My wife and I are traveling to meet up with friends in Europe this fall. Our flights to Prague took us through Istanbul so we decided to extend our layover so that we had a few days to explore. I have so many questions but first I’m trying to sort out places to stay.
We will be in Istanbul for 3 nights. I’m looking to stay in the Sultanahmet district since we typically love to be in the middle of the historic sites. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. We typically love moderately priced pensions or hotels with some local charm. If it feels like an American Hotel we are disappointed. We are ok splurging a bit for Istanbul but our typical hotel budget is 75-125 euro/night.
For the 3rd night I’m considering moving to a hotel by the airport. We have an early flight to Prague and although I’d rather not change hotels, I really don’t want to push our luck with security and check in. Are there any suggestions for airport hotels? I see the TAV hotel and I’m really tempted to go that route but I’m curious if there are any suggestions from the Rick-Steve-ers out there. Y’all haven’t let me down yet!!