Best tips and suggestions for accomodation in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey offers travelers a wide range of hotels to suit all the prices and standard of services that they are looking for. When choosing a place to stay, it is not difficult to book your hotel room in one of the most beautiful areas of Istanbul, such as the historic Sultanahmet and Sirkeci districts.

To help you choose, and to make sure you’ll enjoy an amazing holiday in Istanbul, Turkey, we have chosen hotels with a central location and quick access to the tourist attractions as well as any services you might need. Our recommendations are based on the classification of hotels in terms of stars, ranging from five-star hotels to cheaper alternatives.

5 Star Hotels in Istanbul

Four Seasons Hotel, Sultanahmet

Located in a former Turkish-style, century-old prison, this hotel is placed in one of the best locations in Istanbul. Each of the 65 rooms and suites has a traditional Turkish decor and is fitted with pillows, bathrobes and marble-decorated bathrooms. Room facilities include a coffee maker and a mini-bar. The internet connection is free, and there is also a spa center with fitness facilities and a top-floor terrace. Outside of the location, there is also a swimming pool.

Four Seasons Hotel

Tomtom Apartments

This elegant hotel in the Galata district is housed in a historic building with 20 large, modern rooms with custom-made furniture, high ceilings and wooden floors. All rooms are between 35 and 85 m² in size and all have free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, marble bathrooms, jacuzzi and towels.

The hotel’s facilities include a library, the Bistro restaurant and the more elegant La Mouette restaurant. During breakfast you’ll be able to use iPads, and the services here are truly amazing.

4 Star Hotels in Istanbul

Sultania Hotel

Located at the top of the 4-star hotel list between the Sirkeci and Sultanahmet areas, this hotels’ rooms are after those of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Also in each room there are oil paintings of the according female character. The style of the building is traditional Turkish and the hotel offers Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities and breakfast.

Some rooms have a fireplace. Other facilities include a gym, hammam (Turkish sauna), indoor swimming pool, parking, the Sultan Bistro Café and Olive Restaurant on the top floor. Traditional Turkish and international dishes are served and all are signed by Chef Byron Ayanoğlu.

Ottoman Park Hotel

Featuring modern Turkish-style décor, this hotel is close to all the sights of Istanbul’s historic district.

The rooms come with air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, a work desk, a coffee maker and a minibar. Facilities include a lobby bar, a confectionery shop, a library, free parking and the Tabbah restaurant, located on the top floor of the hotel, offering great views of the Sea of ​​Marmara. Breakfast is also served on the top floor, and we recommend you to request a room overlooking the sea.

Maywood Hotel

Located in the Sirkegi district, which opened in 2009, it has a unique location, great service and offers affordable accommodation. Each of the 57 rooms has air conditioning, Wi-Fi, mini bar, tea and coffee. Reception staff are available 24 hours a day. However, unfortunately there is no spa or gym in the hotel.

3 Star Hotels in Istanbul

Best Point Hotel

This elegant hotel has maintained an authentic atmosphere, but without sacrificing modern amenities – like Wi-Fi – offering accomodation for very reasonable prices. Located in the Sultanahmet district, the hotel is equipped with eight luxurious rooms, standard rooms and new economic rooms. With air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and 24-hour room service.

Minel Hotel

Featuring modern white and blue décor, the hotel has 10 affordable rooms that feature Wi-Fi access, a minibar, hairdryer and air conditioning. Even if the rooms are small, they are extraordinarily well maintained. Do not miss the traditional breakfast here, prepared right in front of you! The hotel does not have an elevator.

Adora Hotel

This Sirkeci residence has 15 modern rooms at reasonable prices. The staff are always at your disposal and include air conditioning facilities, Wi-Fi, minibar and hairdryer. Breakfast is included in the rate. Some of the rooms are very small.

Cheap Hotels in Istanbul

Metropolis Hostel

Excellent location, personalized service and a wide variety of guests, this place is also a good place to relax, making this hotel a favorite spot for tourists. Most tourist attractions are only a short walk away from the hotel. You’ll find here single, double and triple rooms with 4-6 beds. You’ll be able to rent bicycles from here, have access to laundry services and barbecue facilities. There is also a small supermarket, free parking, and a bar on the top floor. Breakfast and Wi-Fi connection are included in the price. However, this hostel does not have a kitchen.

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