While Istanbul’s popularity has rocketed in recent years, the city still struggles to meet the increasing demand for quality accommodation. Not that there aren’t great hotels in Istanbul, but there simply aren’t enough of them. Even though there are new hotel and residential projects in the pipeline, some of them by foreigners that invest in Istanbul, it may be a tough task to find quality accommodation in the city, especially during the peak summer season. There are literally palace-like, glorious five-star hotels and new ones are on the way. However, if big and fabulous isn’t your thing, then we recommend checking out these boutique hotels. They are the most popular ones according to their Trip Advisor reviews, so make sure you book way in advance.
Located at the center of the historical peninsula, a stone’s throw away from the most important landmarks of the city lays Istanbul’s very own “White House.” It has every right to draw comparisons to its namesake in Washington D.C. Where do we begin describing this dream hotel? Let’s start with the architecture combining authentic eastern and western cultural characteristics.
The interior design is classical Ottoman architecture, offering an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Yet the real charm of this place comes from the excellent and polite staff that makes sure you get a good taste of traditional Turkish hospitality. Whether you’re in town for a few days or planning to stay longer to discover properties for sale in Istanbul, make sure you spend a few nights here.
4 time winner of Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award , Hotel Neorion is named after the grand port of the Byzantium Empire. The hotel was designed to reflect all the civilizations that have called Istanbul their home. The hotel’s vision is to further the legacy of all the cultures, cuisines, arts and traditions in the city’s history by offering unforgettable experiences to travellers. Located just a few blocks behind Sirkeci Train Station, it is also within walking distance to the famous tourist attractions in Sultanahmet. Both a commercial and touristic zone, Sirkeci is home to some of the most valuable real estate in Istanbul. The hotel boasts 53 rooms and suites, a swimming pool, terrace, Turkish bath and spa, a decent library, and great chefs specializing in traditional Turkish cuisine.
Hotel Amira Istanbul offers a remarkable boutique hotel experience at the heart of Sultanahmet. 32 spacious rooms, Ottoman-style design finishes, a wellness center including gym, Jacuzzi and sauna await you at this excellent hotel. Their breakfast and free treats are also something of a legend among the guests. Again, the main attraction of this hotel has to be its helpful, attentive staff. They also boast a brilliant concierge service that sees to your every need to make your stay more pleasurable. Just ask for their help regarding anything from fine dining to shopping sprees, practical information about the area to city tours. They offer Bosphorus tour packages as well that will allow you to see the luxury Istanbul apartments, houses and historical mansions.