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.
149 hotels in Old Town
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
Experience the comfortable accommodation blended with a warm hospitality and unsurpassed service at the Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Istanbul. GeneralThis property offers well-equipped meeting... More
Offering an unbeatable combination of comfort, convenience and outstanding personal service, the Historia Hotel Istanbul provides an atmosphere of being at home, while away from home. ... More
Located in Sultanahmet district, Dosso Dossi Hotels Old City is within a walking distance from historical sites and the tram station. The property offers facilities including a Turkish bath, a... 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
Featuring elegant spaces, contemporary facilities and easy access to transport links, APRILIS HOTEL makes for a strategic starting base for discerning travellers exploring bustling Istanbul. From... More
Conveniently located within walking distance to Sultanahmet Square, the contemporary and elegant Sarnic Premier Hotel Istanbul provides tourists easy access to must-see attractions in Istanbul.... More
Our Hotel hosts you in the sparkling pages of history with is different architectural understanding, modern lines of classic style is and unique decoration. Eurostars, a hotel where mystic style is... More
Adamar Hotel Istanbul is a boutique hotel built in a historic building in Istanbul. This hotel provides luxurious accommodation and friendly services for travellers close to city attractions such... More