Istanbul, also referred to as Constantinople, is a mega city in Turkey and is situated on two islands which make it a one-of-a-kind metropolis. The Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn harbour are two of the most must-see places in Istanbul. It’s popular for many historic areas, attracting a lot of foreigners and local travelers.
Sumahan on the Water
Accommodation in Istanbul is no big issue as the city houses several remarkable hotels, worth staying. The Hotels in Istanbul not only offers great rooms and services but also the best delicacies in Turkey. A few of the top rated hotels in Istanbul are located in beautiful regions of the city, obviously giving the guests a good scenic look at the city’s magnificence.
Here are a few of the top rated Hotels in Istanbul:
Sumahan on the Water: Located at a scenic area on the waterfront of Bosphorus, Sumahan on the Water is known for the marvelous historical setting, friendly staff and nifty facilities. Although it offers only 20 rooms in total, the Hotel is unique due to the fact that each room has been individually designed and decorated. Sea food restaurants, wooden houses, and various shops surround the hotel, and a 15 km drive would take travelers to most of the must-see locations.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Ciragan Palace Kempinski: It’s an elegant luxury hotel considered to be a royal residence of the last Ottoman Sultan. The glorious five-star Hotel is surrounded by popular night clubs and restaurants of Istanbul, and can give the travelers an exciting day out and a relaxing day in. Indoor/Outdoor pools, Conference halls, rooms offering scenic views of the sea, Theatre and Museum, Gymnasium and spa are a few of the first class facilities offered by this hotel, not to mention impeccable room service.
Palazzo Donizetti Hotel
Palazzo Donizetti Hotel: It’s a uniquely designed boutique hotel, close to Istiklal Street and was formerly a guesthouse. The Carrera marbles, Venetian colours, ceilings with golden foils and a 105 year old elevator in the Hotel is quite impressive. Other than the sheer beauty of the building and outstanding services, the Hotel offers almost all facilities usually offered by luxury hotels.
AJia Hotel: Formerly an Ottoman mansion, A’Jia is now a classic luxury hotel on the shore of Bosphorus, just a 35 minutes drive from the airport. Access to Beach, large meeting rooms, fine dining on site and excellent service and restaurant are a few reasons behind the fame of this Hotel. The Hotel also offers a complimentary A’Jia boat shuttle ride. It’s a perfect place-of-stay as it’s quite close to many cultural and historic attractions of Istanbul.
Hotel Amira Istanbul
Hotel Amira Istanbul: Situated in Sultanahamet area, and minutes away from major tourist spots in Istanbul, the Hotel Amira Istanbul is a classic boutique hotel. It doesn’t have that many highlights, except WiFi access and Banquet/Meeting halls, but Amira Istanbul treats the guests with great honor and hospitality. The clean, well decorated rooms, panoramic views of the city and insurmountable services and facilities make this hotel one awesome place to stay.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus: This elegant, regal Hotel is on the European bank of Bosphorus and offers a total of 170 rooms including 25 deluxe suites. Variety of scenic views of waterfront, sea side and cityscape, brilliant furnishings, jaw dropping architectural beauty of the Ottoman design, the Four Seasons Hotel is known for the great facilities, staff catering to all needs of the guests, awesome restaurants, pools and of course, the urban spa. There are even Golf courts and tennis courts. The Hotel features boating services and theatre/museum for entertainment.