Top hotels in Istanbul
Relax and enjoy the extensive facilities at the Hilton Istanbul hotel. Located on the European side of the city, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Taksim and Nisantasi business and leisure districts and is just 45 minutes’ drive from Ataturk International Airport. Admire great views from the private balcony of your guest room which features high-speed internet access, a separate working area and an LCD TV. Step-up to a Suite with more space for living and relaxing, as well wireless internet access and a stunning Bosphorus view. Choose an Executive Room or Suite for access to the award-winning Executive Lounge offering complimentary breakfast, refreshments and drinks. Choose from seven unique dining options at this Istanbul hotel. From Lebanese to Cantonese, or relaxed poolside dining, there are choices to suit every palate. Work out at the fully equipped fitness center, take a swim in the indoor or outdoor pool, or enjoy a relaxing jog around the picturesque gardens. Children adore the kid’s swimming pool and playground and adults can relax at the Turkish Baths and Spa. Host meetings, weddings, and events in the extensive indoor and outdoor events space at the Hilton Istanbul hotel. A 24-hour business center, 27 meeting rooms including Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom and intimate boardrooms make this hotel the ideal Istanbul venue for any event for between 10 and 3000 people.
Overlooking the Bosphorus and within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, Tria Hotel Istanbul is an intimate property in the heart of Istanbul. Enjoy stunning views of the city with a glass of wine in your hand on the rooftop terrace, before heading to your comfortable room, equipped with free wi-fi, private bathrooms and a range of herbal teas. Start your day with a traditional Turkish or continental breakfast, served in the bright hotel restaurant.
Set moments from Istanbul’s most iconic attractions, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this modern hotel is situated in the historical centre of Istanbul. No trip to Turkey would be complete without experiencing the country’s famous spa treatments, and this hotel boasts a spa centre with a Hammam and Turkish massages. When evening falls, head out into the picturesque garden café and enjoy some authentic Turkish specialities alongside a range of international dishes.
GLK Premier Regency Suites & Spa is a modern hotel conveniently located a short walk from many of Istanbul’s greatest attractions, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The air-conditioned rooms come with antique furnishings as well as complimentary wi-fi, LCD TVs and views of the courtyard and the surrounding area of Sultanahmet. Relax in a Turkish bath in the exclusive spa before tasting authentic Turkish cuisine at the Garden café restaurant.
This modern, 5-star hotel is situated in the Bagcilar district, close to Ataturk Airport. Its facilities include a gym, an indoor pool, a sauna, hammam and massage services, a restaurant serving international cuisine, and a bar offering refreshments. The air-conditioned rooms are decorated in a modern style and feature flat-screen satellite TVs, work desks, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities, and free wifi.
Situated within the historic centre of Istanbul, overlooking the Marmara Sea, this beautifully renovated townhouse is a sumptuous haven ideally placed for exploring. The interiors are stylish with a period elegance that is faithful to the surrounding architecture. Rooms come furnished with free high-speed wi-fi, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, cable TV and complimentary fruit and mineral water. Other facilities include a fitness centre, health club and spa.
The traditional 4-star Ipek Palas hotel is s short walk from Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum, in Istanbul’s Old Town. You can enjoy Mediterranean dishes at Padisah restaurant, relax with an evening drink at Ipek Pub, and enjoy views over the city at Terrace restaurant. The hotel has a 24-hour reception and free wifi throughout. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a satellite TV, en-suite bathroom, and free wifi.
The contemporary Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently set in Sisli, one of Istanbul’s most cosmopolitan areas. Sisli also includes the Mecidiyekoy and Gayrettepe business districts and Nisantasi, an upscale district with luxury stores and chic restaurants. Visit Taksim Square, considered to be the heart of modern Istanbul, marvel at historical buildings including Galata Tower and the Blue Mosque, haggle for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar in the Old Town area or shop in nearby luxury malls such as Kanyon and Istinye Park.Relax in a beautiful, air-conditioned guest room at this modern Istanbul hotel, all of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows, sumptuous beds, spacious work areas and WiFi (fee applies). For the ultimate indulgence, upgrade to an executive guest room or suite to enjoy impressive views and access to the Executive Lounge.Enjoy breakfast in our elegant, all-day dining restaurant and unwind under the stars as you enjoy stunning views of the Bosphorus from our rooftop bar. Swim in the sparkling waters of the indoor or outdoor pools or sip cocktails in the sun at the pool bar. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center or indulge in a luxury treatment in eforea: spa at Hilton. Host a conference or celebration in Istanbul with 38 flexible meeting spaces, including a junior and a grand ballroom. We also offer a 24-hour business center and a dedicated staff and catering team, who will be delighted to help plan your event.
Explore nearby museums and Istanbul attractions including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace from the DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town hotel. Located in Istanbul's central historical district, this Istanbul hotel is just 30 minutes east of Atatürk International Airport and a five minute walk from Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar. Thoughtfully designed to blend into the Old City's historical surroundings, our new Istanbul hotel offers a variety of modern and stylish accommodations, all featuring amenities such as luxurious Sweet Dreams® beds, high-speed internet access and satellite TV. Celebrate in the Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town hotel's top floor ballroom or choose from four flexible meeting spaces, all with the latest in audiovisual technology. Take in historical peninsula views as you savor international cuisine and unique Turkish flavors in Terrace Restaurant or choose from the open buffet breakfast in the relaxed atmosphere of the Oldtown Restaurant at this Istanbul hotel. Refresh in the Turkish Hamam, enjoy a relaxing massage or re-energize with DoubleTree Fitness by Precor®. Our caring and hospitable hotel staff look forward to welcoming you to the DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town hotel with our signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in.
The 5-star GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa is only a short walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Sultanahmet Square. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lounge, fitness centre, free wifi; and you can find relaxation in the sauna and Hammam. Meanwhile, each plush room features air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, sofa bed; and en-suite bathroom with bathrobes and its very own hot tub.
An exquisitely restored townhouse, the 5-star GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa is set in the centre of historic Sultanahmet, with views over Istanbul and walking distance to the Marmara Sea. Sumptuously decorated to compliment the period architecture, on-site facilities include a business centre, gym and restaurant. While extra perks include a complimentary breakfast and free high-speed wi-fi.
Nestled in the centre of the old city, the beautiful 4-star Sultanahmet Adamar Hotel is minutes from Istanbul’s cultural, nightlife and dining hotspots. Boutique in style and full of charm, the hotel is an oasis of calm from the bustling streets. Relax on the rooftop restaurant with soaring views across the city, taking in the Blue Mosque and the Marmara Sea, sip a drink in the lobby bar and café, or unwind in the stylish guest rooms with Plasma TV, air conditioning and free wi-fi. In Turkey, the official star rating of hotels are assigned by the Ministry of Tourism. According to the Star Rating Criteria of the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, hotels and tourist residences in Turkey are rated according to a set of national standards and procedures. There are seven rating categories in operation: one, two, three, four and five star hotels, and 'Special Class' and 'Boutique Class' hotels. This hotel has been graded as 'Special Class' which applies to properties that have distinct historical, artistic or architectural features. 'Special Class' hotels are represented on the pages of this site with a star-rating for the benefit of the customers.
Cheap Hotels in Istanbul
Best Home Suites Sultanahmet Aparts is set in Istanbul, 300 metres from Column of Constantine. Grand Bazaar is 500 metres away. The accommodation is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with a microwave, a fridge, and a stovetop. Each unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Bed linen is provided. Blue Mosque is 600 metres from Best Home Suites Sultanahmet Aparts, while Hagia Sophia is 900 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Istanbul Ataturk Airport, 13 km from Best Home Suites Sultanahmet Aparts.
Located at the Asian Side of Istanbul, in Kadikoy district, Hostel Bahane offers free WiFi to guests. You can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar. There are two shared bathrooms with hot water around the clock for all guests. Hostel Bahane is located on a lively street. Guests can find a variety of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants around the premises. Enabling easy access to European Side, Besiktas, Karakoy and Eminonu ferry ports are 1 km away. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 34.5 km from Hostel Bahane.
In a great Sultanahmet location, a short wander from the sights, the house is only a few minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque (100 meters), Hagia Sophia (200 meters), Hippodrome Square (100 meters), Basilica Cistern (200 meters), Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art (150 meters), Mosaic Museum (200 meters), Archaeological Museum (400 meters), Topkapi Palace (400 meters), Egyptian Bazaar (1 kilometer), Grand Bazaar (400 meters) and many other attractions.
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Hotels in Istanbul
Vibrant markets, striking architecture and pink skies are just a few of the delights of the Turkish capital, Istanbul.
Explore the Markets in Istanbul's Old City Centre
Istanbul has its fair share of designer boutiques but its vibrant markets are the real draw for keen shoppers. The Grand Bazaar in the old city centre will give you a chance to practise haggling and bag yourself a bargain.
Wander through this covered market with over 3,000 shops to explore. This is one mega shopping experience. You'll find lamps, fashion and jewellery, ceramics, carpets and textiles here at this sprawling souk – so you're sure to find suiSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION gifts for your loved ones back home. Take the short walk from here to the Spice Bazaar, a foodie paradise. Expect to see colourful heaps of spices, a myriad of Turkish Delight, oils, fresh fish and more.
Shopping and Culture
Choosing hotels near Istiklal Caddesi (another shopping hub of the city) will keep you close to the boulevard packed with shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries, cafes, churches and mosques. From here, you can hop on the traditional 19th-Century tram which trundles along from Taksim Square to Tünel Square.
Discover the fascinating history of Istanbul by visiting the beautiful 17th Century Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), its interiors adorned by blue tiles. The mosque manages to maintain its sacred atmosphere despite tourism and boasts 6 minarets and an impressive courtyard.
History and Architecture
If your cheap Istanbul hotel is near the Hagia Sophia you're in the best part of town for visiting the city's architectural delights. Once a church and later a mosque, the Hagia Sophia is now a museum displaying the breathtaking beauty of both Byzantine and Ottoman Empire architecture. You can also explore the hundreds of room of nearby Topkap? Palace which was the home of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. While there, drop into the Treasury to see impressive gems, gold and works of art. Get there early to beat the queues (opens at 9am). Just around the corner, you can finish your Istanbul history trail with a visit to the Basilica Cistern, the huge underground Roman water source.
Hotels in Istanbul Old City
If you like the attractions recommended above and would like to stay in one of our hotels in Istanbul's old city, here are our top hotels:
Turkish Tea Culture
Explore Turkish tea culture by hanging out in Istanbul's fantastic outdoor cafes, or tea gardens. This is your chance to slow down and do some people watching. You can hop on the tram to Beyazit and pop into the 18th Century tea garden Çorlulu Ali Pa?a for a traditional Turkish brew, a cup of Cay. Follow the 300-year-old alleyway down to the atrium where colourful lamps hang from the ceiling and fruity smoke fills the air.
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