Istanbul, Turkey

Soho House Istanbul

Price per night from$431.89

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR395.49), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Eastern heart, western soul

Setting

Beyoğlu rising

East meets West at Soho House Istanbul, a historic hideaway in the cobbled heart of Beyoğlu where you’ll find the city’s well-heeled hedonists shaking and stirring like old Constantinople depended on it. Behind an imposing neoclassical facade – the former home of a wealthy Italian merchant turned US Embassy – the clubhouse is defined by unfettered Venetian flair; four storeys of soaring ceilings, ornate frescos, walls of Carrara marble and rich, hardwood accents. Quite the sight, but it’s not the only one: channel your inner Emperor from the rooftop terrace, where the city’s Golden Horn beats on below. 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

87, including one suite.

Check–Out

12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £332.80 (€395), including tax at 16.32 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast, but continental and a la carte options can be purchased at the club.

Also

A Soho Friends membership (which will be added to non-member room rates for an additional €140) is a global membership that gives you access to Soho House bedrooms, plus benefits at spas, restaurants, Cowshed, Studios and Soho Home. Please note, Soho Friends membership does not give you direct access to the Club, and only covers the room booked and any additional rooms for children under 18; additional rooms booked for guests aged 18 and over will be charged the membership fee for each room. If you have purchased a Soho Friends membership through Mr & Mrs Smith within the past year, please call our travel team directly to book your Soho Friends member rates. Please note, existing Soho House members should book directly through Soho House as Mr & Mrs Smith cannot offer their membership discount.

Please note

Access to the Palazzo Corpi clubhouse can not be guaranteed.  

 

At the hotel

Cowshed spa, gym, two restaurants, private cinema. In rooms: Grind coffee, tea, homemade biscuits, boozy minibar, Soho Skin amenities, full-size Cowshed bath products, Smart TV, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, Robert radio.

Our favourite rooms

While rooms vary by size and layout, some features are constant; full-size Cowshed products, Marshall speakers, homemade biscuits and stunning vintage furnishings. The minibar alone is enough to make you feel like an Emperor, with full-sized liquors, crystal glasses and pre-mixed cocktails. Saying that, sovereigns partial to a little bit of spice should opt for the Playroom, a hedonic suite with an, ahem, interesting, glass-cube at its centre.

Spa

The club’s adult-only spa features five rooms for aromatherapy treatments, all undertaken with their signature Cowshed and Neville products. There’s an indoor sauna, steam room and – it’s Istanbul, after all – rejuvenating hammam for post-massage detoxing. At the gym, you’ll find free weights, machines and cardio equipment as well as studios for Pilates, yoga and circuit classes. Channel your inner Tyson at the club’s full-sized boxing ring – and look the part too, Neville’s barber shop has all your essential grooming needs from traditional shaves and beard trims to bouncy blow-dries.

Packing tips

Bring your chicest shawl for exploring the city’s religious sites, and pair of trusty walking shoes will serve you well, too.

Also

There are a limited number of room types available for wheelchair users, just ask Smith’s travel team when booking. Please also be aware that the hotel is in a lively area with a buzzy nightlife.

Pet‐friendly

Leave your four-legged friends at home, unless they’re a service animal, in which case they’re more than welcome. See more pet-friendly hotels in Istanbul.

Children

Welcome, though after 6pm the Palazzo is adults-only. Extra beds can be added to most rooms for €50 a night (cots are free) and babysitting can be arranged on request.

Sustainability efforts

It’s reassuring to know that Soho House are working to deliver an environmental impact strategy across their sites. With 2030 goals set to enhance and standardise recycling programmes and responsible food-waste management at every outpost of the member’s club globally. They also work with local suppliers selected for their like-minded responsibility. In the kitchen, there’s scrutiny around how Soho House sources coffee, cocoa and palm oil, as well as sustainable seafood and responsibly reared meat. Expect greater choice of meat-free dishes and seasonal ingredients whenever practical. Measures to assess Soho House’s carbon footprint and reduce emissions are ongoing.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

At Cecconi’s take a pew among the garden’s majestic olive trees.

Dress Code

Ditch your suits in favour of something more casual; woke-up-like-this rig-outs and effortless drapes.

Hotel restaurant

Sunday brunch is a staple at Cecconi’s, Soho House’s favourite North Italian kitchen. Occupying the courtyard of the club’s 19th-century palazzo you’ll find a midday buffet of the boot’s best exports from salads, seafood, pasta, pizza and desserts. Weekdays are just as good with classic cicchetti, carpaccios and cooked-by-charcoal meats. For lighter bites, Alli’s Cafe has you covered. Housed in a glass building overlooking the main palazzo, the lounge-like atmosphere makes a fine spot for leisurely lunches and small plate sharers – think Jerusalem artichokes with soy sauce, honey and parsley or mustard sweet potato with coriander and chilli. Dinner time is an equally informal affair, though portions are a little more liberal. Opt for the filet mignon with bearnaise and fries or the rigatoni with black olives and capers to tick you over all evening. Come summer, the Palazzo’s al-fresco Apheleia restaurant is worth a visit, with a menu of Myconian munchies. 

Hotel bar

At Cecconi’s you’ll find fine wines from all over the grape-loving boot, alongside all your classic cocktails. Pop in for a pre-dinner Bellini, or sample their citrus-infused take on the original Americano. Allis cafe’s living room atmosphere is perfect for day-to-night lounging and low-key sipping sessions. The spicy Picante de la Casa is a Soho House staple, but for something more distinct, opt for the refreshing Eastern Standard made with gin (or vodka), lime, cucumber and mint. In the Palazzo, the main bar is a decadent, old-school affair with velveteen armchairs and frescoes depicting Greek mythological scenes.

Last orders

It’s all-day dining at the Allis, where bites are served from 7:30am till late. Catch lunch – or Sunday brunch – at Cecconi’s between 12pm and 5pm, or dinner from 5pm till 11.30pm.

Room service

Sure, there’s a separate menu of in-room bites available around the clock.

Location

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Address
Soho House Istanbul
Evliya Çelebi Mahallesi Meşrutiyet Cad. No. 56 Beyoğlu
Istanbul
34430
Turkey

You’ll find Soho House Istanbul in the heart of the city’s bustling Beyoğlu district defined by its cobbled streets and cosmopolitan eats overlooking the Golden Horn.

Planes

Istanbul International Airport is a 50-minute drive away with flights arriving from the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. From here, private transfers can be arranged for €160 each way, otherwise a taxi is around €50.

Trains

Istanbul Sirkeci Station is approximately three kilometres away. From here, a taxi to the hotel will set you back around €3. Sirkeci is the city’s major rail hub – and famously once the last stop on the Orient Express – and runs west across Turkey and through to Europe.

Automobiles

There’s third-party valet parking right next to the club for €8 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

The pulse of the city is thrillingly fast-paced in artsy Beyoğlu. The city’s modern side is home to Istanbul’s busiest street (Istiklal), a diverse food scene and plenty of cultural crowd-pleasers. Escape the crowds at Salt – an expansive contemporary arts hub with a walk-in theatre, library, English-language bookstore, cinema, rooftop garden and panoramic restaurant. Arter is another of the area’s must-sees for aesthetes. Aside from a collection of mixed-media contemporary works from the 1960s to the present day, the building is a striking silver structure with a light-filtering facade by London-based Grimshaw Architects. In the district’s less trafficked parts, Cihangir and Çukurcuma, you’ll find a smattering of cafés, antique shops, cocktail bars and one-off gems like the Museum of Innocence – an ode to Nobel laureate’s Orhan Pamuk novel of the same name which tells the story of the city's bourgeoisie at the tail end of the 20th-century. No trip to the city with seven hills is complete without a visit to a traditional Turkish hammam. The Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex is one of the most storied, an Ottoman mosque, religious school, tombs and baths of which it’s said Cervantes – the author of Don Quixote – had a hand in building. Think of it as a starter course for the main event; the Hagia Sophia. This Constantinople church-turned Ottoman mosque is the arguably Istabul’s most significant landmark, an architectural marvel adorned by portraits of bygone emperors and intricate Byzantine mosaics. Take it all in from the eighth floor platform of the Galata Tower, a 220-foot-tall mediaeval watchtower where the Bosphorus-bracketed city can be gleaned from up high. 

Local restaurants

For fine dining with rooftop views of the city look no further than Mikla Restaurant, a Turkish-Scandinavian concept with retro furniture from the 50s-70s and a gorgeous railway sleepers bar. Opt for the six-course tasting menu with wine pairings – with dishes like Sarose Octopus with purslane, almonds, fish roe, pickled green beans and cherry vinegar, you won’t be disappointed. More convivial bites can be found at cosmopolitan Aheste, a modern Turkish meze restaurant in an intimate, industrial-style building where you’ll find sharing plates like asparagus with nectarines, vine leaves with cashew cream or fishcakes with tarhana. 

Local cafés

Exposed brick walls, a wood-panelled bar, and a day-to-night crowd of Istanbul creatives? You’ll find it all at Geyik Coffee Roasters and Cocktail Bar, alongside artisan pours from El Salvador to Honduras. Ravouna 1906, meanwhile, wows with its Art Nouveau interiors, rooftop bar and smattering of patio-sprayed seats. The coffee, you ask? With staff trained by LA-based pro-barista Chris Owens, you can bet on a bloody good brew. In the summer months, we recommend hitting the rooftop deck with a New-Orleans style cold drip. 

Local bars

You’ll find Monkey cocktail bar strategically placed on the rooftop of the city’s Foundation for Culture and Arts building. The beating heart of Istanbul’s cultural scene, you’ll find collectors and curators mingling their way through the decked terrace, cocktail in hand as the Golden Horn curves down below. Opt for one of Monkey’s signature cocktails, the English Breakfast, made with Gordon’s gin, lemongrass, cucumber, fresh ginger, Bergamot and camomile tea. If hops are your thing, head to the Populist, a hip craft brewery (Turkey’s first, in fact) with bright, Industrial-style interiors in the up-and-coming Bomontiada complex.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this east-meets-west hotel in bougie Beyog?lu and unpacked their Kilim rugs and Turkish tea, a full account of their members-only break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Soho House Istanbul in Istanbul

A Turkish delight in the heart of Istanbul’s artsy Beyog?lu district, Soho House Istanbul has been setting the tone for the city’s movers and shakers since 2015. Before its stint as the American Embassy, the clubhouse – bone-white Palazzo Corpi – was the former home of a Venetian merchant, who had his lagoon-sourced treasures laboriously transported to fill the building's soaring interiors. And you know what? It was worth it. Though refreshingly updated with leather chesterfields and mid-century knick-knacks, many of the building’s original features are firmly intact; frescoed walls and ceilings, Carrerra marble staircases and regal dark wood doors. Rooms occupy a separate, glass annexe, as well as a more contemporary sensibility. There are lashings of Ottoman-era references, sure – Byzantine tiles and vintage kilim rugs – but the overall look is a modern one, with clean lines and up-to-the-minute amenities. Soho House’s signature Cecconi’s can be found serving its North Italian fare from a lush, plant-filled serra, while Istanbul-specific Allis Cafe makes a fine spot for light bites and lounging. The Cowshed spa spins its usual aromatherapy magic, and the extensive fitness offerings – a fully equipped gym, yoga studio and full size boxing ring – will have you returning home with more spring than an Ottoman slap. Cosy up in the club’s private cinema where ridiculously luxe armchairs and toasty blankets make any film worth watching, or don your dizzying disco heels for DJ numbers on the rooftop. 

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