Mavi Guesthouse. The guesthouse is right in front of the hagia Sophia walls. This means that it is in the heart of Sultanahmet, the main tourist area of Istanbul, but with the advantage of being in a fairly quiet area and it has some cheap food shops nearby. The price per room varies slightly depending on whether you want a shared room, single or double, but the price is always around 8-12 euros per person per night. Turkish breakfast is always included (boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, cheese , honey, jam ...) The bathrooms are shared and most are fairly clean, and the hostel has internet charged that you pay for in euros (price almost standard across Turkey), it is possible to hire buses to almost anywhere in Turkey and one with community television. There are two immediate things that make this property highly recommended: the magnificent views of Hagia Sophia from the roof which are absolutely fascinating and every night is lively in the common room. Workers, travelers and friends sit together in this small, cozy lounge to chat, play backgammon or drink Efes beer (the best beer in Turkey). The price is also very competitive, as the hotels in this area are often very central so rates are sky high. A highly recommended option for backpackers and for those who like meeting people and making friends.
This clean and simple hotel offers a variety of accommodations suitable for all budgets - from double rooms with a private bathroom and television to dorms at very affordable prices. Rates may vary from 10 to 30 euros and with breakfast included. Its proximity to the major sights of Sultanahmet (only a hundred meters from the Santa Sophia, for example), the friendliness and availability of its owners, and the fantastic views from its terrace are some of the points that work in its favor.
A tip: If you go to Istanbul without a reservation during the high season, it is very unlikely that you would find accommodation throughout the city. As a last resort you could ask the hotel if they would allow you to stay inside this fantastic terrace that has the best possible views of the city even while you are going to sleep. That's right! Surely the recitation of five o'clock prayer in the two adjoining mosques will awaken you. (I recommend using earplugs to sleep.)
It all depends on what kind of night you are looking for; I slept on the deck under the stars and I can say it was an experience I will never forget.
This clean and simple hotel offers a variety of accommodations suitable for all budgets, from double rooms with private bathroom and TVs to shared dormitories at very cheap prices. Rates vary from 10-30 euros, and all include breakfast. Strong points are its proximity to the major sights of Sultanahmet (it's only a hundred meters from Hagia Sophia, for instance), the friendliness and readiness of the owners and the fantastic views from the terrace. A secret: If you go to Istanbul during the high season without a reservation, it is very likely that you'll find yourself without a place to stay. As a last resort, you can ask at the hotel if they'll let you stay inside this fantastic terrace has the best possible views of the city. That's right! Surely the five AM recitation in the two adjoining mosques will awaken you. (I recommend earplugs to sleep). It all depends on what kind of night you're looking for, I slept on the deck under the stars and I can say it was an experience I will never forget.
Perfectly located in the Sultanahmet district, 100m from the tram stop gülhame. If you want you can go walking to Istanbul tourist sites such as the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Near the hotel there are a variety of places to eat cheap that have typical Turkish tea. We received poor service, the staff didn't even make a minimal effort to speak a bit of Spanish. Price --- perfect quality. Breakfast a little weak because coffee was awful. I give a poor grade to the poorly hung TV without international channels and an emergency door in the same room which is perfect for whoever is there but the rest of the rooms have to pass through there. You can see everything in the photos. It's not perfect but I would return.
The hotel is located in the old part of the city close to the Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque. The building is 6 floors with a heated indoor pool on the top floor that has incredible views. The rooms are quite spacious with tasteful furnishings and marble bathrooms.
The Arden Hotel is located in the heart of Sultanahmet, halfway between the Grand Bazaar and Aya Sofia. The location is unbeatable, the cafes and restaurants are within two blocks and the tram and is also ideal for those who don't enjoy walking everywhere! This hotel is fairly small, and it has has 36 rooms across 8 floors. Our room was a triple room and was situated on the first floor. It was spacious and airy. The room only had one fault, the dim lighting in the bathroom meant that you had to look hard in the mirror to see. Breakfast was quite varied, with sweets, yogurts, cereals, juices, cheeses, fruits ... Even after 7 days and I dodn't know what to eat! I recommend it to everyone who wants to be in the heart of Istanbul!
If you come to Istanbul for the first time you can not stay in any other neighborhood than Sultanahmet. This is where the landmark buildings are located and where Istanbul has its earliest origins. The neighborhood is full of little hotels, among them the Pension Side. Located in the heart of Sultanahmet,it is basic but clean, with plenty of hot water. It's comfortable and great value, the best thing about it is its terrace. From there, where you can have breakfast and an evening picnic with your food, you can see the domes and minarets of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The views are amazing of a few places, and you areso relaxed, you'll see them up close. The photos of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque that attached are taken from the terrace of Side, sipping a beer at sunset. Incredible ...
The Ramada Istanbul Old City Hotel is situated within easy access to major attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the famous Grand Bazaar. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. All rooms have simple, modern decor and furniture in pastel colors. The comfortable restaurant serves a variety of Turkish and international cuisine. The restaurant is located on the top floor of the hotel and offers the most splendid view over the old town of Istanbul.
It is 3 star accommodation and located in the Old City, just minutes from tourist areas such as the Blue Mosque, Spice Market and Hagia Sophia. Among the services offered by the hotel are: Wi-Fi (access is available throughout the hotel), air conditioning in every room as well as flat-screen satellite TV. There is a minibar, a desk and a private bathroom. It is the perfect location as it is within easy walking distance to the main parts of both the old and new parts of the city and the Bosphorus. In case you need it the tram stop is a little over 150 meters away and alongside this there is a taxi rank which is certainly one of the main advantages of the hotel. The value for money is good, prices typically range between 45 and 70 (double room) Euros per night depending on dates and season, the hotel and the rooms are very new as it only opened its doors in the 2nd half of 2010 , breakfast is fine but really not too varied, as is common in Turkish hotels of this standard it consists of cheese, bread, olives, cucumber, tomato, and milk and juice. The hotel can arrange excursions and entrances to several places, but always with a small charge. You can reach the hotel by taxi (with an approximate cost of between 18 and 22 euros) and small trucks organized by the hotels in the area and priced at around 5 euros per person each way.
The Hilton Istanbul (Istanbul - Istanbul - Turkey) is located in Beyoglu, in the modern city, 1 km from the Taksim square. The hotel is located 24 km from the airport. It has a large landscaped park. This modern and imposing building stands on nine floors. A tennis court, a jogging track and a swimming pool with sundeck, a fitness center with sauna, a steam room and a fitness room are a few of the offered amenities.
It is a great hotel if you are in Istanbul for a few days, as it is within walking distance of all of the major attractions: The Cistern, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi. You can get to the attraction by taking a leisurely walk and going to the Golden Horn area is a pleasant walk. Our room was quite comfy and it was a good size with a modern bathroom with a shower and it even had a small balcony with a table and chairs which overlooked the city and a bit of the sea. The Hotel staff were very friendly. There was free wifi in the room and throughout the hotel, although there was a small connection charge. However, in Istanbul was an open wifi network throughout the city, allowing you to connect to it with your iPod or netbook. The hotel has a restaurant with a small terrace but it is not anything special on a gastronomic level. But if you go down the street that is just behind the "Lighthouses" there are plenty of typical restaurants that are good and are well priced. In summary, this hotel is highly recommended because of location and the proximity to attractions, restaurants and services and it is reasonably priced.
Last year I stayed for 5 nights here. Truthfully the hotels in this city are so different that it is difficult to decide which one is best. This hotel is located in the heart of the city, in the district of Sirkeci. From here you can get to the historical Sultanahmet area, and Eminönü port. Attractions such as the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Egyptian market are just 10-20 minutes away. The street where the hotel is looks a little bad, but it's only 150 meters away and there are always people around. Nothing dodgy, it's just a bit narrow, dark and a little dirty. The hotel in general is very good, clean, very good breakfast, typical continental breakfast, staff are very nice there was even someone who spoke Castillian Spanish in reception. I would warn you to ask for a room not on the first floor, as they are nice, but they don't have a window to the outside, only to an inner hallway. The second night we had an equally good room but with an exterior facing window. The rooms on the other floors are beautifully refurbished, and there is a large bathroom with everything you need. It's new and very clean.
4-star hotel in the old part of Istanbul surrounded by beautiful places, it has a restaurant with excellent kitchen facilities, bar, conference room for up to 200 people and a nightclub. It also has superior rooms and suites that are fully equipped, including luxury amenities.
For those not familiar, Julien Viaud, known as Pierre Loti, was a French writer and French Navy officer, who traveled around the world and declared that Istanbul was one of his favourite cities. It is here that he liked to write sitting on a hill that has views over the Bosphorus. This hotel is in the center, very close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, and is newly renovated, so it is highly recommended. The best part has to be the terrace cafe / restaurant on the top floor.
This hotel is small and cozy, with wonderful views from the terrace of the Blue Mosque and the owner is a young and very attentive guy. Sure, if I go back to Istanbul I would certainly go to the same hotel.
This hotel is the only 5-star luxury hotel situated on the banks of the Bosphorus. The hotel consists of two restored buildings, a business center and shopping mall. It is a hotel that offers a friendly, family atmosphere. It is fully air-conditioned for the comfort of all guests and is decorated with rustic details, preserving some original architectural features.
Located in the heart of Istanbul, the city where two continents meet, located in the Taksim area of Istanbul with 67 rooms with interactive TV system, Internet connection, direct phone connection, cable TV and broadcasting in several languages, Room Service is 24 hours, Minibar, Electronic safe, smoke detectors and sprinklers, Air Conditioning Computer and fax connection are included.
The Four Seasons Istanbul is one of the most exclusive accommodation options in Istanbul. Located in a former prison, in 1996 it was refurbished to become a hotel with 65 rooms. From its balconies, guests can enjoy the best views of the city including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea. The presidential suite costs 6000 € night and has an area of 300 square meters.
Hello I am telling you about this experience that was amazing for me and my two friends, we had previously thought about staying at the Istanbul Barcelo Saray hotel which is also good, and coincidentally has the same address, the Adamar Hotel is in an excellent position to side of the tanks and close to Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque. It has views from the terrace which are fantastic and you will never get tired of looking at them as it shows everything important to Istanbul, from the dining room when eating breakfast the views are priceless. Equally good is the attention of staff and manager. For those who do not know, Istanbul is wonderful and you are always looking forward to returning.
The Kaya Ramada Plaza is a high modern tower with a pool and is located 18 kilometers from the airport and just 40 kilometers from Istanbul. This hotel offers 318 modern rooms, all decorated in cream and beige with dark-coloured carpets and contemporary furniture. All rooms have cable TV, telephone, safe, minibar, and bathroom with shower. Internet access is available only in some rooms.
The Old City Esma Hostel in Istanbul, is a super nice hostel, one minute from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The price per bed in a bedroom is about 15 euros,. It is very clean. Breakfast is included and it can be enjoyed on the roof terrace which offers a great view. Staff very helpful and pleasant. A place where I felt at home. Perfect location and a place frequented by travelers, backpackers and also young couples.
This is a four-star hotel located in Kucukyali on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. it boasts an unlimited sea view of the Princess Islands. It is only 35 km away from Sabiha Gökçen Airport and 60 km away from Ataturk Airport. A total of 81 rooms, 76 standard, 4 junior suites, 1 king suite.
First class hotel in the old city center of Istanbul that was renovated 2006 and has 75 rooms spread over 5 floors. It's the ideal place for those who want a relaxing holiday amidst tranquil surroundings. It also has superior rooms and suites that are fully equipped, including luxury amenities.
The Artefes Hotel is located in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, less than a mile from the Blue Mosque. Complimentary breakfasts are served each morning. It also offers high speed Internet, room service and a laundry service. The rooms also have cable TV and minibars.
Located in the business district of Taksim, Istanbul. Nearby are the important attractions, ideal for visitors to the city, very close to the "The Ataturk Culture Center" and "The Art Gallery". The facilities include 2 conference rooms, a restaurant, car rental. All 64 rooms are comfortable and equipped for relaxation, air conditioning, minibar, color TV, also offered are a laundry and drying service, safe, room service 24 hours, a bar with 40 seats.
I think this was the best hostel I've stayed in. Excellent price, excellent location, excellent staff, excellent atmosphere. It has a rooftop area from which you can see one of the best sunsets in the world.