Artefes Hotel - Istanbul

Kucukayasofya Cad. Cayiroglu Sk. No: 17 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400show map
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Overview

Here, at the Artefes Hotel, guests can enjoy fantastic views of the Marmara Sea. The hotel was renovated in 2010 and consists of 4 floors.

This hotel is located in a business area, 7 km from Ataturk Museum. Artefes Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Istanbul.

Stores, a market and a bazaar, as well as just bar, are within minutes’ walk away.

Cankurtaran train station lies within a 10-minute walk.

Rooms

Offering central heating, LCD flat panel TV and a storage space, the rooms also overlook the sea. All 25 guestrooms at Artefes Hotel include foam pillows, a pillow menu and feather pillows.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the bar every morning. The property features a lounge restaurant serving local dishes. A selection of snacks and barbeque is available at the café bar. Artefes Hotel Terrace Bar and Restaurant and Doy Doy Restaurant are located within 100 meters away.

Services

The hotel also offers bicycle and car rental services.

Relax

This impressive hotel features a rooftop terrace, a library and a golf course. A gym area, aerobics classes and a fitness centre are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Driving range
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Fine dining
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Open-air bath
  • Public Bath

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children5 - 7 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Blue MosqueBlue Mosque1000 ft
Basilica CisternBasilica Cistern2300 ft
Sultanahmet Tram StationSultanahmet Tram Station1700 ft
Cankurtaran Train StationCankurtaran Train Station2300 ft
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar3300 ft
Great Palace Mosaic MuseumGreat Palace Mosaic Museum700 ft
Media MuseumMedia Museum1700 ft
Archäologisches MuseumArchäologisches Museum3300 ft
Gülhane-ParkGülhane-Park3300 ft
Sarnic Hotel Turkish Cooking ClassSarnic Hotel Turkish Cooking Class500 ftKucuk Ayasofya Caddesi No: 26 Taksim
Zakir Gallery Zakir Gallery 500 ftKucuk Ayasofya Cad. 16/A Sultanahmet
Elegance Rug Galery Elegance Rug Galery 500 ftYerebatan Caddesi No. 46-48
Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)800 ft34122 Fatih/Istanbul Sultanahmet, Fatih
Jennifer's Hamam Jennifer's Hamam 1000 ftNO: 135 Arasta Bazaar, Sultanahmet Fatih
Mosaic MuseumMosaic Museum900 ftTorun Sok.
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seatanbul cafe restaurantseatanbul cafe restaurant100 ftKucuk Ayasofya Mahalle. Cayiroglu, Sokak 32
LittlehavanaLittlehavana100 ftKucukayasofya Mahallesi Mustafapasa Sokak No 26/A sultanahmet
Yeni MamaraYeni Mamara100 ftCayiroglu Sok. No: 46 Kucukayasofya Mah.
BelliBelli100 ftCayiroglu Sk. No. 46
Hippodrome RestaurantHippodrome Restaurant300 ftKucukayasofya Can. No 41A
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Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace4000 ft
Suleymaniye MosqueSuleymaniye Mosque1.1 mi
Galata TowerGalata Tower2.2 mi
Maiden's TowersMaiden's Towers1.9 mi
Haydarpasa Train StationHaydarpasa Train Station2.3 mi
Besiktas Inonu StadiumBesiktas Inonu Stadium2.7 mi
Kariye MuseumKariye Museum2.7 mi
Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace2.8 mi
TaksimTaksim2.4 mi
Blue MosqueBlue Mosque1100 ftSultanahmet Sultanahmet Mah
Sultanahmet DistrictSultanahmet District1200 ftSultanahmet No 63
Serpent ColumnSerpent Column1000 ftHippodrome of Constantinople
Obelisk of III. Tutmosis Obelisk of III. Tutmosis 1200 ftSultanahmat Meydani Sultanahmet, Fatih
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) 1200 ftAt Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.5 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)18.9 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station2000 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station2700 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.8 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  193  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. We got lot of information what we should see in Istanbul and how to find all sights. The location was perfect, all the sights in walking distance. Beatiful view from the breakfast room.Our flight was late and we couldn't inform hotel about this but the hotel driver was still waiting for us at the airport. Very good value for money, We will choose this hotel next time we visit in Istanbul. I can warmly recommend this hotel!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel was generally clean.

    The gym is just basic and not a professional gym.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Even though there was a problem when I arrived (not the hotel's fault), they worked extremely hard to make up for it - they even upgraded my room to the gorgeous suite overlooking the sea! They were warm and helpful and also organised for me to attend a very nice hammam. All in all, they made my stay very comfortable and pleasant. Also the hotel's location is unbeatable - a stone's throw from the Blue Mosque.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Artefes staff were excellent and very helpful. The location was good for visiting the sites in Sultanahmet & easy walk to all the sites. The neighborhood was pleasant and a few restaurants were very near the hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    we booked artefes because of its location for our first trip to istanbul. the hotel is very nice with its friendly and helpfull stuffs,clean room marvelous location to downtown istanbul.we definetely advise this hotel to our friends.thanks for thier hospitality

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff and the rooftop terrace were amazing. I have to say these were the nicest most helpful staff we have ever encountered.Like many of the Turkish people we have met on this holiday, Murat & Kencan ( excuse spelling) and other staff were so generous with their time, suggestions for guide and attractions, and even free wine for the terrace. 5he terrace has a 360 degree view of old city incl blue mosque, and Marmara Sea. it was easy walk to everything. the hotel appears to be being renovated and putting in a spa. breakfast is a generous hot/cold buffet. The transfers were free (next hotel is charging us 85 E for the 2 transfers.) we returnto Istanbul in few weeks and staying somewhere cheaper. 'Murat invited us back for a free drink on the terrace anyway. that,s service.

    bedrooms, whilst a reasonable size ,need a little oomph in decorating, perhaps some colour.The hotel exterior is attractive and well maintained but some of the neighborhood needs renovation.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    The personnel is friendly and helpful and the location is almost perfect. Close to all the landmarks, but on a quiet street so no problem with getting a good nights sleep. Breakfast on the roof terrace is a great way to start the day.

    Our room on the third floor wasn't exactly fresh and in a great shape. The hardwood floor is a bit creaky and wi-fi only works on one side of the bed.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location of the hotel attracts me. Hotel is small, but neat and clean. Breakfast is fantastic. I intend to stay here again.

    Desk manager, who is a Turkish with small beard, is not professional. He gave a very cool look as if he were an intelligence officer! He argued much while giving back security money (10 tl) against electric socket. He should undergo training on etiquette and manners.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff were alway very friendly and went out of their way to assist when we had a flight problem. The location was central and 15 to 20 minute walk from the Blue Mosque & Ayan Sofya & entrance to Topkapi. The view at sunset from the roof terrace with the Bosphorus at on one side add the Blue mosque on the other is unforgetable. At night there are enought small restaurant within walking distance including the Arasta Bazaar. Access to the Tram, and red open top sight seen bus allows for some independence. We spent three night and we were offered the free airport shuttle, service form the airport which was most wlecome.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The area of Sultanahmet is in a walking distance to many tourist attractions. Many restaurants and cafe bars, with a view to Bosfor. The staff is friendly, English speaking. Rooms rather small but clean and stylish. Parking in front of hotel.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    Location, friendly and helpfull staff, good breakfast, very comfortable and professional at affordable rates, well maintained and very clean amenities. Roof terrace with sea views and all over a fun place to stay.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The night porter Kenan was very friendly

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Friendly and helpful staff - excellent situation to visit old town - nice views breakfast

  • 6.6
    Good

    Quite a good stay, very close to all the tourist locations which helped. Nice staff, very friendly. Top tip, ask for the 10% discount on the hotel cost when you pay in cash as you book out.

    Difficult to find being in a back street, Very expensive to eat and drink locally and they only cater for what the tourists think Turkish people eat, so if your on a budget go to a different area. We found it cold in our room as the heating barely worked!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    -High quality, low price!!!! -This hotel really looks like a real Turkish place to stay -The staff is excelent, whatever you need the are happy to help. Special thanx to Mr. Murrat, Osmar, Rabia (sweet blue eyes)... and the whole team!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Turkey

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children5 - 7 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.5 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)18.9 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station2000 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station2700 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.8 mi
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