Turkey

Hotels in Turkey

As travel to Turkey has boomed in recent years, so too has the number of upscale hotels in Turkey. In Istanbul alone, the luxury accommodation choices include classics like the Jumeriah Pera Palace, a designated "museum hotel" for its vast in-house collection, and the Ciragan Palace, a Kempinski hotel set in a former sultan's palace on the banks of the Bosphorus. Four Seasons has two properties in town—one on the water, the other in a former jail—while newer entries include the stunning Shangri-La Hotel Istanbul, set in a prime riverside location near the ferry stops.
In Cappadocia, travelers looking for unique hotels in Turkey will love the cave hotels located inside the historic cave networks that dot the area. A top choice is the Museum Hotel, where rooms and public spaces—including a beautiful pool area, as well as restaurants and lounges—are decorated with museum-quality art, antiques, furnishings and textiles from the owner's private collection. In seaside Bodrum, you'll find another Kempinski option on Barbaros Bay, as well as Amanruya, a peaceful hillside getaway with a beach club, gourmet dining, and renown spa.

Equally close to Sultanahmet’s major tourist sites as the Four Seasons, this boutique hotel is both quirkily charming and easy on the wallet.

Visitors to Sultanahmet might believe Mavi Ev (blue house) had absorbed its color from the adjacent Blue Mosque. Although the 26-room guest house is decorated in traditional Ottoman tiles, carpets, and stained glass, it includes most modern amenities.

Manzara means “view,” and that’s just what you’ll get at most of these 50 short-term-rental apartments, which occupy several different buildings scattered around Galata and Cihangir.

Located in the posh neighborhood of Nisantasi and set within two buildings, one of which is a 1922 Neoclassical beauty that houses 90 Art Deco–decorated guest rooms.

Set in the heart of Sultanahmet—a few minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapı Palace—this property’s century-old Neoclassical building and manicured garden courtyard have hosted hotel guests since 1996.

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.