There are so many things to do, taste, see, and enjoy in Istanbul, that where you’re staying might seem almost inconsequential. But of course, no matter how much you’re taking in Istanbul’s finest, you’ll spend a fair amount of time at your lodgings. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best and brightest of Istanbul’s hospitality.

Treat Yourself to Hotel Empress Zoe

Hotel Empress Zoe is absolutely gorgeous. Its architecture must be seen to be believed. Featuring a traditional, almost cathedral-like appearance flanked by gorgeous, colorful flowers and other botanicals, it is a sight for travel-weary eyes. The interiors sparkle with bright whites and gold.

Not only that, but Hotel Empress Zoe is shockingly affordable, and near to all the best eateries. With the amenities, you’d expect and great service, this hotel is almost too good to be true.

Enjoy the Ritzy, Artsy Flair of Avantgarde Hotel Levent

Utterly stylish suites with luxurious amenities including a spa, indoor pool, and fitness center await you at Avantgarde Hotel Levent. The hotel is also conveniently located, a mere five minute walk away from the Metrocity Shopping Mall and the metro station. You can also check out a few other malls and performing arts centers about a mile away.

If you’re looking for a combination of luxury, gorgeous interiors, and convenience, Avantgarde Hotel Levent is your best bet!

Enjoy a Wonderful View at Sumahan on the Water

Boasting a unique view, Sumahan on the Water is a very relaxing place. Whether you’re enjoying the luxurious spa baths in your room, surrounded by the gorgeous interiors, or you’re admiring the view from your window of Istanbul lights, you will feel recharged.

Below, the waterfront softly brings you a gentle, cool breeze, making this a perfect spot during warmer months. Of course, it also offers full amenities and air conditioning, but there’s something quite nice about stepping out into Istanbul with the cool water’s breeze at your back. You’ll always feel welcome at this special spot that will energize you in the morning and soothe you at night.

Enjoy the Upscale Amenities of Shangri-La Bosphorus

If you’re looking for a posh experience and to be treated like royalty while you stay in Istanbul, you can’t beat Shangri-La Bosphorus. The interiors, including the rooms, are absolutely stunning, made to look like the best of Chinese and Ottoman empire-era design. The rooms are shockingly spacious.

But one of the things we love most about Shangri-La Bosphorus is the wide variety of suites and rooms. There are many, many different types to choose from, each with their own unique features and interior design. Prefer a garden terrace? Prefer marble bathrooms? Prefer the absolute best view of the waterfront with an all-glass window wall?

You can find something that fits your tastes, needs, and truly makes your soul happy here. Hospitality is the best in Istanbul, and of course, there are amenities aplenty, from complimentary breakfast to a health club, spas, cocktail lounges, restaurants, and much more.