Istanbul is a major destination in Turkey with over 2200 popular hotels - that's quite a lot to choose from. We've rounded up top 20 hotels with highest guest ratings from budget to luxury category.
How do we compare hotels? Mostly based on guest ratings. If guest ratings are similar for hotels of the same tier, then we rank a cheaper hotel slightly higher (same quality for lower price is better).
It's pointless to compare hotels in different categories, so we grouped the best hotels by price range, star ratings and proximity to key tourists attractions, such as Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Use the table of contents to select the hotel category that you're interested in. Let's go down the list!
Best rated hotel for each budget
10 hotels in Istanbul with highest guest reviews
178 hotels in Istanbul have guest ratings over 90 (out of 100)! 2 most popular hotels in Istanbul are Chiconomy Suites and Fitaş Oda Nossa.
Best 5-star hotels in Istanbul
Istanbul has 126 highly-rated 5-star hotels - the top 3 are Raffles Istanbul, 116 Residence and The St. Regis Istanbul.
Best 4-star hotels in Istanbul
Istanbul has 263 highly-rated 4-star hotels - the top 3 are Veyron Hotels & Spa, One Istanbul Suite Hotel and I'zaz.
Best 3-star hotels in Istanbul
Istanbul has 281 highly-rated 3-star hotels - the top 3 are Chiconomy Suites, Atam Suites & Apart and Gulhane Suites.
Best budget hotels in Istanbul
Istanbul has 61 highly-rated budget hotels - the top 3 are Sah Otel Apartment, Hotel Devran and Marmara Guesthouse.
About travelling to Istanbul
Istanbul is a popular city! It's ranked #5 on the list of world's most popular tourist destinations.
The most talked about attractions in Istanbul are Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar.
Below are the most popular sights in Istanbul by category:
- Churches: Hagia Sophia, Chora church and Nuruosmaniye mosque.
- Mosques: Blue Mosque, Süleymaniye mosque, Fatih mosque and Laleli mosque.
- Palaces: Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan palace and Beylerbeyi palace.
- Buildings: Grand Bazaar, Rumelihisarı, Spice Bazaar, Istanbul Sapphire and Diamond of Istanbul.
Best hotels near most popular tourist attractions
Best hotels near Hagia Sophia
Best hotels near Blue Mosque
Best hotels near Topkapı Palace
Best hotels near Basilica Cistern
Best hotels near Grand Bazaar
Airports in Istanbul
Best hotels near Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Best hotels near Istanbul Airport
Best hotels near Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Best hotels near Hezarfen Airport