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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


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
Albatros Hagia Sophia Hotel
Old Town
2 minutes ago 4 stars $57
Armada Hotel
Old Town
8 minutes ago 4 stars $150
Istanbul Holiday Hotel
Old Town
27 minutes ago 3 stars $48
Hotel Niles Istanbul
Old Town
1 hour ago 3 stars $98
Deniz Houses
Old Town
1 hour ago 3 stars $44
Sarnic Premier Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
1 hour ago 4 stars $69
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
2 hours ago 3 stars $54
Lausos Hotel
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars $86
Sultan Saba Hotel
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars $78
Sura Design Hotel & Suites
Old Town
3 hours ago 5 stars $174

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Taksim-New city center
4.1 / 5
7 reviews
4 stars $184
Emporium Hotel
Old Town
4.8 / 5
4 reviews
4 stars $88
Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Old Town
4.5 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars $98
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
102 reviews
3 stars $54
Dosso Dossi Hotels Oldcity
Old Town
4.0 / 5
4 stars $134
Sultan's Inn
Old Town
3.4 / 5
7 reviews
3 stars $49
Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Taksim-New city center
4.0 / 5
5 reviews
4 stars $98
Recital Hotel
Old Town
4.3 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars $99
Aren Suites
Old Town
4.8 / 5
13 reviews
4 stars $83
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Old Town
4.3 / 5
5 stars $150

Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $83

1 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 13 reviews

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Free one-way airport transfer from Ataturk Airport

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 hotel experience
Excellent hotel and location. Staff were all very helpful and approachable. Rooms were spacious and clean. Will be staying here again during my next visit.
Apr 19, 2015
From $64

2 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 32 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 Trip
Sultan House Hotel is perfectly located if you're looking to do some sightseeing in and around the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. We stayed in one of the detached apartments, which was not exactly...
Mar 1, 2015
From $123

3 Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 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

very welcoming and friendly staff
We had a wonderful time at the Best Western Premier The Home Suites. We booked a Junior Suite but got upgraded for a Executive Suite. The lady at the front desk was very helpful at check-in and she...
Dec 31, 2014
From $57

4 Albatros Hagia Sophia Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 11 reviews


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Albatros Hagia Sofia has newly renovated 63 rooms to offer a blend between past and present, with all the modern conveniences. Each room is designed with amenities including mini-bar, satellite... More

Convenient Location
The hotel changed name, so was not easy to locate. The staff were friendly, and when I called them, sent the bus boy to pick up up from near by. Great location and good value for money.
Mar 24, 2015
From $198

5 Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.3 / 5 23 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 Place
Great place, great location, great staff, great history.
Apr 6, 2015
From $133

6 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 40 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

secure and welcomed in Istanbul
I usually travel with my husband, but on this occasion travel for a meeting gave me a couple of days in the old part of Istanbul as a woman alone. Feeling more vulnerable than usual in an...
Feb 15, 2015
From $103

7 Ambassador Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.8 / 5 8 reviews

Ticarethane Sokak No 19 Sultanahmet Map

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

Awesome Engagement Trip
Best place to stay in Istanbul. Close to everything and view from the terrace is amazing!
Jan 23, 2015
From $59

8 Tash Konak Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.5 / 5 26 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 location
The hotel was on a perfect location within walking distance of the blue Mosque and a number of local sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and very...
Apr 13, 2015
From $150

9 Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5

Alemdar Mah.Divanyolu Cad.Ticarethane Sk. No:10 Sultanahmet Map

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All rooms at the Sura Hagia Sophia have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fully-stocked minibar, and an electric kettle. Each has a private bathroom including a hairdryer,... More

From $183

10 Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul

4 stars
4.7 / 5 22 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

Turkish Hospitality
Awesome staff and great location. Had a very relaxing stay and sirkeci mansion staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient to navigate all the major locations by foot and...
Apr 10, 2015
From $110

11 Muyan Suites

4 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

Binbirdirek Mah Map

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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... More

nothing special about this hotel
This is an average hotel, I think you can get a better hotel for the same price in a better location. On the plus side, the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Oct 8, 2014
From $86

12 Lausos Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

Klodfarer Caddesi No:33 Map

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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

Good holiday trip for Honeymoon
We stayed at this hotel on our honeymoon to be close to the Blue Mosque and within the old city. It was an amazing experience to stay in that location. We had a very good time.
Dec 29, 2014
From $48

13 Istanbul Holiday Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kucuk Ayafosya Cad. No:30 Sultanahmet Map

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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... More

Lovely Hotel - worth staying at
We went away to Istanbul for the weekend and this hotel was perfect for our holiday... The staff were lovely and helpful, the rooms were clean and warm, the rooms are abit on the small side but if...
Feb 10, 2015
From $167

14 The Millennium Suites

4 stars
4.6 / 5 14 reviews

Akbiyik Street No:42 Sultanahmet Map

Stay 3 Nights and Get 15% Off

If you are looking for a great value for money downtown Istanbul hotel then look no further than the elegant Millennium Suites. Ideal an overnight stop or for a long stay in a large 35 sq.m. room,... More

Nice Hotel, Great Staff
The hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Metro. There are many good restaurants on the same street as well. The staff are...
Mar 19, 2014
From $126

15 Arden City Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Alemdar Mah Yerebatan Cad No:1 Sultanahmet Oldcity Map

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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... More

From $56


4 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews


Free Breakfast Buffet & Free Wi-fi-Drink

Enjoy Barok Hotel; walk to Istanbul's famous attractions The Barok Hotel Istanbul is sited near to the former garden of Topkapi Palace. The decor in Barok Hotel Istanbul's 29 rooms drew... More

Great location!
First off, this hotel is crazy close to the Blue Mosque, etc. and to a number of tram stops - significantly closer than the metro station indicated on the hotel website! Note that if you're on the...
Mar 18, 2015
From $78

17 Aladdin Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 26 reviews

Alemdar mahallesi divanyolu cad. Catalcesme sok. No:20-22 sultanahmet - istanbul Map

Boutique hotel features hand-painted frescoes on guest room ceilingsBudget-friendly hotels do not usually offer the decor and personal touches found at the Alaaddin Hotel. Guests get a visual treat... More

great location, budget hotel
It was very pleasant experience although had problems with the wi-fi connection but just for a few hours, a/c was not working breakfast was is located in the...
Jan 7, 2015
From $92

18 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.4 / 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

To hot to sleep!
This was a last minute booking and we didn't expect a five star hotel. We were delighted with the location however the actual hotel left a lot to be desired. We arrived after midnight and couldn't...
Apr 6, 2015
From $88

19 Emporium Hotel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 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

Amasing trip
Wonderful place to stay with very helpful stuff. The hotel location is great is right across from the Great Bazaar and very close to the public transportation. It is in walking distance from Blue...
Apr 30, 2015
From $60

20 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 34 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

Their personnel is outstanding
The hotel is comfortable, clean, very well located, and the personnel is outstanding, always going out of their way to be helpful and make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Just be aware that if...
Apr 6, 2015