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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
Tryp by Wyndham Hagia Sophia
Old Town
1 hour ago 4 stars $70
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
11 hours ago 4 stars $137
Recital Hotel
Old Town
12 hours ago 4 stars $135
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
13 hours ago 3 stars $53
Best Western Amber Hotel
Old Town
13 hours ago 3 stars $87
Dersaadet Hotel
Old Town
13 hours ago 4 stars $92
The Millennium Suites
Old Town
14 hours ago 4 stars $190
Best Western Empire Palace
Old Town
14 hours ago 4 stars $94
Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
14 hours ago 4 stars $74
Emporium Hotel
Old Town
15 hours ago 4 stars $100

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Old Town
4.5 / 5
47 reviews
4 stars $93
Wow Airport hotel
3.7 / 5
13 reviews
4 stars $99
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
Taksim-New city center
4.7 / 5
3 reviews
5 stars $217
Raymond Hotel
Old Town
3.9 / 5
20 reviews
4 stars $79
Pierre Loti Hotel
Old Town
4.0 / 5
2 reviews
4 stars Choose dates
Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Taksim-New city center
3.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $74
Taksim-New city center
2.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $74
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
98 reviews
3 stars $53
Recital Hotel
Old Town
4.4 / 5
18 reviews
4 stars $135
Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.8 / 5
169 reviews
4 stars $74

Istanbul hotels

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Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $93

1 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.5 / 5 47 reviews

Caferiye Sokak. No : 6/1 Map


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
OK size room in a central location. Walk to attractions. Good breakfast. The honey with honeycomb on breakfast table is very interesting. Rooms were really hot when we arrived as the AC turned off...
Jul 26, 2014
From $53

2 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 98 reviews

Ebusuud Caddesi Saffetipapa Sokak 6 Sirkeci Istanbul Map

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

a wonderful location for visiting historical Istanbul
very close to the Topkapi, to the BlueMosque and AyaSofya, to the Bizantine Cisterns and the Hippodrome (you don't need any taxi!!). The area has plenty of small and also good level restaurants...
Jul 21, 2014
From $100

3 Emporium Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Ordu Caddesi No :11 Map

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 $102

4 Sarnic Premier Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.9 / 5 8 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sifa Hamami sk. No:7 Map

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Sarnic Premier Hotel is just steps away from Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisks, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Sarnic Premier is a boutique hotel which has been beautifully... More

Very small room. not good breakfast
staff were not helpful. Hotel is overcharge, I do not think it is a 4 star hotel. loby is very small, i tried to cancel the third night, hotel manager refused and willing even to talk to me....
Jan 15, 2013
From $135

5 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 $74

6 Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.8 / 5 169 reviews

Nobethane Caddessi No. 1 Sirkeci Map

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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

Wonderful experience. Well worth the journey the room was clean airy and close to the elevator. The health club including the Turkish bath was worth experiencing.
Jul 19, 2014
From $201

7 Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul

4 stars
4.8 / 5 31 reviews

Taya Hatun Cad. n5 Sirkeci Map

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 $137

8 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 38 reviews

Cagaloglu Hamam Sok. No 6 Sultanahmet Map

Free Fruit Plate-Mineral Water

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 $80

9 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 30 reviews

Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13 Map

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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

Charming but rough around the edges
Nice hotel, decent location out of the hustle of Sultanahmet - does require a bit of a hike though. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are refreshed nicely daily. Breakfast is good with an...
Jul 11, 2014
From $70

10 Tryp by Wyndham Hagia Sophia

4 stars
Not yet reviewed



Tryp Hagia Sofia has newly renovated 63 rooms to offer a blend between past and present, with all the modern conveniences. Whether you prefer our standard tryp, premium or family rooms some with... More

From $89


4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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

10% off

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

3 day stay
great value for money/ location / location / location - and the staff was not so bad either.
Jul 19, 2014
From $97

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 $106

13 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

Kkayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13 Map

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 $111

14 Orient Express Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 26 reviews

Hudavendigar Caddesi No.34 Map

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

A perfect hotel in a perfect location
we have truly enjoyed our stay at the Orient Express. The staff were excellent and answered all of our questions. the location was just perfect, and it was easy access to all the good areas. I...
Jul 15, 2014
From $93

15 Ferman Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 20 reviews

Amiral Taftil Sok No:37 Sutanahmet Map

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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
Great convenient location to explore Sultanahmet and other parts of Istanbul. Friendly staff. Beautiful terrace views.
Jul 14, 2014
From $113

16 Hotel Darussaade Istanbul

4 stars
4.5 / 5 13 reviews

Akbiyik Cad. No. 96 Sultanahmet Map

Darussaade Istanbul is one of the protected examples of Ottoman civil architecture dating from XIX. century. The wooden mansion, which is restored by sticking to its original, is decorated with... More

Friendly, comfortable hotel
We had a really enjoyable week here, the staff couldn't do enough, the room was large, comfortable and very clean and there was a good choice at the breakfast buffet (no full English, but we didn't...
May 29, 2014
From $84

17 Almina Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.8 / 5 23 reviews

Kucukayasofya Cad Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk No27 Sultanahmet Map

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Boutique hotel with roof terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea The Almina Hotel, under new ownership since 2009, is known for providing a high level of service to guests. The boutique hotel --... More

Good location
Room small and cramped with inadequate provision for clothes and no comfortable chair(s). Staff excellent but poor breakfast.
Jun 9, 2014
From $47

18 Deniz Houses

3 stars
4.1 / 5 22 reviews

k.ayasofya cad.Cayiroglu sok.No.14 Map

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 $88

19 Erguvan Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.0 / 5 73 reviews

Aksakal Cad. No:3 34400 Sultanhamet Map


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
From $113

20 Faros Old City

4 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

Divanyolu Caddesi No:76 Sultanahmet Map

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

Come on! it´s imposible to get any closer! If location it`s what you want, this hotel its for you! If you bother with noise, and proably want a hotel for its numerous amenities you should...
Jul 14, 2014