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Old CityIstanbul

Experience the cathedral, history and UNESCO site in Old City!

Explore lots to see and do in Old City—interesting history, shopping and popular sights from Grand Bazaar to Hagia Sophia.

Top hotels in Old City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town
Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town
5 out of 5
Ordu Cad. No 31, Beyazit, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs7,657 per night

Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Laleli Mosque and Beyazit Square. Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,254 reviews)
Nice place, BUT

"Nice hotel. Great location. few issues, Internet does not accept VPN and taxis, to be paid by card, need to be reserved a day in advance, but you are not informed about it."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town
Aristocrat Hotel
Aristocrat Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Cankurtaran Mah.Dalbasti Sok No:11, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs3,578 per night

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is steps away from Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square. Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome of Constantinople are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (385 reviews)

"Was very happy with my stay, the staff were extremely kind and helpful. My only complaint was that the wifi didn't work well, but still very happy and satisfied with my stay and would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Aristocrat Hotel
Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
5 out of 5
Alemdar Mh., Ticarethane Sk. No:13, Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs8,652 per night

Located in Sultanahmet, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of German Fountain, Hagia Sophia, and Sultanahmet Square. Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace ...

4.3/5Excellent! (22 reviews)
Goodood

"Amazing hotel with good quality customer service provided. I would definitely stay here again & would recommend to anyone considering booking a room here"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
Recital Hotel
Recital Hotel
3 out of 5
Binbirdirek Mah., Piyerloti Caddesi 21, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
The price is Rs3,764 per night

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cemberlitas Bath and Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque. Hippodrome of Constantinople and Hagia Sophia ...

4.4/5Excellent! (801 reviews)

"I liked everything but the bathroom facilities needs more shelving in the shower to place shampoo and shower Gel etc..The rest is all great."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Recital Hotel
Hotel Sultania- Boutique Class
Hotel Sultania- Boutique Class
4.5 out of 5
Ebusuud Caddesi Mehmet Murat Sok. No 4, Sirkeci, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs14,876 per night

Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hagia Sophia, Eminonu Pier and Topkapi Palace. Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (787 reviews)
The Best!

"The property is wonderful. The staff was over the top in being helpful and friendly. The morning breakfast was delicious with a huge array of choices and coffee and tea and fresh juices. The location is situated in walking distance to all the major must see sites. The adjoining Olive restaurant is ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Hotel Sultania- Boutique Class
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)
Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)
3.5 out of 5
Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs6,203 per night

Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of German Fountain, Sultanahmet Square, and Hagia Sophia. Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome of Constantinople ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,242 reviews)

"Hospitable staff, Shams was very courteous and informative. Absolutely stunning views of the old city from the Terrace...definitely staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Lapis Inn Hotel Old City ( Ex.Ambassador Hotel)

Popular places to visit in Old City

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque

4.5/5(685 reviews)

Named for its dazzling interior covered in blue tiles, this is a hub of Istanbul's religious life.

Grand Bazaar
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Grand Bazaar

4.5/5(691 reviews)

Visit one of the biggest and oldest covered markets in the world, a real taste (and smell and sound!) of the diversity that Turkey has to offer.

Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Sophia

4.5/5(625 reviews)

A world famous monument to the ever-changing history of Istanbul, and one of the largest churches in the world.

Topkapi Palace
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Topkapi Palace

4.5/5(554 reviews)

Stately home to the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years with an array of Turkish design and foreign art.

Sultanahmet Square
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Sultanahmet Square

4.5/5(552 reviews)

Find out about the history of Sultanahmet Square, one of the top monuments in Cankurtaran Mahallesi. Add the area's shops or stunning cathedral to your travel plans.

Spice Bazaar
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Spice Bazaar

4.5/5(411 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Spice Bazaar, a favourite shopping spot in Istanbul. Discover the area's fascinating museums and stunning cathedral.

Other areas in Istanbul

Rustem Pasha Mosque which includes a bay or harbour, a mosque and a city

Sirkeci

Travellers choose Sirkeci for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Sirkeci Station or Eminonu Station and check out top sights like Grand Bazaar.

Sirkeci
Blue Mosque which includes heritage architecture, a mosque and religious elements

Sultanahmet

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Sultanahmet Square to Blue Mosque – discover Sultanahmet, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Sultanahmet
Laleli, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Laleli

Shopping, historical sites and seaside views are just a few things travellers like about Laleli. Sights like Laleli Mosque and Sehzade Mosque are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Istanbul area at Aksaray Tram Station.

Laleli
Galata Tower which includes a city and heritage architecture

Karakoy

Spend some time visiting places like Galata Tower while getting to know Karakoy, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Karakoy Station or Tophane Station to see more of the area.

Karakoy
Galata Tower featuring cruising, general coastal views and a city

Galata

Travellers choose Galata for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Tunel Square Station or Karakoy Station and check out top sights like Galata Tower.

Galata
Galata Tower which includes a city and heritage architecture

Istanbul City Center

4/5Very Good!(122 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafes and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Istanbul City Center. Check out top attractions like Grand Bazaar and Galata Tower, and jump on the metro at Laleli-University Station or Aksaray Station to see more of the city.

Istanbul City Center