We are looking forward to welcoming you to Istanbul. This page provides useful information about various types of accommodation near the conference venue. Istanbul is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world, and November is at the border of the tourism season, with 20-25 degrees Celsius averages and nice weather overall. Please book your accommodation early to ensure a convenient stay.

Hotel Single Room Double Room Location
The Plaza Hotel 115,00 € 130,00 € Beşiktaş
The Marmara Hotel Şişli 135,00 € 150,00 € Şişli
Avantgarde Hotel 125,00 € 150,00 € Levent
Bilek Hotel 105,00 € 115,00 € Levent
Ht Suites Hotel 80,00 € 95,00 € Levent

Shuttle Announcement :

Shuttles will start from in front of The Plaza Hotel and they will continue to the 4.Levent Bus station and Bogazici University.

12 November 2014

First stop       : The Plaza Hotel  : 08:30
Second Stop : In front of the Ziraat Bank*, 4. Levent (100 m. away from 4 Levent Bus Station)  : 08:45
Last Stop      :  Bogazici University : 09:00

Return : Shuttle will leave from University at 18:00. And they will continue to the 4. Levent and The Plaza Hotel

13 November 2014

First stop       : The Plaza Hotel  : 08:00
Second Stop : In front of the Ziraat Bank*, 4. Levent (100 m. away from 4 Levent Bus Station)  : 08:15
Last Stop      : Bogazici University : 08:30

Return : Shuttle will leave from University at 20:00. And they will continue to the 4. Levent and The Plaza Hotel

* Ziraat Bank

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If you are planning to stay more than a couple of days in Istanbul it would be recommended to buy a pre-paid ticket system (AKBIL) to use the integrated public transportation system. Akbil can be used in public busses, subway (Metro), tramway and the ferries. For more information about public transport in Istanbul, please visit following links;

* For more information for Akbil please visit


There are also shuttle buses operated by a company called Havatas which is approximately € 5. You can use HAVATAS* shuttle buses to reach the city center (Taksim Square) from TAV Airport and SAW.
You can catch the HAVATAS buses every 30 minutes from the airport and it takes between around 45 minutes to 1 hour from Ataturk Airport to Taksim.
Then, you can take a taxi from Taksim to Hotels. it will cost around  5-10 Euro. Or you can use the underground metro system from Taksim.


A taxi stand is located outside the arrival area, in front of the Terminal Building. Taxi service is provided by the Ataturk Airport Taxi Cooperative. Drivers are well trained and usually speaks foreign languages.
Taxis are painted mostly yellow with a roof-light to identify them. In towns they use taximeters. From Istanbul Ataturk Airport to the Hotel’s taxi cost  will be 15-20 Euro.

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Located in Istanbul (Besiktas), The Plaza Hotel Istanbul is close to Yildiz PalaceIstanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, and Bosphorus Bridge. Also nearby are Dolmabahce Palace and Ihlamur Palace. Hotel Features. 
The Plaza Hotel Istanbul has an indoor poola health club, and a saunaComplimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site. Business amenities at this 5-star property include a 24-hour business centersmall meeting rooms, and audiovisual equipment. The hotel offers 3 restaurants along with a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include a librarylaundry facilities, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request)Guest parking is complimentary. Guestrooms. 
Rooms have sea or city views. The 242 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Plaza Hotel Istanbul include minibars and safesPillow menusare available. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs withdigital channels. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer bathtubs or showers with handheld showerheads,bathrobesmakeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. All units feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water. In addition,housekeeping is offered daily and amenities available on request include wake-up calls.
Distance : 5,9 km. / 15 min.

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Stylishly decorated with a modern interpretation of 1950s style, this 4-star hotel is located in Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul business district. Free Wi-Fi and panoramic Istanbul views are featured in each room. Lobby Lounge Restaurant serves fine à la carte dining in a stylish setting. A wide selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks are available at The Marmara Sisli’s bar. The rooms at The Marmara Sisli are equipped with wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, offering local and international channels. Some rooms include a private spa bath, and offer city and Bosphorus views. Guests can keep fit at Marmara Sisli fitness centre, which includes cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Leisure activities include the ancient Inca game Sapo. The Marmara Sisli is about 200 metres to Sisli Metro Station, and a 24-hour taxi stand is available nearby. Shopping and 4 different malls are within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Distance : 5,5 km. / 14 min.

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A 5-minute walk from the Levent Subway Station, this hotel offers stylish rooms and suites with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. It has a spa, indoor pool and a fitness centre. All rooms at the Avantgarde Hotel Levent include interactive LCD TV and luxury bedding. The suites also feature Bang & Olufsen LCD TV and CD player, and a spa bath. A daily laundry, dry cleaning and newspaper service is available. Each morning the Avantgarde Hotel Levent serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel has a terrace lounge and 2 on-site restaurants that serve international and Mediterranean dishes prepared from fresh ingredients. Spa facilities include a fitness centre, pilates studio and an indoor pool. 
Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or visit the Avantgarde Hotel’s saunas and Turkish baths. Avantgarde Hotel Istanbul is located in the centre of Zincirlikuyu- Levent, Istanbul’s business district. It is a 5-minute walk from the Metrocity Shopping Mall and 300 metre to the closest metro station. Ataturk International Airport is 25 km and Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 45 km away.
Distance : 4,6 km. / 12 min.

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Located 300 metres from the 4.Levent Metro Station in Istanbul’s main business district, this hotel features a health club with indoor pool and a 24-hour bar. Each air-conditioned accommodation has satellite TV. Including free Wi-Fi, all spacious rooms at Bilek Istanbul Hotel come with a minibar and safe. Guests can make use of 24-hour room service and wake-up calls. A breakfast buffet is available daily in the Flora Restaurant, which serves international cuisine during the evening. The trendy Black Bar provides drinks and full meals round-the-clock. Guests can relax in the sauna and hammam, or exercise in the gym with its cardiovascular equipment. In addition, there are 4 meeting rooms and a 24/7 business corner with internet computer. Parking is available at this 24-hour accessible hotel at a surcharge. Sultanahmet is 15 km away.
Distance : 4,3 km. / 10 min.

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ArtDeco Istanbul Hotel offers its business-minded guests and smart travelers superb amenities and services to facilitate productive stays at the heart of Istanbul. Not only is our hotel gracious and artistically designed, it is also equipped with high speed Internet access, continental breakfasts, various taste of cuisine, meeting rooms, compact art gallery, heated indoor swimming pool with sauna and jacuzzi.
Distance : 6 km. / 15 min.

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Located in the historical district of Şişli, the Titanic Comfort Hotel is just 2.5 km from both, Dolmabahçe Palace and Taksim Square. The modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. This 3-star hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation fitted with a minibar and a work desk. All rooms also feature views of the city. Guests can savour a range of international cuisine, including lavish breakfast buffets, at the hotel's restaurant. Titanic Comfort's lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and light snacks in a relaxing atmosphere. Titanic Comfort Hotel is located on a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. There is a metro station less than 250 metres away, ensuring Istanbul's many sights are easily accessible.
Distance : 6,5 km. / 16 min.

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