Hotels in Istanbul? Check out Wimdu's offers
Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey and covers a huge area on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. The city bridges the gap between Asia and Europe both geographically and culturally and is a melting pot where East meets West. In 2010 Istanbul
was voted the European Capital of Culture. Wimdu also has other fantastic European alternatives such as late rooms in Edinburgh
. With many visitors every year hotel rooms
and guesthouses can be found throughout the city’s many districts. Most of the top historical city sights can be found in the Sultanahmet or Old City district that is essentially Constantinople from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Around the central square stand the Hagias Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Basilica Cistern. Across the Golden Horn estuary of the Bosphorus is the Galata Tower and the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall of Sufi Mevlevi order of religious significance.
Rent a hotel alternative
The Harbiye district on the European side of the city is a popular place to stay, with international hotel chains and comfortable mid-range rooms in abundance. In Sultanahmet tourists can find hotels
rooms with views and terraces overlooking the Golden Horn for slightly higher prices. A good solution to finding a new form of accommodation in Istanbul might be to rent an apartment or and breakfast in Istanbul from a local owner. This is exactly what you can do via the website Wimdu
! Via Wimdu you can get in touch with local private owners who know the city inside and out and who can guide you to the best sights and hidden treasures. So next time you book a hotel in Istanbul or an apartment in New York
be sure to Let Wimdu know about your experience. Staying with Wimdu means you can discover the real Istanbul easily! See our many other diverse locations today.