Hotels in Istanbul near Ataturk International Airport (IST)

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Hotels in Istanbul near Ataturk International Airport (IST)

Ataturk International Airport (IST) Hotels

A global hub at the crossroads of the world, Ataturk Airport (IST) is one of the busiest in the world. The Istanbul experience starts at the airport, where the gift shops have a hint of the bazaar, with lamp-lit stone facades inviting you into dens of Turkish goods. A trip on a ferry or shuttle bus will take you to the real thing, amongst the minarets and misty hills of this great Eurasian city.

Hotels in Ataturk International Airport (IST)

Istanbul is packed with great value luxury. The hotels near Ataturt Airport include palatial buildings awash with opulence and contemporary complexes. Many of the luxury hotels have full service spas, as well as elegant lounges adorned with chandeliers and ornate furniture. There are also plenty of modern mid-range hotels providing perks like free WiFi and business facilities.

Where to stay

If you are in Istanbul on a brief layover, or you are here on business, then the hotels closest to the airport in the Bakirkoy district are a good bet. There’s a choice of upscale and budget hotels, with easy access to the terminals. For leisure visits, Sultanhamet in central Istanbul is the most atmospheric spot. You’ll wake to the call of the muezzin and lose yourself in the labyrinth of the Grand Bazaar.

How to get to Ataturk International Airport (IST)

Ataturk Airport is located 22 kilometers from central Istanbul, and there are numerous ways to get there. Many of the larger hotels offer roundtrip airport shuttles. Otherwise, there are buses, seabuses, taxis and the metro system. The buses leave from Taksim Square, while the metro is pretty comprehensive and easy to navigate. Allow at least 45 minutes for your journey.

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