Newsletters  | Mobile


Yesil Ev (Green House)

5 Kabasakal Cad.
Istanbul, Turkey
TEL: 90-212-517-6785

By the late 1970s, this former manor of a prominent Ottoman official was in such a state of decay that it was demolished and rebuilt from scratch. Meticulously following the original plan, the 19 rooms were redecorated in the style of a 19th-century winter palace, with hand-painted Iznik tilework, ornate wood wardrobes, brass beds, and antique carpets. The garden at the back is particularly popular in warm weather and features colorful flowers, tall trees, and a central fountain in pink porphyry. The hotel has hosted a number of distinguished guests, including J. Paul Gauthier, Rudolf Nureyev, Larry King, and Rachel Weisz.

Room to Book:

Rooms on the higher floors of the hotel's backside (facing away from Kabasakal) put distance between you and the often noisy streets.

Insider Tip:

Outside of free Wi-Fi, Yesil Ev lacks most modern amenities like a television, gym, or pool—potentially a major issue if traveling with children.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Room Service

Number of Rooms: 19

Number of Suites:

Number of Bars:

Number of Pools:

Year Opened:



Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition