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Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

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Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

We will be arriving in the late afternoon and don't want the hassle of taxis to the hotel. Is it possible to get to and from the Hilton Doubletree Old Town Hotel by using trams, trains, metro, etc. if not is there a reliable shuttle service that won't cost an arm and a leg? We'll be arriving March 29 for five nights. Our flight leaves at 12:45P.M. Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

jdmckay, welcome to Istanbul. If you do not have heavy luggage you sure can use public transportation. Take the metro from the Airport to Zeytinburnu stop, transfer to tram there (signposted Kabatas) and get off the tram at Beyazit stop. The hotel is only three minutes walk from the tram stop in the direction of Aksaray. This trip will cost you only 4 TL/person and you can do it both ways, from and to the airport.

good luck,

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2. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

Sounds good. We usually make good use of the public transportation, and hopefully, Istanbul will be easy for us to get around. Is the Doubletree in a good location for accessing transportation and seeing the sights? Do you have any hotel recommendations in the 100-125 EU range in a good location?

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3. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

Doubletree Hilton Old Town is in a good location at Beyazit, where Grand bazaar is. The tram stop is only 3 minutes walk from the hotel and it is very central, walking distance to most historical attractions. So if you like the reviews of the hotel, "tripadvisor.com/…REVIEWS", then you can book it. If not let us know and we will make further suggestions.

good luck,

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4. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

I was looking at the TA reviews for the Doubletree, and they said that the tram stop before Beyazit (Lenani University) would be a better alternative even though the hotel lists Beyazit as the nearest tram stop. Would the University stop be more convenient for getting to the hotel?

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5. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

jdmckay, The hotel is in between those two tram stops, but slightly closer to Beyazit stop.

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Thanks

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Please consider a review of the hotel which will be of great help to others. Obviously after you return.

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8. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

We've selected the Doubletree Old Town, and yes, I'll definitely do a review for the hotel and my experiences in Istanbul. My wife and I have traveled extensively throughout the world and it we are looking forward to our new destination. We've been to Ephesus before, but never Istanbul. We plan to take the Metro then tram to the hotel. Our flight arrives at 3:45, so we're hoping the transportation won't be so crowded then. Thoughts of public transportation versus shuttle from the airport? We just got back from Paris and took the RER from the airport to our hotel. It took 45 minutes but was a very easy transfer. Could we expect the same in Istanbul?

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By the way, thanks for all of the help from this great site!

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10. Re: Airport Transportation to/from Hilton Doubletree old Town

jdmckay, You sure can safely take the public transport, don't waste your money on taxis (40 TL). Take the metro from the airport to Zeytinburnu and transfer to tram (T1) there at Zeytinburnu and get off the tram at Beyazit stop and walk to your hotel, in the direction of Aksaray.

good luck,

enigma...