Hotels near Basilica Cistern
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The largest of many cisterns buried underground in Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern is located on the Sarayburnu Peninsula. This historic neighborhood is brimming with attractions like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, making this an area that visitors simply can’t miss.

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The Haze Karaköy
The Haze Karaköy
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7.9
Good
Necatibey Caddesi No:36-38 Karaköy, Istanbul
from $69
Element Suites
Element Suites
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7.9
Good
Sehit Muhtar Mah Turan Cad Cevza Sok 2, Istanbul
from $20
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class
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9.0
Excellent
Kuleli Caddesi No 43 Çengelköy, Istanbul
from $172
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
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9.0
Excellent
Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul
from $161
Georges Hotel Galata
Georges Hotel Galata
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8.5
Excellent
Serdar-I Ekrem Sokak No:24 Galata - Beyoglu, Istanbul
from $71
Divan Istanbul Asia
Divan Istanbul Asia
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8.4
Excellent
E5 Karayolu uzeri No:209 Ust Kaynarca Pendik, Istanbul
from $55
Kupeli Palace Hotel
Kupeli Palace Hotel
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7.4
Good
Kadirga Meydani Donus Sokak No.14 Kucukayasofya -Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $16
Best Western Plus The President Hotel
Best Western Plus The President Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
Tiyatro Caddesi, No. 25 Beyazit, Istanbul
from $54
The Marmara Pera
The Marmara Pera
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7.6
Good
Mesrutiyet Cad. Tepebasi, Istanbul
from $84
Art City Hotel Istanbul
Art City Hotel Istanbul
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6.1
Good
Kucukayasofya Mah. Katip Sinan Camii Sok. No:30 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $14
More About Hotels near Basilica Cistern...

What’s the Basilica Cistern?

Commissioned by Emperor Justinian, this underground structure dates back to the sixth century. A vast subterranean assembly, the Basilica Cistern has hundreds of columns and was made to provide water to Istanbul’s Great Palace and other nearby buildings. The cistern was eventually closed and abandoned, but after a 1985 renovation, it opened to the public again.

Which Hotels Have the Best View Near the Basilica Cistern?

When you opt to stay near the Basilica Cistern, you can choose from a wide variety of large chains and boutique hotels. Book a room at the Boutique Saint Sophia or the Adamar Hotel - Special Class, and you’ll be just steps from the Basilica Cistern. Treat yourself to a stay at the Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class, where you can indulge in the on-site spa and lounge, free breakfast, and Wi-Fi.

What Are the Benefits or Drawbacks From Staying at a Hotel Near the Basilica Cistern?

For most travelers, staying near Istanbul’s most significant historic attractions and some of the city’s best destinations is reason enough to book a room near the Basilica Cistern. Other travelers will appreciate the nearly endless options at their fingertips, given the vast number of hotels in this area. Visitors seeking a quiet stay in Istanbul, however, might view the hustle and bustle in this historic district as a drawback.

What Do I Need to Know About the Basilica Cistern?

As an underground attraction, the Basilica Cistern has a unique atmosphere with low light and cool, damp air. Though it’s popular year-round, many visitors find the cool cistern particularly pleasant in the summer months.

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