City hotels, Istanbul
For style-savvy weekend holidaymakers, these city hotels are ideal for urban breaks. Head to capital cities for culture and cuisine, and smaller town hubs for trips off the regular tourist’s itinerary. Skyscrapers beat suncastles at these luxury B&Bs, townhouses and street-side stays… all with a typical dose of Smith cool.
At the heart of Nisantasi and styled by Autoban, this elegant hotel has impeccable taste. Understated and arresting, the entire building is filled with touch-me-now textures: bookshelves bulge with coffee-table tomes, sofas are plump with cushions and the monochrome prints are from a local photographer. Superior King Rooms overlook the design shops on Abdi Ipekci Street and has mahogany furniture you’ll want to bring home with you. Soft brown suede covers the bedroom chairs, mirrors partially panel the walls and the caramel carpet makes the room toe-scrunchingly cosy. The smart grey-and-white marble bathroom yields a stash of fragrant L’Occitane treats.