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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Villa Sphendone Suites
Villa Sphendone Suites
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8.6
Excellent
Demirci Resit Sokak No: 13 Kucukayasofya, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $8
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
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9.0
Excellent
Mesrutiyet Caddesi No:52 Tepebasi, Istanbul
from $137
Lady Diana Hotel -NON REFUNDABLE
Lady Diana Hotel -NON REFUNDABLE
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6.9
Good
Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Terzihane sok.9 Sultan Ahme, Istanbul
from $11
Erguvan Hotel Istanbul
Erguvan Hotel Istanbul
Aksakal Cd. No-3 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $73
The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Taksim
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8.4
Excellent
Taksim Meydani Istanbul 34437 Turkey, Tak-ı Zafer Cd.
from $159
Elite World Istanbul Hotel
Elite World Istanbul Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
Sehit Muhtar Caddesi No:42 - T, Istanbul
from $102
Sura Design Hotel & Suites - NON REFUNDABLE ROOM
Sura Design Hotel & Suites - NON REFUNDABLE ROOM
Divanyolu Caddesi , 45 Ticarethane Sokak, Istanbul
from $42
Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi
Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi
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8.5
Excellent
Sahrayicedit Mah. Batman Sok No4, Istanbul
from $64
Adamar Hotel - Special Class
Adamar Hotel - Special Class
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8.5
Excellent
Yerebatan Cad. No: 37 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $57
Recital Hotel
Recital Hotel
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8.8
Excellent
Piyer Loti Cad.No.21., Istanbul
from $10
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.