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Top tips for finding Istanbul hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Istanbul, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Istanbul in January and March.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Istanbul if you stay on a Friday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Istanbul accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R419, while the most expensive was R4 000.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Istanbul for 29 days.
Istanbul is filled with incredible historic sites. In the Sultanahmet area of the city, you will find plenty of hotels near the Blue Mosque. Hotel Sultan Hill offers great views of the mosque, with cheap deals on offer.
For hotels near the Grand Bazaar, one of the greatest markets in the world, search in the Old Town area of the city, where you will find accommodation such as Hotel New House to the south of the market, with excellent deals. To the east, you will find Florenta Hotel, a hotel full of character just a few hundred metres from the market.
Across the Sea of Marmara, you will find the Asian side of Istanbul. This area is less densely populated with hotels, but you will find some well-rated options near the Golden Horn and Kadıköy Pier. The Bella Hotel comes highly rated and has a modern finish, while The Marist Hotel Kadikoy offers a view from its rooftop across the local streets.
In the northern area of the city, you will find the beautiful Taksim Square, which is known for its monument, great eateries and good nightlife. Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square - Special Class is rated as one of the best city hotels and offers fantastic sea views over the Sea of Marmara.
Compared to many other locations, Istanbul offers hotels rated with 5 stars at a much more reasonable price, with many fantastically cheap deals across the city centre. Novotel Istanbul Karakoy comes with a brilliant sea view and views of the Asian side of the city.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Istanbul
Istanbul is a great place to travel on a budget, with many excellent hotels offering prices in the double figures. The Old Town is a great place to stay on a budget, with cheap hotels and some of the best attractions nearby. Try the World Heritage Hotel Istanbul for a modern hotel with top ratings.
There’s a good selection of hotels near the airport that are usually offered at cheap and affordable prices. Rox Hotel comes rated as the best airport hotel and is a short walk from the M1a metro line into the city centre. The 5-star Bricks Airport Hotel Istanbul offers something at the more luxurious end.
If you’re looking for an opulent stay in Istanbul, then look in the Besiktas area. Here you will find Hotel Les Ottomans, with its stunning pools and terrace with a sea view. A little further south along the coast, you will find the Shangri-La Bosphorus which has been rated as the best romantic hotel.
While there aren’t many hotels that offer all-inclusive packages, there are a few in the Karako and Taksim Square areas of the city. The Occidental The Public is an excellent 4-star stay, and the Mercure Istanbul Taksim is just a short walk from the seafront.
KAYAK users usually search for hotels in Esenyurt, Bagcilar and adjacent to Sultanahmet Meydani.
KAYAK users like staying at Hotel Sapphire when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Sultanahmet Meydani.
Although the average price for a double room in Istanbul is R2 566, R120 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Istanbul. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
KAYAK users found rooms for tonight for a cheap as R2 823 in the last 3 hours. 3-star hotel rooms have been found from R775, and 4-star hotels from R566.
In the last 3 days, the best price displayed on KAYAK for a double hotel room in Istanbul for the upcoming weekend was R1 471 per night. We also found good deals for 3-star hotel rooms from R104 and 4-star hotel rooms from R195.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Istanbul districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Istanbul city centre
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