"Whether yours is the Istanbul of the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace, or the Beyoğlu nightclubs and swish rooftop cocktail bars, the city takes time to get to know," says Rough Guides, which advises staying up to two weeks for full exploration of the historic sights, the Old City, the outlying suburbs and the islands.
Base yourself on the European side of the city with a stay at the Antik Hotel Istanbul, which stands on a cistern dating back 1500 years The hotel is near Beyazit Square, in the heart of Old Istanbul, and it's within walking distance of the Grand Bazaar, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
Each floor at the hotel is named after the city's historical periods -- Byzantion, Constantinopolis, Konstantiniyye and Istanbul -- and the corridors are decorated with relevant historical paintings.
Rooms are modern and use natural materials such as wood, stone and glass, and are decorated in warm colours, with parquet floors. Wi-Fi is free.
Marmarion Terrace restaurant has a view of Marmara Sea and serves breakfast and dinner buffets as well as an à la carte menu with a variety of fish and kebab dishes. Antik Cisterna Restaurant offers traditional and modern Turkish cuisine. There is a large wine cellar in the hotel.
Newspaper / magazines
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Airport shuttle fee: TRY 99 per vehicle
Valet parking fee: TRY 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
From Ataturk Airport: A taxi via E5(D100) highway is 55 Turkish Lira. A taxi via Marmara sea shore is 50 Turkish Lira. From Sabiha Gokcen Airport: A taxi via E80 highway (bridge fee included) is 120 Turkish Lira.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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