Here are the best Sultanahmet lodgings based on feedback from Turkey
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Seasons Hotel Istanbul,
Sokak, may be the best
deluxe hotel in Turkey. Bosphorus views
from the rooftop terrace, and
it's perfectly located within
a few minutes' walk of the
sights. It's often fully
booked, so reserve well
Ev (Blue House) is just excellent,
with smooth, friendly
staff, modern comforts, and a location—right
across the street from the Blue
is nothing short of spectacular.
Family-Run Boutique Inn
Konak Oteli is really
elegant for a small, family-run inn:
tastefully furnished, with all the
conveniences, and Byzantine ruins
in the tiny terrace garden.
on quiet Kapıağası
Sokak just a few minutes'
walk from the Blue
with a refined Ottoman boutique-hotel
ambience and friendly staff.
than you bargained for: the
Hotel is convenient,
comfortable and friendly, and
owner is out
to make guests feel they've received
more than they've paid for.
Guesthouse is tiny,
but surprisingly inexpensive, given
its perfect location just around
Seasons Hotel. It has
what the Four Seasons conspicuously
lacks: a grand view of
the Bosphorus from its breakfast terrace.
Niles in Beyazıt has both regular rooms and beautiful
Ottoman-stylejunior suites with superb marble bathrooms and fine decoration,
all in an interesting neighborhood close to the Grand Bazaar.
—by Tom Brosnahan
|Too bad you
can't stay here: the Baghdad
Kiosk in Topkapı
Palace, where the sultan
once listened to music and
watched dances performed by
the ladies of his harem. Topkapı is
less than a 10-minute walk from
any of Sultanahmet's Best