Old Town hotels
The Old Town of Istanbul is all that remains of Constantinople, also called Byzantium. You can walk its streets and see evidence of its glorious history all around. The best outdoor markets are to be found here, where you can purchase anything from rugs to spices. But what really makes Old Town interesting is that it sits on a peninsula and is surrounded by the blue waters of the Bosporus, the Golden Horn, and the Sea of Marmara. So unique and culturally significant is this part of the city that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Listen to a classical music concert at the Hagia Irene in Istanbul's Old Town, one of the few cathedrals that was never converted to a mosque.
- Spend the day in Istanbul’s Gulhane Park that was once the royal hunting grounds but is now a lovely park with flowers, sea views, and a group of cafes near the water.
- See the artefacts in the Museum of Archaeology in Old town; it contains Sumerian Tablets, Roman statues, even pieces of the walls of Babylon.
Istanbul has a marvellous public transportation system that will get you into Old Town with little difficulty. The tram system has stations at Eminonu, Gulhane, and Sultanahmet. Bus lines run straight from Ataturk Airport into all points in the city, including Old Town. Lines 61b and 96T are the best for getting this ancient part of town. The metro stations are in Askaray and Zeytinburnu and you transfer to Trams from there. Taxis are relatively inexpensive and you might prefer them if coming from the airport. Once there, you won't need any other transportation than your feet.
169 hotels in Old Town
Arden Park Hotel & Spa is a charming hotel in Istanbul that places you in the epicenter of the cultural heritage of this Eternal city You'll have easy access to all of the most... More
Featuring utmost comfort, elegance as well as genuine hospitality, this property is an ideal place for an unforgettable stay. GeneralGuests can avail the services of the business centre, fax as... More
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
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
Offering value-for-money accommodations centrally set in the Turkey capital, New House Hotel Istanbul makes for a convenient base for travellers working or touring the Old City. While in Istanbul,... More
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Featuring cosy accommodation and convenient facilities, Dara Hotel Istanbul is the perfect place to reside and explore the surrounding areas. Tourists can visit Arkeoloji Muzesi, an amazing museum... More
Charming and elegant, the Faros Hotel Istanbul is an ideal destination for those who wish to live old Istanbul in a modern and luxurious environment. GeneralAt leisure, guests can visit the most... More
Rose Garden Suites, are located in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul''''s which is one of oldest and most precious area. The Rose Garden Suite''''s have only 13 luxury rooms with a unique design or... More
Hotel Almina Istanbul offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of the ancient historical quarter of Sultanahmet in Istanbul. This 4-star standards hotel is just a short drive away from some of... More