Below you will find general description of hotel categories in Turkey. However, please note that the quality of service and amenities varies greatly from one hotel to the other in all categories. For this reason, we check hotels using criterias such as location, amenities and the quality of management before including them in our list. In addition to that, we continuously monitor traveler feedback and make changes whenever necessary.
At TWARP, we list the some of the best quality hotels in their category. The lower rates indicate special deals and NOT inferior service.
Tips for choosing a hotel in Istanbul:Old Town: Best location for sightseeing.
Pera District (around Beyoglu area): Best location for nightlife and restaurants.
Modern town: Most of the deluxe hotels in Istanbul are in the modern town.
In other big cities no special tip, choose a hotel in central location.
Cities along the coast: Holiday villages are a choice for relaxing, swimming etc... for top dollars. Small hotels are for the traveler who don't care much about swimming but rather sightseeing. There are also some 5 and 4 star hotels with special rates which offer great accomodation with medium prices.
Special category :
The hotel is either a historic or a rebuilt authentic style building. The amenities and the quality of services varies greatly in this category.
and lower category hotels: A nice place to sleep for most of the time. There are hotels with no stars, or with lesser stars which are equally good as the 3 star hotels. At the 3 star category and lower the management becomes the most important criteria which the traveler wouldn't be aware of. Recommendations would help for 3 stars hotels and lower categories.
Please note that all of this info is not to discourage you from lower star hotels, in fact you can find really decent places which may be cleaner, nicer than higher category hotels. It is just that you should choose, as not all 3 stars are created equally!
Hotels in the 4 star category usually have amenities such as: private bath, phone, minibar, TV, airconditioning. They usually have a bar, a spacious lobby, more than one restaurant etc.
Hotels in the 5 star category are equivalent of First Class, Superior First Class or Deluxe depending on the hotel. Usually, they have pool (s), restaurants, bars, fitness centers, many amenties...