Esenyurt Guide (History, Transportation and Accommodation)

Esenyurt is a district of the Istanbul Province and is a part of the metropolitan municipality of Istanbul.

But what do you know about Esenyurt? In this guide, you will find some answers about history of Esenyurt, how you can reach Esenyurt and where you can stay.

Located in the European side of Istanbul, Esenyurt borders with Avcılar and Lake Küçükçekmece on the east, Büyükçekmece on the west, Başakşehir, Arnavutköy, and TEM road on the north and Beylikdüzü and E-5 motorway on the south. The district covers an area of 2.770 hectares and has its municipality since 1989.

Esenyurt, one of the neighbors of Buyukcekmece in Istanbul until 2008 and became a district afterward, is located at the heart of Lake Buyukcekmece and Lake Kucukcekmece.

The region, which was established as the farm of Ekrem Omer Pasha early in the 19th century, has become one of the most different demographic regions of Istanbul due to the migrations from both domestic and foreign countries.

With a population of 800 thousand, the district is not amongst the touristic routes of Istanbul. However, Esenyurt is one of an alternative spot for Istanbul trips as it is located 20 km away to Ataturk Airport and addresses to any budget.

With the construction boom of large residential complexes in the area in the past few years, Esenyurt benefited from major development.

It now has four cultural centers, which are Esenyurt Cultural Centre, Saadetdere Cultural Centre, Yenikent Cultural Centre, and Yunus Balta Cultural Centre. Four parks built in Esenyurt (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Park, Şehitler Park, Gaziler Park, and Kadir Topbaş Park) are also situated among the complexes.


The district is mainly built on the land owned by Ekrem Ömer Paşa in the 19th century. The name Esenyurt drives from one of the landowners Eşkinoz. The area received migration from Romania and Bulgaria between 1920 and 1938 and had more recent migration mainly from Ardahan and Kars, as well as Erzurum and Artvin.

Esenyurt Today

Esenyurt is a popular residential area due to the brand-new properties and affordable property prices compared with the Istanbul center.

TUYAP Exhibition and Conference Centre is only 5km away from the Esenyurt center, while it is 26km away from the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Shopping facilities are mainly gathered around shopping centers rather than individual shops along the streets.

Esenyurt has three shopping centers, which are Eskule Shopping Centre, Torium Shopping Centre, and Akbatı AVM.


Located 20 km away to Ataturk Airport, Esenyurt is an ideal accommodation spot if you have a private car. Public transport options are relatively less than the neighbor districts. Nevertheless, you can reach the most central spots of Istanbul by Metrobus.

The main advantageous point of Esenyurt is that the accommodation options spread to a wide range. You can stay in modest city properties and apart-hotels with more affordable prices or find luxurious rooms for you at famous hotel chains.

No matter which property you prefer, keep in mind that you had better make an early reservation to find your place with more affordable prices.

Public buses to/from Esenyurt

  • 142E Esenyurt Incirtepe – Aksaray
  • 142K Esenyurt Kiptaş 4. Etap- 5. Etap- Avcılar
  • 142T Esenyurt Public Hospital – TUYAP Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • 429 Kıraç – Yenibosna Metro
  • Metrobus lines to/from Esenyurt
  • 34B Beylikdüzü – Avcılar
  • 34BZ Beylikdüzü – Zincirlikuyu (night service)
  • 34C Beylikdüzü – Cevizlibağ
  • 34G Beylikdüzü – Söğütlüçeşme (night service)


Esenyurt is seen as a major investment area, mainly purchased for buy to let as it is home to the Esenyurt University and situated very close to Beykent University, Fatih University, Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul University, and Arel University.


You must see the historical structures and natural beauties that you can reach in a short time during your stay in Esenyurt. Do not forget to visit Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Bridge and Kursunlu Han, the famous works of Mimar Sinan in Buyukcekmece.

You must also see Lake Kucukcekmece as well as Lake Buyukcekmece. Moreover, Yarimburgaz Cave, which was declared as a natural archeological site, and Mehmet Arsay Classical Automobile Museum, one of the limited automobile museums of Turkey, are waiting for you in Kucukcekmece.

Places to Visit in Esenyurt

Despite not being a touristic spot, Esenyurt has some places to visit. You can visit Recep Tayyip Erdogan Park spread to 15 thousand m2 area if you’d like to spend a peaceful time in touch with nature.

There are also Turkish bath and sauna at health care building in the park. Many events including public concerts in an amphitheater with a capacity of 200 people. Exhibitions are organized at Esenyurt Culture and Art Center and a separate hall is available for 850 people for cultural events.

If you’re interested in museums and chocolate, Pelit Chocolate Museum is located in Esenyurt. You can get detailed information about the history and production of chocolate and taste the different kinds of chocolates.


Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Beylikduzu

Hotel Description

  • Opened: 2015
  • Renovated: 2015
  • Number of rooms: 144

Located in the business area in Beylikduzu, 1 km from Tuyap Convention Centre, Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Beylikduzu features a terrace and fitness center. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.

Modern rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. Every room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk, providing room service at the property. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services are also provided upon request at an additional charge. Guests can enjoy their meals at the on-site restaurant.

The lobby bar is ideal for having a drink and relaxing after a busy day. Ataturk Airport is a 25-minute drive km away.


  • Istanbul New Airport 50.68 km
  • Yesilyurt Station 23.44 km
  • Yesilkoy Station 23.58 km
  • Tuyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi 2.01 km
  • Hz. Ebu Bekir Cami 4.56 km
  • Playland 4.70 km
  • Pelit Chocolate Museum 5.33 km
  • Cinemaximum Astoria 5.75 km
  • Esenkent Mosque 5.92 km

Address: Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa Mah. 1 Esenyurt Turkey

Price: $39

Reis Inn Hotel

Hotel Description

  • Opened: 1999
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Number of rooms: 150

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Reis Inn Hotel offers accommodation in Beylikduzu. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV.

Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include slippers and free toiletries.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. You can play billiards at the hotel. The nearest airport is Ataturk Airport, 16 km from Reis Inn Hotel.


  • Istanbul New Airport 50.18 km
  • Yesilyurt Station 23.69 km
  • Yesilkoy Station 23.82 km
  • Esenyoute 2.39 km
  • Tuyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi 1.59 km
  • Hz. Ebu Bekir Cami 4.39 km
  • Pelit Chocolate Museum 4.92 km
  • Playland 5.27 km
  • Cinemaximum Astoria 5.39 km
  • Esenkent Mosque 5.58 km

Address: Atatürk Mahallesi Adnan Kahveci Bulvarı No. 7 Beylikdüzü

Price: $35

Dab Hotel

Hotel Description

  • Opened: 2013
  • Number of rooms: 92

Set in a prime location of Istanbul, Dab Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience.

Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Dab Hotel. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities.

The hotel’s peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include hot tub, fitness center, sauna, hot spring bath, spa. Discover all Istanbul has to offer by making Dab Hotel your base.


  • Istanbul New Airport 46.74 km
  • Yesilyurt Station 28.37 km
  • Yesilkoy Station 28.51 km
  • Esenyoute 3.17 km
  • Hz. Ebu Bekir Cami 860 m
  • Esenkent Mosque 2.67 km
  • Cinemaximum Astoria 2.72 km
  • Pelit Chocolate Museum 3.26 km
  • Tuyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi 6.11 km
  • Avcilar Belediyesi Baris Manco Kultur Merkezi 7.58 km

Address: Merkez District, 1109. Street, No:1, Esenyurt Esenyurt Turkey

Price: $30

Nidya Hotel Esenyurt

Hotel Description

• Number of rooms: 60

Offering an indoor pool and a spa and wellness center, Nidya Hotel Esenyurt is located in Esenyurt, right across Akbati Shopping Centre. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, a minibar, and a seating area.

There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. You can enjoy city view from the room. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box, and bed linen.

Nidya Hotel Esenyurt has a restaurant and a fitness center. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service and luggage storage.

The property offers free parking. TUYAP Fair Centre is 10.3 km and Beylicium Shopping Centre is 8.3 km from Nidya Hotel Esenyurt. Koza WOS Arena is just 650 meters away. Marmara Park Shopping Centre is 7.8 km from the property with numerous shopping and dining options. Ataturk Airport is 26.3 km away.


  • Istanbul New Airport 45.46 km
  • Yesilyurt Station 27.10 km
  • Yesilkoy Station 27.23 km
  • Cinemaximum Astoria 190 m
  • Esenkent Mosque 350 m
  • Pelit Chocolate Museum 930 m
  • Hz. Ebu Bekir Cami 1.89 km
  • Tuyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi 5.86 km
  • Playland 9.64 km

Address: Koza Mahallesi 1655 Sok No :3 Esenyurt Turkey Show Map

Price: $59

Ibis Istanbul Esenyurt

Hotel Description

  • Opened: 1999
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Number of rooms: 156

Located in Esenyurt, this modern hotel is just 4 km from Tuyap Exhibition Centre and a 5-minute walk from Marmara Park Shopping Centre. It offers 24-hour front desk service, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and free private parking on site.

Featuring wooden floors, the rooms of Ibis Istanbul Esenyurt are decorated in a contemporary style. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe box and a mini-refrigerator. The restaurant serves daily breakfast as an open buffet.

After a tiring day, you can enjoy a snack or light meal at the restaurant, or relax with a drink from the bar. Migros Shopping Centre is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Ataturk International Airport is 19 km away.


  • Istanbul New Airport 51.05 km
  • Yesilyurt Station 21.45 km
  • Yesilkoy Station 21.59 km
  • Hz. Ebu Bekir Cami 3.69 km
  • Playland 4.61 km
  • Tuyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi 5.21 km
  • Cinemaximum Astoria 5.68 km
  • Esenkent Mosque 5.74 km
  • Pelit Chocolate Museum 5.79 km
  • Avcilar Belediyesi Baris Manco Kultur Merkezi 6.77 km

Address: Güzelyurt Mah. Haramidere, Cad.E-5 Kuzey Yanyol Esenyurt

Price: $38

Euro Park Hotel

Hotel Description

  • Opened: 1999
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Number of rooms: 94

Located 2 km from Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Centre in Istanbul, Euro Park Hotel offers a gym, sauna, massage, and spa facilities and a Turkish bath. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.

The rooms at Hotel Euro Park are equipped with air conditioning, a satellite TV, minibar, and a safety deposit box. All units include ironing facilities and some rooms have a seating area. They all come with city views.

Daily breakfast is served buffet style. The hotel also features an a-la-carte restaurant and a bar. Other dining options are available in the vicinity with various shopping malls, including Beylicium 800 meters away.

Free on-site parking is available. The 24-hour front desk arranges airport shuttle services to Ataturk Airport 19 km away at a surcharge.


  • Istanbul New Airport 53.67 km
  • Yesilyurt Station 21.36 km
  • Yesilkoy Station 21.49 km
  • Tuyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi 2.69 km
  • Hz. Ebu Bekir Cami 4.20 km
  • Playland 4.46 km
  • Pelit Chocolate Museum 5.29 km
  • Cinemaximum Astoria 5.59 km
  • Esenkent Mosque 5.75 km
  • Avcilar Belediyesi Baris Manco Kultur Merkezi 9.35 km

Address: Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa Mahallesi E5 Yanyol üzeri 1992 Sokak No:4 Esenyurt

Price: $64

Agora Suite

Hotel Description

Featuring free car parking, a smoking area, and a lift throughout the property, Agora Suites offers budget accommodation in Istanbul, 3.8 km from Koza World Of Sports Arena. The venue comprises 21 classic rooms. This hotel offers valet parking, housekeeping and room service for guests’ convenience.

Beylicium Shopping Center is less than 3.3 km away.
Pay-TV, a private balcony and a dining area are provided in each room at this property. Some rooms have a city view. Also, the venue features hardwood flooring.

Guests can get to Ataturk airport in 20 minutes by car. The on-site car rentals are also available.


  • Fatih Cami 970 m
  • Han Plus 1,02 km
  • Eskule Alışveriş Merkezi 1,2 km
  • Hz. Ebubekir Camii 1,95 km
  • Beylicium Alışveriş Merkezi 3,45 km
  • Outland 4,02 km
  • Parkway Alışveriş Merkezi 4,02 km
  • Galeri Arya 4,02 km
  • White Corner 4,31 km

Address: Zafer Mahallesi Dogan Arasli Bulvari No: 93 Agora Residence, Esenyurt

Price: $40

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