$81 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 14, 2014 Check-out: May 15, 2014

Art City Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
Katip Sinan Cami Sok.No:30, Istanbul, 34122
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
9 reviews
Fantastic staff and location

I loved statying here. The hotel is quite charming and ideally located -- it really is walking... See full review

  • Maryland roamer
  • Dec 25, 2012
Art City Hotel - Great Hotel

The staff were very friendly and helpful from the very moment that we arrived. Comfortable rooms... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 19, 2010
Family-owned hotel in quiet Old City neighborhood
The family-owned and operated Art City Hotel Istanbul, first opened in 2009, sits in one of the quieter neighborhoods of Old Town. The five-floor hotel is just a short walk from the central market, restaurants, and historic attractions. Art City is also just a short walk from the banks of the Marmara Sea.
Highlights
  • Opened in 2009
  • A family owned and operated hotel
  • Located in a quiet neighborhood that is walking distance to historic sites and restaurants
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in all rooms
Rooms
Art City is home to 16 guest rooms and suites -- some with French-style balconies and views of the Marmara Sea -- with full amenities. Rooms are decorated with high quality Ottoman style silk Suzani textiles and tiles. The rooms have parquet flooring. Amenities include locked laptop-sized safes, cable television with international channels, and blackout curtains. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers. Guest rooms have one queen bed or two twin beds.
Features
The hotel is in easy walking distance to many of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar are just minutes away. The ferry terminal for Princes’ Islands excursions is just a short taxi ride from the hotel.

The hotel has a breakfast room that offers coffee, tea, and breakfast items. Art City’s lobby has a comfortable seating area where guests can relax between business meetings or trips into the city.

Art City Hotel provides guests with complimentary wireless Internet access.
Transportation
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Cankurtaran Railway Station (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Eminonu Ferry Dock (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (10 mi/16 km)
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (31 mi/50 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Topkapi Palace (0.6 mi/1 km)  
  • Hagia Sophia (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Galata Bridge (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Grand Bazaar (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Galata Tower (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Arap Mosque (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • Istanbul Modern Museum (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
  • Dolmabahce Palace (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • Cemberlitas Hamam (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
Business
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Secretarial services available upon request
  • Lutfi Kirdar Exhibition Center is a short taxi ride from the hotel

Art City Hotel Istanbul Rooms

STANDARD ROOM
The standart room offers 1 Queen Bed Or 2 Single along with parquet flooring, safe box, shower, telephone, lcd TV, hairdryer, blackout curtains, wireless internet connection, minibar, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Room service, Telephone, Individual heating and A/C and it is decorated with traditional Ottoman Empire style textile Pieces.
SEA VIEW ROOM
The sea view room offers 1 Queen Bed Or 2 Single along with parquet flooring, safe box, shower, telephone, lcd TV, hairdryer, blackout curtains, wireless internet connection, minibar, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Room service, Telephone, Individual heating and A/C and it is decorated with traditional Ottoman Empire style textile Pieces.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

41.0054 28.972
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Area description
Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Hippodrome are walking distance within 10 minutes. Airport 18 Km, Train station 2 Km, Tramline 300 Meters, Pier 1 Km, CNR Exhibition Center 19 Km, Lutfi Kirdar Exhibition Center is 5 Km away from ART CITY HOTEL.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.3 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.5 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.7 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.3 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.5 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.6 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.7 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Tünel: 1 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.8 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.8 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.8 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.4 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.4 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.5 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.5 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.6 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.7 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.8 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.5 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.7 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 4 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 5 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.9 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.3 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.3 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.5 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Art City Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

3.7 / 5
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.2

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

1
maestro83
Norman, OK USA
Jun 12, 2013

AVOID !! TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

The day we were supposed to check in we were told that there was a water problem in the hotel. The hotel staff sent us to a different hotel for one night which was next door but very cheap and did not have any amenities. The next day when we came to check in we got a room in the basement. Finally upon leaving the hotel were told that we had some phone charges because we made calls from the hotel phone even though we never used the phone for any calls.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
Maryland roamer
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Dec 25, 2012

Fantastic staff and location

I loved statying here. The hotel is quite charming and ideally located -- it really is walking distance to everthing in the Old City. I just wish I could have stayed longer. It just means that I will have to come back for another visit. I am recommending this hotel to my other friends who plan to visit Istanbul. The staff is extremely personable and knowledgeable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
tst2280
Denver, CO
Nov 3, 2010

Room Hopping in Istanbul

The hotel staff proved terrific, despite concerns at the outset. Upon initial arrival, which i'd indicated would be late evening, i was asked to stay at a "sister" hotel (DIVAS) across the street...no explanation, my assumption was that they had overbooked my room, though they assured i would be moved the next day into Arts City Hotel as arranged. The room was quite large, very clean, but soon discovered the toilet wasn't working and no hot water for shower. Those were repaired the following morning, but left me wary. When the pre-arranged move didn't materialize, i took it upon myself to gather belongings and cross back over, whereupon the Arts City receptionist quickly accommodated me (although the room hadn't yet been made up & previous guest's luggage was there). Nonetheless, by the time i returned later in the day, all was good. The following morning, i was asked if i would move to yet ANOTHER room, as they needed the bed accommodations for arriving guests. I complied and must say, that while the rooms became successively smaller, they were progressively nicer...first had a mosque loudspeaker just outside window, second overlooked the street & noisy, but the third had a pleasant sea view. Afterwards, all was good - the included breakfast proved a bit "thin" if you were a later arrival, as they didn't seem to replenish the original layout, though as i was an early riser, it was fine for me. Staff is very courteous, reasonably fluent in English & eager to please. Once i began to grasp the layout of Istanbul, the location was fine, though might consider staying north of Golden Horn if on a future visit as i tired of the vendors/hawkers in the Sultanahmet area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Knopf mapguides have been very worthwhile for me - restaurant tips (Rumeli/Mosaik/Ali Muhiddin Hacir Bekir/Galata house) were "spot on" for Istanbul & has proven true for recommendations in Paris, Budapest & Prague on previous trips: small, concise, & accurate.

Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Portland, OR
Oct 31, 2010

Location, comfort and service

Hotel was centrally located on one of the back streets in the heart of Sutanamet. We had a great balcony room, clean and comfortable. The staff was great answering our questions and had recommendations for dining as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Brighton
Oct 23, 2010

Art City Hotel Istanbul

5 nights in Istanbul in October was perfect - not too hot and defintely not crowded except in the trams at rush hour. This hotel was well placed close to the main historic sites although you do need to be mobile since it is on a steep hill. If that is not a problem (taxi can get there)this is an excellent hotel to conside at a good price - nice views and very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast is not exciting but sufficient for the moment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Public Tranport system was excellent, cheap and never a wait of any length. Dont waste money on taxis unless your destination is remote.

Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

2
SLGII
Pebble Beach, CA.
Sep 30, 2010

Art City-Istanbul

After extensive search I selected Art City based on the reviews which were missleading. This place is great for a night stay only. This is why:LOCATION: Great; Close to the main attractions.NEIGHBORHOOD; Decreped(old town run down, very steep narrow streets and dirty). Relativly safe. Close to trolley that can take you to other places.HOTEL: Clean, very small rooms (<130ft.sq including the superior room with a view of the "romantic" broken, sunken, with huge holes-ruined roofs). BATHROOM: average nice bathroom/shower, but useless sinks-very small. Clean and with all supplies.BEDS: Superb matress, but no dawn pillows here.AC SYSTEM: Superbly efficient and quiet.NOISE LEVEL: Relativly quiet (double glass windows)and one can get a good sleep, if not for the Immams, compiting with each other at 6:00 AM for the faithful for about 5-10 min.STAFF: Mostly friendly with the exception of one.BRAEKFAST: Simple and basic, but adequate for the price: Tomatoes, cheese, serials, yogurt, bread, butter, boiled eggs, butter, jams, juicess, milk, cold cuts..WHAT SPOILED IT: The room we're given the first night was not what we paid for, since they had sold ours. No refund, just a sorry, tomorrow you'll get...It was my wife's Birthday and our daughter had paid $60 for flowers and a champagne. The bottle left in the refrigerator was leaking (Still not opened). We returned it and the new bottle was the most awful murky liquid without any gas we have tested. That was returned as well and the third one had a real cork (the first two were plastic). Despite that it was of a poor quality that will make a "Frexenet" like a "Dom Pirignon". Definetely not worth the $60 for the package..Overall impressions of Turkey. Interesting form a historical perspective. People pushy all the time trying to sell you what you do not want or need. Worth visiting but once. [*] You do not get what you paid for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Most of the main attractions are not too far, but the streets walkways are not smooth like in the US. Get good walking shoes. Select the correct season, since even in Late Sept it's relativly warm and humid. Comming form California that was a killer. Be prepared by buying a good guide book and a map and schedule accordingly each days trip.

Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Birmingham
Aug 19, 2010

Art City Hotel - Great Hotel

The staff were very friendly and helpful from the very moment that we arrived. Comfortable rooms everything that we needed. Great location 5 minutes walk from the hippodrome and Blue Mosque and further 5 from Haghia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
Kayseri
London
Jun 7, 2010

Fantastic!

What a fantastic experience! We had never been to Istanbul before and so didn't know what to expect and we relied on the reviews on travel websites [...] to pick our hotel. The entire experience was a delight from start to finish and we really can't say enough good things about the hotel and the staff. Mamhut and Burcu were really helpful, pleasant, and engaging people and we never went wrong following their advice and recommendations. The hotel was spotless and our room was cleaned to perfection each and every day and the breakfast was always ready on time and plentiful and fresh. I don't know why someone found the location confusing - it's a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque and quite easy to find - just ask Mamhut or Burcu for the simple directions. When we go back to Istanbul we will definitely be staying here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the tram if possible - traffic in Istanbul is a nightmare.

Review of Art City Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
Margarita
Bath
Jun 4, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

We thought this hotel was excellent value, very helpful kind staff and ideally situated for all the major Istanbul sights, shopping and restaurants which were all within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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