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Top 10 Hotels in Istanbul

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5 out of 5
Atakoy 2-5-6, Kisim, Rauf Orbay Caddesi Sahil Yolu No 2/1, Istanbul, Istanbul
€106/night
14 Oct-15 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (419 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and provided a great service during our honeymoon. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy
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5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
€141/night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (793 reviews)

"The location, the pleasant atmosfere, positive vibes all over în The hotel, restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

Grand Hyatt Istanbul
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5 out of 5
Kaynarca Mah. Erol Kaya Cad., No:204 Pendik, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€56/night
16 Sep-17 Sep
3.5/5Good! (418 reviews)

"Fell in love with a begium beauty for 5days will always remember my time here no faults except they took our bog roll 1 day for some reason"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

The Green Park Pendik
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4 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. Tepebasi, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€174/night
29 Sep-30 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (1,176 reviews)

"Great location if you’re spending few days in Istanbul and need to have all worth seeing nearby. Amazing costumer service and great view from the rooftop."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2019

The Marmara Pera
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4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
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€128/night
16 Sep-17 Sep
4.4/5Excellent! (953 reviews)

"The hotel has lovely vintage decor with a cosy, warm ambience."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
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4 out of 5
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Int'l Airport, Pendik, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€56/night
21 Sep-22 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (1,381 reviews)

"Very easy to find shuttle and phone. Excellent breakfast. Very comfortable bed"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

ISG Airport Hotel - Special Class
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5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€185/night
17 Sep-18 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (708 reviews)

"Loved the unique character of the Pera Palace Hotel plus how comfortable the room and especially the bed were. Staff, especially the concierge was extremely helpful."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Pera Palace Hotel
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5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€185/night
13 Oct-14 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,067 reviews)

"Amazing just amazing very nice solid hotel with really excellent service"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
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4 out of 5
Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No: 13, Beyazit, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€91/night
9 Oct-10 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,583 reviews)

"The people there were very attentive and respectful i would definitely recommend this place to everyone who wants to come here and have fun and be happy with your family and friends"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
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5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€128/night
29 Sep-30 Sep
4.4/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"If you're staying in Istanbul then stay here. Awesome location and plenty to do. Fairly close to the landmarks"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

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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.

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