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Top 10 Hotels in Istanbul

Grand Hyatt Istanbul
5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
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3.73 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (916 reviews)

"I would recommend it, is good hotel and good location"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Titanic Business Golden Horn
5 out of 5
Yenidoğan mah. Erciyes Sokak No:7, Bayrampasa, Istanbul
€52
per night
1 May-2 May
5.43 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Great hotel friendly staff nothing to much trouble"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Titanic Business Golden Horn
Rixos Pera Istanbul
5 out of 5
Kamerhatun Mah.Mesrutiyet Cad.No 44, Tepebasi Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
€109
per night
1 May-2 May
2.41 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (840 reviews)

"The amazing view from the roof top restaurant and the excellent breakfast. Location is also unique."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Rixos Pera Istanbul
Pera Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
€162
per night
1 May-2 May
2.12 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (836 reviews)

"Excellent location. Very courteous staff. It is a historic landmark hotel with Victorian era design. Restaurants and tea areas were very artistically designed. We had a great time."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Pera Palace Hotel
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
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€134
per night
8 Apr-9 Apr
1.02 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,185 reviews)

"The rooms were a bit small but they were clean and the views were spectacular and the service was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
The Marmara Taksim
5 out of 5
Taksim Square, Istanbul, Istanbul
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€109
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr
3.19 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,067 reviews)

"Nice clean close to transportation and shops , convent"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Marmara Taksim
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
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€100
per night
14 Apr-15 Apr
5.32 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,181 reviews)

"Good overall hotel with nice amenities, spa was great. The hotel is not smoking free - our room was stinking from cigarets."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
5 out of 5
Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul
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3.85 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (326 reviews)

"Everything and everyone were very friendly and very polite, no problem in our stay"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
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€53
per night
23 Apr-24 Apr
3.86 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (575 reviews)

"Thae down of the property that it’s located in an industrial area..but inside the property in pristine"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
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€91
per night
14 Apr-15 Apr
5.13 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,005 reviews)

"Great stay, Aysel from guest relations was super helpful and professional"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
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Pocket Guide: Istanbul

Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world that lies on two continents. With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, it's no wonder the city is so cosmopolitan and culturally diverse. As the former capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires, Istanbul has an expansive history that spans many centuries. Throughout its different incarnations, Istanbul has been called both Byzantium and Constantinople. Whichever name you know it by, Istanbul is simply incredible.

While many of the most visited sightseeing attractions reside on the European side of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, and Topkapi Palace, the more residential Asian (or Anatolian) side also has its own unique charms. Be sure to explore the beauty of both sides to make your trip to Istanbul complete.

From the Blue Mosque to the Grand Bazaar

One of Istanbul's nicknames is the 'the city on seven hills.' Like Rome, the Istanbul of antiquity was built on seven hills, each with religious monuments, in both the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Today you will still find many stunning sights on these hills. Topkapi Palace was the former royal residence of the Ottoman sultans. Set by the sea and overlooking the Golden Horn, today's Topkapi Palace is open to the public as a museum, with four primary courtyards and a wealth of treasures. Wander through leafy gardens and airy libraries, an imperial harem, and impressive gilded pavilions.

Head for another hill and the Grand Bazaar awaits you. One of the largest covered markets in the world, featuring more than 6,000 stalls, the Grand Bazaar is a mecca for shoppers. Jewellery, spices, carpets, and pottery combine to create a seemingly endless range of tempting items. Test your bargaining skills or just enjoy a stroll around the structure itself, which seems almost like a palace.

Side by side are two other must-see Istanbul sights. The beautiful mosaics and massive dome of the 1400-year old Aya Sofya leave visitors mesmerized. Equally extravagant is the working Blue Mosque whose six slender minarets are one of the most famous components of Istanbul's skyline.

Illuminated Istanbul

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world and with such a long and rich legacy it would be easy to tour only the city's historical wonders. However, present-day Istanbul is one of the most vibrant, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan places on earth and no visit would be complete without experiencing what the modern city has to offer. An evening out could include cuisine from all corners of the world (though be sure to try the sumptuous mezzes and kebabs), cocktails at an elegant bar on the Bosphorus, and clubbing until dawn. Istanbul at night is a beautiful sight.

Take some time for leisure, too, like a traditional Turkish bath or a cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. One visit to Istanbul could never suffice and how could it? There are two continents to explore! So slow down and sip some fragrant mint tea, while you plan your return visit.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Istanbul?
Hotel DeCamondo is a favourite with Expedia customers. This hotel is steps from Galata Tower, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Witt Istanbul Hotel and Tomtom Suites as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Istanbul, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Istanbul.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Istanbul?
Based on reviews, Hotel Amira Istanbul is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Arven Boutique Hotel and Dosso Dossi Hotels & Spa Downtown.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Istanbul?
Rixos Pera Istanbul is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 3 restaurants and laundry facilities. Other good options for your stay with the children include Sirkeci Mansion and Basileus Hotel. Also, attractions such as Isfanbul Theme Park and Miniaturk are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Istanbul?
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features late-night room service and an al fresco restaurant. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel and Levni Hotel & Spa.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Istanbul?
Agva Masal Evi is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Airport Best Hotel and Antea Hotel - Special Class.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Istanbul?
Hotel DeCamondo is a top 4-star beach hotel with free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Bakirkoy Tashan Business & Airport Hotel and Istanbul Dedem Hotel 1. Head to Florya Beach or Kilyos Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Istanbul?
Rixos Pera Istanbul is a 5-star hotel with 3 restaurants and 3 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Pera Palace Hotel and Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Istanbul?
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus - Boutique Class is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features an ocean-view restaurant and a bar. Georges Hotel Galata and Tomtom Suites are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Istanbul?
Art Deco Suites Istanbul is a hotel featuring free breakfast and in-room kitchenettes, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good option is Kemer Country Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Istanbul Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Istanbul to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Pera Palace Hotel is a top 5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class and GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque.
How is it to stay in Istanbul?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Istanbul, and visitors give high marks for the abundant cafes, shopping and fascinating museums. This city also attracts tourists with its cathedrals, restaurants and architecture. Top sights in the city include Blue Mosque, Taksim Square and Hagia Sophia. In Istanbul, there are 3908 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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