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Hotels in Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Sultanahmet is the Old City of Istanbul . It is the oldest part of the city and where you’ll find most of the historical sights. Sultanahmet is a peninsula and is what used to be known as Constantinopole. This is where you’ll find Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) , as well as a variety of museums, hamams and parks.

Accommodation is found generally around Sultanahment. Cankurtaran is the neighborhood, just south of Sultanahmet Street, where you can find plenty of hostels and hotels . But you can also find decent priced hotels right in Sultanahmet.

History Hotel

The 2-star hotel is located right by the City Hall and relatively close to Saraçhane Park. It is located about 2.8 km from Sultanahmet. All rooms have free wi-fi, flat screen TV , minibar and safe. Buffet breakfast is included in the room price. It is located close to a metro station, the bus terminal and a tram station.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €60 per night in a standard double or twin room.

The Newport Hotel

This is another 2 star hotel located relatively close to the Grand Bazaar (and about ½ mile from Sultanahmet). All rooms have free wi-fi, minibar and AC. The restaurant serves Turkish specialties and there’s a bar in the lobby as well. The nearest bus station is about 5 min walk away. The buffet breakfast is included in the room price.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €65 per night in a double room.

Santa Sophia Hotel

This 2-star hotel is located right in historical center of Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace are within walking distance. All rooms have free wi-fi , TV and private bathrooms. Buffet breakfast is included in the room price. The rooftop terrace has superb views of the sea. The restaurant serves both international and Turkish dishes. There are bus and tram stops close to the hotel.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €49 per night in a double room.

Faros Hotel Sirkeci

This hotel is located very close to Topkapı Palace , just behind Gülhane Park. All room have free wi-fi , private bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant specializes in Italian fare but also serves Turkish food. The buffet breakfast is included in the room price. The train and tram stations are located near-by.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €119 per night in a double room.

Golden Crown Hotel

The 3-star hotel is located in the heart of historic Istanbul , a short walk from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The tram station is also near-by. Buffet breakfast is included in the room price. Free wi-fi is available in the hotel.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €50 per night in a standard double or twin room.

Erboy Hotel

The 3-star hotel offer a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city. Topkapı Palace is located close by and the hotel offers an airport shuttle. Buffet breakfast is included in the room price. All rooms have AC, TV, private bathrooms and free wi-fi. The restaurant serves traditional Turkish food and drinks.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €52 per night (discounted) in a double room.

Grand Liza Hotel

The 3-star hotel is located close to the Grand Bazaar. The Blue Mosque is within 15 min walk. It features a restaurant with panoramic views of the Bosporus. All rooms have AC, TV and free wi-fi. Some rooms have a view of the Marmara Sea. Buffet breakfast is included in the room price.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €40 per night in a double room.

Grand Asiyan Hotel

The 3-star hotel is located about 15 min from Sultanahmet. It features an indoor pool and an onsite hamam. All rooms have TV, AC, private bathrooms and free wi-fi. Breakfast in included in the room price. The metro and tram stations are located near-by.

In early March 2012, expect to pay €100 per night in a standard double or twin room.

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