1. Bankerhan Hotel

2. Karaköy Tram Station

3. Karaköy Ferry Terminal

4. Sishane Metro Station

5. Dolmabahçe Palace

6. Topkapı Palace

7. Blue Mosque

8. Hagia Sophia

9. Galata Tower

10. Egyptian Bazaar

11. Basilica Cistern

12. Grand Bazaar

13. Taksim Square

14. İstanbul Modern Art Gallery

15. SALT Galata


Bankerhan is located in Karaköy, the lively and lovely “new and old” neighbourhood of Istanbul with beautiful old buildings, fashionable and trendy cafés and restaurants, art galleries, local markets and a colourful creative urban atmosphere. The district will take you off on a unique journey composed of history, entertainment, art, street art, antiques and lots of walking to experience the diversity of the city and the culture with its priceless heritage of being capital to 4 empires.

Nearby Galata will awaken all your senses in terms of history, culture, cutting-edged fashion shopping, art with many galleries and exhibition centres and enable you to experience the local life style in the first hand. The Galata Tower is 200meters away from Banker Han.

The Hotel is located in Banker Sokak a quiet cul de sac, parallel to Bankelar Caddesi, and about 200 meters down from the Galata Tower.

Coming from Bankelar Caddesi:

Follow Bankelar Caddesi to the Kamondo Steps, walk up the Kamondo stairs and turn right; the hotel is a few meters away on the left hand side, next to our lovely neighbors, the OT Café and The Schneider Temple, a pretty little synagogue which is now turned into an art gallery, a real hidden gem.

Coming from the Galata Tower:

Walk down from the Tower, following the small cobbled roads down between the Eye Hospital and the Austrian Hospital, about 100 meters down from the Austrian Hospital, turn right into our street.

Coming from the Airports:

Our team can arrange for a private car to collect you from the airport, to arrange this, please email info@bankerhanhotel.com.

You can take a taxi from Ataturk Airport which should take you approximately 30 minutes, alternatively there are buses from the Airport which will drop you off in Taksim Square. From there you can either take a taxi or take the Metro to Sishane station, which is about a 10 minute walk away. From Ataturk airport you can take the metro to Yenikapı and change line to Şişhane.

From Sabiha Gokcen you can take an Airport bus to Taksim from where you can take a taxi to the Hotel or an airport bus to Kadikoy, from where you can take a Ferry to Karakoy.

Just a note: Taxi drivers are often not familiar with any of the streets in Istanbul and there are lots of one way streets, which causes confusion, therefore we recommend you print a map before travelling.

Public Transport:

The Istanbul Kart, an electronic pass which you can purchase at any Metro Station and top up with cash or credit card. This card allows you to travel on all Istanbul's public transportation, including ferries. It's cheap, fast and easy.

Tünel funicular, one of the oldest historical underground rail lines in the World which connects Karaköy to Taksim.

M2 Metro, the regular metro service which is a great way to travel through Istanbul, its fast and reliable, the nearest Metro stop is Sishane.

The Fast Tram, the tram connects from Zeytinburnu to Kabatas. The nearest tram stop is Karakoy.

Ferries, operating from the Port from Karaköy to Kadiköy from 07.00 untıl 23.00 daily. The nearest Ferry stop is Karakoy.

Metro Bus, a rapid transit route with 45 stops along the ring road, it has its own lane and avoids all traffic.