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Blue Mosque

A trip to Istanbul isn’t complete without a visit to the iconic Blue Mosque, the most enduring symbol of Turkey. Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Blue Mosque got its name from the blue coloured tiles that line the interior of its majestic dome. Built in the early 17th century, the Blue Mosque is the culmination of two hundred years of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture. The beauty of the Mosque’s lavish exterior, complete with dramatic archways and gargantuan domes, are trumped only by its stunning interior, which is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles.

  • Admire the finely carved and sculpted marble of the Mihrab, the hallmark of the Blue Mosque’s iconic interior.
  • Visit the stunning prayer room, where ornately decorated walls and a massive chandelier welcome visitors from all over the world.
  • Stroll through Sultanahmed Square, the social hub of Istanbul and one of the best places to grab a snack and watch the city’s diverse array of inhabitants.

Acting as the epicentre of Istanbul, the Blue Mosque is easily accessible by public transportation from anywhere in the bustling city. The Blue Mosque can be reached by metro and light rail, and the tramline has a nearby stop at Sultanahmed only two hundred metres away. The area is lively and full of excitement during the day as food hawkers and clothing stands sell their wares. At night the area around the Blue Mosque becomes a twinkling fairy tale, so it’s best to absorb this unique atmosphere on foot.

Hotels in Blue Mosque

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From US$46

1 Aren Suites

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Kucukayasofya Caddesi Gelinlik Sokak No.13 Map

Free WiFi - Complementary Cake & Tea

Whether in heritage-rich Istanbul for business or leisure, travellers find ideal base in the tasteful accommodations and central location of Aren Suites Hotel Istanbul. This boutique hotel places... More

From US$43

2 Muyan Suites

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Stay 4 Nights & Save 15%

Whether in Istanbul for business or for leisure, travellers find an ideal base in the elegant spaces, inviting ambience and personalised services of Muyan Suites Hotel Istanbul. Apart from joining... More

From US$26

3 Agan Hotel Istanbul

3 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

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Featuring comfortable accommodation with friendly services, the Agan Hotel is an ideal place to reside at Istanbul. GeneralThe well-equipped meeting room offers an excellent place to host your... More

Istanbul stopover
Agan Hotel is in a great location in the Old City of Istanbul. Staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant provided high quality meals
30 Jun 2015
From US$47

4 Sultan Saba Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Sultan Saba Hotel Istanbul is a boutique hotel that provides comfortable accommodation combined with hospitable service. Its central location is ideal for business travellers or tourists. This... More

Fabulous stay for two in Istanbul
Wow! This must be the best value boutique hotel in the best location,with the best staff and rooms overlooking the sea and complimentary breakfasts anywhere in Istanbul. The Blue Mosque and Bahia...
22 Dec 2015
From US$37

5 Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad.Amiral Tafdil Sok No 31-33 Map

25% OFF

Housed in a 19th-century traditional wooden structure, Avicenna Hotel Istanbul seamlessly combines old world glamour with modern comfort and convenience in the heart of heritage-rich Istanbul. This... More

Lack of hospitality
They follow too much rules ... So be prepared for it .., because if you ask for extra I doubt you getting that ... Since I was vegetarian there was almost no choice for us ...
11 Jul 2015
From US$51

6 Recital Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Sale 10% Off!

Offering refined comfort and hospitable service, Recital Hotel Sultanahmet gives holidaymakers an ideal base while exploring the Old City of Istanbul. This Sultanahmet property places travellers... More

From US$95

7 Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul

5 stars
4.3 / 5

Kucukayasofya Caddesi 40 Map

The Eresin Crown Hotel Istanbul is ideally located in the heart of ancient Istanbul, within close walking distance to some of the world's most famous landmarks. The Great Palace Mosaic Museum and... More

From US$58

8 Dersaadet Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Kapiagasi Sk. No: 5 34 Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 25%

Boasting a 19th Century Ottoman House, the Dersaadet Hotel is a distinguishing hotel offering classic Turkish hospitality and facilities for your unique vacation in Turkey. GeneralVisit the... More

Great Little Hotel / B&B / Service and Location
The location is this properties draw card and is ideal for exploring the Old City. Attention to customer service is at the heart of staff at this hotel, from the front office clerk to the...
2 Mar 2015
From US$22

9 Albatros Premier Hotel

4 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

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SAVE 15%

Albatros Premier Hotel Istanbul combines elegance, comfort and Turkish hospitality for discerning travellers visiting Istanbul for business or pleasure. During sightseeing, tourists can snap... More

From US$30

10 Hippodrome Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Mimar Mehmetaga Cad. No.38 Map

Hippodrome Hotel

Combining chic modern style with elegant traditional flair, Hippodrome Hotel Istanbul warmly welcomes business and leisure travellers visiting the Turkish capital. This Istanbul hotel places... More

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