Haute & Historic, Istanbul’s Most Opulent Hotels For Your Next Getaway

From historic palatial to sleek contemporary stays, the best of hospitality in Istanbul for you!


Istanbul is a city that straddles two continents – literally! Perched on the edge of Europe and Asia, with one foot on each land, Istanbul is a city steeped deep in history and culture. This centuries-old city reflects cultural influences of the many empires (Ottoman, Byzantine, etc) that once ruled here. A blend of East and West, ancient and modern, grit and grandeur, Istanbul is a city of dizzying contrasts. Here, magnificent mosques like Hagia Sophia rival the grandeur of Byzantine palaces. Ancient minarets and modern skyscrapers line the shores of the Bosphorus Strait. Spice markets overflow with exotic treats, and the air hangs heavy with the scent of cinnamon and freshly ground coffee. And, that’s not it, the city is filled with traditional Turkish hammam baths (some of which date back to the 15th century). Istanbul’s many attractions have made it a hotspot! For those planning to pay a visit to this marvel of a city, here are all the latest luxurious hotels in the city for a lavish and comforting stay!


Çırağan Palace Kempinski

The only Ottoman imperial palace in Bosphorus, Çırağan Palace Kempinski is a luxury 5-star hotel situated on the European shores. The palace-turned-hotel that dates back to the 17th century has 317 rooms and suites. The Sultan Suite in the historical palace offers a royal experience in line with local tradition, with large sash windows, high ceilings, and striking views. The hotel houses a delicious selection of restaurants and bars including Tuğra Restaurant, Gazebo, and Bellini. 


Soho House Istanbul 


Soho House Istanbul is set within a 19th-century Italianate palazzo-turned-US Consulate,  Palazzo Corpi, which was built in 1873. This piece of history retains many original features including frescoes, embellished ceilings, intricate Art Nouveau ironwork and a traditional Turkish hammam. This luxury oasis houses a large Cowshed spa and gym, complete with a boxing ring, a screening room and a rooftop with views over the Bosphorus. For delectable dining, the hotel features a range of restaurants including the House menu offering modern Turkish dishes and a Greek-Mykonian menu at Apheleia.


Raffles Istanbul

Soaring high above this ancient and bustling metropolis, 5-star Raffles Istanbul is located in the Beşiktaş district. Mount on the European side of the city, Raffles boasts scenic views from the intersection of Istanbul. A new-money dominated turf, Raffles Istanbul’s 181 rooms and suites feature everything required for modern-day luxury. The hotel also pays homage to Turkey’s tradition by including Turkish hammam at their spa. The Spa has three separate hammams – one for women, one for men and other one for special occasions. The hotel features 8 different restaurants and bars with diverse cuisine across the world.


Six Senses Kocatas Mansions

Called the ‘Pearl of Bosphorus’, Six Senses Kocatas Mansions has been created from two refurbished Ottoman mansions. Located in the Sariyer district of Istanbul, this historic mansion offers remarkable views over the Bosphorus Strait. The hotel features 43 guest rooms and suites together with lounges, banqueting and a gallery.It houses a sprawling spa on a hill above the hotel that includes treatments such as traditional hammam, and the Alchemy Bar workshop. Six Senses  also offers a private boat on the Bosphorus, for your choice of sightseeing trips and water activities in Istanbul.


Pera Palace Hotel

 A grand dame of Belle Epoque, Pera Palace Hotel is one of oldest stay in Istanbul that itself has become a historical landmark in the city. The hotel is placed against the backdrop of glimmering art-nouveau beauties and boasts Turkey’s best views. From Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Onassis to Mata Hari along with various emperors, kings, and shahs have once stayed in this palatial stay. Here, every stay is specially designed for you to experience the past in every moment, the bathroom with the texture of traditional Turkish baths, walls enriched with works of art and historical furniture. For dining scenes, Pera Palace offers a special harmony of the tastes of French, Italian and Turkish cuisine in their various dining rooms including Orient Terrace, Kubbeli lounge and Patisserie De Pera.

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