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What travelers to Istanbul are saying

Hotel was convenient to Metro to visit old city center where in a short time the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia can be visited as well as the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Best for someone who is traveling for a short trip (overnight or two nights) as hotel is close to airport, but there are not activities in the immediate area of the hotel. Public transportation is clean and easy to figure out. Suggest that some attention to places of interest is determined prior to travel if English speaker as English is not commonly spoken.
Donnamarie Jun 28, 2015
This was my second trip to Istanbul. It is one of the world's great cities. We stayed mostly in the Sultanamet district, to see the historical sites (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Cistern, Grand Bazaar, etc.) People are very friendly, and whenever we needed directions, helpful. The food was good. Travelers to Istanbul should be aware that there will be someone at every business doorway, hustling business. They're friendly, but persistent. If you're not interested, firmly say no and they'll move on.
Stephen G. Jul 9, 2015
Istanbul is an exciting blend of old history and modern style. It has everything from ancient Byzantine mosaics to ultra-chic shopping malls. The street life is diverse and a great place to watch people. The old part of the city is well set up for tourists, although there are very long lines for the main attractions even in a slow season. There is a multi-museum 5-day pass you can buy which can help you skip the lines, although it may not pay for itself if you don't go to 4 or more of the main attractions.
Elizabeth M. Apr 14, 2015

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
Hotel Niles Istanbul
Old Town
3 hours ago 4 stars $101
Ambassador Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
5 hours ago 3 stars $94
Lausos Hotel
Old Town
8 hours ago 4 stars $89
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
8 hours ago 4 stars $100
Ottoman Hotel Park
Old Town
10 hours ago 4 stars $72
Rose Garden Suites
Old Town
11 hours ago 4 stars $79
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Acropol Suites and Spa
Old Town
23 hours ago 4 stars $206
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
1 day ago 3 stars $50
The Haze Hotel
Taksim-New city center
1 day ago 4 stars $102
Emirhan Inn Apart Hotel - Sultanahmet Old city
Old Town
1 day ago 3 stars $51

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Old Town
4.0 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $93
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Moda
4.0 / 5
1 reviews
5 stars $155
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
101 reviews
3 stars $50
Recital Hotel
Old Town
4.3 / 5
26 reviews
4 stars $96
Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.7 / 5
9 reviews
5 stars $127
Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul
Old Town
4.8 / 5
24 reviews
4 stars $133
Hotel Niles Istanbul
Old Town
4.3 / 5
29 reviews
4 stars $101
Arden City Hotel
Old Town
5.0 / 5
2 reviews
4 stars $110
Best Western Empire Palace
Old Town
3.8 / 5
5 reviews
4 stars $100
Aren Suites
Old Town
4.8 / 5
16 reviews
4 stars $110

Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $110

1 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 16 reviews

Kkayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13

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...

Heart of Old City!
The hotel has a fantastic location conveniently close with minutes walking distance to all the old city highlighted turistic areas that everybody wants to visit while in Istanbul. The room is very...
Jul 24, 2015
From $88

2 Darkhill Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.0 / 5

Koca Ragippasa Cad.No:19 Laleli Sultanahmet

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The Darkhill Hotel is located in Old City Istanbul walking distance to all historical places in Sultanahmet area , making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. The Darkhill Hotel...

From $50

3 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 101 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...

family holiday
Good hotel close to tourist attractions friendly staff plenty of local restaurants close to ataturk airport.
May 31, 2015
From $88

4 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.4 / 5 46 reviews

Caferiye Sokak. No : 6/1

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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...

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 $100

5 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 41 reviews

Cagaloglu Hamam Sok. No 6 Sultanahmet

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...

fun trip
not bad at all first time just by looking at pictures i thought it was great but as always the pictures are overrated all in all not bad.
Jul 16, 2015
From $133

6 Hotel Ibrahim Pasha

4 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

Terzihane sok. 7, Sultanahmet

The owners of this small designer hotel just off the Hippodrome have managed to straddle the divide between sleek modernist and antique Ottoman with great success. Parquet floors, crisp white...

We spent 4 nights, and really could not flat the hotel at all. The staff were second to none. The hotel is situated right in the middle of the old city only a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque,...
Nov 1, 2014
From $176

7 Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.3 / 5 23 reviews

Piyer Loti Cad No. 15

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Dramatic Seljuk and Ottoman architectural details abound at the centrally located Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul, which is near the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. A columned lobby -- replete...

Extended stay after cruise holiday
Hotel is in a great location central to all the must do sights in Istanbul. Very good room and away from main road traffic.
May 7, 2015
From $96

8 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 11 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...

Unexpected gem
Polite and lovely staff, available and helpful but never intrusive. Location is great near so much to see. Terrace balcony a huge plus - all day availability from breakfast till night providing a...
May 6, 2015
From $97

9 Adamar Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Yerebatan st no 37

Stay 3 Nights & Get 15% Off

Come and fall in love with a boutique hotel built in a historic building from 1905 placed in a corner between two streets in the heart of old city. Each of the rooms at the Adamar feature bright,...

Can't beat the views!
We stayed at the Adamar this past October for our honeymoon. Let me just say that our room had exceptional views of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus from our balcony on the 5th floor...
Mar 18, 2015
From $72

10 Ottoman Hotel Park

4 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

Kadirga Liman Cad, No:85 Sultanahmet

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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...

City break
I booked this hotel for a weekend trip away with my sister to Istanbul. We wanted to stay somewhere that was comfortable with a more individual boutique feel than some of the larger chains and we...
May 6, 2015
From $96

11 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 26 reviews

Binbirdirek mah. Piyerloti,

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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...

Great experience in Istanbul
We checked in late due to delayed flight. We were tired and stressed out from our trip. When we got to the hotel past 7pm the staff was very accomodating. I failed to request for a double bed...
Apr 6, 2015
From $89

12 Lausos Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

Klodfarer Caddesi No:33

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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...

Great Service
The location was great, and so was the staff. They upgraded us to a great view room and were always willing to help. Would definitely recommend!
May 8, 2015
From $1,361

13 The Millennium Suites

4 stars
4.6 / 5 13 reviews

Akbiyik Street No:42 Sultanahmet

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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,...

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 $127

14 Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.7 / 5 9 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....

Istanbul vacation
Excellent hotel, staff and location. I was pleased with my stay,and would definitely go back. The best location, service and breakfast. Amazing view of the Bosphorus! I am a seasoned traveler,and...
Jul 21, 2015
From $133

15 Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul

4 stars
4.8 / 5 24 reviews

Taya Hatun Cad. n5 Sirkeci

The Sirkeci Konak, one of Old Town's most stylish hotels, elegantly blends the 19th and 21st centuries. Traditional Ottoman patterns pair with contemporary furniture, polished wooden floors, and an...

Amazing hotel
My husband and I just returned from a 6 night stay at the Sirkeci Mansion and we could not have been happier. For starters, the hotel is in the perfect location. It's literally a 30 second walk to...
Jul 21, 2015
From $75

16 Almina Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.9 / 5 22 reviews

Kucukayasofya Cad Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk No27 Sultanahmet

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The Almina Hotel, under new ownership since 2009, is known for providing a high level of service to guests. The boutique hotel -- with just 29 rooms -- treats guests to complimentary services...

Great Stay
Great stay, clean and comfortable with helpful staff. The breakfast spread is amazing. Close enough to main district.
Feb 9, 2015
From $125

17 BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

Tiyatro Cad 25 Beyazit

Travelers who prefer contemporary accommodations will feel at home at the Best Western The President. Despite being Istanbul’s Old Town the hotel’s decor is atypical of the area. The rooms are not...

Relaxing atmosphere
The perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing. Have a drink on the terrace overlookign the Marmara Sea.
Jul 10, 2014
From $59

18 Sarnic Boutique Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 42 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. No:26


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, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand...

Could be better
Hotel has a great Location and staff were very polite and helpful. Their readiness to help was really above average. Breakfast was included and wasn't great. The real catastrophy were the air...
Jan 19, 2015
From $53

19 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 26 reviews

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

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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 $101

20 Hotel Niles Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 29 reviews

Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No:19 Beyazit

Stay at least 2 Nights & Get 15% Off

Old City's attractions are in easy walking distance from this family-owned hotel. Located across the street from the Beyazit tram stop and a short walk from the Cankurtaran train station, all of...

Excellent location, quiet but close to a lot of history.
The greeting from the hotel reception was the start of a wonderful experience of how things should be and a taste of what was to come from the rest of the hotel staff. A young French lady and her...
Jul 21, 2015