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  • Writer's pictureSteve & Paul

W Hotel, Istanbul

This W Hotel was a great surprise. Located in the new part of Istanbul and near the ocean, it has an old charm about it encapsulating the funky feel of W Hotels, yet in keeping with the feel of Turkey.

The rooms are dark and spacious, ours had a courtyard that we didn’t end up using once. The bars within the hotel were really modern and yet Turkish and it was pretty easy to get around from this spot, down to the tram that heads over to old Istanbul, where you can visit the Blue Mosque (I expected it to be bluer), the famous spice markets (awesome) and many other spots. Shopping was amazing at the big indoor shopping centre.

As their website says; “The W Istanbul Hotel is the center of the historic Akaretler Row Houses, an upscale neighborhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and design & art galleries. W guests can explore the authentic and local area of Besiktas and the upscale shopping district of Nisantasi. Work out in SWEAT, connect in WIRED, or relax in our W DAY SPA. Get together. Hang out. Remix your holiday in Istanbul. Sip a signature cocktail and party in our chic W LOUNGE, experience Traditional Turkish mezes and kebap in our new restaurant OKKA, and cozy up over delicious, small plates at MINYON. Linger in SIP where its all about conversation over oh-so-refreshing cocktails.”

* * * * Good value. Great service.


a: W Istanbul, Suleyman Seba Cad No. 22 · Akaretler, Beşiktaş · Istanbul 34357 · Turkey

p: +90 212 381 2121

w: click to go online to W Istanbul

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