Top hotels in Istanbul
The historic, 5-star, 19th century mansion, GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa, is in Sultanahmet, close to Topkapi Palace and the Marmara Sea. The hotel includes a fully-equipped gym, traditional Turkish bath, steam room, sauna, massage room, vitamin bar, lobby bar, and the Byzas Restaurant which serves local cuisine. The air-conditioned rooms have parquet floors, 32” flat-screen TVs, 24-hour room service, work desks, marble en-suites, and high-speed internet is available.
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.
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.
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 Atat??rk 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.
"Located at Zorlu Center, “the” hub for luxury shopping, the neighborhood for best restaurants and entertainment downtown, Raffles Istanbul is the epicenter for “Istanbulites” and well-travelled guests for comfort, exclusivity and a true five star luxury hotel experience. Rising above the most desirable vantage point in Istanbul, our hotel is appreciated for providing stunning Bosphorus views, some of the largest rooms and suites in Turkey. Every element of our 5 star Istanbul hotel has been carefully considered with Raffles Butlers providing an unparalleled level of luxury and service. Raffles Spa, one of the largest in the city, offers everything from Turkish baths to Eastern massages for the ultimate rest and rejuvenation experience. With its numerous bars and restaurants, the hotel offers a variety of choices from casual dining to world-class gastronomy such as Arola Restaurant by the Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola, world's first Raffles Patisserie and the legendary Long Bar with its lively and energetic atmosphere."
This elegant 4-star hotel, in the heart of Istanbul, is only a short walk from the Blue Mosque. You’ll enjoy free access to the hotel’s spa facilities including a sauna, hammam and indoor pool. There are 2 onsite restaurants to choose from and you can enjoy a drink at the hotel bar.
The 4-star Istanbul Golden City Hotel owes its glorious views to its fantastic location next to the river and a short walk from the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and the famous Blue Mosque. Enjoy more wonderful views from the restaurant terrace on the 10th floor, serving gourmet continental cuisine with an Ottoman ambience. Simple air-conditioned rooms are well equipped with flatscreen TV, hairdryer and minibar. For free wi-fi head to the lobby, and enjoy a Turkish coffee while you surf the net.
Housed in a restored Ottoman building in the historical Kumkapi district of Istanbul, the BEST WESTERN Amber Hotel puts you within easy reach of the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar, both just a few minutes away on foot. The smart rooms come with free wi-fi, LCD TVs, air conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. Watch the sun set over the city from the rooftop terrace before heading to the hotel restaurant to sample local specialities and enjoy a glass of wine alongside views of the Marmara Sea.
Overlooking domes and minarets in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet area, Zeynep Sultan transports its guests back to Ottoman times. This hotel offers intimate accommodation with a panoramic roof-top terrace. Simple and well presented, rooms at Zeynep Sultan Hotel are air conditioned and equipped with satellite TV channels. They all include a minibar and en suite bathrooms with hairdryer. Guests can enjoy drinks on the terrace and gaze the imposing Hagia Sophia. Many local cafes and restaurants surround the property, while street vendors offer typical Turkish snacks and refreshments. Staff at the 24-hour reception desk can help plan visits and excursions to nearby sights, which include the majestic Topkapi Palace and the iconic Blue Mosque. Free WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel Zeynep Sultan. This hotel was renovated in March 2015.
This modern 4-star hotel is in Istanbul’s Old Town, only a short walk from the Hagia Sophia. You have a choice of 3 onsite restaurants and you can relax with a drink in the bar. There’s free wifi throughout the hotel, al fresco dining is available on the terrace, and plush rooms come with satellite TV.
The sophisticated and welcoming the Pierre Loti Hotel rests only moments from some of Istanbul’s greatest attractions, such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar. The rooms offer contemporary comforts like free wi-fi and flatscreen TVs as well as double glazing to ensure a quiet night’s sleep. Rejuvenate in a traditional Turkish bath (Hamam) in the spa centre before dining on local cuisine in Loti Roof Pub & Restaurant whilst enjoying stunning panoramic views of the city.
Located in the modern Taksim district, the high-rise InterContinental Istanbul hotel has superior rooms and suites with breathtaking views over the Bosphorus and the historic city skyline. Our state-of-the-art meeting facilities include three ballrooms and can accommodate up to 900 people. Exceptional on-site dining offers everything from gourmet buffet breakfasts to traditional Turkish cuisine. Guests can unwind with a soothing massage or gentle swim in our acclaimed SPA InterContinental.
Cheap Hotels in Istanbul
This aparthotel is close to Hippodrome and Suleymaniye Mosque. With a stay at Yusra Residence in Istanbul (Fatih), you'll be minutes from Beyazit Square and Grand Bazaar.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 15 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and irons/ironing boards can be requested.Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.Dining Take advantage of the aparthotel's room service (during limited hours).Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
Make yourself at home in one of the 34 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and electric kettles, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Make yourself at home in one of the 33 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and electric kettles, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Continental breakfasts are available for a fee.
With a stay at Ottoman Fuar Evleri in Istanbul (Buyukcekmece), you'll be a 3-minute drive from Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center and 6 minutes from Beylikduzu Migros AVM. This apartment is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Buyukcekmece Beach and 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Aqua Marine.
When you stay at Avcilar Dedem Hotel 2 in Istanbul, you'll be convenient to Torium Shopping Center. This hotel is within the vicinity of Menekse Beach and Florya Beach.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free long-distance calls. Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in the lobby.Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Hotel Liva Suite, you'll be centrally located in Istanbul, within a 10-minute drive of Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace. This aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Suleymaniye Mosque and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Grand Bazaar.
Located in Istanbul (Sultanahmet), Efendi Apartment Gedikpasa is within a 15-minute walk of Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. This guesthouse is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Istanbul Archaeology Museum and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Grand Bazaar.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.
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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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