Aquarium Hotel Istanbul

Sultanahmet Alaykosku Caddesi. No : 16, Istanbul, Turkey, 34410show map
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Overview

Offering a casino, a sunbathing terrace and a picnic area, Aquarium Hotel Istanbul is set in Beyazit district, 6 km from Ataturk Museum. This attractive hotel was opened in 2000 and comprises 21 rooms. Guests will enjoy an enchanting atmosphere created by multilingual staff.

The venue is located near Basilica Cistern and is 15 minutes' walk of Suleymaniye Mosque. Aquarium Hotel Istanbul is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Istanbul.

Guests can visit a basilica, a museum and a church in the area.

Sultanahmet Tram train station is 450 meters from the hotel and Ataturk airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Rooms

At Aquarium Hotel Istanbul, every room provides cable channels, a private balcony and ironing facilities. Some of these beautiful rooms have views of the sea or Gulhane Park and the Marmara Sea. Each room is styled in an ottoman design.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is offered at this hotel in the dining room. The hotel features a 24-hour restaurant and a lobby bar. At the bar you can select from a range of fine drinks. Serving a wide range of dishes, AyaSofya Bufe and House of Medusa can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning service as well as currency exchange, a free carpark and a designated smoking place are available for guests' use.

Relax

The hotel also offers cots, babysitting and a mini club.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   21.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Swim-up bar

Cafe

Snack bar

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • All inclusive
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Massage
  • Library

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Clothes dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 07:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Basilica CisternBasilica Cistern700 ft
Topkapi PalaceTopkapi Palace1700 ft
Blue MosqueBlue Mosque1700 ft
Sultanahmet Tram StationSultanahmet Tram Station700 ft
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar2300 ft
Archäologisches MuseumArchäologisches Museum1000 ft
Media MuseumMedia Museum1000 ft
Gülhane-ParkGülhane-Park700 ft
Gulhane ParkGulhane Park1700 ft
Basilica Cistern Basilica Cistern 800 ftAlemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
Cagaloglu BathsCagaloglu Baths500 ftKazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih
Caferaga Medresesi Caferaga Medresesi 500 ftCaferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5
Gulhane Park Gulhane Park 800 ftAlemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih
Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih 800 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor:3 Sultanahmet
Les Arts Turcs ToursLes Arts Turcs Tours800 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Sultanahmet
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Sultanahmet Fish HouseSultanahmet Fish House400 ftProf. K. Ysmail Gurkan Caddesi No: 14
Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman CuisinePasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine1000 ftIbn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci
House of MedusaHouse of Medusa400 ftYerebatan Caddesi No:9
Barbecue HouseBarbecue House400 ftYerebatan Cad. No 19
Antique Gallery RestaurantAntique Gallery Restaurant300 ftSalkim Sogut Sokak
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Suleymaniye MosqueSuleymaniye Mosque4000 ft
Galata TowerGalata Tower1.7 mi
Haydarpasa Train StationHaydarpasa Train Station2.4 mi
Istanbul Congress CenterIstanbul Congress Center2.6 mi
Istanbul Convention & Exhibition CentreIstanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre2.7 mi
Dolmabahçe PalaceDolmabahçe Palace2.3 mi
Kariye MuseumKariye Museum2.4 mi
Talimhane TiyatrosuTalimhane Tiyatrosu2.6 mi
TaksimTaksim1.9 mi
Les Arts Turcs-Calligraphy Lessons Les Arts Turcs-Calligraphy Lessons 800 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. 19-3 Sultanahmet Sultanahmet
Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking Workshop Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking Workshop 800 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor:3 Sultanahmet
Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes Turkish Marbling - Ebru Classes 800 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 Floor :3 Sultanahmet
Whirling Dervishes IstanbulWhirling Dervishes Istanbul800 ftAlemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
The Pudding ShopThe Pudding Shop900 ftDivanyolu No: 6 Sultanahmet
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.6 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.0 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station1000 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station2700 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.3 mi
Sishane Metro Station-Istiklal Street Exit1.3 mi
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Reviews
6.4
GoodBased on  82  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location is great, staff was polite, rooms were clean, the prise is good.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staffs were really helpful, English-speaking and we had no problem with them. The hotel is very centrally located (10 minutes walking from Hagia Sophia) and was very clean. The internet connection works OK (e.g., you can use Skype properly).

    The room was a bit small (well, we were three people on the room in individual beds) and the breakfast was of good quality but a bit "basic".

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The Staff were very excelent

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    ıts a really good hotel wıth good servıce and i recommand ıt to everyone who wants to go for fun and have a good rest at the hotel

    there ıs nothıng that i dıd not lıke because everyone who works at the hotel ıs so healpful and nıce

  • 7.0
    Very good

    nice price, nice place and nice staff.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Soooo good I was sooo happy

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Frendly staff and excellent location

  • 7.4
    Very good

    1. Location 2. Price 3. Buffet breakfast 4. Language skill of staff

    1. Outside noise 2. Lack of bathtub 3. Tabaco smell 4. Uncleanness of surrounding neighbourhood

  • 6.6
    Good

    The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful

    This is more like a hostel than a hotel. Rooms are very basic and quite shabby. There is no lift and the breakfast terrace is on the 4th floor. The stairs are shallow and winding.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I liked nothing at all

    All linen was dirty and there was terrible smell in the room

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel is really value for money. Location is good - close to most major sightseeing musts and also to places to eat. Tram station is near. Personnel is flexible considering length of stay (delay check-out for several hours).

    Some rooms are small and smell not very well

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Nice personal staff, Good location, Parking place

    Paying in advance, Small rooms, Not very clean rooms, No hot water (as I understand in the other rooms there were, but in mine, there weren't), Furniture need renovation

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Every thing was very bad, and doesn't worth even 10% fromitis price

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location of the hotel is excellent . The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room is clean and warm but not very comfortable.

    The bathroom is very very small and looks dirty. Breakfast terrace was without heating. Very noisy-all can be heard from adjacent rooms. This is more hostel or a hotel with two stars.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I liked the location of the hotel a lot. Someone could go quite easy to everywhere from there. Also the room was clean enough and the breakfast was quite alright.It s worth the money u pay.

    The only thing i didnt like so much was the bathroom which was small and not that comfy but i guess thats not a big problem.

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Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 07:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ataturk (IST)8.6 mi
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)19.0 mi
Train
Sultanahmet Tram Station1000 ft
Cankurtaran Train Station2700 ft
Underground
Sishane Metro Station1.3 mi
Sishane Metro Station-Istiklal Street Exit1.3 mi
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