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Hipmunk City Love: Your Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is a magical melting pot where the East meets the West. It’s a city brimming with artistic treasures and historic buildings ranging from churches to palaces to glittering mosques.

When planning your trip to this city it’s important to know which hotels will leave you with a lasting memory of your stay. This guide will help make your planning a cinch and point you toward the top luxury hotels in Istanbul.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

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Transformed from a century-old neoclassical Turkish prison, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is now one of Istanbul’s top luxury hotels in the perfect location next to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace.

The hotel beautifully maintains the original high ceilings and arched doorways of the 100-year-old building, and its 65 rooms make for an intimate atmosphere. Here you’ll find rich heritage with modern, luxurious amenities. Rooms feature HD TVs, DVD players, and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers.

Eresin Crown Hotel – Special Class

In the heart of historic Istanbul, the Eresin Crown Hotel – Special Class boasts modern luxury just steps away from the oldest attractions in town. Close to Little Hagia Sophia Bath, the Blue Mosque, and Basilica Cistern, this is the perfect location for discovering old Istanbul.

The hotel has 59 rooms and suites that offer amenities such as private Jacuzzis, minibars, and complimentary high-speed WiFi. You can also dine at two on-site restaurants or grab a drink at the cocktail lounge or coffee shop.

Point Hotel Barbaros

One of the newest luxury hotels in Istanbul, the Point Hotel Barbaros is perfect for both business and leisure. In the center of the city’s main hub for shopping and entertainment, this five-star hotel is close to both Trump Towers and Kanyon Mall.

The 202 guest rooms feature amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking, and rainfall shower heads. This is one of the only hotels in the city with a helicopter landing pad.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

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Sitting on the European bank of the Bosphorus, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is a modern and lavish hotel that introduces chic urban style to a 19th-century Ottoman palace.

The hotel features a lengthy waterfront terrace which is lit by flaming torches at night, and most rooms offer a view over the bay with a sitting area and sofa.

Modern amenities fitting a Four Seasons hotel include marble bathrooms, high-speed WiFi, a large outdoor pool and spa, and a private dock for speedboats and yachts.

Sultanhan Hotel – Special Class

A four-star hotel with authentic Turkish interior design, the Sultanhan Hotel – Special Class is centrally located close to the Grand Bazaar, Cemberlitas Bath, and the Hippodrome. Each of the 40 non smoking air-conditioned rooms features complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast. The hotel’s restaurant serves lunch and dinner after breakfast comes to a close.

 Luxury Hotels in Istanbul

Whether you’re looking to base yourself on the Bosphorus waterfront or just steps from historic downtown, there are luxury hotels to suit every travelers’ tastes in Istanbul. You’re bound to find extraordinary cultural experiences around every corner.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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