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What travelers to Istanbul are saying

Istanbul could be my favorite big city on the planet. It's beautiful, artsy, affordable, unpretentious and very diverse. I can't wait to return.
Rebecca J. Sep 21, 2015
SERGIO O. Jul 24, 2015
Amazing city, definitely worth a visit! Beware of taxi cab drivers though - they'll try to rob you.
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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
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
50 minutes ago 4 stars $84
BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars $74
Faros Old City
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars $52
Sultan House Hotel
Old Town
4 hours ago 4 stars $54
Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa
Old Town
4 hours ago 4 stars $122
Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Old Town
5 hours ago 4 stars $83
Ottoman Hotel Park
Old Town
5 hours ago 4 stars $59
Lausos Hotel
Old Town
5 hours ago 4 stars $74
Aren Suites
Old Town
6 hours ago 4 stars $66
Tash Konak Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
8 hours ago 3 stars $58

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Best Western Empire Palace
Old Town
3.8 / 5
5 reviews
4 stars $76
Divan Suites Istanbul GPlus
4.5 / 5
6 reviews
5 stars $78
Old Town
3.6 / 5
7 reviews
4 stars $53
Taksim-New city center
4.7 / 5
3 reviews
4 stars $175
Aren Suites
Old Town
4.8 / 5
20 reviews
4 stars $66
Deniz Houses
Old Town
4.2 / 5
27 reviews
Best Western Premier The Home Suites and Spa
Old Town
4.1 / 5
20 reviews
4 stars $122
New House Hotel
Old Town
2.0 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $58
Rose Garden Suites
Old Town
4.7 / 5
7 reviews
4 stars $66
Dersaadet Hotel
Old Town
4.7 / 5
12 reviews
4 stars $103

Activities in Istanbul

Ottoman Relics

Tour the Ottoman relics: Topkapı Palace - Imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans Suleymaniye Mosque - Best of the imperial mosques.

Istanbul Classics

Tour the heart of the Old City where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires once ruled. You’ll visit important sights including the Sultan Ahmet Center, Hagia (St.) Sophia, Sultan Tombs, Hippodrome, and Grand Covered Bazaar.

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Byzantine & Ottoman Relics - Combo

Take the amazing Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Combo Tour. This tour combines the Ottoman relics: Topkapı Palace - Imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans Suleymaniye Mosque - Best of the imperial mosques and Byzantine.

Bosphorus Cruise

Enjoy a half day Bosphorous cruise between the straits of Europe and Asia during the morning or afternoon.

Featured Istanbul Hotels

From $73

1 Darkhill Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

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...

A very pleasant surprise
We loved the evening meals on the terrace, the swimming facilities and location. Breakfast could be better, tea was a stew and soft drinks rather odd - no fresh orange. However, the staff were...
Aug 25, 2015
From $66

2 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.8 / 5 20 reviews

Kkayasofya 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...

Great location
Aren't Suites is located within walking distance of major attractions. I loved our sea view room with a jacuzzi tub! All of the staff was friendly and helpful! We had a problem with out AC one...
Oct 2, 2015
From $84

3 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 44 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...

Great trip
Its a great hotel with surrounding mosques..... Nice tarrace with bosphore view.... I have to do it again....
Aug 31, 2015
From $58

4 Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
3.9 / 5 153 reviews

Nobethane Caddessi No. 1 Sirkeci


The Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul is sited next to the former garden of Topkapi Palace. This historic location is ideal for easy reach to some of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The...

Best place in Turkey
Absolutely loved it in Gulhane park Hotel, if it ever return to Turkey, i will look forward to staying here again. Staff were most friendly and absolutely professional. I have contacted them prior...
Aug 26, 2015
From $39

5 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.9 / 5 105 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...

This hotel was over-booked upon my check-in and I had to spend an evening of my time in a lower budget, grimy hotel next door. The rest of the time was spent in this hotel, but it still was't all...
Sep 11, 2015
From $102

6 Levni Hotel & Spa

5 stars
4.4 / 5 18 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...

This hotel was excellent value for money. It was probably not 5 star in my opinion but for what we paid it was well above average. It is very well located for the blue mosque and the main square...
Mar 1, 2015
From $60

7 Ambassador Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.7 / 5 7 reviews

Ticarethane Sokak No 19 Sultanahmet

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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,...

Awesome Hotel
Great location, great staff, close to all attractions and shopping centers
Jan 19, 2015
From $102

8 Hotel Niles Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 29 reviews

Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No:19 Beyazit

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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
From $58

9 Tash Konak Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.4 / 5 31 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Tomurcuk Sok. No.. 5


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...

clean and good place for tourists. not much, not less
exactly what it says in other reviews as well as in TA. room we got is quite small but comfy. good hotel but not much to talk about it except the nice location and good stuff. breakfast was good....
Sep 21, 2015
From $69

10 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 29 reviews

Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13

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The recently remodeled Garden House Hotel is a traditional Ottoman mansion house turned into a unique hotel, providing 24 individual guest accommodations. The hotel is in a tranquil setting yet is...

Great stay ! Lots of fun.
The hotel was excellent. We had great fun! The only problem was the location -- too crowded. But otherwise all good. Good food and music we enjoyed. Very much.
Sep 1, 2015
From $142

11 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 $87

12 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 29 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...

Fantastic family vacation
The hotel is situated in a very short distance to the must tourists attraction . The complimentary breakfast very nice staff very friendly and hands on ...
Sep 19, 2015
From $39

13 Istanbul Holiday Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Kucuk Ayafosya Cad. No:30 Sultanahmet

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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...

Would not book there!
Is it close tot he blue mosque, hajisofia, topikopi YES, easy 10 min stroll. But then again so are the 5* hotels that cost a fraction higher in the area! if you were to book and Istanbul Holiday...
Jun 1, 2015
From $59

14 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 $124

15 Sea Mansion Suites & Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No:9 34122 Sultanahmet

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Sea Mansion Suites & Spa is located in the middle of Sultanahmet, Old city and facing the Marmara Sea and Bucaleon Palace Ruins. As you pass through the hotel doors of this luxury boutique...

From $83

16 Hotel Darussaade Istanbul

4 stars
4.5 / 5 17 reviews

Akbiyik Cad. No. 96 Sultanahmet

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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...

Excellent staff, location, breakfast, Wi-Fi and room. Very happy.
Jun 18, 2015
From $89

17 Hotel Sari Konak

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Mimar Mehmet aga cad. no:42-46

Hotel Sari Konak, set in the historic district of Sultanahmet, is a small boutique hotel, taking pride in offering its guests a charming atmosphere and comfortable accommodation. Sari Konak, which...

wonderful hotel
This is really an exception hotel, beautifully restored with great service and a great breakfast. The location is ideal. All in all a very pleasant experience.
Jan 25, 2015
From $54

18 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 35 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...

Perfect location. Exceptional staff.
Everything generally excellent. I was just slightly caught off guard by the long, steep staircase we had to ascend to reach our 4th floor city view apartment. Staff's hospitality was amazing....
Aug 28, 2015
From $148

19 BEST WESTERN PREMIER Acropol Suites and Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

AKBIYIK CAD. NO:21 34122

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Housed in a historical structure facing Marmara Sea in downtown Istanbul, Best Western Acropol Hotel helps guests feel as though they have stepped into the 19th century. The building is...

The hotel was nice and centrally located. Staff was very helpful. The breakfast was ok.
Aug 30, 2015
From $96

20 Hotel Amira Istanbul

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Kucukayasofya Mah. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No:43 Sultanahmet /Fatih

Amira Hotel offers you spaciously designed 32 rooms in Sultanahmet area, featuring very comfortable visco mattresses, local touches like ottoman style hand-made ceiling paintings and high-tech...