Must-see hotels in Istanbul

  • Sumahan on the Water

    The Bosphorus Suburbs

    This elegant hotel in a cleverly converted historic rakı (aniseed brandy) distillery is located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus and has waterside…

  • Manzara Istanbul


    Turkish-German architect and artist Erdoğan Altindiş has renovated eight residential apartments in Beyoğlu and rents them out to holidaymakers. Sleeping…

  • Hayriye Hanım Konağı


    We're in two minds about HHK's claim to boutique status, as levels of comfort and service don't quite justify it. However, views are impressive and there…

  • World House Hostel


    Tucked behind the Latife Cafe, this run-down hostel is close to Beyoğlu's entertainment strips but not too far from the sights in Sultanahmet. Dorms are…

  • W Istanbul

    The Bosphorus Suburbs

    This Marriott-owned hotel a few minutes' walk uphill from the Dolmabahçe Palace is unfortunately named for İstanbul: there is no 'w' in Turkish and taxi…

  • Richmond Hotel


    Behind its 19th-century facade, the Richmond is modern and comfortable. Rooms have been renovated in recent years and are well sized; light sleepers…

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