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Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

Divanyolu Cd. Alemdar Mah., Istanbul 34122

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4.3 out of 5 (727 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Whirling Dervishes Istanbul, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia …

£52
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1, Istanbul 34400

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4.3 out of 5 (745 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome and Topkap …

£39
GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

Akbiyik Cad No 46, Istanbul 34022

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4.5 out of 5 (662 reviews)

This hotel is in eastern Istanbul, 350 meters from the Mosaic Museum, 700 meters from the Serpentine Column, and 800 meters …

£60
Antique Hippodrome
Antique Hippodrome

Küçükayasofya Cad No: 41/A, Istanbul 34122

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (250 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this guesthouse is steps from Arasta Bazaar and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia are also …

£11
Erguvan Hotel - Special Class
Erguvan Hotel - Special Class

Aksakal cad. 3, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122

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4.3 out of 5 (1,408 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern. Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque ar …

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Sarnic Hotel (Ottoman Mansion)
Sarnic Hotel (Ottoman Mansion)

Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi No:26, Istanbul 34400

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (43 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, steps from Arasta Bazaar, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque. Basilic …

£29
Hotel Nena
Hotel Nena

Klodfarer Cad. No: 8-10, Istanbul 34122

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (364 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cemberlitas Bath, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern. Grand Bazaar an …

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Great Fortune Hotel & SPA
Great Fortune Hotel & SPA

Bab-i Ali Cad. Basmuhasip Sok. No 11-13, Istanbul 34110

3.9 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cagaloglu Hamami, Basilica Cistern, and Cemberlitas Bath. Hagia …

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Angel's Home Hotel
Angel's Home Hotel

Amiral Tafdil Sok.no 26, Istanbul 34122

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (763 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Istanbul.

£20
Hotel Sultan Hill
Hotel Sultan Hill

Sultanahmet Mah., Tavukhane Sok., No 15, Istanbul 34122

5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this hotel is steps from Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern are also within 15 …

£38
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Pocket Guide: Istanbul City Center Sultanahmet Hotels

Sultanahmet is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the sea. With hotels and holiday apartments to suit everyone's tastes, Sultanahmet serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Istanbul area.

Sightseeing around Sultanahmet

The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Browse the collections at Mosaic Museum, Le Arts Turcs, or Turkish and Islamic Art Museum. For cultural attractions, head to Hagia Irene, Istanbul Archaeology Museum, and Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art. German Fountain, Blue Mosque, and The Million Stone are significant monuments. Swing by Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia to learn about local history. Hours of family fun are waiting at Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam, Miniaturk, and Suada Island.

Shopping, sightseeing, and taking a tour are a few popular activities in the area. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Suadiye Beach, Florya Beach, and Menekse Beach. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Gulhane Park, Taksim Gezi Park, or Turkbalon. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Arasta Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, and Kumkapi Fish Market.

A few of the most popular sights in the area include Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, and Suleymaniye Mosque. Sultanahmet Square, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III are other top spots to see.

Getting around Sultanahmet

Looking for a quick way to explore more of the city? Catch a ride on metro transit at Sultanahmet Station and Cemberlitas Station. To venture out of town, take a train from Istanbul Cankurtaran Station. You can inquire about options for water travel at the marina.

The closest major airport is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.), located 8.5 miles (13.6 km) from Sultanahmet. The next closest airport is Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), located 18.7 miles (30.1 km) away.

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