Istanbul Turkey hotels await you in one of the world’s most historically fascinating and beautiful transcontinental cities. Nicknamed The City on Seven Hills, Istanbul was renamed Constantinople in 330 AD by one of the greatest Roman military rulers, Constantine the Great. Constantinople remained the capital of the eastern Roman Empire for more than a thousand years until 1453, when the city fell to Sultan Mehmed II “the Conqueror” and the Ottoman Empire. With a mix of history and modernity, Istanbul Turkey hotels offer a unique experience in what has been perhaps the epicenter of the Eastern and Western worlds. This historical clash of cultures is evidenced greatly in buildings such as the Hagia Sophia. Built as a Greek Orthodox church in 537 AD and then captured and turned into an imperial Ottoman mosque in 1453, the Hagia Sophia has since operated as a museum, in which are displayed various potteries and mosaics, with the intention of returning back to a mosque. Before we get you to Istanbul Turkey hotels let’s take a look at a little more background information on the city to help you along the way.
Istanbul dates back to the 7th century BC. The largest city in Turkey, Istanbul has a population estimated at around 15 million people, making it a top-ranking worldly city in regard to population. What makes Istanbul one of the most interesting places in the world to visit is its historical significance as, essentially, the bridge between the Western and Eastern worlds. Strategically situated between the Black and Mediterranean seas, Istanbul was a prominent trade center on the historic Silk Road trade route. The city controlled rail networks to Europe and to the Middle East. Historically also known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul today hosts nearly 13 million tourists per year, mostly on the city’s European side, where 90 percent of its hotels are located. Travelers enjoy Istanbul’s museums, bazaars, shopping districts, nightlife, sports and climate. Summer high temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter average highs stay at around 43 degrees.
One of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar occupies over 7.5 square acres of the city and attracts up to 400,000 visitors per day. Istanbul’s major spice market since 1660, the Egyptian Bazaar is the place to visit for spices, as well as for things like Turkish delight, dried fruit, souvenirs and more. Some of Turkey’s oldest sports clubs, such as Beşiktaş JK, are based in the city. Other major points of interest include Beyoğlu, İstanbul Modern, Pera Museum, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, SantralIstanbul, Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Yıldız Palace, İstiklal Avenue, Mahmutpasha Bazaar, Galleria Ataköy, Akmerkez, Istanbul Cevahir, Kumkapı, İstiklal Avenue, Çiçek Pasajı, Nişantaşı, Ortaköy, Bebek, Kadıköy, Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Türk Telekom Arena, Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Vodafone Arena and Sinan Erdem Dome. Istanbul’s cuisine is largely seafood based, as evidenced in places such as Kumkapı, with around fifty seafood restaurants, and Princes’ Islands, located 9 miles off the coast from city center. Traditional food items include Meze, which are types of appetizers, Kebabs, Manti, a type of dumpling, Menemen, a scrambled egg dish and Kanafeh, which is a noodle-like pastry dessert. One of the most popular alcoholic drinks is called Rakı, a potent, sweetened, anise-flavored spirit made from grape pomace, and the non-alocoholic, refreshing drink called Ayran, which is made using yogurt. With a little background information on the city, we are now ready to get to Istanbul Turkey hotels, with a focus on luxury suites and penthouses.
Witt Istanbul Suites offers a penthouse apartment. The hotel has a terrace garden, free parking nearby, open-plan rooms with retro-modern interiors, parquet floors, organic wooden furniture, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, kitchenettes and Nespresso machines. It’s found near Vintage Istanbul (clothing store), Balya Organik Health Food Store, Ark Kultur (point of interest), Ana Sayfa (breakfast restaurant), Antakya Kahvaltisi (restaurant), Not Just Coffee (cafe), Turquoise Shoes and more.
Museum of Innocence, Istanbul Modern, French Street and Cezayir Sokağı are 0.2 miles, Galatasaray Turkish Bath and Cihangir Square are 0.3 miles, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and St. Anthony of Padua Church are 0.4 miles, Galata Tower and Istiklal Street are 0.5 miles and Istanbul Airport is 20.2 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $428
Great Palace Mosaic Museum
Offering a penthouse suite, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of Old Istanbul in a 19th century Ottoman House. The hotel has air-conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, electric kettles and is found near ISMEK Sanat Sokagi (shopping mall), Oscar 65 (leather goods and fur store), La Romantica Turkish Kitchen, Turkish Street Cafe, Mevlana Bazaar, Sur Balik Restaurant, Semaver Cafe, Kobakko Deri (leather goods store), Nakkas (carpet store), Serbethane Cafe, Jennifer’s Hamam (linens store) and more.
From here you’ll find Great Palace Mosaic Museum and Blue Mosque 0.1 miles, Obelisk of Theodosius, Arasta Bazaar, Roman Hippodrome and German Fountain 0.2 miles, Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 0.3 miles, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Column of Constantine 0.4 miles, Spice Bazaar 0.9 miles, Taksim Square 2.4 miles and Istanbul Airport 21.4 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $209
Fraser Place Anthill Istanbul offers a four-bedroom penthouse apartment with sea views. Apartments include modern furniture, oak wood flooring, floor-to ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs and are found close to Emre Kepap Lahmacin (kebab shop), Adem (health and beauty store), Ada Kuafor (hair salon), Glories (chocolate shop), Cukur Cigerci (restaurant), Syblu Kahve (cafe), Antepli Lahmacun (restaurant), Ikram Cigkofte (fine dining restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.3 miles from Bomontiada Istanbul, 0.5 miles from Addressistanbul, 1.5 miles from Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, 1.7 miles Dolmabahce Clock Tower, 1.8 miles from Dolmabahce Palace, 2.2 miles from Galata Tower, 2.5 miles from Istanbul Sapphire, 2.8 miles from Spice Bazaar, 2.9 miles from Maiden’s Towers and 18.5 miles from Istanbul Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $550
Cost per person (seven people): $78
Galata Tower Istanbul
The House Hotel Karakoy offers a penthouse suite with a terrace. Breakfast is served buffet-style at this 5-star hotel. Nearby you’ll find: Kasa Lokantasi (rooftop restaurant and lounge), Kasa (art gallery), Park Bufe (buffet restaurant), Tershane Restaurant Karakoy, Galata Sofrasi (restaurant) and more.
Galata Tower Istanbul is 0.1 miles, Aşkenazi Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue and Karakoy Ferry Port are 0.2 miles, Galata Bridge, Rustem Pasa Mosque and Tunnel Square are 0.3 miles, Spice Bazaar is 0.5 miles, Istiklal Street is 1 mile, Column of Constantine, Taksim Square, Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia are 1.1 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower and Maiden’s Towers are 1.6 miles and Istanbul Airport is 20.2 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $218
The Stay Bosphorus features 19th-century architecture with a contemporary design. With two different penthouse offerings, this 5-star hotel is close to Golden Box Restaurant, Ortakoy Square, Tarihi Cesme, Starbucks, Vera Dolce (restaurant), Konyali Ahmet Usta (restaurant) and more.
From here you’ll find Galatasaray University 0.3 miles, Istanbul Golf Club 0.4 miles, Yildiz Palace 0.7 miles, Beylerbeyi Palace 0.9 miles, Besiktas Square 1 mile, Galatasaray Island 1.1 miles, Dolmabahce Palace 1.4 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower 1.6 miles, Spice Bazaar and Hagia Sophia 3.6 miles and Istanbul Airport 20.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $927
Galata Bridge Istanbul
With free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, a terrace, 24-hour front desk and concierge service, coffee machines, private bathrooms with free toiletries, hairdryers, desks and electric teapots, The Wings Hotel Istanbul offers a penthouse suite with a sea view and is found close to Karakoy Gulluoglu (dessert shop), Cerkezkoy Delicatessen (breakfast restaurant), Koska Helvacisi (restaurant), Karakoy Salad, Ozkanoglu Kebap, Koskeroglu Restaurant, Balikci Tufan (restaurant), Gedikli Kofte-Grill, Karakoy Lokantasi (Turkish restaurant), Alright (restaurant), Saray Cafe Restaurant and more.
Karakoy Ferry Port is 0.1 miles, Fish Market is 0.2 miles, Galata Tower and Galata Bridge Istanbul are 0.3 miles, Istanbul Modern and Tunnel Square are 0.4 miles, Spice Bazaar is 0.6 miles, Istiklal Street, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Column of Constantine are 1 mile, Taksim Square is 1.1 miles, Maiden’s Towers is 1.4 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 1.5 miles and Istanbul Airport is 20.4 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $2,550
10 Karakoy Istanbul has modern furnishings, high ceilings, city views, a gym, free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, mini-bars, hair dryers, bidets and iPod docks. It offers a penthouse suite and is located near Karakoy Biga Halk Koftecisi (restaurant), Konak Cafe, Galata Konak Cafe, F&B Culture (restaurant), PARISTEXAS (clothing store), Schneidertempel Sanat Merkezi (art gallery), ANNA LAUDEL (art gallery), Contemporary Istanbul (art center), SALT (art gallery), neolokal (fine dining restaurant), YUZU Karakoy (vegan restaurant), LIT (cafe), dem (tea house) and more.
From here you’ll find Karakoy Ferry Port 0.1 miles, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Tunnel Square and Sishane Metro Station 0.3 miles, Taksim Metro Station 1 mile, Hagia Sophia 1.1 miles and Istanbul Airport 20.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $601
This condo hotel features free WiFi, air conditioning, seating and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers and ovens and private bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. With several multi-bedroom apartment options as well as a three-bedroom penthouse, this location is close to NutShop (dessert shop), Askana Manti (restaurant), 13doner (restaurant), Hemsin Sofrasi (chophouse restaurant), Migros Sanal Market (supermarket), Kar-Kar Market (supermarket) and more.
UNIQ Istanbul and Volkswagen Arena Istanbul are 0.7 miles, Istanbul Technical University and Istinye Park Shopping Center are 1.2 miles, Galatasaray Turk Telekom Arena is 1.5 miles, Istanbul Sapphire is 2.3 miles, Bosphorus Bridge is 5.1 miles, Dolmabahce Palace is 5.5 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 5.6 miles, Taksim Square is 5.8 miles, Istiklal Street is 5.9 miles and Istanbul Airport is 17.1 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom): $324
Cost per person (six people): $54
Taksim Square Istanbul
Offering a penthouse, this 5-star hotel has an exclusive restaurant and bar, a Turkish bath and a sauna, Fully-equipped rooms with panoramic views, soundproof suites with modern style, living rooms with LCD TVs and DVD players and private bathrooms with Pure Herbs amenities. Nearby you’ll find Ottoman Cafe, Anadolu Kofte (restaurant), Labor Pastry Shop, Majestik Bar, Akcaniar Ocakbasi (kebab shop), Enistenin Yeri (restaurant), Tunclar Lokantasi (restaurant) and more.
From here Taksim Square Istanbul is 0.3 miles, Istiklal Street and Ataturk Cultural Center are 0.4 miles, Demiroren Shopping Mall is 0.5 miles, Dolmabahce Clock Tower is 0.7 miles, Dolmabahce Palace is 0.9 miles, Galata Tower is 1.2 miles, Maiden’s Towers is 1.8 miles, Spice Bazaar is 1.9 miles, Bosphorus Bridge is 2.6 miles and Istanbul Airport is 19.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night (grand suite): $608
Cost per person (six people): $102
So there they are, Istanbul Turkey hotels that will help provide for an unforgettable experience. We hope you have found your perfect penthouse getaway and most of all, that you enjoy your trip to Turkey!