Hotels in Turkey

The Grand Hyatt Hotel near Taksim Square in Istanbul has a lot going for it. With 360 luxury rooms, suites, and apartments, two restaurants, a Gaia Spa & Fitness Centre, a tennis court, Turkish bath, and arguably the best pool in the city.

Turkey’s first 5-star hotel is a 499-room complex surrounded by lush gardens in the heart of the city. Set on the European side of the Bosphorus, the 56-year-old hotel is walking distance to lively Taksim Square and shopping district Nisantasi.

Nestled in a protected bend of the Bosphorus, Bebek is perhaps the most exclusive neighborhood in the city, with luxurious apartments running up the hills above the shore.

Sisters Oya and Mine Narin opened the property—a complex of three stone mansions surrounded by the vineyards of Sirince village—in August, and make lavender-scented soap for the six antiques-filled rooms.

Near Taksim Square, with a new spa that features a glass-walled circular relaxation room overlooking the Bosporus. 

Room to book: 1216 is a standard room with top-notch views: you'll see Old City, the Marmara Sea, and Galata Tower from your bed.

Istanbul’s lyrical qualities find literal manifestation at the Hotel Poem on the southern edge of the historic neighborhood Sultanahmet.

Local and international trendsetters flock to the bar at the 50-room Bentley Hotel, where on weekends lounge music plays well into the night.

Located just outside the Sultan’s Palace in one of the most ancient neighborhoods in Istanbul, Seven Hills Hotel gives guests easy access to the city’s top tourist attractions like the Hagia Sophia, basilica cistern, and Grand Bazaar.

The seven-suite, boutique MiSafir Suites is located in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. The hotel is housed inside a repurposed historic building, and the original façade encloses an updated, ornate interior with basalt floors and marble accents.

Simple but chic 20-room hotel set amid olive groves outside the charming village of Yalikavak.

Near Bodrum’s crescent-shaped Bardaçi Beach, the hotel is surrounded by the summer mansions of Turkey’s elite (a former prime minister is among them). Its five suites are a mix of rustic textiles, antiques, and indigenous touches (including whisper-light, locally made cotton sheets).

Staying at this former Imperial Ottoman Palace—an elaborate, Arabian-style compound that the empire’s sultans called home—may easily give you delusions of grandeur.