I've heard good and not-so-good things about staying in Sultanahmet. I've heard one can be hassled quite a bit and it's very touristy. But, staying there means it's close to all the sites. Would traveling in Dec. reduce the number of hassles?! I'm not a backpacker and want a decent, simple hotel. I usually avoid the touristy areas. Maybe preferable to stay in another area and just take the bus or walk to the sites? Thanks for your insights.