YOTEL Istanbul Airport (Airside)

Bottom line – an excellent option for long distance flights via the Middle East.

It’s a long story how I ended up paying $150 for 12 hours in the ONLY in transit hotel at the NEW Istanbul Airport.

But it was just as good as the Yotel sleeping pod Gatwick, the only other time I’ve used their airport hotels.

  • YOTEL Istanbul Airport (Airside) has 174 cabins.
  • “… luxury bedding, rejuvenating rain showers,
  • relaxing mood lights, numerous charging points …”

Only hand luggage is permitted, which worked for me as I was traveling with only carry-on.

Landside they have 277 hotel rooms in total, or cabins

Istanbul’s New Airport (IST) became operational October 2018 though it’s still expanding. Now one of the largest in the world.

IST is the main hub for Turkish Airlines, one of the big competitors in the region for long distance flights. In fact, Turkish airlines flies to more places in the world than anyone else.

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