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Hotel Amira Istanbul
Hotel Amira Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa, Istanbul 34122

4.8 out of 5 (804 reviews)

Located in Sultanahmet, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Little Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern …

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Sultanahmet Suites - Apartments
Sultanahmet Suites - Apartments

Kucukayasofya Mah. Ozbekler Sok. No:4/1, Istanbul 34122

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (597 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul apartment is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Sokollu Mehmet Pash …

£19
Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul
Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul

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

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (326 reviews)

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

£46
Amiral Palace Hotel - Special Class
Amiral Palace Hotel - Special Class

Cankurtaran Mah Bayramfirini, Istanbul 34400

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4 out of 5 (162 reviews)

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

£30
Basileus Hotel
Basileus Hotel

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, Istanbul 34400

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (290 reviews)

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and …

£38
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class

Akbiyik Cad. No:29, Istanbul 34122

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3.8 out of 5 (442 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum, Hagia Sophia, and …

£28
Sultan Tughra Hotel
Sultan Tughra Hotel

Sultanahmet Mah Keresteci Hakki Sok, Istanbul 34122

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (149 reviews)

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and Blue …

£26
Ahmet Efendi Evi
Ahmet Efendi Evi

23 Keresteci Hakki Sokak, Istanbul 34220

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and Blue …

£23
Ottoman Hotel Park - Special Class
Ottoman Hotel Park - Special Class

Kadirga Liman Cad. No 41, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122

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4.2 out of 5 (463 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, …

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Albatros Premier Hotel
Albatros Premier Hotel

Kucukayasofya Mah Cayiroglu Sok No:1, Istanbul 34122

4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (327 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Little Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome. …

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Pocket Guide: Istanbul 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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