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What travelers to Istanbul are saying

Amazing city, definitely worth a visit! Beware of taxi cab drivers though - they'll try to rob you.
Alex S. Apr 12, 2015
Amazing city - East meets West and a beautiful blending of the two cultures
Timothy L. Nov 16, 2015
Great city! New places to see every day.
from Atlanta Jun 27, 2015


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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
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
8 hours ago 3 stars $20
Sea Mansion Suites & Spa
Old Town
19 hours ago 5 stars $74
Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
21 hours ago 5 stars $72
Istanbul Holiday Hotel
Old Town
22 hours ago 3 stars $25
Faros Old City
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $43
Sultan House Hotel
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $30
Emporium Hotel
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $42
Levni Hotel & Spa
Old Town
1 day ago 5 stars $78
Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa
Old Town
1 day ago 4 stars $67
Aren Suites
Old Town
2 days ago 4 stars $46

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Levni Hotel & Spa
Old Town
4.5 / 5
19 reviews
5 stars $78
Armada Hotel
Old Town
4.0 / 5
11 reviews
4 stars $68
Old Town
5.0 / 5
3 reviews
4 stars $36
Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul
3.6 / 5
5 reviews
5 stars $65
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
Taksim-New city center
4.2 / 5
12 reviews
5 stars $127
Ambassador Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.8 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $56
Sultan House Hotel
Old Town
4.1 / 5
37 reviews
4 stars $30
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
4.5 / 5
48 reviews
4 stars $55
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.8 / 5
109 reviews
3 stars $20
Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Taksim-New city center
4.0 / 5
4 reviews
4 stars $41

Activities in Istanbul

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Cell phones are a travel essential, whether you travel for business or for leisure. Your home cell phone may not work abroad, and even if it does, calling costs can be very expensive. Be sure you have an enabled international cell phone upon arriving at your destination.

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Please Note: Limit of one (1) international cell phone per booking. To receive your international cell phone after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address.

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Finding internet access shouldn’t be part of your adventure. If you are going on vacation or holiday overseas and need access to the web, emails or your social networks then our Global Data SIM is for you. Just install it in an unlocked hotspot, tablet, or phone and enjoy high speed data access at an affordable rate. 

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Please Note: Limit of one (1) global data SIM per booking. To receive your SIM after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address.

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The JT Smart 2 has all the great features you'd expect from a Smartphone including the Android 4.2 OS, built-in Apps, and camera, along with instant access via WiFi or cellular data to the Internet and all your favorite social media sites. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its Dual SIM capability, which means it can hold two SIM cards, perfect for when you're travelling. At just $75 this phone is a great value as it includes pre-paid international service with $10 of starter credit.

Please Note: Limit of one (1) international cell phone per booking. To receive your international cell phone after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address.

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Please Note: Limit of one (1) Explorer SIM card per booking. To receive your SIM Card after you complete your booking, you will be required to redeem a voucher online before you depart to provide your delivery address. All SIMs come in standard, micro, and nano sizes.

Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $47


3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews


Ferman Sultan Hotel is a new decorated special class boutique hotel in Sultanahmet considered to be the heart of Istanbul which is world capital of culture. "City of Sultans" or...

very good hotel
it s very good hotel few hundred meters away from sultanahamad mosque, it is quit and clean but be sure that your room not in basement
Oct 21, 2014
From $46

2 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 25 reviews

Kucukayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13

Free WiFi - Complementary Cake & Tea

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...

wonderful experience
Hotel has a wonderful location in sultana-met just right next to blue mosque. staffs are extremely helpful and welcoming ! btw nice sea view from the balcony. Overall, a big thumbs up!
Jan 23, 2016
From $28


3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Hocapasa Mah. Nobethane Cad. Kummeydan Sok.14 Sirkeci

Tastefully decorated in a classical style, the rooms of Sayeban Gold Hotel include an LCD TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Each room has a private bathroom. 24-hour room service and...

From $20

4 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.8 / 5 109 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...

Builders out the back
I.fortunately the builders are building just behind the hotel and work late also the breakfAst is limited and juice very sour although a few staff were nice some were not
Jan 22, 2016
From $72

5 Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.4 / 5 12 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....

Great location!
Comfortable hotel near all the old town sites. Rooms were extremely hot and only way to control temperature was to open window which left you exposed to all street noise including calls to prayer...
Nov 28, 2015
From $56

6 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 13 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi Sk. No: 5 34

Stay 2 Nights & Save 25%

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...

Turkish Hospitality!
The Dersaadet people are THE BEST! We accidently left a suitcase at the hotel, which we didn't discover until arriving at the airport at 4:00 a.m. The van driver they arranged for us called the...
Oct 24, 2015
From $55

7 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 48 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...

Quality trip for leisure
Fantastic hotel located in the cultural epicentre of sultanahmet shops and loads of sights and tourist attractions staff was extra helpful and. Really kind and fantastic
Jan 29, 2016
From $45

8 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 32 reviews

Binbirdirek mah. Piyerloti,

Sale 10% Off!

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 stay ever
A great hotel where I would recommend to anyone. Clean room and nice staffs they are very helpful. Location also quite good as just 5mins walking distance to tram station and Turkish bath.
Dec 12, 2015
From $37

9 Historia Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sok No - 23

Book & Save 20% with Non Refundable

Hotel Historia is a renovated Ottoman style Turkish Mansion, furnished. As a new "Special Class Hotel" in Istanbul, the capital of three big empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Turkish...

Travel with small kids
This hotel was excellent, thanks largely to the hospitality. The hotel staff was extremely helpful with our young kids and quite flexible. The hotel was quite close to the sights we wanted to see...
Nov 2, 2015
From $37

10 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 26 reviews

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

25% OFF

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 $77

11 Best Western Premier Regency Suites Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Akbiyik Street No 38

Stay 4 Nights & Save 25%

This five story hotel, built in contemporary style, is set in the centre of old city Istanbul, 200 meters from the dramatic blue mosque Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Archeological Museum, Basllica...

From $51

12 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.4 / 5 47 reviews

Caferiye Sokak. No : 6/1


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...

A Hidden Gem
A boutique hotel located literally steps from all historical sites and souvenir stores. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We easily walked back to our room in the middle of the day to relax and later...
Dec 1, 2015
From $43

13 Hotel Darussaade Istanbul

4 stars
4.5 / 5 18 reviews

Akbiyik Cad. No. 96 Sultanahmet

save 30%

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...

Great Location
Very nice hotel in excellent location withing easy walking distance of major sights. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Room was very clean but hotel shows a bit of wear. Great view of Blue Mosque...
Oct 29, 2015
From $67

14 Hotel Niles Istanbul

4 stars
4.8 / 5 12 reviews

Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No:19 Beyazit

Stay 3 Nights & Get 30% 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...

The perfect boutique hotel in old Istanbul
If you are looking for a wonderful small boutique hotel in the old Sultanahmet District of Istanbul, look no further. We loved it. During our week stay in Istanbul, we decided to share our lodging...
Jan 6, 2016
From $55

15 Muyan Suites

4 stars
4.4 / 5 10 reviews

Binbirdirek Mah

Stay 4 Nights & Save 15%

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...

Highly recommended!
Would definitely stay here again. Centrally located - very close to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, etc. Great breakfast. Helpful, informative, attentive staff,...
Jul 18, 2015
From $72

16 Arden City Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Alemdar Mah Yerebatan Cad No:1 Sultanahmet Oldcity

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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...

Great location, Breakfast buffet with a lot of variety and room very clean the best their service.
All the staff made our stay very comfortable. No problem getting connected with internet, room impeccable, location the best. I will recommend this hotel highly if staying in Istambul.
Jul 21, 2015
From $78

17 Levni Hotel & Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

31 Ebusuud Cad

Free SPA, WiFi, Water, Concierge

Levni Hotel is a boutique (5 star category) hotel located in Sirkeci Istanbul within 5 min. walking distance to many museums and palaces - Topkapi Palace, Santa Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica...

Nidhal Salman
Really gorgeous hotel for everything , Location ,food clean &welcome staff and helpful , specially the Manager was amazing person, so I recommend this hotel to my friend
Dec 12, 2015
From $28

18 Aladdin Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 28 reviews

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

Budget-friendly hotels do not usually offer the decor and personal touches found at the Alaaddin Hotel. Guests get a visual treat in their hotel rooms thanks to hand-painted frescoes on the...

Good value, central hotel
Good hotel close to main sites of Sultanahmet. Pleasant room, tea and coffee making set, comfy beds. Good buffet breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff.
Dec 13, 2015
From $114

19 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 $67

20 Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa

4 stars
4.1 / 5 18 reviews

Kucukayasofya Cad.

Stay 2 Nights & Save 23%

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...

Awsome family trip
We were a family of five and stayed in two separate rooms whilst on holiday to see the sights in Istanbul. The hotel is very close to all the main sights, Little Hagia Sophia is literally around...
Sep 26, 2015