Sumahan on the Water
With just 13 rooms and suites, Sumahan is perhaps Istanbul's most intimate boutique lodging. Located on Istanbul's Asian side, the two-story property capitalizes on its location on the Bosporus: Each of the expertly decorated rooms boasts magnificent views, and four two-story loft suites open directly onto the waterside garden. Spacious, high-ceilinged rooms feature fireplaces, marble baths, plush furnishings covered in richly textured textiles, and patchwork kilims. There’s also a spa, hammam (Turkish bath), small fitness center, and a café.