In Istanbul it is possible to find hotels for all pleasures and budgets. Thanks to the recent increase in tourism, the city’s hotels and guesthouses are able to satisfy every need of customers arriving in the city.
The otels, in general, are concentrated around the tourist areas where the main monuments of Istanbul are located. The Sultanahmet area is home to most of the historic otels, pensions and new and elegant hotels in the city. The Galata, Beyoğlu and Taksim districts, on the other hand, on the other side of the Golden Horn, are ideal for those looking for 3 or 4 star hotels, including large, old twentieth-century otels, especially in the Beyoğlu area. If you visit www.istanbulotel.com you can find a wide range of otels in Istanbul.
The Sultanahmet district is very close to the main monuments. Here you will find mid-range hotels. One km. west of Sultanahmet you arrive at the Laleli, Beyazıt and Aksaray districts where there are one, two and three star hotels. Here the otels are cheaper and mostly host Asian and Russian traders, while the three-star otels host groups of traveling tourists, all inclusive. Galata, Beyoğlu and Taksim are the oldest European areas of Istanbul and have many hotels at a good price. International chain hotels and boutique hotels are present in the Beşiktaş district and along the Bosphorus. The Asian side is generally a residential area and also here there are various otels but they are mainly frequented by Turks.
Luxury otels have rapidly increased and currently there are hotels of the most famous international chains in Istanbul. Most five-star otels have views of the Marmara Sea and the Bosphorus. All the larger otels have swimming pools and spas, and many have their own turkish baths. In many hotels services for the disabled are offered and special activities are organized for children as well as having wi-fi internet connection in all rooms.
Istanbul offers many comfortable and affordable accommodations. One star hotels provide the most basic services but often have private shower and toilet. Two- and three-star otels offer more comfortable rooms and usually a bar as well. Many three-star hotels have rooms with TV. and a minibar. Pension services vary from place to place. Most of these otels have heating but no air conditioning. The staff of the otels in Istanbul generally speak English and are able to provide information on places and possible tours to the city. Most otels have restaurants serving a la carte or set menus.
The prices of the otels are usually expressed in euro, dollars or turkish lira. Breakfast is always included at the price indicated. The rates of the hotels change according to the season and in the high season they are always high from April to October. During the New Year and the Christmas period, summer rates is applied. On the price indicated at the reception you can contact as in most of the world.