Getting There and Around

Witt Istanbul Hotel is situated on a steep hill in Cihangir, a trendy neighborhood. Its narrow streets are home to a thriving arts scene and an array of local (designer) boutiques, trendy cafés and some of the finest restaurants in the city – all within walking distance from the hotel. It also offers magnificent views of the Istanbul’s skyline. It’s a bustling quarter off the beaten track. The ideal spot if you want to experience what it is like to ‘live’ among the locals.

Cihangir square in Istanbul, TurkeyCihangir offers an oasis of calm in this bustling city, without being isolated from all the action. For locals, it’s currently the place to be seen, to shop and to dine out.

Most of Istanbul’s main tourist attractions are just 5-10 minutes away from the Witt Istanbul Hotel. It’s within walking distance of famous spots such as Taksim Square, Istiklal Caddesi and Istanbul Modern. The Sultanahmet quarter – with among others the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Basilica Cistern – can be equally quickly reached by a short tram or taxi ride.

First-timers to Istanbul tend to stay among the major sightseeing spots in the Sultanahmet quarter or Taksim district. But why miss the opportunity to have the best from both worlds and set up base in between both?

Getting There and Around

From Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport (25km) it’s a 30-minute taxi ride from the airport to Beyoğlu, though the journey can take a bit longer during rush hour. From the Sabiha Gökçen Airport (which is located on the Asian shore) a taxi ride is not recommended because of the distance.

Alternatively, you can contact us for private shuttles from and to any Istanbul airport.

Whichever means of transportation you decide to take to reach the hotel, please do read our detailed directions to Witt Istanbul Hotel. We strongly suggest you to print out these directions in both English and Turkish prior to your departure. You can hand them to taxi drivers or locals in case you get lost.

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll get a pocket-sized brochure with a detailed map. The nearest metro station is Tophane, or Taksim Square, within five minutes from the hotel.