just down the hill to the southeast
from the Blue
Mosque and the Hippodrome
has all sorts of hotels, including Ottoman-style
inns, backpackers' hostels and
small modern hotels, and also some laundries.
"life-saver") is a
popular tourist district, with many
sidewalk restaurants and cafes, shops,
boutiques and travel agencies. Most
of its hotels are
only a 5-
or 10-minute walk from
up a gradual hill.
If you already have the name of
a hotel and want to know more
about it, see my Istanbul
Only 8 simple, cheerful rooms, super-friendly host, good location on Kutlugün
Sokak right across the street from the posh Four Seasons Hotel, great Bosphorus views from the rooftop breakfast room, terrace, and some guest rooms. 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...
The only problem with this fine family-run
inn is getting a reservation. They're often fully booked
because they offer a warm family welcome, 4-star comforts,
moderate prices and an excellent quiet location on Mimar
Mehmet Ağa Caddesi (No. 42) only a few minutes'
walk from Sultanahmet. More...
The district includes the streets
Tafdil Sokak, Bayram
Fırını Sokak, İshak
Pasa Caddesi, Kutlugün
Mehmet Ağa Caddesi, Terbıyık Çıkmazı,
Yeni Saraçhane Sokak, and
several smaller streets.
—by Tom Brosnahan