With a prime location in the heart of the historical peninsula, with the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace at the doorstep, this modern hotel boasts well-sized, air-conditioned and elegantly decorated rooms with traditional Ottoman features, marble bathrooms, comfy bedding and superb views of the old city or Marmara Sea. Delight in the sumptuous daily buffet breakfast served in the restaurant, which uniquely exhibits 2000-year-old remains of the Byzantine Great Palace of Constantinople as a reminder of its heritage.
Why we recommend the Acra Hotel
- Close to famous Istanbul attractions
- Two-minute walk from the Blue Mosque
- Stylish Ottoman-inspired interiors
- Rooms with sea or city views
- Restaurant serving buffet breakfast
Attractions near the Acra Hotel
History abounds at the Acra Hotel
It's easy to appreciate the sense of history exuding from within the hotel's walls. Marvel at the classic Ottoman features and furnishings, and gaze in awe at the 2000-year-old remains of the Great Palace of Constantinople in the hotel's restaurant as you fill up on a hearty breakfast before heading out to see the rest of the iconic Istanbul landmarks.
The alluring Blue Mosque and dazzling sight of Hagia Sophia are just moments from the hotel, as well as many other historic Sultanahmet sights. Visit the world-famous 15th-Century Grand Bazaar, before soaking your cares away with a traditional bath-house treatment at one of the historic Turkish Hammams in the area.
On a small inlet on the opposite bank of the Bosphorus, the lonely stone Byzantine Maiden's Tower sits illuminating the water across the southern entrance of the strait. According to the legend behind the name, an emperor locked his daughter away in the tower to keep her safe after an oracle predicted a snake would kill her.
Although the origins of the tower are not known, it is believed to be around 1,000 years old, and is a true architectural icon of the city. Visitors can enjoy lunch at the restaurant at the first floor of the eight-storey tower, which also features a cafe with great views on the top floor.
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