Ararat Hotel Istanbul
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A magnificent view of the Bosphorus, the Blue Mosque and the historic district Oct 16, 2007
We were very happy with this family-owned boutique hotel. Our window looked out on the Blue Mosque and the important sites of Byzantine history. The room was small but clean & it was difficult to negotiate the stairs with our luggage but it was worth it.
The operators were friendly and hospitable. When I called them from North America they set up my confirmed reservation without difficulty.
Breakfast was prptared and served in the rooftop bar where there was a high-speed internet connection terminal.
We definitely recommend Hotel Ararat
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Ararat Hotel Istanbul Overview
Istanbul's Ararat Hotel is a small, intimate, artistic boutique hotel directly across the street from Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet Square.
Each of our 12 guest rooms, has its own character, and all have been individually designed and decorated with Byzantine-inspired murals and color accents by Athenian artist Nikos Papadakis, (The painting above is an example of Mr Papadakis's Byzantine-inspired art.)
All of our guest accommodations have private bathrooms, direct-dial telephones, individually-controlled air conditioning, and double-glazed windows for weather- and sound-proofing.
Four of our rooms have views of the Blue Mosque, and two have views of the Sea of Marmara.
When you're not in your room, head for the rooftop terrace, which is where you'll find breakfast every day, a wireless high-speed Internet connection, excellent views of the Blue Mosque, the Sea of Marmara, and Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) and also, often, the hotel's congenial owner, Mr Haydar Sarigul. a three-minute walk away).
The Hotel Ararat is Istanbul's equivalent of the atmospheric little Left Bank Paris hotel you may have stayed in years ago, especially good for singles and young couples.
Note that the lobby is one flight of steps up from the street, and many guest rooms are up a second flight. (There is no elevator/lift.)
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