Turkey

Hotels in Turkey

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.

Sandwiched between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, this hotel complex consists of nine pastel-colored clapboard buildings along a narrow, cobblestoned street closed to traffic.

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.

Over the past year we saw the advent of an unlikely trend: the luxury cave hotel. In the hillside village of Uchisar, the site of a thousand-year-old former monastery carved out of the region’s soft volcanic rock face encompasses 33 guest rooms with arched ceilings and hand-carved wall niches.

The Ritz-Carlton features 244 Ottoman-inspired rooms and suites across 34 floors of the city’s tallest skyscraper, as well as 2,403 square meters of meeting and conference space to appeal to the business traveler.

The 17-room hotel is perfect for windsurfers who enjoy the Cosem Peninsula.

Twenty-one soundproof rooms are available by the night or by the hour ($140) in this hotel’s bland but comfortable Departures Terminal wing (additional rooms are available in a second wing of the hotel, connected via shuttle to the International Arrivals Terminal, where the fitness center and res

No neighborhood in Istanbul exudes more European chic than Nisantisi. The Sofa Hotel is a prime example. Designed by renowned Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar, the 82 guest rooms contain a minimalist mix of light hardwood, marble, chrome, and strategic splashes of pomegranate red.

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Turkey’s elite have long flocked to the southern Aegean resort town of Bodrum for its calm azure seas (great for snorkeling and sailing) and proximity to Lycian, Roman, and Ottoman ruins. The area’s latest addition is EV, a hilltop hotel designed by Turkish architect Eren Talu.

The Ajia Hotel, a waterfront property in Kanlica, Istanbul, is housed in an 1870s Ottoman mansion. The intimate hotel’s 16 rooms and suites are elegant but minimalist—with platform beds, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and Bosporus views.

Turkbuku is a celeb-spotting and paparazzi hub where the nightlife and flamboyant beach parties are often compared to those in St.-Tropez.

On a peninsula with its share of opulent villas and over-the-top resorts, Maçakizi (pronounced mahcha-kiz-uh) is a standout, the sexiest hotel in all of Bodrum.

A stylish hotel with 10 crisp, airy rooms; book those with Golden Horn views.

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