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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Boutique Saint Sophia
Boutique Saint Sophia
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9.2
Excellent
Alemdar Cad. 2 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $48
The Peak Hotel
The Peak Hotel
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8.0
Excellent
Mesrutiyet Cad. Oteller Sk. 1/3, Istanbul
from $36
Tulip by Molton Hotels
Tulip by Molton Hotels
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7.8
Good
Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 103 Beyoglu, Istanbul
from $30
Dara Hotel Istanbul
Dara Hotel Istanbul
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8.3
Excellent
Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sokak #25 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $40
Maywood Hotel
Maywood Hotel
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8.7
Excellent
Nobethane Caddesi No 25 Sirkeci, Istanbul
from $29
Alzer Hotel - Special Class
Alzer Hotel - Special Class
At Meydani No 20, Sultanhmet, Istanbul
from $11
Rose Garden Suites
Rose Garden Suites
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9.1
Excellent
Kucukayasofya Mahallesi Sehit mehmet pasa sokak no 5 sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $21
Art City Hotel Istanbul
Art City Hotel Istanbul
|
7.1
Good
Kucukayasofya Mah. Katip Sinan Camii Sok. No:30 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
from $14
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
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9.0
Excellent
Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok No.1, Besiktas, Istanbul
from $73
Avantgarde Levent Hotel - Boutique Class
Avantgarde Levent Hotel - Boutique Class
|
8.4
Excellent
Buyukdere Cad.161 Zincirlikuyu-Levent, Istanbul
from $62
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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