Megara Palace Old-City

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5
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4.0 / 5Good
126 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hagia Sophia
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sultanahmet Square
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Basilica Cistern
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Istanbul (IST)
    34 min drive

Choose your room

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  • Economy Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Free WiFi
    • Continental breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    35% off
    Price was $112Price is now $73
    per night
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    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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    Cancellation policy for this rate plan:
    Amenities for this rate plan:
    • Free WiFi
    • Continental breakfast included
    • Free self parking
    35% off
    Price was $119Price is now $78
    per night
    We have 3 left
    It only takes 2 minutes
  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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    We are sold out
  • Economy Double Room (Single Use)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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    Exceeds max adults

About this area


Located in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood, Megara Palace Old-City is near a metro station. Hagia Sophia and Istanbul Archaeology Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Sultanahmet Square and Basilica Cistern. TurkuaZoo and Isfanbul Theme Park are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hagia Sophia - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sultanahmet Square - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Basilica Cistern - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hippodrome of Constantinople - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Blue Mosque - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Station - 8 min walk
  • Istanbul (IST) - 34 min drive


  • Restaurant offering Turkish cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Megara Palace Old-City

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 23 rooms provide free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and satellite TV. Guests will also find minibars, hair dryers, and safes.



Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for TRY 45.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 99 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out fee: TRY 85 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TRY 45.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Turkish


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Slippers

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Restaurant offering Turkish cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

The Megara Palace is a small and friendly budget hotel, which I have returned to over a number of years. It’s location in Sultanamet is very central for a number of the main Old City attractions. We were lucky to occupy a 3rd storey room with balcony enabling views of the busy Marmara Sea frequented by commercial vessels from all over the world. Whilst breakfast is acceptable the views from the 4th floor dining room offer the same vista. A thriving and varied number of Kurdish run restaurants can be accessed in the street nearby. Worth a visit.

Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

Megara Palace is a cozy and homey place to stay. The check in was smooth and welcoming. I was offered a choice of rooms as I had concerns about climbing the stairs. The property is well-maintained and kept clean. The breakfast room was on the roof top so a bit difficult to climb the 3 flights of stairs to get to every morning, but being able to look out on the sea was worth it. The only recommendation I have is that the hotel should provide tea/coffee service in the rooms, or at least have tea/coffee available in the lobby. It is very difficult as there is no room service or restaurant facilities at the property, when a cup of tea or coffee is needed at night or during the day. Yes, there are a lot of restaurants nearby but one does not always want to walk out at night for a cup of tea. It would be such a welcome gesture to be able to have that in the room. I must admit that the receptionist offered me a cup of hot water when I needed. I had to have my own tea or coffee. However by the time I got into my room to make the coffee the water was no longer hot. The hotel, despite this, is very well situated, walking distance to everything. I would definitely recommend Megara Palace to anyone.

Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It’s clean, staff are very friendly, breakfast is fairly good and it’s 2 min walking distance to the Sulaymaniyah, blue Mosque and aya Sofia.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2018

4/5 Good

In proximity to major cultural highlights

This small cosy hotel is very close to a number of major historical cultural sites, including the famous Blue Mosque and A Sophia. Amazing! The rooms are comfortable and pleasantly decorated, a number on the top floor with balcony.The top floor breakfast room with some outside balcony seating has open views of the Sea of Marmara. Buffet breakfast. A host of eateries 25 yards below the hotel for whole length of street 1st right. All staff very helpful and a number of languages spoken.

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

Love the location

This is a very old review. I love this little Place. I always stay here when in Istanbul. The best location ever. Everything is within walking distance. And the ocean view is fantastic. The breakfast terrace!!!! I miss it. The staff and the owner are so kind and will do anything for you. You feel like a family. The rooms are very little. If you have a lots of luggage, ask for a bigger room.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Bigger rooms

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2015

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