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Aquarium Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Aquarium Hotel

Aquarium Hotel

Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
Alemdar Mah. Alaykosku Cad. No 16, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34110

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHagia Sophia5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBlue Mosque8 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrand Bazaar8 min walk
  • AirportIstanbul (IST)50 min drive

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About this area


Aquarium Hotel is located in Sultanahmet, a neighbourhood in Istanbul, and is near a metro station. Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Blue Mosque and The Egyptian Bazaar. Basilica Cistern and Isfanbul Theme Park are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Basilica Cistern - 4 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 4 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 5 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 8 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Gulhane Station - 3 min walk
  • Sirkeci Marmaray Station - 6 min walk
  • Istanbul (IST) - 50 min drive

About this property

Aquarium Hotel

Istanbul hotel in Sultanahmet, walk to Hagia Sophia
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site.
Aquarium Hotel offers 22 accommodations with a safe and complimentary slippers. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a hydromassage showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; local, long-distance and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Farsi, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Turkish

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:00 AMโ€“10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Free international calls
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-out before 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 33%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 15 reviews
1 - Terrible 20%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst hotel ever! Don't book it!
Don't go this hotel! The front desk people at day time are hostile, rude and unprofessional. We got there at 5 pm and they asked for our passports. I gave them our passports and the girl with hijab put them in the drawer and asked me to pay in order to have them back!! So at this moment I felt sth is up. So after I swiped my credit card, they said there's np room available for us although we booked it through They sent us around the area to find a room with a 20 month oold baby in my arms!! We were placed in a two star hotel with no crib or bed for our toddler for three nights and with my daily visits to Aquarium hotel finally we were given a room. The door to the washroom was broken with scattered glasses on the floor and we have a toddler!!! The hotel doesn't care about clients and standards since they get enough tourists in that area. It is located at a prime location. The night shift were nicer people but they don't understand a word of English but one of them is fluent in French. We didn't have any problems with that since we speak French in Canada.

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Simply avoid this hotel. Me and my spouse ignored one bad review and learned our lesson. We visited Istanbul in last week of October, 2010 and stayed in this hotel. Except location and free WIFI nothing is positive. Bathroom was smaller than we have seen in our life. On First night bathroom in our room was so small that if you sit on toilet your face is literally in sink. We asked to change room next day, got few more feet in bathroom but that is still couple of more feet than what you see in airplain (yes, no kidding). Also bathroom and their rooftop breakfast are dirty; we ended up buying air freshener to survive for 3 days in the hotel. We donโ€™t see how anyone can give positive review on this hotel. Area has many hotels, simply look other way and donโ€™t get fooled by positive review and pictures of Aquarium Hotel Istanbulโ€ฆ. We noticed people coming and checking room before renting them, which is good idea based on our experience just to avoid any similar hotel in area.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clean hotel, great location, friendly staff
This is a very cozy and clean hotel with a great location - right behind Hagia Sofia in the Sultanahmet square. The rooms are very clean and well arranged. They are a little tiny - a lot like the family run B&Bs you find in Greece. They have an excellent rooftop dining which has a fantastic view of the Bosphorus and Hagia Sophia - so each morning you get to have a breakfast with a V-I-E-W which is itself worth a lot, especially for tourists. The staff is young and very friendly, always on the job and ready to take requests and provide city information - they obviously know Istanbul in and out. Literally a 2 minute walk from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topokapi palace and the Archelogical museum. It is also 2 minutes walking to the tram line - which connects you to the Bosphorus port , the Bus station, Ataturk Airport and Beyoglu. It is 5 minutes walk from the charming bazaars of old Istanbul - and is surrounded by restaurants, people, carpet shops and tourists.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Good location - Needs improvement!
This hotel is adequate. We chose it because of a sterling review we had read and we were surprised that it was not better. The rooms were very small The bathroom was very small. The shower leaked. There was not even a chair in the room. The extremely small closet only had only one hanger. The positives were that it is in a great location, right down the block from the Hagia Sophia and all the other sites. The personnel were very helpful. And it was clean. This is what I would call my bottom limit for a hotel room. It was clean and a place to sleep. It was probably a good deal for the price.