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Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul
Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul

Dr. Imran Oktem Cad. No:1, Istanbul 34440

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (353 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of German Fountain, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome …

£45
Hotel Amira Istanbul
Hotel Amira Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa, Istanbul 34122

4.8 out of 5 (865 reviews)

Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Blue …

£44
Alzer Hotel - Special Class
Alzer Hotel - Special Class

At Meydani No 20, Sultanhmet, Istanbul 34122

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (515 reviews)

Located in Old City, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Blue …

£30
GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa
GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa

Akbiyik cad. No:21, Istanbul 34122

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (625 reviews)

This fully renovated historical mansion is located in the center of Sultanahmet facing the Marmara Sea, Hagia Sophia, and Blu …

£61
White House Hotel Istanbul
White House Hotel Istanbul

Alemdar Mah Catalcesme Sok No:21, Istanbul 34110

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (215 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cagaloglu Hamami, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome …

£67
Ferman Konak Hotel
Ferman Konak Hotel

Cankurtaran M. Cankurtaran cad. No 72, Istanbul 34500

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome. Hagia Sophia and …

£42
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul 34122

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (377 reviews)

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

£61
Osmanhan Hotel
Osmanhan Hotel

Akbiyik Cadddesi Cetinkaya Sok No:1, Istanbul 34022

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern. Hippodrome …

£34
Hotel Saba Sultan
Hotel Saba Sultan

Akbiyik Cad, Cetinkaya Sokak No: 4, Istanbul 34122

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (375 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum and Arasta Bazaar. Blue Mosque is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) away.

£26
The Ambassador Hotel
The Ambassador Hotel

Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul 34420

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (687 reviews)

Located in Old City, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, and Cagaloglu Hamami. …

£42

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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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