5 kilometres to the north of Istanbul's centre, check out the popular neighbourhood of Cumhuriyet.
Istanbul is home to heaps of famous sights, like the Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque.
Wandering around Cumhuriyet and the area that surrounds it almost always includes taking some time to see the Dolmabahce Palace and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre
Travellers can wake up near the Taksim Square at a number of hotel options, like the Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah - Special Class, Taksim Premium Hotel, Deris Bosphorus Lodge, The Sofa Hotel Istanbul - Special Class and Tomtom Suites.
There's nothing like dinner and a show! Purchase a ticket and take your seat at Kenter Theater. Check out the rates at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus and Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul to stay close by. Head to Museum of Innocence to view some engaging collections. The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul are your leading options for this attraction.
The Fraser Place Anthill Istanbul and Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center are more upmarket hotel options in Cumhuriyet. That said, don't stress if you are roaming on a budget, as Cumhuriyet contains a decent selection of options for all travellers.
A terrific Cumhuriyet cafe, The Marmara Pera is well worth popping into. Relax with a good book, treat your tastebuds to a sweet pastry or just grab a coffee to take away. Wondering what to do for dinner? You can't go past Konak Hotel. The nourishing dishes here will be sure to satisfy a rumbling stomach. Your evening could be ending or just getting warmed up. Either way, a few drinks at The Marmara Taksim certainly couldn't hurt.
There's no shortage of awesome short and long stay options in and around Cumhuriyet. So whether you're just after accommodation, or flights, car hire and activities too, Wotif can make your Istanbul dreams a reality.
Hotels in Cumhuriyet start at AU$33 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.