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10 Best Hotels in Istanbul

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
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34.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (195 reviews)

"During a very stressful time this hotel provided a clean and friendly safe haven. Staff were very helpful amid increasing unsure time of major flight cancellations and flight restrictions."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
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34.46 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (135 reviews)

"Hotel within the airport, convenient clean and unique rooms."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
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NZ$165
per night
16 Apr. - 17 Apr.
5.59 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
Mercure Istanbul Taksim
4 out of 5
Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
NZ$140
per night
1 May - 2 May
3.43 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (532 reviews)

"Pleasant front of house staff, super room cleaner very pleasant would leave me little extras, looked after me well. Typical type of business hotel for business people, few minutes walk from Taksim square but on a very steep hill, bit of a climb to get into town."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Mercure Istanbul Taksim
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
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NZ$323
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.06 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,244 reviews)

"View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Raffles Istanbul
5 out of 5
Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
NZ$786
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
7.37 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)

"I thank you for celebrating my birthday with a special kind of rememberable gift and a great Stay in Raffles Hotel it was amazing to celebrate with them."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Raffles Istanbul
Titanic Business Golden Horn
5 out of 5
Yenidoğan mah. Erciyes Sokak No:7, Bayrampasa, Istanbul
NZ$94
per night
1 May - 2 May
6.78 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
NZ$198
per night
1 May - 2 May
2.86 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
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$87
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23 Apr. - 24 Apr.
5.22 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
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
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3.8 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
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Accommodation in Istanbul

Straddling two continents, Istanbul is truly a city where the modern West meets the traditional East. In days gone by it was the seat of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Today, it is a cosmopolitan city that honours its deep past but also thrives in the modern age. Although Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey, it is the cultural heart of the country and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Visitors come for the history, art, music, culture, and shopping.

When you arrive in Istanbul, you’ll know that you’ve come to an intriguing place. Ancient historical churches share streets with mosques and skyscrapers to form the city’s prominent and constantly growing skyline. The city includes a variety of vibrant neighbourhoods, each with their own personalities and offerings.

The list of things to do in Istanbul is nearly endless. Historians can take a variety of tours that will bring them back through the millennia to the ancient days of Rome and Byzantium where they can still see the obelisk erected by Theodosius, the Hippodrome, and the Column of Constantine. Visitors with a more modern bent might prefer to get some shopping done at one of the city’s elegant malls or enjoy a true Middle Eastern experience at the Grand Bazaar. The bazaar is the world’s oldest and largest covered market, established in the 15th century, and spans more than 60 streets.

When the sun goes down, stop by one of the region’s famous wine houses or pubs and make sure you try a kebab. Finally, don’t leave before visiting Princes’ Islands, where you can enjoy tranquil, car-free streets and amazing seafood.

Istanbul Accommodation

If you want an upscale accommodation to match this cosmopolitan town, you can live like a sultan at many luxury Istanbul hotels. You will also find several stylish boutique hotels in Istanbul that can put you in close proximity to amazing historical treasures or within view of the water. Budget travellers can find reasonable motels and cheap dorm rooms. If you are here on an extended stay, consider renting an apartment or holiday home instead of one of the other Istanbul hotels. The best way to choose between the options is to pick your favourite neighbourhood first and then search for accommodation in that area.

Getting to Istanbul

This busy city is served by not one but two international airports, the Istanbul Atatürk (IST), 24 km west from the city centre, and Sabiha Gokcen International (SAW), 45 km southeast of the city centre. If you hire a car in Istanbul, make yourself familiar with the main motorways: O-1, O-2, O-3, and O-4. If you prefer public transportation, the city offers a network of trams, metro lines, private buses, funiculars, and ferries.

Book Your Istanbul Travel Now

Istanbul is a diverse and amazing city with a lot of different flights and hotels to choose from. With Expedia.co.nz, getting the best deals on your travel and Istanbul accommodation is now as easy as the breeze off the Sea of Marmara. We’ll help you compare rates between hundreds of hotels, flights, and even car hire agencies, so you can get the best price before you travel to the former Constantinople.

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 Tomtom Suites and Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet 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 features a restaurant and an indoor pool. 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 3913 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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