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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
Albatros Premier Hotel
Old Town
10 minutes ago 4 stars £50.11
Agan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
2 hours ago 3 stars £44.99
Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
2 hours ago 4 stars £57.18
Erguvan Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3 hours ago 4 stars £68.36
Ottoman Hotel Park
Old Town
4 hours ago 4 stars £73.02
Best Western Amber Hotel
Old Town
6 hours ago 3 stars £61.26
Dara Hotel And Family Rooms
Old Town
7 hours ago 3 stars £50.18
Sultan House Hotel
Old Town
7 hours ago 4 stars £53.26
Avicenna Hotel
Old Town
7 hours ago 4 stars £38.29
Sirkeci Mansion Istanbul
Old Town
8 hours ago 4 stars £136.14

Recently Rated Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Albatros Premier Hotel
Old Town
3.7 / 5
9 reviews
4 stars £50.11
Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.3 / 5
30 reviews
4 stars £57.18
Zagreb Hotel
Old Town
3.8 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars £55.49
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
3.9 / 5
48 reviews
4 stars £35.96
Erboy Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.0 / 5
24 reviews
3 stars £60.67
Azade Hotel
Old Town
4.0 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars £65.92
Agora Life Hotel
Old Town
4.4 / 5
37 reviews
4 stars £93.70
Almina Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
3.8 / 5
14 reviews
4 stars £52.74
Ferman Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.1 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars £73.99
Sarnic Premier Hotel Istanbul
Old Town
4.0 / 5
8 reviews
4 stars £85.23


Featured Istanbul Hotels

Hotel only £50.11

1 Albatros Premier Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 9 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Cayiroglu Sok No:1

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The Albatros Premier located in main heart of Old City Center called Sultanahmet, where all famous historical monuments such as St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and many other...

Great Location, Poor Organisation and Customer Service
The hotel itself was fine. The location was perfect for us, easy walking distance of the main tourist sights of Istanbul and plenty of little restaurants. The big problem was the receptionist,...
18 Jun 2014
Excellent hotel
It was clean and friendly. The breakfasts were more than adequate, and the dinner was excellent. Staff were very helpful, and it is situated near all the 'must-see' sights of a very beautiful city....
9 Jun 2014
Hotel only £36.22

2 Deniz Houses

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

k.ayasofya cad.Cayiroglu sok.No.14

Free WiFi Connection....& More!

Deniz Houses, formerly Deniz Konak Hotel, consisted of 2 buildings located in the guite and central part of Sultanahmet with a walking distance to the city's major highlights. The buildings are...

I stayed here with my couple and the location is excelent. If you want to get to visit the principal historical landmarks and enjoy a traditional experience in Istanbul, this is a fine place to...
8 Jul 2014
Great location, excellent service, lovely buffet, nice room!
We stayed at Deniz Houses for the first 3 nights of our Turkey travels. So close to everything. If you are not staying in this district of Istanbul, you will be wasting time and money traveling to...
21 May 2014
Hotel only £44.99

3 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
3.8 / 5 80 reviews

Ebusuud Caddesi Saffetipapa Sokak 6 Sirkeci Istanbul

Service-oriented hotel in the heart of the Old CityHotel 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...

a wonderful location for visiting historical Istanbul
very close to the Topkapi, to the BlueMosque and AyaSofya, to the Bizantine Cisterns and the Hippodrome (you don't need any taxi!!). The area has plenty of small and also good level restaurants...
21 Jul 2014
great value hotel
Great location neat Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. Great value hotel
20 Jul 2014
Hotel only £73.99

4 Ferman Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews

Amiral Taftil Sok No:37 Sutanahmet

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Elegant hotel seamlessly blends Ottoman decor with modern comfort Ferman Hotel Istanbul is an Old City gem. The decor offers one of the historic area's most beautiful takes on classic Ottoman...

views of mosques and see in-room nescafe coffee maker, and scottish short breads in lobby make for a quick am get-away. Lots of restaurants nearby. Staff friendly, reliable for touring, taxi, etc. info.Rooftop bar...
1 Aug 2014
perfect location
Great convenient location to explore Sultanahmet and other parts of Istanbul. Friendly staff. Beautiful terrace views.
14 Jul 2014
Hotel only £57.18

5 Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 30 reviews

Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13

Character Ottoman townhouse hotel with unique charmThe recently remodeled Garden House Hotel is a traditional Ottoman mansion house turned into a unique hotel, providing 24 individual guest...

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
Charming but rough around the edges
Nice hotel, decent location out of the hustle of Sultanahmet - does require a bit of a hike though. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are refreshed nicely daily. Breakfast is good with an...
11 Jul 2014
Hotel only £38.29

6 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 25 reviews

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

25% OFF

A renovated 19th century gem in Istanbul’s Old CityLocated in the Sultanahmet district, also known as the Old City, the 48-room New Avicenna Hotel offers breezy, open, Mediterranean-style amenities...

Great Location and Fantastic area
When we arrive at the airport we were very frustrated because the promised transportation transfer from the airport was not available but once we arrive at the Hotel we found the staff very...
2 Aug 2014
Not what you expect!
First of all when we came to Istanbul we tried to get a shuttle from the hotel ,which they say is free,but it turned out to be $18 per person, if you didn't reserve the hotel from their website.We...
9 Feb 2014
Hotel only £93.70

7 Agora Life Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 37 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...

Fabulous exotic city
We have just returned (May 2014) from a short trip to Istanbul and stayed at this Hotel which I researched extensively beforehand. The Manager was polite, friendly and very helpful and gave us a...
23 May 2014
Perfect Staff and great location!
The best part about this hotel is the staff. They were all extremely helpful and friendly! I can't think of enough good things to say about how nice everyone was. This hotel has a great location...
19 Feb 2014
Hotel only £53.26

8 Sultan House Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 25 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...

family stay for a week
Location is very convenient. A bit noisy at night time. Rooms are ok, but not most comfortable. Staff are very friendly.
7 Jul 2014
Excellent location, excellent staff, excellent room, excellent breakfast. All in all, quite excellent! Thank you. x PS. Take a kettle if you need one - although hot drinks are always available...
16 Mar 2014
Hotel only £99.32

9 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 7 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi Sk. No: 5 34

Same Day Deal - 40% Off

Reconstructed as a 19th Century Ottoman Mansion, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is a boutique hotel located in the center of Istanbul. The hotel provides views of the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque and...

3 perfect Days in Istanbul
Great Personality Hotel close to everything you needto see in Old Istanbul. Centrally located, great staff, quite and excellent breakfast with a view.
1 May 2014
Nice and warm welcome to Istanbul
We were happily surprised by the service and the people who were always careful to every detail. The terrace has a great view. The only thing might be the muezzin from very close minarets that is...
5 Jul 2013
Hotel only £68.36

10 Erguvan Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
4.1 / 5 52 reviews

Aksakal Cad. No:3 34400 Sultanhamet


19th century building houses hotel for 21st century guestsIstanbul’s history surrounds this small hotel. The terrace dining area and some of the rooms offer views of the Bosphorus, the Hippodrome,...

Wonderful introduction to historical Turkey
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Erguvan. The hotel is kept spotless and all the staff were friendly and helpful. There is a nice roof top breakfast ,or dining area with a great view of the...
15 Jun 2014
Great hotel in a really good location about 5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and restaurants
12 Apr 2014
Hotel only £73.98

11 The Peak Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5

Mesrutiyet Cad.Oteller Sok No 1/3 Tepeb

Delightfully decorated 171 rooms spacious lobby newly designed business center tasty Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine serena ambiance reasonable prices make us an excellent choice for both...

Hotel only £73.99

12 Lausos Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

Klodfarer Caddesi No:33

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...

Undersized rooms, perfect location
The hotel and its staff was nice, the only inconvenience was the undersized room. Location was perfect since all historical sites, a harbour, and a great amount of cafés, restaurants were in...
22 Apr 2014
Ideal location and friendly staff
Lausos Hotel is ideally located, just a few minutes' walk from Sultanahmet Square and tram stop. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean. Breakfast on the little terrace...
29 Aug 2013
Hotel only £88.05

13 Ambassador Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Ticarethane Sokak No 19 Sultanahmet

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,...

Perfect stay and perfect location
The Ambassador is a gem of an hotel. The views from the rooftop terrace cannot be beaten in Istanbul. The location is perfect being a short stroll from all the major sights of the city. The staff...
7 May 2014
wonderful visit to Istanbul
This is a charming - small - lovely hotel is close to major sites in Sultanahmet area of Istanbul - close to Blue Mosque - Hagia Sophia - Basilica Cistern - lots of restaurants in area - shopping -...
12 Apr 2014
Hotel only £55.49

14 Zagreb Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 17 reviews

Gencturk cad.Cukurcesme sok.

Zagreb hotel was built in 1996 and just has renovated 2 years ago. Hotel has 58 comfortable rooms which has central air-conditioning and heating system, bath, satellite TV,minibar,international...

Close to tramway
Small rooms, good stuff. Hotel is near tramway. Near middle east restaurants.
18 Aug 2014
Don't be fooled by the pictures
Pro: Location is very good. Able to walk around and take the metro for sightseeing. Con: Everything else. The pictures are highly misleading and does not reflect the current state of the hotel....
13 May 2014
Hotel only £59.38

15 Hotel Niles Istanbul

3 stars
4.2 / 5 25 reviews

Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No:19 Beyazit

Same Day Deal - 40% Off

Cozy family-owned hotel near Old City sites 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...

Turkish Delight!
Staff super helpful in this perfectly located hotel for seeing all of the major sights. For a real Turkish experience stay at this hotel in preference to an international chain. Spectacular views...
3 May 2014
Great budget hotel near Grand Bazaar
Hotel Niles is a very friendly small hotel close to the Grand Bazaar and a tram stop providing easy links to all the main sites. We arranged an airport pick up through the hotel by e-mail, and this...
26 Feb 2014
Hotel only £73.02

16 Ottoman Hotel Park

4 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

Kadirga Liman Cad, No:85 Sultanahmet

LastMinute Promotion - 10% Off

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...

Amazing staff
We had a wonderful family visit to Istanbul. The Ottoman Park Hotel was the ideal location for our group. The staff was exceptional in providing good advice and assistance. The breakfast buffet was...
24 Jun 2014
Excelent Price
Short experience, well located, good restauranf, really good price.
7 Jan 2014
Hotel only £60.68

17 Hotel Darussaade Istanbul

4 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

Akbiyik Cad. No. 96 Sultanahmet

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...

Friendly, comfortable hotel
We had a really enjoyable week here, the staff couldn't do enough, the room was large, comfortable and very clean and there was a good choice at the breakfast buffet (no full English, but we didn't...
29 May 2014
Comfortable and friendly hotel in a convenient location
We enjoyed our stay at this charming hotel with its friendly and helpful staff who made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and were always at hand to offer useful advice and information....
28 May 2014
Hotel only £94.89

18 Levni Hotel & Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5 13 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...

Great Family holiday
The hotel was well located for walking to main sightseeing locations. We had an enjoyable experience visiting all the main attractions. The staff were helpful although not very courteous by email...
19 Aug 2014
Quick break
The hotel is OK but definitely not 5 star hotel. It is expensive for the service they provide. The best thing is its location.
26 Jun 2014
Hotel only £48.83

19 Emirhan Inn

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya mah, Odev sokak No 4

Stay 2 Nights & Save 20% on Your Stay!

Apartments for rent in Istanbul(Turkey), in a nightly or weekly basis. Enjoying a central location in Sultanahmet, Emirhan Inn offers traditional and comfortable self-catering and inn accommodation...

Affordable, clean, friendly
Convenient location but a little hard to find at first. It's on Odev Sokagi, which is a short little street. Mustafa was very friendly and the breakfast servers were great. Room was clean and...
24 Jun 2014
Great location, but tough to find
Though it's in the heart of a super touristy region, it has a nice "off the beaten track" feel. They definitely need to offer a detailed description of how to find it, though. The Metro from the...
7 Jun 2014
Hotel only £39.51

20 Tryp by Wyndham Hagia Sophia

4 stars
Not yet reviewed



Tryp Hagia Sofia has newly renovated 63 rooms to offer a blend between past and present, with all the modern conveniences. Whether you prefer our standard tryp, premium or family rooms some with...

Hotel only £59.26

21 Rose Garden Suites

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 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...

Couldn't wish for anything better
The moment we stepped into the hotel, we were greeted by the Manager. Very helpful, polite, he gave us a tour of the hotel. He asked us about what we plan to visit and not only gave us maps, but...
3 Jun 2014
Great Place, Great Location, Great family or couples getaway
The hotel was clean, pleasant and personable. The tea/ coffee and snacks bar in the courtyard was generous. The room was extremely pleasant and clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. I would...
26 Jul 2013
Hotel only £70.29

22 Emporium Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Ordu Caddesi No :11

Thoughtfully designed to blend into the Old City's historical surroundings,Emporium Hotel offers a variety of modern, stylish accommodation and all featuring amenities such as every room has...

an excellent hotel
this was my first time travelling and this hotel was just perfect for what I needed. situated just right in the middle of the old city, I was never neglected for a second, the staff all spoke good...
15 Jun 2014
Hotel only £55.67

23 Armagrandi Spina Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 24 reviews

Utangac Sokak No 19 Cankurtaran - Sultanahmet

Free Wi-Fi & Welcome Drink

Welcome to the Armagrandi Spina Istanbul! The Armagrandi Spina is a converted 19th century house featuring a striking wooden exterior with ornate Ottoman and Byzantine style architecture and...

great view
great view from the rooftop - breakfast could be better.
23 Apr 2014
Weekend break
All good! We stayed 3 nights and couldn't have asked for a better location, definitely fit description, we were not disappointed? The breakfast wasn't to our taste but there was plenty of it. our...
16 Apr 2014
Hotel only £66.59

24 Sultan Saba Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 7 reviews

Cankurtaran Mah Cetinkaya Cikmazi Sokak No 2-4

Last minute discount 30%

Our boutique hotel in the center of Sultanahmet, the heart of the city and history, is in a few minutes walking distance to the Topkap Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Sultanahmet Mosque, Sunken...

sultan saba hotel
Thankyou Tuba and Himil for your wonderful hospitality and kindness. The hotel was beautiful, comfortable warm and in a great location. It was a wonderful holiday and i hope to return one day.
4 Jan 2014
Sultan Saba Hotel not recommended
I booked an executive suite with king bed. I was offered a room with double bed. The room was small, not enough space. A tiny wardrobe, not enough for one persons few clothing. The shower room was...
24 Sep 2013
Hotel only £46.17

25 Saba Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Binbirdirek Mah Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No 8

Special Offer 20% Off

Hotel Saba which is modern architecturally, has 4 floors and a terrace. Totally 25 rooms (3 with balcony) are all equipped with cable TV, telephone, minibar,safe box, Wireless internet access, air...

Bed bugs alert
This hotel has an excellent location with a great view of the Blue Mosque. The restaurant serves a delicious breakfast every morning. The staff is very helpful in informing you how to get around...
4 Jan 2013