Ares Hotel ★★★

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Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 9, 2016 Check-out: Feb 10, 2016
3.8 /5
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Would recommend
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Room types

Show Prices Double Twin Room
  • Size: 236 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Single Room
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Twin - Limited View - Back of building
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Triple Room - Standard View
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3


Ares hotel is located in one of the oldest and most colorful quarters of Istanbul in the old historical peninsula. Whether you are in Istanbul for business or leisure, Ares hotels rooms will cover all your needs with its contemporary well planned setting and comfort. All rooms offer orthopedic beds, air conditioner, direct dial telephone, LCD TV, free wireless internet, minibar. Delicious open buffet breakfast is offered complimentary. Discover Istanbul from the best point old peninsula which is covered with centuries old buildings, mosques, churches, synagogues; gong and azan mixed to each other is a culture, shopping and entertainment center of Istanbul. Ares Hotel is situated just at the heart of peninsula. Historical peninsula may be reached in about 2 minutes. Sultanahmet district which hosts Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman cultures is awaiting you to reveal its hidden beauties. Famous world heritages such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and many more are here.

Ares Hotel is a very special boutique hotel located right at the heart of Sultanahmet and the hotel enjoys a spectacular and unique panorama, a rare one in the world.

Please note that property has private airport pick up service for hotel guests. From Ataturk airport to Ares Hotel the fee for this service 30 euro one way for both way 50 euro. The hotel also provides barbecue area, dry cleaning, lobby and reception. Parking facilities - at cost of 13 euro a night.


Ares Hotel Seafood Restaurant
Located at the rooftop of the hotel, Ares Hotel Seafood Restaurant invites you to taste its rich seafood menu and fine delicatessens accompanied by local aperitifs like Raki. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views to the Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque on every sunrise and sunset.

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  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service


  • Laundry service
  • Childcare Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Currency exchange


  • WiFi


  • Airport shuttle


  • Parking


3.8 /5 Overall score

80% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.4/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

Fantastic Stay

Would recommend Sun, May 6, 2012
I found Ares hotel accidentally but it was a great surprise when me and my friend came here. The atmosphere in the hotel is very warm, and the staff is very friendly and helpful.Especially Thanks to Mr AYHAN. He help us very much. You can get very useful suggestions about any activity in Istanbul from him. The most important thing about the hotel is that its location is perfect. You can reach any object of interest (Hagia Sophia, Cystern, Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque, etc.) on foot. The food is just wonderful, Lets try the ARES!!!

| london Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5


Would recommend Sat, Oct 15, 2011
Had a fantastic time at the Ares, the hotel and restaurant perfect and the staff all very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended


The 2 mosques just a few minutes walk, make a visit inside and out

| uk Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great choice: perfect location, attentive service

Would recommend Mon, Oct 10, 2011
From the owner to each staffer, the folks at Ares Hotel want to make your stay comfortable. Clearly they take great pride in the place and their work. The lobby and hallways look brand new. The hotel is literally a minute or two walk to the Hagia Sophia. It's amidst dozens of restaurants with $10-15 entrees (including its in-house "Hotel Palmiye Restaurant", with a cafe out front, a 1st-floor and an outdoor rooftop restaurant with great views). The owner offered to show me a couple rooms and gave me a choice. It's the smallest room/bed/shower I've ever been in, but certainly adequate for one person. Plenty of outlets for charging computer and phone (bring adaptor, of course). The AC worked fine, and could be beeped up and down a few degrees from bed with a remote control. I was on the 4th floor overlooking the busy pedestrian-only alley in front of the hotel, and noise wasn't a problem. There were a couple mothballs in the sink, apparently to keep any bugs in check, but it's easy enough to close the bathroom door if you happen not to like that aroma. A previous guest's hairs were on the throw pillow on my bed each day, but everything else was immaculate, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Shopping hint

You'll be approached and followed dozens of times a day by smiling guys outside their restaurants or carpet stores. I tried talking and walking, stopping and talking, shaking the inevitable extended hand, ignoring the hand, ignoring the guy. Unless you want to spend your vacation buying stuff, no evasive tactic is very satisfying, as you'll illicit a string of "excuse me! Excuse ME!" and "what, you can't shake my hand?" comments if you ignore them. But that's probably the best response, according to a couple locals I asked. That said, I had to admit it was an annoying constant to an otherwise wonderful stay in the Saltanahmet area.

| New York, NY, USA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Hagia Sophia 0.1 mi
Blue Mosque 0.1 mi
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) 0.2 mi
Yerebatan Palace 0.2 mi
Basilica Cistern 0.3 mi
Archaeology museum 0.3 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi) 0.3 mi
Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) 0.4 mi
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 0.4 mi
Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) 0.4 mi
Galata Bridge 0.5 mi
Hodjapasha Cultural Center 0.5 mi
Topkapi Palace 0.5 mi
Kapali Carsi 0.5 mi
New Mosque 0.9 mi
Istanbul University 0.9 mi
Miniaturk 1 mi
Bosphorus Strait 1.2 mi
Galata Tower 1.2 mi
Istanbul Modern Museum 1.3 mi
Maiden`s Tower 1.4 mi
Istanbul Modern 1.5 mi
Golden Horn 1.8 mi
Beyoglu 2.2 mi
Atatürk Cultural Center 2.3 mi
Haydarpaşa Terminal 2.3 mi
Dolmabahce Palace 2.4 mi
Suleymaniye Mosque 2.4 mi
Spice Market 2.5 mi
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) 2.6 mi
Rahmi M. Koc Museum 2.8 mi
Yildiz Park 3.4 mi
Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) 3.5 mi
Kadikoy 3.5 mi
Ortakoy 3.7 mi
The Bosphorus Bridge 4.6 mi
Rumeli Hisarı 6.6 mi
Rumeli Fortress 6.9 mi
Sakip Sabanci Museum 7.5 mi
Emirgan Park 8 mi
Istanbul Aquarium 9.8 mi
The Princes' Islands 11.5 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 9, 2016 Check-out: Feb 10, 2016