Best Istanbul Hotels & Apts/Flats

Boutique 5-Star Hotels

Sirkeci Mansion Hotel 

Superb in the art of hospitality, this top-rated Sirkeci Group boutique hotel (formerly called the Sirkeci Konak) has it all: convenient and quiet location for sightseeing, fine restaurants, many free activities for guests (tours, teatime, cooking classes, etc.), and an indoor swimming poolRead More...

"One of the best hotels I have stayed in. Very professional and helpful staff. Rooms were comfy and clean. Lots of options in breakfast. It's close to..." Read More...

Dersaadet Hotel 

Exceptionally friendly and conscientious, the family-run Dersaadet is conveniently but quietly located just a few minutes' stroll from the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque and the Arasta Bazaar. Some rooms have private hamams (Turkish baths), and the roof terrace offers panoramic sea views along with an excellent breakfastRead More...

"Lovely boutique hotel in the beautiful Old Town of Istanbul. This is a very special and charming place, with perfect location to visit..." Read More...

Sarı Konak Hotel 

This family-run boutique inn is only a few minutes' stroll from the Hippodrome and Istanbul's major sights, but it's quiet and comfortable, offering an exceptionally warm welcome and fine views from the roof terrace. It has apartments/flats, too! Read More...

"terrace is incredible. Rooms are just right. Location is perfect. Staff is lovely." Read More...

Tashkonak Hotel

Near the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque but on a quiet street with a secret garden at the back, the Tashkonak has a variety of rooms for 1, 2, 3 or more guests, friendly service, and moderate rates. Read More...

"A very good hotel in the Sultanahmet close to the Blue Mosque. Room was clean and the beds were comfy with clean sheets. Bathroom was newer and very functional. Staff was very attentive and helpful. We had a..." Read More...

Lalahan Hotel

Opened in August 2015 in a beautifully-restored Ottoman-era building just around the corner from the Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, the Lalahan Hotel is the latest jewel in the crown of the Boyacı hotel family. Read More...

"I had a great week's stay at this hotel. Comfortable and clean room, excellent customer service (exceptionally helpful and cooperative staff), the breakfasts were top notch, and its location is..." Read More...

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

Perhaps the top hotel in the entire city, it has the most convenient location for sightseeing, and a staff of 200 to serve 130 guests in 65 guest rooms. It is usually fully booked, so reserve earlyRead More...

"A Secret heaven in the heart of old city. Lovely garden accompanying you whilst you enjoy your coffee. Professional staff, absolutely a perfect service" Read More...

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

The first 5-star luxury hotel built in Istanbul, Hilton chose the prime location, with spacious grounds, fine outdoor swimming pool, and spectacular panoramic views, yet you can walk in minutes to Taksim Square and the delights and activities of Beyoğlu and the upscale boutiques of NişantaşıRead More...

"A fantastic hotel with super enthusiastic stuff members. They are energetic, helpful and courteous. The view from the hotel is" Read More...

Pera Palace Hotel

Built to receive the pampered passengers arriving on the Orient Express, the Pera Palace has been completely renovated, its systems modernized, yet its 19th-century Ottoman Orientalist charm preserved. Managed by Jumeirah, it offers a premium nostalgic experience in the heart of BeyoğluRead More...

"A truly beautiful hotel that is perfectly maintained and retains a lot of charm and a lovely ambience. A lot of history associated with this lovely property." Read More...

Niles Hotel

Family-run with super-friendly staff, beautifully renovated guest rooms, sea and city views from the modern roof terrace (where a fine buffet breakfast is served), the Niles is only a few minutes' stroll from the Grand Bazaar, and about 10 minutes' walk (and less by tram) along historic Divan Yolu from the HippodromeRead More...

"The staff were really friendly, especially the manager Mr. Kemal was super caring, helpful, and had great patience. Breakfast with great variety and was delicious. You could see the sea from the hotel terrace." Read More...

Blue House (Mavi Ev) Hotel

Those wanting to be at the center of sightseeing can do no better: the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque is literally right across the street. Dine in the rooftop restaurant and you'll feel you can almost touch it (look at these photos!) Very friendly, efficient staff and service add to its appeal. Read More...

"The location is excellent.. Everything is with in walking distance .. Staff are very friendly and helpful.. The room was clean. It was a bit..." Read More...

Sultan's Inn

Good location a short walk from the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, friendly staff, old-time Ottoman atmosphere and comfortable facilities at value-for-money rates, the Sultan's Inn is part of Fatih Seyahat, the same company that operates the excellent airport transfer serviceRead More...

"Love it so much, good location, friendly staff" Read More...

Deniz Houses

Another Fatih Seyahat hotel near the aforementioned Sultan's Inn, Deniz Houses is in two buildings on a quiet, little-trafficked street, with comfortable rooms, roof terraces with good sea views, welcoming, informative staff, and particularly advantageous ratesRead More...

"We stayed there for 4 days and were very happy with the service. The hotel provides you with all the basics you might need." Read More...

Naz Wooden House Inn

Would you believe me if I said that you could sleep right in the walls of old Byzantium? Here you can! This tiny place is built right into the city walls in a quiet, real Istanbulneighborhood not far from the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque. Small, friendly, comfy, it really does feel like Your House in Istanbul. Read More...

"The hotel was in an excellent location, close by to restaurants and less than 5 minutes walk away from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia." Read More...

Terrace Guesthouse 

A small, super-friendly hotel with spectacular views of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Bosphorus, and the Sea of Marmara, at some of the best rates in Istanbul? That would be the Terrace Guesthouse, right across the street from the renowned Four Seasons Hotel, but with far better views than at that ultra-deluxe 5-star. Read More...

"The Terrace Guest House is a welcoming and wonderful place to stay in Istanbul. The location is ideal for sightseeing, shopping and taking in the old city charms. " Read More...

Yunus Emre Hotel & Hostel 

Two minutes' stroll from the Hippodrome (if you're a slow walker), this friendly, family-run hotel has comfortable hotel rooms with all services, a super-thrifty hostel section with tidy dorms, and a comfortable roof terrace with good views. Best rates in town! Read More...

"We had a room with attached bathroom. Room in itself was ok, had air conditioning, window, TV, cupboard with hangers, bed with side tables." Read More...

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