The most preferred area for tourists to book a hotel in Istanbul is the historic district of Sultanahmet. This area is full of hotels and hostels of all kinds. There is something for every style and every budget. It is even quite difficult to choose. So, we have listed 10 Top Rated Hotels in Sultanahmet for you
In this list of the top rated hotels in Sultanahmet, find the best options for staying in this neighborhood without being disappointed by having a small room or an outdated bathroom (the main problems that travelers encounter in this area).
Why stay in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul?
Sultanahmet is the historical district, the old town of Istanbul where you can immerse yourself in the past of Istanbul. You will visit all the famous monuments of the city on foot, such as the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia Mosque etc.
Monuments and Transportation near Sultanahmet
Access to the historic district of Istanbul is very simple. Indeed, the most used transportation in Sultanahmet is a streetcar that passes right through all the monuments and serves a large part of the area, including the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Square and even the Eminönü pier, Karaköy pier and even Kabatas pier.
List of the best hotels in Sultanahmet in Istanbul
1. Ajwa Hotel
Enjoying a privileged location in the historic district of Istanbul, this Sultanahmet hotel welcomes its guests with its Ottoman architecture and rooms overlooking the Sea of Marmara. The 5-star hotel’s services are complete: buffet breakfast, parking, terrace, coffee service in the lobby, indoor pool, children’s pool, well-equipped SPA, gym and a restaurant where guests can enjoy exquisite cuisine made of traditional Turkish dishes with the sea as a backdrop. It is one of the best hotels in Sultanahmet in Istanbul.
Monuments such as the Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Spice Market are within walking distance.
2-Four Seasons Sultanahmet Hotel
This 5-star hotel, which is perfectly integrated in the historical district of Istanbul, in Sultanahmet, offers a unique experience: rooms designed for the comfort of the guests, massage room, SPA, fitness center. The three meals, with international specialties, are taken in its restaurant overlooking the garden. A rooftop bar also serves appetizers with drinks.
Among the establishment’s services, airport shuttle, car rental, parking, meeting, conference and business dining rooms. The location is privileged: the monuments are only a few hundred meters away (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Cistern…)
3. Sultanahmet Palace Hotel Istanbul
This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district opposite the Blue Mosque. Its allergy-free, Byzantine- and Ottoman-style rooms overlook the Sea of Marmara, each with a private Turkish bath. In addition to the hearty buffet breakfast on site, the Seven Hills restaurant 5 minutes from the hotel serves all the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. There is a terrace and garden on the first floor. Drinks are served at the bar and in the lounge.
It provides transfers to/from the airport. The Blue Mosque is 300m away and the Saite-Sophia is 500m away.
4. Sumengen Hotel Istanbul
The 4-star Sumengen Hotel is located 4 minutes from Sultanahmet Square in the historic district of Istanbul. It offers comfortable rooms with sea view and unique design, sauna, massages and 24-hour room service. The buffet breakfast is served on the garden terrace overlooking the Bosphorus. There is a restaurant open all day and a lounge bar on the ground floor.
In addition to airport transfers, it offers car rental, ticketing service and tours. The Hagia Sophia is only 300m away and the Topkapıi Palace is a 650m walk.
5. Kybele Hotel
Kybele Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Sultanahmet, in the historic district of Istanbul. It has 16 rooms with its own decoration. Breakfast is served in the restaurant as a buffet. In addition, there is a lounge and bar with a library for those who love to read.
Services such as take-away meals, car rentals and transfers to and from the airport are particularly appreciated. The hotel is close to the Aya Irini Museum, 6 minutes from the streetcar and 10 minutes from Topkapi Palace. It is one of the best hotels in Sultanahmet in Istanbul
6. Boss Hotel
With this 4-star hotel, the historical district of Istanbul is at your feet: Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square and others… Its rooms overlooking the garden are particularly comfortable and elegantly furnished. In addition, the a la carte restaurant is located on the terrace and welcomes guests to offer them the distinguished dishes of Turkish and international cuisine.
Boss Hotel Sultanahmet also offers a two-way airport transfer service in addition to ticketing service for tours in Istanbul and 24-hour room service.
7. Sari Konak Hotel
Among the hotels in Sultanahmet, the historic district of Istanbul, we cannot pass without mentioning the 4-star Sari Konak Hotel, from which practically all the essential monuments are within walking distance: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Mosaic Museum, etc. It offers impeccable service to its guests with classically furnished rooms and a buffet breakfast. The panoramic view from the bar, which is open all day, is also appreciated.
Among the services are the terrace, snack bar, room service, transfer service, free parking, car rental, tours. The tramway is a 10-minute walk away.
8. Saba Sultan Hotel
This is a 3-star hotel in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. It has allergy-free rooms with city views. It offers a continental style breakfast. It also has a non-smoking restaurant where American cuisine is favored. With a garden and terrace, the hotel serves non-alcoholic drinks at the library bar.
In addition to 24-hour room service, services such as airport shuttle, tourist assistance, car rental and coffee in the lobby are appreciated.
Due to its location, it is close to the historical monuments: Hagia Sophia, Mosaic Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome…
9. Hagia Sofia Mansion Istanbul
In the 5-star hotel, which consists of 17 mansions that blend in perfectly with Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district, the rooms are decorated differently and have ornate furnishings, portrait-style paintings on the walls and individual Turkish baths; relaxation and well-being are yours!
The Sofia Terrace Restaurant overlooking Hagia Sophia offers unique flavors of Turkish cuisine. The Sera restaurant serves special dishes according to the season. It is one of the best hotels in Sultanahmet in Istanbul
The city’s monuments such as the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Hippodrome Square, the Topkapi Palace are within walking distance.
10. Seven Hills Hotel
This special class boutique hotel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s historic district, has modern palace-style rooms with city and sea views. Some of them have a SPA. It offers buffet breakfast. Seven Hills Seafood Restaurant on the terrace with beautiful view of the Sea of Marmara and Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque serves delicious seafood.
In addition to private parking and a snack bar and 24-hour room service, it offers airport shuttles. Needless to say, you are just a stone’s throw from the main monuments. It is one of the best hotels in Sultanahmet in Istanbul