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What travelers to Istanbul are saying

Amazing city, definitely worth a visit! Beware of taxi cab drivers though - they'll try to rob you.
Alex S. Apr 12, 2015
Amazing city - East meets West and a beautiful blending of the two cultures
Timothy L. Nov 16, 2015
Great city! New places to see every day.
from Atlanta Jun 27, 2015

  

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Istanbul hotels

On the European side of Istanbul, across from The Golden Horn, visitors will find the old center of the city. Thousands of years of history are situated here in the form of palaces, mosques, and bazaars. Istanbul, a vibrant and modern metropolis, has a distinct mysterious feel to it, and the old center, where all the best sites and hotels in Istanbul are located, is easy to explore on foot. Apart from great cultural experiences, the city offers a wide range of festivals, celebrating music, art, and film.

Istanbul Quick Picks and Tips

Dining

Istanbul's location, on the border between east and west, gives the city a fantastic, varied cuisine. The abundance of great restaurants and cafes offers Asian and European food. All over the city you can get Turkish tea and coffee—of course with the option of enjoying a water pipe with it.

Major Point of Interest

The mosques and other religious sites are one of the best parts of Istanbul; Sultanahmet Camii, Chora church and the Ortaköy Mosques are all a must-see for travelers.

Shopping

Make sure to fill your bags with spices, dried fruits, and Turkish delight from one of the many bazaars. The largest, most-visited one is SaliPazari in Kadikoy, which offers everything from fruits and vegetables to traditional, handmade shoes and jewelry.

Events

There is always something going on in Istanbul. Some of the top event picks include the International Puppet Festival and the International Istanbul Theater Festival.

Religious Celebrations

Going to the various Orthodox celebrations makes for a unique experience. An Easter celebration especially, is sure to be unforgettable.

Recently booked Istanbul hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Ilkay Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
6 hours ago 3 stars $45
Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
7 hours ago 5 stars $68
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
18 hours ago 4 stars $60
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
1 day ago 3 stars $21
Levni Hotel & Spa
Old Town
1 day ago 5 stars $81
Faros Old City
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $48
BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $99
Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $75
Istanbul Holiday Hotel
Old Town
1 day ago 3 stars $26
Aren Suites
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $53

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
137 reviews
4 stars $51
Faros Old City
Old Town
3.9 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars $48
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
110 reviews
3 stars $21
Levni Hotel & Spa
Old Town
4.5 / 5
19 reviews
5 stars $81
Elite World Hotel
Taksim-New city center
4.1 / 5
12 reviews
5 stars Choose dates
Aston Residence
Taksim-New city center
4.1 / 5
9 reviews
4 stars $37
Divan Suites Istanbul GPlus
4.2 / 5
11 reviews
5 stars $57
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus
Taksim-New city center
3.8 / 5
4 reviews
5 stars $111
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Old Town
4.7 / 5
3 reviews
5 stars $117
Eurostars Hotel Old City
Old Town
4.5 / 5
4 stars $61

Activities in Istanbul

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Please Note: Limit of one (1) international cell phone per booking. To receive your international cell phone after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address.

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Please Note: Limit of one (1) Explorer SIM card per booking. To receive your SIM Card after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address. All SIMs come in standard, micro, and nano sizes.

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The JT Smart 2 has all the great features you'd expect from a Smartphone including the Android 4.2 OS, built-in Apps, and camera, along with instant access via WiFi or cellular data to the Internet and all your favorite social media sites. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its Dual SIM capability, which means it can hold two SIM cards, perfect for when you're travelling. At just $75 this phone is a great value as it includes pre-paid international service with $10 of starter credit.

Please Note: Limit of one (1) international cell phone per booking. To receive your international cell phone after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address.

One Way Arrival Private Ground Transportation - From Istanbul Airports (IST or SAW)

Rates are per Car (1-3 passengers) not per Person. Carmel, America’s leading Town Car dispatch service, is ready to provide you with fast, reliable, and inexpensive private transportation. For 35 years, Carmel has specialized in providing private and timely service to and from the airport at competitive prices with taxis.

Global Data SIM - Stay Connected On Your Trip

Finding internet access shouldn’t be part of your adventure. If you are going on vacation or holiday overseas and need access to the web, emails or your social networks then our Global Data SIM is for you. Just install it in an unlocked hotspot, tablet, or phone and enjoy high speed data access at an affordable rate. 

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Please Note: Limit of one (1) global data SIM per booking. To receive your SIM after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address.

Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $53

1 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 25 reviews

Kucukayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13

Free WiFi - Complementary Cake & Tea

Aren Suites offers a terrace, and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and a spa bath or rain showers. The elegantly decorated rooms include a LED TV with satellite channels, and free wired or wireless...

wonderful experience
Hotel has a wonderful location in sultana-met just right next to blue mosque. staffs are extremely helpful and welcoming ! btw nice sea view from the balcony. Overall, a big thumbs up!
Jan 23, 2016
From $43

2 Muyan Suites

4 stars
4.4 / 5 10 reviews

Binbirdirek Mah

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Muyan Suites is situated centrally in the historical Sultanahmet district, only 100 meters from Hippodrome. It offers nicely decorated rooms with modern amenities. The rooms feature elegant...

Highly recommended!
Would definitely stay here again. Centrally located - very close to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, etc. Great breakfast. Helpful, informative, attentive staff,...
Jul 18, 2015
From $21

3 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 110 reviews

Ebusuud Caddesi Saffetipapa Sokak 6 Sirkeci Istanbul

Hotel Agan is a warm and friendly small hotel in the Old City. The hotel's focus on guest comfort is apparent inside and out. Agan has large cushions set up outside the building for guests who want...

awesome holiday
we stay in the Agan hotel for 9 nights. the hotel, staff, location, ........ everything was excellent. its just take few minutes walk to see the main attraction . many restaurant round there, tram,...
Feb 6, 2016
From $37

4 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 26 reviews

Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad.Amiral Tafdil Sok No 31-33

25% OFF

Located in the Sultanahmet district, also known as the Old City, the 48-room New Avicenna Hotel offers breezy, open, Mediterranean-style amenities in Istanbul. The hotel is a three-story complex...

quick stay in the city
Good location, friendly stuff, simple and comfortable stay
Apr 27, 2015
From $48

5 Sultan Saba Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 15 reviews

Cankurtaran Mah Cetinkaya Cikmazi Sokak No 2-4

EXCLUSIVE! FREE Wi-Fi ACCESS

Our boutique hotel in the center of Sultanahmet, the heart of the city and history, is in a few minutes walking distance to the Topkap Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Sultanahmet Mosque, Sunken...

Great location
Helpful and friendly staff, great location,would of liked a sea view but the room was fine. The main female receptionist was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. On the downside I asked the...
Nov 6, 2015
From $47

6 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 32 reviews

Binbirdirek mah. Piyerloti,

Sale 10% Off!

With its panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking Istanbul, this hotel offers bright rooms with classic-style furniture and luxurious fabrics. Room service and free Wi-Fi are also available. All rooms...

Great stay ever
A great hotel where I would recommend to anyone. Clean room and nice staffs they are very helpful. Location also quite good as just 5mins walking distance to tram station and Turkish bath.
Dec 12, 2015
From $68

7 Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

Kucukayasofya Caddesi 40

In a city as historic as Istanbul, location does not get any better than at the Eresin Crown Hotel, which is perfectly placed in the heart of the Sultanahmet, the historic center of the old city....

Great location!
Comfortable hotel near all the old town sites. Rooms were extremely hot and only way to control temperature was to open window which left you exposed to all street noise including calls to prayer...
Nov 28, 2015
From $58

8 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 13 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi Sk. No: 5 34

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Just blocks away from the Sea of Marmara, Dersaadet Hotel provides guests with a back-in-time experience. Fashioned after a 19th century Ottoman mansion, the wood front hotel is one of Istanbul's...

Turkish Hospitality!
The Dersaadet people are THE BEST! We accidently left a suitcase at the hotel, which we didn't discover until arriving at the airport at 4:00 a.m. The van driver they arranged for us called the...
Oct 24, 2015
From $21

9 Albatros Premier Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 18 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Cayiroglu Sok No:1

SAVE 15%

The Albatros Premier located in main heart of Old City Center called Sultanahmet, where all famous historical monuments such as St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and many other...

Lovely Hotel
Maybe a better selection of food for breakfast. No orange juice :(
Mar 11, 2015
From $81

10 Levni Hotel & Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

31 Ebusuud Cad

Free SPA, WiFi, Water, Concierge

Levni Hotel is a boutique (5 star category) hotel located in Sirkeci Istanbul within 5 min. walking distance to many museums and palaces - Topkapi Palace, Santa Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica...

short break
I stayed for 3 nights at Levni Hotel. Stall were courteous and helpful. Felt secure as the hotel was next to the Mayor's government offices and well guarded. Lot of information from Mr Nural who...
Feb 8, 2016
From $40

11 Azade Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 15 reviews

Mimar Mehmetaga Cd.No:17/19

Stay 2 Nights & Get 20% Off

The Best Western Obelisk Hotel Istanbul is a perfect base for exploring Istanbul’s Old City. Sites that date back to the Byzantine and Ottoman empires are just minutes away by foot. The hotel is...

Comfortable hotel
Comfortable hotel to stay. The hotel is located a little bit far from a tram station. Staffs are very kind. Breakfast includes various foods and is delicious.
Jul 27, 2015
From $30

12 Hippodrome Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 9 reviews

Mimar Mehmetaga Cad. No.38

Hippodrome Hotel

The Hotel Hippodrome is located in the heart of the Old City of Istanbul, in the historical Sultanahmet district. With such a great central location, you have the advantage of being within walking...

From $57

13 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.4 / 5 47 reviews

Caferiye Sokak. No : 6/1

LAST MINUTE DEAL

Istanbul Archaeology Museum (109 yds/0.1 km) Hagia Sophia (0.1 mi/0.2 km) Blue Mosque (0.4 mi/0.7 km)Topkapi Palace (1.2 mi/1.9 km)   Spice Bazaar (1.3 mi/2.1 km) Istanbul...

A Hidden Gem
A boutique hotel located literally steps from all historical sites and souvenir stores. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We easily walked back to our room in the middle of the day to relax and later...
Dec 1, 2015
From $83

14 Best Western Premier Regency Suites Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Akbiyik Street No 38

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This five story hotel, built in contemporary style, is set in the centre of old city Istanbul, 200 meters from the dramatic blue mosque Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Archeological Museum, Basllica...

From $43

15 Ferman Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews

Amiral Taftil Sok No:37 Sutanahmet

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Ferman Hotel Istanbul is an Old City gem. The decor offers one of the historic area's most beautiful takes on classic Ottoman decor. The hotel is also well known for its attention to service....

good trip
the hotel was good with a nice stuff and clean rooms beside that the location of the hotel is in the middle of the old city
Jul 18, 2015
From $44

16 Historia Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sok No - 23

Book & Save 20% with Non Refundable

Hotel Historia is a renovated Ottoman style Turkish Mansion, furnished. As a new "Special Class Hotel" in Istanbul, the capital of three big empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Turkish...

Travel with small kids
This hotel was excellent, thanks largely to the hospitality. The hotel staff was extremely helpful with our young kids and quite flexible. The hotel was quite close to the sights we wanted to see...
Nov 2, 2015
From $26

17 Istanbul Holiday Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Kucuk Ayafosya Cad. No:30 Sultanahmet

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Istanbul Holiday Hotel (4-star), with 6 economic, 15 standard and 3 suite rooms, offers guests accommodation in the very heart of the historic district of Istanbul, the Sultanahmet area, with a...

hotel
The hotel was very good ,clean, a staff and service is very nice the staff was helpful , they tell us how we can go visit the place. And i don't need to tell you about location is next the Blue...
Nov 6, 2015
From $77

18 Arden City Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Alemdar Mah Yerebatan Cad No:1 Sultanahmet Oldcity

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Arden City Hotel is located in the centre of Sultanahmet. You can enjoy the views of historic downtown Istanbul outside, while inside, distinguished decor and thoughtful amenities are evident in...

Great location, Breakfast buffet with a lot of variety and room very clean the best their service.
All the staff made our stay very comfortable. No problem getting connected with internet, room impeccable, location the best. I will recommend this hotel highly if staying in Istambul.
Jul 21, 2015
From $51

19 Great Fortune Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Alemdar Mahallesi Bab i ali Cad Basmuhasip 11 13

Great Fortune Hotel Free WiFi access and a 24-hour front desk are available. Each room provides a flat-screen satellite TV, telephone, electric kettle, air conditioning and a minibar. Private...

From $28

20 Sirkecipark Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Ebusuud Caddesi No:24 Sirkeci-Fatih

The Special Class Hotel is like a colorful page from different ages of history reflecting both art and the rich cultural heritage of modern Turkey. The hotel will be pleased to serve you in the...