Top Hotels, Taksim Square

Taksim Square, at the northern limit of Beyoğlu, is the center of the more modern and upscale portion of Istanbul.

Cumhuriyet Caddesi (Republic Avenue) runs north from Taksim to the districts of TalimhaneElmadağHarbiyeNişantaşı and Şişli, some of Istanbul’s high-status addresses.

It’s no wonder that most of the city’s 5-star luxury hotels are here. Expect to pay at least TL300 to TL600 and up for a double room in any of these places.


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Walking from Taksim Square north on Cumhuriyet Caddesi to ElmadağHarbiye and Nişantaşı, here’s what you’ll find:

The Marmara Taksim

A modern high-rise right in Taksim Square, always bustling with groups, meetings, and social events for the locals, with good views all around from the upper floors.More…

Divan Istanbul Hotel

Istanbul’s original local top hotel is even better after its complete reconstruction and modernization—but with the same high standard of European-style service and personal attention. More…

Hyatt Regency Istanbul Hotel

At the far end of the block from the Divan Oteli, richly designed and decorated, and well located, the Hyatt has a fine swimming pool, but no great views. More…

Ceylan InterContinental Hotel

An asymmetrical sykscraper, totally modern, in a good location near Taksim Square with excellent views all around from the upper floors, it’s a good choice. More…

The Point Hotel Taksim

“The Point” may take its name from its location: on a point of land bounded by streets named Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi and Topçu Caddesi. With 194 rooms, ultramodern décor and upscale services, it’s a popular alternative to the nearby large international chain hotels. The Havataş airport shuttle buses stop right outside its door. More…

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

La grande dame of Istanbul luxury hotels, it was built first and thus had the pick of the best locations, and is still superb with its panoramic views and spacious gardens and grounds. More…

Getting There

It’s easy to reserve a value-priced private airport transfer to the hotel in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle that costs only slightly more than a taxi, and significantly less than two taxis (which you’ll need if you have 4+ people and/or lots of luggage), and far more pleasant, comfortable and trustworthyMore…

—by Tom Brosnahan


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