Artefes Hotel



Kucukayasofya Cad. Cayiroglu Sk. No: 17 Sultanahmet IstanbulSee nearby area


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A large wooden house adorned with flower-filled window boxes, the Artefes is almost a prototype of a safe midrange accommodation choice. It offers clean, sun-drenched rooms featuring amenities such as satellite TV and hairdryer. The foyer and roof terrace are impressive and the location is blissfully quiet.

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

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Situated just 300 metres from Sultanahment Square in Istanbul’s historic district, this 19th-century Ottoman mansion offers free on-site parking. It features a rooftop terrace with Sea of Marmara and Bosphorus views.

Free WiFi, a cable TV, and a minibar are in Artefes Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms. Each has wooden floors and a traditional Ottoman-style décor. Toiletries and a hairdryer are in the en suite bathrooms.

Outdoor dining is possible on the charming rooftop terrace. A Turkish breakfast buffet is served daily, and all meals are prepared using seasonal ingredients.

Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, and Hagia Sophia are within a 10-minute walk away. The Kennedy Circle tram stop is just 4 minutes’ walk from the hotel and links to the Sarayburnu. Artefes as a tour desk and tickets to Istanbul’s attractions can be arranged.

Relaxing treatments, including a full-body massage, are offered at Artefes Hotel’s spa. Guests can also relax in the Turkish bath.

Important information

The hotel offers free transfer one-way from Ataturk Airport if staying at least 5 nights.

Please note that no refund or compensation for the transfer will be made if the hotel does not receive a transfer request in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

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