Hotels in Istanbul


Hotels in Istanbul offer some of the best Middle East accommodations in a locale nicknamed The City on Seven Hills. Known for its squares, its bazaars, its boutiques, its mosques, its museums and its palaces, Istanbul was known also historically as Byzantium and Constantinople. While Ankara officially is Turkey’s capital, Istanbul is considered the country’s cultural, economic and historical epicenter. With an exciting mix of Asian, Middle Eastern and European culture, its easy to see why Istanbul is one of the most traveled destinations in the world. When traveling to Istanbul, its best to stay away from street meats and partake more so in restaurants such as the ones found below. Also, keep in mind that females must cover their hair if visiting a mosque. Truly, The City on Seven Hills can be an exciting place for which to plan a trip. Before we get to hotels in Istanbul, let’s take a look at some more background information on the area to help you along the way.

Renamed Constantinople in 330 AD by one of the greatest Roman military rulers, Constantine the Great, eventual Istanbul remained the capital of the eastern Roman Empire for more than a thousand years. In 1453, the city fell to Sultan Mehmed II “the Conqueror” and the Ottoman Empire. Strategically situated between the Black and Mediterranean seas, Istanbul was a prominent trade center on the historic Silk Road trade route. The city controlled rail networks to Europe and to the Middle East. Long-standing, historical culture-clashes can be evidenced to this day, in buildings such as the Hagia Sophia. Built as a Greek Orthodox church in 537 AD, and then captured and turned into an imperial Ottoman mosque in 1453, the Hagia Sophia has since operated as a museum, in which are displayed various potteries and mosaics, with the intention of returning the building back into a mosque.  Probably the greatest cause for Istanbul’s metropolitanism stems from the 1970s, when migrants found employment in the many new factories surrounding the city.

Dating back to the 7th century BC, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, with a population estimated at around 15 million people. Historically also known as  Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul today hosts nearly 13 million tourists each year, mostly on the city’s European side, where 90 percent of its hotels are located. Travelers enjoy Istanbul’s museums, bazaars, shopping districts, nightlife, sports and climate. Summer high temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter average highs stay at around 43 degrees. One of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar occupies over 7.5 square acres of the city and attracts up to 400,000 visitors per day. Istanbul’s major spice market since 1660, the Egyptian Bazaar is the place for spices, as well as things like Turkish delight, dried fruit, souvenirs and more. Some of Turkey’s oldest sports clubs, such as Beşiktaş JK, are based in the city. Other major points of interest include Beyoğluİstanbul ModernPera MuseumSakıp Sabancı MuseumSantralIstanbulIstanbul Archaeology MuseumsTurkish and Islamic Arts MuseumYıldız Palace,  İstiklal AvenueMahmutpasha Bazaar, Galleria AtaköyAkmerkezIstanbul CevahirKumkapıİstiklal AvenueÇiçek PasajıNişantaşıOrtaköyBebekKadıköy,  Atatürk Olympic StadiumŞükrü Saracoğlu StadiumTürk Telekom ArenaAli Sami Yen StadiumVodafone Arena and Sinan Erdem Dome.  Istanbul’s cuisine is largely seafood based, as evidenced in places such as Kumkapı, where around fifty seafood restaurants are located, and Princes’ Islands, located 9 miles off the coast from city center. Traditional food items include Meze, which are types of appetizers, Kebabs, Manti, a type of dumpling, Menemen, a scrambled egg dish and Kanafeh, which is a noodle-like pastry dessert. One of the most popular alcoholic drinks is called Rakı, a potent, sweetened, anise-flavored spirit made from grape pomace, while a non-alcoholic, refreshing drink is called Ayran, made using yogurt. With a little background information on the city, we are now ready to explore some of the best hotels in Istanbul.




Swissotel The Bosphorus

Visnezade Mah Acısu Sok No:19 Maçka

Hotels in Istanbul

Vodafone Park

Swissotel The Bosphorus boasts a rooftop pool, an award-winning spa, a tennis court, Bosphorus views, tasteful decor, state-of-the-art technology, exclusive amenities, free WiFi, working desks, seating areas, mini-bars, walk-in showers, stylish restaurants and weekend brunches. Near here you may find Van Cleef & Arpels (jewelry store), Chalet (restaurant), Bvlgari (jewelry store), Dolmabahçe Palace, İsmet İnönü Parkı (park), ShapeUp Istanbul (sports club), Sofa Poets Park, Craft Beer Lab (gastropub), Moose Chocolatier (chocolate shop), Ataturk House Museum, Sushi Lab Akaretler (sushi restaurant), Vogue Restaurant & Bar, Minoa Akaretler (cafe), Lokmata (dessert shop), B.BLOK Bakery (bakery), Blum Coffee House, La Vie Praline Akaretler (chocolate shop), Monster Teashop (bubble tea store), Artam Antik A.Ş. Müzayede (auction house), Maçka Democracy Park, Kucukciftlik Park (live music venue) and more.

This location is 0.2 miles from Vodafone Park, Dolmabahce Clock Tower and Dolmabahce Palace, 0.4 miles from Besiktas Fish Market, 0.5 miles from Besiktas Square and Princes’ Islands Ferry Port, 0.7 miles from Taksim Square, 0.8 miles from Istiklal Street, 1.4 miles from Maiden’s Towers, 1.6 miles from Galata Tower, 1.9 miles from 15 July Martyrs Bridge, 2.2 miles from Spice Bazaar, 2.4 miles from Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Mosque, 2.6 miles from Column of Constantine and 19 miles from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

Approximate cost per night (presidential suite – three bedroom): $7,588

Cost per person (six people): $1,264




Raffles Istanbul

Zorlu Center Besiktas

Hotels in Istanbul

Zorlu Center

Offering swimming pools, a terrace, free WiFi, a spa, a sauna, a steam room, a Turkish bath, a hairdresser, a 24-hour fitness center, balconies, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, dining areas, coffee machines, hairdryers, iPads, mini-bars, multiple dining options, a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, airport transfers and free private parking, Raffles Istanbul is near Fendi, Prada, Louis Vuitton Istanbul Zorlu Center, Tiffany&Co, Burberry, DOLCE & GABBANA, Balenciaga, VALENTINO, Bottega Veneta Istanbul Beymen, MORINI (restaurant), Sand&Blue (swimwear store), Zorlu Performing Arts Center and more are in the area.

You may find Zorlu Center within feet, Zorlu Performing Arts Center 0.1 miles, Istanbul Hair Center 0.5 miles, Megan Hairtrans, Memorial Etiler Medical Centre, Liv Hospital, Metrocity Shopping Mall and Ozdilek Park Istanbul 0.7 miles, Dentistanbul Levent Academy 0.8 miles, Istanbul Sapphire 1.4 miles, 15 July Martyrs Bridge 1.6 miles, Dolmabahce Palace 2.1 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower 2.3 miles, Taksim Metro Station 2.6 miles, Taksim Square 2.7 miles, Istiklal Street 2.8 miles and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 19 miles from this locale.

Approximate cost per night (continents suite): $7,898

Cost per person (four people): $1,974




White House Hotel

Alemdar Mah. Çatalçeşme Sok. No:21

Hotels in Istanbul

Cagaloglu Turkish Bath

With a restaurant, a bar, a lounge, elegant furnishings, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, balconies and airport transfer, White House Hotel is close to Saltanat Fish & Kebab House, Red Line Fitness Sultanahme (gym), İstanbul Enjoyer Cafe & Restaurant, Deraliye (Turkish restaurant), Deraliye Terrace (restaurant), Bosphorus Cruise Tours Istanbul, Vamos Estambul Restaurant & Cafe, Harab’be Cafe, Lekker (restaurant), Miran Nargile (cafe), Cigdem Patisserie, Las Tapas Restaurant and more.

From this hotel you will find Cagaloglu Turkish Bath and Basilica Cistern 0.1 miles, German Fountain, Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education, Hippodrome of Constantinople, TGC Press Media Museum, Theodosius Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Cemberlitas Turkish Bath and Column of Constantine 0.2 miles, Spice Bazaar 0.6 miles, Suleymaniye Mosque 0.8 miles, Taksim Square and Taksim Metro Station 2 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower 2.3 miles, Dolmabahce Palace 2.4 miles and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 19.1 miles.

Approximate cost per night: $201




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Witt Istanbul Suites

Defterdar Yokusu No:26 Cihangir

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Museum of Innocence

Witt Istanbul Suites offers a penthouse apartment. The hotel has a terrace garden, free parking nearby, open-plan rooms with retro-modern interiors, parquet floors, organic wooden furniture, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, kitchenettes and Nespresso machines. It’s found near Vintage Istanbul (clothing store), Balya Organik Health Food Store, Ark Kultur (point of interest), Ana Sayfa (breakfast restaurant), Antakya Kahvaltisi (restaurant), Not Just Coffee (cafe), Turquoise Shoes and more.

Museum of Innocence, Istanbul Modern, French Street and Cezayir Sokağı are 0.2 miles, Galatasaray Turkish Bath and Cihangir Square are 0.3 miles, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and St. Anthony of Padua Church are 0.4 miles, Galata Tower and Istiklal Street are 0.5 miles and Istanbul Airport is 20.2 miles from this location.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $428




Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul

Kucukayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Great Palace Mosaic Museum

Offering a penthouse suite, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of Old Istanbul in a 19th century Ottoman House. The hotel has air-conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, electric kettles and is found near ISMEK Sanat Sokagi (shopping mall), Oscar 65 (leather goods and fur store), La Romantica Turkish Kitchen, Turkish Street Cafe, Mevlana Bazaar, Sur Balik Restaurant, Semaver Cafe, Kobakko Deri (leather goods store), Nakkas (carpet store), Serbethane Cafe, Jennifer’s Hamam (linens store) and more.

From here you’ll find Great Palace Mosaic Museum and Blue Mosque 0.1 miles, Obelisk of Theodosius, Arasta Bazaar, Roman Hippodrome and German Fountain 0.2 miles, Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 0.3 miles, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Column of Constantine 0.4 miles, Spice Bazaar 0.9 miles, Taksim Square 2.4 miles and Istanbul Airport 21.4 miles.

Approximate cost per night: $209







Fraser Place Anthill Istanbul

Cumhuriyet Mah. Incirli Dede Cad.Bomonti

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Bomontiada Istanbul

Fraser Place Anthill Istanbul offers a four-bedroom penthouse apartment with sea views. Apartments include modern furniture, oak wood flooring, floor-to ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs and are found close to Emre Kepap Lahmacin (kebab shop), Adem (health and beauty store), Ada Kuafor (hair salon), Glories (chocolate shop), Cukur Cigerci (restaurant), Syblu Kahve (cafe), Antepli Lahmacun (restaurant), Ikram Cigkofte (fine dining restaurant) and more.

This location is 0.3 miles from Bomontiada Istanbul, 0.5 miles from Addressistanbul, 1.5 miles from Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, 1.7 miles Dolmabahce Clock Tower, 1.8 miles from Dolmabahce Palace, 2.2 miles from Galata Tower, 2.5 miles from Istanbul Sapphire, 2.8 miles from Spice Bazaar, 2.9 miles from Maiden’s Towers and 18.5 miles from Istanbul Airport.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $550

Cost per person (seven people): $78




The House Hotel Karakoy

Bankalar Caddesi

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Galata Tower Istanbul

The House Hotel Karakoy offers a penthouse suite with a terrace. Breakfast is served buffet-style at this 5-star hotel. Nearby you’ll find: Kasa Lokantasi (rooftop restaurant and lounge), Kasa (art gallery), Park Bufe (buffet restaurant), Tershane Restaurant Karakoy, Galata Sofrasi (restaurant) and more.

Galata Tower Istanbul is 0.1 miles, Aşkenazi Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue and Karakoy Ferry Port are 0.2 miles, Galata Bridge, Rustem Pasa Mosque and Tunnel Square are 0.3 miles, Spice Bazaar is 0.5 miles, Istiklal Street is 1 mile, Column of Constantine, Taksim Square, Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia are 1.1 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower and Maiden’s Towers are 1.6 miles and Istanbul Airport is 20.2 miles from this hotel.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $218





The Stay Bosphorus

Salhane Sokak

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Galatasaray University

The Stay Bosphorus features 19th-century architecture with a contemporary design. With two different penthouse offerings, this 5-star hotel is close to Golden Box Restaurant, Ortakoy Square, Tarihi Cesme, Starbucks, Vera Dolce (restaurant), Konyali Ahmet Usta (restaurant) and more.

From here you’ll find Galatasaray University 0.3 miles, Istanbul Golf Club 0.4 miles, Yildiz Palace 0.7 miles, Beylerbeyi Palace 0.9 miles, Besiktas Square 1 mile, Galatasaray Island 1.1 miles, Dolmabahce Palace 1.4 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower 1.6 miles, Spice Bazaar and Hagia Sophia 3.6 miles and Istanbul Airport 20.7 miles.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $927




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The Wings Hotel Istanbul

Karaköy Kemankeş Mah.

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Galata Bridge Istanbul

With free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, a terrace, 24-hour front desk and concierge service, coffee machines, private bathrooms with free toiletries, hairdryers, desks and electric teapots, The Wings Hotel Istanbul offers a penthouse suite with a sea view and is found close to Karakoy Gulluoglu (dessert shop), Cerkezkoy Delicatessen (breakfast restaurant), Koska Helvacisi (restaurant), Karakoy Salad, Ozkanoglu Kebap, Koskeroglu Restaurant, Balikci Tufan (restaurant), Gedikli Kofte-Grill, Karakoy Lokantasi (Turkish restaurant), Alright (restaurant), Saray Cafe Restaurant and more.

Karakoy Ferry Port is 0.1 miles, Fish Market is 0.2 miles, Galata Tower and Galata Bridge Istanbul are 0.3 miles, Istanbul Modern and Tunnel Square are 0.4 miles, Spice Bazaar is 0.6 miles, Istiklal Street, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Column of Constantine are 1 mile, Taksim Square is 1.1 miles, Maiden’s Towers is 1.4 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 1.5 miles and Istanbul Airport is 20.4 miles from this hotel.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $2,550




10 Karakoy Istanbul

Kemeraltı Caddesi

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Ashkenazi Synagogue of Istanbul

10 Karakoy Istanbul has modern furnishings, high ceilings, city views, a gym, free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, mini-bars, hair dryers, bidets and iPod docks. It offers a penthouse suite and is located near Karakoy Biga Halk Koftecisi (restaurant), Konak Cafe, Galata Konak Cafe, F&B Culture (restaurant), PARISTEXAS (clothing store), Schneidertempel Sanat Merkezi (art gallery), ANNA LAUDEL (art gallery), Contemporary Istanbul (art center), SALT (art gallery), neolokal (fine dining restaurant), YUZU Karakoy (vegan restaurant), LIT (cafe), dem (tea house) and more.

From here you’ll find Karakoy Ferry Port 0.1 miles, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Tunnel Square and Sishane Metro Station 0.3 miles, Taksim Metro Station 1 mile, Hagia Sophia 1.1 miles and Istanbul Airport 20.3 miles.

Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $601



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Somerset Maslak Istanbul

Agaoglu Maslak 1453

The Best Hotels Istanbul

UNIQ Istanbul

This condo hotel features free WiFi, air conditioning, seating and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers and ovens and private bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. With several multi-bedroom apartment options as well as a three-bedroom penthouse, this location is close to NutShop (dessert shop), Askana Manti (restaurant), 13doner (restaurant), Hemsin Sofrasi (chophouse restaurant), Migros Sanal Market (supermarket), Kar-Kar Market (supermarket) and more.

UNIQ Istanbul and Volkswagen Arena Istanbul are 0.7 miles, Istanbul Technical University and Istinye Park Shopping Center are 1.2 miles, Galatasaray Turk Telekom Arena is 1.5 miles, Istanbul Sapphire is 2.3 miles, Bosphorus Bridge is 5.1 miles, Dolmabahce Palace is 5.5 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 5.6 miles, Taksim Square is 5.8 miles, Istiklal Street is 5.9 miles and Istanbul Airport is 17.1 miles from this location.

Approximate cost per night (three bedroom): $324

Cost per person (six people): $54



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The Elysium Istanbul

Inonu Mahallesi

The Best Hotels Istanbul

Taksim Square Istanbul

Offering a penthouse, this 5-star hotel has an exclusive restaurant and bar, a Turkish bath and a sauna, Fully-equipped rooms with panoramic views, soundproof suites with modern style, living rooms with LCD TVs and DVD players and private bathrooms with Pure Herbs amenities. Nearby you’ll find Ottoman Cafe, Anadolu Kofte (restaurant), Labor Pastry Shop, Majestik Bar, Akcaniar Ocakbasi (kebab shop), Enistenin Yeri (restaurant), Tunclar Lokantasi (restaurant) and more.

From here Taksim Square Istanbul is 0.3 miles, Istiklal Street and Ataturk Cultural Center are 0.4 miles, Demiroren Shopping Mall is 0.5 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 0.7 miles, Dolmabahce Palace is 0.9 miles, Galata Tower is 1.2 miles, Maiden’s Towers is 1.8 miles, Spice Bazaar is 1.9 miles, Bosphorus Bridge is 2.6 miles and Istanbul Airport is 19.6 miles.

Approximate cost per night (grand suite): $608

Cost per person (six people): $102



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Galata Penthouse

Tımarcı Sokak no.6 daire.11 Galata

Galata Penthouse

Pera Museum

Galata Chic Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bidet, free WiFi, air conditioning, sea views, a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a terrace, Galata Penthouse can be found close to Cafe Privato Restaurant, Traditional Turkish Barber (barber shop), Los Banditos Giyim (clothing store), Clandestino (clothing store), Latife Türk Kahvesi Galata (coffee shop), Şirin Fırın (bakery), Galata Tower (historical landmark), Snog Roof Bar, Guney Restaurant, Luxus Galata (hair salon), Old Java Coffee Roasters Galata, Galata Mevlevihanesi Müzesi (museum), Kumbaracı50 (performing arts theater), Leb-i Derya (Turkish restaurant), Aheste (turkish restaurant) and more.

Neve Shalom Synagogue, Galata Tower and Tunnel Square are 0.1 miles, Pera Museum is 0.3 miles, Museum of Innocence is 0.4 miles, Taksim Square is 0.9 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 1.4 miles and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is 19.6 miles from here.

Approximate cost per night: $246

Cost per person (six people): $41



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So there they are, hotels in Istanbul  that will help provide for an unforgettable experience. We hope you have found this information useful and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Turkey!

28 Replies to “Hotels in Istanbul”

  1. Hi!

    I just love the pictures of the views you can find in Istanbul.  I was curious and looked.  A room with a piano?  Wow, the penthouses are getting fancy.  I personally would try to get a nice view of the Marmara sea, like The Stay Bosphorus section.  It looks gorgeous.

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Pictures of Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is breathtakingly beautiful. I have never been to Turkey. I must say it sure looks like a beautiful place to visit with lots to see. The part I like is the historical buildings been taken care and being able to learn the history behind it. With 15 million people living there and 13 million tourists, very busy. Lettin tourists know about the great prices on hotels helps to make a decision to travel. 

    1. Hi Michelle, thank you for the comments. Definitely lots of people in Istanbul living and visiting there. The history is pretty fascinating, so checking out some of the historical places might be a fun idea.

  3. Hello Admin,

    Thanks a lot for your important and informative post. Recently I and some of my friends made a plan to go to Turkey. We’ve decided to travel to Istanbul in Turkey. But we’re tensed about the penthous hotel. From your post, I came to know about the best penthouse hotels in Istanbul. I showed your post to my friends with very excited. We have chosen Dersaadet hotel Istanbul which is located in the heart of Old Istanbul in a 19th century Ottoman House. We like its nice services. 

    Really your post is so helpful and it helps me a lot. Thanks again. Can you tell me how could I know about the per day cost of this hotel?

    1. Hi Snigda, Penthouses usually run between $50-$150 per person, depending on how far in advance you book and how many bedrooms they feature. Thank you for stopping by and happy travels!

  4. Wow, this is certainly an interesting post on Istanbul. It is one place I never really thought of visiting, but now after reading this article, I want to come and experience it for myself.

    The penthouses are beautiful, but I am sure rather expensive. I especially like the Stay Bosphorus with that beautiful view of the water. I like that it is also close to all amenities like a golf club for my husband and the malls and historical places for myself.

  5. I think this is the best site to land if you are looking to travel. You always provide the best that is available.

    These are really lovely pent houses with killer views. I love how I can  just sit at the balcony and watch the towns and the seas. Such beautiful views. The House HOtel Karakoy has really gone the extra mile with the piano.

    Thank you for this review. Feels like I’m already in Istanbul. 

  6. Istanbul being one of the populous city in Turkey, having  that serves as the bridge Western and eastern world already triggered my interest in visiting the place as an adventurist. Istanbul appears to be the best place one can explore. Although I haven’t been there but I must say with this review and those amazing pictures there in, it is enough to convince an adventurist to explore the place. If I am to visit this place, I think I’ll love to visit ‘Witt Istanbul Suites’. I will like to check out those places around the suite in order to make my visitation fun-filled. This review is very useful for people planning to visit Turkey.

  7. Wow! Istanbul looks so beautiful. I had no idea that so many tourists came there. You have inspired me to take a look at this great location for my next vacation. These Penthouses are beautiful and clean and all look great. I love the Piano in one of them! How expensive is Istanbul? Is it pretty modestly priced?

  8. Istanbul looks like a Beautiful city to visit in the first-class style. Of the properties listed, I love the looks of Fraser Place Anthill Istanbul. The city view by night is exciting and stunning and allows one to wind down on a busy day of business or tourism. As a writer myself, I can see me in the picture looking out on the city over my laptop and writing every morning as the sun comes up. Thanks for a great overview of the Penthouse options Turkey has to offer.

  9. Oh thank you for listing the Istanbul penthouses. I am planning a business trip there around November, and I would love to rent one of them for a whole week. I must consider between Fraser Place Anthlll and The Stay Bosphorus. The view is so good that I can’t wait for November. Just in case, I want to ask if there is any other penthouse located near airport? Most of the penthouses listed above seems to be rather far from airport. If not, then it’s alright. I will consider between those two. Thank you.

  10.  Hello there!!

    Wow!! This is amazing. I loved to see the pictures. You have shown beautiful pictures of different hotel in istanbul. Istanbul itself is a very beautiful place. Travelling there is like a dream. I also have the dream. So knowing about the hotels to stay is necessary. I liked the Agaoglu Maslak 1453 most. It’s view just blown my mind. places are also nearby the hotel. How much the hotels cost per person and per day??

  11. Hi, 

    Quite an interesting read! I must also admit that you’ve chosen great hotels/penthouses that one is spoilt for choice. I like the elegant promise of quality accommodation for a visiting tourist. The Dersaadet seems to be my choice from your great list.

    Besides that, I’ve found the history of Istanbul interesting. I honestly did not know it has 15m people. That’s about a third of my own country’s population! For someone interested in the oldest religious history of the city, which museum would one best make a visit to? 

  12. Oh WOW!!! Those images are breath taking and so difficult to choose from. My favorite would be Cumhuriyet Mah. Incirli Dede Cad.Bomonti, then followed by Salhane Sokak.

    Istanbul seems to be the perfect destination for a memorable honeymoon, or holiday altogether. Damn there are so many great locations there. Never been there before, but now that I’ve come across your article, Istanbul is definitely one of the places I would love to visit sooner or later.

    Wonderful post. Keep it up.

  13. My partner is a huge fan of Erturgrul, I`m not sure if you have seen the series.  As a result, a month-long visit to Europe and Turkey for is now in the pipeline, just as soon as the Covid Crisis is over. We are looking forward to exploring Istanbul. The selection of hotels you have highlighted here is a really helpful resource as my partner says she wants to “soak up” the atmosphere and history of the City.  Not to mention see where/how Sultan Mehmed II conquered the City. The History you have described is really informative and the choice of top hotels is terrific.  I was also very impressed by the pop-up regarding Covid.

    1. It appears that Diriliş: Ertuğrul is available on Netflix, Trevor, so that would be worth a look at for sure, and thank you for that. There is a lot of romanticism that goes along with ancient and even more modern Constantinople. A great example is with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a classic film!  Glad to see that you appreciated the post and best wishes for you and yours through the covid crisis. Cheers to better days ahead.

  14. That first picture with the pink skyline is so lovely.  I’m really tempted to go to Istanbul, I have been for a while.  Looking at all these beautiful penthouses, I want to go even more now.  It’s important for me to have a place I can eat at, I don’t like eating meat.  So the penthouse I would choose is Kemeraltı Caddesi as it has a vegan restaurant nearby YUZU Karakoy.  I’ve bookmarked the page.  Thank you for the information.

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