Stay in a boutique hotel in Istanbul’s hip party quarter
Istanbul is an exciting cocktail of ancient history and a young vibrant nightlife. Several boutique hotels, Istanbul offers in its European quarter, beautifully capture the spirit of the city in their innovative designs. The upbeat backstreets around Taksim are away from the tourist Mecca of Sultanahmet but a great place to sample the liberal European lifestyle blended with Middle Eastern culture.
The House Hotel Galatasaray, an elegantly restored 1890s mansion, is reasonably priced and superbly located for the frantic nightlife of Istanbul. Leave your bags in one of the 20 stunning suites and walk up to the top floor for a traditional Turskish tea or cocktail.
In Witt Istanbul Suites you have the option of being left alone in your chic self sustained pad or you can take a full advantage of the services supplied by the hotel.
All shades of blue, a colour firmly rooted in the cultural heritage of this part of the world, gently dominate Collage Taksim, an intimate boutique hotel with only a handful of enchanting affordable rooms. The hotel walls show off the art of collage inspired by the intrinsic charisma of Istanbul bringing to live the otherwise earthy colours of the interiors.
Tomtom Suites is an elegant hotel of 20 contemporary suites with huge marble Carrara bathrooms featuring a modern interpretation of traditional Turkish bath. True to its location in the European quarter, this boutique hotel still carries quite a bit of French legacy dating back to the 1850s when the palace used to house Franciscan nuns.
The stark modern and hight tech Gezi Hotel Bosphorus has been built so that all bedrooms extend to wide-screen panoramic views of the Bosphorus, Taksim Gezi Park, or the hotel’s lush garden.