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Istanbul


Istanbul, Turkey, a Historical place

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About Istanbul

Often mistaken as Turkey’s capital (that will be Ankara, you're welcome), Istanbul is perhaps the most dynamic city in the whole region. This mega city which is also Turkey's most populous, holds a unique distinction for being one of the very rare cities in the world and the only metropolis, to be transcontinental. Bosphorus Strait divides the parts of city into European and Asian and Istanbul essentially acts as a bridge between the two continents. Tourists usually prefer to flock to the Eastern part which is also the main cultural and historical hub. Istanbul has many advantages to its favour which make it a tourist magnet. From the ever-friendly locals to the rich cultural medley and awe-inspiring architecture, Istanbul has it all. The scars from a harsh history for being at the centre of attention since times immemorial can be found throughout the city and that makes it historically important. From world famous signatures like Turkish Delights to Turkish baths(Hamam), Istanbul has the best that Turkey has to offer.

Winters are the best time to visit Istanbul when the weather tends to get chilly and one can indulge themselves in the piping hot signature dishes and take a plunge into one of the hamams. Istanbul is a region which has seen innumerable changes in kingdoms and kings over time. Each era and Dynasty bestowed upon Istanbul, their best architectural wonders which make the city a true architectural treasure. Major tourist hotspots around the globe are known for their monumental or natural attractions but the warm hearted and kind people of Istanbul are its highlight. Turkish people know how to party, which can be thoroughly experienced and enjoyed at the various discs and clubs that make night life in Istanbul another major activity. The city has an amazing sky line, probably one of the most scenic among metropolitans all over the world, and one structure stands out amongst that same sky line, and even makes to top post card images in Turkey.

The Aya Sofya or Hagia Sofia-as it is commonly called, is a major tourist destination in Istanbul which easily surpasses every other Museum in the region. The structure was planned and commissioned way back in 1435 and was declared a Museum in 1935. It is Istanbul’s greatest architectural achievement and a historic one at that. Topkapi Palace is the city's favourite place with a colourful theme and grandeur. The centuries old Grand Bazar in the Bazar District of old city is definitely worth a visit and offers the best shopping experience in Turkey. It is not uncommon to get lost in the wonderful chaos of the market and some people spend days exploring the whole market area. Sulemaniye Mosque is the crown jewel of Golden horn and sits upon one of Istanbul's seven hills.

Local Culture - A city is best described by its people and Istanbul has a lot of them. The best interactions happen at the various tea gardens and cafes or eateries across the city and one gets to know about the rich cultural heritage due to a wide variety of population here.

Dining - Istanbul's culinary heritage and greatness is as diverse as its cultural heritage. Some of the best signature dishes of Turkey find their mention across the city with freshly caught fish as favourite in many restaurants. One can find many international flavours ranging from various Asian classics to Italian recipes. The local kebabs and a heavy looking Turkish delight are some of the best on offer here along with a local wine known as Raki.

Things To Keep In Mind - Thefts and pick pocketing are not uncommon in a huge city like this. One needs to be a good bar-gainer while shopping to get the best deals and carry a good amount of thick clothes when traveling in winters.

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How much a typical Hotel in Istanbul costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical Budget Hotel cost is in the range of 64 USD to 117 USD.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 37 USD to 74 USD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 63 USD to 108 USD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 73 USD to 158 USD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 79 USD to 191 USD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 35 USD to 51 USD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Istanbul, the per night room cost is in the range of 117 USD to 673 USD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 49 USD to 99 USD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 76 USD to 133 USD.

Weather


Istanbul's Monthly Temperature
5.7
Jan
5.7
Feb
7.0
Mar
11.1
Apr
15.7
May
20.4
Jun
22.9
Jul
23.1
Aug
19.8
Sep
15.6
Oct
11.5
Nov
8.0
Dec
Avg
Istanbul's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit Istanbul considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit Istanbul in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

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  • Hotels at Istanbul, Turkey

    661 Hotels to choose

  • Restaurant at Istanbul, Turkey

    11 Restaurant to choose

  • Shared Itinerary for Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Price Range of 0 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 90
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 56
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 56 for 1 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 2 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 85
    for 2 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 115
    for 4 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 5 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 395
    for 5 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 3 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 74
    for 3 Star Hotel

Weather
  • Weather at Istanbul, Turkey isMostly Cloudy

    Mostly Cloudy

  • Temprature at Istanbul, Turkey is 9.0

    9.0

  • Humidity at Istanbul, Turkey is 82%

    82%

  • Wind speed at Istanbul, Turkey is From the North at 18 MPH

    From the North at 18 MPH

  • Altitude ofIstanbul, Turkey in mtr.

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  • Nearest airport is Istanbul, Turkey (IST-Ataturk Intl.)

    Istanbul, Turkey (IST-Ataturk Intl.)

Hotels at Istanbul


View Hotel Dedeman-IstanbulReception
Rating
6.5
Yildiz Posta Caddest 50, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Dedeman Istanbul places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Astoria Istanbul Shopping.....

Starts at USD 55/night

View Hotel Four-Seasons-Hotel-Istanbul-at-SultanahmetExterior detail
Rating
9.0
Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet in Istanbul (Sultanahmet), you'll be within a 5-minute dri.....

Starts at USD 385/night

View Hotel Eresin-Hotels-TopkapiGuestroom
Rating
7.3
Millet Caddesi 186 Topkapi, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Eresin Hotels Topkapi places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Panoroma 1453 and Co.....

Starts at USD 70/night

View Hotel The-Marmara-TaksimGuestroom
Rating
8.3
Taksim Square, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at The Marmara Taksim, you'll be centrally located in Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Taksim Square.....

Starts at USD 157/night

View Hotel Swissotel-The-Bosphorus-IstanbulGuestroom
Rating
8.8
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, you'll be centrally located in Istanbul, a 3-minute drive from Dolm.....

Starts at USD 259/night

View Hotel Conrad-Istanbul-BosphorusGuestroom
Rating
8.8
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 10-minute drive of Zorlu Performin.....

Starts at USD 146/night

View Hotel Renaissance-Polat-Istanbul-HotelMeeting Facility
Rating
8.7
Sahil Yolu Caddesi No:2, Istanbul

Property Location
Located in Istanbul (Bakırköy), Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Atakoy Marina and Ca.....

Starts at USD 115/night

View Hotel Grand-Hyatt-IstanbulHotel Bar
Rating
8.7
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Istanbul

Property Location
A stay at Grand Hyatt Istanbul places you in the heart of Istanbul, within a 5-minute drive of Acibadem Taksim Hospi.....

Starts at USD 192/night

View Hotel Kaya-Istanbul-Fair-&-ConventionTurkish Bath
Rating
7.6
Gokevler Mahallesi 2317, Sokak No1, Istanbul

Property Location
With a stay at Kaya Istanbul Fair & Convention in Istanbul (Buyukcekmece), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Ende.....

Starts at USD 52/night