Gay Istanbul · Hotels

Gay Istanbul · Hotels

Many gay visitors stay in or near Beyoglu district, the heart of modern Istanbul, close to the Istiklal Caddesi street, Taksim shopping area, great restaurants and gay nightlife.

Taksim / gay scene

Taksim is the main hub of Istanbul and a tourist-popular destination. Hotels in this area are located close to the city’s best restaurants, cafés, shops, gay scene and nightlife.

Why this hotel?: Luxury choice. Near Taksim Square, metro station, gay nightlife.

Occupying a great location near Taksim Square and the hub of straight and gay nightlife in Istanbul, the five-star Grand Hyatt is an ideal luxury choice for gay guests.

The hotel has fantastic facilities including a lovely outdoor pool with sun loungers, an impressive Gaia luxury spa and a modern gym.

The club floor is highly-rated for its beautiful spacious rooms, and the club lounge for its daily happy hour. There is a a good range of dining options onsite.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa

Taskisla Caddesi 1, Taksim, Istanbul


Based on 3065 votes

Why this hotel?: Near Taksim Square. Great for sightseeing, shopping and gay scene.

Small designer hotel near Taksim Square, metro station and Istanbul’s main gay nightlife. Popular gay dance club Love Dance Point is just a 10-minute walk away.

All 14 modern guest rooms feature flat screen TV and free WiFi. The hotel has a sun terrace and serves a daily breakfast buffet. There’s a 24-hour reception, and the staff offer excellent, friendly service.


cafe, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Kocatepe Mh. Feridiye Caddesi 95/97, Istanbul


Based on 508 votes

Why this hotel?: Great value for money. Close to shops, restaurants, gay bars.

Neat little boutique hotel with lovely designs. The Petros Hotel offers 28 stylish rooms in great location, near the famous Takism Square, with restaurants, shops and gay-popular venues nearby.

All guest rooms feature air conditioning, LCD satellite TV, minibar, free WiFi. Petros serves a very good breakfast buffet in the dining room.


free wi-fi

Balo Sok. 30, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 1050 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to Istiklal Street. Great for shopping, dining, gay clubbing.

The CVK is located right next to the popular Istiklal pedestrian street in Taksim, with all its shops, entertainment venues, restaurants and bars. Gay dance club Tekyön is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Guest rooms are comfortably sized, with either city or Bosphorus views and a jacuzzi are included in some suites. Dining options include the Brasserie, La Nouba Restaurant, rooftop bar, lobby bar.

The CVK has its own gym and spa with traditional Turkish bath, vitamin shop and a salon.


bar, cafe, restaurant, steam room, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Siraselviler Caddesi 11, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 744 votes

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Near popular shops, restaurants, gay bars.

The great-value Taksim Gonen offers elegant rooms in a convenient location, close to many of the best shops, restaurants and bars around Taksim Square.

The hotel’s facilities stand out above other competitors with two swimming pools – one indoor and one on the roof, together with a traditional Turkish bath and well-equipped gym in the basement. The rooftop restaurant offers panoramic city view.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Aydede Caddesi 15, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 361 votes

Why this hotel?: Near Taksim Square. Excellent value. Close to gay nightlife.

Modern 4-star hotel, located less than 10 minutes’ walk to Taksim Square and a huge range of shops, restaurant and gay nightlife.

The Konak Taksim offers two restaurants and a terrace. Each stylishly decorated room features LCD TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, free WiFi. There is a 24-hour front desk.

The friendly staff can provide information about local attractions and arrange sightseeing tours. Great value for money.


restaurant, free wi-fi

Cumhuriyet Cd. No:75, Taksim, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 157 votes

Why this hotel?: Gay-owned & managed. Great location for sightseeing, shopping & gay nightlife.

Bianco Residence Taksim offers great-value, fully furnished apartments in the heart of Istanbul, just  a few minutes’ walk away from the famous Taksim Square and Istiklal Street.

Set within 3 entirely restored buildings, each bright, modern apartment/suite features a kitchen with living & dining area, comfortable beds, TV and free WiFi.

Gay-managed, family-run hotel and centrally located – great for enjoying the cultural activities, shopping and nightlife in Istanbul. Many of the best gay bars, clubs and restaurants are within walking distances away.

nearest station : Taksim


massage, lockers, free wi-fi

Altin Bakkal Sokak No:9, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 40 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay clubs. Stylish design. Great staff.

This hip little hotel has the perfect location in central Taksim, minutes away from famous shops, restaurants and galleries on Istiklal Avenue. Many of the city’s gay bars and dance clubs are nearby.

Housed in a cool building, each of the 16 stylish guest rooms features a flat screen TV, safe, minibar, free tea & coffee. A delicious breakfast service is served on the roof terrace, and there is a lobby café.

Pera Luna Residence prides itself on providing a friendly, exceptional service.


cafe, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Cad. Yogurtcu Faik Sok. 2, Istanbul


Based on 463 votes

Istanbul · other hotels in the city centre

These hotels are also great for sightseeing in Istanbul and its historic neighbourhood – near the Golden Horn ferry dock, the famous Galata Bridge, and not too far from tourist-popular Taksim area and main gay scene.

Why this hotel?: Fabulous views. Close to Istiklal Street, popular shops and gay bars.

Marmara Pera is centrally located in Galata, a 5-minute walk to the famous Istiklal Street and close to the gay nightlife and shopping district.

The hotel features a rooftop terrace & outdoor pool (open all year round) spectacular views, a well-equipped gym and a cafe that serves a range of Turkish and international dishes.

Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with stylish furniture in classic tones. Free WiFi in all areas.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

Mesrutiyet Caddesi Tepebasi, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 2573 votes

Why this hotel?: Fabulous location. Near famous shops, tourist sights, gay bars. Great gym.

The Radisson Blu has a fabulous location overlooking the Golden Horn, minutes from Istiklal Street shopping, dining and gay nightlife, and close to the historic Tunnel and famous Galata attractions.

The hotel has a stunning indoor pool, a state-of-the-art Botanica gym & spa. Dining options include a lobby restaurant, the rooftop à la carte Terrace restaurant and the Luna Lounge cocktail bar.

Guest rooms are art deco-inspired and feature all the modern comforts. Free WiFi in all areas.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Evliya Celebi Mah. Refik Saydam Caddesi 19 Tepebasi Taksim, Istanbul


Based on 1590 votes

Why this hotel?: Luxury choice. Great location. Near shops, restaurants, gay bars in Taksim.

Located just a short walk from the popular Istiklal Avenue, with a wealth of shops, restaurants and gay venues nearby, the Rixos Pera is a great luxury option for your stay in Istanbul.

The hotel offers an opulent, boutique feel, with impressive public areas and deluxe guest rooms. The spacious rooms feature a laptop-sized safe and minibar. Some overlook the sea and the Golden Horn.

The beautiful view can also be enjoyed from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant. The Rixos Pera also boasts a luxurious spa equipped with traditional Turkish bath.


bar, cafe, restaurant, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

Kamerhatun Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. 44 Tepebaşı, Istanbul


Based on 2402 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent value. Close to shops, restaurants, gay scene. Great indoor pool.

Great-value hotel in central Istanbul. The Tulip is just a few minutes’ walk of Istiklal Avenue and its range shops, gay bars, restaurants and night-time attractions.

All 84 modern guest rooms feature flat screen TV, stereo sound system, free WiFi. The Tulip serves excellent breakfast buffet every morning. We like the indoor lap pool, spa, sauna and gym facilities.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Mesrutiyet Caddesi 103, Istanbul

Very Good

Based on 600 votes

Why this hotel?: Spacious rooms. Close to shopping, sightseeing and gay nightlife.

One of our favorite hotels in Istanbul. Tomtom suites is located in the historic Old Fransican House in Galata District, with a range of local restaurants and shops nearby.

Each large, uniquely designed rooms has its own spa bath. The beautiful views of Marmara Sea and Sultanahmet can be seen from the rooftop terrace. All 20 suites feature high ceilings, tea & coffee maker, iPod dock and free WiFi.

The hotel’s Nicole Restaurant offers a fine menu of Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, a great wine selection and a spectacular views overlooking Topkapi Palace and the city.


bar, restaurant, massage, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

Boğazkesen Caddesi. Tomtom Kaptan Sokak18, Istanbul


Based on 1765 votes

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Easy access to shops, restaurants, Taksim Square.

Rooms Galata offers sensitively restored, boutique-styled rooms in a peaceful setting. The rooms are spread over two connected buildings, with private terraces and small gardens.

Each unique guest room has plenty of space and feature a kitchenette, balcony, free WiFi. There is a shared kitchen for guest use. The staff provide exceptional service.

Located in the trendy Galata area, within 10 minutes to galleries, great shops and some of Istanbul’s trendiest bars and restaurants. Gay bars & cafés around Taksim Square are within easy reach.


sun terrace, free wi-fi

Şahkulu Mahallesi Kumbaracı Yokuşu 37, Istanbul


Based on 82 votes

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