Nestled in the heart of Bosphorus, W Instanbul sits in the city’s historic Akaretler district on Istanbul’s European side. The hotel occupies one of the Akaretler Row Houses that were built in a distinct Western style in the 1870s. The glittering domes and minaret like façade of the four-storey hotel blends the traditional Ottoman design of the row houses with its contemporary feel. Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market are all within three-and-a-half miles distance.
The hotel has 136 guestrooms and suites, all of which exude luxury and tranquility. Designed by renowned Turkish designer Mahmut Anlar, guest rooms and suites feature Marmara marble, Ottoman patterns, terraces and cabanas to provide an innovative blend of Turkish and contemporary design.
With seven-meter high ceilings and tall windows, the WOW Suite is above the bustle of Istanbul in an airy duplex complete with a separate mezzanine-level bedroom, intimate dining room, half kitchen, one bathroom and an additional half bathroom for guests.
The suite has a separate living room with plenty of seating to entertain guests and watch movies from the W library on the wall-mounted 42-inch flat screen LCD TV. The luxurious living room features a Bang & Olufsen stereo system and iPhone dock.
There is no greater joy than cooking and sharing meal with your family and friends. Whip up your own epicurean masterpiece in the suite’s full kitchen and enjoy it in the stylish dining room for six.
Corporate and business travelers can work in the separate office area that comes equipped with high-speed internet and dual-line speakerphone with conference call capabilities.
At the top of the staircase, your private bedroom awaits featuring a king-size W Signature Bed, complete with 350-thread-count linens, pillow top mattress, goose-down comforter, and down-filled pillows, as the Bose wave radio gently soothes.
The marble master bathroom is designed in a historical Ottoman style with a luxurious oversized bathtub and separate rainforest shower, as well as dual vanities. The bathroom comes complete with six bath amenities.
The FIT Gym is located on the hotel’s fourth floor. The 700-square-foot fully equipped fitness space boasts state-of-the-art equipment for cardio, strength training, Pilates and more.
Cost: 5,000 EUR (approx. $6,570)
Size: 1,130 Square Feet
Why should you splurge on it?
The W stands for Wow and befitting its name it’s hard not to be impressed by first impressions. From decorative elements to the light settings, you will instantly fall in love with the stylish blend of modern yet contemporary Turkish designs that runs harmoniously throughout the suite. Relax on your exclusive terrace as you watch the sunset over the majestic Bosphorus against the glittering city skyline as the backdrop. Or revitalize in the Jacuzzi on your private terrace. Savor gourmet selections from its two signature restaurants: Okka and Minyon or cook your own epicurean masterpiece in the suite’s kitchenette.
The hotel is pet friendly so your four-legged pal can accompany you during your visit.
W Hotel Istanbul
Suleyman Seba Cad No 22, Akaretler