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Boutique hotels in Istanbul

There are some very nice boutique hotels opened lately in Istanbul. Other than 5 star chain hotels such as Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus ,  Swissotel Bosphorus , Ritz Carlton Istanbul, Fourseasons Istanbul Bosphorus or Ciragan Palace Kempinski you can always consider staying at a small and outspoken boutique hotel. We will be suggesting you our favourite small hotels depending on our past experiences.

Sumahan on the Water

Sumahan on the Water

Which boutique hotels do you recommend in Istanbul?

According to our previous experiences and feedbacks received by our clients, we are happy to recommend the following boutique hotels in Istanbul.

Adahan Istanbul at Şişhane neighbourhood

View from Adahan Istanbul rooftop

Adahan Istanbul: We have a special sympathy for Adahan Istanbul. We personally witnessed many times that people check in as guests and check out as best friends. This must be the Lale Platin and Adahan team effect. Ms. Lale, our dear friend and the passionate, successful manager of Adahan Istanbul personally takes care of each guests needs and interests. She is always present at the hotel going up and down, making sure everything is smooth and on track. Needless to say how beautifully decorated this 19th century Ottoman building is.

Adahan Istanbul at Şişhane neighbourhood

Adahan Istanbul at Şişhane neighbourhood

Adahan Istanbul, for its location and precise service, is always a great choice for travelers planning stay in Sishane area. The hotel is only two minutes walking distance to Tunel metro (funicular) stop and Istiklal Avenue. There are plenty of nice dinner and bar options within very short walking distance.

Address: Asmalı Mescit Mh., Gen. Yazgan Sk No:14, Beyoğlu, Turkey Telephone: +90 212 243 8581 Click here for more information


 

Main entrance of Tomtom Suites Galatasaray

Main entrance of Tomtom Suites Galatasaray

Tomtom Suites Istanbul: Tomtom Suites Istanbul is housed in a charmingly beautiful 19th century building that was once home for French nuns and at a later stage home for famous Levantine families. Today, Tomtom Suites is one of the nicests small hotels of Istanbul. With its twenty (20) modern decorated suites and central location nearby Istiklal Avenue, Tomtom is perfect fit for travelers who prefer to discover the city on foot and experience the local vibe of the city.
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Tomtom Suites rooftop restaurant La Mouette

Tomtom Suites rooftop restaurant La Mouette

Address: Boğazkesen Caddesi. Tomtom Kaptan Sokak No.18 Beyoğlu, 34413 Istanbul Telephone: +90 212 292 4949 Click here for more information


 

Main entrance of The House Hotel Galatasaray

Main entrance of The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray: The House Hotel Galatasaray is a character small hotel located in Galatasaray neighbourhood of Istanbul. Due to its unique location and eclectic atmosphere, The House Galatasaray easily distinguishes itself from the other The House chain hotels. High ceilings and beautiful marble bath rooms are just some of the great things that The House Galatatararay offers to its guests.

The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray

The House Hotel Galatasaray
House Hotel Galatasaray is only five minutes walking distance to some important touristic attarctions of Istanbul such as: Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque, Istanbul Modern Museum, St. Antoine Church and Galata Mevlevihanesi.

Address: Beyoğlu, Bostanbaşı Cd No:19, 34425 Istanbul, Turkey Telephone: +90 212 244 3400 Click here for more information


 

Sumahan on the water: The hotel is literally on the water. Located right by the shores of Bosphorus Strait, Sumahan on the water is the finest boutique hotel on the Asian side of Istanbul. This family owned small hotel is a great option for second time visitors. If you already experienced the old city and Taksim area, now you should definitely consider staying at Sumahan. The hotel has private motorboat service several times during both day and night from/to hotel to/from Kabatas (central Istanbul). Its priceless waking up by at this beautiful water front hotel, having a great Turkish breakfast and taking a boat to central Istanbul… You are in the city center only in 20 minutes. This is definitely a 5 star service!

Sumahan on the Water, Cengelkoy

Sumahan on the Water, Cengelkoy

Address: Çengelköy Mh., Kuleli Cd No:51, 34684 Istanbul, Turkey Telephone: +90 216 422 80 00 Click here for more information


 

Hotel Ibrahim Pasha: This is the hidden gem of Sultanahmet (old city) area. Hotel Ibrahim Pasha is a small boutique with an amazingly central location. Its only two minutes walking distance to major sights of Istanbul such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Istanbul and Underground Cistern.

A room of Ibrahim Pasha Boutique Hotel, Sultanahmet

A room of Ibrahim Pasha Boutique Hotel, Sultanahmet

Friendly service, tastefully decorated rooms and an impressive rooftop with the breathtaking view of historical Istanbul. Make sure to have a reservation for this hotel months in advance. Due its unique location, they are fully-booked especially during the high season.

Address: Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Terzihane Sokak 7, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122 Telephone: +90-212-518 03 94 Click here for more information


 

Hotel Empress Zoe SultanahmetHotel Empress Zoe consists of several old Turkish style townhouses housed on a private archeological courtyard which borders the ruins of an ancient Turkish Bath House from 1483.

Hotel Empress Zoe Sultanahmet

Hotel Empress Zoe Sultanahmet

Empress Zoe has 25 roomss uniquely decorated in harmony with wood and stone featuring Turkish textiles, authentic paintings and Islamic art.
Empress Zoe Hotel is about two minutes walking distance to the old city, main touristic attractions of Istanbul such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Underground Cistern or Topkapi Palace.

Secret courtyard of Empress Zoe, Sultanahmet

Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:10, Sultanahmet, 34122 Istanbul Telephone: +90 212 518 25 04 Click here for more information

*Cover image credit: splendia.com

Sinan Sökmen
Co-founder and Managing Director of Istanbul Tour Studio,
Born and raised in Istanbul,
Fluent in English and Spanish

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