Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

ex. Armada Hotel

Ahirkapi Str. 24, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122  show map
 4 stars
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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel shouts comfort, with fresh flowers and a pond of tortoises to greet its visitors. Rooms are well appointed. The better rooms come with a view of the sea. Even though the location is not ideal, it would take ten minutes to walk to Sultanahmet. The hotel’s best asset is the Teras Restaurant which has a great view and is pleasant. Check before you book because room rates vary a great deal.

Verified Reviews:

  • Wifi is free and fast - Free parking area - Atm on site - Smallish rooms - No gym
  • Hotel is charming - Good rooms - Modern bathroom - Turtle pool in the lobby
  • Delightful penthouse atrium - Excellent terrace restaurant - Recommend the hotel
  • Expansive lobby cafe with a pool - Astonishing views of the sea - Good staff
  • In the heart of the old city - Delicious breakfast - Very reasonable price - Will be back again

Overview

Featuring a rooftop terrace and a library, Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel is situated next to monuments, a palace and a museum of Istanbul. An example of organic architecture, this hotel opened in 1994 and was fully restored in 2009.

Overlooking the Marmara Sea the hotel boasts magnificent setting just a 10-minute walk from Blue Mosque, Istanbul Modern and Hagia Sophia. This charming property is located in the heart of Istanbul.

Guests can reach Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel by car from Ataturk airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

There are 108 rooms including Deluxe Double Room, Triple Room and Superior Twin Room in Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, where guests can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and make use of free Wi-Fi, LCD flat-screen TV, satellite TV, an iron with ironing board and a writing desk. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower along with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a delicious buffet breakfast is served. Guests can wine and dine at the panoramic restaurant, featuring special Turkish cuisine. Terrace bar is available on site. The seafood restaurant AHIRKAPI BALIKCISI is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Services

The hotel offers free private parking, a baggage storage and an elevator along with a video projector, a conference room and a movie projector to respond to the needs of all guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   108.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Indoor parking
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gay friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Water view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of EUR 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Ahirkapi Str. 24, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    700 ft
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.7 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Cankurtaran ibb tesisleri
    200 ft
  • Aloran Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    108

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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Room facilities
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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: 3 Single beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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    Triple Room

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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Superior King

      Room facilities
        Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel photos Room
        Superior Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Room facilities
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          Deluxe Room
          Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed or Double bed
          Size: 325 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Deluxe Double Room

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel Istanbul location
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            Hotel Address:

            Ahirkapi Str. 24, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Istanbul
              1700 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.8 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              18.6 mi
            Train Stations
            • Cankurtaran Train Station
              700 ft
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station
              2300 ft
            Underground stations
            • Sishane Metro Station
              1.7 mi
            • Aksaray
              1.8 mi
            Restaurants
            • Cankurtaran ibb tesisleri
              200 ft
            • Aloran Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
              500 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  1 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              108

            Hotel Awards

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            Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1400 ft

            Places of interest

            • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 1000 ft
            • Mosquée Bleue - 1400 ft
            • La fontaine Ahmet III - 1400 ft
            • Le milliaire d'Or - 1700 ft
            • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 1700 ft
            • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 1700 ft
            • Saint Sophia - 1700 ft
            • Hippodrome - 1700 ft
            • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 2000 ft
            • Petite Sainte Sophie - 2000 ft
            • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 2700 ft

            Train stations

            • Cankurtaran Train Station - 400 ft
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 2000 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Media Museum - 2300 ft
            • Archäologisches Museum - 2300 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 1400 ft
            • Roman Hippodrome - 1700 ft
            • Hagia Irene - 1700 ft
            • Hagia Sophia - 1700 ft
            • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath - 2700 ft
            • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque - 2700 ft

            Museums

            • Archeological Museum - 2700 ft

            Local attractions

            • Isbank Museum - 5100 ft
              Hobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2, Istanbul
            • Museum of Calligraphy - 1.1 mi
              Bayezit Meydani, Istanbul
            • Suleymaniye Mosque - 1.2 mi
              Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul
            • New Mosque - 5300 ft
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            • Istanbul University - 1.1 mi
              Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul

            Near the hotel

            • Sultanahmet District - 300 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Akbiyik Street - 800 ft
              Akbiyik Street, Istanbul
            • Besiktas - 1500 ft
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            • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 1600 ft
              Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
            • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 1800 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 2000 ft
              Sultanahmet, Istanbul
            • Arap Camii - 1500 ft
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            Restaurants nearby

            • Cankurtaran ibb tesisleri - 200 ft

              64% likes this, based on 23 reviews

            • Balikci Sabahattin - 500 ft

              Address: Seyit Hasan - Cankurtaran
              Phone: 02124581824

              60% likes this, based on 424 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish
              Price Range: USD 31 - USD 101

            • AHIRKAPI BALIKCISI - 400 ft

              Address: Ahirkapi

              66% likes this, based on 73 reviews
              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

            • Aloran Cafe & Restaurant - 500 ft

              Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No.11
              Phone: +90 4588528

              79% likes this, based on 790 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish
              Price Range: USD 16 - USD 51

            • Albura Kathisma - 700 ft

              Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni AkbIyIk Cad. No:38
              Phone: +90 212 517 90 31

              78% likes this, based on 1066 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish
              Price Range: USD 7 - USD 40

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  1 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              108

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            Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

            Average guest rating

            8.4out of 10
            Superb
            Based on 225 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              It has wonderful double views of the Sea of Marmara on one side and the Blue Mosque on the other, with Aya Sophia rather further away, but still a spectacle from the roof terrace. It's within 300 yards of Cankurtaran train station on the domestic line (every 20 mins to Sirkeci mainline station on the Golden Horn to access Bosphorus cruises and the modern tram through Sultanahmet). The hotel is around 10 mins walk (uphill) to the principal sights of Topaki Place, Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque and underground catacombs. It has an outstanding breakfast buffet in a really impressive rooftop restaurant in which we also dined very well indeed. Eating outside on the rooftop patio in the summer, with those views, must be a really memorable experience

              The external views of the hotel itself are bland and some would find the interior decor too understated. Our bathroom was small (but I did notice that some rooms had upgraded bathroms where glass walls helped to expand the feeling of space). Whilst we heard the call to prayer early each morning, this looks to be completely unavoidable in Istanbul and we certainly saw many, many hotels where the associated noise level would have been far more of a problem to light sleepers than at the Armada.

            • Couple
              7.0

              Fabulous terrace, and great breakfast. Very conveniently located, less than 5 minute walk from the main attractions.

              Hotel staff are generally not super polite, so do not expect smiles when you walk in.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Location. View from terrace. Food. Helpful staff

              Rooms rather small and noisy when wedding on terrace above

            • Couple
              7.4

              Great location, down the hill from Hagia Sophia/Topkapi area. Excellent breakfast buffet. Pleasant lobby with comfortable surroundings. Great views from terrace.

              There were multiple conventions and a wedding reception when we stayed. The hotel staff seemed to be preoccuppied and neglected the hotel guests. The hotel is in an area that gets much traffic in the afternoon/evening. The neighborhood ambiance around the hotel may put off some travellers; not "touristy" but average people living. Room views are lacking.

            • Group of friends
              9.2

              I liked the breakfast there very much. It has a great variety of grains and exotic dried fruits. Besides, the location of the rooftop restaurant is just great !

              The internet. The wireless has some problem.

            • Single
              9.2

              The staff are excellent and the rooms are comfortable, attactive and quite spacious; however, take care not to get a room under the roof terrace. If there is a function on the roof terrace, rooms under the terrace can be unbearably noisy. Breakfast is great and the views of the mosques or the sea from the dining area are fabulous.

            • Couple
              10.0

              Location, panorama

              Breakfast is good. Rooms are clean and disigned in Turkish style. Very good location for visiting sights.

            • Single
              8.2

              Location, wi-fi, business breakfast

              Just a little high price

            • Couple
              9.2

              As the name indicates "old city" so I loved being in an area that had a lot of history and I could see it in every aspect of the hotel and the buildings surrounding it

              The bed matress wasn't comfortable and irreplaceable which caused back aches. The Internet in the room wasn't working well and took time to fix it

            • Family with children
              7.8

              Reasonably quiet: Close to the tourist attaractions and some good local restaurants: Pleasant view from hotel restaurant: Polite, efficient, friendly satff.

              Limited view from the windows: Noise intrusion from neighbouring rooms.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              i was very happy about the most affable reception staff and their friendly and personal service and advise. the roof terrace restaurant was excellent.

              1. they should have ATM machine service as the nearest machine is far away.

            • Couple
              6.6

              The location of the hotel, the value-for money accomodation in Istanbul, free wi-fi

              The refurbished superior room didnt meet my expectations and the fact that all non smoking room dont have a good sea view, since they are located in the corners of the hotel and not in the center. In addition, the breakfast could be better and different every day (after a point it was boring) and the staff could be more enthousiastic and friendlier.

            • Couple
              9.6

              The location, the kindness of the staff, the immaculate cleanness of the whole hotel

              Wlan didn't work properly during the whole stay.

            • Couple
              9.6

              clean and comfortable rooms, splendid rooftop terrace with view on both - sea on the south with sunrise and sunset and the highlghts of Istanbul - Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.. and not to forget copious buffet breakfast. feast everyday! Loved every minute of the stay

              Would have preferred to have more information from the front desk/lobby and in the room about the town and places to go.

            • Couple
              9.2

              In my opinion the hotel focuses on business people, cause there are seminar rooms as well as a business center, but that was totally ok with us. the room had a great size and it was 110% clean, as well as the bathroom! the breakfast is very local, we liked it but it could be that some "tourists" want to have the same breakfast as they do have at home and they might be dissapointed. I think it was great breakfast - even with fresh orange juice!

              the hotel is located in sultanahmed directly at the sea. you need to walk about 7 minutes to Haggia Sophia and the Blue Mosque as well as the metro station (right next to it). there are many hotels closer to the metrostation but way more expensive. so if you don't mind walking a few minutes, the armada is the hotel for you. only thing I did not like was the WLAN. it says it's available in every room and it wasn't in mine ;) but no problem for me going to the lobby and catch the emails there.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel Istanbul location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Ahirkapi Str. 24, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey, 34122

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Istanbul
              1700 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.8 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              18.6 mi
            Train Stations
            • Cankurtaran Train Station
              700 ft
            • Sultanahmet Tram Station
              2300 ft
            Underground stations
            • Sishane Metro Station
              1.7 mi
            • Aksaray
              1.8 mi
            Restaurants
            • Cankurtaran ibb tesisleri
              200 ft
            • Aloran Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
              500 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  1 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              108

            Hotel Awards

            TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulArmada Istanbul Old City Hotel

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

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