21 Best Boutique Hotels In Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2024

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Istanbul is a major city in Turkey, that offers the best of Europe and the best of Asia all in one place. The Old City offers insights into the many empires that once ruled here, creating a really unique experience for those who choose to visit. Visitors will have the chance to marvel at some of the best historical places in Istanbul, like Hagia Sophia, which has rare Christian mosaics and a 6th-century dome. The Sultanahmet district offers insight into life when chariot races took place. All in all, Turkey has plenty to offer those who visit. So if you are planning a trip, be sure to book one of these best boutique hotels in Istanbul, Turkey.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 23, 2024.

1. Hotel Turkish House (from USD 97)

The luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, located within 850 m (2788.71 ft) distance of the Column of Constantine, 800 m (2624.67 ft) from Topkapi Palace, and 3.4 km (2.11 mi) from Galata Tower, was originally constructed in the 18th century. Reconstructed with a lath-and-plaster technique, the hotel has walls and floors made with Iznik tiles. You’ll have free wifi, a TV with access to satellite channels, a minibar, and a marbled private bathroom in your room at this Turkish boutique hotel.

You can enjoy the Continental breakfast served in the mornings before heading out to explore the beautiful city. Public parking at a nearby location is available at 5-EUR (5.47 USD) per day.

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Hotel Turkish House

Wifi Available

Address: Akbıyık Değirmeni Sokak No : 40
2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Galata Tower

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

2. White Palace Old City Boutique Hotel (from USD 81)

This 5-star hotel in Istanbul, overlooking the Bosphorus Strait, sits 1.2 km (0.75 mi) from the Column of Constantine, 600 m (1968.50 ft) from the Great Palace Mosaic Museum, and 900 m (2952.76 ft) from the Obelisk of Theodosius. The regally decorated rooms adorned with ornate chandeliers and vintage accent pieces are equipped with free wifi and a flat-screen TV. The interior is well-lit and features plush carpets.

Being in the center of Old City, the hotel is a great place to stay if you’re planning to explore the main attractions of Istanbul. The cozy hotel and friendly staff will make you feel like you’re living at home.

Tip from tour guide

Dilek

Dilek
Istanbul

Istanbul

Located in Istanbul's old city, the Obelisk of Theodosius, an Egyptian obelisk, depicts Istanbul's beauty. Take time out to see this remarkable ancient monument, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Check out its ancient carvings on its sides.

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White Palace Old City Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Sultanahmet Mah. Oyuncu Sok. No:26
2.54 km (1.6 mi) from Galata Tower

Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Ironing service Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

3. Hotel Sultania Boutique Class (from USD 59)

If you’re looking for a Sultanahmet boutique hotel, then Hotel Sultania Boutique Class might interest you. It sits in the Sultanahmet district, offering easy access to many of the best sights in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Gulhane Park, and many other best places to visit in Istanbul are all within easy walking distance. Rooms are elegantly furnished showcasing a combo of modern style mixed with traditional Ottoman style. Every room is air-conditioned, ensuring guests will always have a cool place to retreat to. The in-room entertainment system comes with a DVD player and an iPhone dock. A rich buffet breakfast offers the perfect way to start the day.

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Hotel Sultania Boutique Class

Address: Ebusuud Cad. Mehmet Murat Sok. No:4 Sirkeci
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Galata Tower

Lift Bar Indoor pool Car hire Shuttle service (additional charge) Newspapers Access to health care professionals Sauna

4. Park Hyatt Istanbul - Macka Palas Hotel (from USD 543)

Located in the fashionable Nisantasi district, this five-star hotel offers a great location and great amenities. It is counted among the best luxury boutique hotels in Istanbul and offers a comfortable stay. Rooms offer views out over the city, and this is an extra perk. In the hotel, there is a lounge that offers breakfast in the mornings and all day dining. The Fashion Academy and Nisantasi Shopping Mall are both just a few steps away and the hotel offers easy access to many other shopping malls in Istanbul. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

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Park Hyatt Istanbul - Macka Palas

Wifi Available

Address: Tesvikiye, Bronz Sokak No: 4, Macka
2.94 km (1.9 mi) from Galata Tower

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Istanbul Tour Guide

Safiye Kaban

Safiye Kaban

Hi there, this is Safiye from istanbul. I am a professional licensed tour guide and travel expert over 12 years. I have guided thousands of travellers from all around the world. I love meeting with new people, making new friends and building bridges. I orgnize cultural, historical, shopping and food tours to small groups, I mostly guide to private tours. I am also a foodie, I love discovering new restaurants and tasty stops of the city. I am here to guide you and share all my knowledge with you.

Istanbul Tour Guide

Dilek Orubegarcia

Dilek Orubegarcia

My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's activities. I am qualified in the knowledge of Turkish history, mythology, archaeology, history of religion, and history of art. I speak English and Spanish. Following my university graduation, I lived in England for 5 years where I continued my education studying Travel and Tourism at Greenwich School of Management. After I lived a short time in Guatemala, Cuba to learn Spanish. On my tour I would like to show you architectural styles, historical fun facts, famous historical monuments, tell you about the people's life in Istanbul, how we spend our days, where do people go to eat, what we eat, where we shop, what we listen, the best places to eat, drink and party. As your local guide, I am flexible to your wishes and needs. Making it interesting and enjoyable for you is my wish. With all of my years of experience in the travel industry, I hope to help you make the most of your time in beautiful Istanbul by taking a tour with me. I very much look forward to meeting you all!

Istanbul Tour Guide

Rose TheGuide

Rose The Guide

Professional Tour / Travel Guide and Photographer Certified by Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I am a knowledgeable and motivated individual with years of experience in organizing group tours in several areas; have the ability to motivate different sets of audience; have the ability to communicate effectively and possess high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

5. Sumahan on the Water (from USD 325)

Located in a nicely renovated 19th-century building, this Istanbul boutique hotel is comfort at its finest. The rooms have great views and Turkish-style bathrooms. For those who are interested in business space, there are rooms for events and meetings. Decor retains typical Turkish styles with contemporary furnishings. Each room has a TV and DVD player. An onsite wellness center makes it easy to work out even while away from home. It also offers a casual restaurant that is open for breakfast and all day long international food.

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Sumahan - on the Water

Address: Kuleli Cad. No:43 Cengelkoy
7.26 km (4.6 mi) from Galata Tower

Daily housekeeping Physical distancing rules followed Access to health care professionals Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus CCTV outside property Valet parking Currency exchange Internet services

6. Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel (from USD 98)

This boutique hotel was renovated in 2013, but the building is authentically 19th century. Considered one of the best hotels in Istanbul, it offers views over Hagia Sophia courtyard, and the Basilica Cistern is just a few steps away. The rooms are all high end with marble and teak wood. Each one has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has a cafe that offers international and Turkish food and drinks. Breakfast is served by the hotel every morning for guests.

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Boutique Saint Sophia

Address: Alemdar Cad.no:2 Sultanahmet
1.87 km (1.2 mi) from Galata Tower

7. Georges Hotel Galata (from USD 199)

This majestic building sits in the heart of modern-day Istanbul and is often considered the best boutique hotel in Turkey. It has spacious rooms with lovely balconies offering great views. Personalized service ensures that guests have everything they need at their fingertips. Marble bathrooms have walk-in rain showers and a great design. Rooms all have a TV and wifi available to guests. The rooftop restaurant has a bar with spectacular views over the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The hotel is trendy with plenty of things right within walking distance. Within five minutes guests can reach Istiklal Avenue, the hip Karakoy neighborhood and Galata Tower, which is one of the best romantic places in Istanbul. The Old Town is just a mile away as well.

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Georges Hotel Galata

Wifi Available

Address: Serdar-i Ekrem Sok No:24 Galata Beyoglu
177 meters (0.2 ft) from Galata Tower

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. SuB Karakoy (from USD 197)

SuB Karakoy is a designer hotel in the historic district of Karakoy, just five minutes from the ferry. It is a great location, with a metro stop just a few feet away. The hotel has very unique interiors and design. The stylish furniture is comfortable. Best of all there is a terrace with lovely views. All rooms are carefully designed, including an anti-stress mattress, and luxurious cotton towels. The rooms have air conditioning and a TV as well. A rich breakfast is provided for guests included things like eggs, pastries, cheese, and more. Turkish coffee or tea are also specialties that guests will want to enjoy.

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SuB Karakoy

8.91 User Rating

Address: Necatibey Cad. 91,Karaköy, Istanbul
391 meters (0.3 ft) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Self service parking (charges apply) Off street parking Valet parking Bar Room service Gym 100 % non-smoking hotel

9. Witt Istanbul Suites (from USD 339)

Witt Istanbul Suites has a peaceful terrace garden that guests are sure to fall in love with. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. They each have wifi, TV and a DVD player. Each one also has a kitchenette with a Nespresso machine, so coffee is available at any moment. Breakfast is available every morning. This is made with local ingredients and features Turkish favorites like olives and white cheese. Room service is available any time of day as well. The location is great with Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace close by.

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Witt Istanbul Suites

9.65 User Rating

Address: Deftendar Yokusu No. 26,34433 Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul
766 meters (0.5 ft) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Bar Room service 100 % non-smoking hotel Concierge 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Doctor on call Air conditioning

10. Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel (from USD 272)

Vault Karaköy The House Hotel is in the trendy up-and-coming Karaköy district. It is a great place to stay to explore the historic Sultanahmet. Some great art galleries and other sights are within easy walking distance. All the rooms here have heating and air conditioning. They each have a desk to work and a mini bar. Bathrooms are private, with rain showers. The hotel serves breakfast every day in a buffet style. Guests will have Turkish and International cuisine available. There are lots of comfortable spaces to relax throughout the hotel too.

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The Bank Istanbul

9.41 User Rating

Address: Bankalar Caddesi No. 5,Beyoğlu, Istanbul
215 meters (0.2 ft) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Free parking Off street parking Bar Wine Cellar Room service Restaurant Spa

11. Fer Hotel (from USD 276)

Located just a few minutes from the historic Sultanahmet area, it’s one of the best hotels near Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. The hotel itself has contemporary rooms with all the amenities that guests need. The minibar has drinks, the safe box can hold valuables, and air-conditioning will keep guests cool. The TV has satellite channels. A coffee machine and work desk are available as well. The bathrooms are all private, with a shower, bathrobe, and toiletries. Front desk service is available at all hours to answer any needs guests may have.

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Fer Hotel

8.91 User Rating

Address: Molla Fenari Street, Türbedar Street. No:12 , Nuruosmaniye / Sultanahmet
1.75 km (1.1 mi) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Free parking Off street parking Valet parking Room service Restaurant Gym 100 % non-smoking hotel

12. My Boutique Hotel (from USD 21)

Stay in style at the opulent My Boutique Hotel located in a prime area of Istanbul. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms that have plush furnishings and modern amenities like air-conditioning, WiFi, and a flat-screen TV. Guests can enjoy the best sea views from some rooms in this hotel in Istanbul. The popular Suleymaniye Mosque is just 700 meters (0.4 miles) away from this hotel.

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Dilek

Dilek
Istanbul

Süleymaniye Mosque is a must-see architectural masterpiece about a 10-minute walk from My Boutique Hotel. It was built by the world-famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan between 1551 and 1558 by the order of the Ottoman sultan of the time, Suleiman the Magnificent.

While you're visiting the mosque, take a moment to look around and check out the symmetrical design, the color combinations of the marbles, the dome in the middle, and the towering minarets. Moreover, the courtyard in the middle also promotes a sense of harmony and tranquility for the worshippers.

Marvel at this impressive structure here: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/6iy8vFV-m3Q 

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My Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Hoca Gıyasettin Mah. Hacı Kadın Cad. No:49 49
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Galata Tower

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

13. The Westist Hotel & Spa (from USD 152)

Luxurious, chic and contemporary, The Westist Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to stay in Istanbul for the modern traveler. This boutique hotel is located in a historic district of the city but offers loads of trendy amenities. Though the rooms of the hotel are compact, they are equipped with all the essentials required for a comfortable stay. A spa and restaurant are also located on the hotel premises. Several popular attractions and restaurants are at a short walking distance from the hotel.

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The Westist Hotel & Spa

8.91 User Rating

Address: Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi,Balyoz Sk. No:14,Beyoğlu, Istanbul
621 meters (0.4 ft) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Self service parking (charges apply) Bar Room service Restaurant 24 hour room service Spa Spa treatments (on request)

14. Manna Boutique Hotels (from USD 130)

Book a room at Manna Boutique Hotels in Istanbul and enjoy a luxurious stay in this historic city. The hotel sports a sophisticated and contemporary look. Its rooms and suites are well-furnished, modern and comfortable. Guests staying at the hotel can also take advantage of a chic wellness center and a cafe-style restaurant. Plenty of bars and restaurants are just a short walk away.

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Manna Boutique Hotels

Address: Esentepe Mahallesi, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:19
5.34 km (3.4 mi) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Self service parking (charges apply) Bar Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Air conditioning Smoking rooms (on request) Wake-up service

15. Lampa Design Hotel (from USD 92)

Flaunting a delightful mix of understated elegance and antique charm, Lampa Design Hotel is a great accommodation option for the discerning traveler. Beautifully designed, the rooms of this urban hotel are stylish, spacious and very well-appointed. Plenty of bespoke amenities are on offer in the rooms. A cool coffee bar and a Turkish breakfast buffet are available to guests staying Lampa Design Hotel. Amazing restaurants and bars of the Şişli neighborhood are easy to access from this hotel.

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Lampa Design Hotel

8.66 User Rating

Address: Halaskargazi Caddesi Operator Raif Bey Sokak,No: 35 Sisli, Istanbul
4.02 km (2.5 mi) from Galata Tower

Free wi-fi Off street parking Valet parking Bar Room service Concierge 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Doctor on call

16. Hotel DeCamondo (from USD 104)

Situated quite close to Galata Tower, Hotel DeCamondo combines modern design with rustic charm. Exposed brickwork is prominently featured alongside wood and glass design elements in the elegant rooms of this boutique hotel. From the rooftop restaurant of the hotel, enjoy mesmerizing water views while tucking into delicious meals. A mere six-minute walk will take you to the famous Galata Bridge.

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DeCamondo Galata, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Felek Sokak No.2
168 meters (0.2 ft) from Galata Tower

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

17. Hammamhane (from USD 100)

Housing a historical Turkish bath called Cukurcuma Hammam onsite, Hammamhane is a beautiful boutique hotel that has been completely renovated. The suites and studios in the hotel are very well-appointed and feature cork parquet floors, high ceilings, floor heating system, and more. A terrace offering city views is also available in some suites. Many art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and shops are located at a walking distance from this hotel.

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Hammamhane

Wifi Available

Address: Firuzağa Mah.Çukurcuma Cad. No:45 Beyoglu
876 meters (0.6 ft) from Galata Tower

Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms

18. Régie Ottoman Istanbul - Special Category (from USD 122)

Located in more than a century old Ottoman building, Régie Ottoman Istanbul - Special Category is a boutique hotel that retains many of its original features. Original brickwork of the walls and lovely arched windows are beautifully complemented by the modern decor elements and furnishings in the rooms and suites of the hotel. A stylish restaurant serving Turkish and international cuisine, a sauna, a fitness center, and more such facilities are also available to guests staying at this hotel. Régie Ottoman Istanbul - Special Category is a mere 10-minute walk away from the historic Sultanahmet area.

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Régie Ottoman Istanbul - Special Category

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Hobyar Mah. Mimar Vedat Sokak No:5 Sirkeci
1.19 km (0.8 mi) from Galata Tower

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

19. Hotel Miniature (from USD 96)

Elegant and classy, Hotel Miniature is housed in a century-old building that is close to both Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Gorgeous chandeliers, wooden flooring, marble bathrooms rub shoulders with original brick walls and high ceilings in the rooms and suites of this boutique property. Tuck into a delightful Turkish buffet breakfast or enjoy alfresco meals on the terrace. Complimentary bikes and PS3 consoles are also available at the hotel. Walk to Basilica Cistern or Cagaloglu Turkish Bath from this property.

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Hotel Miniature - Ottoman Mansion

Wifi Available

Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Molla Fenari Sokak No 22 Cagaloglu
1.74 km (1.1 mi) from Galata Tower

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

20. Hotel Poem (from USD 138)

If you’re looking for themed accommodation in Istanbul, then head to Hotel Poem. This boutique hotel has well-appointed rooms done up in soothing colors and offer views of the city, gardens or Bosphorus. The facade of the hotel is quite quirky with window columns resembling book spines with names of famous poets and authors on them, and an 3D assortment of travel suitcases. Guests will also enjoy the fruit gardens, complimentary buffet breakfast, and other amenities of the hotel. Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar are at a walking distance from this hotel.

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Hotel Poem

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Akbiyik Cad.Terbiyik Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet
2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Galata Tower

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

21. Hotel Les Ottomans Bosphorus (from USD 401)

This hotel sits directly on the Bosphorus. It offers comfortable rooms and nice amenities. There are local furnishings and western designs both used in hotel decor. The hotel offers a hot tub, two pools, and plenty of services. The restaurant on site serves Turkish specialties. An extra bonus of a stay here is the panoramic terrace by the water where guests can sample local drinks. The location is ideal, close to shopping and restaurants.

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Traveling in Turkey

Turkey has so much to offer those that chose to visit. Istanbul offers insight into Turkey like no other city. Plunge into the exotic way of life here by discovering some famous buildings and staying at a villa with a private pool or a beautiful and unique boutique hotel.

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Frequently asked questions about the best boutique hotels in Istanbul, Turkey

1. Which boutique hotels in Istanbul have a pool?

Not many boutique hotels in Istanbul have a pool. But if you’re keen on staying at a property that offers access to one, then we recommend Hotel Les Ottomans Bosphorus or Hotel Sultania Boutique Class.

2. Which boutique hotels in Istanbul have rooms with great views?

Many boutique hotels in Istanbul have rooms with great views. For the best options, choose to stay at one of these hotels: i) Park Hyatt Istanbul - Macka Palas Hotel ii) Sumahan on the Water iii) Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel iv) Georges Hotel Galata.

3. Which boutique hotels in Istanbul offer breakfast?

Several boutique hotels in Istanbul offer breakfast. Those keen on staying at a property that offers breakfast to guests can consider the following options: i) Hotel Sultania Boutique Class ii) SuB Karakoy iii) Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel iv) Boutique Saint Sophia Hotel.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!

In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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