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Top 14 Istanbul Family Hotels : 2017 Guide

Find the best Istanbul family hotels here. One of the best location to stay in with kids is the Sultanahmet district. This is the old city with a true Turkish flavor. You will also be in walking distance to the main attractions and many shops, bazaars and restaurants.

Istanbul Holiday Apartments

Holiday Apartments

Consider staying in an Istanbul holiday apartment with your children. The kids can have their own room(s) and your family will enjoy more space than in a standard hotel room. Save money by whipping up your own breakfast or meals in the kitchens. Great for traveling to Istanbul with babies or toddlers. This is a wonderful way to soak up the local culture!

Moderate Istanbul Family Hotels

essans hotel

Esans Hotel

34122 Sultanahmet, Hotel Website

Esans Hotel is one of the newest Istanbul family hotels. It is located opposite Topkapi Palace in a lovely 19th century Ottoman mansion. It is in the heart of bustling Istanbul, but on a quiet street so you can get away from the action! Breakfast is included and is buffet style with both Turkish and western dishes. 24-hour room service is also available. This is one of the best places to stay in Istanbul with children!

For the Kids:

  • TV
  • Mini fridge to store snacks
  • Wi-fi for their gadgets!

Fits a family of:

  • Family rooms that can sleep 4 (a family of 5 can be accommodated on request).

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Sari Konak

Sultan Ahmet Mh. Mimar Mehmet Ağa Caddesi 46, Hotel Website

Sari Konak is a lovely Istanbul family hotel. They offer rooms and suites, the suites have 2 separate rooms(one with a double bed, the other with 2 singles) and a minibar (no kitchen). Internet access is available. It is ideally located in the district of Sultanahmet. Enjoy breakfast in the courtyard!

For the Kids:

  • Gorgeous rooftop terrace with views of the Blue Mosque.
  • Lovely courtyard

Fits a family of:

  • Triple rooms that an additional bed can be added to allow quad occupancy.
  • Family suites that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children.

Hotel Empress Zoe

Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No:4, Hotel Website

Hotel Empress Zoe It has a lovely Turkish decor. It is located in the Sultanahmet District. Start the day with the call to prayer from the nearby mosque. Breakfast is included.

For the Kids:

  • Beautiful garden to unwind in.
  • Separate alcove for the kids

Fits a family of:

  • Suites for 2 adults and 2 children with a 4 poster bed for Mom and Dad and 2 single beds in an alcove

Antik Hotel

Ordu Cad. Darphane Sok. No:10, Hotel Website

Antik Hotel is a modernly furnished 4-star hotel. They are centrally located in the old district within walking distance to Hagia Sophia. You can enjoy dinner in the renovated cistern and enjoy the works of art showcased here as well. After a day of sightseeing Mom and Dad can enjoy the massage and sauna services.

For the Kids:

  • Minibar
  • Internet access
  • Cable tv
  • Walking distance to many sites!

Fits a family of:

  • Sleep a family of 5.

Acra Hotel

Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:15 Sultanahmet, Hotel Website

Acra Hotel offers 4 star accommodations in Istanbul. It is located in central Istanbul in the historical Sultanahmet area within walking distance to lots of attractions. Buffet breakfast is included in the rates.

For the Kids:

  • Mini fridges
  • Free WiFi.
  • Laundry services (so you can pack less!)

Fits a family of:

  • Triple rooms
  • Interconnecting family rooms that can sleep 4.

Alaadin Hotel

Alemdar Mah. Catal Cesme Sok. No:20-22, Hotel Website

Alaadin Hotel is located in Sultanahmet and close to many attractions. The hotel has a classic Turkish feel and has a terrace with great views. Enjoy a drink in the evenings and see the colorful city all lit up!

For the Kids:

  • Lovely terrace to play on
  • Internet access & tv
  • Minibar for snacks and drinks

Fits a family of:

  • Triple or quad occupancy rooms


Akbıyık Caddesi 34400 Fatih, Hotel Website

Sebnem is located only 2 minutes walk from The Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. This is a nice small hotel with a terrace to enjoy in the warmer months. Start your day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the Marmara Sea and finish it with a drink as well. Mom and Dad can also try out the water pipes here too.

For the Kids:

  • Close to the attractions!
  • Terrace to relax on!

Fits a family of:

  • Triple rooms
  • Family rooms that can accommodate 4

Emirhan Inn

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Odev Sok, Hotel Website

Emirhan Inn offers spacious suites. It has private balconies with great views of Istanbul. The hotel is located on a quiet cobblestone street in Sultanahmet area.

For the Kids:

  • Free wireless internet for their gadgets!
  • Lovely balconies to relax on after a day of sightseeing

Fits a family of:

  • Family suites for 2 adults and 3 children
  • Kids under 12 stay free

Luxury Accommodations

Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel

Hobyar Mah. Ebusuud Cad. No:44 Sirkeci, Fatih, Hotel Website

Deluxe Golden Horn is one of the luxury Istanbul family hotels. It is located steps from the Grand Bazaar. Rooms are decorated in an elegant Ottoman style. Laundry service is available.

For the Kids:

  • Walk to the Grand Bazaar
  • Free WiFi for their electronics

Fits a family of:

  • Family rooms can sleep 4
  • Extra bed for 5th person can be added for a (fee).

Cheap Istanbul Family Hotels

Best Nobel Hotel

Ebu Suud Cad Saffeti Pasa Sk No:8 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Hotel Website

Best Nobel Hotel is one of the cheap Istanbul family hotels. it is located in the old city within walking distance to lots of family friendly attractions. The rooms have a/c. You can dine at their restaurant buffet each night serving a selection of Turkish dishes. They also offer 24-hour room service (great if you have jet lag!).

For the Kids:

  • It is located very close to Gulhane Park -great for the kids to play in.
  • Tv in rooms

Fits a family of:

  • Family rooms that can sleep 4 (an extra bed can be added to accommodate a family of 5 for a fee).

Antique Hostel

Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Ogul Sok. No:17 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Hotel Website

Antique Hostel is a friendly hostel offering cheap rooms with a private ensuite. Buffet breaskfast is included in the rates. They have a rooftop restaurants with great views of the sea. It is located in the Sultanahmet District with lots to see and do in the area.

For the Kids:

  • Bunkbeds for the kids
  • Wifi internet and satellite tv.
  • Board games for the kids to play

Fits a family of:

  • Family room for 2 adults and 2 children.

Nayla Palace Hotel

Kutlugun Sok. No:22/A Sultanahmet, Hotel Website

Nayla Palace Hotel is one of the inexpensive Istanbul hotels. It is a charming hotel with an incredible exterior. It is centrally located only a few minutes from Topkapi Palace. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby

For the Kids:

  • Lovely garden
  • Center of all the action!

Fits a family of:

  • Family rooms for 4.

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