An historical city that has played host to many empires over the centuries. A cultural capital spanning two continents and a melting pot of civilizations. Discover this fascinating metropolis, an amalgamation of the Bosphorus’s enchanting beauty, islands, history and modern shopping centres.
InterContinental Istanbul offers you an exclusive consulting service throughout your stay in Istanbul. The Concierge, with its experienced team, will transform your time spent in Istanbul into a truly memorable experience, and would be delighted to assist you in making special reservations at the city’s finest restaurants, as well as offering guidance and support concerning any matter, so that your stay may be a perfect one.Contact Concierge
A perfect İstanbul morning starts in InterContinental Istanbul with a traditional breakfast. Our hotel is within a walking distance to Taksim Square and İstiklal Avenue. The cosmopolitan avenue is surrounded by an array of historical and politically significant buildings, such as the Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Passage) where small, intimate restaurants and taverns are found; Balık Pazarı (The Fish Market), also houses the most important fruit and vegetable market in Istanbul, Nevizade Street has scores of tables set on the street with the freshest fish in the city and loads of delicious mezes.
Throughout the time, different minorities and ethnical groups lived in Pera, therefore you can witness this great mosaic of cultures through synagogues, churches, passages and historical other buildings; the Roman Catholic churches of Santa Maria and St.Antoine, the Greek Orthodox Haghia Triada, the Armenian Church (among many other churches), Muslim Sufi Temple, several synagogues, mosques... At the end of the avenue, you will be mesmerized by Galata Tower, one of the oldest towers of the world.
Finally reaching to Galataport Istanbul, a new face of Istanbul for culture & arts, shopping and dining... You can have a sip of Turkish coffee at one of the trendy cafes in the popular district Karaköy. After a short walk crossing the historical Galata Bridge, you will feel “Where East meets West”: On the left, a big modern city and on the right, the old city with palaces and mosques.
At the end of the Galata Bridge you’ll see the Spice Market, 17th century building with it’s high ceiling and domes. Sometimes there is the smell of spice, sometimes the beautiful fragrance of herbal teas. Then outside, you’ll find yourself in the ancient district of Sultanahmet. Strolling through its parks and alleys you’ll find many marvellous buildings that testify to İstanbul’s long and glorious history – from the lavish Ottoman halls of Topkapı Palace to the world’s greatest church, St. Sophia and up to the Blue Mosque with its exquisite İznik tile interior. Finally feel yourself transported to the 1001 Nights at the ‘Kapalı Çarşı’, the oldest bazaar in the world. This has been one of the main attractions of İstanbul for everyone, to glimpse everyday life. You can visit the 300 year old Cağaloğlu Turkish Bath after shopping in Grand Bazaar, to refresh your body and soul. You’ll find different services, ranging from self-services option to a luxury body scrub, shampoo and massage.
To end an Istanbul day, take a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus. Step on a boat from Kabataş pier and enjoy a night of Turkish entertainment. Finally, before you go back to your room, enjoy a magnificent and panoramic view of the Bosphorus as you sip your drink at the top of the hotel, City Lights Bar, accompanied with music...
The Grand Bazaar is the oldest covered bazaar in the world, with more than 3,500 shops
The Tunel Metro is the shortest underground railway in the world and also one of the oldest, built in 1871-76. It takes just 90 seconds to travel between Tunel square and Karakoy Square.
Istanbul New Airport is in European side of the city at Arnavutköy, close to Black Sea coast, 40 km/24.8 miles away from the hotel. It’s the main airport since March 2019.
Transportation by airport cabs is approximately TL 380 to TL 430.
Hava-ist shuttle services are 6-7 minutes walking distance from the hotel, operates 24 hours and costs TL 113.- (suggested if you have portable luggage only). Istanbulkart and credit cards can be used to pay for travel on Hava-ist buses. Cash is not accepted.
For detailed information please call +90 444 1 442 Call Center
The second international airport in Istanbul is on the Asian side, in Pendik / Kurtkoy and is 75-90 minutes distance (45 km/27.9 miles) from the hotel. Away from heavy traffic and as close as to TEM, transportation is easy.
Havabus shuttle services are 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel, departs every half an hour and costs TL 67,50.- (suggested only if you have portable luggage). Shuttle service starts to operate at 06.30 am in the early morning till 00.30 am at midnight.
Transportation by airport cabs costs approximately TL 700 to TL 750.- You may reach to InterContinental Istanbul from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport by following the “Beşiktas and Taksim” signs on TEM highway.
E-Visa application is an endorsement that allows the citizens of certain countries entry to our country. For more detailed information please visit the website, http://www.evisa.gov.tr/
Our airport guest services team is here to make you feel right at home, and enjoy travelling in style. Whatever your needs might be, consider it done! You will be accompanied throughout the whole airport arrival process, to ensure you receive all possible assistance during check-in, visa and passport control, luggage assistance, duty-free shopping advice, right up until you arrive at your transfer car.