15 of the Best 4-Star Hotels in Istanbul, Turkey

turkeyIstanbul is known to be the largest city in Turkey. It has a population of almost 14.1 million and is considered one of the largest urban population in Europe, second largest in Middle East, and fifth largest in the world. It is also known to be the European Capital of Culture which makes it the world’s fifth most popular tourist destination.

Planning to visit Istanbul soon? Here is a comprehensive list of the best 4-star hotels where you could stay.

Whether you are staying in Stiltanahmet, Beyoglu, Sirkeci, or some other hotel district, the 4 star hotels of Istanbul will surely not hurt your budget while providing you convenience and comfort. Consider booking a 4 star hotel if you want modern comfort with a room size that is enough for all your needs. Rates should vary from TL200 to TL400 if you are travelling as a pair, with breakfast included.

However, most of these hotels do not have luxuxy amenities such as swimming pools, meeting rooms, in-hotel restaurants, and shopping arcades. Most of these hotels are conveniently located in main squares or tourist attractions so they would really be convenient for the travelling class. To give you an authentic feeling of Istanbul, these hotels are even designed with Ottoman-style decorations.

Sari Konak Hotel

A fine family-run hotel. Oftentimes, they are fully-booked because of the good service and proximity to Sultanahmet as it is located in Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi.

Dersaadet Oteli

Staff is pretty accommodating and interior gives an antique feel through the dark wood. It only has 17 rooms and is located in a quiet area with awesome rooftop terrace views.

orient express hotel

Orient Express Hotel

Orient Express Hotel

This too is just a short walk from Sultanahmet. The price is affordable and it has a swimming pool. The rooftop provides views of Topkapi Palace and the Bosphorus. This one is located near Sirkeci Station and is not far away from famous landmarks to visit in Istanbul.

Blue House Hotel (Mavi Ev)

Located in Sultanahmet and across the Blue Mosque, this hotel is family-run too and is known for the hospitality of its staff. I offers spectacular views from its rooms and it even has a rooftop restaurant.

Hotel Niles

Found just in a quiet back street in Beyazit, his hotel is very near the tram stop. The hotel is relatively small but modern and affordable. It is run by a family too.

Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Ottoman Hotel Imperial

This is just across the Hagia Sophia and is said to be the most centrally located hotel in Old Istanbul. It has a fine restaurant worth the try.

Ottoman Hotel Park

This hotel is a bit farther, but not too far away from the busy Istanbul neighborhood. It is located across Kadirga Park.

Hotel Aziyade

This is a hotel named after a person known for his romance. The Ottoman vibe here is intense and offers modern comforts with affordable prices.

Sirkeci Konak Hotel

Located on a quiet street overlooking Gulhane Park, this hotel is Ottoman-themed to but modern in nature and the location is pretty convenient.

Neorion Hotel

This hotel just recently opened last 2011 and was named after the harbor near Istanbul during the Byzantine times. The hotel even offers museum-quality displays inside.

Maison Galata Apartments

These apartments were newly renovated just last 2013 during autumn. Location is convenient near historic neighborhoods. This provides good value for money along with comfort, friendly management, and security.

Room Galata

Room Galata

Rooms Galata

These are actually two historic Beyoglu houses which were restored by architects to give the Beyoglu feel to tourists.


The name means “Five Rooms”. It is currently closed however but this place is nice despite being small.

Richmond Hotel Istanbul

This hotel was built in what was once the imperial Russian embassy. It is medium-sized with a modern feel and it has a Mediterranean rooftop restaurant. It was newly renovated last 2010.

Pera Palace Hotel

This was restored too in 2010 and is managed by Jumeirah. The theme is 19th-century Orientalist.