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Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul's hotels have come a long way in the last decade. Luxury chain outposts have taken hold (think Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Kempinski, and more), centrally located boutique hotels are cropping up, and traditional properties such as the Pera Palace, with its views of the Golden Horn, have been renovated. It's essential to choose a hotel in a neighborhood that best suits your needs. Those in the Old City, Sultanahment, have great access to the major historical sites, but limited restaurant and nightlife options. Plus, salesmen flood the streets here, making your stay more stressful than it need be. You'll find more modern and luxury digs, most offering some type of shuttle service, across the Bosphorus; the views from here are spectacular. One of the best hotels in Istanbul is the opulent Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, set in an Ottoman palace built by Sultan Abdulaziz. The property straddles two neighborhoods, Ortakoy and Besiktas. With three restaurants, an over-the-top hammam, a beautiful pool area, and large, contemporary rooms done in jewel tones, there's plenty to keep you busy.

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    Ajia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Ajia Hotel, a waterfront property in Kanlica, Istanbul, is housed in an 1870s Ottoman mansion. The intimate hotel’s 16 rooms and suites are ele... More
  • Ansen 130 Suites

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A stylish hotel with 10 crisp, airy rooms; book those with Golden Horn views. More
  • Ayasofya Konaklari

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Sandwiched between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this hotel complex consists of nine pastel-colored clapboard buildings along a narrow, cobb... More
  • Bebek Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Nestled in a protected bend of the Bosphorus, Bebek is perhaps the most exclusive neighborhood in the city, with luxurious apartments running up th... More
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    Bentley Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Local and international trendsetters flock to the bar at the 50-room Bentley Hotel, where on weekends lounge music plays well into the night. Milan... More
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    Ceylan InterContinental

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Near Taksim Square, with a new spa that features a glass-walled circular relaxation room overlooking the Bosporus.  Room to book: 1216 is a standar... More
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    Çirağan Palace Kempinski

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Staying at this former Imperial Ottoman Palace—an elaborate, Arabian-style compound that the empire’s sultans called home—may easily give you delus... More
  • Divan Istanbul Asia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Divan Istanbul City

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A counterpoint to Istanbul’s historic, grand dame hotels, this 144-room property by the Istanbul-based hotel brand Divan is done in muted colors an... More
  • Edition Istanbul

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    An aquarium occupies an entire lobby wall at Edition Istanbul. But that’s only one of the design flourishes—silver-foil ceilings; glassed-in bathro... More
  • Empress Zoe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Equally close to Sultanahmet’s major tourist sites as the Four Seasons, this boutique hotel is both quirkily charming and easy on the wallet. Cente... More
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    Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Adjacent to the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, and nearly as costly, this Four Seasons property is as elegantly restrained as the Kempinski is ... More
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    Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul at Sultanahmet

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Set in the heart of Sultanahmet—a few minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapı Palace—this property’s century-... More
  • Grand Hyatt Istanbul

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Grand Hyatt Hotel near Taksim Square in Istanbul has a lot going for it. With 360 luxury rooms, suites, and apartments, two restaurants, a Gaia... More
  • Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Turkey’s first 5-star hotel is a 499-room complex surrounded by lush gardens in the heart of the city. Set on the European side of the Bosphorus, t... More

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