Best Hotels in Istanbul

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Istanbul based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in Turkey earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
    Istanbul
    #1 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1778 reviewsTripAdvisor (1778)
    Free WiFi

    First-time visitors to Turkey's most populated city will be hard-pressed to find a hotel with a better address than the Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet. That's because Istanbul's biggest attractions, including the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, are a stone's throw from the property. Though the hotel's address was a major standout for recent guests, the property's attentive staff and amenities also impressed. Multilingual concierges are at your beck and call 24 hours a day, and babysitting services can be arranged with as little as three hours' notice (sometimes even less). Standard rooms here are spacious (between 592 to 645 square feet) and feature traditional Turkish decor, including handwoven Turkish kilims, alongside modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, espresso machines and bathrooms with televisions and deep soaking tubs. There are plenty of dining options nearby, but guests say a drink on the A'YA Rooftop Lounge, which overlooks both the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, simply cannot be skipped. If you're in need of some additional downtime, the hotel offers spa services to help you recharge. There is no pool on-site, but guests have complimentary access to the pool at the property's sister hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus. 

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1778 reviewsTripAdvisor (1778)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Raffles Istanbul
    Istanbul
    #2 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)

    Recent travelers are confident in their proclamations that the Raffles Istanbul is one of the best hotels they have ever stayed in. Guests say this Istanbul property hits great hospitality right on the nose and lives up to its five-star rating in more ways than one. According to lodgers, the staff is one of the hotel's most remarkable attributes, as they consistently go above and beyond to make guests’ stays nothing short of spectacular. And speaking of spectacular, the hotel's location isn't too bad either. The Raffles Istanbul can be found close to the Bosphorus, boasting views throughout the high-rise property. Plus, access to amenities off-site are easy, considering the Zorlu shopping, dining and entertainment megaplex is connected to the hotel. The same cannot be said for reaching top attractions; the hotel is about 6 miles northeast of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, and the closest metro station to the hotel is a bit of a trek. Accommodations here stay consistent with the hotel's overall wow factor. Standard rooms, which start at 678 square feet, come with butler service (a guest favorite) as well as walk-in closets, private balconies overlooking the city and bathrooms with dual vanities and separable marble tubs and showers. The hotel also features a spa, multiple restaurants, a kids club and swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor), plus extraordinary extras like an open-air rooftop movie theater and helipad. 

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Tomtom Suites
    Istanbul
    #3 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1120 reviewsTripAdvisor (1120)
    Free WiFi

    This boutique hotel in Istanbul is all about attention to detail. That's because Tomtom Suites only has 20 rooms, leaving plenty of extra room for personalized service. And guests were able to pick up on this strategy right away. Lodgers loved staff's eagerness to provide recommendations and appreciated that any and all inquiries were met with a smile. The large rooms were also a standout, with standard suites starting at 474 square feet. Pillow menus, LCD TVs with DVD players, Nespresso coffee machines, loaner iPads, homemade chocolates and minibars are just a few of the in-room amenities you can expect to take advantage of during your stay. The hotel also has 24-hour concierge, in-room spa and express checkout services, as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet. In their downtime, guests can brush up on their knowledge of the city and Turkey itself at the on-site library, or grab a bite to eat at Nicole, which serves Mediterranean dishes both indoors and outside on a terrace overlooking the old town. Outside, guests can wander the historical area of Galata and Pera or take the metro, located just a couple blocks away, to nearby top attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. What's more, this property is one of the more affordable options on the Best Hotels in Europe ranking.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1120 reviewsTripAdvisor (1120)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sirkeci Mansion
    Istanbul
    #4 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3222 reviewsTripAdvisor (3222)
    Free WiFi

    If you want to learn about Turkish history and culture while staying in Istanbul, then consider staying at Sirkeci Mansion. Just steps from the Topkapi Palace Museum and the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, this family-owned property prides itself on offering immersive experiences like free Turkish cooking classes and weekly guided walks through the city. Additionally, you'll have access to complimentary meze (Turkish appetizers) in the hotel's living room, Turkish baths and Neyzade Restaurant, which serves gourmet regional cuisine. A fitness center, a heated swimming pool and a sauna are also available on-site. When it's time to rest, retreat to one of the property's 32 guest rooms, which feature hardwood floors, floral fabric accents and at least 194 square feet of space. Standard amenities include coffee and tea makers, minibars and free Wi-Fi access. Previous guests praised Sirkeci Mansion's spacious and well-equipped rooms, but many were even more impressed with the hotel's outstanding staff and central location.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3222 reviewsTripAdvisor (3222)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
    Istanbul
    #5 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1706 reviewsTripAdvisor (1706)
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    This Four Seasons outpost is quintessentially Turkish. For starters, the hotel is housed in a former 19th-century Ottoman Palace, so you don't need to travel very far to get a dose of the city's history. Second, the property is situated right along the Bosphorus waterway, which separates Europe from Asia. What's more, this Four Seasons offers guests the opportunity to chat with a regarded Turkish historian over coffee or tea in his home directly across the river. On-site, lodgers can take advantage of the fitness center and its personal trainers, 24-hour business services, a spa (which features Turkish baths), waterfront restaurants and two pools (one indoors and one outdoors). There are also plenty of amenities for traveling families, including cribs, high chairs and bedtime milk and cookies. Guests appreciated how amenity-driven the hotel was, as well as the large size of the rooms (standard rooms measure 484 square feet), which feature minibars, TVs with DVD players, hypoallergenic pillows and video game consoles upon request. But, as is the case with so many Four Seasons properties, what lodgers lauded the most was the impeccable customer service.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1706 reviewsTripAdvisor (1706)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    FER Hotel
    Istanbul
    #6 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    Free WiFi
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    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Pera Palace Hotel
    Istanbul
    #7 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1415 reviewsTripAdvisor (1415)
    Free WiFi

    Designed by Levantine architect Alexandre Vallaury, Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel has welcomed iconic figures like Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock since opening in 1892. The historic property features 115 traditional accommodations – some named after famous former guests like Ernest Hemingway and Greta Garbo – with antique furniture and Carrara marble bathrooms, plus amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, HD televisions and minibars. Despite being described as "beautiful" by many past visitors, some cited noise as an issue and suggested booking a room away from the main street. Outside your digs, you'll find a spa, a fitness center, an indoor pool, several lounges, a pastry shop and a restaurant inspired by Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express." But previous guests said one of the property's more unique facilities is its Atatürk Museum Room. Regularly reserved by 20th-century Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, this former hotel room now acts as a museum dedicated to the late politician. Everything from Atatürk's clothes to medals from the 20th century are on display here. If you enjoy history, also ask to use the hotel's original electric elevator, which was the first installed in Turkey. After, walk to nearby attractions like Taksim Square and Galata Tower.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1415 reviewsTripAdvisor (1415)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sumahan on the Water
    Istanbul
    #8 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 405 reviewsTripAdvisor (405)
    Free WiFi

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    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 405 reviewsTripAdvisor (405)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Levni Hotel & Spa
    Istanbul
    #9 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2445 reviewsTripAdvisor (2445)
    Free WiFi

    Former guests raved about Levni Hotel & Spa's attentive staff and clean, comfortable accommodations. All of the hotel's 75 guest rooms are individually appointed and have accent walls or tufted headboards, and patterned carpets or hardwood floors. Standard rooms boast work desks, minibars, flat-screen TVs and walk-in showers or bathtubs. And in the hotel's largest accommodation, the Bosphorus Suit Room, you'll find a Jacuzzi, a dressing room and a balcony with city and sea views. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll have access to multiple meeting rooms, a business center, an indoor swimming pool, a hammam and a gym. Past travelers also recommended eating breakfast at the on-site restaurant, which they said offers a good selection of hot and cold items on its buffet, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. When you're ready to explore Istanbul, walk to nearby top attractions like the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. While most recent guests reported a satisfactory stay, some said they encountered minor issues like inadequate soundproofing and malfunctioning air-conditioning units.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2445 reviewsTripAdvisor (2445)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Sultania
    Istanbul
    #10 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3241 reviewsTripAdvisor (3241)
    Free WiFi

    According to previous visitors, Hotel Sultania lives up to its promise of making each guest "feel like a sultan." Travelers loved this Istanbul property's helpful staff, as well as the complimentary tea and Turkish Delight candies provided at check-in. For more substantial meals, the hotel offers four options: the casual Sultania Restaurant, Olive Anatolian Restaurant (a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining establishment), a breakfast buffet and 24-hour room service. All of the cuisine served on-site received rave reviews from past diners. After satiating your appetite, enjoy a massage at the spa, break a sweat in the fitness center, take a dip in one of two pools or unwind in the hammam or sauna. Then, retreat to your clean and well-appointed room, which offers Ottoman-inspired decor, a satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access and a minibar. Some upgraded spaces also have attached outdoor spaces or private hammams. If you're traveling with kids, you'll have access to additional perks, such as baby cots and child-sized bathrobes, plus discounted admissions at family-friendly attractions like Vialand theme park and Istanbul Aquarium if you book directly through the hotel's website. Other sights, including the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and the Hagia Sophia Museum, can be found within walking distance of the hotel.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3241 reviewsTripAdvisor (3241)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
    Istanbul
    #11 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 994 reviewsTripAdvisor (994)
    Free WiFi
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    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 994 reviewsTripAdvisor (994)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Rixos Pera Istanbul
    Istanbul
    #12 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1271 reviewsTripAdvisor (1271)
    Free WiFi

    Located in Istanbul's vibrant Pera district, Rixos Pera Istanbul is ideally located for both business and leisure travelers, as it is within walking distance of Taksim Square and numerous restaurants, public transportation stops and nightlife venues. Inside the hotel, guests will find meeting spaces, a fitness center, a full-service spa, a beauty salon and five bars and restaurants. Dining options include gourmet Turkish fare at Samdan Mey-hane, coffee and snacks at Cafe Royal and international cuisine at Chapelle. The guest rooms and suites are a blend of 16th-century Istanbul and cosmopolitan decor, featuring elements like hardwood floors, frescoed ceilings, gilded mirrors, minibars and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Upgraded accommodations, meanwhile, offer additional living space and come with conveniences like Jacuzzis and Golden Horn panoramas. Recent guests raved about the beautiful decor, amazing breakfasts, central location and "very helpful and extremely polite" staff, though others mentioned that the area can get noisy at night.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1271 reviewsTripAdvisor (1271)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The House Hotel Karaköy
    Istanbul
    #13 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 852 reviewsTripAdvisor (852)
    Free WiFi

    Restored by well-known Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, The House Hotel Karaköy features several historic bank vaults, plus original ornamentation on its exterior. But the property's interior is anything but dated. Throughout the hotel, local artwork selected by the in-house art curator is on display and various art-, culture- and music-focused books are available to peruse in the lobby. Business travelers have access to four meeting rooms with projection equipment and free Wi-Fi, while active guests can keep up their fitness regime in the on-site gym. Meanwhile, the hotel's spa is equipped with a marble Turkish hammam, a sauna and multiple steam rooms. And in the hotel's guest rooms and suites, visitors will find Julius Meinl coffee and tea makers, iPod docking stations, LCD televisions and cellphones, which are free to use (international calls included) and have preloaded city guides. These top-notch perks, as well as the property's hospitable staff and ideal location in Istanbul's Karaköy neighborhood, are what lodgers say make this hotel special. However, some caution that the Turkish restaurant, Kasa Lokanta, lacks variety on its menu.

    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 852 reviewsTripAdvisor (852)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Yasmak Sultan
    Istanbul
    #14 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1659 reviewsTripAdvisor (1659)
    Free WiFi
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    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1659 reviewsTripAdvisor (1659)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Neorion Hotel
    Istanbul
    #15 in Best Hotels in Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3038 reviewsTripAdvisor (3038)
    Free WiFi
    This hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a coffee shop/café. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, coffee/tea in a common area, and spa services.
    Istanbul
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3038 reviewsTripAdvisor (3038)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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