Turkey's largest city is where East and West collide - literally. The city straddles both Asia and Europe. You can walk across a bridge or take a 20 minute ferry ride between the European and Asian parts of the city.
We have family hotels in central Istanbul, further out of town and another close to the airport. Whether you want to be right in the centre of the action or a bit further afield, we've got the perfect room for you.
The kids will simply love Istanbul Aquarium, which is absolutely huge. Around a 50 minute drive from the centre, there's also a zoo. You will be stunned by the city's many landmarks, including the beautiful Suleymaniye Mosque and Ciragan Palace. There are also more than 60 museums and galleries in the city.
Istanbul is a shopper's heaven too, with bargain bazaars and chic boutiques both in plentiful supply. Istanye Park is a huge mall (even offering shoppers golf carts to get around with their shopping bags), the Nisantasi district is a label lover's dream and there are scores of regular markets for those who enjoy the thrill of the haggle.
Sports lovers are not left out in the cold. There's a Formula 1 racing track close by and Istanbul is home to three major football clubs; Besiktas, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.
You can fly to the city's Ataturk Airport direct from several locations in the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh and London. One of our family hotels in Istanbul can be found right by the airport - perfect ahead of or just after a late night flight.
So pack a bag, hop on a flight and join us at one of our family friendly hotels in Istanbul, where you'll be dazzled by colour, history and culture.
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
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
The shuttle bus should go right at 08:00 without waiting other passengers from close hotels[Less]
Quick 25 hours in Istanbul
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]
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]
Staff made the stay
Hotel itself is a little tired but the staff are absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much and they knew what I wanted (and arranged it), before I even had to ask![Less]
Overall great experience, with exception of confusion about directions
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
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
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]