With a striking combination of both ancient and modern worlds, Istanbul is known for its historic sites and the relaxing baths. Don’t miss classic attractions such as Aya Sofya, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge and the Galata Tower. Also, climb to the top of Mikla and acquire enchanting views of the city.
Best Areas to Book a hotel in Istanbul
We understand the importance of finding the perfect Istanbul hotel that meets your need, style and budget, so we have listed some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Istanbul, based on the area's proximity to top attractions and the selection of hotels for different budget.
Old City or Sultanahmet offers a large number of budget and upscale accommodation options to make a stay when vacationing in Istanbul. This historic part of the city is home to many attractions including Hagia Sophia, Topkap? Palace, and the Sultanahmet Mosque.
Close to the Takshim Square, Galata is another great area to make a stay when vacationing in Istanbul. The major attractions of the city found in this area include the Galata Tower, S. Antonio di Padova Catholic Church, and the Pera Museum.
New City has plenty of options if you are looking to splurge. With a stay in this part of the city, you will be placed close to the Atatürk Museum, Military Museum and the Radio Building.
Tips to Save on Istanbul Hotel Deals
Visiting the city during the off-season not only offers you slashed room rates and airfares the attractions are less crowded and easy to explore. December-February and June-August is the low travel season in Istanbul.
For a budget-friendly trip, make sure you book a room to sleep at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
Buying a package is one of the best ways to save big on vacations, as the packages are often more budget friendly.