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Raffles brunch

Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

When it comes to brunch, Istanbul has oh-so-much to offer. Whether you’re craving a seafood menu with champagne or a vegan experience, Swiss classics, Spanish appetizers or a Turkish menemen - our city has it all. The abundance of choice may overwhelm, but no need to fret. Here’s a list of the best...

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Mr. Cas Hotels, Istanbul

All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

Busy Istiklal Caddesi is a whirlwind of noise and swirls of crowds. Who knew that, to escape, all you have to do is ring the doorbell of a narrow doorway labeled Güney Palas? Once unlocked, the portal unveils the Art Deco world of Mr. Cas Hotel, steeped in peace and imbued in history. This boutique...

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Fairmont Quasar Istanbul

All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

The worldwide name behind renowned hotels The Plaza and The Savoy, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is the first venture of the Fairmont brand in Istanbul. Located in the boisterous district of Mecidiyeköy, the hotel was designed by American Wilson Associates, staying true to the surroundings of the...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center combines inspiring architecture with the meticulous “passion to exceed” service that the Raffles brand is famous for. Centrally located within the Zorlu Center complex, the property is connected to all major districts of Istanbul via a transport hub located within...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

It’s the siren song of the water – cool and inviting waves lapping against the skins of our city's blessed and beautiful, every shade of blue the perfect antidote for those other kinds of weekday blues. Can you hear it calling to you? We’re here to help you answer, in a city that thrives by the...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

Other than being a wonderful city to explore as a tourist, due to its geopolitical situation Istanbul is a powerful city for making business. Let’s say you have a meeting, conference, or anything business-related in the city. You know very well where to stay in Istanbul to get the best Bosphorus...

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Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus, where to stay

All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

For those looking to visit Istanbul over the summer when the sun is out and the Bosphorus is gleaming, what better place to stay than a hotel right beside the water? Options in this simultaneously historic and cosmopolitan city are endless, so we’ve put together a list of fabulous hotels all with...

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The Elysium Istanbul MGallery by Sofitel

All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

As the city welcomes its visitors, new hotels open just about every week to accommodate them. Offering many services in various parts of the city, each hotel caters to a slightly different mix of guests. If you’re planning a trip to Istanbul, take a look at our list of the best recent openings....

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Titanic Business Bayrampaşa

All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

Just 15 kilometers from Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Titanic Hotels’ Titanic Business Bayrampaşa is perfectly situated for those coming to the city for work or pleasure. The hotel offers its guests an opportunity to explore Istanbul at a single glance, with the building’s panoramic view from the...

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Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus

All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

Five-star Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus is tucked into the Karaköy neighborhood, located near most of the city’s main sights such as the Grand Bazaar , Süleymaniye Mosque , and Beyoğlu, along with multiple shops and bazaars. Galata Tower and Istiklal Caddesi is a 10 minute walk or a quick ride on the...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

InterContinental Istanbul is a five-star hotel located in the heart of the city. Commanding a magnificent Bosphorus view, this hotel has an excellent location right next to Taksim Square and Gezi Park. All 390 rooms feature all the modern amenities and have a view of the old city, the Bosphorus, or...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

The Çırağan Palace Kempinski is the only Imperial Ottoman Palace & Hotel by the Bosphorus.The hotel consists of two buildings: the restored palace, which features special suites, restaurants, and banquet facilities, and the adjoining grand hotel, which features five-star accommodations and a...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

Open since 2008, the five-star hotel benefits from a very convenient location in the heart of Taksim. The hotel is within walking distance to a wide range of shops on Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Street, along with restaurants, bars, clubs, and many of Istanbul’s historical sites. The Istanbul...

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All the best Istanbul hotels, tried and tested by The Guide Istanbul, including five-star international brands, boutique hotels, and private apartments.

The Four Seasons Sultanahmet is a boutique hotel housed in a neoclassical building that once served as an Ottoman prison. Located in the heart of the old city, the hotel has stunning views of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, two of the most historically-significant and beautiful buildings in...

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Mr. Cas Hotels, Istanbul

Busy Istiklal Caddesi is a whirlwind of noise and swirls of crowds. Who knew that, to escape, all you have to do is ring the doorbell of a narrow doorway labeled Güney Palas? Once unlocked, the portal unveils the Art Deco world of Mr. Cas Hotel, steeped in peace and imbued in history. This boutique...

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Fairmont Quasar Istanbul

The worldwide name behind renowned hotels The Plaza and The Savoy, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is the first venture of the Fairmont brand in Istanbul. Located in the boisterous district of Mecidiyeköy, the hotel was designed by American Wilson Associates, staying true to the surroundings of the...

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Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center combines inspiring architecture with the meticulous “passion to exceed” service that the Raffles brand is famous for. Centrally located within the Zorlu Center complex, the property is connected to all major districts of Istanbul via a transport hub located within...

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Titanic Business Bayrampaşa

Just 15 kilometers from Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Titanic Hotels’ Titanic Business Bayrampaşa is perfectly situated for those coming to the city for work or pleasure. The hotel offers its guests an opportunity to explore Istanbul at a single glance, with the building’s panoramic view from the...

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Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus

Five-star Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus is tucked into the Karaköy neighborhood, located near most of the city’s main sights such as the Grand Bazaar , Süleymaniye Mosque , and Beyoğlu, along with multiple shops and bazaars. Galata Tower and Istiklal Caddesi is a 10 minute walk or a quick ride on the...

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The Çırağan Palace Kempinski is the only Imperial Ottoman Palace & Hotel by the Bosphorus.The hotel consists of two buildings: the restored palace, which features special suites, restaurants, and banquet facilities, and the adjoining grand hotel, which features five-star accommodations and a...

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Situated in Cihangir, one of the trendiest districts of Istanbul, Witt Istanbul Suites offers its guests a local experience with designer boutiques, local cafes and some of the finest restaurants in the city, all within the walking distance to the hotel. Many of the tourist attractions and famous...

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After serving as The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Palace for 120 years, the glorious building now welcomes its guests with warm hospitality at the heart of Istanbul. Located walking-distance to Taksim Square and Istanbul's main shopping, dining, and nightlife artery, İstiklal Avenue, Park Bosphorus...

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Open since last February, Elite World Business Hotel is located in Florya on E5 Highway, close to the Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, CNR and Tüyap Fair Centers, and offers the same high quality standards and facilities as its other locations in the city, especially for business travelers....

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Hôtel Les Ottomans is an ultra-posh boutique hotel located on the Bosphorus waterfront. A member of Small Luxury Hotels, with only 10 suites, each elegantly and individually decorated in Feng Shui style, a stay here is a truly an exclusive experience. A favorite with international celebrities when...

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Ansen 130 Suites is a boutique hotel located in the historical Beyoğlu neighborhood. Located in a classical building dating from the Ottoman era, the city’s major entertainment and shopping districts are close by, and the touristic sights of the Old City are within easy reach. If you are just in...

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Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamış Marina Hotel stands out with its award-winning service, as well as restaurants that the hotel houses in the same building like Ouzo Roof and Da Mario . The hotel is in walking distance to Bağdat Caddesi, the shopping district on the Asian Side of the city.​ The hotel...

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DoubleTree by Hilton Avcılar is conveniently located near Atatürk Airport and the TUYAP, CNR and IFM Fair Centers, making it a great stay for business travelers. The hotel is really close to an array of public transportation means and it’s easy to commute from and to the local attractions around...

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Open since 2008, the five-star hotel benefits from a very convenient location in the heart of Taksim. The hotel is within walking distance to a wide range of shops on Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Street, along with restaurants, bars, clubs, and many of Istanbul’s historical sites. The Istanbul...

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Swissôtel The Bosphorus is a 5-star luxury hotel right in the center of Istanbul, on the European banks of the Bosphorus, set within 65 acres of historical gardens. The hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and was included in Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2011. With superb views of...

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Novotel Istanbul City West has the ideal location if you are looking for a peaceful tour or business trip, as the hotel is located conveniently between the city center and venues like CNR Expo, TÜYAP , and World Trade Center as well as Atatürk Airport . Transportation from the hotel is possible by...

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Situated in the heart of Istanbul’s commercial districts with easy access to the city center, the Akmerkez Residential Apartments offers a new option for luxury living. Specially redesigned by a team led by the world-famous Aziz Sarıyer as creative consultant, the homes here have been given a whole...

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Located in the heart of Akaretler, Turkuaz Suites welcome its guests to experience a warm and cozy stay in Istanbul, with suites designed to feel like a modern home. Guests can travel through the authentic Beşiktaş Bazaar and relax with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, or shop in upscale...

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The Four Seasons Sultanahmet is a boutique hotel housed in a neoclassical building that once served as an Ottoman prison. Located in the heart of the old city, the hotel has stunning views of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, two of the most historically-significant and beautiful buildings in...

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The Marmara Taksim is a deluxe five-star hotel for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located in the heart of the modern city, directly on Taksim square, a landmark building rising 20 stories above the pulse of Istanbul, in the center of the business, shopping, theatre and...

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