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What travelers to Istanbul are saying

A wonderful vibrant city with historical sites that are worth the effort to visit and history a plenty everywhere you go. Very friendly people as always in Turkey and masses of places to shop and eat and haggle. As with any big city anywhere in the world, just take the usual security precautions when out and about and in your hotel. Will definitely be back for further visits
John R. 23 Apr 2015
Very nice place we had a great time food is excellent lovely people nice views lovely place
Nasser S. 16 May 2015
Didn't stay long enough to explore
Mark M. 24 Mar 2015
Good and fun
A 30 May 2015
nice county
kasem e. 24 Mar 2015

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A visit to the convention centre in Istanbul allows you to experience one of Europe's biggest meeting spaces. The Istanbul Congress Centre hosts events for musicians, fashion designers and theatre groups from across Europe. Away from the convention centre, you can indulge in the annual Istanbul International Film Festival. While it may lack Cannes' prestige, it is full of independent directors and raw talent.


Staying in Istanbul gives you the chance to see where Eastern and Western cuisines meet. Experience a traditional doner kebab by heading to Istiklal Street, or head to the coast for an authentic buffet. Istanbul restaurateurs compete to get you inside.


Istanbul hotels are always within easy reach of traditional wares and international brands alike. The city remains a great trading route, and retains the historic charm that makes its bazaars so delightful. Head off the beaten path to find exciting antiques.

Major Points of Interest

Hagia Sofia is one of the city's biggest mosques. Several times a day the Muslim call to prayer rings through the city, causing life to pause for many of its inhabitants. Lovers of flora may want to plan their visit to Istanbul in April or May to attend the Istanbul Tulip Festival. To experience Istanbul in all its glory, take a walking tour.


Modern facilities envelop Istanbul sports. Local teams dominate the Turkish Basketball League, so try to catch a game at the Galatasaray Medical Park. Occasionally, the F1 World Powerboat Championship stops in Istanbul and is well worth a visit. Step back in time and watch the ancient Turkish sport of oil wrestling, with matches occurring regularly throughout the city, or attend the yearly Oil Wrestling Festival.

Recently booked Istanbul hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Acropol Suites and Spa
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars £137.21
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3 hours ago 3 stars £33.66
Rose Garden Suites
Old Town
5 hours ago 4 stars £52.92
Historia Hotel
Old Town
6 hours ago 3 stars £41.91
The Marmara Pera
Taksim-New city center
6 hours ago 4 stars £76.05

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Old Town
4.0 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars £59.84
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Moda
4.0 / 5
1 reviews
5 stars £99.17
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.9 / 5
101 reviews
3 stars £33.66
Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul
Old Town
4.8 / 5
24 reviews
4 stars £88.55
Arden City Hotel
Old Town
5.0 / 5
2 reviews
4 stars £73.16

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Featured Hotels in Istanbul

Hotel only £49.13

1 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 28 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...

Awesome Cultural Trip
THE STAFF THERE ARE FANTASTIC! They talk with us about their culture and so willing to provide help when there seems to be any trouble. I don't know if it is this or they are just that...
16 Dec 2014
Cozy and Friendly
Very excellent experience with super helpful staff, unique rooms (all different from each other) and a gorgeous garden that was perfect to end the long and busy days. Very highly recommended.
18 Aug 2014
Hotel only £37.73

2 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...
1 Jun 2015
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...
10 Feb 2015
Hotel only £70.31

3 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.
16 Jul 2015
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...
15 Feb 2015
Hotel only £37.62

4 Waw Hotel Galataport

3 stars
3.0 / 5

Hac Mimi Mh., Karabas Cd., No:8 Tophane

Just 350 metres from the seafront of Istanbul, Waw Hotel Galataport is located 500 metres from the vibrant Istiklal Street. It offers air-conditioned accommodation and free Wi-Fi throughout the...

Hotel only £53.65

5 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...
6 May 2015
A gem of a hotel
I chose this hotel using online reviews for me and my husband and we weren't disappointed upon arrival. There was a €30 euro transfer fee from ataturk airport to hotel which we opted to arrange and...
24 Nov 2014
Hotel only £63.76


4 stars
3.4 / 5 5 reviews

Binbirdirek Mh. Peykhane Sk. No:4 Cemberlitas 34122

Discover the perfect blend of elegant design, luxury amenities and attentive service at the Aprilis Hotel.Our accommodation embody warm, timelessly modern design, an obsession with both form and...

Great experiance, very helpful staff and location is perfect. Near the tram and all the shops
10 May 2015
Look elsewhere
We booked this hotel for our honeymoon. Upon arriving in Istanbul late at night, the front desk attendant told us that they were having issues with their rooms and we are in for a treat because...
26 Nov 2014
Hotel only £33.66

7 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.
31 May 2015
Couldn't ask for a better place to stay! Will definitely return to this hotel
5 May 2015
Hotel only £98.09

8 Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

5 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

Cumhuriyet Caddesi

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The Hilton Istanbul welcomes guests with a 15-acre garden setting. The hotel, on Istanbul’s European side, was the city’s first five-star property. The Hilton brand’s ability to cater to both...

Offer ambiguity
It was not clear from the offer whether breakfast was included or not. So we had to pay an extra charge to upgrade the original offer to include breakfast.
23 Jun 2014
One of the best in İstanbul
We had a very nice stay in Hilton İstanbul. We were there for a weekend gateaway. Room was large and clean. Staff was really helpful. The location was not close to historic town but we were...
30 Dec 2013
Hotel only £41.91

9 Historia Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sok No - 23

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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...

Nice Family-friendly Hotel
It's a very nice family-friendly hotel steps away from all the main sights of Old Istanbul. Perfect for a first visit to the city. Very courteous reception staff. There are plenty of nice...
6 Apr 2015
Hotel only £45.06


4 stars
3.8 / 5 6 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...

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...
18 Mar 2015
Good hotel
It's a good hotel apart that the breakfast is a bit boring
3 Mar 2015
Hotel only £43.04

11 Hotellino

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Hocapasa Mahallesi, nobethane cad. no:5

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This designer hotel offers contemporary rooms with luxury beds, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. It is just a 10-minute walk from Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque. The...

Great Little Hotel
The Hotellino is the perfect little hotel to stay in. It is within walking distance of several major attractions including the ferry terminal to Asia, the Grand Bazar and the Blue Mosque. The staff...
9 Feb 2014
Hotel only £57.32

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!
8 May 2015
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.
29 Dec 2014
Hotel only £52.92

13 Rose Garden Suites

4 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

Kucukayasofya Mah Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sok.

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Rose Garden Suites, are located in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul's which is one of oldest and most precious area. The Rose Garden Suite's have only 13 luxury rooms with a unique design or...

week end away
The rose Garden suite were perfect for our week end away(a Christmas from our son). Location was great as you were five minutes walk from all the must see sites. Staff very helpful and friendly....
6 Apr 2015
Great hotel in wonderful city
Super friendly hotel a pleasant ten minute walk from historic Sultanahmet. We had a spotless, comfortable room, the breakfast was good and the staff are so friendly and helpful, as you would expect...
21 Feb 2015
Hotel only £45.91

14 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 34 reviews


Annex Apartament!

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...

Great trip
The hotel's staff were great especially Ramadan. They did their best and we felt great The location of the hotel was excellent
19 Jul 2015
A gem in Old Istanbul
Hotel was ideally situated within 5 minutes walk of Blue Mosque, but on a quiet side street - so restful evenings. The staff were amazingly friendly and informative. Rooms clean and comfortable....
15 Jul 2015
Hotel only £36.14

15 Ilkay Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.2 / 5 16 reviews

Hudavendigar Cad 44-46 Sirkeci

The property is in close proximity to the historic sites of Old City. Nearby attractions include the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Nearby...

Solid Hotel in an Incredible City
Located along the tram line, this hotel is perfect for someone who is intent on exploring Istanbul. A complimentary breakfast is the perfect way to start the day. The sights of Sultanahmet are a...
24 Jan 2015
Great Old Town Istanbul Hotel
The Ilkay Hotel was much better than we expected for the price in the center of all the attractions in the Old Town area of Istanbul. We especially liked that it was right on the tram line (we...
8 Jun 2014
Hotel only £47.36

16 Aston Residence

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews


Aston Residence is located in the heart of the city, only 200 metres from Taksim Square. It offers a terrace with panoramic views of the city and soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms of...

Great, modern and clean hotel near Taksim Square!
The hotel is very central and near Taksim square. The breakfast was great and staff was really friendly.
17 Apr 2015
Great Stay
Its was a nice stay, comfortable and pleasant. The staff are great and very helpful. The location is very close to the Taksim square just about two minutes walk..
23 Feb 2015
Hotel only £55.97

17 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...

Hotel only £76.05

18 The Marmara Pera

4 stars
3.9 / 5 19 reviews

Mesrutiyet Cad. Dervis Sok. No:1

Located in Istanbul's buzzing and trendy Beyoglu district and close to many famous attractions, the Marmara Pera hotel marries chic new European style with all the delights of old Istanbul. ...

Istanbul vacation
Nice enough hotel in great tourist location, with good amenities, but rooms could be much fresher.
13 Jun 2015
Conference trip
Great location, just meters from the busiest nightlife streets and the metro station. Very very nice view at the roof, with a heated pool. I just wished the shower had a better water screen to keep...
26 Mar 2015
Hotel only £68.38

19 Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

5 stars
4.9 / 5 8 reviews

Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti-Sisli

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The contemporary Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently set in Sisli, one of Istanbul’s most cosmopolitan areas. Sisli also includes the Mecidiyekoy and Gayrettepe...

Formal Dinner and Dance
The staff greeted us and made us feel like there wasn't anything they wouldn't try to do for us. The room was spacious, modern, and clean. The breakfast was fantastic and the restaurant had a...
2 May 2015
New years brake
Top hotel with top service, only minus the location (need taxi each time one needs to go out).
5 Jan 2015
Hotel only £70.85

20 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...
24 Jul 2015
We were really pleased withevery part of our stay at Aren Suites
We were really pleased withevery part of our stay at Aren Suites. The location was excellent, the staff very helpful, room just what we needed, transfers arranged by the hotel were good value. A...
30 May 2015
Hotel only £88.55

21 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...
21 Jul 2015
Awesome Hotel with Excellent Staff
We stayed at this wonderful motel twice (once for one night then a further 2 nights), we had asked via email prior to arrival if we could leave our bags while we did an overnight tour to Gallipoli,...
11 Jun 2015
Hotel only £73.16

22 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.
21 Jul 2015
Hotel only £71.72

23 Palazzo Donizetti Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 16 reviews

Asmalimescit Mah. Asmalimescit Sok No: 55

Free WiFi

Palazzo Donizetti Hotel located within walking distance to Taksim Square ,Istklal Avenue ,Galata Tower and public metro station with 79 well-designed ,chic restaurant.Hotel was built with...

A great break!
We didn't know what tio expect and had a great time. The hotel was superb and teh breakfasts were great. We ate out every night so can't comment on the restaurant but we have no complaints at all.
28 May 2015
excellent all rounder hotel
excellent hotel great location friendly staff excellent value for money
7 Apr 2015
Hotel only £59.08

24 Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
4.4 / 5 46 reviews

Caferiye Sokak. No : 6/1

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19th century building in the heart of Istanbul’s Old TownThe Ottoman Imperial hotel in the heart of the old town was renovated in 2005 from an old 19th century building that housed a school and...

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...
6 Apr 2015
Couldn't Ask For More
We had an exceptional stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. The service was exceptional with the staff going out of their way to make sure our accommodations were all they needed to be as well as to...
6 Apr 2015
Hotel only £905.81

25 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...
19 Mar 2014
Beautiful experience
We loved this place right in the heart of the old city. We stayed for an entire relaxing week. With only 7 rooms it reminds me of a bed & breakfast. The staff was all so nice and very helpful with...
24 Feb 2014