Turkey

Arena Hotel Istanbul

Arena Hotel welcomes you with style in this charming Ottoman Stone building dating back to the 19th century. The owner converted the house she was born, into a hotel. 
Thus as you enter the hotel, Arena Hotel introduces Turkish ideal of hospitality with its individualistic approach and provides unique value to its customers. Especially in summer, as you walk into the hotel, they serve a cold cologne to make you fresh. Instead of creating a check-in rush, they serve you a cup of coffee or tea with homemade cookies like you are a guest to a regular Turkish house. 


Ideally located in Sultanahmet, listed World Heritage site and considered one of the world’s greatest open air museums, the Arena Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the rich history of Istanbul.

Economic Room
2 persons
1 double bed or 2 single beds

These double rooms are called Economic Rooms just because they are located at the basement level and do not have a view. The elegant and semi-classic decor is the same as the classic double rooms. These rooms are perfect for the ones who are not planning to spend so much time in the room, but look for a clean, economic and quiet stay.

Double Single Use
1 person
1 double bed
The soft and pastel colors that identify Ottoman design are enriched with traditional works of art such as paintings, handmade carpets, lavish drapes and fabrics which project each room’s unique character. The architectural features of the building are preserved through hardwood parquet floors and custom made furniture. All modern comfort are well appointed in these double but single use rooms.

Double Room
2 persons
1 double bed or 2 single beds
The soft and pastel colors that identify Ottoman design are enriched with traditional works of art such as paintings, handmade carpets, lavish drapes and fabrics which project each room’s unique character. The architectural features of the building are preserved through hardwood parquet floors and custom made furniture. These spacious double rooms guarantee all modern comfort and a relaxing stay.

Triple Room
3 persons
1 double bed + 1 single bed or 3 single beds
The soft and pastel colors that identify Ottoman design are enriched with traditional works of art such as paintings, handmade carpets, lavish drapes and fabrics which project each room’s unique character. The architectural features of the building are preserved through hardwood parquet floors and custom made furniture. These spacious rooms will invite you to settle in.

Sultan Corner Suite
2-3 persons
1 double bed or 2 single beds
This suite offers a very elegant decor with soft green and pastel tones, hardwood parquet floors, hand-made carpets as well as lavish drapes and fabrics. All our furniture has been specially designed and topped with quality marble from Denizli. Our en-suite bathrooms are decorated with fine Iznik ceramics and some offer jacuzzi. These superb guest rooms offer a partly view of Marmara Sea. If you are looking for a relaxing stay in the historic centre of Istanbul, you will find the modern comfort in our semi-classic rooms.

Queen Suite
2-3 persons
1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
Queen's Suites have been thoughtfully designed with either king size or twin size beds. These superb rooms feature feather pillows and duvet. Luxury furnished spacios bedrooms offer the modern look with a glass walled bathroom with the privacy blind. The white marble bathroom offers a jacuzzi. The unique marbling art pieces on the walls will directly lead you to our Marbling Art Master Mrs. Seçil Özyıldırım for a private course. The cozy environment of Queen Suites guarantees a relaxing stay and will make you feel like at "home".

Family Room
4 persons
2 double beds or 4 single beds
This room offers a very elegant decor with soft pastel tones, hardwood parquet floors, hand-made carpets as well as lavish drapes and fabrics. All our furniture and interior lighting have been specially designed to create a cozy environment which makes you feel like at "home." There are two separate rooms in a Family Room. Each room has it own minibar, safety box, flat screen television and tea/coffee treat. This guest room is perfect for families with children or four adults who want to stay together.

Imperial Suite
2-3 persons
1 double bed + sofa bed
These suites offer a great view of Marmara Sea. Families with 2 children up to 6 years may stay comfortable in an Imperial Suite. The decoration of these suites offer a very elegant decor with soft green and pastel tones. The hardwood parquet floors will make you feel like at an Ottoman house, as well as the hand-made carpets, the lavish drapes and the fabrics. The en-suite bathrooms offer all bathroom amenities, as well as a jacuzzi for a relaxing touch of your stay. For the ones who smoke, Imperial Suites's little balcony may be the spot.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • Garden
  • Newspapers
  • Open Buffet Breakfast (included in room price)
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Lift
  • Easy check in/out
  • Luggage room
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Smoking area
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Ironing service
  • Baby-sitting service
  • Airport transfers
  • Car rental
  • ATM
  • Meeting Room for 30 people
  • Special decorations for special occasions (honeymoon, valentine's day, wedding anniversary)
  • Guides speaking different languages

At the Arena Hotel, the Delight restaurant and Garden restaurant offer you a warm welcome for both lunch and dinner. Enjoy the cosy and comfortable atmosphere of our dining room, or dine al fresco on our quiet patio.

Our chef offers Turkish or continental cuisine carefully prepared with top quality ingredients. He will introduce you to a variety of mezes, prepare elaborate vegetarian and fresh fish dishes each day.

You can also enjoy our excellent choice of quality Turkish wines. The Delight restaurant caters for all budgets and tastes, so you can unwind and enjoy a great culinary experience. Upon request, Delight Restaurant offers organic menu for its guests.

Cooking Class
As Istanbul's endless variety fascinates its visitors, Turkish cuisine is another heart of foreign people. It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world. Thus Arena hotel offers the best quality service to its guests, with its cooking class. The aim is to introduce people to the delicious Turkish food, and teach them how to cook Turkish food.

The actual classes will take place in Arena Hotel’s kitchen, with the best quality ingredients, within a clean environment. The guests are going to cook and then enjoy the amazing Turkish food, in Arena Hotel’s Delight Restaurant. At the end of the class, the variety of Turkish recipes, the use of natural ingredients, its flavors and tastes that appeal to all palates; will be one the most unforgettable memory of the visit to Turkey.

High Tea
Everyday between 15:30-18:30, Arena Hotel offers an international selection of teas, coffees and delicious local pastries to its guests. The high tea is our treat to the guests on check-in day.