Where did Agatha Christie write “Murder on the Orient Express”?
Room 411 in the opulent Pera Palace Hotel (so it’s believed), built in 1892 for passengers journeying on the Orient Express train from Venice to Istanbul.
Which is the only hotel in Istanbul where all rooms overlook the Bosphorus Canal?
We had the pleasure of staying at all three on our recent trip to Turkey. (And note, they all offer king-size beds, which we North Americans are used to, and which can be hard to find in a country where smaller European-size beds are more common.)
Sumahan on the Water, a converted Ottoman distillery (we love the industrial chic suites).
Where can you stay in a former Franciscan nunnery? At the mod Tom Tom Suites (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World), in the heart of Istanbul’s lively Beyoglu district.
From historic to hip, these three properties are among the top Istanbul boutique hotels.
For more about these three top Istanbul boutique hotels
See our story on “Boutique Istanbul Hotels,” published in TravelAge West magazine.