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Safety index

62 out of 100

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Arife Sultan Hotel

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8.5

Good (756 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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350 m Sultanahmet Square

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420 m Grand Bazaar

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560 m Hagia Sophia

Hotel Overview

Arife Sultan Hotel in Istanbul is a well-regarded accommodation among travelers, offering a unique glimpse into the heart of the city. Based on user reviews, this hotel has garnered a reputation for providing guests with a memorable stay, blending comfort with local culture.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Cleanliness

  1. Location Advantage: Nestled in a prime area, providing easy access to major attractions and public transportation.
  2. Friendly Staff: Highly praised for their courteous and helpful nature.
  3. Clean and Comfortable Rooms: Guests appreciate the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms, ensuring a restful stay.
  4. Tasty Breakfast: A diverse and delicious breakfast selection that caters to various tastes.
  5. Historic Charm: The hotel boasts a unique architecture and decor that reflect the rich history of Istanbul.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests report issues with noise from the streets and nearby areas, affecting the tranquility of their stay.
  2. Room Size: A few reviews mentioned that the rooms can feel quite cramped, especially for guests with a lot of luggage.
  3. Wifi Connectivity: Occasional problems with the WiFi connection have been reported, causing inconvenience for guests needing reliable internet.
  4. Breakfast Area: The breakfast area is sometimes described as too small, leading to crowded situations during peak times.
  5. Limited Amenities: The hotel offers basic amenities, which some guests feel could be improved upon to enhance the overall experience.

Amenities

Breakfast included

Restaurant

Room service

Room service

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

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Score icon8.5

RateScore

Total 756 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.5

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8.4

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booking

614 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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expedia

142 Reviews

8.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Air Conditioning

Atmosphere

Location was mentioned 48 times

6% Negative92% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Eddie Culkin6 months ago
5/5Google icon

family run hotel in the perfect location for seeing the main sights of Istanbul. It is just a few minutes walk from historic Mosques, the Topaki Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Excellent transport links to see the rest of the city. Tram and Metro nearby. The rooms are clean. The breakfast is good. Fresh bread, cheese, cereal, pastries, tea, coffee and fruit juices. However the best aspect of the hotel is the staff. The owner is a former wrestler who's trophies and medals are displayed in the reception/breakfast room. Special mention must be made of the lovely young lady who serves breakfast. She is so kind and will tell you lots of information on Istanbul and is genuinely interested in what you've done and experienced in Istanbul. I highly recommend the Arife Sultan Hotel.

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Francesca Nuno10 months ago
5/5Google icon

I highly recommend this hotel, the staff is amazing especially Yasim, she was absolutely kind and friendly, she gave us a map and explained everything and always was willing to help us. I will definitely come back to these hotel, the location is perfect as well.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 8

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Number of floors 5

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2011

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

13

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33

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13

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Sultanahmet Square

350 m

Grand Bazaar

420 m

Hagia Sophia

560 m

Blue Mosque

770 m

Topkapi Palace

1.26 km

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Getting around

Sultanahmet Station

210 m

Sirkeci Marmaray Station

700 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

27 km

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Restaurants

McDonald's

Nearby

Starbucks

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Çiğdem Pastanesi

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Türk Ocağı Kültür Ve Sanat Merkezi

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Sultanahmet Cafe & Restaurant

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Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

Unsafe

Istanbul safety index

Safety

Crime

62

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

62 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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47

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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82

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

48

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

48 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

46

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Mugging or robbery  45/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

42

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  33/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

52

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Insult or harassment in public  51/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.1 - $0.6

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Coffee

$1.4 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$4.7 - $12.6

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.3 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$19 - $47.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.4 - $15.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5.1 - $7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.6 - $1.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$24.3 - $37.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.1 - $9.5

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$12.6 - $63.2

Weather In Istanbul

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Precipitation In Istanbul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

PM1038

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 13:00

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Check out until 11:30

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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