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Istanbul, the capital of Turkey and the country's largest city, is a beautiful metropolis that offers vacationers an unforgettable experience. More than 14 million people live in Istanbul and enjoy the city's pleasant spring weather. Spring is a great time to visit because you can avoid the summer heat and crowds. However, the best deals on Istanbul hotels are available in winter, so that is the time to go if you don't mind snow.

Istanbul is a city full of fascinating dichotomies. You'll see that both Eastern and Western cultures have a strong influence on its atmosphere and customs. The city's rich past also contributes to the variety of things to see and do; Istanbul served as the capital of four major empires, including the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires.

In Istanbul, you will see Muslims, Christians, Jews, and devotees of other religions. Despite the diverse religious practices and cultural traditions of the city's inhabitants, many of them share a warm spirit that eagerly welcomes visitors.

How can you make the most out of your visit to this unique city? Use this guide to help you start planning your trip.



Things to See

A trip to Hagia Sophia is essential for any visitor to Istanbul. This architectural marvel started out as a cathedral, served as a mosque for a time, and is now a museum. Go there to admire the towering spires, impressive dome, and intricate architectural details that make this one of the most beautiful structures in the world.

The Blue Mosque is another gorgeous building, known for the blue tiles that adorn its interior. Because it still serves as an active mosque, it is closed to non-Muslims during daily prayers, so you may have to wait a while before entering.

If you're a history buff, make sure you put a stop at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums on your itinerary. These three buildings house exquisite artifacts from the Ottoman Empire as well as other places and periods throughout history.

You might appreciate seeing the Basilica Cistern, an underground marvel and the largest cistern in Istanbul. More than 300 columns support it. It's a great place to go in the summer if you want to escape the heat and get a glimpse of a unique structure.

Like to shop? Istanbul's Grand Bazaar takes place daily, and you could easily spend an entire vacation exploring everything it has to offer. It covers 50 streets, and there are more than 5,000 shops on offer. Hundreds of thousands of people visit every day. The domed hall at the center of the bazaar is where you will find the most valuable items.

For a new perspective on the city, climb the Galata Tower, which offers 360-degrees views that will leave you breathless and reaching for your camera.



Hotels in Istanbul

The variety of hotels in Istanbul offers accommodations for those who want to indulge. For a luxurious treat, stay at the InterContinental Istanbul, which boasts great views and a central location. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the property's four restaurants, unwind with a delightful spa treatment, and ask the concierge for recommendations so you can enjoy every moment of your time in this gorgeous city.

Hotels in Turkey also include lodging options that make a good match for frugal travelers. Holiday Inn Istanbul offers a great value. From there, it is easy to hop on a train to get to the city's best attractions. If you're renting a car, you can leave it at the hotel and take advantage of the complimentary parking.

The Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport is a great option if your flight arrives late at night and you want a convenient place to spend your first night in the city. It is close to a couple of malls, too, so you can get started on your vacation shopping right away.



Where to Stay

The Golden Horn, a large estuary, serves as an informal boundary line in Istanbul. If you stay south of it, you'll be in the historic part of the city. There are plenty of budget hotels there, as well as attractions such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. The area north of the Golden Horn is a little more modern. Taksim, a popular neighborhood for tourists, is north of the Golden Horn.

You may find cheaper accommodations at Turkey hotels on the fringes of Istanbul or just outside its borders.



How to Get to Istanbul

When you're traveling to Istanbul, you'll probably fly to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. You can rent a car at the airport. However, if you would prefer to take public transportation, you may take a bus or a sea bus. Taxis are also easy to catch.

Istanbul is a fascinating city that combines the beauty of different cultures and religions. The time you spend here will provide you with treasured memories for years to come.

Latest Istanbul Hotel Reviews

Average Rating for Istanbul Hotel
(4.3 / 5) of 1746 reviews
Good overnight hotel for long layovers
By Visiting for a night
Brand new hotel, with clean rooms and decent amenities. Was not acknowledged as a platinum member and wake-up call was made 5 minutes later. However, overall experience was great, would recommend [More] for guests staying overnight for couple days. [Less]
Holiday Inn Express Istanbul Airport is OK
By quinn65
Hotel reception was efficient and did attempt to communicate in English. Did not feel comfortable eating the breakfast because it was not easy to find the tea, boiling water nor was there hot milk [More] for breakfast cereal. The hard boiled eggs were just too hard. The room itself had a relaxing atmosphere and I did enjoy the selection of TV channels [Less]
Comfortable bed, close to the airport, dellicious and fresh breakfast
By Narik
The shuttle bus should go right at 08:00 without waiting other passengers from close hotels [Less]
Overall great experience, with exception of confusion about directions
By shells......
Excellent spa services, I very much enjoyed my Turkish bath and massage. The staff was very kind and helpful. My room was clean and comfortable with the exception that the toiletries were noticeably [More] opened and used :( (the lotion/shampoo) Would like to be clear that this hotel is not directly in front of the metro station.. it is directly in front of the TRAM station.. Which makes for easy transportation to the airport .. if you are aware of this.. I misread many reviews and thought it would be directly in front of the Metro station so I took the closest metro and ended up wandering the streets for 30min with my luggage before I finally got a cab. My ride back to the airport was smooth once I knew I needed to take the TRAM and then switch to the METRO.. [Less]
Istanbul - get away
By Manish1980
Hotel is far away from key tourist destination but still value for money, Reception staff is receptive and offered great help to arrange tour programs and provide necessary information. for meeting [More] all arrangement's are perfect for Indians, food is not so great ,breakfast was ok [Less]
Help in snow storm
By Taylor22
My flight was cancelled due to snow, the staff helped me contact the airline for rebooking. My group could not travel for 24 hours and the hotel set my group up with rooms for the additional day. [Less]
Top quality hotel with top quality staff
By NADER882
Reasonable nightly rate VS location and services. Everything was excellent and overall services was real good. [Less]
Quick 25 hours in Istanbul
By TravelBugBitten
Had a 25 layover in Istanbul and figured I'd venture farther out than the airport hotels. Good hotel in the heart of the city central to all the sites making it easy for me to see everything quickly. [Less]
Great Hotel
By isam7574
Intercontinental Istanbul one of the best hotel in Istanbul . I stay one week and I very happy to select this hotel , every thing was great , the service room , food , staff , hall meeting and hotel [More] location. [Less]

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