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Side Hotel

Cankurtaran Mah Utangac Sok No 22, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey

City-center hotel, steps from Sultanahmet Square
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Fabulous location, an easy walk from the ‘must sees’ in Sultanahmet and plenty of good…Oct 29, 2019
  • The hotel is located just five minutes from Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and…Oct 26, 2019

Side Hotel

from ZAR 898
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Apartment, Garden Area
  • Standard Single Room
  • Economy Triple Room
  • Economy Double Room

What’s around Side Hotel


  • In Sultanahmet
  • Sultanahmet Square - 3 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 3 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 4 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 9 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 13 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 33 min walk
  • Basilica Cistern - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 59 min drive
  • Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 60 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 4 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 20 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 3 min drive
  • Sultanahmet Station - 5 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 10 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 52 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1985
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Side Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Side Hotel Istanbul
  • Side Istanbul
  • Side Hotel Hotel
  • Side Hotel Istanbul
  • Side Hotel Hotel Istanbul


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 49 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 2 costs EUR 0 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Side Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at Side Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Side Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Side Hotel.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Side Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 49 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Side Hotel?
    You can check in from noon to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 147 reviews

Very good 8,0
Hotel near Hagia Sophia
The location is perfect as it is close to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque and comfy 18 Lira bus from and to airport. The hotel is great if you know what to expect. They don't have elevator. They have nice breakfast area on top floor where you can view Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the sea. During breakfast, they prepare for each guest a plate with standard breakfast items and you can add from the buffet: cheese, cold sausage, yoghurt, hot drinks, water, orange juice and cereal. They clean the rooms everyday and replace the towels. There is not kettle or safety box in the room but at the lobby, there are free safe deposits you can use and you can make tea for free. There is a mail box to send letter/postcard at the lobby.
sg3 night family trip
Poor 2,0
MINUS 2 star hotel
horrible stay by every mean of the word the toilet was dirty no proper bedding nor good covers very noisy you can hear everything in the entire building the most ungenerous breakfast in all istanbul poor english speaking and agressive people had to leave second morning and moved to another hotel before the reservation was finished
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Owner very attentive and hospitable. Staff very helpful.
abigail, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Side Hotel
The Side Hotel was great to us! Everyone was so friendly and incredibly helpful, especially when we had only booked a night before coming to stay. It's located in a fantastic area right near the Blue mosque and Hagia Sofia. I would recommend families, couples and friends to stay at the hotel who are looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay.
Ameena, ie7 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Friendly staff
The stay was nice. The best part was the staff, arthuro in specific was amazing and extremely friendly. Everyone was very nice. The hotel doesn't offer many amenities, the breakfast is particularly a major area of improvement for the hotel as it was extremely minimal.
Farah, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great location
The location was great. The staff was helpful. It was a pleasant stay.
thomas, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
I have been staying at the Side once every few years for the last ten years and love its position at the centre of Sultanhamet. It is very reasonably priced and the staff very friendly. Many of my friends return there too.
Joan A, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Excellent location and comfortable
The hotel is located in a privileged area. The room is more like that of a hostel but it is extremely clean and also comfortable.
Francisca, us3 night romance trip
Good 6,0
May 2019
This is a basic hotel while comfortable it is outdated
au4 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Great location.
Great location. Just need more breakfast choices. Currently it's the same breakfast each day.
Muhammed, gb4 night family trip

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