Five Star Hotels in the Historical Part of Istanbul

Overview of 5-star hotels in the historical part of Istanbul (Picture of Sirkeci Konak)

by Istanbul Trails

in City Trip, Hotel & Area Guide

Below you will find an overview of 5-star hotels in the historical part of Istanbul. By clicking on a hotel name, you can obtain detailed information about the hotel, provided by either or the hotel’s own website.

The overview by no means lists all 5-star hotels in this area. The hotel list is based on personal experiences cross-checked with customer reviews provided by Most of the hotels have either been visited by me or by one or more of my acquaintances. They appear in alphabetical order.

  • Eresin Crown Hotel – This is more than just a luxury hotel, offering 60 rooms and two restaurants, one of them overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Inside the hotel you’ll also find a private museum, holding 49 pieces of art excavated on the hotel’s grounds.
  • Four Seasons – Created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison, its 65 guest rooms and suites frame an open courtyard. Together with their very spacious rooms they provide an atmosphere of personal attention and ease.
  • Sirkeci Konak – This classical Ottoman mansion style hotel, with 52 spacious rooms, is located at the historic peninsula, yet has a green and peaceful recreational twist to it thanks to adjacent Gülhane Park. Guests are welcomed and treated according to Turkish and Ottoman traditions.
  • Hotel Sultanhan – A 40 room Ottoman style boutique hotel in a renovated governor’s residence, featuring magnificent views of the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the old city as well as traditional Turkish hospitality.
  • World Park Hotel – This 5-star luxury Byzantine style hotel, offering 172 majestic and stylish rooms, is situated in the 4.Vakıf Han premises, a building that radiates historical grandeur and possesses exquisite architecture.

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