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Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey which lies in the northwest of the country, sprawling across the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus Strait with a population of around 15 million people.
Istanbul is one of the greatest and most important cities in the world as it is the bridge that connects Europe and Asia, the perfect balance of the traditional and modern lifestyles and a mix of the past and the future. It is also the economic, cultural and historic center of the country and home to the amazing architecture, most hospitable people, fascinating neighborhoods and delicious Turkish cuisine.
Plan your perfect Istanbul vacation and book hotels in Istanbul through Almosafer that help you determine the best date for your trip.
The peak tourist season is from late spring through early fall (May-Sep) when the temperature rises up to average highs of 30°C and the weather becomes humid and hot. During this season, you will find Istanbul hotel prices at its peak. Whereas the low season is in winter (Nov-Mar) the temperature goes to 9 °C and the weather becomes warm and pleasant. Hence, this is the best time to visit Istanbul as there are almost no tourists so you can really enjoy all the attractions and avail of the big discounts on Istanbul hotel booking.
Istanbul Airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTFM) is the main international airport serving Istanbul and one of the largest airports in the world which is located on the European side of the city. It consists of one large terminal that can handle 200 million passengers per year. The airport has several good options to get from the airport to the center of the city; you can pick a bus from outside the terminal as it is cheap or you can take a taxi or simply rent a car as the journey from the airport to the downtown takes from 50 to 60 minutes.
Hagia Sophia represents the architecture of the Byzantine era. It was built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century and was initially a church, later a mosque and today a museum. It is famous in particular for its 55m-high massive dome.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, that was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I, and it consists of five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.
Topkapi Palace is a large museum in the East of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey. It consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. It used to serve as the main residence headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.
Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower that is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline north of the Golden Horn and offers a 360-degree view of all Istanbul.
Whether you're traveling as a couple, a family or solo, these budget-friendly hotels in Istanbul will suit your budget such as Rumours Inn that is a 3-minute walking distance from Sultanahmet Square and Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque. As well as, Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel, as it is 0.2 km from Kalamis Marina and 2 km from Tepe Nautilus Shopping Center.
If you would like to have a luxury travel experience, we bring you a selection of luxury hotels in Istanbul such as Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul, that provides a truly memorable stay and offers a sauna, steam room, snow cabin and hammam. Also, you can try Renata Boutique Hotel Sisli that is 0.6 km away from Bomontiada and City's Nisantasi.
If you are looking for a stay near the city center, we would love to suggest the best hotels located in the center of Istanbul such as White House Hotel Istanbul that has an ideal location in the heart of the Historical Peninsula and few steps from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Also, Tan Hotel - Special Category can be a perfect option as it is only a few steps away from Sultanahmet Tram Station and German Fountain.
1- What are the best neighborhoods to stay in when visiting Istanbul?
The popular areas in Istanbul are European Side, Downtown Istanbul, and Fatih.
2- How much would a hotel in Istanbul cost tonight?
If you choose to stay in a 3-star hotel, you will pay per night a rate that starts from 74SAR, and for a 4-star hotel, you get to pay 81SAR as a start. For a 5-star hotel, the rate will start from 114SAR.
3- What luxury hotels in Istanbul have nice views?
4- What are the best hotels near Hagia Sophia Museum?
5- What are the top most family-friendly hotels in Istanbul?
6- What are the best resorts in Istanbul?
7- Which hotels in Istanbul allow pets?
It is easy to book cheap hotels in Istanbul with high quality service through our website. Almosafer offers the best hotels in Istanbul at great rates. Enjoy your stay in any of Istanbul’s cheap hotels in the best areas of the city. The average price for a cheap hotel is 421.95 SAR per night.
The best time to travel to Istanbul is in August & March because you will get to enjoy the activities in Istanbul.
Food in Istanbul will be costing around 14.52 SAR.
The best time to book hotels in Istanbul is in January since the rates will be at its best.
Istanbul is dealing in TRY, so make sure to budget your home currency accordingly to TRY rate.
The average rate per night in Istanbul is 421.95 SAR.