Üsküdar American Academy is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Considering the renowned traffic jams of Istanbul, we would advise you to book hotels near our school.

There are 2 different options for accommodation during TIMUN:

  • Designated Conference Hotels (special TIMUN prices, free shuttle service to and from our school)
  • Hotels of Your Own Choice
  1. Designated Conference Hotels

Each year we visit a couple of local hotels and arrange a special TIMUN price. These hotels fit different budgets. TIMUN will be offering free shuttle service to and from the conference at the beginning and at the end of each day. This means you will have no transport concerns at the beginning and end of each day.

Any bookings should be made by you directly with these hotels; we cannot make a booking on your behalf.

The hotels will be holding the special TIMUN prices and rooms until the 23rd of October. After that they cannot guarantee either the adjusted TIMUN price or room availability. Therefore, please make your hotel bookings before the 23rd of October.

Prices include breakfast but do not cover lunch or evening meals. (Remember that TIMUN provides an evening meal after the opening ceremony of Thursday, Lunches of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and a Banquet on Saturday evening.)

Designated Conference Hotel 1: The Mercure Hotel

Address: Altunizade Mah. Kisikli Cad Oymaci Sok No 9/Altunizade Uskudar 34662   ISTANBUL TURKEY                                                                                                 Telephone Number: +90 216 333 00 00                                                                               Fax Number: +90 216 333 00 33                                                               Website:  altunizade/index.shtml

The 5 star Mercure Hotel is a modern business hotel only a short ride, and possibly a fairly short walk from our school. Mercure Hotel offers flat screen TVs, a spa as well as an on-site restaurant and brasserie open all day. Room prices include taxes and cover breakfasts and internet usage costs.

Please note that these are special prices for TIMUN’16. Reservations are required to be made before October 23rd 2016, Sunday. While making your hotel reservations, please clearly state that you are participating in TIMUN so that you can get these special prices.

Single Standard: 80 Euros                                                                                                 Double Standard: 100 Euros                                                                                             Triple Standard: 110 Euros

We would like to inform you that Harem Hotel is now closed; therefore, we will not have the Harem Hotel as a TIMUN Designated Hotel this year. We are currently searching for other hotel options for our guests.

2. Hotels of Your Own Choice

It is possible to stay at a hotel of your own choice and this is done by several schools every year. Public transport in Istanbul is efficient yet you must consider traffic jams while planning your schedule. It is also possible to hire a minibus from AS-KOOP for your group. Remember that Istanbul is a very large city (approximately 140 km from east to west!), so send us an email and we will offer some practical advice.

Once you have made a booking please remember to email us the full address, phone number and website of the hotel that you have chosen as it is critical for us to keep track of your accommodation details.

If you come across any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The F.A.T. Team