It has fewer major sights than Sultanahmet in Old Istanbul south of the Golden Horn, but the upscale boutiques, fine restaurants and trendy cafés and bars of İstiklal Caddesi and Cumhuriyet Caddesi are only steps away, and Dolmabahçe Palace is a 15-minute stroll downhill on the shores of the Bosphorus.
The most prominent hotel right in the square:
This 5-star high-rise right in Taksim Square is always bustling, with good views on all sides, and a rooftop restaurant with perhaps the most spectacular views in all Istanbul. More…
Plenty of other hotels are within a few minutes’ walk of Taksim, as are a few laundries. Check these additional neighborhoods:
Farther north along Cumhuriyet Caddesi, but still within walking distance of Taksim Square, the big name here isHilton— the first international-class hotel in the city, with perhaps the best setting of all. More…
—by Tom Brosnahan
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