Over the course of years and thanks to the constant evolution that has led it to become the main operational base for Turkish Airlines, home to a large number of direct international air routes connecting the European side of the city to the rest of the world, Istanbul Atatürk in Turkey has deservedly earned the title of most important air travel hub of the country. Istanbul airport is located 24 kilometres away from the city centre and has two passenger terminals (a domestic one and an international one) conveniently linked to each other.
In order to commute from Istanbul Atatürk airport to the city -even to its Asian side-, arriving travellers may use the M1A subway line departing from the railway station inside the complex, any of the buses from the Havatas company transporting passengers from the terminal buildings to different stations across the city, or else take a taxi. This being said, if you want to avoid the congested traffic of Istanbul, you are advised to choose an alternative transport method like a ferry or sea bus. The staff at the different information counters in both the domestic and international terminal can provide directions to arrive to the sea bus station and the port.
In case you are having a layover in Istanbul or you need to spend the night in a nearby location because you will be catching an early-morning outbound flight, we have selected some of the best hotels near Istanbul airport in Turkey. See our recommendations below and find among them options which may be more suitable for those travelling for business on a budget as well as others preferred by passengers seeking to stay as close to the airport as possible.
Tav Airport Hotel in Istanbul , Turkey
Our first recommended accommodation in Istanbul airport is strategically situated inside its facilities, within short walking distance of the terminals and offering, additionally, a complimentary transfer service to the hotel and back that stays operational around the clock. Thus, no matter how late your flight lands, there will be someone to pick you up in the terminal. If you opt for hiring a vehicle to get around on your own, there are also free parking spots available for guests.
The soundproofed rooms of this hotel near Istanbul Atatürk airport feature satellite TV, mini fridge, coffee and tea facilities and private bathroom with toiletries. The WiFi is accessible inside the rooms and in all other areas at no extra cost. Besides, travellers love its Sky Restaurant with views of the transit area of the airport. Other amenities worth mentioning are daily cleaning, ironing and laundry services, luggage storage and the arrangement of spaces for business meetings. Several public transport stations are within reach and the CNR Expo Congress Centre lies only 500 metres away.
WOW Airport hotel in Istanbul
This accommodation is situated 1 kilometre from the airport terminals and close to nearby metro stations. Travellers staying here can enjoy the international cuisine of the onsite restaurant, a complimentary buffet-style breakfast every morning, a fitness centre, a convenience shop and even a hair salon without leaving the premises.
Considered really good value for money by most former guests, this hotel near Istanbul Atatürk airport in Turkey provides modern rooms with adjustable lighting and temperature that have been conceived to accommodate solo travellers, couples or families and feature every amenity they can ask for. The staff, who speak both Turkish and English, will gladly give directions for you to explore Istanbul, arrange shuttle rides to and from the passenger terminals and assist you with extras like access to the hot tub, the wellness centre and the massage services offered.
3-star accommodation close to Istanbul Atatürk airport
The Niconya Port is a hotel near Istanbul airport in Turkey offering a varied choice of lodging options as far as nightly rates are concerned that includes economy rooms, deluxe units and suites with a living area where you can feel just like at home. All guest rooms have private bathroom and WiFi internet at no extra charge. Travellers particularly appreciate the equally diverse dining options on site, among which we count the daily breakfast buffet and the delicious dishes available at the hotel restaurant and the cafe at the lobby. Less than 2 kilometres from the passenger terminals, here you will get the chance to relax in the garden, order your favourite food to the room service, store your valuables in a secure safe or hire a car to commute to the city, to mention but a few perks of staying with them. In this case, airport shuttle services are available at an additional charge.