Choosing where we will stay is as pivotal as choosing where to vacation. Many criteria come to mind, such as being a place that will meet many of our requests, being close to places to visit, being comfortable and clean. First of all, our expectations determine the place where we will stay, then it remains to sort and choose the options according to our priorities. So where should a person who wants to visit Istanbul stay?
If you want to come to Istanbul and have a pleasant trip, the two best places to choose are Sultanahmet and Taksim. These places, located in the very heart of Istanbul, promise you a nice holiday. Since Taksim and Sultanahmet are placed with enormous accommodation, they are the first choice of many tourists to stay in Istanbul every year. There are a wide variety of hotels located in Taksim and Sultanahmet. For example, there are boutique hotels where you feel at home, luxury hotels with relaxation facilities such as a spa and pool, apart-hotels with kitchenettes, historical hotels.
In short, Sultanahmet and Taksim are the most suitable places to stay in Istanbul. Since there are so many options, many people can find a place that suits their wishes. In this article, accommodation places in Sultanahmet and Taksim; I will provide detailed information about cleaning services, transportation, city locations, parking facilities, recreation facilities, communication, food, room conditions, hygiene, services for the disabled, hotel rules against smoking, and those who bring pets.
Places to stay in Sultanahmet
Located in the Sultanahmet area, Hotel Poem is a hotel with a 24-hour reception, 20 hotel rooms, and daily housekeeping services. With its free parking lot, you do not have to search for a place for your car. It is 5 minutes walk from Sultanahmet Square. There is also a 24-hour round-trip shuttle service for passengers arriving from the airport.
You can relax in the garden of the hotel and use the library and free wifi. If you are a smoker, you can smoke in certain designated areas, if you smoke outside of that, you will be fined. You can also communicate easily thanks to its multilingual staff. There are also car parks suitable for using wheelchairs for the disabled. Persons must be 18 years or older and have a photo ID to enter the hotel.
Meals include an open buffet breakfast served every day, food buffet, and room service at certain hours. Necessities such as an air conditioner and slippers are available in the room. Ironing board and iron are also available upon request. The hotel is currently operated in accordance with the covid-19 hygiene and cleaning rules.
You can check-in between 14.00 – 5.30. Check-out time: noon. Provides fast entry and exit and contactless entry and exit.
Address: Akbıyık Cad. Terbıyık Sk. No.: 12, İstanbul, 34110, İstanbul, Türkiye.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
There are 65 non-smoking hotel rooms, daily housekeeping, restaurant, and bars/lounge. This hotel has a garden and a rooftop terrace. It is 2 minutes walking distance from Sultanahmet Square. Therefore, you can also walk to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace. In addition, there is a health club. The hotel offers free valet parking.
It is a hotel with gyms, spa services, and a sauna for relaxation. Another feature that closely concerns smokers is that it is a non-smoking hotel. French, Turkish and English languages are commonly used in the hotel. The hotel has a handicapped bathroom and some facilities for the disabled in the room. Photo ID issued by official institutions is sufficient for entry.
This hotel provides services such as daily paid full breakfast service, restaurant, bar/lounge, food buffet, and 24-hour room service. There is a minibar, espresso machine, and bathrobe in the hotel room. There is also a conference room, meeting rooms and a 24-hour office for business meetings. For each pet, guests will be charged an additional EUR 100 per stay. Covid-19 hygiene rules and social distance rules are applied at the hotel.
You can check-in between 15.00 and 15.00. Check-out time: noon. It offers fast entry and exit and contactless exit.
Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No: 1, İstanbul, 34110, İstanbul, Türkiye.
Seven Hills Palace & Spa
It is a hotel with eighty non-smoking hotel rooms, 3 hot tubs, daily housekeeping. It is 7 minutes walking distance from Sultanahmet Square. At the entrance, the reception staff greets the guests with a smiling face. Rooms have free wireless and wired internet access. Free and self-parking is available at the hotel. The parking lot is wheelchair accessible. A shuttle service is provided from the airport to the hotel for a maximum of 4 people 24 hours a day. The service fee is 100 EUR per person, round trip. The hotel is also within walking distance of Istanbul’s city public vehicles. There are a 24-hour information desk and reception.
The hotel has an outdoor seasonal pool for relaxation, a children’s pool, spa services, a pool bar, a steam room, a sauna, and pool loungers. It is also a non-smoking hotel. Before choosing, you should pay attention to this part. The languages spoken in the hotel have a wide spectrum, including German, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, English, and Spanish. The hotel has handicapped-accessible showers, wheelchair-accessible passageways, and some disabled-specific features in the room. Also suitable for wheelchair use; public toilet, information desk, valet, elevator way, spa, hotel restaurant, bathroom emergency pull cord.
For meals, an open buffet breakfast, restaurant bar/living room is available every day. The hotel also has conference space for business guests. The hotel provides free bottled water to its guests. Like other hotels, hygiene rules are followed and the rooms are equipped with a minibar, air conditioning, and bathrobes. Finally, The hotel doesn’t accept pets.
Check-in time to the hotel 14.00-midnight, check-out time: 11.00, Fast in/out
Address: Sultanahmet Mah., Kadı Çıkmazı Sok., İstanbul, 34122, Türkiye.
Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hagia Sophia Mansions, a 4-star hotel, has 78 hotel rooms. It provides daily housekeeping and reception staff to greet you at the entrance. It is 3 minutes walking distance to Hagia Sophia in the Sultanahmet area. Unlike others, the hotel does not have a parking lot. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is 63 minutes drive away. The hotel does not have a pick-up service from the airport. Free wireless internet service is available in the hotel’s public areas and rooms. The hotel only accepts dogs and cats as pets. The Pet deposit is EUR 40 per night.
The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, gym, spa service, steam room, and sauna. It also has a garden and a terrace. Information center and tour/ticket services are also available at the hotel. There are designated smoking areas for smokers. There are bathrooms for the disabled, and assistive listening devices. In addition, there is an information desk, registration desk, hotel restaurant, restroom suitable for wheelchair use. There are also handrails in the corridors and stairwells for the disabled and a grab bar in the shower. The languages spoken in the hotel are Russian, Turkish, and English. There is also a meeting room for business guests.
Continental breakfast is served every day (paid) in the breakfast menus of the hotel. There is also a restaurant and 24-hour room service. The hotel room has a minibar, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, and slippers as comfort features. Bottled water is free of charge. There is a safety deposit box in the room for you to put your personal belongings. This hotel states that it adheres to CleanStay (Hilton) cleaning and disinfection practices.
Check-in time at the hotel is 15:00-any time, check-out time: noon, contactless check-out is available.
Address: Kabasakal Cad. No.: 5, Sultanahmet, İstanbul, 34122, Türkiye.
Places to stay in Taksim
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
This hotel is a five-star hotel with 243 hotel rooms and 3 restaurants. The hotel, which has 12 floors, provides daily housekeeping services. It has a car park and valet. The parking fee is 35 EUR per day. The parking lot is also wheelchair accessible. A 24-hour airport shuttle is available. The airport shuttle is EUR 230 one way per vehicle. The hotel is 10 minutes walking distance from Taksim station and square. However, the hotel does not accept pets. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, consultant, tour/ticket services, limousine service, hairdresser, free newspaper in the lobby.
Indoor and outdoor pool for relaxation in the hotel, 24-hour gym, full-service spa, spa therapy rooms, walking and cycling paths in the hotel, bike and scooter/moped rentals near the hotel, hot tub, steam room, sauna, and near the hotel Golf lessons are offered. The hotel has a 24-hour office, conference area, meeting rooms, conference center, and a computer station for business meetings. The hotel has special areas for smokers. Languages spoken at the hotel are German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, English. In this way, communication difficulties are minimized. In addition to the disabled facilities at other hotels, this hotel has visual alarms in the hallway and many lowered items.
Buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel (for a fee). In addition, there are 3 restaurants, bar/lounge, coffee shop/cafe, buffet, poolside bar, coffee service in the lobby, and 24-hour room service. The room has a minibar, air conditioning, ceiling fan, espresso machine, coffee/tea machine, bathrobe, slippers, iron/ironing board. This hotel states that it adheres to the Commitment to Clean (Marriott) cleaning and disinfection practices.
Check-in time to the hotel 15.00-midnight,check-out time: noon, fast in/out
Address: Süzer Plaza Askerocağı Caddesi No.: 6, İstanbul, 34367, Türkiye.
Sanat Hotel Pera Boutique
Sanat Hotel Pera Boutique hotel is a 3-star boutique hotel with 38 hotel rooms. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, consultant, and daily housekeepers. The hotel has a car park for its guests, but parking is limited. Located in the Taksim area, the hotel is 8 minutes walking distance from Galata Tower. Also for transportation, it is 7 minutes walking distance to the tunnel square station. A 24-hour airport shuttle is also available at this hotel. A 24-hour airport shuttle is also available at this hotel. The airport shuttle is EUR 35 per vehicle, one way.
Free wireless internet service is available in public areas and rooms. This 6-story hotel has special areas for smoking. The hotel has multilingual staff, including German, French, Russian, Turkish, and English. There is also a safety deposit box in the hotel’s rooms. The hotel does not accept pets.
There is a restaurant, bar/lounge, coffee shop/cafe, 24-hour room service, and free reception for food and beverage needs. There are large conference and meeting rooms, conference centers for business guests. Room conditions include air conditioning, minibar, coffee/tea maker, slippers, iron, and ironing board upon request. This hotel states that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC – Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.
Check-in time to the hotel 14.00-midnight, check-out time: 12.30, Express check-in / check-out.
Address: Asmalı Mescit Mah. Balyoz Sok. No.: 7, İstanbul, 34430, İstanbul, Türkiye.
Ardilas Residence is an aparthotel with a cute and friendly atmosphere. It is the perfect place for those who want a more relaxed atmosphere away from the glamor of luxury hotels. The hotel serves its customers with 24-hour reception and daily housekeeping. However, the hotel does not have parking facilities. The hotel is located 4 minutes walking distance from Taksim Square. You can also walk to the Galata tower in 19 minutes from the hotel. It is 5 minutes walking distance to Taksim station for urban transportation.
The hotel has special areas for smoking. However, the languages spoken at the hotel are only English and Turkish. The hotel also offers free internet service.
In terms of food, you can cook according to your taste. For this, basic kitchen utensils such as a small kitchen, microwave oven, hob grill, spoon, fork are available in the hotel. The rooms have air conditioning, minibar, slippers, and an iron/ironing board upon request. This hotel states that it complies with the cleaning and disinfection practices of the Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey).
Check-in time to the hotel 14.00-midnight, check-out time: noon.
Adress : Şehit Muhtar Mah., Bekar Sok. No.: 19, İstanbul, 34435, İstanbul, Türkiye.
CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
With 453 hotel rooms, it is one of the most popular five-star hotels in Taksim. The 9-story hotel provides daily housekeeping services. The 24-hour front desk and its advisor provide all kinds of assistance to the guests. Wheelchair accessible and valet parking is available at the hotel. Valet parking costs EUR 7 per day. Located in the Taksim area, the hotel is only 4 minutes walking distance from Taksim Square. In addition, the hotel has a 24-hour airport shuttle service. The hotel’s airport shuttle is EUR 212 per vehicle, one way. The hotel, which is also close to the city transportation, is 3 minutes walking distance from Taksim station.
The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, a fully equipped spa, spa therapy rooms, a steam room, and a sauna so you can spend time without getting bored. Designated smoking areas are also available at the hotel, but it has been reported that there will be a punıshment for smoking outside of these areas. There are 7 common languages spoken at the hotel. These are Arabic, French, Russian, Turkish, English, Spanish and Italian. It has Braille or signs language which other hotels for the disabled do not have. In addition, all the services I wrote for disabled people in other hotels are also available in this hotel.
The hotel also serves an open buffet breakfast every day for meals (extra charge). The hotel has 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, cafe, 24-hour room service, and coffee service in the lobby. The rooms of the hotel are equipped with an air conditioner, minibar, coffee/tea maker, bathrobe, iron/ironing board. There is also a safety deposit box suitable for laptop computers. This hotel states that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party specialist – Global) cleaning and disinfection practices. Finally, the hotel does not accept pets.
Check-in time to the hotel 14.00-midnight,check-out time: noon.
Adress: Gümüşsuyu Mah. İnönü Cad. No: 8, İstanbul, 34437, İstanbul, Türkiye.