Artefes Hotel - Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Cayiroglu Sok. No 17, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 3 stars
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Artefes Hotel - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Editorial review:

For a refreshing change, Sultanahmet Artefes Hotel is a large wooden house adorned with flowered window boxes. It is in the safe midrange class and is quite quiet. Amenities include satellite TV and a hairdryer.

Overview

Featuring a rooftop terrace and a library, Artefes Hotel is situated next to monuments, museums and the basilica of Istanbul. Since 2000 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 4-story Ottoman building.

The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, steps away from Hagia Sophia Museum, Spice Bazaar and Basilica Cistern. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Istanbul center.

There are markets and a bazaar in the proximity of the hotel.

Within a 15-minute walk guests will find Sultanahmet Tram train station. The hotel lies within 15 km of Ataturk airport.

Rooms

All modern rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, a minibar, individual climate control, a seating area and a laptop safe and feature a beautiful view over the sea. Guests will enjoy a view of the Marmara Sea from their rooms. The rooms have ottoman décor and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The restaurant menu features seasonal dishes. The café bar serves snacks and barbeque. Guests can dine in the wine bar Karina Fish House located just 100 meters away.

Services

The property offers computer equipment, a business center and a meeting room to meet the needs of business travelers.

Relax

On-site treatment facilities feature Turkish steam bath, full body massage and reflex massage. Artefes Hotel provides a gym and a fitness center to help guests keep trim.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Wine cellar
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Driving range

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Fine dining
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Cayiroglu Sok. No 17, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    400 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    13.6 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.4 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    600 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    800 m
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    2.4 km
  • Sishane Metro Station
    2.9 km
Restaurants
  • seatanbul cafe restaurant (cuisine: International, Turkish)
    20 m
  • Littlehavana (cuisine: Continental, Turkish)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    25

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 15 m²
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    Connecting Room
    Size: 35 m²
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      Standard Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 15 m²
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        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 22 m²
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          Family Room
          Size: 40 m²
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            Size: 22 m²
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              Comfort Room
              Size: 24 m²
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                Economy Room
                Bed type: Double bed
                Size: 12 m²
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Artefes Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Cayiroglu Sok. No 17, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Istanbul
                    400 m
                  Airports
                  • Ataturk (IST)
                    13.6 km
                  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
                    30.4 km
                  Train Stations
                  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
                    600 m
                  • Cankurtaran Train Station
                    800 m
                  Underground stations
                  • Aksaray
                    2.4 km
                  • Sishane Metro Station
                    2.9 km
                  Restaurants
                  • seatanbul cafe restaurant (cuisine: International, Turkish)
                    20 m
                  • Littlehavana (cuisine: Continental, Turkish)
                    20 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  1 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2010
                  • Number of floors:
                    4
                  • Number of rooms:
                    25

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Artefes Hotel Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Blue Mosque - 200 m
                  • Basilica Cistern - 700 m

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 300 m

                  Places of interest

                  • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 200 m
                  • Mosquée Bleue - 300 m
                  • Hippodrome - 300 m
                  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 500 m
                  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 600 m
                  • La colonne de Constantin - 600 m
                  • Le milliaire d'Or - 600 m
                  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 600 m
                  • Petite Sainte Sophie - 600 m
                  • Saint Sophia - 700 m
                  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 800 m
                  • La fontaine Ahmet III - 800 m

                  Train stations

                  • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 500 m
                  • Cankurtaran Train Station - 700 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Media Museum - 500 m

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 200 m
                  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 300 m
                  • Roman Hippodrome - 300 m
                  • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 600 m
                  • Column of Constantine - 700 m
                  • Cemberlitas Turkish Bath - 700 m
                  • Hagia Sophia - 700 m

                  Local attractions

                  • New Mosque - 1.5 km
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                  • Suleymaniye Mosque - 1.7 km
                    Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
                  • Galata Bridge - 2.2 km
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                  • Istanbul University - 1.5 km
                    Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
                  • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.6 km
                    Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul

                  Near the hotel

                  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 240 m
                    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
                  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - 250 m
                    At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
                  • Arap Camii - 310 m
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                  • Sultanahmet District - 520 m
                    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
                  • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 170 m
                    Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
                  • Besiktas - 310 m
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                  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 760 m
                    Sultanahmet, Istanbul

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • seatanbul cafe restaurant - 20 m

                    Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mahalle. Cayiroglu, Sokak 32
                    Phone: +(90)5323675239

                    73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
                    Cuisine: International, Turkish
                    Price Range: CAD 8 - CAD 34

                  • Yeni Mamara - 30 m

                    Address: Cayiroglu Sok. No: 46 Kucukayasofya Mah.
                    Phone: 0212 516 90 13

                    75% likes this, based on 51 reviews

                  • Karina Fish House - 50 m

                    Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Sultanahmet
                    Phone: (0212) 517 34 35

                    64% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish
                    Price Range: CAD 26 - CAD 76

                  • Littlehavana - 20 m

                    Address: Kucukayasofya Mahallesi Mustafapasa Sokak No 26/A sultanahmet
                    Phone: +(90)5384299450

                    83% likes this, based on 63 reviews
                    Cuisine: Continental, Turkish

                  • Belli - 30 m

                    Address: Cayiroglu Sk. No. 46

                    65% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  1 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2010
                  • Number of floors:
                    4
                  • Number of rooms:
                    25

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Artefes Hotel Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Artefes Hotel

                  Average guest rating

                  8.0out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 196 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Single
                    7.8

                    Friendly staff. Wonderful view of sea and city from roof-top bar. The bar did not appear to be used. Convenient - a few hundred yards from large concentration of shops and restaurants, and the Blue Mosque.

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    We were greeted very warmly by the receptionist, Osman. He was very friendly. The second day receptionist was very friendly and helpful too.The only downside for us was the size of the room. It was very very small, The breakfast was included to our hotel stay, it was open buffet and was very good. The roof top is very nice too. The waitress there had a smiling face all the time. We enjoyed the view from the rooftop with our drinks. We liked the closeness of this hotel to the attractions and points of interests in Sultanahmet.

                    The room was very small, only a queen size bed and very tiny space to walk from one side of the bed to the other. But the room was nicely decorated and after a long tiring and hot day in Istanbul, we didn't feel the smallness, and we extended our stay to a second night.

                  • Older travelers
                    4.6

                    Staff were helpful.

                    We were totally disappointed in this hotel, we booked after reading the positive reviews. The photographs on line are very misleading as the place looks so good, however, in reality it is quite shabby and much smaller than it appears on line. Most definitely not 4 star even for Turkey!

                  • Family with children
                    6.6

                    Optimally loacted with respect to walking-distance major sight seeings

                    This hotel is one of the unrated common building-converted types very frequently encountered in Sultan Ahmet area. Rooms are not therefore designed as real hotel rooms but more of pension/hostel type rooms although sufficiently clean & serviced. The facilities & furniture are minimal and the room spaces are very tight regardless of what the pictures show. The price is therefore more related to the location but not to the hotel quality. Many other hotels in the area would be typical replicates of Artefes. Probably Takseem rated hotels can easily surpass in quality with same or a little higher price.

                  • Group of friends
                    7.8

                    The hotel has this amazing open terrace on the roof. I enjoyed a lot having breakfast each mornig with these wonderful seaview!

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    Fond memories of my 1-week stay at Artefes; an oasis in Sultanahmet with warm hospitality, good location from which to explore the city, beautiful rooftop terrace with superb view, excellent buffet breakfast, comfortable room - clean with nice decor. Would certainly return!

                    No negative comments on the hotel. However, I was informed only at checkout time that if I paid cash I would have received a 10% disount. It was too late to run to an ATM...

                  • Group of friends
                    7.4

                    The staff was very helpful. The location was good and the view from the roof was fantastic.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    Excellent breakfast and roof top terrace. Proximity to the sights

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    Staff was wonderful. Location is pretty hard to find given address on both Booked.net and website--we wandered around for almost an hour. Street is a little dark but just a few blocks away is busy area. Rooms are simple--more like fancy hostel. Fitness center is an old treadmill and a weight machine--not exactly the "gym" advertised!

                  • Couple
                    5.4

                    - free WiFi - free pick-up from airport

                    - room was too pricey for this quality - not sufficient service in buffet (food was not filled up, when it was emptied (e.g. bread))

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    It is very clean and beautiful, the staff are friendly and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Breakfast is excellent as well, it is fresh and has a variety of selections. We also received a 10% discount. The room and the view were amazing, we had a one day business meeting and the location was excellent for this. I hope that I will be able to come back to Artefes again.

                    The internet was in and out but it was a provider problem and it was fixed very quickly.

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    Artefes Hotel is a nice hotel in a nice neighbourhood. The staff was very polite and helpful. The cleaning was very good and we could always look forward to going back to our hotel 'cause we knew our rooms would be neat and tidy when we got back. The location is perfect: It's close to the Blue Mosque, The Grand Bazaar and etc, but the area is quiet and very ideal for a family.

                  • Family with children
                    8.8

                    The staff -helpful, warm and friendly. They welcome us like we are family and they make our stay comfortable and relaxing.

                  • Couple
                    10.0

                    recommed by friend, and we enjoyed very well.the stuffs were very kind and willing to help for any subject.the view from the roof amazing we will definetely recommend to all our friend.

                  • Single
                    9.2

                    Great city and sea view from the terrace, 1 minute to local caffee, shops etc. great location

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Artefes Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Cayiroglu Sok. No 17, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Istanbul
                    400 m
                  Airports
                  • Ataturk (IST)
                    13.6 km
                  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
                    30.4 km
                  Train Stations
                  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
                    600 m
                  • Cankurtaran Train Station
                    800 m
                  Underground stations
                  • Aksaray
                    2.4 km
                  • Sishane Metro Station
                    2.9 km
                  Restaurants
                  • seatanbul cafe restaurant (cuisine: International, Turkish)
                    20 m
                  • Littlehavana (cuisine: Continental, Turkish)
                    20 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  1 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2010
                  • Number of floors:
                    4
                  • Number of rooms:
                    25

                  Hotel Awards

                  TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulArtefes Hotel

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

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