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Old Dec 23, 18, 1:58 am
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Programs: TK Elite, HH G
Posts: 6,465
If there is an earlier flight to MUC but for personal reasons you decide to spend the night in IST, you will not be eligible for paid hotel or free tour (regardless of what you are told now/when the booking was made). The staff at TK hotel desk will not provide you with a hotel room when you turn up at the desk (in the arrivals hall after clearing immigration and customs - turn right and walk to end of the arrivals hall) and they look up your reservation on their screens to see that there was an earlier flight to MUC - been there done that.

However, no need to get disappointed. Hotel rooms around the airport (at least around the old airport/IST) are plenty and very cheap. There is a very cheap but still nice Hilton Garden Inn near the airport - a short drive by taxi or by shuttle. Hilton Garden Inn Golden Horn is closer to the city center and will enable you to do some sightseeing - it is approx 30 min drive by taxi. There is also a very nice (but more expensive) DoubleTree Old City in the Sultanahmnet and with walking distance to most of the sights. You can reach it by public transport (metro and tram).
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