Top hotels in Istanbul
The 4-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.
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.
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.
Located in Sultanahmet, this elegant and intimate hotel is near Hagia Sophia and just a short walk from the most significant ancient monuments. The outdoor and the roof terraces grant panoramic sceneries of the Marmara Sea and the Asian Sea. Rooms are comfortable, clean and warm and comfortably furnished with modern amenities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awarded by World Boutique Hotel Awards, Hypnos Design Hotel offers hotel with views of the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Bosphorus. It includes free WiFi and continental breakfast. Hotel is only 50 m from Gulhane Tram Stop. The air-conditioned rooms of this hotel feature private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a balcony and a TV. They are decorated with conceptual design combining contemporary features with an unique touch. You can start your day with a breakfast enriched with handmade treats at the cosy Eon Café. Located on the ground floor with indoor and outdoor dining areas, you can savour quick bites, sandwiches, specialty pastas or salads with fresh drinks, coffee and cocktails at the Eon. Room service is also provided. World famous Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Bazaar are some of the attractions situated a stroll away from the Hypnos Hotel Istanbul. Marmaray Sirkeci Station is only 200 m from the hotel. Ataturk Airport is 20 km from Hypnos Design Hotel. In the heart of Istanbul's historic peninsula the Roman Empire,'Hippodrome' the Ottoman Empire, 'Horse Square'Turkey's Sultanahmet Square in history, unusual in a time where the flow of Hypnos in Istanbul, in 2011 as a cultural capital is calling you to the heart of Istanbul. All the historical and cultural sights of the city center, known by its proximity to İstanbul Hypnos,c ombining the two continents of the megacities of incomparable beauty,dynamism and vitality of he meeting as part of a dream. Concept architecture with elegant and unique decoration Hypnos Istanbul, Hip service approach is designed with a different room, modern and healthy cuisine with a special place you will find all the ones you call.
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.
"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."
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.
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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.
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.
Located on the historical peninsula, this hotel is situated in the heart of Sirkeci in old town Istanbul. Within walking distance, guests will find themselves taking in captivating views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and the Topkapi Palace. Public transport links are also located nearby ensuring that guests can travel to individual places of interest. This hotel combines old Turkish architecture with modern interior furnishings allowing guests to taste the culture yet enjoy home comforts. Pristine white fabrics coupled with modern furnishings allow for guests to feel rejuvenated and invigorated whilst staying at this hotel. Guests may choose to visit the café on the roof terrace which provides breath-taking views of the city. Breakfast is available to guests each morning; guests may choose their breakfast, lunch or dinner from individual buffets.
This lovely hotel is situated in Ataturk Airport Istanbul. Visitors will enjoy a peaceful and calm stay at Caravan Palace Apart as it counts with a total of 3 bedrooms. This is not a pet-friendly establishment.
Aston Residence is located in the heart of the city, only 200 m from Taksim Square. It offers a terrace with panoramic views of the city and soundproofed rooms with free WiFi. The rooms of Aston Residence are air-conditioned and equipped with an LCD TV. They all have an electric kettle, refrigerator and a French balcony. Some rooms also offer a private spa bath and a terrace. Decorated in contemporary design, the café serves buffet breakfast in the morning, and snacks for lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy drinks from the bar during the day. Istiklal Avenue is just 250 m away with many restaurants, cafés, bars and shops. Lutfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Centre is 1 km from the residence. Sultanahmet area is within 5 km with many historical sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Ataturk Airport is 20 km away.
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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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