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Istanbul's leap in popularity over the past decade or so has led to an array of new and upgraded hotels throughout the city. Many are located in the Sultanahmet area, which is the most convenient part of the city to major sites like Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Luxury properties cluster around the Bosporus. Wherever you're staying, try to book in advance, particularly if you're visiting during the summer high season.

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Ciragan Caddesi 32
For a fabulously luxurious stay, try the Ciragan Palace Kempinski. Aside from its locale in a former Sultan palace, it's also right on the...
1120 Reviews
White House Hotel Istanbul
Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sokak no:21
The well-located and surprisingly affordable White House Hotel is within walking distance of the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and other Old...
2176 Reviews
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
Cumhuriyet Cad. Harbiye, Sisli
In the Taksim part of the city, the Hilton Istanbul offers spacious guestrooms with balconies, marble bathrooms and wireless Internet access....
1256 Reviews
Sultanhan Hotel
Piyer Loti Cad. No 15-17
If you want a hotel within walking distance of the markets, tram line, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque, try the mid-priced Hotel Sultanhan in...
344 Reviews
Apricot Hotel
Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:18 D:2 Sultanahmet, Fatih
The Apricot Hotel is a tiny gem for budget travelers, tucked away on a quiet street in the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Two rooms have Jacuzzis and...
155 Reviews
Med Cezir Hotel
Tevkifhane Sok. No:6 Sultanahmet, Fatih
The Med Cezir is a small, family-run establishment where the cozy, air-conditioned rooms have private bathrooms and LCD TV's. From the rooftop...
276 Reviews
Oba Hotel
Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. Ozbekler Sk. No.26
Be prepared for a slice of Istanbul life while staying at the Oba, which manages to insulate guests from the chaos of the city while providing...
431 Reviews
Hotel Amira Istanbul
Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No 43
A steep but brief walk up a hill from the Hotel Amira is the Blue Mosque, one of Istanbul's famous cultural attractions. The hotel's rooftop bar...
1856 Reviews

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