Need to know
63, including 5 suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $81.12 (€70), excluding tax at 8 per cent.
Rates usually include buffet breakfast, spa access, and use of a smartphone with an Istanbul city guide, free local calls and free international calls to the USA, UK, Australia, Germany and France.
The other stylish stays in the House Hotel group – Galatasaray, Nisantasi and Bosphorus – are also dotted around Istanbul, if you fancy playing compare and contrast (or bar hopping).
At the hotel
Spa (guests get a 15 per cent discount) with sauna and steam room, hammam, gym and treatment rooms; free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, radio, iPod dock, bottled water, tea and coffee.
Our favourite rooms
Book a Terrace Penthouse Suite (154 or 155) for incredible views over the Bosphorus bridge, the Old City and the Golden Horn, all from your freestanding bath tub. Executive Suite 147 has a separate living room with a beautiful original fireplace, and if you’re after something smaller go for Superior room 151,152 or 153 – they’re right at the top and have some of the best views in the house.
With showstopping views, cutting-edge art and a cool and relatively undiscovered neighbourhood at your disposal, you’d be remiss not to bring your camera; or, maybe your phone will suffice – it’s all infinitely Instagrammable.
Welcome, but not particularly catered to – you won’t find games or childrens’ menus here.