Best hotels in Istanbul, Turkey

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Istanbul which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

4.8 Louis Appartements Istanbul

Louis Appartements Galata, Istanbul

Lonely Planet

“The tower suite at this meticulously maintained and keenly priced hotel near the Galata Tower is the knockout option among the 12 suites and rooms on offer.”

4.7 Ibrahim Pasha Hotel Istanbul

Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Istanbul

Lonely Planet

“Cultural tomes are piled in reception and throughout the 24 rooms of this exemplary design hotel, which also has a comfortable lounge with open fire, and a terrace bar with knockout views of the nearby Blue Mosque.”

4.6 Karakoy Rooms Istanbul

Karaköy Rooms, Istanbul

Lonely Planet

“Occupying five floors above one of the city’s best-loved restaurants, this splendid hotel has only 12 rooms – book well in advance. The double and deluxe rooms are spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and offer exceptional value for money.”

4.8 Four Seasons Istanbul

Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet, Istanbul


“Built in 1918, this Four Seasons hotel is so unabashedly opulent you’d never guess it was Istanbul’s first prison. Its 65 rooms are individually decorated with opulent furnishings, handwoven kilim rugs and original Turkish artwork.”

4.5 Vault Karakoy Istanbul

Vault Karakoy House Hotel, Istanbul

New York Times

“Away from the overcrowded tourist zones near Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi, this hotel is a solid choice (but by no means a bargain) for those seeking a quiet but central location and abundant amenities.”

4.4 DoubleTree Moda Istanbul

DoubleTree by Hilton Moda Hotel, Istanbul

New York Times

“The glass tower DoubleTree by Hilton — Moda offers spacious rooms, a spa and a rooftop swimming pool with views of the Marmara Sea.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Istanbul.