Hipmunk City Love: A Guide to Family Friendly Hotels in Istanbul

By Nicole Brewer

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is home to the magnificent Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the fast-paced Grand Bazaar. If you are traveling to this dynamic city with little ones, you might be wondering where to stay with family in tow while on vacation. Check out this guide to find out where to stay while in Istanbul if you are globetrotting with children. There are many options for hotels in Istanbul, and this guide will give you a snapshot of reasonable accommodations and activities in the area.

The Luxurious Grand Hyatt Istanbul

The Grand Hyatt Istanbul is located near Taksim Square and the Ataturk Cultural Center, convenient for a day out with the family. Emirgan Park and the Istanbul Aquarium are also close by. This five-star hotel features amenities such as a huge outdoor freeform swimming pool, a sauna, a garden terrace and childcare services to allow you to take time out for a drink at the bar.

Hagia Sophia Hotel Istanbul Old City—Special Class

Staying at the Hagia Sophia Hotel Istanbul Old City—Special Class, you will be just minutes away from the Basilica Cistern and Le Arts Turcs — convenient if you’re interested in the arts. Moreover, it’s close to the Blue Mosque. The Hagia Sophia features amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge service and dry-cleaning/laundry services. It also includes a well-equipped fitness center and offers special activities for children.

Istanbul pic via Trover.com.
Istanbul pic via Trover.com.

Avantgarde Hotel Levent—Boutique Class 

The Avantgarde Hotel Levent—Boutique Class is near the ­Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre as well as the Kanyon Mall — great for families on a budget.  Pamper yourself with a spa visit while the kids are being taken care of by the on-site childcare services.  Additional amenities include a health club, a spa tub and an indoor pool.  And you can have your family picked up in style from the airport by the hotel’s limousine/town car service.

Georges Hotel Galata—Boutique Class

The affordable Georges Hotel Galata—Boutique Class is centrally located in Istanbul, very close to the Suleymaniye (Blue) Mosque and the Crimea Memorial Church. Conveniences include on-site facials, complimentary wireless Internet access and childcare services/babysitting. Better still, pets are allowed on the premises. Every morning, enjoy complimentary breakfast, cooked to order.

The Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas—Boutique Class

The five-star Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas—Boutique Class hotel is located just minutes away from the Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque. Conveniences of this gorgeous hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, a business center and a spa offering luxurious body treatments. Enjoy these hotel amenities as your children are being looked after at with the on-site babysitting and childcare services.

**This is a sponsored post opportunity via Hipmunk with their #HipmunkCityLove Project. The content is my own.**

  1. Christine @MomsNCharge says

    This is so great! Finding family friendly hotels is so important when traveling with little ones. I’ll definitely be bookmarking this one.

  2. Shannon says

    Thank you for sharing all of these family friendly hotels. They sound really nice!

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