Find below the best 4 star hotels in Istanbul, from traditional and boutique hotels to upscale and luxury ones.
In the 4 star hotels we have selected for you, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi access, an open buffet breakfast and room amenities such as air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite or cable TV.
All hotels have a central location, offer good value for money and have received good reviews from guests.
This selection is sorted according to the guests' ratings on the most important review sites and therefore does not represent our personal opinion, but reflects the visitors' experience reports.
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1. Armada Sultanahmet Hotel
Located in the Old City, Armada Sultanahmet Hotel is a 10-minutes walk to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern. The 4 star hotel has 108 elegant rooms with brightly decorated units that are mixed with contemporary and Ottoman-style elements. Many rooms offer a sea view.
Watch the illuminated Istanbul skyline on Armada terrace with views of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea or enjoy dinner at the rooftop restaurant serving “Istanbul cuisine”. There is also an indoor terrace that resembles a panoramic winter garden and a guest lounge with bar and coffee corner, decorated in the style of the 60s with antique radios and pianos. With 5 multipurpose meeting rooms and a business center, the hotel is also very suitable for business travelers.
In addition, optional sea access through the Ahırkapı Pier as well as boat tours for a fee are available. Sultanahmet tram station is a 12-minute walk away.
2. Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi
Housed in a 19th century Ottoman mansion in the very heart of Sultanahmet, this elegant hotel sits close to Istanbul’s most important sights, including Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene and the Hippodrome. Hotel Valide Sultan Konagi has 17 non-smoking rooms, each decorated individually in a classical style with hardwood parquet floors and elegant furniture that exude the grandeur of the 19th century. Many rooms come with a view of Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace or the Bosphorus.
After wandering the Historical Peninsula, guests can relax in the forecourt patio or in the lobby lounge. The splendid Old City views make roof terrace dining and lounging a particular treat.
With its convenient location, this family-owned 4 star hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see attractions, making it an excellent base for sightseeing. Sultanahmet tram station is 9 minutes from the hotel.
3. Albatros Hotel
Set in quiet surroundings in the Historical Peninsula close to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Albatros Hotel is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Connection to other parts of Istanbul is given by the Sultanahmet tram station, just 9 minutes away.
Renovated in 2019, Albatros has 64 rooms decorated in a traditional Ottoman style. All suite rooms feature a Turkish bath. The elegant 4 star hotel has a restaurant, a café and a bar. Guests appreciate the rooftop terrace overlooking Istanbul’s Old City and the fireplace in the lobby. Meeting rooms and a business center are also available.
Albatros Hotel’s convenient location makes it a good choice for guests who want to stay in a quiet part of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet neighborhood.
4. Miss Istanbul Hotel
Miss Istanbul Hotel is located in the midst of the historic Old City and next to Gülhane Park. It has 100 rooms elegantly decorated in soft beige tones, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Guests can relax and rejuvenate at the 1,000 m2 spa with massage rooms, 2 Hamams, a steam room, and 2 saunas. Other leisure facilities include a fitness center, an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool with pool bar. The onsite café/restaurant serves international dishes.
Topkapı Palace, Istanbul Archeology Museum and Hagia Sophia are just steps away. Having Gülhane tram station as well as a Sirkeci railway station in the immediate vicinity, the hotel provides a good connection to other must-see parts of the city.
With its great location and recreational facilities, it’s a good choice for guests who want to combine their sightseeing trip with relaxation and pampering.
5. Dersaadet Hotel
This family-run hotel is housed in a reconstructed 19th century Ottoman wooden mansion. The flair of the historical building is reflected in all 17 rooms, decorated individually in a traditional Turkish style with lots of dark wood. Some rooms feature a Turkish bath or sea view. Enjoy the rich Turkish breakfast at the rooftop terrace with magnificent Bosphorus and Old City views.
Dersaadet Hotel has a highly convenient location on a quiet side street in Istanbul’s Old City, making it a good choice for guests who want to stay centrally yet quietly in a hotel with historical flair. Major sights such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Topkapı Palace are just a few minutes away. The nearest tram station is 8 minutes from the hotel.
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6. Walton Hotels Galata
This trendy boutique hotel in an early 19th century building offers 27 stylish rooms decorated with modern touches and oil paintings from local artists. It is conveniently located in the trendy Galata neighborhood, next to Bankalar Caddesi, and in proximity to Sultanahmet, Taksim, Karaköy, Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia.
The next tram station is 6 minutes away, Karaköy Pier is 13 minutes. Its location makes it a good choice for guests who want to experience the Bohemian charm of Galata neighborhood while still being within easy reach of Istanbul's main attractions.
Walton Hotels Galata provides a wide range of facilities and services such as massage service, airport transfer, dry cleaning and babysitting. Head to the rooftop restaurant & bar to enjoy a glass of wine with stunning views of the iconic Galata Tower.
7. The Artisan Istanbul MGallery
The Artisan Istanbul MGallery is a boutique hotel in the heart of Istanbul. The hotel’s contemporary architecture and interior is also reflected in its stylish 136 rooms, decorated with Art Nouveau elements. The spacious suites feature a terrace, some of which offer a Bosphorus view. Taksim Square and Istiklal Street with lots of shopping, nightclubs and dining options are within walking distance.
The rooftop terrace and the wellness center offer a sanctuary from the noise of the outside world. Other facilities are 2 restaurants, a fitness center, 2 meeting rooms and a business center. Guests appreciate the good access to public transport to reach must-visit parts of the city. By taking the tram line, just 650 meters away, guests can get to the Old City. Kabataş Pier with a regular ferry line to the Princes’ Island is at a distance of 1.7 km.
Its location makes it a good choice for guests who want to stay near Taksim Square and enjoy a quick connection to each part of Istanbul.
8. Orka Royal Hotel
This 4-star Art Deco hotel in the Old City Sultanahmet offers 114 rooms that spread over 6 floors. It’s within walking distance of most of the city’s top sights in Istanbul’s most historic area. The Şirkeci railway and tram station as well as Eminönü Pier are just minutes away, providing guests with easy access to other parts of Istanbul.
Guests can indulge in hamam treatments and massages at the spa, complete with Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, solarium and massage service for a fee. Other recreational facilities include a fitness center, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. Worth mentioning is the sky terrace with a seasonal outdoor pool overlooking the Bosphorus. Business travelers appreciate the fully equipped meeting rooms. Culinary delights are offered by the hotel's restaurant and cafe-bar.
Orka Royal is a good choice for all business travelers as well as for guests who wish to stay in the Old City while having excellent transport connections.
9. Sultanahmet Palace Hotel
Located just behind the impressive Blue Mosque and a short walk to Istanbul’s major sights, Sultanahmet Palace Hotel offers 45 brightly decorated rooms. The 4 star boutique hotel stands out with its romantic ambience and its interior design that is inspired by Byzantine and Ottoman styles, evoking a glorious bygone era.
The beautiful garden offers guests an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Istanbul, while Sultan's Restaurant, with stunning views of the Marmara Sea, takes care of the culinary needs. Other facilities and services include airport shuttle, meeting/banquet facilities, concierge service and car rental.
With its prime location in the heart of Sultanahmet, the hotel provides its guest an excellent starting point to explore the historical and cultural treasures of the city. Sultanahmet tram stop is just 10 minutes away.
10. Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Ottoman Hotel Imperial is situated right in the midst of Sultanahmet district, in a historic building dating back to the mid 1800's. The character of the former Ottoman school is reflected in the traditional Ottoman décor that is combined with modern touches. All rooms feature oriental-style furniture, hardwood floors, premium bedding and a pillow menu.
With its exceptional location facing the iconic Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Imperial is a good choice for guests who wish to lodge in luxurious accommodation in a historic setting, while exploring the Old City on foot. Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace and Blue Mosque are right on the doorstep. The nearest tram station is 4 minutes away.
After a busy day of sightseeing, guests can relax on the rooftop terrace or in the garden. There is also a library with an impressive collection of Ottoman history books. Not to be missed is the renowned on-site Matbah restaurant that serves Ottoman Palace cuisine.
11. Yasmak Sultan Hotel
Featuring an elegant exterior, Yasmak Sultan Hotel is located in Istanbul’s Old City Center, a short walk to most of the city’s top attractions. All accommodations feature a contemporary décor with Ottoman-style elements, creating a warm atmosphere.
For a relaxing massage, guests can visit the onsite spa & wellness center. Other recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna and a fitness center. Multifunctional conference rooms are also available. The rooftop restaurant offers Turkish delights and stunning Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia views. The upscale 4 star hotel is close to Gülhane tram station, Eminönü cruise ship terminal and Sirkeci railway station, making it easy for guests to travel around Istanbul. Therefore, the Yasmak Sultan is a good choice for all guests who want to stay centrally and be quickly connected with other parts of Istanbul.
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12. Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel
Set in the heart of Sultanahmet district, Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel is located close to some of Istanbul's most famous monuments, including Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Theodosius Cistern. The modern 4 star hotel greets its guests with the luxurious ambience of bygone times. It has 75 individually and classically furnished non-smoking rooms spread over 7 floors.
Head up to the roof terrace for great views of the Old and New City or relax in the garden. On-site facilities include a fitness center, a library and a conference/banquet hall. In addition, Deluxe Golden Horn provides car rental, babysitting, currency exchange, and airport shuttle.
The hotel’s excellent location makes it a great choice for guests who want to discover the Old City on foot. Sultanahmet tram station is just 3 minutes from the hotel.
13. Meg Hotel
Located in the Sirkeci neighborhood in the Old City of Istanbul, this stylish 4 star hotel features 17 soundproofed rooms decorated with bright colors and modern furnishings. Some rooms come with a Bosphorus view. Start your day with a traditional Turkish open buffet breakfast and wind down on the hotel’s rooftop terrace with wonderful views.
Thanks to easy access to public transportation, Meg Hotel is an excellent base to explore all parts of Istanbul. Guests can reach Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and Spice Bazaar in 10 to 15 minutes by foot. The Şirkeci railway and tram station are just steps away, Eminönü ferry station is a 10-minutes walk from the hotel.
14. Dosso Dossi Hotel Old City
The Dosso Dossi Hotel Old City is situated in the heart of the historical Sultanahmet area, just a few moments away from Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Connections to other parts of Istanbul are given by Sultanahmet tram station, only 100 meters away, and Şirkeci railway station, 5 minutes from the hotel.
The 4-star hotel has 93 tastefully decorated rooms. Guests can enjoy a welcome cocktail as well as complimentary afternoon tea and night soup. The restaurant and lobby bar serve international and local cuisine. Those who want to experience lively Taksim district appreciate the free shuttle service to Taksim Square once a day. There is also a free shuttle to Laleli. Relaxation is provided by the spa center with Hamam, sauna, steam rooms and massage service. A fitness center and 3 fully equipped meeting rooms are also onsite.
Dosso Dossi’s highly convenient location makes it an ideal choice for sightseeing.
15. The Wings Hotel
Located in Karaköy, this stylish 4-star hotel stands out with its exceptional design. It was inspired by the wings of Hezarfen, the most famous legend of the iconic Galata Tower.
This concept is reflected everywhere in the hotel’s décor, from the lobby to the 20 guest rooms. Many of the accommodations come with a Galata Tower view. The hotel's restaurant on the top floor overlooking the Bosphorus and Galata Tower offers excellent fine dining experiences.
Galata Tower is just a 9-minute stroll from the hotel. Other attractions within walking distance include Istiklal Street, Istanbul Modern, Spice Bazaar and SALT Galata. It is possible to reach other must-see parts of the city after a short tram ride or by ferry. Karaköy Pier and tram station are each just steps away.
The hotel’s convenient location makes it a good choice for guests who are interested in the vibrant character of Karaköy, known for its trendy fashion boutiques, hip cafés and galleries.
16. Palazzo Donizetti Hotel
Situated in Beyoğlu near Pera Museum, Palazzo Donizetti Hotel offers 79 luxurious rooms decorated in neoclassical style with antique furniture and paintings. It is within walking distance from Istiklal Street, Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Galata Bridge and Çiçek Pasaji. Other important sights are easily accessible by tram, metro and funicular, just 4 minutes away.
With hammam, sauna and steam bath, Donizetti Spa is the ideal place to get rid of the fatigue from sightseeing. Named after the renowned musician Giuseppe Donizetti, the hotel hosts musical entertainment in its jazz bar Maestro Jazz Club. Turkish flavors are offered in the restaurant Fevkalade Meyhane, elegantly decorated with frescoes. A multifunctional conference room and indoor pool are also available onsite. This upscale 4 star hotel with excellent location is a good choice for guests who want to stay centrally and quickly reach other districts of Istanbul.
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17. Ramada by Wyndham Istanbul Golden Horn
This elegant 4 star hotel is located on the shore of the Golden Horn in Beyoğlu district, close to Halic Congress Center and Miniaturk. It offers 101 spacious rooms, fitted with hypoallergenic fabrics and furniture, spread over 8 floors. Some rooms have a sea view and a terrace.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa & beauty center. Steam room, sauna, Turkish bath, and Jacuzzi are free of charge for all hotel guests. Massages and relaxation therapies are available for a fee. For a dinner with stunning Golden Horn views, visit the rooftop restaurant serving international cuisine. Business travelers appreciate the 4 meeting rooms, the business center, as well as interpretation service and VIP transfer (for a fee).
Its location makes it a great choice for business travelers and guests who want to stay in a peaceful location at the Golden Horn with easy access to Taksim.
18. Richmond Istanbul
Featuring a prime location on bustling Istiklal Street, Richmond Istanbul offers 103 tastefully accommodations with a mix of classic and modern style and plain furnishings. The restaurant serves Turkish and international specialties. Those who want can enjoy their breakfast at the rooftop café with a magnificent Bosphorus view. Onsite facilities and amenities include meeting rooms, taxi & shuttle service, currency exchange, car rental and a smoking area.
Within walking distance are numerous restaurants, boutiques, galleries and sights, including Taksim Square, Galata Tower and Galata Bridge. Its exceptional location in the heart of the leisure district Taksim, makes it a good choice for guests who are interested in Istanbul's nightlife, culture, shopping and dining experiences but also in historical sites. The Historical Peninsula is a short drive away. Tünel, Europe’s second-oldest metro, as well as Şişhane metro stop, are just steps away.
19. Celal Sultan Hotel
Nestled in the midst of Sultanahmet district, this traditional 4 star hotel is just moments away from major sights like Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and many more. Guests can choose from deluxe rooms, deluxe triple rooms and suites, all of which exude a harmonious atmosphere with their elegant and comfortable Turkish-style furnishings.
Guests who want to unwind with a drink can do so in the onsite bar. The rooftop restaurant with panoramic Old City views serves Ottoman and Turkish cuisine as well as international dishes. A business center with meeting rooms is available. For a surcharge, guests can make use of the airport shuttle. Sultanahmet tram station can be reached in 5 minutes. With proximity to many of the city's major attractions and easy access to public transportation, Celal Sultan Hotel is a good choice for travelers looking to explore the city on foot.
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