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Hotels in Istanbul

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Pau García Solbes

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from the blog El Pachinko

The bejewelled centre of East meets West, Istanbul is one of the world’s must-visit locations. From breath-taking historical monuments through modern art, museums and an incredibly diverse culinary heritage, Istanbul is a living city with one foot in the past and one headed firmly for the future.

Istanbul has a wide variety of affordable accommodation options available for parties of all sizes. Whether you’re looking for rustic old-school charm or modernist chic, you’ll find the perfect room here.

Neighbourhoods of Istanbul

As a sprawling city of both dazzling cosmopolitan delights and ancient streets, you’ll find numerous neighbourhoods worth visiting, including

  • Beyoğlu: This is the all-out centre of food, drink and entertainment. Expect an interesting blend of new and old with upmarket bars and rustic enclaves, all sprawling out from İstiklal Caddesi boulevard.
  • Bazaar District: Home to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, this is the place to shop for trinkets and souvenirs amid ancient streets surrounded by Ottomon buildings and mosques.
  • Kadıköy: Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, Kadıköy is an area on the rise with hip and happening bars, cafes and shops.
  • Üsküdar: A quiet residential corner of Istanbul, this neighbourhood is perfect for sea views and seafood.

What to see and do in Istanbul

With everything from world-class museums (Kariye, Aya Sofya and Archaeology Museum) to spectacular historic sites (Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace), heritage is at the heart of Istanbul. One of the best sights and sounds comes simply from traversing the city streets, listening to the müezzin call to prayer from the city-wide minarets as the sun sets over the classical architecture.

What to eat in Istanbul

Istanbul's cuisine is diverse, encapsulating everything from sizzling mezes to indulgent kebabs. To eat like a true local, seek out the fresh seafood restaurants and local wines. From menemen (scrambled eggs) to simit (a Turkish-style bagel), Istanbul provides incredible food at a range of budgets that's sure to entice the senses.

Typical events and festivals in Istanbul

This city is awash with historical and modern festivals and events, including everything from modern international jazz festivals to historical re-enactments (like the Conquest of Istanbul, 29 May).

How to move around in Istanbul

One of the most pleasant means of transport in the city is by boat, ferrying you from European to Asian shores. By ground, well-maintained metro, tram, bus and Dolmuş systems are ideal for traversing Istanbul’s must-see spots.

The climate in Istanbul

Istanbul's summer and spring seasons are hot and bustling with action, although it can often get unpleasantly hot in July (30°+). Winter, in contrast, is surprisingly cold (3°), with fairly warm autumns.

More interesting facts about and sights in Istanbul

Istanbul has a fantastic number of contemporary art museums, including the cutting-edge ARTER, a visual art gallery near Taksim Square. İstanbul Modern, Pera and Anna Laudel Contemporary are also well worth a visit for art lovers.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Istanbul

The most centrally located hotels in Istanbul with the best ratings are: Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul, Hotel Poem and Hotel Yasmak Sultan.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Istanbul, the average price per night is 25 , while you will pay an average of 17 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 35 .

You can make reservations at Hotel Titanic Business Kartal, Hotel Tan Special Category and Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Istanbul.

Hotel Tav Airport is near Istanbul-Ataturk, and Hotel Isg Sabiha Gökçen Airport is near Istambul-Sabiha Gökçen.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Istanbul, we recommend Hotel Yasmak Sultan, Hotel Sirkeci Mansion and Hotel Titanic Business Kartal.

If you want an adult-only hotel in Istanbul, some of the best options for adults only are Hotel Artefes, Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul and Hotel Agora Guesthouse.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Istanbul are Hotel Yasmak Sultan, Hotel Poem and Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Istanbul with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Poem, Hotel Yasmak Sultan and Hotel Idylle.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Istanbul are Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul, Hotel Poem and Hotel Yasmak Sultan.

In Istanbul, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul, Hotel Poem and Hotel Yasmak Sultan offer 24-hour front desk service.