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Top hotels in Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,735 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
4.6/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"This is a very nice high end property. The location is superb - the views of Bosphorus are amazing and the hotel is within walking distance of high end shopping and good restaurants. We had a small check-in problem with upgrade being offered and then reversed, but Guest Relations Manager Zeynep addressed ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,095 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (322 reviews)

"It's perfect for what it is and it's location. I stayed a night in October 2020 in order to take the Covid test inside the IST airport (just 10 minutes or less walking from the Yotel) and be able to get the results and fly the following day. The Covid test is now 250 TL and results are given withing ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,365 per night from 21 Nov to 22 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (221 reviews)

"Very nice and convenient location right inside terminal - perfect for transit passengers"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
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Top things to do in Istanbul

Save Time and Money with Istanbul Vacation Packages

Expedia has some excellent Istanbul packages waiting for you. Combining your airfares and accommodations is one of the most straightforward ways to save cash on your trip. Secure a package deal on Expedia and save up to $583*. You can select from more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties via our global database of lodgings and flights. Fly with who you want, stay wherever you want — now that's the ideal vacation! If you have to postpone your travel itinerary, we'll honor your cancellation request on nearly all reservations with no added fees.

Places to Visit in Istanbul

It's nice to just wander the streets when you're in a new destination, but sometimes it's sensible to have an agenda. Grab your travel program — we have plenty of awesome ideas for your upcoming Istanbul vacation. With such a great line up of world-famous attractions in the one place, you certainly won't be idle in Istanbul! First things first, make sure you snap some selfies out the front of the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. After you've ticked those off, you'll still have the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace to visit! With tourist attractions such as Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace, there will never be a boring moment in this bustling metropolis. After you've finished looking around those, continue in the direction of Spice Bazaar and Taksim Square. The link to ancient history is strong at Basilica Cistern. Make a booking now and discover the evidence of specialized archaeological study. Visitors in this destination have heaps of options. Are you eager to know more about some of the local cultural and religious traditions? Attend prayer with devoted worshipers at Suleymaniye Mosque and enjoy a look into the Islamic faith. Still have some time on your hands? Wouldn't mind adding some greater meaning to your travels? Go on a pilgrimage to Chora Church. No matter your beliefs, it's an excellent place to observe and find out about the local faith.

Reclining on a beach doing not much at all is all well and good, but there's nothing like throwing yourself into amazing new experiences on your getaway! This place has plenty of activities. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Istanbul:

Jump onto our Istanbul things to do page for a comprehensive list.

Istanbul Accommodations

Wrap up your day of activities with a nice comfy bed and a snuggly pillow. Peruse the 1,245 accommodations in Istanbul on offer via Expedia and choose one for your cheap vacation or luxury getaway. It's not every week you get to go away, so why not treat yourself to a few nights in a posh room at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (Ciragan Cad. No. 28) or the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul (Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok)? With five-star service and top-level amenities, you're bound to feel like a rock star! If traveling on a shoestring's more your style, you (and your bank account) might like the Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas - Boutique Class (Tesvikiye, Bronz Sokak No. 4 Sisli), or the Lion Hotel (Lamartin Caddesi No:41 Taksim). While you're exploring Istanbul, you'll want to experience the Hagia Sophia. The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is approximately 0.1 miles away, and the GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa is 0.2 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Istanbul

No traveler likes hanging out at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you remember the vacation that's in store! Based 8 miles west of Istanbul, Ataturk International Airport (IST) is the most convenient terminal.