Can’t wait to get back to Istanbul? With the city welcoming tourists again, reacquaint yourself with the LUXE lowdown and read on for five fab picks on where to lay your head down after a full day of Turkish delights.
Belle old dame holding her own in a hip young hood with mod Med diner Rudolf and neon-lit rooftopper ON10. Spacious rooms meld classical styling with curated contempo art but you’ll have to nab a loft suite or the penthouse if you want any private alfresco action.
Perky, good value contemporary B&B stacked with blond woods and clean lines, in an ace posi only mins walk from some of the city’s best diners.
Tucked away 15-room lovenest of purist whites and creams complete with her own motor launch to deliver you back to the Euro side action. Grade up to a spacious suite if you can and check out the super-swish terrace and waterside restaurant for a natty Sunday brunch.
Who needs big brands when these spruce, understated pads with Old City vistas, and divine Aegean fare at Galatada24 are up for grabs?
Witt Istanbul Suites
Slick, suite-only sleepers in light timbers with marble-lous kitchenettes and ensuites, plus library bar and roof garden. Small touches like a welcome bottle of chilled Turkish rosé and daily sweets will have you wanting to move on in.
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