10 Best Gay-Friendly Hotels In Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2024

Leizle Anne
Leizle Anne  
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Istanbul is a city that straddles two continents - Europe and Asia. Imposing Byzantine architecture coalesces with Ottoman-era structures, with landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the bustling Grand Bazaar capturing the imagination. And then there’s the Bosphorus, a beautiful strait that not only separates continents but also offers a myriad of entertainment and dining options along its shores. For the LGBTQ community, the city boasts an active scene with welcoming bars, clubs, and events. Whether it’s the bustling social scene of Taksim Square, the artistic ambiance of Beyoğlu, or the spirited nightlife of the Karaköy district, the city offers something to suit every taste. After a day of exploration, unwind at a gay-friendly hotel, promising comfort, excellent service, and a friendly atmosphere. For options, check out our list of the best gay-friendly hotels in Istanbul, Turkey.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and the property's inclusivity for guests from all walks of life. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Rixos Pera Istanbul (from USD 181)

This hotel is the perfect pick for cultural immersion in Istanbul’s vivacious city life. Each of their elegantly appointed rooms and vast suites is equipped with a minibar and laptop-size safe box, with select accommodations offering awe-inspiring panoramas of the serene Golden Horn.

Savor mouth-watering snacks and refreshing beverages at Cafe Royal and experience a slice of Paris at Chapelle, which offers a diverse array of global cuisines. Add Samdan13 to your gastronomic journey, and sample Istanbul’s gourmet landscape. Pamper yourself with Rixos Royal Spa’s exclusive services, which include indulgent massage sessions, a soothing sauna, and an authentic Turkish bath. The hotel is also home to a state-of-the-art fitness center and a chic on-site hairdresser, ensuring a seamless and luxurious stay.

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Rixos Pera Istanbul

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kamerhatun Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No:44 Tepebası Taksim
269 meters (0.2 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Bankerhan Hotel (from USD 121)

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Istanbul experience at this hotel, a property blending urban edge and luxury comfort. Embrace the aesthetic allure of rustic exposed brick walls that harmoniously merge with concrete columns The expansive windows let in a flood of daylight, enhancing the sense of space offered by the towering ceilings.

Start your mornings with a buffet breakfast. The property’s helpful staff ensures a seamless stay, offering airport transfers (surcharges may apply) with arrangements available 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Bankerhan Hotel

9.1 User Rating

Address: Banker Sokak No. 2
1.17 km (0.8 mi) from Çiçek Pasajı

3. Grand Hyatt Istanbul (from USD 273)

Experience the luxurious comfort of this sanctuary nestled in Istanbul’s vibrant heart. Savor the comfort of its elegantly adorned rooms bathed in soft hues boasting plush seating areas and opulent marble bathrooms with bathtubs and rain showers.

Indulge in the gastronomic delights of ‘34’, renowned for its wide culinary range that beautifully marries regional Turkish flavors with Mediterranean cuisine. Seek respite in the warm embrace of Mezzanine Lounge & Bar, or imbibe the classic sophistication of The Library Bar. Recharge at the Gaia Spa & Fitness Centre which offers modern spa treatments interwoven with authentic hammam rituals. The floodlit tennis court also enhances the hotel’s charm.

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Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No:1 34367, Sisli
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Çiçek Pasajı

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

4. Ottopera Hotel (from USD 45)

This charming retreat is located merely a 10-minute stroll from the energetic Taksim Square and the bustling Istiklal Avenue. Boasting a perfect blend of classic style and contemporary elements, the hotel greets its guests with a 24-hour front desk and complimentary Wi-Fi.

With chic wooden flooring, the rooms shimmer with modern amenities such as air conditioning for your ultimate comfort, flat-screen TVs for your entertainment, and safety deposit boxes and minibars for your convenience. En-suite bathrooms are provided as well. The hotel also offers convenient shuttle services on request.

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Ottopera Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Kocatepe Mh. Feridiye Cd. No:95 / 97 Beyoglu, Taksim
746 meters (0.5 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Tour desk Heating Fax/photocopying WiFi Available

Istanbul Tour Guide

Rose TheGuide

Rose The Guide

Professional Tour / Travel Guide and Photographer Certified by Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I am a knowledgeable and motivated individual with years of experience in organizing group tours in several areas; have the ability to motivate different sets of audience; have the ability to communicate effectively and possess high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

Istanbul Tour Guide

Dilek Orubegarcia

Dilek Orubegarcia

My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's acti... Read more

Istanbul Tour Guide

Safiye Kaban

Safiye Kaban

Hi there, this is Safiye from istanbul. I am a professional licensed tour guide and travel expert over 12 years. I have guided thousands of travellers from all around the world. I love meeting with new people, making new friends and building bridges. I orgnize cultural, historical, shopping and food tours to small groups, I mostly guide to private tours. I am also a foodie, I love discovering n... Read more

5. Petros Hotel (from USD 95)

Discover the vibrant pulse of Istanbul at Petros Hotel, located just a short walk away from the bustling İstiklal Caddesi. This inviting haven boasts chic air-conditioned accommodations and a convivial shared lounge for guests to unwind. With Taksim Square and Galata Tower situated in the vicinity, your thirst for exploration will be quenched.

The 24-hour front desk service will surely come in handy and the rooms are equipped with inviting décor and modern amenities. Beyond just a stay, experience the convenience of currency exchange facilities within the premises. Start your mornings with a complimentary offering of fresh coffee, tea, and cereals, setting a joyful tone for the day. The hotel’s airport shuttle service ensures your journey begins and ends in the smoothest way possible.

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Petros Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Balo Sokak No:30
154 meters (0.1 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Ironing service Internet services

6. CVK Taksim Hotel Istanbul (from USD 124)

Bask in the charm of Istanbul at this 4-star hotel. Experience uniquely decorated rooms that exude elegance and individuality. Modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi and interactive LCD TVs adorn every room, some of which feature scenic balconies and vintage vanities.

Unwind at the luxurious Ocean Spa, home to a marble hammam, Finnish sauna, and a modern gym. Taste a world of flavors at the hotel’s Ashiya Restaurant and enjoy a drink at one of the three bars. Perfectly situated at Taksim, the hotel provides effortless access to transportation, shopping centers, convention facilities, clubs, and Istanbul’s historic and natural attractions.

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CVK Taksim Hotel Istanbul

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Siraselviler Cad. No:11 Taksim Beyoglu
634 meters (0.4 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. Taksim Gonen Hotel (from USD 110)

Discover this hotel in the pulsating heart of Istanbul, just a brief stroll from the iconic Taksim Square. Luxuriate in tastefully appointed rooms characterized by warm colors, refined wooden furniture, and indulgent whirlpool tubs. From satellite TV to daily-refilled coffee, tea, and water setups, every detail is thoughtfully provided for your comfort. Savor delectable desserts at Muizz Cafe.

The state-of-the-art fitness center invigorates your daily workout routine, while the indoor pool offers a serene escape. To further enhance your relaxation, soak up the therapeutic ambiance of a traditional Turkish bath and unwind in a soothing sauna. A stone’s throw away from the bustling İstiklal Caddesi, premier shopping centers, and historic landmarks, this hotel is a gateway to Istanbul’s vibrant lifestyle and cultural heritage.

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Taksim Gonen Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Aydede Caddesi No:15 Talimhane Taksim
722 meters (0.5 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

8. Konak Hotel Taksim (from USD 85)

This 4-star hotel, nestled just steps away from the Istanbul Congress & Exhibition Center and a mere 10-minute saunter from iconic Taksim Square, offers you an engaging sojourn steeped in local flavor and global comforts. Your stay is accentuated by inviting rooms adorned in warm colors featuring complimentary Wi-Fi and modern appliances.

Begin your day with a bountiful buffet breakfast at Kazan Restaurant and for the evening, opt for tantalizing international cuisine paired with exquisite regional wines at Strada Restaurant. With 24-hour front desk service, knowledgeable staff will always be at your disposal, ready to curate city tours, arrange car rentals, and offer insights into local attractions.

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Konak Hotel Taksim

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. No:75 Taksim
1.19 km (0.8 mi) from Çiçek Pasajı

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

9. Pera Luna Residence (from USD 106)

Within a short 5-minute stroll from İstiklal Caddesi and Taksim Square, this boutique hotel exudes a timeless allure, featuring air-conditioned rooms housed in a beautifully renovated French-style building. Each room offers amenities such as a safe, minibar, and private bathroom.

Enjoy seamless 24-hour front desk services and discover a plethora of renowned restaurants, shops, and significant landmarks merely steps away. With close proximity to major attractions including Galata Tower and the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention Exhibition Center, this property ensures an immersive Istanbul experience.

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Pera Luna Residence

Wifi Available

Address: Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Cad. Yogurtcu Faik Sok. No:2 Taksim/Beyoglu
643 meters (0.4 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

10. Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Pera (from USD 179)

Let the lavishly designed rooms of this hotel captivate you, offering an impeccable blend of comfort and innovation with complimentary tea and coffee facilities and a minibar. Steps away from the vibrant İstiklal Caddesi, the property offers a treasure trove of diverse culinary delights, cafes, boutiques, and art galleries within walking distance.

Enjoy delectable Turkish cuisine at Hamdi Restaurant, set atop the hotel and boasting panoramic views of the Golden Horn and the old city. For coffee aficionados and pastry lovers, Luna Lounge offers a mouthwatering selection. The Dream Spa & Fitness is your sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation and offers a sauna and Turkish bath.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Pera

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Evliya Celebi Mah. Refik Saydam Cad. No 19 Tepebasi Taksim
660 meters (0.5 ft) from Çiçek Pasajı

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Airport shuttle Business centre

Unravel Istanbul's vibrant charm

Boasting an amalgam of rich history and vibrant modernity, Istanbul stands as a captivating beacon in the heart of Turkey. The city offers a vibrant experience for the LGBTQ community, complete with many friendly venues and events. Embark on an exploration of Istanbul’s charm with our curated selection of the finest gay-friendly hotels in the city.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!

In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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Leizle grew up in Dumaguete City, the City of Gentle People. This place shaped her into who she is today, especially as a travel writer. She started writing blogs and articles in 2015, and since...Read more

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