Istanbul is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In addition to tourists coming from more than 10 million overseas annually, Istanbul is one of the first choices for local tourists to visit. There are dozens of reasons for that, of course. The centuries Istanbul making capital to different civilizations, economic and trade as Turkey's most important city occurs, Istanbul Strait, is the historic peninsula and they are located in Istanbul, a large number of the place to be seen before dying like; just some of the reasons.
In what regions do those who come to Istanbul prefer to stay and what factors come to the fore?
1. Sultanahmet Location
Though it's name has changed over the years, the importance of Byzantium, Constantinople or Istanbul as it has been known through the centuries, hasn't. Its past is reflected in the wonderful buildings and monuments that still stand today.
We can divide these hotels into 3 groups; Hotels in Sultanahmet, hotels near Sultanahmet, Sirkeci and Sultanahmet, hotels in Beyazit near Grand Bazaar.
Most of the hotels in the back area are in walking distance to Sultanahmet. Seven Hills, Sultanahmet Hotel, Blue House Hotel, as well as many famous and luxury hotels in this region can be found.
On the way to Sirkeci, you can stay in places like Yaşmak Sultan. You can find boutique hotels to the Grand Bazaar. Another address for boutique hotels is between Sultanahmet and Çemberlitaş.
If you want to make a trip with a scent of history in a hotel next to Sultanahmet and Hagia Sophia, you should choose
Seven Hills Hotel. Admire the views of this hotel, which has a restaurant on the 3rd floor. 2. Talimhane Location
There are many 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Talimhane which is located next to Taksim Gezi Park. This is usually the Europeans who prefer the tourists and the companies plan to make business meetings in Turkey. Some of the hotels found here are known as business hotels because all of them have a meeting room.
On Istiklal Street you can find entertainment venues until the first light of the morning. In addition, thousands of people every day meet at cafes and bars in Taksim. In terms of shopping, they will stay in a hotel nearby and they will have many alternatives within walking distance.
From this area, you can use the metro to go to the Sultanahmet square, and you can reach in 15 minutes.
3. Bosphorus Area
When you talk about Istanbul, you cannot pass through the Bosphorus. This special region of Marmara Sea, where European and Asian continents meet, has many special themed and 5 star hotels with Bosphorus views. Hotels in Besiktas, Ortakoy on the European side and hotels in Uskudar, Beylerbeyi and Cengelkoy on the Asian side; suitable for those who want to enjoy the throat.
You can reach the Sultanahmet area from this area in about 30-45 minutes. You can use public transport or taxi for transportation.
4. Laleli and Aksaray Regions
You can find many options in this area from boutique hotel to 5 star hotel. Prices are cheaper than in Sultanahmet hotels.
This region also offers many advantages in terms of transportation. With Metro, Tram, you can easily go to every point of Istanbul. The Sultanhamet area is just 10 minutes away by tram.
However, since this region is very cosmopolitan, you may encounter people from many different countries.
One big problem is that you should pay great attention to your hotel selections in these areas; A lot of hotels in this area are not very suitable for family.
5. Our advice
Our advice to you is to choose the hotels in Çemberlitaş which are close to Sultanahmet Square and the historical places of the city. Hotel prices are more convenient than Taksim and Sultanahmet areas. You can reach the Sultanhamet Square in a 10-minute walk in Çemberlitaş.