Ararat Hotel

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Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet IstanbulSee nearby area


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Decorated by Nikos Papadakis, who did such an inspired job with the initial rooms at the Hotel Empress Zoe, the Ararat is tiny, but its charming host Haydar Sarigul and cosy rooftop terrace-bar in the shadow of the Blue Mosque make it a popular choice. Dark wooden floors, textile bedspreads and clever space-enhancing mirrors are the decorative hallmarks; quality linen and homemade börek (savoury pastry) for breakfast are quality touches. It’s not worth paying the extra euros for a view. Larger rooms sleeping three or four are available (€65 to €100),

Our independent authors have visited Ararat Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Sultanahmet.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
  • Guest services
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Transport/transfers
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Shuttle service (surcharge)
    • Car hire
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Snack bar
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services

Description provided by property

Ararat Hotel is an intimate boutique hotel directly across the street from Istanbul's Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet Square. It offers wooden interiors, free Wi-Fi and a bar with a terrace.

All the guest rooms of Hotel Ararat are individually designed and decorated with Byzantine-inspired murals. Some feature views of the Blue Mosque or the Marmara Sea.

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