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75 Istanbul hotels

On both sides of the Bosporus, the hotels of Istanbul reveal the shared riches of Asia and Europe, the image of the city named 'the Magnificent'. From dream palaces to boutique hotels, and to those adopting a sometimes Ottoman, other times modern style, a amazing selection of choices awaits those visiting this pearl of the orient. Istanbul boasts a number of luxury hotels, suited to its own prestigious reputation. These 5* hotels boast an Arabian Nights atmosphere, swimming pools, spas and high quality service. Visitors often find leaving such magical surroundings a necessary evil, but it must be done, to wander the streets, get lost in the Grand Bazaar, visit the Topkapi Palace or take off your shoes before entering the mosques of Istanbul. Certain prestigious establishments stand out with incredible views of the Bosporus, the legendary strait bordering continents. Travellers will also find enjoyment amongst the many boutique hotels, authentic establishments that are filled with those in love.

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    • 1

      Grand Plaza - Istanbul 5

      • Rest
      • Charm
      Grand Plaza
      Expert 7.00 /10
      Value 8.75 /10

      A set of four buildings from the 20s, the Merit Antique is a hotel full of history. It is also the most charming and comfortable place in the Laleli district, ...

    • 2

      Royal - Istanbul 4

      • Rest
      Royal
      Expert 6.10 /10
      Value 8.50 /10

      A cheap hotel that has just been renovated, a few minutes by tram from the main historical sites in the old town.

    • 3

      Maisons de Sainte-Sophie - Istanbul 3

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      • Our pick
      Maisons de Sainte-Sophie
      Expert 7.00 /10
      Value 7.75 /10

      The Maisons de Sainte-Sophie are definitely one of the best places to stay in Sultanahmet, a few steps away from the Topkapi Palace. This set of Ottoman ...

    • 4

      Mercure - Istanbul 4

      • International Standard
      • Well located
      • Rest
      Mercure
      Expert 6.90 /10
      Value 7.75 /10

      The Hotel Mercure is primarily for business people. But it is still a practical place to stay in the new town of Istanbul, only a few feet from Istiklal ...

    • 5

      Eresin Topkapi - Istanbul 5

      • Culture
      • Rest
      • Gastronomy
      • Our pick
      Eresin Topkapi
      Expert 8.25 /10
      Value 7.75 /10

      This luxury hotel is of a very good standing. This hotel is made for those seeking excellent comfort as well as numerous and impeccable services. Its only ...

    • 6

      Klassis Resort - Istanbul 5

      • Sports
      • Seaside
      • International Standard
      • Rest
      Klassis Resort
      Expert 7.45 /10
      Value 7.50 /10

      The closest seaside hotel to Istanbul. To make the most of the sun, sea and sports, always with the option of a few town visits.

    • 7

      Aziyadé - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      • International Standard
      • Rest
      Aziyadé
      Expert 6.85 /10
      Value 7.25 /10

      An unpretentious hotel, friendly and comfortable, mainly visited by French people, near the main historical sites in Istanbul.

    • 8

      Antea Polis - Istanbul 0

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      Antea Polis
      Expert 6.35 /10
      Value 7.25 /10

      A friendly and charming hotel, located close to the main historical sites in Istanbul. Sports fans will appreciate the proximity to local facilities.

    • 9

      Ant - Istanbul 0

      Ant
      Expert 5.75 /10
      Value 7.25 /10

      Located in the lively area of Aksaray, Ant hotel is close to the city's main historical monuments. It is also very conveniently located for public transport. ...

    • 10

      Asur Hotel - Istanbul 0

      • Culture
      • International Standard
      • Well located
      • Rest
      Asur Hotel
      Expert 5.60 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      This is not a luxury hotel. Its location is perfect for discovering the town (on foot or by taking a tram or taxi). Maybe choose to have lunch and/or dinner ...

    • 11

      Crowne Plaza Old City - Istanbul 5

      • Culture
      • International Standard
      • Gastronomy
      Crowne Plaza Old City
      Expert 7.10 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      Before being turned into a hotel, the building served as an Ottoman University and then as a luxury apartment block: the history of the Crowne Plaza speaks ...

    • 12

      Fehmi Bey - Istanbul 0

      Fehmi Bey
      Expert 5.50 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      The Fehmi Bey is a modest hotel built in 1996 in an exceptional setting near to the city's historical monuments. The Blue Mosque is only 2 minutes away ...

    • 13

      Ayma Hotel - Istanbul 2

      • Culture
      Ayma Hotel
      Expert 5.10 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      This establishment really is too outdated to be able to appreciate its positive aspects, such as its restaurant terrace and its location in the very heart ...

    • 14

      Grand Yavuz - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      Grand Yavuz
      Expert 6.35 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      The Grand Yavuz is a very simple hotel, ideal for those on a tight budget wishing to stay in Istanbul close to the main historical sites.

    • 15

      Barin - Istanbul 3

      • Rest
      Barin
      Expert 6.10 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      A simple and welcoming hotel for a comfortable stay in the old town at an interesting price.

    • 16

      Citadel - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      • Our pick
      Citadel
      Expert 7.10 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      The Hotel Citadel is a very beautiful 19th century residence that is finely decorated and well maintained. Well located near to Istanbul's main historical ...

    • 17

      Grand Savur - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      • Rest
      Grand Savur
      Expert 4.50 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      A charming, very well-kept hotel near the historical sites of the old town. Our favourite hotel in this area.

    • 18

      Ibis Istanbul - Istanbul 3

      • Family
      • International Standard
      Ibis Istanbul
      Expert 7.00 /10
      Value 7.00 /10

      This Ibis is located next to its sister establishment, the Novotel, on the motorway connecting Istanbul to its outlying districts and the international ...

    • 19

      Antik - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      • Our pick
      Antik
      Expert 6.75 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Antik is a small hotel on a human scale located in a popular shopping area in the old town. It has a good comfort and a nice space that is finely decorated. ...

    • 20

      Orient Express - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      Orient Express
      Expert - /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      A nice hotel close to Sultanahmet. It is unique in this area because it has a pool. An excellent way to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

    • 21

      Yusuf Pasa Konagi - Istanbul 0

      • Well located
      • Charm
      Yusuf Pasa Konagi
      Expert - /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Yusuf Pasa Konagi hotel is one of the nicest places in old Istanbul. Do not expect great comfort from this Ottoman residence - rather, try to appreciate ...

    • 22

      The Metropol Hotel - Istanbul 0

      • Culture
      • Thumbs down
      The Metropol Hotel
      Expert 5.60 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      This modest hotel has the advantage of being close to the centre of Istanbul. It is also located near Gülhane Park and the Galata Bridge, where groups ...

    • 23

      Sumahan On The Water - Istanbul 3

      • Family
      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      • Our pick
      Sumahan On The Water
      Expert 8.50 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      As its name indicates, the Sumahan on the Water is a little world on the water. Inside, it displays a balance of lines and shapes that create a modern ...

    • 24

      Ciragan Palace Kempinski - Istanbul 5

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Gastronomy
      • Charm
      Ciragan Palace Kempinski
      Expert 8.45 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      This is a prestigious hotel offering the services of large European hotels combined with oriental charm. The setting is incredibly romantic, making the ...

    • 25

      Green Anka - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      • Rest
      Green Anka
      Expert 5.40 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      This rather lacklustre hotel struggles to conceal the mediocrity of its facilities. This small establishment in Findikzade, just beyond Galata Bridge, ...

    • 26

      Avicenna - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      Avicenna
      Expert 6.35 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Avicenna is a very Francophile hotel that loves to welcome travellers seeking authenticity. This former Ottoman residence from the 19th century, entirely ...

    • 27

      Four Seasons Istanbul - Istanbul 5

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Gastronomy
      • Charm
      Four Seasons Istanbul
      Expert 8.35 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Four Seasons is indisputably the most charming place in Istanbul. Nothing is left to chance in this old restored prison: neither decor, nor service. ...

    • 28

      Çiragan Palace - Istanbul 5

      • Sports
      • Culture
      • International Standard
      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      • Our pick
      Çiragan Palace
      Expert 8.35 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      Like the phoenix, the Çiragan Palade has risen from the ashes to produce a high-ranking and very charming hotel. An exceptional location by the Bosphorus ...

    • 29

      Feronya Hotel - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      Feronya Hotel
      Expert 6.35 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      This is a discreet little place at the very heart of Taksim, the city's business district. With its fine restaurant and pleasant staff, the Feronya primarily ...

    • 30

      Romance - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      Romance
      Expert 6.35 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      A cosy hotel close to the main tourist areas of the old town. A nice pied-a-terre in the heart of Sultanahmet.

    • 31

      Obelisk Sumengen - Istanbul 2

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      Obelisk Sumengen
      Expert 6.35 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Obelisk Sumengen is a charming hotel that authentically recreates the Ottoman style of the 19th century. It is located a stone's throw from the main ...

    • 32

      Yigitalp - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      • Well located
      • Rest
      Yigitalp
      Expert 6.15 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      A small hotel on a human scale, the Yigitalp has a good level of comfort in a pleasant, unpretentious setting. Laleli district, where it is located, is ...

    • 33

      Erboy - Istanbul 3

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Gastronomy
      Erboy
      Expert - /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Erboy is a very simple hotel that is charmless and unpretentious. A budget hotel for staying close to the historical sites of the old town.

    • 34

      Arena Hotel - Istanbul 0

      • Culture
      • Charm
      • Our pick
      Arena Hotel
      Expert 7.10 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Arena hotel is nestled in the little streets leading up to the old town, behind the Blue Mosque, and is a real flashback to the atmosphere of Istanbul's ...

    • 35

      Grand Emin Hotel - Istanbul 0

      • Family
      • Rest
      Grand Emin Hotel
      Expert 6.00 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      This establishment puts all of its effort into its image, but it was not entirely successful when it comes down detail. The Grand Emin is located in the ...

    • 36

      Novotel Istanbul - Istanbul 4

      • Family
      • International Standard
      Novotel Istanbul
      Expert 7.00 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Novotel of Istanbul only opened recently and is a good hotel for a business trip or a short stay in the city. It is orderly and follows a linear layout, ...

    • 37

      Hyatt Regency Istanbul - Istanbul 4

      • Sports
      • International Standard
      • Well located
      • Gastronomy
      Hyatt Regency Istanbul
      Expert 7.90 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      An elegant, quality international hotel for business people and holidaymakers. Great food too.

    • 38

      Grand Anka Hotel - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Family
      • Rest
      Grand Anka Hotel
      Expert 5.90 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      This hotel may not be the best Istanbul has to offer in terms of luxury but it certainly has character! This Turkish-owned establishment is located in ...

    • 39

      Hilton - Istanbul 4

      • Sports
      • International Standard
      • Rest
      Hilton
      Expert 7.85 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      The Hotel Hilton in Istanbul offers all the standard comfort of large business hotels, but this place is also suitable for tourists and anyone who wants ...

    • 40

      Intercontinental Ceylan - Istanbul 4

      • International Standard
      • Well located
      • Rest
      Intercontinental Ceylan
      Expert 7.75 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      Located close to the business quarter and the best bars and nightclubs in Istanbul, the Intercontinental Ceylan offers all the services of a top international ...

    • 41

      Lady Diana - Istanbul 3

      • Well located
      • Rest
      Lady Diana
      Expert 6.10 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      A charmless but functional hotel which has the major advantage of being almost on the esplanade of Sultanahmet and a stone's throw from the small restaurants ...

    • 42

      Empire Palace - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Well located
      Empire Palace
      Expert 6.65 /10
      Value 6.75 /10

      Small hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet, the Empire Palace offers a decent level of comfort in a familial and convivial atmosphere.

    • 43

      Hilton Conrad - Istanbul 5

      • Culture
      • International Standard
      • Rest
      • Gastronomy
      Hilton Conrad
      Expert 7.60 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      The Conrad hotel is one of the major international hotels in Istanbul. A place away from the hustle and bustle of the old town, but close to the Bosphore, ...

    • 44

      Point - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Party
      • Well located
      • Gastronomy
      • Our pick
      Point
      Expert 7.50 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      Not far from Taksim, the Point hotel is a beautiful modern hotel with great comfort and beautiful spaces.

    • 45

      Armada - Istanbul 4

      • Culture
      • Rest
      • Gastronomy
      Armada
      Expert 7.40 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      The Armada is a charming hotel in one of the oldest parts of Istanbul. This Ottoman residence, in red wood, is a comfortable place to stay that is close ...

    • 46

      Celal Sultan - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      Celal Sultan
      Expert 6.40 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      The Celal Sultan is a small hotel on a human scale, located near the old town's main historical sites. A charming, finely decorated residence for enjoying ...

    • 47

      Golden Age - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      Golden Age
      Expert - /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      The Golden Age is a very functional hotel for a calm and good value stay in one of the most expensive areas in Istanbul.

    • 48

      Centrum - Istanbul 3

      • Culture
      • Well located
      • Rest
      Centrum
      Expert 6.40 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      Located near to the old town, the Centrum is a small comfortable hotel suitable for a couple spending a weekend or short stay there.

    • 49

      Divan - Istanbul 5

      • International Standard
      • Rest
      Divan
      Expert 7.35 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      Strange mixture! The Divan offers modernism and the services of a large hotel in a slightly 70's atmosphere. A functional, comfortable address a few minutes' ...

    • 50

      Pera Palace - Istanbul 4

      • Well located
      • Rest
      • Charm
      • Our pick
      Pera Palace
      Expert 7.35 /10
      Value 6.50 /10

      This former palace, which is famous because Agatha Christie stayed here, has retained all the charm of the old days. Its outdated style will transport ...