turkish dessert at the end of the meal.The kitchen can serve 150. There is a 30 ton water tank
They provide full on-site laundry and ironing facilities for the hotel and its guests.
Lifts /Elevators: There are 3 elevators one for guests, one for service and one for transferring food from the kitchen to the restaurant. A service room located on each floor conceals the entrance of the service elevator.The guest elevator is hydraulic. There is a 165 KWA automatic generator with a special sound-proof cabinet. This generator will enable all the hotel systems to remain completely operational in the event of an outside power loss.
Security: The hotel has a special USA made state-of-the-art fire alarm system which not only alerts but identifies the location. Public areas use a VAM 1000 Heat Exchanger for fresh air circulation, have a CCTV security system, and personnel who provide 24-hour service.
Nearby areas of interest include: the harbour 400 m., Spice Bazaar 900 m., St. Sophia 500 m., Topkapi Palace 550 m., Train Station 350 m., Post Office 350 m., Grand Bazaar 500 m., Blue Mosque 500 m., Archaeological Museum 400 m., and the Turkish & Islamic Museum at 400 m.
Luxury vehicles are available for transfers and hire.
Airport Transfer: (Atatürk Airport) One-way is 70 Euro, Two-way is 100 Euro. Mercedes Viano Daily Rent Cost in Cityfor Half day is 95 Euro, Full day is 150 Euro. Prices may change.
Distance & Travel time to Arena Hotel Istanbul from the local airports:
Ataturk Airport to the Arena Hotel Istanbul ; Distance from hotel : 20 km. Drive time : 35 min.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Arena Hotel Istanbul ; Distance from hotel : 50 km. Drive time: 60 min.
Number of rooms: 27
Official category: S Class (Special category given by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, comparable to a 5 star rating).
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1800's/1998.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Turkish, English, French, German.Smoking policy: This property has non-smoking areas and rooms available.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
GPS Coordinates: 41° 0' 16.01'' N 28° 58' 21.91'' E
Nearest airport: Atatürk - 15 km.