The 5 trendiest design hotels in Istanbul
1) Gezi Hotel Bosphorus
From its zinc and titanium façade to the wood and leather furnishings, the Gezi Hotel is all about contemporary design and a modern sense of comfort. All rooms, as well as the Fiamma restaurant and bar, look out over beautiful panoramic views.
2) W Istanbul
Inside one of the beautifully renovated Akaretler Row Houses (originally built for the Dolmabahçe Palace’s workers in 1874 by Sarkis Balyan), the sleek W Hotel’s suites have their own gardens, terraces or cabanas. Get a relaxing massage in the B&G spa, grab a drink at the W Lounge and explore the Beşiktaş neighbourhood.
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3) The House Hotel Karaköy
Inside a former Ottoman bank from the 19th century renovated by the awardwinning architect Han Tümertekin, The House Hotel Karaköy makes full use of all its beautiful period details, including an original bank vault. Rooms in serene green and white hues have stencilled ceilings and beautiful green Carrara marble bathrooms.
4) Witt Istanbul Hotel
Witt Istanbul Hotel is a discreet and contemporary boutique hotel that will make you feel like a cool local. Rooms are decked out in bespoke furniture by Autoban (the internationally renowned multidisciplinary Istanbul design studio) and the roof has a permaculture garden and plenty of comfy seats to enjoy the amazing Istanbul view.
5) Mr. Cas Hotels
Inside the graceful Güney Palas apartment built in 1884, this hotel really celebrates its historic art nouveau and art deco details. Thirty-three individually decorated rooms have custom-designed furniture in light colours that allow ornate fireplaces and crown mouldings to shine through.
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