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Hotel Sultanhan

Istanbul, Turkey

Just minutes from the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, the Hotel Sultanhan is ideally located for sightseeing by yourself or exploring the winding alleys that surround these ancient sites in the Old City.

The lobby is large and filled with comfortable vintage furniture, while throughout the rest of the hotel you'll find traditional embroidered artwork. 

Rooms are large and traditionally decorated in a red and gold theme. The hotel has a hammam and a sauna, and the restaurant on the top floor has outstanding views of the Istanbul skyline, including Hagia Sophia and the Bosphorus.

OUR RATING: Medium

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Tour ideas in Istanbul

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Hotel Sultanhan as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Blue Mosque guided tour
      Blue Mosque interior, Istanbul

      Blue Mosque guided tour

      Blue Mosque guided tour

      Take a guided tour of the Blue Mosque, perhaps the most photographed site in Istanbul with its distinctive shape dominating the Sultanahmet skyline.

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    • Bosphorus cruise
      Dolmabahce Palace seen from the Bosphorus, Istanbul

      Bosphorus cruise

      Bosphorus cruise

      Starting from the marina just in front of the Spice Market, your cruise will take you out onto the Bosphorus to view many of Istanbul's different architectural styles.

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    • Full day visit to the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy
      Battlefield memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula

      Full day visit to the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy

      Full day visit to the Gallipoli battlefields and Troy

      Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, where you'll explore the beach cemeteries of fallen Allied soldiers from World War I and the ancient city of Troy.

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