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 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 International Airport (40km) it’s a 45-minute taxi ride from the airport to Beyoğlu, though the journey can take a 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 take a few metro’s to reach Witt Istanbul Suites. First of all you should take the M11 metro line from Istanbul Airport to the Kağithane stop. This will take more or less 40 minutes. There you should transfer to the M7 metro line until you reach the Şişli Mecidiyeköy stop. This ride will take about 15 minutes. Finally, you transfer to the M2 metro line which you will take from the Şişli Mecidiyeköy to the Taksim stop. This will again take 15 minutes or so. You get off the metro in Taksim, from where you can walk downhill to the hotel in 15 minutes. In total, the journey will take more or less 1h30min.
If you prefer a private shuttle from and to any Istanbul airport, please contact us.
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 tram station is Tophane, a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and the nearest subway station is Taksim Square, a 10-15 minute walk.