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Arden City Hotel - Special Class

4.5-starThe Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
Alemdar Mah Kazm Ismail Gürkan Cad No2, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Central location to everything, excellent service.Nov. 15, 2019
  • Fantastic location, efficient and friendly staff, fabulous view from our room. The only…May 26, 2019

Arden City Hotel - Special Class

from A$88
  • Standard Single Room
  • Executive Room
  • Triple Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Junior Room
  • Junior Room (Triple)
  • Executive Suite

What’s around Arden City Hotel - Special Class


  • In Sultanahmet
  • Basilica Cistern - 3 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 4 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 6 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 7 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 7 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 9 min walk
  • The Egyptian Bazaar - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 54 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 64 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 11 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 19 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 30 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 3 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 4 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 36 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time noon-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite self parking (TRY 50.00 per night)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1946
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Arden Bosphorus - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Arden Garden - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves lunch only.

Rumeli Restaurant - Onsite restaurant.

Arden City Hotel - Special Class’s small print

Also known as

  • Arden City Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Arden City Istanbul
  • Arden City Hotel Special Class
  • Arden City Hotel - Special Class Hotel
  • Arden City Hotel - Special Class Istanbul
  • Arden City Hotel - Special Class Hotel Istanbul
  • Arden City Hotel Special Class
  • Arden City Hotel Special Class
  • Arden City Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Arden City Special Class Istanbul


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Self parking costs TRY 50.00 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TRY 450 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Arden City Hotel - Special Class

  • Does Arden City Hotel - Special Class offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Arden City Hotel - Special Class does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arden City Hotel - Special Class?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Arden City Hotel - Special Class?
    Yes. Self parking costs TRY 50.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Arden City Hotel - Special Class?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Arden City Hotel - Special Class?
    You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Arden City Hotel - Special Class?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Dubb Indian Restaurant (3-min walk), Hafız Mustafa Edebiyat Kıraathanesi (3-min walk), and Fuego Restaurant (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Arden City Hotel - Special Class?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TRY 450 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do at Arden City Hotel - Special Class and nearby?
    Arden City Hotel - Special Class has 2 bars.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 731 reviews

Very good 8.0
Loved the location! Walking distance to all major tourist attractions. Loved the buffet breakfast! Good variety of food & good service. The building is old & bedrooms/bathrooms need major renovations. All staff are friendly & helpful. Yahya & ILke were very helpful. Overall a pleasing stay.
au7 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Bad experience
It was totally different comparing with your application photos , parking not available at sight, breakfast was so poor ( not open buffet) , staff only two persons . The only thing i have to thank during this stay they allow me for early check in
HAIEL, ie1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice rooms, excelent atention, very close to the historical places like hagia sofia, the blue mosque and the palace.
Juan Pablo, us4 night trip
Good 6.0
Location was average. The can.improve there PR department
us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great location and the front desk attendant is very helpful. Covid19 change the way they offer breakfast, it is not a buffet, instead, you are could ask for some of your preferences. The location is excellent, everything important is close by and transportation is just a few steps to take you everywhere else.
Maru, us6 night trip
Fair 4.0
flat out lies
They had me move to 3 different rooms. Room 1 - With this booming I was promised a room upgrade (if available), a bottle of wine upon arrival and such. None were offered. And the front desk told me it was NOT AVAILABLE. Shower door wouldn’t even close completely so water was all over the place. Their “rain shower” doesn’t even work. Room 2 - my check in review motivated their General Manager to move me to a room with working shower, so I guess upgrades were available after all - lie #1. Their Tv didn’t function correctly, Then GM began to blame the government blocking some American channels. Lie #2. I finally told him, after cutting me off several times in our conversations, the network was available in my previous room. Room 3 - their technical guy could not only figure out the satellite system, he left the tv completely disconnected. Therefore the GM moved me up to another less nicer room with working TV. It has a balcony, which allowed neighbors smoking smell to come into my room. Checking out, front desk wanted to assist me get a cab back to the airport. I cane in Uber so I were to do the same, except their Wi-Fi was clearly blocking Uber app. I asked them if they were doing that, he said no. So I disconnected their Wi-Fi and Uber app began working. Last lie of the stay. Their pictures do not match what I experienced. See mine. Unfortunate that the GM is the person who is dragging down this hotel because their main bell man was a great gent.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent place, Close to everything and the breakfasts was very good, nice staff❤️
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent place, close to everything, excellent the breakfast and close Transportation.
us6 night family trip
Good 6.0
Nice location. All went good for about 5 days of the stay. It was noticed the room was not very clean, but can tolerate it. The weird/bad part of my stay was last day I came back to the hotel earlier than other days as I planed to lunch near the hotel, took the elevator went to my floor then bang! my room is open with 2 NON HOTEL employees working whit the room, changing the air conditioning, loots of dirt in the floor, the unit they were replacing was sitting in my wife's pillow (bed and pillows were quite uncomfortable...) no personnel from the hotel supervising they just left those persons there with my stuff, this is completely unacceptable, not a VIP hotel for sure if they can't even respect the fact you rent a room (that among other services is a hotel, right?) no! so they saw I normally get back to the hotel at late night so they took the chance!!! first time I have an experience like this in a hotel, you can expect this from hostels or something like that but should not happen in a 4 star hotel... after I actually understood that was my room they were at, I walk under the ladder of there person working, called reception, like 6 or more persons came to the room, I push them all out from the room, they cleaned a little then an apology bla, bla... the room was covered in dust, the bed as well, etc... you can imagine. Hopefully we had only 18 hours left on the hotel before depart to IST, how can you trust after that?
us6 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location as so close to Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Topaki Palace and Cistern Basilica!
ca3 night trip

Arden City Hotel - Special Class