If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on an extended stay in this historic, fragrant and seductive city, 5-star Swissotel The Bosphorus has just the thing: Swissotel Living, a prettier little sister perched just next door.
Designed by Khuan Chew and ranging from studio to three-bed, each of the 63 luxury apartments boasts state-of-the-art facilities, fully-equipped kitchens, and stunning, in some cases floor-to-ceiling views of the big blue beyond.
To enhance the home-away-from-home feel, the lounge and library provide a place to kick back and relax, while the rooftop terrace with infinity pool would be a more than welcome addition to any household. Guests also have access to all the main hotel’s amenities, including the Pürovel Spa, fitness centre and healthy diner Energia, as well as naughtier necessities like a choc shop and sip spot Les Ambassadeurs Bar. With all that plus its fabulous location a quick sashay from the centre, it’s easy to see why Swissotel Living has even the most avid globetrotters clamouring to stay awhile.
Bayildim Cad. 2, Besiktas, +90 212 326 8112, swissotelliving.com