Where to stay in Istanbul
A bit like a game of football, Istanbul is a city of two halves. Totally unlike a football pitch, Istanbul is built on seven hills, similar to its inspiration, Rome. This means there is much to admire in Istanbul, from its Islamic and Christian roots to its modern way of thinking and adapting as it sits between two continents.
Because the place is so diverse, it means there is accommodation to match. The hotels Istanbul offers are just as unique as the city and so the holidaymaker not only gets a thrill from visiting but also from staying in any one of the hotels Istanbul has.
The types of hotels Istanbul offers
For such an immense city it is not surprising that the hotels Istanbul offers cover a wide range of prices, amenities, exclusivity and conveniences. Most of the hotels Istanbul has include breakfast in their prices and many of the hotels Istanbul has have en-suite facilities and TVs in the rooms.
From backpacker type hostels to multinational chains and boutique hotels Istanbul is awash with accommodation. You will not have trouble finding a hotel Istanbul has to stay in, you are more likely to have to decide whereabouts you want your hotel Istanbul to be.
The most popular area for tourists to stay for the first time is the Sultanahmet area as the major attractions are close. For convenient hotels Istanbul can offer many in this part of the city. For business hotels Istanbul has the district of Taksim, and for more exclusive hotels Istanbul offers places along the Bosphorus for stunning views.
The major attractions of Istanbul
Picking and choosing which incredible sight to see next will be the trickiest decision on your holiday. Just accept you will not see them all so go for those which appeal the most. The Aya Sofya is billed as the most important Byzantine building in the world as it was the heart of Christendom for 1,000 years and was also the largest enclosed space in the world. It stands for ‘the Church of the Divine Wisdom’ and to see the awe-inspiring dome seemingly hover over an empty space is to believe it.
The Blue Mosque is another such giant in stature and historical importance, harking back as it does to the might of the Ottoman Empire. It boasts six minarets and an interior covered in more than 20,000 blue tiles adorned with flowers and trees. Maybe some of the hotels Istanbul has can match that.
The Hippodrome is not the latest nightclub in Istanbul but the original area where the emperors ordered the performances of court games and ceremonies. The Egyptian Obelisk that still stands there marked where the charioteers raced in the 4th century.
For desirable hotels Istanbul is hard to beat. The same is true with the desirable prices that BudgetAir can find for you when searching for flights to Istanbul. You can book your bargain flights through BudgetAir as well as finding a hotel Istanbul has to stay in. With travel plans sorted, all you need to worry about now is what to pack.