As soon as you arrive in Istanbul, the only metropolis on earth that spans two continents, it is evident that you are in one of the world's greatest cities. This vibrant city has a plethora of accommodation choices in every price bracket, to suit every taste. History frequently comes served with a contemporary twist in many Istanbul hotels. Choose from a boutique hotel that formerly housed a sultan's tailor, a night at the city's former American embassy, or a former prison, now one of the most prestigious hotels in the city.