In this east meets west city, Asia and Europe are divided by the Bosphrus, with the Asian side of Istanbul on the east side and the European side of Istanbul on the west. Stay in one of the best luxury hotels in this frenetic city and you will be able to escape into a luxury oasis away from the madness of the streets. If you choose one of the below hotels you will enjoy a wonderful view too.
The luxury five-star Park Hyatt Istanbul Maçka Palas, is an oasis of peace in Istanbul, and is our top choice. It is ideally located just off the main luxury shopping street in the fashionable Nisantasi residential and shopping district, which is also the most refined and safe neighborhood in Istanbul. Within a short stroll of the hotel, you will find upscale designer shops including the likes of Burberry Gucci, Armani, Hermes as well as ultra-trendy bars and restaurants. Park Hyatt Istanbul-Macka Palas is also a short drive from the old town where you can visit Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
As one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Istanbul, the Park Hyatt delivers an individual modern style, derived from art deco. The rooms are extremely well designed and well furnished with a clever blend of minimalist luxury. Crucially, rooms offer amazing panoramic views of the city and the Bosporus through floor-to-ceiling windows. The view from the Presidential Suite (pictured above) is simply unbeatable. The fabulous outdoor pool, which sits on the roof, also has tranquil views across the nearby rooftops.
Other luxury hotels with views in Istanbul include the iconic and glamorous Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, which is located in the vibrant Beyoglu district and also has an indoor spa pool. Here, 115 rooms and suites, many with French balconies, overlook the magnificent Golden Horn and the historical old city.
The recently renovated Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus is another good choice with amazing views over the Bosphrus from the rooftop bar.
Finally, the Avantgarde Taksim Square boutique hotel boasts guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows which offer a fabulous view of either the Bosphorus or the Gezi Park, depending on which side of the hotel you choose to stay.
Whatever your preference, these luxury hotels are some of the best on offer in Istanbul.
Istanbul, like New York, London and Paris, is one of the world’s great cities. Straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, it, unlike any other city in the world, splits between two continents. With… Read More.
If you want to escape the cold, you should read our 7 sensational secrets that all travelers should know (but probably don’t).
Disclosure: Posts may be sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.