Istanbul hotels recommendations

conwy

Longterm Registered User
Transiting through Istanbul, any recommendations for decent hotels close to the airport.

Thanks.
 

fbg

New Member
If Ataturk Then The Polat hotel 15 mins by taxi, if coming into Gok Asian side then the marriott. 10Mins taxi ride
 

warmpincers

Full Registered User
The RITZ-CARLTON in Istanbul is such an impressive hotel. It is very sophisticated and located in the heart of the city. It is quite expensive but it is worth every penny.
 

Oasis

Longterm Registered User
That will do fine, thanks.

I recently got back from a task in Istanbul. If you need any advice or tips send me a PM and I will do my best to help.

EG; you can buy your visa airside at the airport when you arrive for £12.50 but have the cash in Dollars or Euros to speed things along, they didn't accept Pounds Sterling.

If you are offered a Hotel car at the airport decline in favour of a taxi. Taxis are relatively cheap in Istanbul, hotel cars are almost 100% more expensive.
Traffic in Istanbul can be hideous at peak times, allow yourself plenty of time to travel.
Let me know if you have any queries.
 
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