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Address: Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including...

The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.

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Very cosmopolitan metropolis

Very easily accessible. The tram runs nearby. Get the Istanbul card from the hotel and add on the money just like Oyster. Plenty food stall everywhere with fixed prices.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very easily accessible. The tram runs nearby. Get the Istanbul card from the hotel and add on the money just like Oyster. Plenty food stall everywhere with fixed prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful - walking distance to almost everything. cant wait to go back. would stay in this district again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice area to walk with beautiful shops. No cars there only the train. There is a beautiful park and great restaurants. Shops are little bit expensive and don't make special prices but have nice stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's nice just to walk around the square, eat roasted chestnuts and boiled or bbq corn on the cob! We felt completely safe in Istanbul.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sultanahmet district is a good area to walk and discover the surrounding area. There is the Grand Bazar, Sultanahmet mosque and Haiga Sophia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are going to Istanbul for the first time this is the place to stay all main tourist attraction are on a walking distance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at hotel right on the Gulhane tram station. Within walking distance of many sites including Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome etc. Grand Bazaar two stations away on tram. Many excellent restaurants within walking distance. Tourism is really down in Turkey due to recent coup attempt as well as several terrorist attacks however, I felt very safe and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sultanahmet is your best base for sightseeing in Istanbul. First thing to see is Sultanahmet Square which hosts the most important historical buildings of İstanbul and throughout history it has always been a significant center. Another one is Blue Mosque - one of the most important structures of the city and its outstanding characteristic is that it is decorated with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place will transport you to a different time - this is the place to stay in Istanbul. I think a week wouldn't be enough in this place. There is so much to see and explore. Everything is within walking distance. The local businesses are well-run, the restaurants are quite good, and the attractions are full of history. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

once you go to Istanbul you must visit Sultanahmet Mosque it will be one of your remember places which you will till your friends about it.

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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