Vacation in Istanbul is radically different from the five-star resort hotels. It is not recommended to sit still! The city is incredibly colorful and can be explored year after year – there is always something unique and attractive.
Incredible number of attractions, cultural and historical monuments, excursions, chic and very tasty cafes and restaurants, bazaars and much more – Istanbul has a lot to show!
To look at it all, to feel and fully immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this city, you need somewhere to stay. In this article, we have compiled a rating of 5 inexpensive but worthy hotels in Istanbul.
The hotel is located in the historic Sultanahmet district. The terrace offers a panoramic view of the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara – the perfect backdrop for gorgeous photos. The hotel has a total of 16 modern and clean rooms. Each has all the amenities you need, from a minibar to a private hot tub and balcony.
The Asmali Terrace restaurant has a buffet system – mostly Turkish cuisine and a lot of grilled dishes. The tour desk at the hotel offers trips to the most important attractions in Istanbul. If general sightseeing tours and programs don’t appeal to you, you can rent a car at the 24-hour reception desk and go explore the local color on your own.
Istanbul Holiday 3*
Hotel with 30 rooms is conveniently located on the historic peninsula of Istanbul. Some of the rooms have a wonderful view of the garden. Ataturk International Airport is 43 km away.
Some of the city’s key attractions are within walking distance: the Sultan’s Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Cathedral await your arrival!
There is a restaurant on site, where breakfast is also served. The food is without any extravagances, but it perfectly conveys the hospitable mood of the kitchen – everything is very tasty and nourishing.
Grand Esen 3*
A small three-star hotel located one kilometer from the Sultanahmet district and the Süleymaniye Mosque. The location is excellent – this is the most important trump card of the hotel. The Sirkeci Metro is literally across the street, as is the streetcar stop. Eminenyonyu promenade is a stone’s throw away. Five minutes to Gulhane Park, a little more to all other attractions. Near the legendary Egyptian market, a lot of cafes, restaurants and street food for every taste.
If you like Mediterranean cuisine, there are several excellent places nearby where you can sit at a cozy table and taste the local spicy dishes: Olive Anatolian Restaurant, Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrasi Taksim and Roof Mezze 360.
The hotel staff is very polite and responsive – almost all understand Russian and are ready to help as quickly as possible to solve any problem.
Hotel with 17 rooms with regular cleaning. Key advantages: attentive, customer-oriented staff and very favorable location. Some rooms on the top floor have a balcony with a gorgeous view of the sea. Our tourists often praise in their reviews the good noise isolation and quiet atmosphere in the hotel itself.
The hotel is located near the Basilica Cistern and the Column of Constantine. The Ancient Egyptian obelisk is within walking distance. Topkapi Palace is a few minutes away by cab, public transportation or car. In general, the location is the main advantage of the hotel, which you can and should take advantage of if you come to Istanbul for a new experience. There are spas nearby – you can relax.
And after a busy program, go back to your cozy, quiet room at Timeks Hotel!
Blue Istanbul 3*
The hotel is located 450 meters from the historic Sultanahmet district. Some of the rooms have a beautiful view of the Marmara Sea. The hotel has a total of 27 cozy and bright rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern stylish furniture.
Inside the hotel there is a bar and a restaurant at your service. Breakfast is in buffet format – fed delicious, vacationers do not complain. Mostly they serve Turkish cuisine, but there are also European dishes. And also very close to the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, the Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace.