Edirne hotels and hostels
Most of Edirne's budget and midrange hotels are on Maarif Caddesi, where parking is a nightmare.
Hotel Edirne Palace
This formidable new business hotel is regularly booked out with commercial travellers and well-heeled tour groups.
Apart from its slightly out-of-the-way location, the 'Open Eye' is one of Edirne's best deals.
Set in a fine restored house, the dubious green colour scheme lets the spacious rooms down slightly, but all in all it's a good place to stay, and prices may be negotiable.
The rooms in this building are cheap but not particularly good value, with less-than-spotless bathrooms despite the smell of bleach. Although it sports a ceiling fresco, the ground-floor room next to reception is noisy at night.
Hotel Rüstempaşa Kervansaray
Just south of the Eski Cami, this 75-room hotel occupies a 16th-century han (caravanserai), built for Süleyman the Magnificent's grand vizier Rüstempaşa.
The rooms here, with glass-fronted showers, are much pleasanter than suggested by the scruffy-looking reception area. The large 1st-floor lounge even fits in a massage chair, and a restaurant and pub adjoin the hotel.
Beneath its huge orange sign, the 'Palace' is a modest, 44-room business hotel with a 'who's who' of oil wrestlers hanging at the entrance. It often fills up, so book ahead.
The off-red Efe stands out for its atmospheric, archival lobby with tartan carpets and polished wood. The chaotic retro patterns in the small rooms is brought together by heavy furniture and soft lighting.
A recent paint job and energetic young manager have lifted the 'Danube' above a few similar hotels in the area. The small burgundy rooms are comfortable with small TVs and clean bathrooms.
The location next to Selimiye Mosque and the 14th-century Sultan Selim Saray Hamam is the most obvious reason to stay at this 15th-century Ottoman house. Unfortunately the old-world charm does not quite compensate for the interiors.
This two-storey mansion has friendly staff and an enormous upstairs sitting area, even if it does cry out for a makeover. Still, the rooms are comfy with plenty of nanna-esque furniture and the showers are hot and spacious. Breakfast is bland.
Grand Altunhan Hotel
Opened in 2007, the Grand Altunhan is located on a popular shopping strip and provides a friendly mid-range hotel experience. The rooms are modern, with flatscreen TVs, colourful furniture and brightly-tiled bathrooms.