The Yotel hospitality chain, known for its good reputation as a lodging provider for travellers in transit at international airports, has lived up to expectations by integrating its state-of-the-art cabins into the ambitious project of the new Istanbul air terminal: it offers more than 450 guest rooms distributed among the public zone and the restricted transit area. While anyone can stay on the public Yotel hotel of Istanbul airport regardless of the fact that they just arrived, will soon fly out or simply find it convenient to stay in this location, the Yotelair hotel of Istanbul located after security is only available to passengers holding a boarding pass who will embark on a journey towards a destination outside Turkey.
The airport hotels by Yotel are great value for money and an affordable option to stay overnight in Istanbul airport because space has been used smartly, and it is up to travellers to decide how many hours they will need, then being charged only for the time frame they make a reservation for, starting from just four hours.
Amenities of the Yotel transit hotel in Istanbul airport
Travellers who make a reservation to stay at the Yotel or Yotelair airport hotels in Istanbul will enjoy private rooms or cabins featuring signature beds, smart TVs, adjustable ambient and lighting, rain-effect shower, fast free WiFi internet, communal lounges, self check-in and check-out kiosks, meeting rooms and on-site fitness centre and restaurant.
Sleeping on the landside of Istanbul airport
Particularly recommended for business travellers and visitors having a short stay in the city, the Yotel hotel in the public area of Istanbul airport offers technologically-advanced cabins with air conditioning, high-quality courtesy WiFi, flat-screen TVs and private bathroom. The premises also accommodate an onsite gym and a restaurant where a varied breakfast buffet is served for guests every morning. Rooms can be double, twin, deluxe or standard, while the establishment can also cater to the needs of handicapped guests with accessible rooms as well as to luxury travellers with Junior Suites. Parking spaces and other business services are available and can be arranged by the staff at the reception for a surcharge.
Sleeping on the airside of Istanbul airport
The Yotelair hotel in Istanbul airport that is found after security for passengers in transit or departing towards an international destination is right on the Duty Free area. The front desk is available around the clock and its restaurant stays open for breakfast (buffet-style), lunch and dinner. When booking a room here, you will be given a wide choice of categories that include standard cabins and deluxe ones which may be of twin, double or family capacity, have queen or king-size beds and even be adapted for guests with reduced mobility. Furthermore, you will be entitled to a private ensuite bathroom.
Will you be making a connection at this major international airport? Would you like to find out more about it before your stopover or layover in Turkey? Take a look at our post about the new Istanbul airport.
The recently inaugurated main hub and home of Turkish Airlines was officially opened to travellers on October 29, 2018, but it was not until April 6, 2019 that it became fully operational, when the last commercial plane took off from Istanbul Atatürk airport. At present, it is the main air passenger terminal serving Istanbul in Turkey and already ranks as one of the busiest and largest airports in the whole world.
Should you need to stay for longer than one night in the new Istanbul airport of Turkey, hence having extra time for a sightseeing tour, know that driving a car from its main building to the city centre takes about one hour. Alternatively, you may head over to the bus station located on floor -2 and take a bus to Istanbul. In the near future, arriving passengers will be able to commute from the airport to Istanbul by metro and high-speed trains too.