Set amid Sultanahmet, within the city’s historical centre and steps from Sirkeci tram station, this boutique hotel is superbly placed just a short walk away from the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and legendary Topkapi Palace. At the hotel guests can fill up on a tasty breakfast in the morning and return in the evening to the restaurant’s terrace for a delightful meal, or choose from the many eateries on the hotel’s doorstep, before retiring to traditionally furnished rooms featuring parquet flooring and air-conditioning.
Why we recommend the Erbil Hotel
- Near the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar
- Simple, Ottoman-style interiors
- Onsite restaurant
- Room service available
- 24-hour reception
Attractions near the Erbil Hotel
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque
Another of the city's esteemed Sinan creations, the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is perched on the peak of Sixth Hill at the highest point of Istanbul. An iconic landmark visible from all over the city, the mosque was built in the 1560s in honour of Mihrimar, the favourite daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent.
Located in the Edirnekapi neighbourhood near the Old City walls, you can marvel at the simple, but elegant interiors of this working mosque. If you're in the area at the right time you might just catch the enchanting call to prayer, a culturally and spiritually rich experience. Remember to dress respectfully when visiting.
Enjoy a break away from the historic sights of Istanbul as you walk through shark-infested tunnels and explore underwater exhibits of sea creatures from all over the world at the city's acclaimed aquarium. Get up close and personal with giant stingrays and turtles in this mesmerising setting, broken up into 16 different geographic zones featuring over 1500 species.
The aquarium is located near the beachfront at one of the city's biggest shopping mall complexes. Make a day of it and hit the shops of the Aqua Florya mall for a spot of retail therapy, before grabbing a bite to eat at the food court.
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