Hotel Features. A four-storey city-centre property, the Hippodrome Hotel features interiors inspired by traditional Ottoman decor. Amenities include a safe-deposit box, cash machine, and currency exchange. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas of the hotel. Staff at the front desk can provide around-the-clock room service and offer advice on Istanbul's sights and attractions.
The Hippodrome Restaurant serves a range of international dishes, either indoors or outside on the terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque. A complimentary breakfast is offered every morning.
The Hippodrome Hotel offers meeting rooms for small groups and provides secretarial services.
Scooters and bicycles can be hired in the area. The Bosphorus offers opportunities for boating and fishing. The nearest golf course is six kilometres from the hotel.
Guestrooms. All 22 guestrooms and apartments decorated in Ottoman style, with earthy, natural colours schemes, wooden floors, and traditional wood furniture. Standard amenities include complimentary wireless Internet, multi-line phones, satellite television, minibars, extra towels, and slippers. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations and complimentary designer toiletries. Apartments feature kitchens and separate living areas.
Expert Tip. Beneath Istanbul lie hundreds of gloomy Byzantine cisterns that date from the time when the city was known as Constantinople. Supported by 336 marble columns, the Sunken Palace is the largest of the cisterns, able to store thousands of cubic metres of water in case of drought.
Standard Double Room: One double bed or two twin beds. Ottoman-style furnishings and decor in shades of cream and coffee. View of the Marmara Sea and Blue Mosque. Air conditioning, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet, multi-line phone, minibar, and slippers. Bathroom with shower, makeup mirror, hair dryer, and designer toiletries.
Triple room: One double bed and one twin bed. Ottoman-style furnishings and decor in shades of cream and coffee. Air conditioning, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet, multi-line phone, minibar, and slippers. Bathroom with jetted tub, shower, makeup mirror, hair dryer, and designer toiletries.
From Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST):
Distance to Hippodrome Hotel is 15 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' dri ve.
Getting there. Both airport terminals are connected to the metro system, which runs to the city centre. For Hippodrome Hotel, leave the train at Sultanahmet station, 500 metres away. The Havas Airport bus departs every 30 minutes for the main bus terminal and Taksim Square, in central Istanbul. Journey time is about 30 minutes. Bus number 96 runs between the airport and the city centre, and a shuttle bus runs to the port. Taxis wait outside Arrivals; fixed prices are in place. The fare to Hippodrome Hotel is approx. 12-17 EUR. A 50 percent surcharge applies at night. The hotel offers airport transfers for 20 EUR. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. Istanbul's extensive public transport system includes buses, metros (underground trains), trains, trams, sea buses, and ferries. Tickets can be purchased from main stops, stations, or kiosks prior to boarding. Istanbul's yellow taxis are reasonably priced, but travellers should ensure the meter is used. A cheaper alternative is to use a 'dolmus' (minibus or shared taxi). Driving is not advised for visitors.
- Room service (limited hours) Concierge desk
- Computer rental Restaurant(s)
- Air-conditioned public areas Barbecue grill(s)
- ATM/banking Express check-in
- Complimentary breakfast Bar/lounge
- Television in lobby Meeting room (small groups)
- Parking nearby Internet public area - wireless
- Elevator/lift Laundry facilities
- Currency exchange Airport transportation (fees apply)
- Translation services Parking (Complimentary)
- Secretarial services Dry cleaning service
- Safe-deposit box Patio
- Internet public area - comp
Room Amenities: , , • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV • Multi-line phone • Designer toiletries • Window opens • Iron/ironing board (on request • Bottled water in room (complim • Welcome amenities • Extra towels/bedding in room • Internet access - complimentar • Makeup mirror
Blue Mosque: 500 metres| Hagia Sophia: 500 metres| Sunken Palace (cistern): 500 metres| Byzantine Hippodrome: 500 metres<br Turkish and Islamic Art museum: 500 metres| Topkapi palace: 500 metres| Grand Bazaar (covered market with 4,000 shops): 3 km|
Istanbul Hotels - Hippodrome