Top 5 Gay Friendly Hotel Istanbul | Booking | Reviews
Istanbul, home of 15 million people is a major touristic destination. Even if after the bomb blast, the number of tourists remained up to. Istanbul is a gay friendly destination even if it’s a muslim country. So the gay friendly hotel Istanbul as below:
Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey. Guidebooks advise couples to be discrete in public.
Our recommendation for gay friendly hotel Istanbul starts with:
Zeynep Sultan Hotel at Sultanahmet 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Istanbul
The Zeynep Sultan Hotel in located in the Fatih area o Istanbul, close to many pubs, bars and a lot of choices for restaurants. If you are into night life of Istanbul this is the hotel to stay int
Overlooking domes and minarets in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet area, Zeynep Sultan transports its guests back to Ottoman times. This hotel offers intimate accommodation with a panoramic roof-top terrace.
This hotel is very close (2 minutes walk) to Hagia Sofia, Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern. other places like Grand Bazaar also just 10 minutes by walk. Shops and restaurants are all around the place so you don’t need to search so much for food.
The bedrooms are comfortable and quiet – the hotel is on a quiet side street near Gulhane Park if you are a runner!
The breakfast is a lovely local breakfast with lots of choice: fruit, dried fruit, cheeses, bread, cereal, olives,.etc and it is served on a lovely terrace overlooking an old mosque.
The rooms are small but recently updated with white washed wood floors and modern baths. They are clean, light and airy. The roof-top eating area is roomy and the breakfasts are wonderful. There is a full selection of fruit, grilled and fresh veges, cheeses, olives, simit and breads, yogurts, jams and honey. Tea, coffee, juice and water are generally available all day long. There is also a tea served in the afternoon.
The only drawback was the spotty wifi. It was always available on the terrace but not always in our room.
How much does a room costs at Zeynep Sultan Hotel at Sultanahmet Istanbul ?
Prices start 70$/night for the The Standard Double . The Triple Room ( Room size: 20 m²) is 89$/night and features air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar
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2 A’jia Hotel Istanbul 4* – Gay Friendly Hotel Istanbul
Set along the waterfront of the Bosphorus, the A’jia Hotel is situated in a traditional Ottoman mansion. Guests can enjoy breakfast on the waterside terrace and benefit from free Wi-Fi.
Hotel A’jia has uniquely decorated rooms with a modern twist. They are light, airy and offer comfortable facilities including a DVD player, satellite TV and luxurious bathroom amenities.
The hotel is an historic Ottoman Yali right on the Bosphorus in Kanlıca. The location is just lovely. The rooms are very spacious with high ceilings and windows, the bed is pretty comfortable. The jacuzzi is a plus which functioned pretty good. We also enjoyed having our breakfast by the sea.
Beautiful individual quality rooms, and the stunning view to Bosphorus is indescribable, the service is absolutely 5 stars service.
The restaurant is fantastic, food delicious and service excellent, professional and friendly.
The room with a Bosphorus view is a must and this is our recommendation to book if you truly want to enjoy your stay at the hotel and see Istanbul differently!
How much does a room costs at A’jia Hotel Istanbul ?
Prices start 255$/night for the Park View Deluxe Double . The Terrace Room with Sea View ( Room size: 40 m²) is 380$/night is located on the top floor, this spacious room offers panoramic views of the Bosphorus and a large, outdoor terrace with sun loungers.
Breakfast is optional and costs 21$/person.
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3. Istanbul Hotel Alzer at Sultanahmet 4* – Gay Friendly Hotel Istanbul
Our next suggestion for a gay hotel in Istanbul is another 4* hotels with amazing reviews!
Located along with stunning views of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia from its rooftop terrace, this special category hotel offers personalised service and free wireless internet access in the heart of Sultanahmet.
The historic townhouse Alzer Hotel is over 100 years old and has been fully restored with great attention to detail. The clean and comfortable guest rooms offer modern amenities, including air conditioning.
The location of this hotel is the most impressive aspect! Located less than a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque and a 10 minute walk from Aya Sophia and Topkapi Palac.
The view from the room was breathtaking from the front of the building I assume other rooms would have great views of the water and other parts of the city. The breakfast is of a great quality with lots of options to choose from.
The best views of all are from the breakfast room which is on the roof which provides a near 360 degree view of the whole area. This is perhaps the hotels best feature.
The breakfast up the top of the hotel, is wonderful as only Turkish breakfasts can be, and has the most breathtaking views across to the Blue Mosque, the Bosphorus across to the Golden Horn.
How much does a room costs at Istanbul Hotel Alzer at Sultanahmet ?
Prices start 70$/night for the Economy Double Room . The Executive Suite ( Room size: 38 m²) is 170$/night and features a seating area, air conditioning and minibar. Breakfast is included in the room price.
Room facilities: Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres), Heating, Shower, Bath, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Bath or Shower, TV, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Minibar, Refrigerator
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4. Hotel Empress Zoe Istanbul 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Istanbul
Located in İstanbul, 300 m from Hagia Sophia, Hotel Empress Zoe boasts a sun terrace and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Hotel Empress Zoe features free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is available.
If you like gorgeous boutique hotel in local style it’s lovely. Set in good position near Bosphorus and mosques, close to many restaurants and the hotel staff actually care about you. They are very friendly with suggestions to nearby facilities. Breakfast is buffet style and seating is in their pretty garden setting near old hammam ruins.
There are plenty restaurants around, and most historical sites are less than 5 minutes walk.
The garden is bery peaceful and relaxing – you will enjoy the delicious breakfast in the garden everyday. And the views from the rooftop terrace at sunset are absolutely stunning!
The bedroom is small but sufficient with one side of the bed against the wall. That said, the bed and pillows were comfortable. The room was air conditioned.The towels and bedsheets are clean and there’s always hot water in the taps.
The outdoor garden/courtyard area has a grotto feel to it and sits adjacent to a 12th century hamam, providing a great location to beat the late afternoon heat and enjoy a drink from the casual hotel bar. Equally impressive was the basic but delicious local breakfast that was on offer each morning, which was prepared and served by a small, friendly team who we viewed as friends throughout our brief stay. The rooftop decks also provide stunning views of the Blue Mosque, Haiga Sophia, as well as the ships transiting from the Black Sea through the Bosphorus.
Room facilities: Sea view, Landmark view, City view, Terrace, TV, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Heating, Interconnected room(s) available, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Toilet paper, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Dining area, Electric kettle, Kitchenware, 3 Seat Dining Table, Outdoor furniture, Outdoor dining area, Wake-up service, Towels, Linen, Upper floors accessible by stairs only
How much does a room costs at Empress Zoe Istanbul ?
Prices start 100$/night for the Standard Double Room . The Penthouse Suite ( Room size: 35 m²) is 230$/night and features a private terrace with the views of Blue Mosque and panoramic sea views, this suite has air conditioning, electric kettle and seating area.
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5. Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Istanbul
Our last suggestion is hotel located on the Asian shore of Istanbul. Many people choose to stay on the European side close to the main touristic attraction of Istanbul and shopping area. But staying on the Asian side will make you fell in a different world – cats, coffee shops and quietness 🙂
Located right next to Kalamis Marina and Kalamis Park on the Asian side of Istanbul, Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel is within walking distance from Fenerbahce Marina and Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. This newly built hotel offers stylish rooms with sea, marina or city views.
The hotel has 2 outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, and a 3500m² spa and fitness centre. After a workout at Shape Club, you can enjoy massage treatments from Far Eastern therapists at Blue Harmony Spa.
All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod player, complimentary WiFi and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, as well as 2 bottles of water. 24-hour room service is also available.
The location is the Fenerbache district on the Asia side of Istanbul, a district of very nice apartments overlooking the sea. Surrounded by restaurants and a short walk to everything you need. Entering the hotel from the semi-circular driveway, and after you pass through security, you are welcomed by the smartly dressed staff into a pleasing space that gives lets you know no corners are cut. If it’s raining, umbrellas are provided to guests.
The rooms are well appointed and clean, with all the amenities you’d expect, including a bar. The bath has rain shower and hand nozzle attachments; bath towels are of a better quality. The beds are large and comfortable, with good quality linen and comforters should you need. The air conditioning is minutely adjustable. The windows do open if you desire. The hallway carpet and design somehow dampen the noise level which is great.
The French Second Empire-like design hotel has a huge variety of amenities – rooftop, indoor and outdoor pools, a large gym, full spa, steam room, etc.. The downstairs pool is large enough to get good laps in. The rooftop pool is between the two rooftop bar/restaurants, both of which afford fabulous views of the sea.
Full bar and a varied menu that was popular in the early evening.
The morning buffet is large and complete, with a wide variety of western and Turkish foods, as well as eggs prepared to order. Staff are omnipresent, to whisk away a plate or cup.
Room facilities: City view, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, iPod dock, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Heating, Carpeted, Wardrobe/Closet, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Minibar, Electric kettle, Wake-up service, Alarm clock
How much does a room costs at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamış Marina ?
Prices start 130$/night for the Deluxe Double with City View . The Executive King Room with Sea View ( Room size: 32 m²) is 210$/night
Tastefully decorated, this room includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and an electric kettle with complimentary tea and coffee set up. It also offers marina views.
Guests staying in this room will receive:
– Complimentary minibar
– Executive Lounge access
– 10% discount on airport transfer
– 20% discount from spa facilities
– Late check-out (upon availability)
– 1 suit or 2 pieces pressing per stay (except Sundays)
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