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.
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.
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.
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 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