But what about hotels right in the city center?
Swimming pools close to the center of Istanbul are less common, but they’re there. Many are indoor pools in which you can swim year-round. Some have saunas, whirlpool baths, hamams, spas, health clubs and more.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Grand Hyatt Hotel Istanbul
Sirkeci Konak Hotel
Orient Express Hotel
—by Tom Brosnahan