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The 10 Best Hotels To Book In Istanbul

The 10 Best Hotels To Book In Istanbul

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Istanbul is a city that is in every way as enchanting and breathtaking as the rumors promise. You’ll find yourself overwhelmed by its noble history, beauty, and the contagious desire to explore and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Before delving into adventure on the city streets, every traveler needs somewhere glamorous and luxurious to wake up each morning and rest their heads each night. Here are the top 10 hotels in Istanbul.

The Neorion Hotel

The first thing to notice about the Neorion Hotel is its stunning exterior. It expertly combines the authentic, vintage aesthetic of Turkey with modern amenities and comfort. The hotel and its friendly staff are committed to welcoming you as friends- even the lobby is filled with sofas to encourage a relaxed and informal, yet chic and exclusive atmosphere. The facilities include a pool, Turkish bath, sauna, spa, library, and extensive space for guests to socialize as is customary to Turkey.

Neorion Hotel, Orhaniye Street No 14 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 527 9090

Levni Hotel & Spa

The Levni Hotel & Spa, proudly calls itself a ‘boutique hotel’, and the unique and high market experience of a boutique is exactly what they guarantee. Their rooms are an exquisite blend of minimalism and luxury, with breathtaking panoramas of the Istanbul coast. At the Levni Hotel & Spa, you can enjoy excellent transport links that are ideal for exploring the magnificent city of Istanbul, as well as all of the amenities for a relaxing day in. Make the most of the local tips and knowledge of the staff and the world class spa facilities. Here, you can have it all.

Levni Hotel & Spa, Ankara Cad. No 12, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 519 1019


Hotel Amira

The Hotel Amira is situated right in Istanbul’s dynamic city center, guaranteeing that every day is filled to the brim with adventure. The hotel’s neighbors include some of the most magnificent attractions that Istanbul has to offer including The Blue Mosque, The Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace and the astounding Grand Bazaar. This is a prime location for travelers who wish to thoroughly explore the mystical city. Hotel Amira’s location also means that guests can benefit from the wealth of restaurants showcasing local delicacies, or the hotel’s own excellent dining options.

Hotel Amira, Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No 43 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 516 1640

Hotel Sultania

What could be more appealing than a hotel that promises to make you feel like a Sultan? The history of Turkey is one that boasts a breathtakingly extravagant past and the Hotel Sultania is one that offers a taste of that decadent past. An additional tribute to Turkish history is that each of the rooms of the hotel is named after some of the most influential wives of the Sultans. The stroll through history continues as guests have the opportunity to experience a real Turkish hamam/ bath. This is an essential hotel for a true taste of Turkish legacy.

Hotel Sultania,Ebusuud Cad. Mehmet Murat Sok. No:4 | Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 520 7788


World Heritage Hotel Istanbul

The World Heritage Hotel is a newer luxury hotel, situated in the Sultanahmet district, in the old part of Istanbul. They have a variety of room styles and sizes to suit every sort of guest each with a classic décor and modern amenities for your convenience. The open buffet breakfast offers a delicious variety of fresh foods and will cater to any and every dietary requirement. At the World Heritage Hotel, the staff are dedicated to guaranteeing that you enjoy every second of your stay; they are happy to give you local tips and recommendations to best explore the area.

World Heritage Hotel, Binbirdirek Mahallesi Terzihane Sokak No 17 Oldcity Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 517 3344

Millennium Suites

Millennium Suites aims to offer individuality and modern elegance. With only seven rooms, this incredibly exclusive complex demonstrates real pride in the city and its history as well as providing world-class service. Millennium Suites will feel like your home away from home as they act as the gateway between you and the magic of Istanbul. It is integral to Turkish custom to offer warm hospitality and that is exactly what you’ll find in Millennium Suites. Their décor is rich and beautiful and that’s just the beginning of the gorgeous sights you can behold during your stay!

Millenium Suites, Cankurtaran Mahallesi | Akbiyik Cad. No:42 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 638 0016


Eresin Crown Hotel Sultanahmet

Eresin Crown Hotel is one of the only luxurious hotels in Turkey that boasts the interesting name of ‘museum hotel’. Whilst other hotels on this list aim to uphold and preserve the traditional heritage of Turkey, this hotel specially showcases actual artifacts and exhibits relating to local attractions. These artifacts include mosaics, an exhibition about the Basilica cistern and 49 other relics from the Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine eras. For those with a keen interest in history, there can be no other place to stay.

Eresin Crown Hotel, Küçük Ayasofya Mh., Küçük Ayasofya Cd No:40, Sultanahmet Mh., Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 638 4428

Premist Hotel

To stay in the Premist Hotel is to surround yourself with art. The décor is heavily influenced by Ottoman styles, patterns and impeccable fabrics and so you’ll be immersed in a visual feast from the moment you enter. All guests will receive a complimentary drink when they check in, as well as personalized information depending on your personal interests for your stay. As a final artisan detail, all of the furniture is hand crafted by specialists who have an expert knowledge of the Ottoman aesthetic. Truly the Premist Hotel is the definition of art imitating life.

Premist Hotel, Cankurtaran Mah. Ishakpasa Cad.No.12 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 455 8424


Diva’s Hotel

Diva’s Hotel manages to benefit both from a central location yet also blissful serenity and so being close to the center of action won’t condemn you to noise late into the night. The hotel offers comprehensive advice and knowledge about the local area as well as booking excursions for you and supplying complimentary maps for those who prefer independent exploration. The hotel also boats a beautiful garden for those more peaceful moments between the awesome sights.

Diva’s Hotel, Binbirdirek Mah.Katip Sinan Camii Sok No 31 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 518 6872

Tomtom Suites

The Tomtom Suites are living proof that great things can come in small packages! They are located in a beautiful heritage Istanbul building and are a prime example of the great architecture that has remained unchanged through time. Once housing French nuns, the building now offers 20 luxury suites and a rooftop terrace to crown the lush experience! On the roof, the views are awe-inspiring and only when stood before the sprawling view, the elegant minarets and the thousands of lights, is the majesty of Istanbul truly realized.

Tomtom Suites, Bogazkesen Cad. Tomtom Kaptan Sok. No:18 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 292 4949