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The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul

4-starThe Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
Akbiyik Cad. No:29Sultanahmet, IstanbulIstanbul34122Turkey
Family-friendly Istanbul hotel in Old City, walk to Hagia Sophia
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Room is all right
Breakfast is average
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The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul

from $57
  • Executive Suite
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 12:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free train station pickup

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Self parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 377
  • Conference space size (meters) - 35
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 2008
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Spa Center (SURCHARGE) has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.


The Byzantium Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required.

The Byzantium Terrace - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul’s small print

Also known as

  • Byzantium Hotel Special Class
  • Byzantium Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Byzantium Special Class
  • Byzantium Special Class Istanbul


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 35 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7 for adults and EUR 7 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 40 per person

Cruise ship terminal shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul


  • In Old City
  • Hagia Sophia (6-minute walk)
  • Basilica Cistern (8-minute walk)
  • Hippodrome (9-minute walk)
  • Blue Mosque (9-minute walk)
  • Topkapi Palace (11-minute walk)
  • Grand Bazaar (18-minute walk)
  • Suleymaniye Mosque (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) 27-min drive
  • Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) 47-min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station 3-min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station 21-min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station 7-min drive
  • Sultanahmet Station 10-min walk
  • Sirkeci Station 19-min walk
  • Beyazit Station 19-min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 45 reviews

The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul
Excellent value and location!
Incredibly helpful and courteous staff. Clean and spacious room (family room). Excellent location within Istanbul.
Aaron, us1 night family trip
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul
Excellent tourist area
Good hotel but room too small. Service very good. Excellent area. Front desk service excellent. Highly recommended hotel if small room for a couple does not put you off.
Maurice, usOther trip
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul
Interesting Istanbul
This hotel is in the heart of the tourist district, the area known as Sultanamet. If you don't like noise at night you should ask for a room away from the street. The action was certainly happening on our street at night. Our room was quite small and did not have a good place for luggage. However, the hotel staff were terrific! The guest relations ladies, Dorina and Jasmin were great at helping us get around and tips for places to see other than the most famous sites. The breakfast staff provided excellent service as did the staff taking care of our room.
A Traveler, usFamily trip
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul
Very Good8.0
Close to everything.
A one night stay as I roam around Istanbul. It was a competitive priced hotel in the heart of Sutanahmet. The rooms were clean, a bit dated, but quite servicable. I was given an amazing sea view by the very cheerful front desk. The spa services are available to guests for an additional charge, and a couple treadmills make up the fitness center. Breakfast was ample with a wide selection of hot and cold items. Get a good price and it's worth staying here as part of your trip.
David, usBusiness trip
The Byzantium Hotel & Suites - Special Class, Istanbul
A Jewel in the Old City
This hotel is in a great location nestled in a funky little street with some very good restaurants located right around the corner from the Blue Mosque. The service was excellent and the concierge was extremely helpful to our group of first-time visitors. They also had a small workout room with a couple of really good treadmills which came in handy. Also, we found the rooftop restaurant at the hotel very good with good food and better views. This is a great place from which to explore one of the world's great cities. Highly recommended.
Mark, usFamily trip

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