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Istanbul Hotels with a View
The Turkish capital of Istanbul has been inhabited since approximately 3000 BC. Straddling the continents of Asia and Europe, the city’s prime location has made it an important center of trade and transport throughout history. From the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul has seen many great civilizations pass through its gates, and the remnants are everywhere just waiting to be explored.
If you are heading off on a holiday in Istanbul, why not stay at one of these incredible hotels that offer amazing views of the spectacular city landscape.
Located in the center of Istanbul’s historic district, the Hotel Uyan has been a popular hotel for visitors since 1928. With classic 1930’s decor, the historic rooms still retain their original features – with a modern touch for comfort and convenience. The terrace offers panoramic views of the water, and many rooms have direct views of the famous Hagia Sophia itself. Most of Istanbul’s attractions are only a short stroll away from this budget friendly hotel.
Sumahan On The Water
For travellers who like to live it up in style, you’ll be hard-pressed to find classier accommodation than Sumahan on the Water. Built in the mid-19th century, this gorgeous property has a unique location directly on the water, providing breathtaking views. Rooms feature traditional Turkish baths and elegant accents, with all the modern amenities you’d expect. The Sumahan is not a budget property, but the prices are high value for those looking for a relaxing and luxurious escape in Istanbul.
Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel
Surrounded by Istanbul’s historic district, the Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel is perfectly positioned for sightseeing – the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome all within walking distance. The Sultan Terrace Restaurant is the real gem, with amazing views over the historic district and Hagia Sophia to take in with a Turkish coffee or an evening meal. The rooms are influenced by the Ottoman Empire, and offer incredibly grand furnishings for the budget friendly prices.
Best Western Premier Regency Suites Hotel-spa
While this hotel may be a well-known name, the Best Western Premier Regency Suites Hotel is unexpected in every way. An all-suite hotel, rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable, and include complimentary breakfast and wifi. The spa is the real winner, offering Hammam treatments, a sauna, and steam room in an elegant Ottoman decor. Head to the rooftop restaurant for some of the best views in the city, and enjoy reasonably priced Mediterranean cuisine with panoramic views of the surrounding neighborhoods and waterfront.
Georges Hotel Galata
Last but certainly not least is a property that is first-class in every way. The Georges Hotel Galata is ideal for travellers looking for a pampering stay in the Turkish capital. Rooms feature luxurious linens, custom bathrobes and slippers, and rainfall showerheads that will have you seriously considering staying in. The on-site French restaurant serves gourmet French cuisine alongside its panoramic windows overlooking Istanbul. If you can pull yourself away from the 24/7 pampering, all of Istanbul’s major attractions are only a short ride away.