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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Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
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8.8
Excellent
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1 Sisli, Istanbul
from $85
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
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9.1
Excellent
Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok No.1, Besiktas, Istanbul
from $58
Lady Diana Hotel
Lady Diana Hotel
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7.7
Good
Binbirdirek Mh. Terzihane Sk. No:9 Sultanhmet, Istanbul
from $16
Nippon Hotel
Nippon Hotel
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8.1
Excellent
Topcu Caddesi No:6 Talimhane, Taksim, Istanbul
from $46
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 $126
Aziyade Hotel
Aziyade Hotel
Piyerloti Str No: 30 Gedikpasa, Istanbul
from $23
Hotel Aslan Istanbul
Hotel Aslan Istanbul
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8.3
Excellent
Akbiyik Caddesi No63 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
from $17
Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel
Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel
Binbirdirek Mah. Binbirdirek Meydani sokak No:1, Istanbul
from $38
Taksim Star Hotel
Taksim Star Hotel
Siraselviler Caddesi No 37/1, Taksim (near Belgium Consulate), Istanbul
from $25
Mia Pera
Mia Pera
Kamer hatun mah\. mesrutiyet cd\. no:34, Istanbul
from $50
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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