Istanbul Hotel Lamartine is located in an area of Istanbul that has recently started being known as the "Istanbul hotels district". Taksim is considered to be the city center of modern day Istanbul and it offers the travelers access to many cultural attractions, entertainment centers and restaurants within a few minutes of walk. Istanbul has been the capital to many civilizations but modern day Istanbul has a lot more to offer combining its rich history and culture with leisure and entertainment at its "hotels district." You can reach "Pera" or as it has come to being known today as "Beyoglu" within a few minutes from Hotel Lamartine. While Taksim today is still considered the most convenient location for business travelers, it is also only 5 minutes of a cab ride away from the Old City where you can visit Hagia Sophia or the Grand Bazaar.