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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

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
Sarnic Boutique Hotel
Old Town
8 hours ago 4 stars $91
Zagreb Hotel
Old Town
8 hours ago 4 stars $73
Deniz Houses
Old Town
9 hours ago 3 stars $53
Ottoman Hotel Park
Old Town
11 hours ago 4 stars $106
Albinas Hotel Old City
Old Town
12 hours ago 4 stars $116
Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Old Town
13 hours ago 4 stars $142
Sultan's Inn
Old Town
14 hours ago 3 stars $58
Erguvan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
14 hours ago 4 stars $122
Aladdin Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
14 hours ago 3 stars $77
Sultan Saba Hotel
Old Town
14 hours ago 4 stars $123

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Misafir Suites 8 Istanbul
Taksim-New city center
4.0 / 5
2 reviews
4 stars $145
Lady Diana
Old Town
1.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $98
TAV Airport Hotel ISTANBUL
4.1 / 5
7 reviews
3 stars $196
Recital Hotel
Old Town
4.3 / 5
22 reviews
4 stars $151
Sultan House Hotel
Old Town
4.3 / 5
25 reviews
4 stars $76
SuB Karakoy - Special Category
Taksim-New city center
4.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $116
The Marmara Pera
Taksim-New city center
3.9 / 5
18 reviews
4 stars $181
NIPPON HOTEL
Taksim-New city center
4.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $139
Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Old Town
4.5 / 5
37 reviews
4 stars $142
Aladdin Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.8 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars $77

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Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $73

1 Zagreb Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 17 reviews

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Zagreb hotel was built in 1996 and just has renovated 2 years ago. Hotel has 58 comfortable rooms which has central air-conditioning and heating system, bath, satellite TV,minibar,international... More

Close to tramway
Small rooms, good stuff. Hotel is near tramway. Near middle east restaurants.
Aug 18, 2014
From $146

2 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 37 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 $93

3 Tash Konak Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.4 / 5 19 reviews

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Located right in the heart of Sultanahmet, down a narrow cobbled street behind the Blue Mosque, you will find this charming family-run hotel offering traditional Turkish hospitality with modern... More

Great Hotel for 100$
We have paid 100$/ night. For this price, it was a beautiful hotel in great location, a short walking distance to the Blue Mosque. Very good Turkish breakfast, big smiles from the staff and very...
Sep 8, 2014
From $142

4 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.5 / 5 37 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
Best location possible. Right next to Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque.
Sep 25, 2014
From $162

5 Ambassador Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

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The Ambassador is a Boutique style hotel ideally situated in the historic area of Sultanahmet. In less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel you will find yourself at the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome,... More

Perfect stay and perfect location
The Ambassador is a gem of an hotel. The views from the rooftop terrace cannot be beaten in Istanbul. The location is perfect being a short stroll from all the major sights of the city. The staff...
May 7, 2014
From $151

6 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 22 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

Good location
This was a nice hotel but their web page is a bit overstated. They do not serve meals at night but there are plenty of local restaurants. Bathroom was very good-fantastic shower !! Room was...
Sep 26, 2014
From $106

7 Ottoman Hotel Park

4 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

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The late Ottoman age combined with the modern philosophy of todays life is reflected at the Ottoman Hotel Park, the newly renovated exclusive hotel located in the core of the historical peninsula... More

Amazing staff
We had a wonderful family visit to Istanbul. The Ottoman Park Hotel was the ideal location for our group. The staff was exceptional in providing good advice and assistance. The breakfast buffet was...
Jun 24, 2014
From $105

8 APRILIS HOTEL

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

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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

Great place to stay in Istanbul
This hotel is located on a side street in great proximity to major sites in Istanbul. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They let us check in early, but needed a few minutes during which...
Sep 22, 2014
From $207

9 Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 10 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 $105

10 Burckin Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

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Burckin Suites Hotel is an extraordinary place in Sultanahmet that adducts world famous palaces, churches, museums, mosques, agoras and natural beauties of Istanbul to a walking distance and where... More

great location hotel
Staff very polite and helpful. Room Ok if a little cramped because bed next to window. Very nice rooftop terrace for breakfast with amazing view over city. Terrace open all day for refreshments and...
May 29, 2014
From $76

11 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

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Hotel Sultan House is a converted Ottoman House located in Sultanahmet, one of the oldest and most colorful quarters of Istanbul, Sultan house is at the corner of Hippodrome Square. It is located... More

family stay for a week
Location is very convenient. A bit noisy at night time. Rooms are ok, but not most comfortable. Staff are very friendly.
Jul 7, 2014
From $113

12 Lausos Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 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

Great location
Perfect location for visiting the major sights in the old town. A 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and 10 minutes to the Topkapi Palace. Our room was small and could have done...
Sep 18, 2014
From $95

13 The Haze Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

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Centrally located in Karakoy, this luxurious hotel is only 350 metres from Galata Tower. The Haze Istanbul has a unique architecture combining a modern building previously utilized as a bakery, and... More

has lots of potential
the location is perfect and the rooms have nice decor and amenities. unfortunately, the noise of the surrounding construction is an issue (even in the middle of the night) and my air conditioning...
Sep 17, 2014

14 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 8 reviews

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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

Well Situated Hotel
The hotel is small in terms of number of rooms I think it was 18 rooms in total they had but it is perfectly situated in the heart of istanbul. The Blue Mosque was only 3 mins walk from the hotel...
Aug 26, 2014
From $74

15 Dara Hotel And Family Rooms

3 stars
3.8 / 5 10 reviews

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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

A good option in old town
The hotel was good for our 3 nights in Istanbul. We were able to walk to every sight within 15-20 mins. Rooms were small, but had a/c. Bathroom smelled a bit. Breakfast was on the awesome rooftop...
Aug 4, 2014
From $91

16 Sarnic Boutique Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 43 reviews

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Charming boutique hotel gets guests cooking This small hotel is a good base from which to explore one of Istanbul's most historic areas. The Sarnic is just minutes away from the Blue Mosque,... More

JUST RIGHT FOR US
Great location, with superb views of the Blue Mosque (though of course in Istanbul there are superb views almost everywhere in the centre). Breakfasts were good - with lots of choice. The staff...
Jul 21, 2013
From $111

17 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 $114

18 Ferman Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 18 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

perfect location
We got all that we were promised and more. Great location where everything is within walking distance from the Blue mosque to the sea of marmara. The breakfast is a good mix of ethnic and European...
Aug 28, 2014
From $53

19 Deniz Houses

3 stars
4.0 / 5 21 reviews

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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

All you need
Very good place to stay, if you want to discover the city.. all ( ok most.. ) reachable by foot. Clean rooms, good service. No luxury, but all you need!
Sep 22, 2014
From $122

20 Erguvan Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 52 reviews

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19th century building houses hotel for 21st century guestsIstanbul’s history surrounds this small hotel. The terrace dining area and some of the rooms offer views of the Bosphorus, the Hippodrome,... More

Wonderful introduction to historical Turkey
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Erguvan. The hotel is kept spotless and all the staff were friendly and helpful. There is a nice roof top breakfast ,or dining area with a great view of the...
Jun 15, 2014