Don't be fooled by its modest stone façade. The newest hotel to arrive in Alaçati, the Istanbul elite's getaway on the Aegean Sea, does away with the area's quaint cookie-cutter aesthetic in favor of character and verve. Set in a pair of 19th-century manses, seven rooms are decorated with vintage rugs from Marrakesh and Turkish antiques, and toiletries are made with oil from the owner's family's olive trees. On balmy nights, weekenders mingle in the courtyard over cocktails and pide
(flatbread) from the hotel's wood-fired oven.
Room to Book:
Ottoman-inspired but with a modern twist, intimate Room A has exposed ceiling beams, an intricately carved four-poster bed, and a charming balcony overlooking the stone houses of the lively Alaçati village square.
Wind down a day of beach-bumming and suntanning at sister property Nars Ilica's outdoor lounge, where the pleasure of sampling local wines is rivaled only by the beauty of the Ilica shore and the soothing Aegean breeze.