This family-friendly Istanbul aparthotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Neve Shalom Synagogue and Galata Tower. Taksim Square and Suleymaniye Mosque are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Bakırköy, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Istanbul Aydın University and Marmara Forum. Atakoy Marina and 212 Istanbul Power Outlet are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace and Hippodrome are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located near the airport, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Aviation Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marmara Forum and 212 Istanbul Power Outlet. Atakoy Marina and Istanbul Aydın University are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Fatih, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar and Hippodrome. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Fatih, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.
Located in Taksim, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madame Tussauds Istanbul and Taksim Square. Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Fatih, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Mosaic Museum and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nardis Jazz Club and Galata Tower. Suleymaniye Mosque and Spice Bazaar are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within a 15-minute walk of Pera Museum, Museum of Innocence, and Taksim Square. Acibadem Taksim Hospital is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Istanbul Technical University, Taksim Square, and Dolmabahce Palace. Suleymaniye Mosque and Grand Bazaar are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Taksim, this family-friendly Istanbul hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Innocence and Galata Tower. Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located on the Bosphorus Straight, Istanbul merges East and West. You can find most of the top tourist sites, including mosques, museums, and bazaars, on the west side. The luxury hotels of Istanbul, as well as less expensive accommodation, are here as well. On the east side, you are near more bohemian diversions, such as the bars and nightlife enjoyed by students, as well as cheap hotels in Istanbul.
The historic sites alone can keep you busy for days. Arguably the city's most iconic site, Hagia Sophia, was once a church and mosque and is now a museum. Other must-sees are the Blue Mosque with its six minarets, Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman sultans, and the Grand Bazaar, with over 5,000 shops where you can bargain for leather, gold, carpets, spices, and ceramics. For a taste of modern Turkish life, head to the harbor for a cruise on a ferry or yacht. If you stay at one of the hotels near Beyazit Square, also called Freedom Square, you are near Istanbul University, where the country's brightest minds prepare for the future.
The casual eateries, known as meyhane, typically offer small plates of vegetables and seafood and, in some cases, more substantial dishes of kebabs. Go with a group so you can enjoy raki, the local alcohol. Look for a meyhane that hosts fasil, or Turkish song and dance, but expect to join in whether you know the language or not. If you're on a budget, head for Bar Street, or Kadife Sokak, on the Asian side. Here, you'll come across many establishments that serve up good drink, along with live indie bands and DJ-spun international music.
Whichever side you choose for your vacation stay, Travelocity can help you find the best opulent Istanbul hotels or a less expensive, clean and basic hotel in Istanbul.
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