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Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul

3-star3 stars
Alemdar Mah. Incili Cavus Sok. No 17Sultanahmet, IstanbulIstanbul34400Turkey

Family hotel with 2 restaurants, near Hagia Sophia
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Fantastic service
Great location
Great amenities
Regular internet service
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Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul

from $50
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Triple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Train station pickup *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • No parking

  • Free extended parking

  • Valet parking *


  • Shopping center shuttle *

  • Theme park shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2010
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Palmiye - This restaurant specializes in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Palmiye Teras - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

  • Ares Hotel Sultanahmet is listed in the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s small print

Also known as

  • Ares Hotel Sultanahmet
  • Ares Sultanahmet


For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 13 per night

Valet parking costs EUR 15 per night

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25 per stay

Shopping center shuttle and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Hagia Sophia (2-minute walk)
  • Blue Mosque (3-minute walk)
  • Topkapi Palace (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 9 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 8 min drive
  • YeniKapi Station - 10 min drive
  • Sultanahmet Station - 3 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 7 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 9 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 22 reviews

Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Too old and noisy
Perfect location, bad bed linens, no view from window, dark room, 3 light bulbs from 4 didn't work and you can hear everything from nearest room. Airconditioning didn't work
Anara, us1 night trip
Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Nice people but outdated hotel
While the hotel was in a great area, this hotel is outdated and needs help. I was there the end of October when the weather was cool. THe room they gave me had a draft. I complained that the heat was not working. The nice man at the front desk came to turn it on, but it never worked. At midnight I called the front desk, but no one answered so I put on every stich of clothing I owned. At 4 a.m. I went down to the front desk to wake up a man for a new room. He gave me a thin comforter and told me to check with the front desk in the morning. I did, and was given a room with a heater that eventually worked, but this was after trying about 6 rooms. The front desk people were nice, but when I asked for a refund, was told that I must contact the booking agency I used. THis hotel is in a great neighborhood, and has wonderful people, but if it is cold, I don't recommend staying here. The rooms are small and my rooms had a building backing up to them with no view at all.
Jeannine, usOther trip
Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Very Good8.0
Amazing location, great staff
super nice staff. amazing location. good breakfast. beds were adequate but had stiff sheets and limited blanket. rooms are quite small, but if all your doing is sleeping it is adequate.
Allein, usTrip with friends
Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Frendly staf&staf&good location. P
Location is very good near to all histrocal places also near to tram stations, making very easy to move about to other parts of Istambul.Istambul . chef & .Kadir are excellent.
A Traveler, asFamily trip
Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul
The Best of Everything.
As a disabled man on holiday this hotel was perfect, The Basilica Cistern is a 30 second walk, The Hagia Sofya and the Topkapi Palace are across the road. The Blue Mosque is a 5 minute walk, you get the picture, everything is on the doorstep. The food in the Ares Hotel is excellent, try the Turkish and Ottoman menu, you will be pleasantly surprised, also the Turkish breakfast is first class. I was given help with everything. The Ares Hotel is not the biggest or the most famous but it's the hotel that I will go back to because it is friendly, central, good food and very helpful, why pay more. I am looking forward to my next visit to Istanbul and my stay in The Ares Hotel, Sultanahmet.
Ralph, gbOther trip

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Ares Hotel Sultanahmet, Istanbul

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