Without a doubt, accommodation in Turkey is affordable even during the peak season. However, choosing the best hotel can really make a difference when it comes to enjoying your vacation.
Need to know
Generally speaking, the most important factor that determines the price per room is the season. Because most cities and resorts have low seasons and high seasons, it’s quite easy to figure out when to visit in order to save some money, particularly if you are heading to the crowded resorts.
On the coasts, the peak season starts is in July and August, although the summer season starts in May and ends in October. The shoulder months are May, June and September. Prices aren’t at their highest and the water is not always warm enough to swim in (particularly in May).
There are a lot of types of hotels in Turkey, from the 2 star smallish hotels to the 5 star all inclusive resorts and pretty much anything in between. One thing is sure though: you have to book in advance if you want to spend your summer vacation here. Because of the low prices, Turkey attracts a lot of tourists and the available rooms disappear quickly.
Prices and locations
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During the peak season, right by the Mediterranean Sea, 7 nights in twin room in a 5-star hotel, with all inclusive package costs about 1110 Turkish Liras (US$890) for 2 persons. In a “special rating” hotel (equivalent of about 3 stars) expect to pay 475 Turkish Liras (US$382) per 7 nights for 2 persons in a double room, half board package.
This is the most popular resorts area in Turkey. During the peak season, prices are a little more expensive than on the Turkish Riviera. For 7 nights in a 5 star hotel, expect to pay about 1913 Turkish Liras (US$1536) for 2 persons in a double room, half board package. In a 3 star hotel, for 7 nights in a double room expect to pay 363 Turkish Liras (US$292) for 2 persons, breakfast included.
During the peak season, for 7 nights in a 5 star hotel expect to pay 1216 Turkish Liras (US$977) for 2 persons in a double room, all inclusive package. In a 3 star hotel, for 7 nights expect to pay 233 Turkish Liras (US$187) for 2 persons, breakfast included.
The best time to visit the cities is either during spring or autumn. If you plan to stay in Istanbul during spring, a double room in a 3 star hotel costs 153 Turkish Liras (US$123) per night, breakfast included.
If you are heading to the capital, Ankara , you will pay about 105 Turkish Liras (US$84.5) per night in a double room in a 3 star hotel, breakfast included.