Sultanahmet district is at the heart of old city Istanbul and so is among the first places that come to mind when İstanbul is mentioned. It is where different civilizations, different cultures and religions meet since centuries. Here, guests can visit many of Istanbul’s most glamorous and famous monuments and historical places including Topkapı Palace, a witness of Ottoman Empire for almost all of its lifespan; Blue Mosque, or Sultan Ahmet Mosque, famous for its blue tiles; Hagia Sophia, a former mosque which is used as a museum today; the Byzantine Hippodrome, which was an important political center of Ottoman Empire and is a city park decorated with monuments today; the Basilica Cistern and Istanbul Archeology Museum. In addition to a deep rooted history, Sultanahmet district hosts to many good restaurants and hotels suitable for different budgets.

What are the benefits of having our location? Here are a couple of answers which will make sense.


If you are in Istanbul to attend an important meeting, conference or seminar, the hotel’s perfect location gives you a chance to reach your destination without hassle. Because most of these business transactions take place in the city, it will be easier for when you stay in the hotel Sultanahmet. So while other will probably be late getting to these important business ventures, you will arrive right on time if not earlier to make use of all the benefits. If business is your purpose then ensure that you book with us soon so we have vacancies available.


Travelling costs are one of the biggest concerns for tourists. However, while people staying at other hotels may need to pay hefty prices to get to and far from their destinations, you won’t have to go very far. You can find here plenty of fish, kebap or traditional turkish kitchen presenting restaurants and cafes as well. So if you are planning a trip to Istanbul but were worried about the internal travel expense, don’t be. Instead, focus on having a good time when you are here.

To understand our location better so you don’t face any difficulty in finding us, we also have a map, which will guide you to us. However, if you still have any questions or queries about the hotel, its location or our services, contact us and we’ll get back to you with an answer shortly! Don’t forget that our main aim is to help and satisfy you. Your feedback helps us grow and understand your needs better so don’t leave anything out and tell us about any concerns that you may have.


• Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
• Little Hagia Sophia Bath - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
• Cardakli Bath - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
• Little Hagia Sophia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
• Arasta Bazaar - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
• Hippodrome - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
• Blue Mosque - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
• Mosaic Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
• Serpentine Column - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
• Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
• Turkish and Islamic Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
• Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
• German Fountain - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
• Sultanahmet Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
• Esma Sultan Fountain - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi


Topkapi Palace 950 m

Hagia Sofia 850 m

Grand Bazaar 1.3 km

Egyptian Bazaar 2.1 km

Süleymaniye Mosque 2.4 km

Fatih Mosque 3.7 km


Venue Name Distance from Hotel

Tourist Information Office 500 m

Yenikapi Metro Station 2.3 km

Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center 8.6 km

World Traid Center -CNR 17.8 km

TÜYAP Fair Center 36 km

Taksim 7,1 km

Sütlüce Fair & Congress Center 9,5 km

Osmanbey 9,1 km

Sirkeci Train Station 1,7 km

Yenikapı Sea Buses Port 3,6 km

Sultanahmet Tramway Station 1 km

The preferred airport for Artefes Hotel is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.3 km / 8.3 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.


  • Artefes Hotel
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi Cayiroglu Sokak No: 17 Sultanahmet / Fatih / ISTANBUL
  • 00 90 (212) 516 58 63
  • info@artefes.com

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Updated by: Levent Oral