15 Best Hotels in Istanbul to Book near Taksim Square

Taksim Hotels in Istanbul

On this page you will find the best rated hotels in Istanbul’s vibrant Taksim area that offer good value for money.

Staying in the famous leisure district, also known as Istanbul’s New City, is popular with many tourists for a reason. In addition to the wide range of entertainment, shopping and culinary experiences, this is also due to its extremely convenient location in the city center.

The area is close to all of Istanbul's major attractions and cultural districts, and with the main transportation hub of Taksim Square, offers excellent connections to all other parts of Istanbul. This makes it an ideal base for any interest. With several congress centers in the proximity, Taksim is also very suitable for business travel.

Find below the best-rated Taksim hotels ranges from affordable boutique hotels to five-star luxury hotels. All selected hotels come with an open buffet breakfast and room amenities such as free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, and satellite or cable TV. Taksim metro station is not more than 22 minutes away.

1. Nippon Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Taksim, this stylish 4 star hotel impresses with its interior design that is inspired by Japanese Minimalist architecture. All 165 rooms are modern and comfortably furnished. The spacious suites and penthouses come with a Jacuzzi or Kitchenette.

The elegant restaurant invites experiencing delicacies from Turkish and international cuisine made with local ingredients. After exploring the city, guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or workout in the gym. The hotel's amenities include babysitting services, car rental and concierge service. Thanks to a 24-hour business center and fully equipped meeting rooms, Nippon Hotel also meets the needs of Business travelers.

That makes it a good choice for business travelers, but also for guests who enjoy Japanese-style minimalism. Taksim metro station is just 4 minutes from the hotel.

2. Elite World Prestige Hotel

Exuding a luxurious elegance, the Elite World Prestige Hotel in the midst of Taksim offers 102 accommodations decorated in cream tones with modern furnishings for a comfortable stay.

The 4 star hotel features a number of facilities with high-quality standards for business and leisure travelers. This includes a fitness center, 4 modern decorated meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and a ballroom that is suitable for weddings. Guests can enjoy culinary creations at Elite Restaurant decorated with chandeliers, or in the lobby bar. Relaxation is provided by the full-service spa center, consisting of a Turkish bath, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a Vitamin bar and massage rooms.

These amenities make the hotel a good choice for guests who want to lodge and be pampered in a classy atmosphere, but also for all business travelers. Taksim metro station is just 5 minutes from the hotel.

3. Elite World Istanbul Hotel

Elite World Istanbul Hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel in the heart of Taksim. It delights with a unique blend of neoclassical and classic Ottoman palace style, which is also reflected in all 245 rooms. Some of them are fitted with a Jacuzzi.

A restaurant, a brasserie and an Italian-style café pamper guests with delicious, high-quality dishes. Those who wish can enjoy a pleasant break with a refreshing cocktail at the lobby bar and lounge. Business-friendly amenities include secretarial services, a business center and 8 meeting rooms hosting up to 1200 guests.

The services provided makes is a good choice for those seeking a luxurious experience or plan a business gathering in an elegant atmosphere.

4. Ramada by Wyndham Istanbul Taksim

This stylish 4 star hotel is a 5-minutes walk from Taksim Square. Guests can choose between suites, superior and standard rooms. All 101 accommodations are decorated in contemporary style that exudes a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

The on-site restaurant as well as the terrace café/bar serve Turkish and international flavors. Guests can indulge in authentic hamam treatments and massages in the spa. It includes a Turkish bath, a steam room, a sauna, an indoor pool, massage rooms and a gym.

Several meeting rooms and a business center are also available. Ramada by Wyndham Istanbul Taksim is therefore a good choice for both business and leisure travelers that wish to stay in an elegant ambience.

5. Point Hotel Taksim

This 5 star design hotel in the center of Taksim has 233 spacious rooms, decorated in a contemporary style with artwork, wooden furniture and colorful touches. Point Hotel offers numerous on-site facilities, including a business center, a ballroom, conference rooms, and a fitness center.

Those who wish to pamper themselves to a luxury spa break will love the spa, complete with Turkish bath, solarium, several massage rooms and sauna. In addition, guests can relax at the indoor pool free of charge.

View Point Restaurant with wonderful Bosphorus views provides a fantastic setting to enjoy breakfast or dinner. There is also a Japanese Restaurant, a café, a bar and Tango recitals. The hotel is a good choice for guests who like to stay in a hotel with artistic flair, as well as for larger groups or business travelers. 

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6. Germir Palas Hotel

Germir Palas Hotel, just 2 minutes from Taksim Square, impresses with its nostalgic design, featuring a mix of Ottoman and Baroque elements. The interior evokes the charm of bygone times, with stained glass, marble columns, nostalgic paintings and lots of dark wood. This is also reflected in all 49 accommodations, which are charmingly decorated with antique style furniture. Some of the rooms offer a Gezi Park and Bosphorus view.

The elegant restaurant and the British-styled bistro serve local and international cuisine. There is also a roof garden overlooking Taksim Square and the Bosphorus. Sport enthusiasts can enjoy the onsite fitness center. The 4 star hotel has also a lot to offer to business travelers. It features a business center and a fully equipped meeting room, covering 75 square meters.

With its unique décor, the hotel is a good choice for guests who want to lodge in the historical flair of bygone times.

7. The Marmara Taksim Hotel

Marmara Taksim is a 5 star luxury hotel that is housed in a landmark building in the very heart of Taksim. It offers 375 stylish guest rooms appointed with state-of-the-art amenities. Many rooms boost panoramic Golden Horn, Bosphorus or Istanbul views. The onsite restaurant overlooking Taksim spoils the guests with exquisite flavors. For a cocktail with stunning views of the Bosphorus and Historical Peninsula, head to Panorama Lounge & Bar.

Marmara Taksim offers 9 function spaces and meeting rooms for a wide range of business needs and events. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa with sauna, steam room, solarium, a Turkish bath and massage/treatment rooms. In addition to a range of massages and body treatments, the hotel provides yoga and aerobic classes. Marmara Taksim is the right choice for those who are looking for a luxurious experience or planning to host a corporate event with high quality service.

8. Sofitel Istanbul Taksim

This elegant 5 star hotel delights with a blend of French elegance and modern luxury. The building with a classic heritage façade was originally home to a theater and music hall and faces Taksim Square, just steps away. The original classic flair, combined with contemporary elements, reappears in the hotel’s interior. All 202 rooms are elegantly designed with stylish details, creating a cozy ambiance.

Sofitel Istanbul Taksim has a rooftop restaurant where guests can enjoy Turkish treats with magnificent Bosphorus views. Those wanting to unwind with a glass of wine can do so in the bar. Business travelers appreciate a business center, 2 ballrooms and 4 meeting rooms. For relaxation, guests can visit the seasonal outdoor pool or the hotel’s spa with an indoor pool, a hamam, a sauna and steam room. A variety of massages, treatments, facials and classes are also offered.

The hotel is a great choice for guests who want to sample French lifestyle blended with historical mysticism of Bosphorus and Taksim.

9. Richmond Hotel

Housed in a building from the 19th century, this 4 star hotel is the only hotel located on the lively shopping boulevard Istiklal Street.

All 103 rooms are decorated in a mix of classic and modern styles, with elegant and plain furniture. Breakfast is served at the top floor, offering stunning views of the Bosphorus Strait. The in-house restaurant serves Turkish and World cuisine. There is also a bar that invites to spend relaxing moments after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Multifunctional conference rooms are available.

Its unique location makes the hotel a good choice for guests who want to stay on the bustling Istiklal Street with its unique energy, shops, live music and restaurants, and who don’t mind a bit of street noise.

10. CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel

The 5-star CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel, a 4-minute walk from Taksim Square, is located on the site where the historic "Park Hotel" used to stand.

The chic interior boosts modern elegance, which is also reflected in the luxurious rooms and suites, spreading over 9 floors. All 452 rooms have stylish furnishings with traditional motifs and state-of-the-art intelligent room system. A nice touch are the replicas of palace costumes of the Queen Mothers, which can be found throughout the hotel, evoking the splendor of the Ottoman period.

Fine gourmet experiences and magnificent views are offered at the panoramic restaurants and bar/lounges. In addition, the hotel offers numerous on-site facilities such as an 8500 m2 full-service spa and fitness area, a swimming pool with a retractable glass rooftop, a business center, 18 meeting rooms and a CVK Park Shop. Guests can also indulge in a high number of wellness and fitness programs.

The hotel is a good choice for guests who appreciate a luxurious accommodation that combines the elegance of history with the splendor of today.

11. Rixos Pera Istanbul Hotel

This elegant 5-star hotel close to Pera Museum and Istanbul Modern is a 13-minutes walk from Taksim Square.

Rixos Pera stands out for its grand interior design, which bears the characteristics of the historical periods of Istanbul since the 16th century. All 116 rooms and suites feature a classical décor with plenty of natural daylight, some of which come with a terrace, Jacuzzi or Golden Horn view.

Four restaurants provide international and regional-inspired dishes. After an exciting day, nothing beats a cocktail at the English-styled pub or the lounge overlooking the Golden Horn. An oasis of well-being is provided by the onsite spa, complete with an authentic Hamam, sauna, steam rooms, treatment rooms and relaxing areas. 3 halls and one foyer offer an ideal backdrop for corporate meetings, weddings and special events.

Rixos Pera’s location makes it a good choice for guests who are particularly interested in the art and culture scene of Istanbul and appreciate a pompous, historical flair.

12. Pera Palace Hotel

Built to host passengers of the Orient Express, the Pera Palace Hotel is housed in a landmark building dating back to 1892.

During its impressive past, the 5 star luxury hotel has welcomed many famous guests, authors and Hollywood artists. The splendor of bygone days is evident in a blend of Art Nouveau and Oriental styles throughout the building, from the grand ornate lobby and the tea lounge to the original wrought-iron elevator. All 115 guest rooms are sophisticated furnished in classic style.

Worth mentioning is Suite 101, where Kemal Atatürk stayed once and which is now a museum dedicated to the founder of modern Turkey. Fine dining experiences is provided by Agatha Restaurant. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, an indoor pool and a spa with a steam bath and sauna.

If you want to join the long list of guests that included Agatha Christie, Josephine Baker and Edward VIII, and want to lodge in a historic icon, Pera Palace is the right choice for you. Located in Pera district, it is a 16-minute walk from Taksim Square.

13. Anemon Galata Hotel

This 4 star boutique hotel is located in a historical building next to iconic Galata Tower. Anemon Galata Hotel offers 28 rooms that are tastefully decorated with ceiling engravings. The in-house restaurant is on the top floor and features a bar and a terrace overlooking the Bosphorus, the Historic Peninsula and the Golden Horn. There is also a wine and cheese boutique in the hotel.

Taksim Square is a 22-minute stroll away. The next metro station is Şişhane metro, just 6 minutes from the hotel. Karaköy Pier is 10-minutes away, making it easy to get to the Asian side of Istanbul. Its location makes it a good choice for guests, who want to experience both, the hipster charm of Karaköy and the vibrant spirit of Taksim, while staying close to a cruise terminal.

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14. Divan Hotel Istanbul

The 5 star Divan Hotel Istanbul is close to Gezi Park and 10 minutes from Taksim Square. All 190 spacious rooms are elegantly decorated in a classic style with soft beige and brown tones, creating a warm atmosphere.

The hotel features a restaurant serving Turkish cuisine as well as a Japanese restaurant, a patisserie and a pub. With a business center, a helipad, a foyer and 6 large meeting rooms, Divan Istanbul meets the needs of business travelers. Guests can pamper themselves in the onsite spa, consisting of a Turkish bath, a jet pool, a sauna and wellness treatments. Other recreational facilities include a fitness area, a Semi-Olympic indoor pool and a Pilates studio. The nearest metro station is 2 minutes away.

The hotel is a good choice for all guests who plan a business meeting or like to stay chic in an elegant atmosphere.

15. Grand Hyatt Istanbul

This 5 star luxury hotel features 360 modern rooms and suites with brightly decorated units, a Tech-smart desk area and spacious bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs.

Some of the accommodations come with a sea view. Set in quiet, relaxed surroundings near Gezi Park and Taksim Square, this hotel is a good choice for guests who want to stay in the lively Taksim area yet still seek peace and tranquility.

Grand Hyatt Istanbul offers a variety of dining options, including a restaurant serving Mediterranean and local cuisine, a poolside café/bar, a lounge and a bar.

Those who wish can relax and rejuvenate with body treatments, massages and facials in the spa. Other recreational amenities include a sauna, an outdoor pool, a tennis court and a 24/7 gym. 19 meeting rooms, a ballroom, a business center and a conference center are also at the guests’ disposal, making it very suitable for business travel.

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