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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$262 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
4.06 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"I frequently stay in this hotel particularly for its view to Bosphorus, and close proximity to Nishantas. I always select the room with view to Bosphorus, but in my last two visits I was given a partial view and I made my preferences clear to the staff at the lobby. First time they changed my room, ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$239 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
34.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (273 reviews)

"We chose to stay at the YotelAir at the Istanbul Airport for our 8-hour layover. It had great reviews, so although it was pricey, we took the leap. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. Check-in was smooth, the facilities are clean both in and outside of the guestrooms. Customer service was ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2021

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$126 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
5.59 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,142 reviews)

"Very nice hotel and comfortable, clean, good service, good price, good location Need to reconsider the paying for the parking of guests stating at the hotel, should be free parking as long as I am staying at the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
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YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$191 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
34.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (422 reviews)

"Good location, convenient for quick business trips"…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
5.06 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"I like it everything but because lockdown we stay safe in the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2020

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
5 out of 5
Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$273 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
3.84 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (346 reviews)

"Everything was up to the expectation"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn
5 out of 5
Silahtaraga Caddesi, No. 87, Eyup, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$78 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
6.38 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (704 reviews)

"Excelente hotel nice service I love the restaurant views"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2021

Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn
Pera Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
2.6 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (900 reviews)

"A great hotel with great services and staff! Highly recommended to all future travelers into Istanbul!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2020

Pera Palace Hotel
Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
5 out of 5
Alemdar Mh., Ticarethane Sk. No:13, Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$117 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
0.2 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (80 reviews)

"Good hotel with an excellent location nearby many interest spots in Istanbul"…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2020

Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
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
The price is AU$66 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
5.22 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (675 reviews)

"Absolutely amazing services. Staff was so kind & cooperative. Nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
Ever Hotel Europe
Goztepe Mahallesi, Center Yani, Istoc Oto Ticaret Mrk. No:10, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$45 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
12.78 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (145 reviews)

"Staff speak English. Bilingual posted information. Close to some restaurants and supermarket."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2020

Ever Hotel Europe
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn
4 out of 5
Sutluce Mah. Imrahor Cad. Dutluk, Sok. No:3 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$46 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
5.62 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (335 reviews)

"Good location, clean place, friendly staff. Good restaurant too, car park. Unfortunately no top floor bar or cafe, otherwise the rest is perfect !"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Ciragan Cad. No. 28, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$429 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
4.81 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (295 reviews)

"The hotel is amazing with very kind staff. Everything was perfect."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Barcelo Istanbul
5 out of 5
Kocatepe Mah. Abdulhak Hamit Cad No 25/1, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$131 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
3.71 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)

"The cleanliness ! given the pandemic situation they were above and beyond."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

Barcelo Istanbul
The Marmara Pera
4 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. Tepebasi, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$82 per night from 26 Feb. to 27 Feb.
2.58 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"The view of the hotel is excellent. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis, the staff are cheerful at all times and they have 24 hour room service"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

The Marmara Pera
Sultanahmet Nu Hotel
Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Dizdariye Yokusu Sokak no 6, Istanbul, Istanbul
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0.49 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (85 reviews)

"Overall great experience, everyone was nice to meet and room service was great!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2020

Sultanahmet Nu Hotel
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
5 out of 5
Divanyolu Cd. Alemdar Mah., Ticarethane Sk. No 10 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$108 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
0.19 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"The first day we went, we had excellent service, and excellent welcome, upto the last day, just like every person work there have welcome you with heart, during my stay i did not see any face was sad or mad, i love my stay and i will keep staying there, with beautiful people with beautiful heart, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2020

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Hidden Hills Istanbul Airport Hotel
Mustafa Kemal Pasa Mahallesi, Kazim Karabekir Cad No. 107, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is AU$64 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
29.69 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (101 reviews)

"Staff was really helpful, hotel was clean and recommend to order food there, it was tasty and cheap, staff in the hotel will help to deliver to your room directly. Airport pick up service was efficient as well ( near 20mins drive), recommend to stay if you want to have a rest before your flight."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

Hidden Hills Istanbul Airport Hotel
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
4.17 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel with great heritage. Staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough to help."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2020

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
The Stay Bosphorus
4.5 out of 5
Salhane Sokak No.1, Ortaköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
5.94 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)
wonderful stay

"Was amazing l, friendly & helpful staff. Very nice comfortable & cozy hotel with good location & view."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

The Stay Bosphorus
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Visiting Istanbul

History buffs will enjoy exploring Istanbul, and visitors give high marks for the abundant cafés, shopping, and fascinating museums. This city also attracts tourists with its cathedral, restaurants, and architecture. Top sights in the city include Mall of Istanbul, Mixer, and Suleymaniye Mosque.

  • There are 2294 hotels and other accommodations in Istanbul
  • The closest major airport is in Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) 18.7 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) 47.4 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Istanbul

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Mixer, Hagia Sophia, and Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Families come for attractions such as TurkuaZoo, Vialand, and Miniaturk. Its historic sites and cathedral are notable and landmarks include Suleymaniye Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern.

In Istanbul, there are 2294 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hammamhane - With a stay at this aparthotel in Istanbul City Center, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Old City features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Raffles Istanbul - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Besiktas can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 2 restaurants, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and proximity to shopping.

Other favorite sights in Istanbul include Mall of Istanbul, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque.

Getting Around Istanbul

With so many ways to get around, seeing Istanbul is a breeze. Nearby metro stations include Mescid-i Selam Station, Cebeci Station, and Sultanciftligi Station. If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Istanbul Halkali Station, Istanbul Kanarya Station, or Istanbul Soguksu Station.

Dressing for Istanbul

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 56°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 36°F
  • From April to June, the average is 78°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 70°F as the daytime average and 38°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Istanbul is 32.09 inches
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 79°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 37°F

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 Meg Hotel and Witt Istanbul Hotel 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, Serenity Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Timeks Hotel Sultanahmet and Hotel Sultan Hill.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Istanbul?
Basileus Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other good options for your stay with the children include Hotel Amira Istanbul and GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa. Also, attractions such as Isfanbul Theme Park and Madame Tussauds Istanbul are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Istanbul?
Rixos Pera Istanbul is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and an al fresco restaurant. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Hotel Amira Istanbul and Ajia Hotel - Special Class.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Istanbul?
My Kent Hotel is a hotel featuring free WiFi, and a favourite with Expedia travellers. Grand Oruc Hotel is another good choice for your holiday.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Istanbul?
Bh Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Platform Merter Suites and Pullman Istanbul Airport and Convention Center Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Istanbul?
Erguvan Hotel - Special Class is a top 4-star hotel with a restaurant, and it’s located close to the beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Cinar Hotel and Hotel Suadiye.
What's the best high-end hotel in Istanbul?
Bon Design & Suite is a luxury hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Mercure Istanbul West Hotel and Convention Center and Marma Hotel Istanbul Asia are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Istanbul?
Modern Sultan Hotel is a favourite hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 10 guestrooms, free breakfast and a garden. The House Hotel Karakoy and Hotel Amira Istanbul are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Istanbul?
Kemer Country Hotel is a top 4-star hotel that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include The Corner Palace and Bilek Istanbul Hotel. You can tee off at Istanbul Golf Club during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Istanbul?
Grand Zentrum Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel featuring a pool, a full-service spa and a restaurant. Other choices with an on-site pool include Lausos Palace Hotel and Pullman Istanbul Airport and Convention Center Hotel.

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