"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.
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Check-in: Standard Time is 1pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Pets: Pets allowed
Cancellation: 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.
Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 13:00 Check-out time is 11:00:00
Know Before You Go
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
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: EUR 120 per vehicle (one way)
Valet parking fee: EUR 40.00 per day
Nearby parking fee: EUR 22 per 24 hours
A pet fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Airport shuttle transfer per adult: EUR 120 (one way)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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