good 3-star hotels in
the best hotel
districts are the thrifty
you get a comfortable
two-person guest room with private
bathroom, nice decor, and
sometimes even such 4-star services
as minibars or refrigerators, satellite
TVs, wireless (Wifi) Internet connections,
and air conditioning.
You can't depend on there being many
other services (elevator/lift,
Look for 3-star hotels in Sultanahmet,
although there are some in other parts
of the city as well. My favorites:
A long-standing popular choice among Istanbul hotels,
it's hidden off Küçük
Ayasofya Caddesi which runs straight up a gentle
slope to the main sights of Sultanahmet. More...
Houses’ is an inviting small Istanbul hotel
tucked away down a side street away
from the main hustle of Sultanahmet but
just a pleasant ten-minute stroll away
from the main sights. More...
A convenient Sirkeci location, a great pub-restaurant next door, and excellent management. More...
This tiny (7-room) inn
was built right up against a stretch
of Byzantine wall, so ancient stonework
is part of the hotel decor. On a
quiet street in a real Istanbul neighborhood,
it's only a 10-minute walk from the
major sights. More...
Family-run, quiet, convenient to restaurants and close
to the Hippodrome and
all its sights, the Yunus Emre gives you a lot for
your money. More...
Among my favorites in this
price range, with good location, good
services and comforts, and great value
for money. Now there are even studio
There are also several good three-stars
in Sirkeci. Many
can be reserved through Booking.com.
For the best budget lodgings,
use this handy Hotel Search Box to find inexpensive to moderately-priced
hotels as well as hostels and guest houses:
—by Tom Brosnahan