The city of Istanbul offers accommodation options ranging from five-star luxury hotels, boutique-style lodges, budget dormitories to youth hostels. Further, the accommodation option also includes guest houses, local...
The city of Istanbul offers accommodation options ranging from five-star luxury hotels, boutique-style lodges, budget dormitories to youth hostels. Further, the accommodation option also includes guest houses, local independent properties and 'S' class hotels, among others.
Most five-star hotels and other lavish ones are found in Taksim Square or Beyoglu, which is the commercial centre of the city. Being situated along the metro line, hotels in this region are highly popular.
This place also directly connects to the airport by a shuttle bus. Shopping and dining options in Beyoglu area further add to the popularity of hotels in this region.
Sultanahmet, which is the heart of the historical old city of Istanbul, hosts even more hotels and hostels. As the tourist sites are located nearby this place, hotels here are most convenient for sightseeing. However, it may take time to travel around the city from the old town due to lack of direct connectivity to most places.
Other swanky hotels are located along the Bosphorus Strait. Some more budget accommodation options are also available in the financial district of Levent or Maslak and close to the Ataturk Airport.
Among the major international hotel chains in Istanbul are Ramada, Hyatt, Radisson, Four Seasons, Accor, Marriott, Ritz Carlton and Sheraton. Other international hotel chains available in the city are Hilton, Best Western, Movenpick, Swissotel, Kempinski, InterContinental, Barcelo, and Conrad.
Istanbul also houses some of the best hotels for travellers, who visit the city for business or commercial purposes. Most corporate and business hotels offer special facilities like Wi-Fi and high speed internet connections, business centres, meeting rooms and conference halls.
Leisure hotels, on the other hand, offer amenities such as fitness centre, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, spa, sauna and massage rooms, among others. Some of the leisure hotels also have golf courses.
The best time to visit Istanbul is during spring, early summer and autumn. The city is most crowded with tourists in the months of April, May, June, September and October. October to April is the low season, during which discounts are offered by most of the hotels.
Istanbul has 498 hotels across 4 different categories - Hotel, B&B/Guest house/Hostel/Lodge, Apartment/Serviced apartment and Self-catering villa/Cottage.
The Hotel was situated at a Prime spot at Taksim - The bus, tram and Metro stations were very close by and we could go out on our own without any difficulty and see places and do shopping. The by-lanes near the Hotel had quaint little shops where we...
This wonderful property is in the Sultanhamet area and has a view of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The rooms are very comfortable with all amenities in place and the staff is more than ready to be your guide around town despite doing night du...
We are planning to go for a vacation to Istanbul this May. Can anybody please help us with a few details with regards to the following.
Famous sightseeing spots.
Good budget hotels.
How to get around in Istanbul?
Is it better to book through a travel agent or go directly?
Weather in May.
Things to do.
Hoping for a reply at the earliest.
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