Hotel Baykal is located on the shores of Golden Horn in Unkapani, Istanbul.
This hotel is located about 3 km from the historical Sultanahmet area. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.
We booked Hotel Baykal for a 3-night stay at the end of May 2023 during our short trip to Istanbul. At the time of booking, we were just choosing the cheapest options available, and I have to say this was a bargain deal.
In total, we paid about USD 160 for our 3-day stay here, which is something really awesome. We could spend about $1,000 for a luxury stay, with access to swimming pools, a la carte restaurant, but this time we decided to save huge, and indeed this was quite a value deal.
For getting here from Sabiha Gocken airport I ordered airport shuttle for about EUR 60, directly at the airport, but you could use ride-sharin app like Bi-Taksi and save at least half of that, see: How to Get around Istanbul for cheap with this ride-sharing Taxi app
The rooms at Baykal Hotel feature a TV, wardrobe and heating. Each has a private bathroom. Some rooms also have sea views.
Located in a historic neighborhood with numerous restaurants and cafés, you can venture out and sense the local atmosphere.
This hotel also served free breakfast. Excellent bargain stay. Book now on booking.com