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Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class

Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class

Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sok. No:45, Istanbul 34122

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4.2 out of 5 (634 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Hagi …

£79
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

Divanyolu Cd. Alemdar Mah., Istanbul 34122

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4.3 out of 5 (801 reviews)

Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of German Fountain, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. …

£94
Lalinn Hotel

Lalinn Hotel

Oyuncu Cikmazi Oyuncu Sok. No 4, Istanbul 34400

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (353 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar and Hippodrome. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cister …

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Hagia Sophia Hotel Istanbul Old City

Hagia Sophia Hotel Istanbul Old City

Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad.No 13, Istanbul 34122

4.6 out of 5 (261 reviews)

Located in Old City, this hotel is steps from Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome and Blue Mosque are also within 1 …

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Dersaadet Hotel - Special Class

Dersaadet Hotel - Special Class

Kucukayasofya Cad Kapiagasi Sok No 5, Istanbul 34400

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4.7 out of 5 (448 reviews)

Located in Old City, this historic hotel is steps from Arasta Bazaar and Blue Mosque. Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern are als …

£66
Metropolis Hostel & Guest House

Metropolis Hostel & Guest House

Akbiyik Cad., Terbiyik Sk., No.24, Istanbul 34110

Located in Old City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque. Basilica Cistern …

£24
Hotel Amira Istanbul

Hotel Amira Istanbul

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa, Istanbul 34122

4.8 out of 5 (911 reviews)

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

£72
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 …

£50
Arden City Hotel - Special Class

Arden City Hotel - Special Class

Alemdar Mah Kazm Ismail Gürkan Cad No2, Istanbul

4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (260 reviews)

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

£50
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 (549 reviews)

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

£41

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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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