The Istanbul Port is located in the largest and oldest city in Turkey. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, the city has a long history of both conflict and culture. It is the fifth largest city in the world with a population of approximately 13 million people, and is considered to have the second largest metropolitan area in Europe (by population). It is located on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait which separates Europe from Asia. With nearly 5 million tourists flocking to visit the city every year, there are literally more than a thousand hotels in Istanbul. There are two main ports in Istanbul, the old port which is at the Golden Horn harbor and the Karakoy port in Galata which is used by large cruise ships. Here's a closer look at some of the nearest cruise port hotels in Istanbul.
Swissotel, The Bosphorus
Macka Talim Yeri Sk 2
Swissotel, The Bosphorus is approximately 2 km from the cruise port of Istanbul, and is centrally located near all the main tourist and historical attractions of the city. It is a 5-star hotel which caters to both casual and business travelers. The hotel services 600 rooms of seven different types. The hotel also provides a total of 5,900 square meters of meeting space, in addition to 28 function rooms which include three ballrooms. The facilities include 10 different restaurants and bars, including one next to the spa and swimming pool. It is an ideal place to stay, if you are coming by sea to visit the grand city of Istanbul. Room rates begin from $150 per person.
Taksim Gonen Hotel
Aydede Cd 15
The Taksim Gonen Hotel is closest to the Istanbul cruise terminal, located only 1.3 km away. It is an excellent hotel rated with 4 stars in the center of Istanbul, close to all major attractions of the city. The hotel boasts 152 standard rooms with three additional suites. It has three large meeting rooms, four restaurants, including one on the terrace, a wedding hall and a health club complete with Turkish bath and sauna. It is a place which has been catering to tourists and businessmen alike for a long time, and has had an impeccable service record in looking after their needs and requirements for the duration of their stay. Room rates start at $170 per person sharing.
Hoca Pasa Mh.
Äobni Kemal Cd 14
The Hotel Sapphire, also located nearly 2 km from the cruise port of Istanbul, is a smaller and more economical hotel compared with the grandeur of the Swissotel. It has only 55 rooms, plus a suite, and is considered reasonably economical for travelers that are passing through Istanbul and need a place for a short stay. Facilities include the Eden Terrace restaurant, the Lobby Bar and the Sapphire Restaurant, which make it a friendly hotel to enjoy your stay. Rates per room start at $150 per night.