The Airport Inn Hotel Yeşilköy Marina is ideally situated for travellers who don’t want to stay downtown while doing a stopover in Istanbul. The cab ride to Ataturk Airport is short and Yeşilköy is a calm, relaxing place after the hectic pace of Istanbul. While I love Istanbul as a city, sometimes I need a break from its frantic pace.
As the name suggests, the hotel is situated directly across the road from the Yeşilköy Marina, which provides pleasant views. For the small price difference, I’d suggest a sea view room. Yeşilköy itself has lots of green space along the waterside and doesn’t seem to get a lot of western tourists. Consequently, prices are lower than in Istanbul proper and strolling along through the parks provides a pleasant diversion. The hotel is not fancy, but we found it to be a clean, comfortable mid-range establishment, with a number of good fish restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The main street of the area, Istasyon Caddesi, is 10 minutes away. Should you wish to take a train into Istanbul, the journey from Yeşilköy to Sirkeci station takes about 40 minutes.
Our rooms were a good size (especially by European standards) and the en-suite showers had lots of water pressure. Windows can be opened to catch the breeze off the ocean and we found the area to be very quiet at night. I’m told that the hotel provides a pick-up service from Ataturk airport, but we didn’t have a chance to use it, owing to our having confused this hotel with the Airport Inn Boutique Hotel, where we went initially. Fortunately the two hotels are within walking distance of each other. One caution – the hotel has no lift; something to consider if you’re on a higher floor.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA and Priceline so you can book your Airport Inn Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.