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10 Best Hotels in Istanbul

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$308 per night
4.06 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$182 per night
34.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (259 reviews)

"The hotel, like the airport is less than 2 years old but the rooms are already showing signs of aging and less than stellar workmanship. Still very nice. Clean and good service. The restaurant being open 24/7 is a bonus! Good beer and decent food."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$232 per night
34.46 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (181 reviews)

"All right,excellent bad,shower,etc,good sleep,thanks"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya
5 out of 5
Yesilkoy Halkali Caddesi No: 95, Senlikkoy Mahellesi Florya, Istanbul
Free cancellation
The price is AU$142 per night
15.57 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)

"Staff was kind and helpful. Nice location & rooms were clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2020

Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya
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$50 per night
12.78 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (80 reviews)

"The room was clean and cozy, the staff was helpful and friendly, but I didn't like the breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Ever Hotel Europe
Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy
5 out of 5
Atakoy 2-5-6, Kisim, Rauf Orbay Caddesi Sahil Yolu No 2/1, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is AU$197 per night
10.76 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (534 reviews)

"The staff are always very efficient, the restaurant convenient and the health centre easily accessible"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy
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$172 per night
0.2 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)

"Very pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
Dedeman Istanbul
5 out of 5
Yildiz Posta Caddest 50, Gayrettepe, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellation
The price is AU$72 per night
6.82 km from city centre
3.2/5 (824 reviews)

"TV did not work properly. very few channels. Very poor image"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

Dedeman Istanbul
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$149 per night
0.19 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"10 stars « very satisfied «  Room view hagia sophia and sultan ahmed Breakfast, magestic sultan style Location, close to everything Friendly and helpful Staff ´"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
5 out of 5
Ciragan Cad 46, Ortakoy, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night
5.9 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (485 reviews)

"Love this hotel for both business and pleasure stays."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2020

Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
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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 Tomtom Suites and White House Hotel Istanbul 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 Arena Hotel - Special Class and Grand Hotel Palmiye.
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 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 Pullman Istanbul Airport and Convention Center Hotel and Mercure Istanbul West Hotel and Convention Center.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Istanbul?
Erguvan Hotel - Special Class is a top 4-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Cinar Hotel and Hotel Suadiye. Head to Florya Beach or Sile Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Istanbul?
The House Hotel Karakoy is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Rixos Pera Istanbul and CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Istanbul?
Modern Sultan Hotel is a favourite hotel with Expedia travellers looking for a stylish stay, and features 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 Bilek Istanbul Hotel and Mood Hotel Istanbul. 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 it features a restaurant and an indoor pool. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class and Hotel Amira Istanbul. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.
What are some hotels with pools in Istanbul?
Grand Hyatt Istanbul is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a full-service spa. Other choices with an on-site pool include Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel and Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya.

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