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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


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.


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.


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
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars $106
Faros Old City
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars $83
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
2 hours ago 3 stars $50
Aren Suites
Old Town
3 hours ago 4 stars $108
Adamar Hotel
Old Town
14 hours ago 4 stars $114
Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
16 hours ago 4 stars $75
Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
16 hours ago 4 stars $64
Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
17 hours ago 5 stars $288
Recital Hotel
Old Town
19 hours ago 4 stars $96
Deniz Houses
Old Town
19 hours ago 3 stars $41

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel
Old Town
4.1 / 5
14 reviews
4 stars $152
Deniz Houses
Old Town
4.1 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars $41
Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
5 stars $111
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
95 reviews
3 stars $50
Sultan House Hotel
Old Town
4.3 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars $62
Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.3 / 5
29 reviews
4 stars $64
Sarnic Premier Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
8 reviews
4 stars $76
Holiday Inn Istanbul City
3.3 / 5
7 reviews
5 stars $76
Old Town
3.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $64
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
4.0 / 5
60 reviews
4 stars $54

Istanbul hotels

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Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $85

1 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.5 / 5 47 reviews

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19th-century school building gets top grades as a small hotel The Ottoman Hotel Imperial, originally built as an Ottoman school and hospital in the mid-19th century, today is an elegant and... More

Great location
Generally a good hotel in an ideal location. Nice,comfortable rooms.
May 26, 2014
From $50

2 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 95 reviews

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Service-oriented hotel in the heart of the Old CityHotel 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... More

I had a good stay.The Staff was great and you can't beat the location.
Jun 28, 2014
From $89

3 Emporium Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Thoughtfully designed to blend into the Old City's historical surroundings,Emporium Hotel offers a variety of modern, stylish accommodation and all featuring amenities such as every room has... More

an excellent hotel
this was my first time travelling and this hotel was just perfect for what I needed. situated just right in the middle of the old city, I was never neglected for a second, the staff all spoke good...
Jun 15, 2014
From $106

4 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 38 reviews

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Just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this boutique hotel offers modern accommodation with free wireless internet access. It has a rooftop terrace and offers a buffet... More

Fabulous exotic city
We have just returned (May 2014) from a short trip to Istanbul and stayed at this Hotel which I researched extensively beforehand. The Manager was polite, friendly and very helpful and gave us a...
May 23, 2014
From $288

5 Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.3 / 5 28 reviews

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Istanbul hotel with Seljuk and Ottoman details and riverside restaurantDramatic Seljuk and Ottoman architectural details abound at the centrally located Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul, which is near the... More

Great location and service
Great location for a short break as everything we wanted to do was close by. The staff were really helpful with any queries at any time of day or night. Great city - would definitely go back and...
May 24, 2014
From $75

6 Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.8 / 5 166 reviews

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Enjoy Gulhane Park; walk to Istanbul's famous attractionsThe Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul is sited next to the former garden of Topkapi Palace. This historic location is ideal for easy reach to some... More

Yearly vacation
The hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful. The location was walking distance to the main attractions and tram. The gym was sub par. The breakfast was decent. Overall we had a good experience...
Jun 16, 2014
From $83

7 Faros Old City

4 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

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Welcome to Faros Hotel Istanbul, a luxury boutique Hotel located in the Old City of Istanbul adjacent to The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Byzantium... More

strictly okay, great location but old
the hotel is strictly okay. its location is awesome coz you can walk it everywhere from there and the tram stops right outside. the room was old even thought it was apparently a "suite", and the...
Apr 1, 2014
From $146

8 Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 13 reviews

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The Home Suites & Spa-Istanbul is a renovated old town, old house, furnished like a comfortable stylish home, facing the Marmara Sea and little Hagia Sophia. As you pass through the hotel doors... More

Good but a few issues
the staff and the service were excellent and the location near the main historical sites was great. The only issues involved some minor problems with the rooms. The first room we were in on the 2nd...
May 8, 2014
From $64

9 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 29 reviews

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Character Ottoman townhouse hotel with unique charmThe recently remodeled Garden House Hotel is a traditional Ottoman mansion house turned into a unique hotel, providing 24 individual guest... More

Family getaway
We enjoyed our 10 day stay in this hotel. We stayed in the suite which is very spacious (other rooms are significantly smaller) but did not have a balcony. We really enjoyed the garden for relaxing...
Jul 6, 2014
From $108

10 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

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15% Summer Discount

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... More

Great value, great location
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at the Aren Suites. Couldn't be a better location at the heart of Old City. The staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. The only complaint we had is that...
Jun 17, 2014
From $204

11 Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul

4 stars
4.8 / 5 31 reviews

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Stylish mansion-hotel overlooking Gulhane Park The Sirkeci Konak, one of Old Town's most stylish hotels, elegantly blends the 19th and 21st centuries. Traditional Ottoman patterns pair with... More

Great stay
Stayed 1 night in this Hotel by myself. The staff was amazing, very professional and helpful. The room was clean, spacious and well presented. Bed was very comfortable. Location was perfect. Will...
Jun 28, 2013
From $98

12 Lausos Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

Klodfarer Caddesi No:33 Map

Lausos Hotel offers 30 unique guest rooms, 6 suites and 6 deluxe suites. All rooms reflect the Ottoman architectural style with unparalleled views of the Sea of Marmara and Bosphorus, as well as... More

Undersized rooms, perfect location
The hotel and its staff was nice, the only inconvenience was the undersized room. Location was perfect since all historical sites, a harbour, and a great amount of cafés, restaurants were in...
Apr 22, 2014
From $96

13 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 18 reviews

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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... More

Wonderful, warm, welcoming staff
What a lovely little hotel. The staff and accommodation are gracious and warm. Breakfast is wonderful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms are far superior many I've encountered...
Jun 30, 2014
From $112

14 Orient Express Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

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Old city hotel recalls glory years of train travel Named for the luxury train that once delivered royalty to Istanbul, the Orient Express Hotel welcomes guests with a back-in-time feeling. Some... More

Great Trip
The only gripe we had with the hotel was the lack of a chair in the room, otherwise it was great, its in a perfect setting with great food, near most of the fab sites, we will stay there again
Jun 3, 2014
From $85

15 Ferman Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

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Elegant hotel seamlessly blends Ottoman decor with modern comfort Ferman Hotel Istanbul is an Old City gem. The decor offers one of the historic area's most beautiful takes on classic Ottoman... More

Great location
Very nice hotel with comfortable rooms and friendly staff.Also the location is very good - about 5 min walk to Hagia Sofia & Blue Mosque
Apr 13, 2014
From $41

16 Deniz Houses

3 stars
4.1 / 5 22 reviews

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Free WiFi Connection....& More!

Deniz Houses, formerly Deniz Konak Hotel, consisted of 2 buildings located in the guite and central part of Sultanahmet with a walking distance to the city's major highlights. The buildings are... More

I stayed here with my couple and the location is excelent. If you want to get to visit the principal historical landmarks and enjoy a traditional experience in Istanbul, this is a fine place to...
Jul 8, 2014
From $78

17 Antik Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.0 / 5 10 reviews

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Old City hotel -- and restaurant -- built on a foundation of history Few hotels have history at their core -- and in their foundation -- like the Antik Hotel Istanbul. Workmen digging the... More

Nothing Special
Hotel's location is good but rooms are small with very basic facility. No wardrobe and no tea/coffee facility in the room. Looking at the rooms' pictures on-line, we thought the views would be nice...
Jun 12, 2014
From $90


4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Binbirdirek Mh. Peykhane Sk. No:4 Cemberlitas 34122 Map

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Discover the perfect blend of elegant design, luxury amenities and attentive service at the Aprilis Hotel.Our accommodation embody warm, timelessly modern design, an obsession with both form and... More

From $53

19 Dara Hotel And Family Rooms

3 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak No:25 - Sultanahmet / Istanbul Map

Long Stay Discount

Centrally located in the historical city centre of Istanbul, find the Dara Hotel Istanbul . This traditional Turkish hotel offers you fine hotel rooms and a beautiful view from the roof terrace.... More

Good clean
This hotel wass really hard to find but it was close to the blue mosque and good aera. Good hotel
Mar 2, 2014
From $105

20 Rose Garden Suites

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Rose Garden Suites, are located in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul's which is one of oldest and most precious area. The Rose Garden Suite's have only 13 luxury rooms with a unique design or... More

Couldn't wish for anything better
The moment we stepped into the hotel, we were greeted by the Manager. Very helpful, polite, he gave us a tour of the hotel. He asked us about what we plan to visit and not only gave us maps, but...
Jun 3, 2014