Leave the bustle of Istanbul behind when you stay at Sumahan on the Water, a former 19th century Ottoman distillery across the Bosphorus. Chic and restful!
Steam, scrub, soap suds and a silky massage. Ahhhh… Few bathing rituals are as decadent as a Turkish hammam experience.
If you’re in Istanbul craving raki and mezzes at a cheerfully noisy meyhane, or you just want a few good travel pics, duck into Cicek Pasaji – the Istanbul Flower Passage.
Don’t be surprised if you bump into billionaire Roman Abramovitch at Casa Dell’Arte. The boutique hotel in Turkey is also an art gallery, which Abramovitch loves.
Carved into Cappadocia’s rock cliffs, Esbelli Evi is a charming boutique cave hotel. The ten suites are cocoons of comfort, with kilim rugs and lace curtains made by the owner’s mother.
From historic to hip: Pera Palace, TomTom Suites and Sumahan on the Water are among the top Istanbul boutique hotels.
Cappadocia’s fascinating underground cave cities were carved out by early Christians. We squeezed through the tunnels of Kaymakli.
We couldn’t miss Ephesus. Where breezes carry the imagined chatter of Romans bartering with shopkeepers among marble ruins and the Celsus Library.
Stone mansions with deluxe rooms. And killer views of Uchisar Castle. Say hello to Argos in Cappadocia, one of the best boutique hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Macakizi doesn’t have a beach. But it’s a very cool hotel on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula; you can dive off its sunning docks right into the sea.