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.

"Plant, harvest, eat, drink": those words summarize (and directly translate) this Taksim space that opened in 2015. Ek Biç Ye İç is among the pioneers of the sustainability concept in Turkey. Their manifesto is reflected in the chart on the wall, where all elements of the place’s identity come...

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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.

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

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

Avantgarde Taksim is a destination for those seeking luxury and convenience. This hotel is located five minutes away from Taksim Square, where the city’s heart beats. It’s possible to reach Basilica Cistern , Ayasofya Museum , Blue Mosque , Eminönü and the Grand Bazaar with short trips.​ After...

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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 Grand Hyatt is a luxury establishment composed of 360 rooms and suites, each commanding spectacular views of the city, the pool, or the Bosphorus Strait. Located near Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, the five-star hotel is immersed in the downtown center of modern Istanbul, mere steps from...

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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.

Located in Taksim, the center of the modern city, the Point Hotel Taksim offers both style and convenience. All rooms have been designed to create a home-office environment and include LCD TV, CD & DVD player, interactive TV and wireless internet connection. For your business needs, the hotel...

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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.

Located in the central Taksim district, Midtown Hotel offers comfort and convenience in the heart of the city. Midtown hotel is close to conference and fair centers, culture and entertainment centers like Beyoğlu, Sultanahmet, Dolmabahçe, shopping centers like Nişantaşı and Maçka featuring...

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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.

Situated, in the center of Taksim, the hearth of Istanbul's business and entertainment district, the Nippon Hotel is a convenient and stylish hotel. Nippon Hotel opened one of the first hotels in the Talimhane area in 1989, and reopened after a full renovation in 2006. Located in the city center,...

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Discover Istanbul’s arts & culture scene with exhibition reviews, museums, concerts, interviews with artists, and contemporary art news.

Founded in 1993, Akbank Art Center is one of Istanbul’s established art and culture centers. The center, which hosts over 700 activities each year, offers exhibitions, concerts, theatre, dance performances, film screenings, and much more in the center’s main building in Beyoğlu. In addition, the...

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Discover Istanbul’s arts & culture scene with exhibition reviews, museums, concerts, interviews with artists, and contemporary art news.

The Cervantes Institute aims to introduce the cultures of all Spanish-speaking countries to Turkey with Spanish language courses, concerts, film screenings, painting and photography exhibits, theatres, and conferences. The center’s library features more than 14,000 materials.

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Discover Istanbul’s arts & culture scene with exhibition reviews, museums, concerts, interviews with artists, and contemporary art news.

French Cultural Center (also known as Institut Français) aims to promote French culture by offering French language classes and acting as a resource for modern France. The educational and cultural events and activities of the center include performances (such as dance and theatre), film screenings...

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Discover Istanbul’s arts & culture scene with exhibition reviews, museums, concerts, interviews with artists, and contemporary art news.

The Japanese Culture Center aims to promote Japan and Japanese through cultural and educational activities. The center has the biggest Japanese library in Turkey, offers Japanese lessons, shows Japanese films, and is involved in publishing as well as tours and cultural activities.

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Looking for a weekend retreat or a barber shop? The Guide Istanbul offers the best beauty care in the city: top Istanbul spas, and the best historical hammams.

With a Flora and Fauna concept, natural materials are used in the spa both in its decor and its world famous natural products. Services include more than 14 distinct massage treatments; facial, skin, and body care; Turkish Bath; solarium and sauna; outdoor pool with a bar; a relaxation center with...

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